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Bulls of the Hooved

New addition for my First Contact War universe.

Not all hooved follow the same mentality.

Expanding upon my previous introduction of Bovine, alongside a Siren of Albicant.
Click the Siren's link for a short on their backstory. They basically serve the Equine Empire, exploring the world to either assimilate or exterminate any power, creature or other entity they find.

The bulls of the bovine have their own slightly morbid or dark warriors culture. At least these specific bulls.
In case you were wondering, that is indeed leather he's wearing. Basically... they carry their bloodline on, literally.

This piece was quite fun to do. I got in the right mindset for the light, colour, dynamic, and it all just worked together quite well. Keeping rough but efficient brush strokes.

Approx Time: 9,5 hours
Bulls of the Hooved [WIP] by AssasinMonkey

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AlisiaLanet's avatar
:star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Impact

Vision: Nicely done in, I would say reflecting a lovely story in the making. Feels very exciting and lively.

Originality: I have not seen anything like this before so I find it very original and a nice action scene brings me to wonder what lead up to this encounter.

Technique: The attention to detail is amazing. The fur on the bull is very well done to show the flexing of the body in its turn to continue following the pony. The expression on the pony's face is wonderfully done. The eyes though I did have a slight problem seeing where they were looking so perhaps a slight hue to help add definition from eye color and whites of eyes to help with the line of sight from the pony would be nice, just my thought. The detail with the creases and bends of the clothing on the pony is also amazing with its attention to detail. I love the...yellow items around the pony's legs towards her hooves again nice detail in the small area's. The shading is also very well done in my opinion on the targets and the surroundings. The flying water is a nice touch as is the small bolts with the face armor of the bull though I felt a bit unsure of my feelings towards how the water turned out coming up around the pony's hooves. Seems right but yet at the same time seems could had been illustrated better like was done around the bull's hooves.

Impact: It got me thinking over a story of how this image came to play out. I do get an Assassin's Creed feel from the mare's clothing. I started to think and wonder if she had been after a sacred item or if she was just simply exploring the area when she came across the bull(s) territory and in trying to negotiate in locating her destination or for an item they had she wanted/needed this was the result. So many thoughts.

Overall I think it is nicely done and very well detailed with its lines, curves, shading, and attention to the little things. Though the eyes could have had a slight hue or something to help better define their looking direction to make it easier to notice quicker but that is just my opinion as I do also love the slight glow I think I see with them. Still unsure on the water spraying up around the mare's legs, part of me thinks perhaps it could have had more detail like the water around the bull's legs but again that is just my opinion. Wonderful work and amazingly done.
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Woah!!! So epic!!! :wow: :wow: :wow:
simply awesome.

oddly enough though i would say the earth pony has the advantage. one firm buck and she could knock out, if not kill, the bull.
everythingelse07's avatar! This is freakin' amazing!

I can't believe you painted this in nine hours! It would take me a year to create something half this awesome (I will refrain from making 20% more awesome joke...I will refrain from making 20% more awesome joke...)!
C-Pancake's avatar
HOLY SHIT THIS IS AMZAING!Jdiojdjfi I love the color style in this to :3
Ashoof's avatar
WHOA! is all i can say. WHOA!
Brainstormer623's avatar
Mess with the bull and you get--the point of this joke. :meow:
It may not be obvious, but the bull l is telling the Siren "I politely disagree with your statement about ponies being the chosen race with the right to master all. Now, come here so we can discuss this like adults" Meow :3 
GUILLE832's avatar
"Alright, alright! I´m sorry I said you were fat as a cow! You are pretty damn fast!"
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Savage Perusal (R)
Target creature you control fights another creature an opponent controls; then at the end of combat, if neither creature has died, they fight again.
        Clapping Pony Icon - Inky 
FralLeman's avatar
Y'aways make such awesome art.  This is no exception.
Maldrete's avatar
I love this picture. The amount of detail is simply astonishing. And another good point: it looks fantastic as a wall-paper! You've thought of everything.
CiskatEllen's avatar
Gosh you are REALLY good at this. 0-0
Ever consider becoming a professional? 
Tzryylon5's avatar
Bull: I just want a moment of your time.
Pony: I'M BUSY!!!
Bull: But bladder cancer is a real issue! If you'll just slow down and allow me to--
Bull: Look. You can keep pushing this appointment back or we can get this over and done with.
Bull: That might just be the case, sir.
KuroNeko369's avatar
The attention to detail is amazing!
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