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From End To Beginning

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Published: October 12, 2014
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For his story 'Dominant Species' :…

In terms of first day I began on this to finished it took me a bit longer than expected. The hours got a bit stretched across the months. But I think in the end, the result was worth it. Had a massive boost in productivity in this last week, managing to round up all the sketches and concept, then just fly through all the shading and details.

Great scope to work on in a fun way. Had fun designing dragons, for which this was a great excuse haha. (You might've remembered the sudden dragon designs from a while a go, that was mainly because of this piece)

Anywho, hope y'all enjoy the piece, and of course also for those who read are going to read the fanfic tied to it, enjoy the read :D

Approx time: Total unknown. Shading&detailing ~ 17 hours
From End To Beginning [WIP] by AssasinMonkey

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Not suprising but art was stolen and being sold at Aliexpress:…
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this is stunningly beautiful! amazing
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I wonder why the author stopped using it...
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Man, if the dragon kills Celestia (and it looks like (s)he will),
(s)he's so going to get turned into handbags after being skinned.
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Awesome and moving work here
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I hope you had a great time at hearths warming con! I love the print of chibi pinkie with her cake! It's on my wall with all the other amazing art! 
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Interesting... the first thing I was reminded of when seeing this image, was the "End of an Era" cinematic from Final Fantasy XIV. So I got this image of a losing battle where Celestia uses the last of her power to save Twilight...
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So freaking sad, matey. :-(
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This is can not be happening in this cartoon.
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I really like this. It shows a more tragic side of mlp that fans often wonder about. However, the front left leg of twilight seems a bit too fluid, but that is just me.
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I'm cry right now.Waaaah! this is so wonderful.
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Hi Monkey Assassin
I took your picture to make a visual test.
Tell me what you think?…
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"Pain! Agony! My hatred burns through the cavernous deeps! The world heaves with my torment! Its retched kingdoms quake with my rage! But at last, the whole of Equestria will break and all will burn beneath the shadow of my wings!"…
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No words can describe a mothers sacrifce
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Farewell, my faithful student...

I'm tearing up, just by looking at this... Rainbow Dash (cry) plz
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What's going on?

LOOK OUT, CELESTIA!!! :shocked:

*jumps in the way to protect the Princess of the Sun*
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*flies past in Super Sayin form toward the beast* COME AT ME BRAH!! 
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*the dragon releases his fire breath*
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*The dragon flies up, but staggers from a hit from the AT4*
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HOO-AHH! Men move out! *Tanks roll in, jets fly in, hell is just beginning* CHARRRGE!
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*Tanks and jets fire, while fire spreads on the ground*
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Derpy sits and watches, not fully realizing what's happening. Then gets push aside by Warrior...from incoming fire.
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Dang thats pretty epic.
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