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Strategy and Randomness by Audrarius Strategy and Randomness by Audrarius
Another piece of the unnamed series, related stuff:
Earth and Thunder
An old stuff

I can't believe that umbrella has taken me far much time then I can imagine! and also gummy!

The title is suggested by Here-for-the-ponies, thanks and thanks for anyone who helped me to think of a better title. I'm not good at wording and sometimes giving the title is one of the most painful part in submission(sometimes, I really want to name all my works as "New Submission":roll: )

And I'd like to ask for some help. As you see, there should be one more picture for this series, which is fluttershy vs. rarity, but I'm simply out of idea. I can't imagine how they would battle. They're too peaceful with each other...mmm...sort of, so, if you have any idea, just tell and we can do some brainstorming together.
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MLPegasis4898 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahahh! This is so awesome!!! Fantastic scene!!! Love it!!! :heart: :love: :heart:
Nice Pinkie pose you made there! She looks so cool doing all those randomnesses she always does... :D :D :D
Twilight and Spike look really badass, too! :XD: :XD: :XD:
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DominusVita Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
I can see why the umbrella took so long, the lighting on that must've been very tricky to pull off without looking a bit off.

It looks amazing :) A Twilight/Pinkie Pie Dual Tech. Make it Happen, Hasbro.
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Spectrumancer Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
"...fluttershy vs. rarity, but I'm simply out of idea. I can't imagine how they would battle."

A game of chess while at the spa?
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ShadowPrime6394 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha! I love how Gummy is hanging on for dear life on Pinkie's tail!!!
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CaptainBoat Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
One is a god among ponies, with near unlimited powers. The other has a dragon.
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HailMyself Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
Fourth Wall Breaker vs The Great Sorcerer of All Equestria. Is a match i don't want to be miss.
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xormak Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the angle, the perspective in general, really cool and you displayed Pinkies randomness perfectly =D 
(also BIG LIKE for that grown spike :3 )
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DoughnutJoe Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
I like all three entries in this series, but this is my favorite. It took me a minute to notice the sun emblems in Twilight's magic. :)
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Ashoof Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
HA! this is hilarious.. pinkie pie is a randomancer :D
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spyrofan923 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
Sometimes randomness is good. Especially for the purpose of tripping up analytic thinkers.
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useraccount Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
Law VS Chaos! Round 1 FIGHT!
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DRSTRANGELOVE3 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
How to keep the enemy on the wrong side of a surprise?
Be unpredictable
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Billoseth Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Maybe just have them having a picnic until the others need patching up? XP
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adeptus-monitus Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
Great idea and wonderful execution! I really like that!
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ObsidianOre Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist
All the random details are so fun and entertaining! If it were a video game I can totally imagine Twilight demonstrating her carefully practiced combo moves while Pinkie just button mashes XD

As for the Fluttershy vs. Rarity, kind of what aTOM2004 said. Screw peacefulness! Just have them really pissed at each other, Fluttershy with her animals (Angel close by her side of course) and Rarity with her deadly dresses and gems. Gems can make for a sparkly fight you know, it's the hight of fashion!
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cajobif Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
What an awesome piece.

Epic work.
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McGack Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
these look amazing!!
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PeichenPhilip Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Love it! so much actions and dynamic in the painting!
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aTOM2004 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
This is so epic I don't even have the words to properly describe it. Especially Twilight looks simply badass.

As for the Shy vs. Rarity fight... Flutters flying, Angel on her back, surrounded by a hord of eagles, hawks etc., Rarity shooting gems at them while "riding" a giant crystal, Sombra style. Forget about the "peaceful" part, a fight is a fight! Then the title could go "Wings and Gems".

I didn't read the comments below, so sorry if I accidentally repeated somebody's else idea!
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Ryua Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I just can't get over how much I enjoy looking at this. Especially epic adult Spike, although every time I look at Pinkie, I just laugh even more.

For Fluttershy and Rairity... Softness and hardness? Fur against gems? Or maybe yielding against penetrating, Fluttershy always giving way, surrounding Rarity's proud charge before she notices she's enveloped in epic hugs of fluffy bunnies. Of course, the title of that sounds dirty...
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ChuckinBrony Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
Umbrellas are very tricky. and yours looks fantastic! The rest of this work is wonderful too, Spike looks very cool! :D (Big Grin) 
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Oliveman Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
Order and Entropy?
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Audrarius Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Entropy? Woah! science!

Order is a pretty good word, I wonder why I forgot such a simple word

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Oliveman Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
I'd say "Chaos", but I'm betting more people would think Discord than Pinkie Pie. 
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Audrarius Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I do think that's the problem, so I didn't choose "chaos" though it suits quite a lot :(
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steadygait Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist
Again, extremely epic and amazingly well done.  I love all the detail in here...

First of all, Pinkie is the center of attention, definitely where she is supposed to be.  She is one of the brightest things in the scene, and provides a nice diagonal of her pink body and the purple of Twilight's magic.  She is surrounded by various green objects, which really emphasize her - the green dragon fire, the tennis ball, the cupcake, and gummy.  The sheer randomness of the objects strongly suits Pinkie Pie.  Speaking of the dragon fire, there is excellently done green lighting on the many objects from the dragon fire - especially impressive are the green highlights on Pinkie.

Next, Twilight is absolutely awesome here - her wings of magic are glorious to behold, as are the magic runes in the air.  Her clothing is intricate, and the tail stretching out behind her give a sense of movement.  You also did a good job with spike, whose great presence fills more than half the picture.

