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Don't Quit by World8 Don't Quit by World8
This drawing serves two purposes. The second one was to thank you all for 100 watchers...but my Party Artillery [link] pushed me to 133 watchers. So this is to thank you all for 133 watchers. It's amazing. Seriously, thank you, thank you, thank you for watching.

The FIRST purpose was to honor a friend of mine. A little over two months ago, a day after I had discovered the pony community, the one friend I could say I made there gave me a boost. He inspired me to start drawing again after a long, long hiatus, and if he hadn't done that, I'm not sure all these drawings I've done would exist here today, nor would I have all you enjoying them.

This drawing, although not canon to the episode, was intended to capture what he had instilled in me. It's Rainbow Dash performing her first Sonic Rainboom as an adult, looking on in awe, while receiving a celebratory hug from Fluttershy. It's to honor the idea that, if you don't quit, you really can achieve things you thought you couldn't.

Thanks, to everyone. :)

-- 9 Hours total time. Sketched on paper, painted in PS CS6.
-- Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, and Derpy Hooves are all (c) Hasbro and Lauren Faust.
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Vision: This category applies to you in so many ways, Flutters. From the moment you began, you simply have not stopped trying to improve, and that has proven to be a difficult but successful endeavor.

Originality: This may not be canon, but I believe it has become my new headcanon. This image symbolizes the friendship and bond that Fluttershy and Rainbow Dash have shared over the years, and places it into one simple form.

Technique: The Rainboom itself is phenomenal. The colors, the lighting, and the flare from it is excellent. The trail you show leaving the rainboom shows that it isn't some random explosion, but instead was caused by Rainbow Dash herself. Cloudsdale actually looks structurally like it would in the show, but with a graphical twist upon it. And also, Derpy! Ten points just for Derpy.

Impact: This is an excellent piece, and inspires perseverance and strong will within those who truly look at it on a deeper level. It signifies not only the Rainboom, but also what the Rainboom meant for Rainbow Dash herself. It proves that, like you said, hard work truly does pay off sometimes.

Once again, well done Flutters. I hope you keep doing what you do best, and that is producing great art work.
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elgregorPL Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
She went from um to SHE DID IT! :D
StormAlchemist15 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I know its not what most think, but I originally thought that FLuttershy had done a rainboom. Not impossible, if the situation called for it, but inspiring. I think I'll believe my version... more meaningful... and the original definition is equally great... 
World8 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I had an idea for Fluttershy to do a rainboom of her own. I may complete it one day. ;) So yeah, I like your version!
StormAlchemist15 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
amandaam Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
SO AWESOME!!:iconawesomedashplz:
mordecairigbylover Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
RainbowDashOfCD Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
TheAnimeIsis Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your art has been stolen.. thought you should know
World8 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What?? Where??
TheAnimeIsis Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nevermind, the user was repeatedly reported so her account is almost certainly deleted, I can't find it so yeah, deleted.
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