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Bloom in the Dark

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New addition for my Season 6 Episode Art!
Season 6, Episode 4: On Your Marks
For more info on my episode art: MLP:FIM Season 5 Episode Art Streams

An episode like this was to be expected, to see what'd happen to the CMC now they got their marks. Quite interesting focus on Applebloom. Just kinda had to make this scene I guess haha. Made me think of previous times I had light cast inside a room (sleeping Twi comes to mind)

Bit rougher/quicker approach this time around, not as much body to make, mostly just her face/hair, almost a portrait with some background scenery to it. But it was fun, also because I don't make fillies that often, so it brought some possible challenges with it.
It felt like a combination of different older pieces I've made. The square portraits, with some of the rougher environments, and some others.

I enjoyed the episode (it's hard for me not to enjoy, though hah)
First song of the season!
Throughout everything it was interesting to see a bunch of different "lessons" or aspects, which on their own may not always mean the most, but come together quite nicely. Not realising what you had until it's gone, not forcing things, all the AB realisations, and so on. New characters introduced as well as old ones reappearing. Even a bit of Rarity thrown in there, without her actually appearing, hehe.

Anyhow, was fun! Although I did only just get to watch and make this piece because I was at BUCK during the weekend. This next one will be as before, though, the normal schedule.
Hope y'all enjoy this little later episode art.


Approx Time: 6 hours
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Bloom in the Dark [WIP] by AssasinMonkey


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PinkyKnight's avatar

dude that's a scary drawing!

ChrisMillerGU's avatar

Applebloom, you're cute as a button no matter what face you make. ❤️

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You never fail to amaze me, AssasinMonkey. As always, the coat and the hair are neatly designed, looking as close to real life as possible, but what I enjoy most about this piece is definitely the lighting. I adore not only how the sunlight shines upon Apple Bloom, but also the way that the room becomes darker as you move further away from the light, giving it more of a horror vibe. I also like the amount of detail you put into the notes as well as the wood, which draws the viewer more into the environment. Now I will point out a few criticisms. Firstly, there appears to be too many ripples in Apple Bloom's bow. It's so ripply, that it almost looks like it's a part of her mane, and that she died it a different color. Making it smoother would make the texture of it more lifelike. Secondly, I don't like the fact that AB is staring away from the camera. In the original scene, the snarly look she gave her friends was scary because she stared directly at the camera, making the viewer feel like they are being glared at, as if they're the ones who are threatened. Would The Silence of the Lambs be any scarier if Hannibal was always staring towards the left and never towards the camera? I don't think so. Based on your drawings, I've noticed that you don't like to replicate scenes shot for shot, which is understandable, but this is an illustration that could have really benefited from it. Other than that, I still think this a strong piece, filled with realistic textures and horror elements. I just think it could have improved in a few areas. But overall, I think this is a well polished piece. Keep up the great work as always, AssasinMonkey!
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Woah.

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Sorry.
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Once again, you have outdone yourself with this piece from the first Cutie Mark Crusader centered episode of the new season, my friend!

The detail and effort you put into this piece, especially with the point of the episode where Apple Bloom looked back at her friends when they returned to the clubhouse, feeling scorned because they went off to do other things they wanted to try, while she was left unable to find anything she liked to do, was flawless!

I love how you did her mane, tail, and the bow as well, not to mention her eyes as she looks back at her friends upon noticing them having come back to check up on her! That was awesome and amazing!

I can't wait to see what you do for the next episode and the rest of this season!!!
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The shading on this is beautiful! So is the texture of appleebllooms mane, tale, body and body and bow. You shaded her perfectly good job! It almost looks like it's real. ALMOST you did forget one thing. She's a pony! She's suppose to be somewhat furry. But that's fine...... I mostly like this because of all that beautiful shading. The shading on apple loom matches the shading of the background. It's perfect! But a little easier too realistic. But that's a good thing! It proves that your a great artist! Love your work! Have a great spring! And keep up with your excellent art.
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The speed at which you constantly turn out episode related artwork is incredible! I don't know how you do it, the extent of detail that goes in to each piece is truly impressive. Look at the nail heads sticking out of the boards in the background: the lines in the wood planks, the edges where they join together. That reflection of the bright doorway in her eye, and that expression! The lines are soft but the image still draws the eye to the center, the bold colors- bright, but less cartoon- like than the show, brings it down to a more relatable level. Your artwork certainly is eye catching, and the character proportions look excellent.
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The way you can operate with light and shadow is simply amazing!
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this  is from my fave ep  and this looks amazing!
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nightdinner123's avatar
She looks ready to kill
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OMG THIS IS SOO COOL!
Shenronn's avatar
If she can't find a cutiemark problem then she'll make a cutiemark problem
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Godness O.O 

I admire the magic you can do with lighting and shading in your arts :thumbsup: :+fav: 
meepking123's avatar
So real looking its creepy
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Hi may I use this as a thumbnail it is for a story im going to write and I will of course I will you the
Credit of drawing this its flipping amazing :D
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Wow, that's realistic to the point of creepy.
FelidaeFire's avatar
This is amazing! please keep up the good work!
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"Close the door! I only find comfort in the darkness now!"
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yaaaay apple bloom
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