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Feuds of Families

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Next addition for my Season 5 Episode Art!
Season 5, Episode 23 - The Hooffields and McColts
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This episode hah, wow. That was quite a war, or feud basically. Pretty funny to see how they tackled such a topic. Fire the Pumpkin cannons!!! The sharp arrows, the trojan cake, the shield shaped doors, the tactics, ambush, all of it haha. Brilliant stuff.

I admit, there's a slight bias towards liking seeing this darker more aggressive side of ponies because of my First Contact War Universe around ponies vs gryphons.

It was quite enjoyable to see that scenario, and the references mentioned above, but not limited to those since there were couple more there. Like Rosie the Riveter! First time we've seen a mare with a stallion build, which was a nice addition.

As for this piece, I do also admit that I kept some parts a bit simpler. Today is a single session artwork day, so I didn't want to take too long. And my hoof was feeling a bit sore from all the small brush strokes. I enjoyed making an environment again, though. Besides that also figuring out the composition, I really like those type of battlefield paintings, and it's been a while since I did one.
Makes me want to do some FCW again. Which I can get back to after the season.

Anyhow, while I probably forgot what else I wanted to type, this is probably plenty already. Hope y'all enjoy!


Approx Time: 10 hours
Feuds of Families [WIP] by AssasinMonkey


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GJ301's avatar
:star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Impact

You call THIS simple?! No, this is far from anything basic. Of course, what stands out the most about this picture is the landscape. It is incredible detailed and pretty to look at. However, I personally feel like it's too pretty. You see, the whole idea of the episode is that the two families were so caught up in beating each other and proving themselves as the best, that they didn't realize that they were causing destruction to the environment around them. I feel like the scenery should be a bit grittier and deathlike to emphasize the misery that the two families are instilling onto the environment. Perhaps Ma Hooffield and Big Daddy McColt could be arguing over how the other has ruined their surroundings, and that's what makes them feud even more! That's just an idea. Now with that said, the landscape is still gorgeous, and the way in which the two earth ponies are arguing is interesting to look at. I just feel there should be more of a reiteration of how damaging the tension has been. Still though, keep up the tremendous work, AssasinMonkey!
Nope-Engineer's avatar
This actually feels like a Team Fortress 2 reference for whatever reason.

But regardless, you art is stellar!
PacificGreen's avatar
Gorgeous work. I wish people made more art of the Hooffields and McColts.
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Gorgeous and masterful work ^.^
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Discord-Sparkle's avatar
This style kinda reminds me of Moe's
0Alfa's avatar
Well, a familial war is better than a WAAAGH in Equestria, am I right? :lol: :( And I was expecting a pony to yell that out...
ConnieTheCasanova's avatar
This art if amazing! May I please use it for a thumbnail of a video of mine if I credit you in the description?
As a matter of fact all of your art is astounding!
ijustloveit619's avatar
Assassinmonkey, you've done it again :D
mlpdarksparx's avatar
Whoops! I need to watch this episode. XD
cajobif's avatar
This kind of conflict needed to be adressed.

Awesome piece.
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TooCliched's avatar
You really bring more life to the backgrounds that the show offers in their episodes.
Mokey1980s's avatar
I really enjoyed this episode a lot, myself. Not as many visual comedy gags but the flow of the whole thing was very well done. And yes I did miss that Rosie the Riveter reference, the fact that they did use a stallion model shows that maybe the acknowledge that variety in pony aesthetics really makes the world that much more engaging.

Anyway, I really like your depiction of the Feud between the 2 clans, nicely done and the skirmish in the valley below is well detailed for a far-shot of it. Also I see you put in the pony that was gonna clobber the other pony with the shovel, glad to know I'm not the only one that got a kick out of that scene. =p
Epicguy19's avatar
Hoof? But you're a monkey!

...Unless there's something that you've been meaning to tell us after all this time!
Gugulynn's avatar
I think he's a monkey-pony hybrid.
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Stunning, absolutely stunning. Keep up the amazing job! 10/10
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