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Trixie: A lost reflection by Zonra Trixie: A lost reflection by Zonra
And i finally finished my Trixie drawing, using the two Trixie drawings i uploaded before in a little scene.

Individual Trixie drawings:
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This scene is thought to take place after the events of the TV series when Trixie runs off after the Ursa minor spectacle. running off and coming later to a rest by a small lake, reflecting on whats happens and feeling lost...

While she really was acting quite the boasting jerk when she was in Ponyville and lied about the use major to brag some more, she wasn't that bad. People can be self centered jerks, and she seemed to be a a traveling artist making her living trough her shows.

While it doesn't excuse her for acting like a jerk it wasn't so much her fault with the Ursa minor incident and she did try to stand against it even if she know she couldn't do it. And in the end she loses her trailer and possibly everything she brought into Ponyville standing there with the blame and ire of the town. Making a last try to hold onto her "The great and powerful Trixie" persona she built for herself and runs away...

But what happens afterwards, thought about it a lot as i drew this and it makes me wonder if shes not just an insecure girl using a persona of great power to hide behind, but after the incident she lost her trailer, attire and most of all her self image...

So here she lays by the water, seeing the reflection of her persona in the surface... But is it really her anymore, or was it really ever her, what will she do now? and how?


Hope you will all like it, taken me almost a week of free time with trial and error to get it all finished, mostly due to trying a lot of new things. And i keep getting a bit sad and feeling sorry for Trixie and for drawing her like this if i look to long at it.
But its been a good drawing project and I'm happy with the end result :D

On a funny side note someone mentioned that the drawing really reminded of a certain scene from The Lion King
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And indeed it kinda do, but i never really thought about that till it was mentioned, and that's one of my childhood movies i love the most xD
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:iconpankrazius:
Pankrazius Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014
I am kinda intrigued of this pic.

For I am write on a fic - centering around Trixie.
While the events take place after her second visit in Ponyville, your image still reflects the mood of my story perfectly.

Am i wrong with claiming, that Trixie is one of the most beloved anti-heroes of the show?
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NewportMuse Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, she still is The Great and Powerful Trixie, especially after she and Twilight reconciled later on in the series. She is a great magician and entertainer, and now she has the Princess of Friendship as a friend. Like the Mane Six, Twilight included, Trixie has her faults and weaknesses that can sometimes be over the top. But she's really a good pony deep down inside, and the magic of friendship has finally brought that out.

A very emotional but sweet drawing. Every one of us has had those doubts in our lives at one time or another.
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MasteriusMe Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014
This is very sweet, and lovely, and not quite heartbreaking. Just heart-aching.
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2wingo Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Not really, no. You're not that mare anymore, and frankly, you don't want to be. You have a chance to become someone new, someone BETTER than you were before. Don't waste that chance, Trixie.
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majo91 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
I dont know if anoyone told you yet, but someone posted your art in his/her DA


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GJTProductions Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
With the power of friendship, she still can be!
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:icongalgus:
Galgus Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
I love the emotion in this piece.
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MLP-OC-Critic1 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
*Mysterious stallion walks to her.

????: Much fame and power you claim to have. You are known as The Great and Powerful Trixie, are you not?
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Toxicshard Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
It's beautiful!
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raphaelbiggestfan Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
I LOVE Trixie's design. I like a little attitude in characters, but she's a little over-the-top.
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AduroTri Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Like I commented on the FA post of this...I'm on the search for a good cover page for my Twilight/Trixie story, and I believe this to be one of the worthy pictures I've found. It would fit the theme of the story...would you mind if I used it?
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:iconzonra:
Zonra Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Feel free to use it as long as you give the credit due, and linking back here to the original is always appreciated when you post with its use :3
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AduroTri Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I shall, Thanks.
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CerenKorkmaz Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
grerat!
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:iconzonra:
Zonra Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
And powerful! :D
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ALVIOtv Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
This is great!
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gonzo22 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
i really enjoyed of how they didnt make trixie a complete villian in magic duel
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metaXzero Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
This pic becomes alot sadder with the new info that Trixie's career and reputation was effectively murdered by the incident in Ponyville. And the whole thing left her with even more contempt towards Ponyville and it's residents.
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puglous Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
Damn, that's a powerful piece!

Would have been even better without the text though IMO.
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DallyDog101 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
OMG, I am in love with this!
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:iconzonra:
Zonra Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
:icontrixieohnoesplz: Really? : o
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:icondallydog101:
DallyDog101 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
Yes ^^
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:iconzonra:
Zonra Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
:icontrixieishappyplz: Thank you
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:icondallydog101:
DallyDog101 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
No prob :D
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Scholar57 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You have done a lovely job. The style is close to that of the show’s and those two images of Trixie are excellently rendered, as well as symbolic. I love the starry sky in the reflection, it holds that mystic mood a magician would possess. Meanwhile, Trixie’s soft blue and silver colors stands out well on that brown earth. Seeing that tear fall and her hoof reach for the water’s surface really moved me.

Like you, I don’t hate Trixie. In fact, I pity and hope for her.

I admit that I don’t approve that she lied and exaggerated her abilities. Obviously a lie will catch up with you if kept too long or made to seem too amazing. Trixie faced that when Snips and Snails lured the Ursa Minor to Ponyville and it ended her shroud of splendor.

