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When I found out Lauren Faust was going to EQLA this year I had to do something for the occasion of course.

I mean this is the women that made the show that without it I probably wouldn't be an artist at all. 

So I really tried my best to go all out on this thing, and I bet a lot of other people are all making Fausticorn pics for EQLA, but I want mine to be something that would really capture the spirit of creativity.
Because she didn't just make the characters, so made up the whole world. Created this universe that we all enjoy today.
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I'm not sure words can describe this piece of Lauren Faust as it must be one of the most amazing pieces I've seen of her or any of the Alicorn Princesses anywhere on DA!!!

Truly, the detail and effort put into this piece was well worth it as it is a beautiful piece of the mother of My Little Pony and I love it very much!!! And how she is using that pen to create Equestria in that book is just awesome!!!

You did a wonderful job on this and I am making sure this goes into my Favorites as well! Awesome, amazing, and beautiful!!! Thank you so much for this amazing and beautiful piece!!!
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Rozbojnik2 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017
Magnificent piece of art, throwing out tons of emotions
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POLE7645 Featured By Owner May 5, 2016
Fausticorn playing Populous.
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Jamix82 Featured By Owner May 4, 2016
Easily one of the best Fausticorn artworks I have ever seen.  I am truly amazed.  Thank you!
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SnapCentino Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016  Professional Writer
Gorgeous and serene.
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:iconardail:
Ardail Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww thanks, I tried to make it look kind of like something from a disney movie
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SnapCentino Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Professional Writer
And you captured that feeling perfectly.
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:icon1sweettooth:
1SweetTooth Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My new Wallpaper!
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Ardail Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well I'm glad ^^
sure spent a lot of time on this one
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LookOutHereComesTom Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016
I love worldbuilding, and I LOVE the message this drawing sends!  GJ!
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:iconardail:
Ardail Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ya I've seen a lot of artists draw her creating all the mane 6 or other characters, but I thought this would give it a nice disney feel or something
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breezy05 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
once upon a time lauren faust was born the she drew ponies and then made a show. THE END!
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TorturedArtist745 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015
So the Fausticorn created Equestria with a book and quill? I always assumed she did it with the Big Bang. I think Carl Sagan would have been interested in meeting her. LOL!
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ponymaster256 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015
so did you get it to her if so what she think of it
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Ardail Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
naw I never saw Lauren at EQLA. 
I think someone else did though
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ponymaster256 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015
dang that must have sucked
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:icontechoh:
Techoh Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  Student General Artist
OMG this is absolutely beautiful. <3
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:iconardail:
Ardail Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! ^^
I knew there was going to be a lot of Faust art for EQLA, so I just tried my best to make it as pretty and ahh inspiring as possible
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Techoh Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015  Student General Artist
Definitely super awe-inspiring, for sure!!! ^^
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:iconnoradtwo:
NoradTwo Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015
Long live the queen.
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:iconmiss-dreamerkat:
Miss-dreamerkat Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing
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HeardDdragon Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Butiful thanks for drawing this picture 

thank you luaren for creating this wonderful show that has inspired many to craet and write and teaching many people to enjoy tha ups and downs in life 
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clubpenguin1 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
so very awesome :)
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penguinmarshal Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015
Great works
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acanelo02 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015
This looks awesome even tho I'm not a big MLP fan this is still cool
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Ske1e-Prince Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Hobbyist
Awesome job on this!
Lmao those tags though xD
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Ardail Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gotta put in some silly tags once in awhile.
Should have put in "wannabuysomedeathsticks" since we were making those jokes all stream xD
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Ske1e-Prince Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Hobbyist
Haha, yeah XD
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MorphiusX Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dear Queen McCracken...
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:iconardail:
Ardail Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Queen Mcwho?
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MorphiusX Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lauren "Faust" McCracken, considering she & Craig McCracken were married.
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FlywheelAndFirefly Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Your skills continue to improve from when I first saw your work at Everfree way back when. I think this is a fitting tribute to her, the show, and what developed from it all.
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:iconardail:
Ardail Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm just happy I've improved instead of getting worse these days XD
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Ranma709 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015
Love it and can see how much effort went into it. Fantastic work!!
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:iconardail:
Ardail Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I really did try to put my all into this pic ^^
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Kansasjeeper Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is well composed.  Good job!
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:iconardail:
Ardail Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
gotta have those big massive anime angel wings xD
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Boogie-Hooves Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015
Absolutely beautiful!  The worldbuilding motif is apropos, and her face looks amazing, especially the eyes.  Bravo!
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:iconardail:
Ardail Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well I always try to focus a lot around the face and especially the eyes since that's where your own eye falls first usually.
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urzapw2000 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015
the popping noise  you just heard was my mind being blown...
please wait while I put it back together!
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Ardail Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol did pop sound anything like these bubbles popping? 
www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4idKg…
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urzapw2000 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015
...yes...

missing; one mind
size; about two fists
color; pink
answers to the name; AAAAAAWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOGGGGGGGGAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
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R-Doll Featured By Owner Edited Sep 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mind-blown by how so creative and calming this pic is, imo. It's beautiful and does excellent work in portraying the storyteller/producer who made MLP what it is today. 
Such imagery is "wow" inspiring.
:) (Smile) Clap 
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Ardail Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol well that's all anyone can hope for really is if their hard work inspire others and leaves an impression to do more awesome stuff
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R-Doll Featured By Owner Edited Sep 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
True. To be inspired and inspiring are great things. A person's works could help another individual unlock his/her creativity and give them courage to express it.
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jyroman53 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AND THUS BEGIN THE FANDOM OF BRONIES !!!!!
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:iconardail:
Ardail Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
naw that's when 4chan came along and found the book like "wat iz dis?"
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jyroman53 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh yea true !
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KatyScene Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
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mieucosplay Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Lovely! I always love your backgrounds
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:iconardail:
Ardail Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol you mean my quickly hashed together seemless backgrounds xD
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