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Survivor Shy - Not The Home I Remembered by Mattatatta Survivor Shy - Not The Home I Remembered by Mattatatta
After a two month hiatus, I'm finally uploading something new.

This is one of at least three illustrations that will appear in the next chapter of Survivor Shy. The chapter is going to be released sometime this weekend and will start to wrap up the first main arc of the story - with one more chapter being written to see things off.

In spite of how many days/weeks I've been chipping away at picture, I'm pleased with how it has turned out. It took me an ungodly amount of time to grasp Fluttershy's cottage even with three references, but in the end I think I managed to pull it off. However, I'm starting to find myself less interested in complex backgrounds and scenery, and will probably focus on simpler backdrops in future so I can produce content quicker and put more focus on characters.

Anyway, I hope you're excited to see this series is still going. It never really went on hiatus, I just found myself in a rut with the writing and ended up slowly slogging through it for the past couple of months. I'm glad to be seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, though.

Survivor Shy Gallery: mattatatta.deviantart.com/gall…
Survivor Shy on FimFiction: www.fimfiction.net/story/43363…
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MasterVule Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks amazing! :O
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Mattatatta Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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WheelJackson Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013   General Artist
Aww. :(
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Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
Quite the scene!
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Mattatatta Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
No problem! :bow:
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DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cheer up, Fluttershy. It's Christmas.
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Mattatatta Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not exactly, see those green leaves? Fall didn't even show up before the blizzard did.
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DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh. ^^;
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Greenhatman Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
Yay!  I'm so glad to see that this is still going!  Can't wait to read the chapter!
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Mattatatta Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The chapter shall be coming out this weekend. I'm hoping to put together two simple illustrations before then so I can a chapter with three illustrations.
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Excellent
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Mattatatta Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cheers!
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Owonyc Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this drawing is amazing, makes me excited for the coming winter :3 well done!
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Mattatatta Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, I tried really hard to pull the winter look off.
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ragnu Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
Good to see some more art from you mattata.
...What's that? I haven't added you to the "watch" list yet? Well this pic will change that! :D
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Mattatatta Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're too kind, I'm surprised this image has been taken so well by.. well everyone actually.
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Karach0s Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
OK, so I came here from EqD and... what the hell? Why didn't this awesome pic appead in my DA notifications? :P
Winter is coming, though. Might as well brace for it like Flutters there.

Fluttershy is the best pony! :D
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Mattatatta Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I usually trust Derpibooru and my tumblr feed to show me awesome stuff - somebody even nabbed this picture and put it on Derpibooru minutes after I uploaded it. I'm surprised there are people who appear to be watching out for my uploads after all these months.
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Karach0s Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
Why? The story you're telling still hasn't reached its end, and until it does you will have your watchers watch their watches, biting their nails, waiting impatiently for an update. :D
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Mattatatta Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I take way too long though, that's my problem.
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MegaPatron Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
looks very well done!
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Mattatatta Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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TwilightIsMagic Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Student General Artist
Ermahgerd, Mattatatta posts more! It's a good day. I'm happy that you're pulling through!
And Fluttershy is in for a lifetime supply of hot cocoa and hugs from me after all this,
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Mattatatta Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's been a while I know, but I'm working hard on getting new stuff out this week.
I'm hoping the new chapter will net Fluttershy more than just cocoa and hugs though :P
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DarrenCross Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
I swear to God, I see you everywhere :XD:
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TwilightIsMagic Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Student General Artist
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okaboka Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
cant wait for the new chapter !
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SilverRattler Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It is good to see that Flutters made it home. It must be nice to finally be able to rest. Though, that is a ton of snow. Wouldnt her plot literally be freezing? She really should cover up.her hind legs and ass before frostbite starts to set in.

Btw, this atmosphere is amazing
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Mattatatta Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She's wearing a coat now for the time being. Pegasi are probably resistant to the cold due to the types of conditions flying involves, but it's best to wrap up in some clothing anyway - at least until the exposed parts of one's body won't freeze.

