While Ponryu is on a mission, Striderloo goes to investigate a strange disturbance at Sweetie Belle's singing practice before her big performance. Upon arriving she finds a rogue shadow in the rafters throwing bombs at the stage, she leaps into action destroying the bombs before they hit her friend Sweetie Belle who is on stage practicing her singing.
So, something a bit old, but it's something, right? I'd been meaning to post this here for a while, but it just... spaced my mind. Anyway, back in January, Equestria Daily had a mini Artist Training Grounds event, this time with a different sort of spin on it. There was a little ongoing story that Phoe wrote, and the themes were all based around that. It was a very transitional time for me, and as a result, I was only able to finish 3 of the 5 pictures during the event, but I did eventually go back and finish the last two. For whatever reason, I got it in my head to make them all featuring background ponies, all be based on a singular color theme, and all featuring ponies in different sorts of armor. I also avoided showing their eyes until the last day, because it seemed significant at the time. Anyway, I compiled them all into one image, since I did have sort of a running theme going on. I like how they look together, mostly.
Here's a list of the themes, for the record: Day One: Draw a pony in armor Day Two: Draw a pony in training Day Three: Draw a pony dueling Day Four: Draw a pony on a rescue mission Day Five: Draw a pony coming home
A early birthday gift for the wonderful , storyboard artist for DHX Studio, she has done many things including Ed, Edd and Eddy, Martha Speaks and of course My Little Pony FIM!
She is amazing and loved by every brony and has inspired me. I have done many different types of art and though I love doing CG art, from digital paintings and drawings to 3D design and animation, I have found a joy in doing storyboards and telling stories through my art. Hearing Sibsy in an interview made me decide I will work to improve my storyboard art to someday become a storyboard artist as well.
Pre-production for the win!
MLP FIM (c) Hasbro and Wild Fire design (c) Art (c) Me
During the invasion of the changelings, Ponryu hears cries of his student, he dashes to the aid of his student and finds her with her friends, he steps in front of them and acts as a shield but scootaloo steps in front of ponryu with fierceness in her eyes. Ponryu is impressed and after the attack is over he will ask Scootaloo if she wishes to become a strider.
I guess the backstory to this pic if it were to have one: Twinkleshine became jealous of Twilight Sparkles’ success. Though she too, was able to make it into Celestia’s school for gifted unicorns, Twinkleshine always felt as if she was living in the shadow of her classmate. Her hard work and achievements always paling in comparison to the gifted unicorn. Many years later, once news had reached Canterlot about the Elements of Harmony and their defeat of Nightmare Moon, Twinkleshine heard that Twilight had become the Element of Magic. She now spends her days locked in deep research at the Canterlot archives in hopes of one day surpassing her rival.
I thought about putting more into the background, but everything I came up with seemed to take away from the effect of the foreground… Maybe next time.
My Little Pony - Twilight Sparkle and Princess Luna
"Dear Princess Celestia,
While it's always important to remember to study, there are other things that are just as vital to remember: An inner life is nice to develop and flourish...but there is no greater world than the reality where you know you are loved and cherished.
Your Faithful Student, Twilight"
Thine precious student dost hath a fine flank.
Haaaaa. I'm funny.
But seriously, I drew this as a distraction. I'm not feeling too well to do anything important, and needed to relax. No idea why ponies came out, though. But oh well, who am I to turn down Twiluna?
For some reason, after seeing this [link] It suddenly made me think of Twilight being a vampire, so I made this. I was also inspired by the artworks done by Castlevania artist Kojima Ayami (which also is the reason behind the title since it's from one of my favorite 'vania games).