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The Portal of Knowledge by Jamey4 The Portal of Knowledge by Jamey4
Twilight Sparkle walked down the snow-covered path of the ancient ruins, her hooves sinking deep into the snow with every step. She was sure that this was the place where she would find it. She had finished reading a book entitled "The Ancient Legends of Equestria". According to one of the legends, known as "The Portal of Knowledge", there exists a door, a gateway, a portal in a northern polar region of Equestria, where it is said that all knowledge and secrets are contained. It is a portal that when open, will show the true answer of any questions presented before it. According to the stories of it passed down through many generations, The Portal of Knowledge only opens every 4,000 years, and only remains open for a total of 4 hours before the portal is closed for another 4,000 years.

As she walked further down the path, she noticed that the snow that covered the entire region started to give off a bit of a blue light. She continued down the path and eventually comes across what you see above. The portal was open to her surprise. She quickly approaches the portal and asks... ???

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The Portal of Knowledge is a simple idea I had, and the background you see was an artistic concept I had in my head for a while. So I fused them together. It's not much, but I like how it turned out overall. After I made the background, I toyed around with it in Photoshop, decided to add Twilight in there, and this is the result. :P

This is probably in my opinion, my best work yet when it comes to lighting.

Credit to :icondaringdashie: for the Twilight Vector :)
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:iconprinceuniversa:
My fourth critique here and boy is this going to be fun

Vision: Something about that portal pulls my attention and I just can't look away at it like Twilight. The lighting from that appalls me making me want to enter the portal ready for all of the questions I've desperately wanted to answer solved. It feels awkward to have all of your questions answered in a matter of seconds but I know for me at least that it is worth the trouble of getting there. Also, it also looks like that this was done in space not in northern Equestria though that's just me

Originality: Since the portal thing was your idea, props on that. I like and hate the idea of it. Like that all the unanswered questions you have can finally be answered just by going through that portal. Hate it because now you don't have curiosities to solve yourself. It's a split thing so I can't decide on it

Technique: Blah Blah Blah, do I need to explain? xD

Impact: Background, lighting, the tempting curiosity about the portal makes this impactful. You want to go through it so desperately yet if you do, all the mysteries that once made you curious will now disappear making you wonder about your decision, well for me at least.

This just screams fanfic and honestly with the current fanfic I'm working on, I might be able to implement this in very easily :D Now for the last critique remaining.
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:iconhannahisfine:
Hannahisfine Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
King Sombra Shall Fall
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:iconartmagetommy:
artmagetommy Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
sweet I'd like to see find the door to light now XD
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:iconbevlian89:
bevlian89 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Badass.
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:iconthejboy88:
Thejboy88 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
And then she steps though it and finds herself in a secret military famility inside Cheyenne Mountain.
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:iconalluris:
Alluris Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stargate: Equestria
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Davidhedrick95 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
looks kinda like a Star Gate to me
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:iconacetrainer44:
AceTrainer44 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
It's a Stargate Twilight!
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:iconlou-sifer:
Lou-Sifer Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can only agree with you in this matter. This is one of the best deviasions I've seen today and I'm not lying when I say that you deserve all the congratulasions you get. Great work!
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TheMusicBrony Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Here is the song Like I said :D
[link]
Hope you enjoy it :DD
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:iconstandardbronybrowser:
It looks kinda like the portal into all of time that time-lords had to stare into as a rite of passage.
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:icongreen-kirby:
Green-Kirby Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
Reminds me of stargåte. :V
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:iconlightning198:
lightning198 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful.
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:iconpowerfulstardust:
PowerfulStardust Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
Amazing!!! Fantastique!!! :star:
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Game-BeatX14 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I personally think this is one of your best works yet! Loving the scenery, it feels a lot more immersive than your other stuff. Awesome work, as always.
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:iconlinkfan196:
Linkfan196 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
and here i was thinking it was a doctor who reference to the portal with the time vortex in it...
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:iconthemusicbrony:
TheMusicBrony Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
May I use this Picture for a song? :D
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:iconjamey4:
Jamey4 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Sure, as long as you give me credit :)
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:iconthemusicbrony:
TheMusicBrony Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Okie dokie Lokie :D
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:iconmanagor:
Managor Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
"Chevron seven, locked"
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:iconmasdragonflare:
Masdragonflare Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
SO EPIC :iconpukingrainbowsplz:
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:iconussspeed:
USSSpeed Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
It's a stargate and it stays open for 38 mins. :p
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:iconfatherbrouny:
FatherBrouny Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
Looks great!
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:iconronmart12:
ronmart12 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
She quickly approaches the portal and asks...

*she wakes up in Rainbow Dash's house, on her couch with Rainbow standing in front of her*
Twilight: Huh, how long was I asleep.
Rainbow Dash: Three days, you have a bed you know.
Twilight: I'm starving, I'm gonna get something to eat.
*she stands up and walks out of the house*


SHE IS THE WIZARD!!!
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:iconpumice-footstone:
Pumice-Footstone Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
what is the meaning of life? "42"
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:icondereckc1:
dereckc1 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
Looks amazing! Though I must say at first glance I was thinking, "Now how did Twilight find a Stargate?"
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Drake-Ryu Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
WHAT DOES SHE ASK?! I MUST KNOW MORE!
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:iconjamey4:
Jamey4 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:icontrollface:
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:iconcoltboy:
Coltboy Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist
Oh, you.
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SandwichDelta Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Jamey this is beast.
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:iconjamey4:
Jamey4 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe, thanks! I went all out on the 3D modeling in this one. :D
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TalonsofIceandFire Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
Could Twilight be entering...THE TWILIGHT ZONE?!
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:icondemoman241:
Demoman241 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
B( dude... that was terrible!

But still made me laugh! XD
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:icondemoman241:
Demoman241 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
You know when I said it was terrible... I meant it in a good way right? B(
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:iconquigon777:
Quigon777 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
And I as well.
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MillenniumFalsehood Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Getting strong Stargate vibes from this! :D Great work!
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symphonii Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
This is amazing!
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FrostRaven32 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Nice work. I really like both the story and the art itself
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