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Something that I didn't post up because I initially wanted to wait until I was finished with it, but I figured... meh. I already showed Twilight Sparkle, so why not?

So, because co-author :iconadalbertus: and I are currently makin' some good progress on Requiem, I wanted to do something related to it. Hence, this image is made. Our favorite Sparkle siblings, as they will appear in our little story. C:

Twilight Sparkle and Shining Armor, the infamous and esteemed high-ranking soldiers of the Equestrian militia. Shining is still Captain of the Royal guard in this story, however his authority spans to the entirety of the Equestrian army, not just the Royal Guard. He gained his rank at a surprisingly young age (something that seems to be common within the Sparkle family), and has held it strong ever since with no signs of needing a replacement. Second only to Luna and Celestia, he has one of the highest ranks one could possibly achieve.

Twilight, like her brother, has her authority span to the entirety of the military, however she is still a few ranks lower than him as far as the militia goes. She is, however, one of the highest ranking mages, earning the title Archmage at a startling young age. Her role is more versed, as she works both as a commanding officer in war and as an emissary of the Princesses. Due to working directly with the Princesses, there are several instances where her authority can rival Shining Armor's if the task the princesses give her calls for it.

Regardless, they are both pretty well known for their heroic actions throughout their careers, especially for events they handled side by side.

As far as the actual image itself, I made a difference to their armor just to show there are different sorts of it in the story. Twilight's armor is considered more suited for frontal-line battle, where as Shining's gear leans more toward ceremonial but still holds a decent battle function. They both have both versions of armor, as does every other soldier, only these particular models could possibly only be seen in higher ranking soldiers. The "cutie mark" of the armor is the insignia of Celestia's sun and Luna's moon combined into one, representing their co-leadership.

The sketch of Twilight is one you've already seen before for that redraw session, but this is the main reason why I drew her; she's to be used for the sketchdump of these two. xD

There's a slight difference in the tint each sibling has too. The sketch of Twilight is slightly darker while Shining has a more cream tint. Not my intention, but I think it works well based on one has a darker fur color than the other. :3

I gotta get goin' to class now, but I may add more stuff up if I think of something. Other than that, expect to see these two in a pretty big sketch dump. The same may be done with the rest of the Mane 6, but yeah.

Until then, please do enjoy. C:

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-Related Images-

-War Themed-

TheMane 6- Requiem Lineup

The Mane 6- War Portraits

Requiem Preview- The Cutie Mark Crusaders

Requiem Preview- The Pegasi

Requiem Preview- The Apple Family

Requiem Preview- The Appleloosians
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34retroGaming Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
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DarkwolfRainbow Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
dear lord do you take art trades? o-o
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:iconearthsong9405:
Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
No, I don't. Only commissions.
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DarkwolfRainbow Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
Okaai

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Dragonfox33 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Man this looks so epic....

But all I can think of from the title is "Sparkle, sparkle, sparkle! *whistle*"

My brain ruins anything serious for me.
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks.
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Yuki-no-Kurai Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Twilight's mane looks absolutely fantastic! Also, love the eye patch. Will you post Requiem on fimfiction?
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks. ^.^

And indeed I will. v:
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masterchief2000 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
you're idea would make a really awesome live action movie, i love how you given the characters such an awesome back story.
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! :3
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Comickook Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
Marvelous sketchwork and info.
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks. c:
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EmberWolfHeart Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist
Nice drawing and I could see them as very high ranking soldiers/siblings
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks. :3
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EmberWolfHeart Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist
Welcomez :)
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GhostWolfHybrid Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
sorry for favorite spamming you! TT^TT
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
It's no problem. xD
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GhostWolfHybrid Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Heh, thats good
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BenRG Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
House Sparkle have a long history of service to the Diarchy of the Heavens. Sometimes it was in different roles in a single generation. Sometimes, when the times were darkest, all the children of the House found themselves filling the same role...
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
o3o
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loyalartist Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
man this is awesome
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! Glad ya like it. ^.^
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d715 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
So what's the story about?

Because every other war story (wend its not an Evil Celesita vs good Luna) is them fighting griffins.

Or is it like the aftermate of a war because that sounds better.
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
It's definitely not them fighting griffons, because I didn't want to do that. Griffons will be in the story, but they won't be the entirety of whom the ponies are fighting.

But it also isn't about the aftermath of a war, either. I may do something like that later, but yeah.
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d715 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
i see well wend I saw the mane six designs I figure it was old war wounds or something
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:iconearthsong9405:
Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Some of their scars are pre-war. Twilight's scars are, so are Applejack's and Fluttershy's. Everyone else obtains there scars during the war.
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d715 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
i see

now the real question is are you aiming for 'realistic" or go show's logic and have all kinds of crazy shit like a D&D game
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I'm not going for realistic. I'm going for believable, or as believable as a story like this can get.
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d715 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
that's good

"realistic" thens to end up being rape and gore and "trying to hard"
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lanternjoe Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
I love that symbol so. It needs more screentime.
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Do you mean the "cutie mark" on their armor? o3o
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lanternjoe Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Si.
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The-OMG-Cat Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
I love your work!
umm, just a question, is Requeim up? please tell me, it looks so cool!
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! :3

And no, Requiem isn't up yet. It's getting closer to where me and my awesome co-author :iconadalbertus: can start writing the chapters up. :3
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The-OMG-Cat Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Cheers! I`ll look foreward towards it! XD
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RaggaR8 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
In war, someone has to pay. All you need to do is look after the fact that it isn't you... Even if they teach otherwise.
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Indeed. o3o
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wolfofficer Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
now it be Prince shining armor. ^_^ or SIR shining armor
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Indeed. x3
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Trueblue02 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
Nice to see Shinning has achieved the rank of "SupCom"...


anyone else having the problem with the fav button only workin once???
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Lol, thanks! x3
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etesian Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
HOW HAVE I NOT SEEN THIS?! Uuugh their expressionsI love them so much. Is it wrong that I'm slightly attracted to your drawing of Shining? Just... those eyes... *swoon* And then serious intense twi

Everything about Requiem I love so much. Just... wow earthy ;u; so much love.
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you, Ete! :glomp:

And no worries, it's all good. Actually, I'm flattered you find my version of Shining a bit attractive. x3
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etesian Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
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Haha. He is an attractive cartoon horse. CX
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ardashir Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
Twi looks like she's seen some pretty rough times, and I like the way you drew SA here. He looks good with a few small scars.
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Indeed, our favorite Sparkle siblings have definitely seen better days. o3o

And thank you! ^.^
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demosthenes1blackops Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is interesting
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks. :3
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SonicHomeboy Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
They just look so majestic. =P
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks, bro! ^.^
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