Yeeeah, I wanted to try out more humans. It's been like over a year since the last time I've tried painting one.
The renaissance noble whatever style clothing is something many people do for Discord aaand I just decided to follow it, other than that it's just made while trying to block out the influences I've got from all the other fanart in hopes to get something unique-ish.
I had this one kinda started a long time ago, so no time lapse this time.
Also, sorry! I've been really dead in deviantart for a while and have been reeeeally slow about checking and answering comments and notes.
Edit: GAWD, here you go some Sheogoraths, will you now notice the difference?
I thought this would be a perfect last picture for this summer. This piece is a reiteration from this one, my very first colorized digital pony work which dates back to 2.6.2011 and just never came to be.. Later I did the Lyra instead. I've wanted to redo this piece for a good while, 'cause I liked the idea.
So yeah, just keep believing in what you want to do, and this can be the progress you do in just two years.
And yes it is a last picture of this summer 'cause I'll be going on sort of a partial hiatus as my mandatory military service begins tomorrow, and it'll keep me busy for about 12 months. I still have weekends and some holidays for artsy stuff but yeh..
Edit: All comments from now on will be answered in few weeks once I have my first weekend break. See ya soon!
"What are you doing now King of Chaos? What is this new act you seem to want to pursue? It is against your essence, against your inner nature. It is better to be true to yourself. To be who you are. That which is destructive, warping and cruel. A truly awful existence, completely detestable with nothing of merit or value. Be yourself Discord. This isn't the real you, and you should not try to be who you're not."
From a dream I had a week ago. It was... a very strange dream. But it had Discord in it so it was pretty awesome. Copy pasted from my Journal:
I dreamt the 4th season of MLP started and the first episode focused entirely on Discord. The episode focused on his inner turmoil since, in the dream, he wasn't always a being of chaos but a pony, and was twisted in a being of destruction. And since he's decided to change that, more destructive and evil beings than him challenge his mindset, telling him things like he's running from his true nature... and his true nature is a truly awful, terrible thing to be and he's a terrible being for existing, but that he should embrace it, because he is a corrupted life form. He was in a swirling, shapeless cloud while they taunted him, confused about his own powers which are focused on warping and destroying and his new want to be a good person. In a later part of the dream, while travelling with allies, they're wandering through a labyrinth and get split up. The person with Discord says they're afraid for the other 2 people who might end up getting killed by the various traps in the maze, but Discord mentions he'd cast a spell of protection on them so they should be alright. When the 2 missing people rejoin them, joking and laughing, Discords companion scolds them, saying that Discord had to cast such a spell, something that was apparently bad since it goes against Discord's nature, and it was something he should not have been forced to do.
There was also a small bit about he and Celestia (who in the dream is older than him) were very close when they were young, but as Discord grew and embraced his chaotic nature, Celestia grew to resent him, and even now no longer holds any fondness for him. He doesn't wish to rekindle the relationship with her, but he regrets what had happened between them, and there's a painting he had which reminded him of when things were simpler, and they had a friendship together.
There was a lot of other awesome stuff including a giant indoor pool flooding with foam so there's no more up and down, hidden treasures in old castles over grown with thousands of tiny mushrooms and Discord's lair being a little house balanced rather impossibly on an extremely tall pole that you can only get to by flying (which Discord did a lot).
More than likely the beginning of Season 4 will sadly not be this epic
Thank you so much for using this as a header EQD! you guys always make my day! P.S. where is this duck every-one's talking about? D: I can't see it!
Oh good. I'm using fictional characters to vent. That's ALWAYS a good idea, isn't it? and TOTALLY not a way to make them OOC of anything.
Ok so this isn't a "boo hoo hoo. No-one luvs me." picture. As I always do, I tend to post a lot of journals talking about stuff I like, and I'll draw fanart for stuff I like and on Facebook I'll share and talk about inane stuff I'm into or find funny. But more often than not very few people have anything to say about these things. Now that's not really a big deal. Whatever. But for some reason I've had this little voice in the back of my head for a couple of months now where, if I do ANYTHING that isn't like, mlp art which usually goes over well, it pipes up and goes "No-one cares!"
I'll write a journal talking enthusiastically about something and it'll pipe up going "no-one cares about this stupid crap!" or I'll get an idea for something to write about or to draw and it'll pipe up with "Who are you kidding? No-one gives a shit!" And then, if I do put up something I'm passionate about or I'm talking about something in my personal life and it just goes by without notice, the most common line that goes through my head is "I guess no-one cares."
That little voice is really becoming a problem @___@ and don't take this as my way of saying "PEOPLE SHOULD LOOK AT ME BECAUSE I'M SO DAMN IMPORTANT!". This is me battling with an inner voice that's found a way to really beat me down and make me feel bad. My long time watchers will know I've been having a long battle with my inner voices trying to find different ways to make me unhappy, or doubt myself or just make me feel shitty.
"No-one shares your enthusiasm." "No-one has the same interests as you do." "No-one is interested in what you love to do." "No-one thinks the same way you do." "No-one gives a crap if you're unhappy about this." "You're being narcissistic in thinking it's something worth being unhappy about."
So I drew Discord. Because at least he's a character with interests and likes no-one in the show cares about either.
Oh hey look! a background! Hory shet!
