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Afternoon Tea by The-Wizard-of-Art Afternoon Tea by The-Wizard-of-Art
It's a pleasant, sunny afternoon in Canterlot where a small unicorn family takes time to have tea with a young exchange student from Trottingham.

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This was painted so long ago that I nearly forgot about it. Looking at it now though I remember it being equal parts fun and frustrating.
And no, I didn't give Twilight the typical beady, soulless, monochromatic baby pony eyes.
Also, this was painted long before any information on Cadance's origins came to my attention. So please, don't bug me about her horn.

:iconuncleplz: One more thing . . . this will be the first painting in a three-part miniseries featuring young Twilight Sparkle.
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Watercolor on Canson 140 lb. cold press paper. Completed: 4/19/13.
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:iconlegacy-galaxy:
Legacy-Galaxy Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fancy Pants, yes. Younger Cadence having a horn instead of wings, understandable. You had no idea she was a Pegasus until after you posted this to DeviantArt.
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:iconstarbat:
Starbat Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww. That baby Twilight is too much.  XD
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:iconwilnet1tractor:
wilnet1tractor Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017
Peeping fillies. ;)
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:iconhispurpleness:
HisPurpleness Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016
Twilight: Appuh...appuh...appul...
Velvet: You see, dear! Told you she could get it right first time!
Night Light: That you did, darling, that you did.
Fancy Pants: So then I said to Blueblood 'It seems to be the only thing you've inherited from the aunt you depend on so much'
Shining Armor: No way! I wish I could've seen that.
Fleur: (Whispering) Do you think Fancy would look good with a moustache and monocle?
Cadence: Meh...I prefer stallions in armor myself.
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han169315 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 7, 2016  Student Artist
Fleur de lis : is the handsome stallion Fancy pant ! x3

Cadence: * blushes as she look at shining armor * 
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:iconmakenshi179:
Makenshi179 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2016
Love this scene!! ^^
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:iconthe-wizard-of-art:
The-Wizard-of-Art Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconredmarhuisman:
Redmarhuisman Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2016
This is a really nice image and I can imagine this to have happened.
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:iconthe-wizard-of-art:
The-Wizard-of-Art Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I'm glad it still has that effect. :D
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:iconep0nym0us:
Ep0nym0us Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Aw, Twilight wants the apple .3.
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:iconcolorstreakpony:
ColorStreakPony Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's Fancy Pants! And Fleur de Lis is in the background with Cadence.
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:iconthe-wizard-of-art:
The-Wizard-of-Art Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Just so. Your powers of observation are without rival. :iconbeardstrokeplz:
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:iconcolorstreakpony:
ColorStreakPony Featured By Owner May 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you Master. *bows*
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:icondsana:
dSana Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, I love the atmosphere of this picture, amazing!
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:iconthe-wizard-of-art:
The-Wizard-of-Art Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Why, thank you!
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:iconmlpegasis4898:
MLPegasis4898 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a wonderful and incredible scene!!! Truly love the idea!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
I like how Cadence and Fleur are spying at their crushes... :meow: :meow: :meow:
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:iconprincessofdestiny114:
PrincessofDestiny114 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014
Cadance was already a princess by the time she met Twilight, though, so the horn is totally fine here. 
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:iconshadowldrago:
ShadowLDrago Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014
Fancy Pants and Shining being friends when they were foals, all right.
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:iconivyrose989skyfall:
IvyRose989Skyfall Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
SO CUTE 83 Lawl cadence is spying with fleur de lis
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:iconthe-wizard-of-art:
The-Wizard-of-Art Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Indeed! They seem to be taking the concept of "admiring from afar" quite literally. 
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:icongremlockf:
GremlockF Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014
OMC THAT TWILIGHT!!! HNNNGGG
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:iconthe-wizard-of-art:
The-Wizard-of-Art Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:icontwilightrapefaceplz: Yes. The cuteness cannot be handled.
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:iconryanshideout:
RyansHideout Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
is that cadence watching shining armor? that's adorable
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:iconthe-wizard-of-art:
The-Wizard-of-Art Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Indeed it is. Thanks! :D
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:iconssbbsomecallmegaz:
SSBBSomecallmeGaz Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Everything about this is perfect!
The setting, the colours, the expressions.
The adorable young Twily :squee:

I also love how cadance and fleur dis lee are eyeing up shining armour and Fancy pants. XD
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:iconthe-wizard-of-art:
The-Wizard-of-Art Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much indeed! :D
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:iconkironstrife:
KironStrife Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Love It! Filly Twilight is adorable! 
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:iconthe-wizard-of-art:
The-Wizard-of-Art Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Indeed she is! Thanks!
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:iconminkxs:
Minkxs Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Apple!
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:iconaussiegriffin:
AussieGriffin Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
Impressionist pony art... that's new for me.
A.G.
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:iconfterzascarlet:
fterzascarlet Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
who are the two ponies in the background?
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:iconthe-wizard-of-art:
The-Wizard-of-Art Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
They are Fleur Dis Lee ( mlp.wikia.com/wiki/Fleur_Dis_L… ) and Princess Cadance.
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fterzascarlet Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL now I get it 
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:iconcjcroen:
CJCroen Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this!

I also love how Young!Fancy Pants looks so...bishonen-ish, I guess I would say XD
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:iconthe-wizard-of-art:
The-Wizard-of-Art Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Why, thank you!
I really haven't a clue what that means, but if you say so. . . :iconcrazysparkleshrugplz:
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:iconcjcroen:
CJCroen Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome!

"Bishonen" is basically Japanese for "pretty boy". It's often used to describe an anime character type.
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:iconmatanui2100:
matanui2100 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hey shining stop talking and give your baby sister the apple
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:iconagenttasmania:
AgentTasmania Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
That Tiny Twi is excellent.
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:iconkironstrife:
KironStrife Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Baby Twilight is so cute! Well done!
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:iconsirjames314:
SirJames314 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
Wow!  :wow:  Splendid piece!
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:iconyakurow:
Yakurow Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
very pretty
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:iconleviathanthegamer:
LeviathanTheGamer Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This tea party is surprisingly lacking in Mad Hatter and March Hare.
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:iconphoenixacezero:
phoenixacezero Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
and a mouse... i guessing that what twilight here for.
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:iconphenometron:
Phenometron Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
Fabulous.
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:iconzucca-xerfantes:
Zucca-Xerfantes Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
YES! Finally someone says it like it is with the beady, soulless, monochromatic baby pony eyes!!!!

Speak it out, brother!

Oh, and excellent artwork too ^_^
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:icontwylite-sparkle:
Twylite-Sparkle Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Nice! Twilie's so cute!
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:iconrenacer87:
renacer87 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Student
Wow, is creative and cute; good work :D
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:iconkingdomheartsewy:
KingdomHeartsEWY Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
Cute ^^
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:iconthe-wizard-of-art:
The-Wizard-of-Art Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!:D
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:iconkingdomheartsewy:
KingdomHeartsEWY Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
No problem :3
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