New Episode [A Rockhoof and a Hard Place], New FanArt!
You will not go to Valhalla just yet, big horse.
Darn, was it a sad moment when he was ready to just be turned into stone. To be remembered as a Hero and not a failure. It was also a great way to get the students involved in it, especially Yona. Seemed very fitting.
To me it did feel like there was this sad past tied into everything, albeit he was very positive about it and probably because he had living folks to share his live with. Unlike Somnambula, who still has her home civilization to go back to, he was one of the pillars who didn't. His history was fully part of pony history now, a heritage of all. But he's the one to share it in living tales now.
He does tell stories quite great, although a bit destructive at times haha.
That kinda PTSD moment, tho.... Volcano in his eyes. It wasn't as drastic, but it did snap him into a protector mode, shovelling the students (lol) out of harms way.
They covered a lot of different characters this episode, all the Pillars and Stygian even. Showing where they ended up, trying to fit into the new world, forgetting the past. I did not expect Mistmane to end up in a crystal garden! That was pretty awesome.
Overal, lots of stuff in this episode, and good feel to it.
I had to try and capture some of his epic tales in a painting, tho I really wasn't sure about what to do for the background, still not, but I hope the tone fits his tale.
Put a bit different shading mentality into this as well, a pony where some extra imperfections and wrinkles won't hurt, and maybe even add to it. It ain't Rarity, so less smoothing needed hah
Approx Time: 5 hour