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Starswirl, the faithful Student by WestphalianArtist Starswirl, the faithful Student by WestphalianArtist
A studying session with the faithful student Starswirl and his teacher. Starswirl did not just learn Magic he also learnd about the creatures that lurk in the shadows, creatures with the sole purpose to cause chaos and disharmony. Through the smoke of a candle Starswirl was show what his beast looked like. Can you guess which kind of creature is todays subject?

(I'm working on a characer sheet for the Stag there I'll explain why i do not refer to him by name)

I'm also currently working on different pictures all taking place in the times before Show- Canon, check them out if you like

other pictures of those two:Starswirl, the Sorcerer's Apprentice

If you like it or had something o add to improve my work, feel free o leave a comment
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langslock Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2015
I love the idea that (certain) deer in the MLP universe are masters of magic who serve the same function as elves in other forms of high fantasy (except for in the comics; they screwed that up just like they screwed up so many things).
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WestphalianArtist Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2015
The old master is more like an istari, than an elf
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mattjohn1992 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
i love your picture:D (Big Grin) 
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Gerbsterpers Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this idea! And the character design!
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Obeliskgirljohanny Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Student Digital Artist
you know, starswirl as a colt reminds me of snowdrop. :?
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clubpenguin1 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
so awesome :)
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AliceCherie Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015
Wow! Very interesting!
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WestphalianArtist Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015
Thanks, glad to hear that
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AliceCherie Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015
No problem ^-^
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Kiddan Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist
Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap 
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CubaSandwichPL Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Student Artist
Good Job!!! :clap:
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evatheshyva Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! :D
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WestphalianArtist Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015
thanks^^
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evatheshyva Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your very welcome! :D
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Aeskulapmoth Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this :D
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WestphalianArtist Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015
I've had already made another one with these two, if you want to have a look at it, link is in the describtion
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Aeskulapmoth Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Okie dokie^^
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HunterBrony101 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
This is amazing. 
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everythingelse07 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015
Wow! Awesome work. I love the Stag's design; he looks so wise and gentle.
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WestphalianArtist Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015
well then it's a success, that's what his personality was suppost to be like
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FerroKiva Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015
Cool
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Tyraka628 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a cool concept.
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aarn Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015
I enjoy the deer...

I see a lot of
King Haggard,the elf king and dwarves: similar depictions done in Rankin and Bass animated Films(Last unicorn, Hobit, Lord of the Rings)

Don't worry.
Your's is original.
You are simply following the path of other great artist.

See if you can push your art beyond where they had to finally rest; what greatness they could have had!
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I know haggard the elf king and the dwarves, The last unicorn is one of my nostalgic all-time favorites^^

And my own Artstyle is heavily influence by RankinBass, I can't deny that. I decieded to draw certain aspects of the Starswirl pictures not show accuratly (starswirl himself is though), but in my own style, because it happend ages before show canon, and I thought my RankinBass influenced style would show that through the nostalgia goggles. I'd say, it worked^^
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aarn Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015
Thank you for talking to me this way.It is refreshing to read someone,"Yes my art is inspired by..."
I mean after all everything comes from somewhere! It would be so cool if the artist here actually told us what animaations inspired them!

Usually when I say, "Your style looks so much like this other's, if you go and study his art...." I get some nasty response saying,"It is not!"
Then I never hear from them again!

If you like. I can talk to you about all the permutations that have bubbled out into other animations from Rankin bass.
For instance: did you know that much of the companies anmation made its way to DIC?

Great job. Looks great. I look forward to talking with you again. 
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ArtGuruSauce Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Student Digital Artist
WINDIGO!
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