My little thing about the Princesses ruling Equestria with an iron fist. You've seen it before in previous pics. Added Cadance and Shining Armor to the mix. I always like my Princesses to kick ass and take names.
Once more into the frey. Into the last good fight I will every know. Live and die this day. Live and die... This day. (The Grey. 2012)
This is another concept illustration for Fortress Earth: [link] This time it shows one of the aliens massive ships moving in on an airbase (out of shot) its compliment of fighters take out some F15's the last one being shot out of the sky just as the huge ship emerges from a large storm cloud. A group of other F15's engage the target with no idea if their missiles will have any effect.
The ships design was meant to seem kind of organic and menacing, the race are called the Drag'oo so I kind of took that and made their large atmospheric carrier ships look like dragons, they have many wing like structures that move to stabalise the ships and many of the surface plates move as well.
"I don't know about this..." "What are you talking about, you look awesome!"
This is a commission for White Hawk, of Twilight Spakle after being transformed into a dragon. I tried to go a bit of a different direction than most drawings with it, as well as experimenting with some new background techniques. The lighting is far more complex than in most of my drawings up to this point, for example, the shadows are the correct blue that would be filling in from the sky, rather than just pure black. It's amazing what you learn when you actually study these things, haha
You can also see that I used "tilt shift" in photoshop to blur the bottom 25% or so of the drawing, giving it a somewhat more realistic appearance.
The ocean and sand textures are from cgtextures.com, and I used this wallpaper for come composition and color ideas for the background. I wasn't able to find the original source of this wallpaper (original photographer, for example), and if someone does find it please let me know.
Read some comics and check out the Maud design at the bottom! <<<Rainbow Dash Writes a Fanfic (Dash, Wonderbolts) <<<The Replacement (Dash, Derpy) <<<You’re Not You When You’re in Withdrawal (Fallout:Equestria) <<<Daring Do’s Actual Adventures (Dash, Daring Do) <<<Expressions of Maud (T-shirt design)
I've been fiddling with this thing on and off for almost three weeks now. I made a ballpoint sketch at work that I decided I needed to turn into a digital art, so I did. That's about the story of this. Except for the part where I got really indecisive about the color adjustments at the end and have a whole folder of variations on this with funny green under-lighting.
well, when i originally drew my first pony, it was an OC, and she was a military pegasus, and from there i doodled some ponies with guns and whatnot, and that's where "my little veteran" comes from. Here, i wanted to originally just draw Twilight, but that kinda snowballed into this, probably my most complete piece. So here, Vietnam Ponies. Enjoy!
A couple notes about this piece. (For those who saved previous. Please save this one for this is the true final version.)
I was inspired by the Marvel vs Capcom 2/Super Smash Brothers covers. What if MLP:FiM was some kind of fighting game with lots of mini games thrown in it. Sort of the like Mortal Kombats with the MK chess, test your sight, etc.
Don't take these seriously. It's all in good fun.
2D Sprite HEAVEN.
~ 3 vs.3 ~ If you select Princess Celestia or Nightmare Moon, that's the chars you can play. So 1 life bar vs. 3. ~ Secrets to obtain Princess Luna and Derpy Hooves. ~ You can't play the Hydra or Dragon. They're boss characters. ~ All the ponies' pets are used as moves. ~ Super Ultras would be there like Twilight going berserk or Fluttershy's stare. ~ Backgrounds would include such locations as Ponyville, Canterlot, DJ-Pon3's Rave, etc.
DLC (examples) ~ Emo Pinkie Pie ($7 har har) ~ Rainbow Dash Wonderbolt ALT costume ($4)
Oh you get the gist of it.
Of course, they don't fight and just have a Grand Galloping Gala.
Notes about the art:
All hand drawn/colored via Cintiq 12wx. Actual size is 5400x3038. The Tif file was just under 96 mb. Both Princess Celestia and Nightmare Moon are beautiful characters to draw.
There are still some spots on the good side. If you think there is a character that really really deserves a spot here, comment. If I get enough mentions for a char, they probably be added. This may not be the final version. Hence the V1 and this is the only place where you will see the changes. I will upload new versions as new piece. All done!
One last thing. If there's a new cool character in Ep 26, I probably add that.
Update: Added the Owl. I think he's evil!!!!!! (J/K)
Update: Little Strong Heart, Big Macintosh, Ursa Minor Added! Didn't realize I uploaded the humongous version! It's re-sized.
Update: Braeburn ADDED
Added the 3rd Pegasus Bully(very tiny spot), Shadow Bolt Leader, and a Diamond Dog soldier
FINAL! Will not add anymore. When Season 2 comes by, I may do another. Until then!
Update: Minor updates to some colors like Ursa Minor's Eyes and the Diamond Dog Leader's collar tag. Thank you for your quick eyes.
I want to express to every one of you my deepest gratitude. Thank you for the suggestions!
I have been doing this work since the end of Season 3 but I never have opportunity to post it until now. In cerebration of Season 4, I hope you guys enjoy! I lined this one with pencil and painted with Photoshop and SAI.
Some off topic: One of my friends is working on a new game for the OUYA. It is also a tower defense game, but not pony. I'm putting a link to his trailer in case you want to check it out: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykRobn…