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In memoriam by Atlur In memoriam by Atlur
This picture is very important. I drew it a while ago while I didn't have regular internet access, and thus forgot to post it online until now, but it's definitely something worth posting. (It got to those who needed it on time, I just never got around to sharing it online with all of you). I don't know if I can even properly explain the story behind this picture, but I'll do my best. It's a "friend of a friend" sort of deal, is why I don't really have all the details. In fact, here I'll just copy/paste what I was told exactly:

"Today, a friend of mine told a story about his little sister. She turned three last week. She loved ponies. Loved watching it with him, and loved looking at all of his pony pictures. She decided a while ago that she was Rarity, and he was Twilight Sparkle. And... she died last night. So, I'm trying to find people willing to put together some Twilight/Rarity pictures to help out. As a memorial."

This is the image I came up with for that. I tried to make it a happy picture, to remember the good times rather than dwell on the bad things. I heard back later that he did receive the picture, and that it meant a lot to him and his family. So I'm glad that I was able to do something to help them deal with something so devastating, if even only a little.
And I have one request. I know some people post my art to some of the various pony art websites from time to time, which is fine with me, but with this picture specifically, if you do decide to post it somewhere if you could also include the story behind it as well, I would really appreciate it. Thank you.
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:iconirondragonx:
IronDragonX Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
Feels man
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:iconvaliantplayer:
ValiantPlayer Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
I'm very sorry to hear the news. :(

May she rest in peace, as she's in a better place.
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:iconlionfrostwarrior:
LionfrostWarrior Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my Celestia, that's depressing :(
I send my regards. Amazing picture.
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:iconsnowsky102:
Snowsky102 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
I'm so sorry :cry:
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:iconpyrofreak471:
Pyrofreak471 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
This may sound kind of weird but would you mind if I could make a series of gmod pics to contribute to this? I am a very talented gmod artist and I feel that I need to contribute to this somehow. If you say yes expect about 5-6 pics to be made.
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:iconatlur:
Atlur Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are certainly welcome to, yes.
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:iconkingofraggedy:
kingofraggedy Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
She's passed on... and she was only 3... oh, my heart... ohhhh...
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:iconill-fated-jedi:
Ill-Fated-Jedi Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
Rest in peace.
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Goblin-Time Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
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My apologies for such a cliched response, but it was really all I could think of after reading the origins of the image. It's... touching. It means so much more than just a cute image, not that it isn't... Thank you...
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:icontheweb0123:
theweb0123 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. This picture is heartwrenching. My sister died before I was born, so this really hits close to home.
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:iconadvent3546:
Advent3546 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's story is heartbreaking. But also very sweet at the same time.
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:iconisabelle-fox:
Isabelle-fox Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
I am so sorry, and I wish I could draw, then I would draw something.
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:icongespenstkaf:
GespenstKAF Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
:iconlighterplz:
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:iconrick-rolld:
rick-rolld Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
Manly tears were shed today, right from the bottom of hell... even us demons have feelings...
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:iconkatamariguy:
Katamariguy Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
*sniff*
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:iconcomikzink:
ComikzInk Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012   Digital Artist
My contribution to the memorial [link]
May she Rest In Piece
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:iconuuddlrlrbabastart:
UUDDLRLRBABASTART Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
It was very good of you to contribute. :(
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:iconnekonx103:
NekonX103 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Hello. I heard what happened. I am a fairly decent pony artist and I heard you were looking for some artists. I would be honored to draw something in memory of this tragic incident. Please, check out my Deviant and message me with any details. I am open to any requests. :)
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CapriciousVulpine Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
Thank you, everyone. Especially Atlur, for drawing this amazingly sweet picture. I am continuously awed by how supportive and kind this conmunity has been during these difficult times for me and my family. Thank you so much for displaying such Generosity and Kindness.

