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The Walls of Knowledge by Devinian The Walls of Knowledge by Devinian
Oh Twilight... Sooo what about them books, huh? Because I felt like I was being driven crazy. Painting details is cool and all, but this had to be made in little doses.  Well, at least now I know how to paint a book spine! I won't even mention how long this took me as I had it sketched before season 5 aired and I redid it all at a later date. Still need to work on them crystals.
So there it is - my take on the library.
I better not even say I'm finally back because I don't trust myself...
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Futaba2 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017
love twilight outfit
RichyX15CR Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017
This one is wonderful, the shadows details, textures, colours, background and every little detail in the architecture is really impressive. An amazing work is what you have done!
Vinzena Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is absolutely INCREDIBLE!! I could see from a mile away how much effort and detail was put into this piece, it's absolutely Gorgeous!! 
El-Jorro Featured By Owner Edited Jan 5, 2017
I want to live there. A place like that is where I would be every Sunday. 
My cathedral, my synagogue, my sanctuary. 
Molepeter Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2016
Imagine how many lifetimes would be taken if someone decides to make a movie, each of whose frame has the same quality as this picture... 
darkruler64 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I always liked the design of Twilight's castle (the interior, anyway) the darker, more artificial look is a good way to compliment Twilight's maturity. But your version reminds me of the Hollow Bastion library...and just the icing on the cake ^////^
Codepuppy Featured By Owner Edited Nov 6, 2016
Hooooooly mooooly that's detaileddd—and all the details are awesome!!!  O,O
*clap clap clap clap*

Baroriam Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016
I think it's one of the beautifulest fanart I never saw !
And there are sooo much details ("Heycartes" ! :D), which make this picture amazing !
Cotinue like that ! ;)

PS : Sorry for weird english...
Torvusil Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016
Simply amazing. All of the background elements are very detailed and give the feeling of being in a large, well-equipped library. 

I don't know what else to say other than this being amazing.
Kegeke Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016
thx for new wallpaper! 1 year it was yr "Goldgen Cage" )
TheSisters2 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa!!! Amazing art! Incredible! :squee: :hug: :heart:-Kay
Sanddy273 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016  Student Digital Artist
It was very hard to do the libary with all books?
Wisdom-Thumbs Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm doing the mental equivalent of smearing my nose along the floors and book spines just to try and appreciate all this detail. Is that a 3D-realized golden spiral holding Twilight's books aloft?

Owlowiscious gets lost back there against the backdrop of books, might he have been better placed flying past that window?

Hell, even the statue is gorgeously realized! And you included some of the ceiling, so we really get the sense of seeing the whole room, well done. I especially like the way you've handled Twilight's proportions and outfit, and Spike's chair + feet + oh who am I kidding the whole image is glorious
Nekomi89 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Pinkie Pie Scream01 Those background details are completely, absolutely, totally amazing!  Pinkie Pie #2 Congrats for patient. Pinkie Pie Party Canon icon
PonyStemCell Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016  Student General Artist
I have seen this amazing picture before. I very much liked it. And still it wasn't in my favourites. Well, that can be changed... So here you go. Thanks for creating!
lyrathelidragon Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
is that a nightmare moon statue in the back?
guardmn Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016
And this is amazing also.
MisterJones4899 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016
The detail in this is nothing short of amazing!
hepsulans Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The detail in this piece is absolutely incredible O__O
Plezzex Featured By Owner May 29, 2016
ShadowSwirl Featured By Owner Edited Apr 27, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Your art is truly amazing.... Every single detail is so perfect. I love you art so much, it is ..... extraordinary  (I am at a loss of words.)
Futaba2 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2016
when I was a child the library in my home town was design base on a castle look and your back ground reminds me a lot of the library I  went to as a kid
ColetteClark21 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2016
I am at a loss of words, but this piece of artwork looks so awesome.
MLP Emote Twilight Sparkle Happy 
bruiser128 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
"The Archivist" A fitting title for Twilight given her need to catalogue and record newly discovered information to add with old stuff.
LunaOfficial Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2016  Student
Twilight-Legion Featured By Owner Edited Apr 6, 2016  Professional Writer
Oh main... heaven! It's... it`s irresistable picture!!!
I saw thousands, hundreds of thousands of images ... But after seeing it, I could not resist, and gasped out loud!
Twilight-Legion Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Professional Writer
100/5 +fav 
ShadowWing34 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016
Your art is truly amazing!
probably one of the most wonderful art I saw! Clap 
Little-Hellion-Fever Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016
Holy cr-
Valmar33 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2016  Student Artist
This is absolutely amazing! Great work, Devinian! :D
Haruka--chan Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful artwork!
Neondash Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016
The level of detail in this is amazing! :o (Eek) 
Great work! 
ChaosPhantom444 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Lovely library design! ^^
Numbuh-27 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2016
This is great. I really like her dress
1deathPony1 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016  Student Digital Artist
ахуеть просто
Fairy-Slayer Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016
You did a spectacular job on the design and especially the painting of the new library, plus its wonderful inhabitants. The details all around are quite amazing, especially with such stunningly beautiful elements like the crystal columns and that great statue. Awesome work on the shelves themselves too, plus all of the fixtures and that lovely chair and ottoman with the great fabric; really sweet work on the armillary sphere. Heck, so many great textures from cloth to marble to crystal to glass to feathers to magic... Stunning, really. The lighting is gorgeous too, especially through those grand windows with the more-grand dendriform tracery (as compared to Golden Oak Library).

Of course the users are quite wonderful too. Princess Twilight looks stunning in her lovely regal garb, yet she still maintains her air of eagerness and interest. Spike looks like he's enjoying his job as he makes the list of books to pull – and yes, I did scan the shelves and find one or two of them. So many interesting authors and titles. :) Good thing he has a snack there because it looks like they'll be busy for a while, though I hope he doesn't get chocolate on any of the books.

Anyway, good thing for you that I'm over a week behind in commenting or I'd go on for another three pages! :) Thanks for sharing your awesomeness.
Joakaha Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! O,o
zilvart Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
amazing work I love the colors^^  and the details are phenominal only thing I don't like is the expression of twilight its hard to see what its supposed to be.
SwiggitySwagfu Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2016
SnuggleFactory Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is stunning, there's so much detail in it!
Scribblepwn3 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is absolutely phenomenal. The sheer detail here is spectacular, but the composition in general is really well done.
ThePaintedDog Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW the detail bro!!

Good job getting all of this to come to life! This is beautiful!
Paulicus1 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Impressive detail!
Faztor5 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2016
Beautiful drawing!

IDK why this reminds me The Duke's Archives from Dark Souls :P
penguin04 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2016  Student Digital Artist
EagleSpartan888 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Very well done! Great work! 
BB-K Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My goodness, that's really well detailed. What a library that matches the Beast's Castle Library, except not as tall.
Devinian Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
That was my intent. That library in Beauty and the Beast was always inspiring, but there was just too much empty space around.
BB-K Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Twilight really love that library if she were there, so many books than she can read.
HairyFood Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2016
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