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MLP Portrait Series - Star Swirl the Bearded by sophiecabra MLP Portrait Series - Star Swirl the Bearded by sophiecabra
Sort of a random show pony, but I had someone commission this! And I couldn't say no. An awesome character with artistic freedom? Yes please! I decided to make him look a little younger in this version.

Prints will be available!
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:icondoughnutjoe:
DoughnutJoe Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
He's about to hit you with the amniomorphic spell! Duck! :)
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:icondrago9389:
drago9389 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
Its Gandalf of Equestria!!
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:iconlovelove88102:
lovelove88102 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  New member Student Filmographer
OH my gosh you're right! But were is the Bilbo of Equestria?!? LOL
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:iconsparkythepegasus:
SparkyThePegasus Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Voiced by Patrick Stewart! Or Christopher Lee... or maybe Ian McKellen...
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:iconj4b:
J4B Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks pretty cool.
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:iconinkeed:
Inkeed Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm just curious, was your starswirl inspired by someone elses version of him or is this how you imagine him?
Either way, this is simply breath taking and beautiful. <3
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:iconthelordfanboy:
TheLordFanboy Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"I am the servant of the secret fire, wielded of the flame of anor...flame of Undun GO back to the shadow!"
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TwilightIsMagic Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Some nice shading here, gives a nice depth of perspective to the image. Love his hair and beard as well as his clothes, and that face is impressively ferocious. Great job!
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StandardBronyBrowser Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
I picture him acting and talking kind of like Gandalf. I can almost hear him shouting "Throw back to the shadows!" at an offscreen Balrog.
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:iconincrediblemeh:
IncredibleMeh Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
One does not simply trot through the Everfree Forest!
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:iconpeacelovingmadman:
PeaceLovingMadman Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This was back when he was known as Starswirl the Sideburns
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:iconyaluckyboy09:
yaluckyboy09 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
I really hope to see Starswirl the Bearded in the show someday. Nice job
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:iconopus-13:
opus-13 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
I love how we keep hearing about Star Swirl, but we never really see him. Such fun character! Lovely work on this. He looks just as awesome as I'd imagine!
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xGateKeeperx Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Very nice. Thou even got the bells right! XD
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:iconunclescooter:
UncleScooter Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional Artist
Gandalf pony with jingle bells! :D
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:iconbronyman1995:
Bronyman1995 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
YOU SHALL NOT PASS!!!!!!


That's what this picture makes me think.
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OsakaJack27 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
So, someday, some con, some how, will there be, like, a box set of all the portrait series available? Together?
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:icon8kiba9:
8Kiba9 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
More like Star Swirl the Pissed^^
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Dgs-Krieger Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Awesome, thought I see him more with full beard ^^
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:iconattack193:
attack193 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Star Swirl the CRAZY is more like it! =P
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:iconmanasparks:
ManaSparks Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Amazing! Very Gandalf/Dumbledore/Merlin! (I just saw the Hobbit last week! So much :iconfluttershyyayplz:!)

May I please use this for a custom Magic the Gathering card?
I make sure to credit you and create a link to your deviant art page. :)
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NuvolaVolpe Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
:)
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RANDOMNUMBERS8192 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student
Nice!

...Okay, I have to say something: Twilight said Starswirl was 'father of the amniomorphic spell'. I checked, and amniomorphic means bowl-shaped. The spell made pottery.

This also made him a (I'm gonna hate myself for saying this) hairy potter.

:iconthemoreyouknowplz:
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:iconpyr0cat:
pyr0cat Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wish DA had a Top Comment feature like Youtube does...
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:iconmanasparks:
ManaSparks Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Cool! :D
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:iconhaloprime:
HaloPrime Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Starswirl NEEEDS a cameo in this show soon!!!! Even as a flashback!! I don't know or care as to how he shows up, HE JUST NEEDS TO!!
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Tearahk Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Now that is epic right there! :D
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miniapplejack Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Very nice! Since the show hasn't given us a definitive look for him, I thought it would be a good request (that and he was my first cosplay :) )
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ArrJaySketch Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I absolutely love seeing everyone's interpretation of Starswirl the Bearded! I imagine him to be such a fun character. :D
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