But my favorite things, by far, are the expressions of Pinkie and Gummy.  Just look at the joy in Pinkie's face - such a contrast to Twilight's concentration and frustration (The book said that nothing blocked dragon fire!).  And then you have the perfect rendition of Gummy's lack of expression.  You just have to wonder what is going through his mind as he patiently clings onto the cotton candy mane in front of him as dragon fire shoots past.  :iconmlpgummyplz:

Thank you for another awesome picture for the favorites folder!

As for the next picture, sorry, but I can't imagine how Fluttershy will be able to fight anything.  Rarity could be using magic... or some property of a special dress or costume...  You may just have to do a picture of Fluttershy flying out of reach of an enraged Rarity...  Yeah, my ideas aren't so good.  I'm sure you will make whatever you do epic, though!
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Audrarius Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Woah! You have observed more than I could think of:O_o:

 

And that gummy icon...mmm..

 

 

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ayujih Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
Fluttershy and Rarity could be Nature and Civilization or Natural and Cultured, or even just Plants and Gems. 

And similar to how Pinkie and Twilight don't seem to be out for blood but sparing on an extreme level, Fluttershy and Rarity could be having a lady like and elegant duel.  Or maybe a competition that went out of hoof, the two trying to revive an old castle garden and Rarity got over 'inspired' with her gems and designs (crowding out the plants and animals) and Fluttershy is trying to reign her back in.  Or maybe a show down of grace and style between the two.
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Audrarius Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Nature and Civilization...mmm...that would be a good contrast, this may help me with the naming for the next picture

reviving an old castle garden or a show down of grace and style...interesting:O_o:

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ayujih Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
Thank you very much.  I'm glad that I could help you with that. 

As for the old castle garden, I sort of imagined something like Fluttershy and her animals all around planting trees and arranging flower pots when Rarity gets one of her 'Ideas!' and lost in her own self inspiration is uprooting a lot of the plant life to happily put in fountains, fancy cloth roofed gazebos, and gem covered statues with Fluttershy panicking and flying towards her to try to break her out of it while her animals try to save what they've already done.

As for the show down of grace and style, Rarity has shown some martial arts, or something like it when she defended Spike when he went on the dragon migration (or she got into what looked like some sort of stance) so maybe she could have a sort of exotic eastern silk flair to her magic as she faces off against Fluttershy's simple French country side beauty. 

Sorry, I get carried away some times.
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Audrarius Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's not a problem to let your thought liberated. That's what the brainstorming is for.:D
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JaySG2010 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
I'd follow Pinkie's lead and take my hat off to this awesome work.
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DCxREVOLVER Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
Can't wait to see Fluttershy vs Rarity, my two favorite ponies fighting
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Northwestcore Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely awesome. :D
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Spartacus714 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
I would have gone with "Discipline and Cacophony," but the piece itself is gorgeous.
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McSt0ner Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
This is awesome
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meto30 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pinkie Pie blocking dragonbreath with an umbrella is so Pinkie XD
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Iguanodragon Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Maybe Order and Chaos?

As for Fluttershy and Rarity, perhaps they could duke it out with words, but that's difficult to make interesting... Maybe Fluttershy could use the Stare, and Rarity use cloth to wrap up and trip the opponent; fighting to force into submission, not destroy. Or maybe Rarity tries to create a crystal prison. There's also Fluttershy's animals, but I don't think she would call them to fight unless she was really pushed over the edge. She is also a friend of Discord. 

As for this drawing, it looks fantastic! :love: It has a unique angle and a definite movement to it that makes the whole piece dynamic. Also, I love your representation of Pinkie- it was well thought out. Great job! :thumbsup:
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Audrarius Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Thanks:blushes:

The stare? I'm not sure whether it'd work for ponies:p

Actually, My thinking that fluttershy would avoid fighting as much as possible is the main problem for the next picture.

And... Wow...Discord? if he is involved, rarity won't stand a chance:lol:

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Iguanodragon Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome :aww:
That's true... 
I'm sure you'll come up with something amazing that will blow us all away. B-)
Haha, nope. 
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KeinZantezuken Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
Dammit Pinkie, no shame at all.
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Here-for-the-ponies Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
How about Stoic and Silly, or Serious and Silly? Or Strategy and Randomness?
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Audrarius Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stoic, I think it's a great word describing Twilight, though it's a bit weird to put together with "silly", serious would make a better comparison, but I think "strategy" is even better! Yes, I would use that, thanks for the suggestion.
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Here-for-the-ponies Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
No problem :)
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silentvoid-017 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
might have some ideas on Rarity's abilities based on the design in 'An old stuff'
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Slepomoriy Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
well the obvious in my opinion would be fluttershy either riding a giant fierce creature that she has befriended or having a swarm of viscous little creatures that overcome her enemies and rarity having a bunch of crystals that she uses as projectiles with her magic and having the Diamond Dogs as personal bodyguards or being able to toss around Tom the rock like a flail.
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Audrarius Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

A giant fierce creature? I can pretty imagine how it would look like

And Tom...?:lol:

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Slepomoriy Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
tom is a giant boulder that rarity coveted in the begging of season 2 after discord changed her, she thought it was a giant diamond and became violent whenever any of her friends got near it.
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Audrarius Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah... I know that, I just laughed because it's an interesting idea I can't think of by myself:D (Big Grin) 
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Slepomoriy Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
well I guess I succeeded in my job of thinking of some weird battle scenarios :)
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