- 'Twilight Sparkle'
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:iconlavazombie:
LavaZombie Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Would you mind if I made a group to compile all this art and serve as a memorial?
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:iconcapriciousvulpine:
CapriciousVulpine Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
I'm not sure exactly how the group system works on here, but that sounds like a very kind offer, LavaZombie.
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:iconlavazombie:
LavaZombie Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been wanting to do it for about a week. And before I got the idea, I told some of my friends and they either payed their condolences or did that and make some art for you.
My friends that I informed:
:iconironman12:
:iconmythicblaze:
:iconmlpgzillastarwarsfan:
These last two made drawings for you. The above three would have, but they claim that they can't draw. I interviewed them and they're sincere that they can't draw and would make something if they could.
:iconakamaru01:
:iconshadowthezoroark:
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:iconmrspynl:
MrSpyNL Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
sorry for your loss :(
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:iconk4nk4n:
K4nK4n Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
I'm so sorry about your loss... stay strong.
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:iconkucket:
Kucket Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
thats very sweet of you, and im terribly sorry for what happened to your friend :(
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:iconlavazombie:
LavaZombie Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd like to start a group as a memorial. Would that be okay?
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:icongaz-works:
Gaz-Works Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Beautiful picture and wonderful sentiment. My condolences to the family. It's heartbreaking all kids deserve to have a full life.
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:iconpetekmw:
petekMw Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
I'm a terrible artist, but I would draw a million of these pictures for this cause.
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:icongrass-starters-lover:
grass-starters-lover Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is so sad
I cried
May she rest in peace
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:iconkman-studio:
Kman-Studio Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
It's sad to see such a young brony and individual leave this world so very early in their lifetime. My thoughts go out your friend and his family.
Just remember though, that at the end of the day, it's not sharing the same last name or DNA that makes a loving family, but the bonds they share with each other. And it looks like your friend and his sister shared that special bond. I hope that they can look at ponies from now on and just remember the good, happy times they had together.

Well done with the image. Like you mentioned, it doesn't dwell on the sad times to convey the fact how much she was loved. Themes like these never have to be over-complicated, sometimes all that's really needed is a holding hoof and an admiring gaze to reveal how much two individuals cared for each other.

Good job.
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Sunny-Rains Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
[link] Finally finished. It's in the description too, but I'll say it here too: sorry I rushed the background.
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:iconatlur:
Atlur Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for making this. I'll be sure it gets sent to him.
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:iconakamaru01:
Akamaru01 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
[link] Here you go. Not the best picture, but I hope it helps.
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:iconatlur:
Atlur Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a bunch. I will be sure to pass it on to him.
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:iconakamaru01:
Akamaru01 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem
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:iconshadowthezoroark:
ShadowTheZoroark Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012   Digital Artist
[link] I hope this helps :)
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:iconatlur:
Atlur Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much. I will make sure it gets to him.
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:iconshadowthezoroark:
ShadowTheZoroark Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012   Digital Artist
:D You're welcome. I hope he feels better
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mlpGzillastarwarsfan Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Student General Artist
Omygosh that is so sad. I suck at drawing, but I shall try. :'(
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:iconmoonsugar33:
moonsugar33 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
...I think I'm crying.
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:iconshadowthezoroark:
ShadowTheZoroark Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012   Digital Artist
:( I am so sad hearing about this! I'll try my best to draw a picture for you.
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:icontoatarkana:
ToaTarkana Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:iconsadpinkiepieplz:

All. My. Cries.
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:iconfiendofthet:
fiendofthet Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
Now I wish I could draw just to make him feel better
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:iconironman12:
ironman12 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
where do you want us to send pics we find?

these two are my favorite ponies i'm glad to help with this :)
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:iconatlur:
Atlur Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You can just send me a note here on deviantArt with the picture and I will make sure it gets passed along.
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:iconironman12:
ironman12 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
got it.
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:iconnoir2:
Noir2 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
I am sorry to here that :(
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:iconmythicblaze:
Mythicblaze Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Student General Artist
I give my utmost condolences.
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:iconapplejack361:
Applejack361 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
I am so sorry for said friends loss..... I really think your post is very thoughtful, and it represents a wondeful memorial...
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:iconmargooniett:
Margooniett Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
Aw. That sad, I wish I can help him. I should draw a picture of Twi and Rarity, yes, I will. When I'll finish, can you show my picture to your friend ? Excuse my English, I is not my mother tongue :/
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