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[FoE/PH] Hoofington by TheOmegaRidley [FoE/PH] Hoofington by TheOmegaRidley
"Well, great. Ghosts. Robots. Turrets. Ghouls. Radiation. Enervation. When all this was done, I was going to the Core for a vacation !"
   ~ Blackjack

Finally, after many days of work (in fact, some hours, but I had only little spare time so...), the Hoofington Core is complete ! This is the darkest place in the Wasteland, I won't make anything else look as dark as this in future drawings.
If the layout of the picture reminds you of another drawing of the Core (seen it on reddit, nowhere else), it's normal. That picture kinda reached into my mind and became my official canon version of how I see the city. So this was intended, even if many changes were made here.
The tower in the back is part of the S.P.P. array.

Constructive feedback is, as always, welcome ! (And if you need a brighter version, just ask !)
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:iconraptore1917:
Raptore1917 Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  New Deviant
the citadel is what it's called and they do look resemblance the place where the combine reside
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Raptore1917 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  New Deviant
that tall building reminds me of half life 2
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TheOmegaRidley Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've never played the Half-Life games myself, to be honest, so that's a funny coincidence :meow:
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:iconbookwormdazzleartist:
OMG THIS IS PERFECT!! THANK YOU!

I always had a hard time imagining Hoofington and the Core and how it looked like (I have NO imagination, lol)

By the way, the little town on the left, is that supposed to be Chapel? (Correct me if I'm wrong, I can forget things easily when it comes to a long story and waiting for updates XD) Since there is a bridge near Chapel in the story where they do the pilgrimage and get...well...you know. I thought that would be it.

Once again, this is amazing! 
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TheOmegaRidley Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, glad you like it ! There are other picture of Hoofington lying around, they're just hard to find. 
As for the town on the left, that's Chapel indeed.
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sonicavenger1 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Which is Shadowbolt Tower, the one in the middle of the city or the one in the background?
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TheOmegaRidley Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The one in the middle of the city is Shadowbolt tower. The one in the backgound is suposed to be an SPP tower, but seeing how many questions I've received about it, and how it kinda fucks up the whole composition of the picture, I'm probably going to remove it. Someday.
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KiT1212 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah im doing a map for SFM based on this picture, i assumed the one in the background was Shadowbolt tower....
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ChibiMisfit Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014
May I use this as a background as long as I give you credit?
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:icontheomegaridley:
TheOmegaRidley Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As long as you credit me, it's totally okay. Thanks for asking !
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ChibiMisfit Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014
I wanted to make sure and I always give credit :)
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Vector-Brony Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hoofington rises!
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:icontheomegaridley:
TheOmegaRidley Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
and the end is near ! :noes:
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:iconstonedguru:
stonedguru Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
The Core, the city itself kills.
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:iconbesmarter:
BeSmarter Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
Your art is amazing. Keep up the excellent work
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:icontheomegaridley:
TheOmegaRidley Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, man. :)
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Kalimdor89 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well... it is pretty hard one to siege xD
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:icontheomegaridley:
TheOmegaRidley Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It sure is. The Zebras never managed to destroy it, after all.
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phopkhorne Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
This looks amazing. First rate. Top shelf. I honestly cant wait to finish pink eyes and start PH. I just cant think how this could be improved.
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TheOmegaRidley Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you like it :D
Also, I hope you'll enjoy Project Horizons, despite what people say about the latest chapters, it's still a brilliant story. Also, here's a suggestion : Take a sheet of paper, or better, a hundred sheets, and every time there's a new setllement or a new character, write down the name, the colors, etc...or you'll end up forgetting them :)
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phopkhorne Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
Is it ultra grim?. I LOVE ME SOME GRIMDARK
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TheOmegaRidley Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's a very dark story, indeed. I'm sure you'll like it !
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phopkhorne Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
YAY. its hard to write a sidestory (My own) that considers PH as canon but didnt read it (Co writer has) but it looks cooleyos and i cant wait.
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Adalbertus Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh, yes, this is very much how I see the core myself. 
I wish I found that picture sooner, before I did mine version, it would make my job so much easier. 
awesome work and amazing detail :D
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:icontheomegaridley:
TheOmegaRidley Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, glad you like it :) And it's good to know it fits your representation of the Hoofington Core.
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Adalbertus Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well, I draw mine almost exactly like you did yours...well... ok, yours is way better and less... flat... still, the general... skyline, lest call it, is the same :) 
I really should have looked before I did mine, it would probably motivate me to at least try =P
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EonOrteaShadowmaster Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Student Writer
Yipes.  Scary ol' place, isn't it?
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:icontheomegaridley:
TheOmegaRidley Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I heard they've got a lovely not-so-irradiated beach somewhere next to the city, so it can't be that scary, right ?
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EonOrteaShadowmaster Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Student Writer
Right.  What's the catch?  Radigators?  Radsharks?  Rampage's relaxation area?
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TheOmegaRidley Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my lord, the last one made me laugh so hard. xD
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EonOrteaShadowmaster Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Student Writer
:D  Much obliged.
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Samuraimph Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ok so 1. this is pretty much how I pictured hoofington 2. this pictures sent shivers down me spine when I saw it. Very nicely done!
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:icontheomegaridley:
TheOmegaRidley Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, good to know that it's similar to your canon Hoofington. Thank you =]
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Samuraimph Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No worries man, again twas nicely made and is a really good representation of it o3o
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DarkCog Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful. Somber, but beautiful.
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TheOmegaRidley Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :)

