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The Bannermares (and dragon) by LateCustomer The Bannermares (and dragon) by LateCustomer
My entry to The Royalty Contest held by :iconponies-for-everypony:

"Princess Celestia's bannermares welcome you to their favorite table on this Hearth's Warming eve. They've just returned from their latest adventure with plenty of tales to tell, and they would love to hear of your own exploits as well. Have a seat next to Sir Spike and Lady Dash, you're in good company."


An excuse to draw the Mane Six and Spike wearing mail armors in a tavern? Yes please!

I tried to make sure that the composition and color choices made the scene warm and inviting to the viewer. There's a place at the table just for the viewer, the colors for the mares and spike are brighter versions of their show colors to make the table bright and cheery. I used orange and brown as the main color of the scene to make everything warm. I hope it all works.

UPDATE: Uploaded a larger rez version of this image.
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SRXwarrior Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  New member
I like this picture, makes me feel like I just got in from doing quests and grinding levels. Then they see me and invite me to join them.
LateCustomer Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014   Digital Artist
A welcome sight after an arduous adventure.
Ashoof Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
excellent! i really love this!
LateCustomer Featured By Owner May 20, 2014   Digital Artist
I-am-knot Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not sure if it helps. But I just voted for you ;)
LateCustomer Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks, but that contest ended well over a year ago XD
Bill-the-Pony Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
from Left to Right:  Cleric, Barbarian, Druid, Wizard, Bard, Fighter.  And spike is the wizard's [Twilight's] familiar.
LateCustomer Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014   Digital Artist
As much as I enjoyed DnD (or Pathfinder), I have to say I'm more of a classless RPG guy :)  Still:

Rarity - Sure, why not? Cleric.
Applejack - I'd say more Fighter than Barbarian.
Fluttershy - Yeah, I guess Druid's the closest thing we can tag her with.
Twilight - Wizard. With out a doubt.
Pinkie Pie - Heh, sure, Bard works.
Rainbow Dash - Another Fighter, except she would be built with speed and power, sacrificing endurance.  A 'glass cannon' fighter :D
Spike - Rogue. Not a thief, mind you, but a rogue focused on skills the group would need to have outside of combat. Where Pinkie covers all social skills, Spike could cover all practical skills (bartering, navigation, etc.).
Hrou00 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
When I saw this, I immediately thought of the Upheaval fanstory (That thing is much longer than a fanfic should be.)
"Shoot, that last journey knocked the story clean out of ma skull. Ah hay, I'll have one next time for ya fillies."

Anyways, great drawing!
LateCustomer Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks. I typically don't read fanfics, but I remember "Background Pony" being REALLY long.
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