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Best Friends Forever by CrimsonMagpie Best Friends Forever by CrimsonMagpie
Friendship is magic! :icontwilighthappyplz:

But yea, this is nothing special, I'm just glad to be over that bout of artist's block. :P

I thought the best way to execute this idea was two separate images together on one sheet of paper. It's the same two mooncalves in both images, obviously. =p

The gun is real, tell me what it is and you get a cookie. :meow:

Thanks so much to *Azuris and `Katmomma for the DD, it really means a lot that one of my images is deemed worthy of it. :typerhappy:

And if you like this, then you might like some of my other mooncalf images, which are even better than this one. :meow:



(Thank-you so much to everyone who faves this, I'm afraid I don't have the time to thank every one of you individually :iconlovehug:)



Acrylic on paper 29.7 x 42cm 11.69 x 16.54"
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Given 2010-06-13
Best Friends Forever by =CrimsonMagpie "Friendship is something important. You choose your friends, and you can rely on them, same as they expect to rely on you. A friend will stay at your side, for the best, or for the worst. This picture shows the importance of friendship really well, making it definitely worth a look!" ( Suggested by Azuris and Featured by Katmomma )
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Absolutely amazing, this is a great representation of best friends, being there for each other at the best and worst of times. I love the contrast in the two pictures, the left with them carefree, happy, and enjoying life in a peaceful background whereas the right is when they are muddy, bloodied, and miserable. I'm curious as to why there's a tag on one of their ears, maybe they're fighting against humans or its like a military dog tag. I like the detail put into the right picture; the mud, blood, bags under their eyes, it really looks like they've been through Hell. One thing these two pictures have in common: these two are side by side as best friends forever. I also like how their poses are almost the same. Wonderful details, amazing colors, flawless anatomy, and a powerful message, this is simply an awesome work of art.
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:iconthemasterbutcher999:
TheMasterButcher999 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Student General Artist
Killer Army Ponies for Teh WIN!
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:iconcrimsonmagpie:
CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
One could say that. :p
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:iconfirefur:
FireFur Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Is it an M1918 Browning Automatic Rifle?
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:iconcrimsonmagpie:
CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
It is indeed, well spotted (I didn't think it well-painted)! :dummy:
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:iconhapitabi:
HapiTabi Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
This is pretty much amazing. I'm at a loss for words, somehow, it speaks so much.
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:iconcrimsonmagpie:
CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, I'm glad it resonates with you! The execution is clumsy to me now, but the concept is something that I think everyone can empathise with. :la:
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:iconhapitabi:
HapiTabi Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
I love it. Made me troll through your gallery, and I'm glad I did! Amazing, very unique works.
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:iconcrimsonmagpie:
CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Why thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed your troll through! :meow:
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:iconthe-crooper:
The-Crooper Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh holy f***

I saw this image when I was quite new on deviantart and remember it quite well (also the other one with the M3 Grease gun stuck in my head),
and now I found your gallery again through an other image, and now I read "Friendship is magic" in the description.

How, freakn awesome is that.
Very good work with the pictures, I like your mooncalfs and the way you draw.

And now I'm watching you, which I should've done so much earlier already.
:iconbrohoof1plz::iconbrohoof2plz:
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:iconcrimsonmagpie:
CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, I wasn't aware this thing'd become widespread on dA (since it's not really that popular compared to many DDs), so it's cool to know that. =p

I couldn't resist adding that into the description, since it fits so well. :icontwilighthappyplz:
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:iconthe-crooper:
The-Crooper Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Also this gun is a M 1918A2 BAR, which was already said so often before me, I guess.
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GoddessBanny Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011
yes,best friends.
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:icongrayphus:
Grayphus Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
Joyful or bitternesses! The truthful friends always return for us!
A very captivating work!
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:iconcrimsonmagpie:
CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :meow:
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:icontoxihelena:
ToxiHelena Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I love how much emotion you can put into these paintings. Youre really talented :aww: <3
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:iconcrimsonmagpie:
CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, it's good to know I've managed to get the emotion into them. :meow:
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:icontoxihelena:
ToxiHelena Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Youre welcome C:
yup, I think they turned out good here c:
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:iconzandabear15:
Zandabear15 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it :) i just got out of the u.s. army so this one is special to me
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:iconcrimsonmagpie:
CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, I'm glad it means something to you. :la:
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:iconnannerpuss10:
NannerPuss10 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010
looks kind a like Ghewer...can't quite tell.
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:iconcrimsonmagpie:
CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Not quite. ;)
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:iconk-a-y-dee6678:
k-a-y-dee6678 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
The one on the right gives me a "Band of Brothers"-ish vibe. And that's a good thing. :)

