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'It's okay, I'm here' by Sintakhra 'It's okay, I'm here' by Sintakhra
Fluttershy rustled from the other side of the bed. “Twilight, is everything alright?”

I couldn't give her an answer as I tried to pull myself together. I didn’t want her to see me crying like this.

She sat up, and I felt her pull me into a hug, her wings wrapping around me. She felt like an island in the middle of a storm at sea. I nuzzled my face into her shoulder and cried into it. She gently shushed me. “It’s okay. I’m here.” She slowly lowered the two of us to the bed, still holding me in her embrace. “Just let it all out.”

I did, exhausting myself before drifting off back to sleep.


An excerpt from the latest winningverse side-story, "Study of a Winning Pony" by Ponibius. Really enjoying the Winningverse stories and looking forward to more!

Ponies belong to our supreme pony overlords
Art belongs to moi
Fluttercuddles make the world a better place <3
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:icon621chopsuey:
621Chopsuey Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
Beautiful. There's never enough Winningverse art out there.
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Sintakhra Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you like it :)
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Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
Awwwww... :tears:
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:iconsintakhra:
Sintakhra Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
mission accomplished! Caused D'aww.
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Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
Congratulations are in order, then! :D
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Grimmyponies Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
Oh,lord, the feels THE FEELS!
This is a magnificent piece of art well done! 
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Sintakhra Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankyou very much! :)
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Grimmyponies Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
No problem :D
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:iconilleatyourself:
IllEatYourself Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Daaawwwwww. :3
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:iconsintakhra:
Sintakhra Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay! It has been a success on the d'aww department <3
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IllEatYourself Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol yes.
Every time I see an artist that could potentially draw my character and could potentially take commissions, I can't help but ask if they would be willing to draw my character.  I found you here because of your tumblr (you might recognize the face), and I have three tumblrs of my own.  The one following you, the hatter clan ask blog (go look us up, picture is a purple top hat, we're freaking hilarious), and my OC's ask blog, askskillsetpony.tumblr.com.  The problem with the skill set blog is that I don't have an artist, and I can't afford to pay anyone.  Otherwise, I'd have much more content on there by now...maybe... XD
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WhiteAfricans Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
My two favorite ponies! Magnificent. It truly is touching
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Sintakhra Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I'm glad you like it
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MechAnnNicole Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh my gosh that is so sad and heart felt.....gah...the feeeeeels :iconcryforeverplz: (great art piece btw)
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Sintakhra Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Glad it caused emoshuns! ^^
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MechAnnNicole Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for making me feels TTuTT

anyways, you're a great artist! keep it up :3
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Chengar-Qordath Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
Very nice. Very nice indeed.
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:iconsintakhra:
Sintakhra Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! 
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ColorfullArtist Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
cute
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:iconsintakhra:
Sintakhra Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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ElementOf-Loyalty Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Wow,Fluttershy's eyes are magical as they seem to glow.
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Sintakhra Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That was the intent. The eyes are the windows to the soul ^^
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ElementOf-Loyalty Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Fluttershy's stare can be a wonderful thing or a gateway to pure horror.
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Sintakhra Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I much prefer the former to the latter ^^
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schorpioen007 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
Amazing ^^
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Sintakhra Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much :)
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schorpioen007 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
You're welcome ^^ and how are you?
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Sintakhra Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am good! It feels nice to get the artistic juices flowing after a week-long break.
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schorpioen007 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
okay and nice pony avatar ^^
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:iconsintakhra:
Sintakhra Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :) I've had it for about 19 months ^^
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schorpioen007 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
Wow ^^
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wargod248 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
As the author of this fanfic, I wholeheartedly approve this.
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Sintakhra Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you like it! :)
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q97randomguy Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
Wow. I really love Twilight's hair. Great job!
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Sintakhra Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I'm always glad to do Twi's hair. I feel it looks best with my chosen style.
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CalebP1716 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
my heart can't take this kind of abuse! *explodes*

*on deathbed* 

"You did an awesome job on that pic, it looks amazing!! I really love the lighting, it really makes the mood of the pic fit together perfectly! The manes and tails are really cool, I like the texture you used on them, makes them look natural and realistic! ^^ I could really feel the emotions of those two before I read the description, which was really cool because honestly I actually started typing before I read that description! XD Keep up the awesome work my friend, your art looks amazing! :)"

*dies*
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Sintakhra Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nuu! *revives. Gets fluttershy to administer CPR*

Thanks for the compliments! I'm glad you liked it.
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CalebP1716 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*comes to*

"Huh, uh, wha?... Oh, you're welcome, it really looks awesome, lots of feels were to be felt when looking at that pic. And I guess my poor o'l heart just couldn't take it! XD I look forward to your future pieces now that I'm alive again! lol." :D
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NicolasDominique Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So lovely wings.
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:iconsintakhra:
Sintakhra Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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NicolasDominique Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
MOAR!
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joeyh3 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awwww, so sweet and adorable!
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:iconsintakhra:
Sintakhra Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :) I aim for the adorbs!
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ZeroZi Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
outstanding artwork
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Sintakhra Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! 
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ZeroZi Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
np
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Zonalar Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay. I got several questions.
Which tools have you used to draw (Sai, PS ect.)? What size have you chosen to draw this in. Those outlines are incredibly thin! How can you draw them so thin and not screw up (like i do all the time)? D: What is the secrets to your eyes (how you make em? Is that a small texture filter over Twilights blindfold + Eyes? 

It's an incredibly good artpiece! The Posing feels natural and alive. Twilight looks all worked up and Fluttershy full with Kindness and love.  The wing is done amazingly well! Such an original posing and use of wings! Pegasi-Art needs more of that :D The shading is incredibly well done as well. It's not too dark so we can actually see the Picture, but not too bright to give it the feeling of a dark bedroom in the Night. The Colors are extremely accurate and well chosen =) And the small shadings on the bedsheet rounds up the Picture.

If I would have to describe the picture, id say: "This is an perfect example of an artist imagining what he wants to draw, and bring all his thoughts, emotions and skills onto paper."
It's not perfect. Bot nobody is :) It is excellent.

My two bits. Have a great day Sintakhra
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Sintakhra Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! It's not often people leave long comments :)

I use PaintToolSAI to draw at 4000x4000 resolution (Which is dropped to 1080 when it's finished). The lines are 1 pixel thick at 4k resolution so it gets halved when dropping it down ^^.

The eyes are a flat colour (I use the default Pony lighter-eye colour from any colour-guide for the iris and use the dark colour for the pupil. Then make a new layer and choose a slightly darker tone from the lighter colour, and outline the iris using Airbrush. Then use a bit darker and colour the roof of the iris. These layers will use the "Multiply" layer setting on PaintToolSAI.  
Then slowly brush out thin lines using an eraser at 50% opacity on the multiply layer.
Make a new layer, choose white and 50% opacity (plus overlay layer setting) and draw lines directly next to the erased ones (usually counter-clockwise to the lines already made). New layer, 75% opacity+overlay layer setting and do the same.
Make a new layer ontop of that, overlay 100% opacity, and just draw the curve of the eye up the middle of the iris.
New layer ontop of Pupil and Iris, Use pencil (for crisp edges) or Brush, and Make the white spots. Duplicate this layer, set it as Luminosity and blur the edges.

There is a similar eye style used by Inuhoshi-to-Darkpen which you can find here. I have slightly adapted my style from that basic framework.

Voila, eyes!

The bandages do use a texture over the top (Canvas), since most bandages are canvas woven, thought it'd make it look a bit more detail (read; cop-out of work)

I'm glad you liked it! Have a great day yourself.
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