A bit later than what I wanted, but here it is! My christmas/hearth's warming eve picture. I'd write more, but my family is waiting for me downstairs. Ill edit in a write up in a few days since this piece holds some meaning to me.
Merry Christmas you crazy wonderful people!
Write up time.
'Twas the day before Christmas, and I suddenly realised I couldn't simply let myself get away with not drawing a special piece for Christmas. I knew I wanted to draw the entire mane6, and so I set about doing so. Fluttershy and Rainbow dash flowed out of my pencil on their own, RD playfully bragging with her new lead pony wonderbolt badge. The interaction between Rarity and AJ was also something that I had no say it. It just happened as soon as I put pencil to paper. Same with Pinkie Pie's randomness. I wonder where she's getting the power to charge those lights? Probably sugar-powered electricity. And then I only had one pony left to draw.
Twilight Sparkle. Before I started drawing her, I went over my sketch from left to right, looking at each pony's face, and something happened that never happened before. I was moved by my own work. Not to say I think it's an amazing piece of art, but you could say I was rather overwhelmed by the combined sensation of impending Christmas and the sheer friendship between these ponies. And so, I knew that Twilight would feel the same. Overwhelmed by the joy and warmth around her, she can't help but wipe away a tear of joy as she spends Hearth's Warming eve with her closest friends.
The stars represent something I read in an amazing story once. The "Circle of Friendship" is a constellation in honour of 5 amazing ponies that made Equestria a better place, and the constellation is brought together by the brightest star of them all, a universal beacon of friendship. "The Faithful Student".
Do forgive me for this rambling. I'm simply outrageously happy today, especially considering the overwhelming response to this piece.