(btw, your profile picture reminds me of Mr.House from New Vegas.)
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DarkCog Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Andrew Ryan from BioShock. But it makes sense. Both Andrew Ryan and Robert Edwin House in appearance were based on Howard Hughes. 

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:icondavid-irastra:
David-Irastra Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
how many balefire bomb or TBB need that city for be obliterated!
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TheOmegaRidley Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I suggest shooting all the Balefire missiles recovered by Lighthooves at it. We might be able to scratch it. :dummy:
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David-Irastra Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
damn it! maybe maverick can help us with that shity city!
great job, the next is the big 52, right?
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chibiBiscuit Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really nice! Unfortunately, I haven't read Project Horizons yet, so I have no context as to what Hoofington's like, but just from an artistic point of view, it looks fantastic. ^___^
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TheOmegaRidley Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I will always be the first suggesting people read Project Horizons. It's pretty long (1.2 Millions of words, that's longer than the seven Harry Potter books together !), but it's worth the time.
Usually, when a story you read updates, you're like "Oh yes !". When Project Horizons updates it's more like "OmfG update update update what am I doing right now thinking about this the chapter's been out for twenty seconds now that's twenty seconds I could've spend reading iiit !"

And thanks, I'm glad you like the picture ! :)
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chibiBiscuit Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know I need to... Originally I wanted to wait though, because I was still enamored with the original... And from the first chapter, I was drawing too many similarities to the original story. (Homosexual unicorn mare who is only capable of telekinesis?)

I just caught up with Murky No. 7, and I'm starting Pink Eyes now... But I'll probably be circling back around Project Horizons after that. ^_^
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David-Irastra Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
go for heroes or even las pegasus!
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chinman Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
Absolutely awesome! 

Its just so dark and foreboding!  Everything one would expect from what is arguably the deadliest place in the Equestrian Wasteland.

I suppose my only real nitpick here is that the Core was described as being dominated by the six Ministry Hubs, which included Shadowbolt Tower and one tower that had broken off and fallen into the river surrounding the island, which were arranged in a concentric ring.  But seriously, don't feel bad if it doesn't match up perfectly with the description since if I recall it was given early on in one of the first 10 chapters of the story, so I don't think you should fault yourself for not being able to remember this one little detail from this (over 1 million word long!!) story.
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TheOmegaRidley Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, honestly, can't say I remembered that. Completely forgot it, same way as I forgot the Pit in a Fillydelphia picture, etc...I'll make sure to add the hubs (I still score a 1 out of 6 for Shadobolt tower, hah !) in the updated version of the core. Same for the collapsed tower that is supposed to cause the rapids (Blackjack getting boats dropped on her head and stuff). But I feel a little bad about such mistakes because what I wanted to draw was an accurate version of Hoofington. But I won't forget that in the future.

Thanks for all the precious advices ! =]
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Natchaotix Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
It's fabulous :)
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:icontheomegaridley:
TheOmegaRidley Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Merci :)
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:iconrotorix:
Rotorix Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
The locations are getting more and more cheery.
Nice work.
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TheOmegaRidley Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was on my iPod, read "cheeky", and was like WTF ?! :D
Anyway, thanks ! :)
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