I think Trixie’s main flaw was that she presented herself the wrong way. Instead of trying to make out to be some kind of hero, Trixie should’ve just stuck to her role as a magician. Like Twilight said, a unicorn’s magic is usually suited to one specific area. For Trixie, I think her magic is more centered around stage entertainment, and maybe even special effects. Her ego, however, got the better of her and might have given a boost of overconfidence that resulted in the personality we see in “Boast Busters.”

Who knows? There might be more to Trixie than the magician’s hat and cape. She just might have a fragile side that’s yet to be shown. Those who seek attention sometimes suffer from something called histrionic personality disorder, in which Trixie presented a few signs. Now, I’m no psychologist, and I’m not certain of Trixie’s entire personality. We’ve only known her from one episode and nothing more, so it might be too quick to judge from one experience.

As for losing her traveling wagon and a good deal of her possessions, I agree it is tragic, but it might serve as a good opportunity. By losing what she has, it might give Trixie the time to look at her life and question who she is. Maybe the event with the Ursa Minor will give her the chance to realize her mistake in lying and boasting, and maybe even help her in turning over a fresh leaf.

Despite that she was arrogant and full of pride, I hope Trixie finds a second chance, I really do. Maybe Twilight or somepony can help her, and then maybe…maybe she can be that great magician staring back at her….
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:iconzonra:
Zonra Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
Yea, this fits pretty much with how i see it too. Kinda hope they will take Trixie in a good way and flesh her character out a fair bit in the rumored return of her in the coming season...

And thanks for the positive comments, really happy with this piece of art and kinda feel in one of my best. Not based on the drawing skill but based on the amount i managed to get some emotion and thought into it.
Its been the one art iv done that really made me think the most about something, and i really haven't even given much of a thought to Trixie before this. And now she kinda one of my favorites just cus i drew this drawing, started thinking about it and read trough a ton of stories with different takes on her character. :3
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TGP-Trixie Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this piece!
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:iconzonra:
Zonra Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
Happy you like it :D

Always nice that people like my humble art :D
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PaperMasking Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You will always be The Great and Powerful Trixie in my eyes! :huggle:
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StereoPony454 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
If Trixie Does come back in season 3, Snips & Snails need to Apologize for destroying her stuff (ok it was technically the Ursa, but they brought it to town dag nab it)

Also I would like to think they'll do something good with the character like bring her back as sort of a Rival type character for twy, that is to say someone who is a competative friend, and not a flat out, I wantz revenge type enemy, cause perosonally I've never seen Trixie as a villain, just someone who has the bad habit of not being able to put her money where her mouth is, no worse then Rainbow Dash really.

But yeah lets all Hope Trixie has a GREAT & POWERFUL RETURN IN SEASON 3!!!!
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gato303co Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Poor Trixie.... she just exagerated at her presentation as a street magician, like all street artists do... It was Snips and Snails responsibility who bother the Ursa and made her to almost destroy Ponyville, even Twilight said that at the end.
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:iconfox-under-the-stars:
Fox-under-the-stars Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
I always felt sorry for Trixie at the end of that episode :(
I wish they'd bring her back in the series.
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:iconzonra:
Zonra Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
:iconmlptrixierapefaceplz: Well, there is a strong rumor that she will be in the new season 3 for at least an episode!

Based on an comment from the creators that strongly hinted it but didn't say it outright.
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Fox-under-the-stars Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
I hope so :D
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:iconzonra:
Zonra Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
Yea, hoping to see her again too. And really hoping they develop her character more, there is a lot of room to make her dynamic and interesting. But that's just my thoughts :D
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:iconfox-under-the-stars:
Fox-under-the-stars Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
I share the same thoughts :D
I always thought there might be a sweet little pony underneath all that boasting and bullying.
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:iconzonra:
Zonra Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
Yea, well it don't have to be a sweet little pony, but something more and deeper than the show persona.
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:iconfox-under-the-stars:
Fox-under-the-stars Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
Yeah, I hope to see that too :)
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FlutterYay56 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Poor Trixie....
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:iconzonra:
Zonra Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
:iconfoalfluttershyplz: Yea.... cant help but feel bad for her..
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Chrismilesprower Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
*comes from behind her* I'm so sorry Trixie. *hugs her*
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pony-of-equestia Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
she totally is still ;A;
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:iconzonra:
Zonra Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
Yea, well i don't know if she knows that...
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attack193 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
Awwwwww, really good, but sad =(
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:iconzonra:
Zonra Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
Yhanks, happy you appreciated it :3
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attack193 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
I really did! It had alot of meaning.
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Kedawei Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hiya! I was just wondering if I could use this image as a cover image for a story I wrote.
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:iconzonra:
Zonra Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
Your welcome to use it as long as you give due credit :D
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Def-Initely Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
I'm not affected by Trixie's sadness at all. And I'm seriously getting tired of these "Everypony can get one more chance, right?", to which I answer: "NOT EVERYPONY."
That's it, and if you don't agree, feel free, but don't be mean to me.
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:iconzonra:
Zonra Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
Don't mind you having different opinions.

But first and foremost, this drawing is not about giving Trixie an other chance.
Its about self doubt and reflection, in its self it does not say anything about her getting an other chance. It just Trixie proposing a question to herself, about herself.

And while you can argue about how much fault/chance or scorn Trixie should have, this drawing doesn't really make much of a statement of it in its self.
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