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Survivor Shy - Roaring Star by Mattatatta Survivor Shy - Roaring Star by Mattatatta
One of at least three illustrations for my upcoming chapter. I aim to get it out before the new season premieres (On a side-note, I shall remind you that Survivor Shy is alt-universe and occurs before Season Three's finale).

It was a little bit of a drag getting the picture started, but once I got about halfway I started to really enjoy drawing this. I did a lot of details on Fluttershy in particular and spent about four or five hours just trying out little things with her. The past three pictures I've drawn in Survivor Shy have all involved Fluttershy wearing some clothing, and it has been an interesting challenge drawing the outfit and trying to make it crease and fold in a believable fashion. Another nice set of details are centred around her minor injuries and the bandage her hurt wing is fighting against. Drawing minor cuts and bruises is interesting to me. I'm not into gore or going overboard with bodily harm, but I can't deny that there is something about minor injuries that makes a character look more resilient.

I hope you enjoy this, you can even make it your desktop wallpaper (someone close to me complained that I haven't made a wallpaper-sized illustration in a long time).

I still need to write the excerpt, but once I do, I'll add it after the links below - and also add excerpts to the previous images still lacking them. I recommend you dig into the actual fic if you want a full experience, though.

Survivor Shy Gallery:…
Survivor Shy on FimFiction:…
My Tumblr:
(NEW) Survivor Shy Live Reading:…
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AlexOrangel Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
Hi! Could you let me make a PC game based on your Survivor Shy fic? It will be almost in style of "the last of us". Please reply...
Grey-Mane Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
Hey man, I got myself a new account. This comment is sitting directly above my original comment.

Anyway, still looking forward to more stuff from you.
Indurok Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013   Digital Artist
Hey, buddy, it's me, Grey Mane. Seriously. Your story is so awesome, it is my only top favorite story on Fimfiction. I cannot wait for the next chapter. If I do, I am going to die.

Reading what there is of your story so far, it made me think of some terrible disaster to put in my story called... well, "Grey Mane". It is supposed to turn out as a sort of end-of-the-world kind of thing. But the idea came to my head after reading your story. I don't know how, considering how different my idea is from what I have read. It was just gonna be like another dragon episode like that one episode with Fluttershy. But this will be better.

I am so glad I found your story. And your art is so awesome! This is also the first MLP deviation I have ever commented on.
HamburgerTime5 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
So, when is the new chapter coming out?
Mattatatta Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm aiming for before the new season starts, but I'm still in the early writing stages.
HamburgerTime5 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
Cool. I guess I could of figured that out by reading the description.
Kimberly-AJ-04-02 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Student General Artist
That sure is a closeup of Philomena the Phoenix whom Fluttershy was close to healing.
batosan Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Neat! Want more story! PLEASE!!!!!!!!!(asking nice because I know it's tough to get these things done!)
Mattatatta Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm working on it!
nasc2 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013

Oh, little sneak-peeck at the next chapter after that horrible cliffhanger you left us all in :)

Also I do not remember if I congratulated you with 500 likes, so my congratulations :) Half of thousand people honestly surely seems a lot :)

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