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Whitetail Encounter by The-Wizard-of-Art Whitetail Encounter by The-Wizard-of-Art
So I was mowing my yard back in April (2012) when I saw a little black and orange jumping spider trying to get to safety. Naturally, I stopped the mower and helped the poor little guy get to the tall grass where I wouldn't be mowing. For reasons I still can't figure out, this simple action got me thinking about Fluttershy. One thought lead to another, my creativity took over, and this scene was formed in my mind. I drew and inked it in about two days, then left it alone until the second of November, when I painted it in one day.

As for the scenario of Fluttershy meeting a buck while gathering purple flowers in Whitetail Wood, or what she did to offend him; I'll leave the details up to speculation.

Doc Martin's colored inks and watercolor on rough surface paper. Painted in November/2012
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:iconjwpiszczek:
Jwpiszczek Featured By Owner 23 hours ago
And remember kids don't make Bambi angry
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:iconthedoubledeuced:
TheDoubleDeuced Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  New Deviant
I wonder what kind of culture the deer have in the MLP universe.
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:iconthe-wizard-of-art:
The-Wizard-of-Art Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Well, I think it's safe to say they would be more civilized than yaks.
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:iconthedoubledeuced:
TheDoubleDeuced Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  New Deviant
Totally. Maybe they're the type of people who are cautious, peaceful, and prefer to remain hidden, but if threatened, they'll fight back fiercely.
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:icon2wingo:
2wingo Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
"Your kind are not welcome here, pony."
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:iconmlpegasis4898:
MLPegasis4898 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woah...!!! Cool...!!! :omfg: :omfg: :omfg:
I hope they go into the Whitetail Wood again... maybe there're some mysteries inside...? :shrug: :shrug: :shrug:
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:iconjj-snake:
JJ-Snake Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Just beautiful!!!
Amazing work!
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:iconthe-wizard-of-art:
The-Wizard-of-Art Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconalorix:
alorix Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
I shipped this so hard i think i broke something!
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:iconthe-wizard-of-art:
The-Wizard-of-Art Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
You really should be careful about that. Might I recommend an icepack and some aspirin? :iconnurseredheartplz:
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:iconalorix:
alorix Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014
or a cold aspirin. 
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:iconstarbat:
Starbat Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fluttershy's expression is adorable here.  Great job.  I love the style.  :)
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:iconthe-wizard-of-art:
The-Wizard-of-Art Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much! :iconfluttersmileplz:
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:iconsergeantstorm:
SergeantStorm Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome :)
Love the design of the buck and Fluttershy's epression and pose are very cute.
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:iconthe-wizard-of-art:
The-Wizard-of-Art Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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:icontemplar127:
templar127 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
:iconfluttershyshyplz: Oh, um. Excuse me...
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:iconzidanemina:
ZidaneMina Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
Woah... you are good.
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:iconthe-wizard-of-art:
The-Wizard-of-Art Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Why, thank you!
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:iconshadowdancerbrony:
ShadowDancerBrony Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
I'll be sharing this with a friend.
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:iconluckysweep:
Luckysweep Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
He doesn't seem offended. More like territorial. Maybe there is a tribe of deer that he wants to keep hidden.
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:iconaltereggo:
altereggo Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
This is so awkward IRL. They know they should run, but they're either too proud or terrified to do it. 

It'd be a wonderful, magical thing to happen, but I don't like venison :(
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:iconpytko3:
pytko3 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
"How would you like if somone came along and picked something off of you?"  Sorry but that's what comes to mind seeing this.:D (Big Grin) 
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:iconanaisrandom:
anaisrandom Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
I would like to see deers and yaks in my little pony
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:iconthe-wizard-of-art:
The-Wizard-of-Art Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yaks? Well, that would be... interesting. I'm sure the animators would have a blast with all that hair. I just can't help but wonder what kind of accent they'd speak with.:shrug:
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:iconanaisrandom:
anaisrandom Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
I don't think they would have accent. Deer and elks can be found almost anywhere on the world. For funny, they would have a Scandinavia accent.
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:iconaho4464:
AhO4464 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
Hey! I have a deer character too!!!
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:icontwistedsteelpony:
TwistedSteelPony Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
this is really nice
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:iconthe-wizard-of-art:
The-Wizard-of-Art Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconpinkypeachypony:
PinkyPeachyPony Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd love to see some deers in the show. This is great!
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:iconthe-wizard-of-art:
The-Wizard-of-Art Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
So would I. Thanks!
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:iconcosmicacorn:
CosmicAcorn Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Perhaps (like in most situations with bucks around) he was just territorial?

Very nice artwork =) Very nicely done~
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:icontheexhorsecist:
TheExhorsecist Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
"...well, yes, I realize that antler combat is part of the whitetail cultural experience, but have you ever considered just sitting down and talking over your feelings? You know, with the other buck?"

"What are you--some kinda hippie?"
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QueenLilSis Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Imma keep this one in my head whenever I look at this painting. Awesome.
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:iconthe-wizard-of-art:
The-Wizard-of-Art Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:rofl: That's got to be the best comment I've seen on this!
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Kittycatisthat Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Heres my idea: Fluttershy is picking rare flowers that only grow in that forest when suddenly a deer pops up. "Stop it! Stop! Your ruining my garden!" he says, before stomping his feet on the ground. "Get away from here before I teach you a real lesson!" With that threat, he lowered his horns at the little pegasi.

Fluttershy, of course, was frightened, and squished herself to the ground, her hooves covering her face. "I-I-I-i'm sorry...I d-d-didn't know this was your garden..." She scooted backwards, away from the plants. The deer began to look more forgiving, but at last he snorted. Hesitantly, he said sternly, "Don't do it again. This is my garden."
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ayoowishes123 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Student General Artist
no dont hurt fluttershy
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RvB-DESTROYER Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist
I saw a deer in one of the episodes with fluttershy, does that mean she is holding sentient creatures against their will???
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:iconneonredwings:
NeonRedWings Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Soo awesome!
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:iconpastapiggypiggy:
pastapiggypiggy Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this pic is AMAZING!!!
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:iconnegimafangirl:
Negimafangirl Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
I love it! its so cute! there is so many different ways this can turn out ^_^
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:icontempestwulf:
Tempestwulf Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That sounds like the kind of random creature kindness I do on occasion. Had a little moth, sitting on my kitchen bench for ages, so I left him alone xD
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TheBaraclough Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
I've always loved the idea of deers being in the show, especially since hearing about the episode idea involving a deer family that was told by show writers. But anyway it's a great concept, it's well drawn and painte,d and I have a soft spot for traditional art so I love it! Great work!
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SadUnicorn Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awsome§!
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plzwork112234 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wizard natural: "black and orange jumping spider trying to get to safety. Naturally, I stopped the mower and helped the poor little guy get to the tall grass"
My natural: FUCK FUCK FUCK KILL IT DAMN IT DIE DIE DIE.
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:iconf0rest-frights:
F0REST-FRIGHTS Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
exactly what I thought XD
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:iconplzwork112234:
plzwork112234 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
-bang ba bang bang-
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:iconthebolingirl:
TheBolinGirl Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Student General Artist
Ah *0* I love this! It's very beautifully done! The buck looks pretty epic too! ^0^b
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:iconthe-wizard-of-art:
The-Wizard-of-Art Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much!
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:iconwithermane:
WitherMane Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I sense this too shall be shipped. Regardless, brilliant job <3
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:iconthe-wizard-of-art:
The-Wizard-of-Art Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Ah well, could be worse I s'pose. Thanks!
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