Awesome job! :D
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:iconcrimsonmagpie:
CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Hahaha, thanks! :lol:

:hug:
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:iconk-a-y-dee6678:
k-a-y-dee6678 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
You're very welcome! :D
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:iconequerin:
equerin Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
Genius :smooch:
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:iconcrimsonmagpie:
CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
=p
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equerin Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
:B
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:iconladiespet:
ladiespet Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
Really spectacular.
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:iconcrimsonmagpie:
CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. :pringles:
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:iconvoracious-hunger:
Voracious-Hunger Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
Just looking at this picture maeks wme wanna go up to my friends and go.. "i'll never abandon you."
I almost shed a tear at this picture. ok that was a lie, i cried for a few minutes after looking at it. I can't help it! Its so... EVOCATIVE....
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:iconcrimsonmagpie:
CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm glad you found it so moving, I do try. :dummy: Thanks. :pringles:
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:iconred-winged-angel:
red-winged-angel Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow.. this is just amazing! The imagery is great and the message is.. wow. ;^; I shall check out your other Mooncalf works! >8D

Ari chan
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:iconcrimsonmagpie:
CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha, thanks, I hope you enjoyed them. :pringles:
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:iconred-winged-angel:
red-winged-angel Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^^ I have. A bunch are really sad, but after reading the history behind it all, I understand. ;__; You are so good with emotional drawings. XD Keep it up1

Ari chan
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:iconcrimsonmagpie:
CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Yup, many are meant to be emotionally negative. And the happy ones are meant to be emotional by the contrast with the horrific ones. :B

I'll need to revise the history sometime, maybe this summer. . .
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:iconred-winged-angel:
red-winged-angel Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lols. Can't wait for the update! ^^

Ari chan
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bugsythepigeon Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010
Amazing... I noticed their earrings and body jewelry has been torn out in the war painting. I assume the humans did that as a way of "animalizing"?
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. :meow:

Yup, it's one of those important little details. I don't know whether it's to animalise them, but it could be. :B
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Megeso Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
Incredibly original and emotional. Wonderful work!
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:iconcrimsonmagpie:
CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank-you! :meow:
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icedearth99 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
I love the picture its very telling of war.

You captured the realism of war, even more so friends called to war. No matter what you stick together because there is no one else.

The styling of this is also very cool. To me it seems like you dulled it down to make it seem old. Kinda like you would find photos dealing with Vietnam.

And the rifle is an M1918 browning automatic rifle aka BAR
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
You've got it pretty concisely there; it's not in the artist's comments, but they're sticking together, like you said, because they've literally got nothing left; no home, no family, no friends except for the ones they're forced together with, nothing. . .

Thanks. :meow: The dulling as actually just because of the poor photo, but I can see what you mean.

Yup, it is indeed. ;)
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:icon5ynth3tic:
5ynth3tic Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010   Traditional Artist
This is beatiful, I love your style of painting, so soft, I just want to touch it! ^^
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:iconcrimsonmagpie:
CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha, thank-you! :lol: Being a real painting, one could actually touch it. ;)
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:icon5ynth3tic:
5ynth3tic Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010   Traditional Artist
I know! But its not the same online ;P
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:iconcrimsonmagpie:
CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
This is true. . . :B
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:iconhyperhuffer:
hyperhuffer Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW that's cool!
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:iconcrimsonmagpie:
CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank-you. :dummy:
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:iconhyperhuffer:
hyperhuffer Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're are very welcome me like it! ^^
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:iconse-khan-19:
Se-Khan-19 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
they look good hm!
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