Sorry for being whiny guys XP I hate complaining about my feels. Sometimes I just need to address them or I'll go nuts.
Just some vent art... I suppose. I like the way Discord came out.
Crystals are hard, and cold. They are stone and rock. But they are also organic and slowly grow over time.
Also yes, That's a symbol for Fluttershy's element there in the middle.
Not really sure what's going on here beyond that.
Background is a bunch of textures:
Thanks so much for the feature EQD
Fluttershy stared in horror at the crystals growing out of Discord. "Discord, what happened? What is this?"
"What? This?" replied Discord non-chalantly. "Oh, it's nothing to worry about. I'm just dying. That's all."
Discord suddenly let out a yell and doubled over in pain as another crystal emerged from his back. Fluttershy quickly flew under his arm to help support him as he started to sway.
"When did this start?" she asked him as she helped him to the couch.
"About two days ago, though I've could've been infected months ago. Years even," he said, gingerly lowering himself onto the couch.
"Infected? Is this some sort of sickness?"
"Of a sort. It's called the Deus Mortalis virus. The Spiritkiller. Right now, the magic in my body is crystallizing at a rapid rate and sending me to a very, very painful death. Overall, it's not an experience I'm relishing right now."
Discord flinched and clutched his side. Fluttershy looked at her friend with a sad expression on her face. "Discord, why didn't you say something sooner? I could've done something to help."
"Because you couldn't have. I've been trying everything to stop it or slow it's progress, and nothing has worked. Besides...I didn't want to you to worry..."
"I'm going to get Twilight," said Fluttershy, flying over to the front door. "She might know some way to cure it. Trust me, Discord, I will make you better."
"And if you can't?"
Fluttershy stopped and turned back to Discord who was sitting upright and staring intently at her.
"It's better than doing nothing," she replied "I'll be back soon." And with that, she left.
"Nkk." A crystal started protruding out of Discord's palm. "I hope you're right, Shutterfly..."
"If it's no trouble, I would love to see a picture of Twilight (and maybe her friends) fighting back Changelings in Canterlot! I'm practicing at the moment on my Changeling-drawing skills and it would mean so much to me coming from my biggest inspiration! X3 (P.s. If it's too much trouble, then it's okay! )"
Hah, those episodes really have me rolling with these I think? First Celestia then Nightmare Moon and now this?
It did give me a good excuse to finally make a Discord piece. I've sketched him out before, but here, now, finally, a finished piece. And it's quite a "weird" one while I was at it haha, all those colours. Quite an unique challenge I'd say, playing with rainbow overlay.
Again in a fairly rough and "fast" style, a little quicky again? Also playing around with cutting the subject off with the canvas. This one was even faster than the previous two, although I suppose maybe slightly less complex in light source. Took under 4 hours, which kinda surprised me. Approx Time: 4 hours Time Lapse: youtu.be/Wy_97s2nT90 WIP:
Another quick thingy, quicker than Celestia's piece. To which this a follow up for. Even though I didn't plan to do both when I made 'Celestial Harmony' hehe, but I think worth it right?
Nightmare Moon's colours, oh my, she's like the opposite of Celestia in terms of coat. So dark. At least there was enough to have a contrast with it like the eyes and armour pieces. Plus I used her mane as well, which I used as an excuse for the ring-o-magic. Approx Time: 4 hours Time Lapse: youtu.be/lS9TK5Lsfko WIP: Celestial Harmony
Timelapse: on Hold indefinitely WIP: [link] Approx Time: 14 hours 1000 Watchers: Achieved Those moments when I look at my most favourites piece and that Behemoth just stand tall above all the others. It is probably one of the most responsible for all these watchers, for I have reached 1000 watchers My gosh, I remember when I first hit 1000 favourites on my Changeling Behemoth... (and then 2k?!) Where did y'all come from?! How did I even get here, wha, wh, I... yea, it happened apparently Y'all are absolutely awesome you know? Thank you for this! I hope I can make it all worth your watch. It's been a fun journey so far, may the rest be the same. I've got no plans on going anywhere else soon.
I thought it was only appropriate to make a return for that beast, the behemoth of my gallery. Not exactly how I hoped it would be, especially considering which mark the first one has left, but I hope it's still somewhat worth this moment.
It was quite fun to make this though, filled up plenty of livestream hours, which I hope were enjoyable, seeing the behemoth finally be created again. This is actually the 4th iteration in terms of remaking the behemoth. I've tried to remake him 3 times before this, but they never gotten beyond the initial value sketch (and sometimes colour sketch) But now, I finally managed to finish one of them. I think the Behemoth is one of those I've a lot of cancelled version of, including the old one from back in August
Took quite a bit of hours, but I also took a slight different approach, had something else in mind, trying to get my large scale scenes back up and running. Especially since more is coming (of even larger scale)
But for now, let's stay with this and I hope y'all enjoy it. Change can be good and thank you all again for a 1000 watchers. Rant... over and out
King Sombra, a villain from the series My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.
Might I say, this is the first official pony fanart I've done |D though my style isn't exactly what you'd think is associated with the show. Anyways, this guy's cool and I hope he would've gotten more screentime. But what can you do.
The first piece in my attempt to do a series of the villains of the show. Next one shall be Discord, the troublemaking Dragonequus.