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Burning Mare by phallen1 Burning Mare by phallen1
"Burning Mare" is a festival of self-expression and self-reliance held every year in the blistering summer heat of the Neighvada desert. The centerpiece of the event is the colossal wooden effigy dubbed "The Mare" which is built over the course of the week and ceremonially burned on the final night.

For :iconmlp-atg-alumni: #MLP ATG Alumni week 74: ponies dealing with fire.

Not my best work; I've been a little creatively drained over the holiday weekend.

My world's on fire. How 'bout yours?
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RandomNinja94 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"The shadow of the Wicker Mare is rising up again!"
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Jezendar Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It may not be your best work, but it's impressive, nonetheless. I had several ideas on what people could do for this theme, but I never thought of doing a fire festival.

"That's the way I like it and I'll never get bored!"
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phallen1 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I figured out fairly quickly that I wanted to do something based on Burning Man; GIS turned up some good pictures of the Man burning. My problem is I got kinda lazy going into the holiday weekend, after I stayed up late Tuesday finishing the Para-Suits pic.

I had trouble trying to figure out what a wicker horse would look like; I had several false starts there. I couldn't figure out how to construct a pony figure made of sticks like the Man is. I also had some trouble with the angle. I wound up drawing something that looks more like the Trojan Horse, and of course once I started painting over it with the "fire" effect you can't see much of it.

The little pony figures on the ground are kinda slapdash; I'm guilty of copy-pasting a bunch of generic ponies to go with my low-detail Mane Six. Still, it turned out okay for the amount of time I spent on it.

And I did not see the Wicker Man jokes coming. All I've seen of the Wicker Man is the NOT THE BEES!!! gif.

Thanks for the feedback! I always appreciate it, even if I'm not good about commenting on other folks' submissions. :)
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ABronyAccount Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
NOT THE BEES! NOT THE BEES! AUGHWAUGAAAAGHGHGHAAGH!
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Tearahk Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Now that is cool :D
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