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MLP: FIM - Without Magic - Part 1 by PerfectBlue97 MLP: FIM - Without Magic - Part 1 by PerfectBlue97
I know that it doesn't look much, but this is my most ambitious Pony comic to date. I've tried to use as many original components as I can (Inkscape and Photoshop), but you might recognize some old favorites from other (more talented) authors.

This comic was inspired by the episode Winter Wrap-Up, where Twilight tries to get by without using her Magic, but in the end she uses it even though she isn't supposed to.

Princess Celestia sent Twilight to Ponyville in order to get to know other ponies, and to discover life outside of her books and magic, but in most episodes she seems to solve problems using books and magic.

Twilight solved three simple problems with magic, that any Earth Pony could have solved using their hooves. She used her magic instinctively.

Princess Celestia wants her to find a way to do things without using magic, and to see things from other pony's perspectives.

She's not being cruel (and this is supposed to be the "real" Celestia). She's trying to help Twilight to explore the other things that make Twilight Sparkle who she is.

Anything that isn't directly attributed to somebody is either based on an image from the showadvertizing material for the show, or is scratch drawn (Some things are a combination of the two). I didn't use General Zoi's Pony Creator for any of this (yay).

As you can see from the “Cyclops” pony in frame 7, I'm still getting to grips with Inkscape, and Ponies in general.

Twilight Sparkle's Cutie Mark is by Grendo11 ([link])

Part 2: [link]
Part 3: [link]
Part 4: [link]
Part 5: [link]
Part 6: [link]
Part 7: [link]

Frame 1, Scootaloo's expression is based on this image ([link]). Frame 3 and 4: Background ([link]). Frame 5: Rainbow Dash is Angry Rainbow Dash by 90Sigma ([link]). Derpy's Cutie Mark is by Ooklah ([link]). Frame 6: The background is from the show itself. Frame 7: Background is Library Upper Floors (Twilight's Bedroom) by DaringDashie ([link]). Frame 8: Sorry, I'm being really lazy here. This is from the show itself. I wonder how Celestia is writing that letter without using her magic (no glow?). Frame 9: This one is based on a couple of different images. Including Veggie55's Rainy Days ([link]) and Library Upper Floors (Twilight's Bedroom) by DairingDashie ([link]). I used them both as a base. One for the window and the other for the curtain, along with some tweaks. Also based on the original image from the show. Frame 10 and 11: Same as above. Frame 12: Same as Frame 8. Frame 13 and 14: Same as Frame 9.
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purplebliz Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Student Artist
i think celestia was taking it to far with the cutie mark
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Yapity Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014
trollestia strikes again
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dayle14 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014
no offense this is now even more creepier after watching Twilight's kingdom
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PerfectBlue97 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really?

In what way?
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dayle14 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014
when Tirek robbed the ponies of their magic, what happened to their cutie marks? 
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PerfectBlue97 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh sorry, I was getting things backwards. I thought that you were talking about the first two episodes, not the last two.
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dayle14 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014
I wasn't 
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ManaSparks Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Great concept.
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Crazyaniknowit Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Trollestia strikes again!! :icontrollestiaplz:
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MrMeow20 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
Trollestia!!!
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