I worked really hard on getting the scenery right, I'm not 100 percent happy with it, but its fine as it is and what I would do to make it better is beyond my ready ability.
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SilverRattler Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, and pegasi are typically great at flying and are not afraid of heights. Neither of thosr describe her at all. She had a wing power of .5 then 2.3
Also they arent known for.their beauty or for fashion. Photo Finish loved Fluttershy's petite and shyness. She doesn't fit the stereotypes of pegasi is what I am trying to say anyway.
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Mattatatta Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
On further thinking, perhaps the old phrase "earth pony with wings" describes her best. But then again Fluttershy isn't a good example of an Earth pony's greatest strengths.

I'm willing to be that if Fluttershy became a Unicorn, 'Rule of Funny' would kick in and she'd be a competant magic user instead of a disaster
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SilverRattler Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not familiar with the "rule of funny".
But I'm sure she'd be good at magic. She's good at using her wings as hands like in that episode where she's trying to buy a cherry at the farmer's market place. I can't even remember the darn title.... Keep Calm and Flutter on?

She's a pegasus with the elegance and style of a unicorn. She does do well in a fashion show and has knowledge of dress-making. :D
Lol. But I don't think that would be a message they want for the kids. "I'm a unicorn in a pegasus' body".
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Mattatatta Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think the underlying message, which I reckon has been intended from the start of the show, is that every pony is different, and that there is nothing wrong with being different. There will be ponies who seem to 'fit' a stereotype or set of traits just like there will be ponies who don't. The important thing is that each pony is being honest with themselves.
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SilverRattler Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I guess. The same.is true for twi in the movie where she is all self conscious about wearing the crown. Rarity tells her "you are a princess now. Embrace it." eventually, she learns to be true.to.herself. Thats if you count the movie.
I forget about the lessons or.morals.the show.tries to.teach.its primary target sometimes I.guess.

Evrypony is different. neither their marks nor.their race defines who they really are or how they would react in certain situations.
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Mattatatta Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We can all do with reminders every now and then, what carries that task shouldn't matter - be it a life experience or a children's TV show.
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Mattatatta Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It still doesn't quite change that she is a Pegasus. I'm not saying she's going to be extremely tolerant of or even confident in harsh weather, I just feel that she is tougher than she looks but won't take any risks to prove that - especially stupid risks.

She's probably just a little bit more resilient than the average pony, but comparisons are pointless when there are no other ponies anyway...
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SilverRattler Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Won't take stupid risks like Rainbow Dash in Ghastly Gorge (May the Best Pet Win) who was risky and ended up with a wing stuck under a rock, or Rainbow Dash in "Read it and Weep" where she ended up breaking a wing, landing her in the hospital? Maybe Dash is a special case, but she's the epitome of what it means to be a pegasus in the show. XD
Scootaloo is risky too, including when she sends herself on her scooter airborne in "Sleepless in Ponyville".

I guess she can be brave when she needs to be. I don't see Rarity as that brave type. Fluttershy does have "the stare" after all. Makes me wonder if you're going to incorporate that anywhere in your series. (Or maybe you have and I just haven't read it yet)

Sorry, I take opportunities to discuss the show when I can. xD  It has a lot of good story elements.
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nasc2 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
Yay! :)
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HamburgerTime5 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
Awesome! I've been waiting quite a while for an update.
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Mattatatta Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm gearing up to release a new chapter for this weekend, but I must create two more illustrations before then
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HamburgerTime5 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
Cool. So, you're gonna make two more illustrations by this weekend? Good luck, I can't wait to read the new chapter!
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Mattatatta Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's the plan, not sure if I'll pull it off though. I've got last-minute chapter edits to make, too.
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HamburgerTime5 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
Cool.
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CynFinnegan Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks incredible.
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Mattatatta Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks
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CynFinnegan Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug: You're welcome.
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joeyh3 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd say it turned out very well! It looks amazing!
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Mattatatta Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, I appreciate it!
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