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Mare in Arms by AssasinMonkey Mare in Arms by AssasinMonkey
Little pretend concept art
I'm way more of an illustrator these days, but the notion of concept art is what got me into art in the first place.

Being able to have a non-painted, or at least basic, quick, design focused artpiece has been on my mind again lately. It's the creation of concepts, testing, trying and figuring out ideas. Solving problems for different reasons, making something functional, all that stuff has a fun element to it. It's satisfying when you can say the visor should actually be able to open and isn't there just for show hah

I also know presentation is important in concept art, it's not about just the sketch, it's about the entire page, and different elements to it have different reasons. Especially if you look at it in terms of being used in a large project with a large team. You can't slack on certain information. Titles, dates, names, etc. become a lot more important to help with the overall workflow.

Even just the workflow aspect is interesting to think about for me, something I havn't deliberately done in a while. Fan art sometimes just calls for having a pretty single image in the end, lots of corners that can be cut. Not so much as you move more and more towards thinking like a professional.

Anyhow, I also just wanted to tackle outfit designing again. Although this is a very minimal, not proper, concept sheet. A real one might have more variations, and also include different angles for specific parts, more refined design lines, and perhaps design taken into fully painted to show how it'd look like in the end stage of production.

Many little reasons I could find in making this. Just practice is a simpler answer.

Approx Time: 4-5 hours
Photoshop CC

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Sarxis Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2018
Dude!  I love this style!!
X-Force02ranger Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
ChaosPhantom444 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
This is pretty cool!
klp2010 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018   Filmographer
looks cool
knightcommander Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
She looks like one of Pappenheim's troopers
KingVanik Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018  Student Digital Artist
This is absolutely incredible, your time and detailed thoughts really shine through these concepts with designs that make sense and flow well together, as well as serve a purpose other than just decoration. Even for a sketch this is very clean and detailed, it really shows your skill as an artist outside of your fully rendered pieces. Keep up the amazing work!
TheKhajiitWeAllKnow Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
I can appreciate the skill needed to create the character hair, armor, and sketch-looking appearance... but why ponies?
thed0bermans Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018
Ridleyman9000 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018
That looks so cool!
TeamBlueplant Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018
i love the details, good work!
InvisorFAA Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dark souls ponies!
DiarideSix Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018
How do they grab an sword ?
rexthebrave Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
With their mouths?
DiarideSix Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2018
Nah i don't know why they even bother to fighting to wield the sword with mouth with one struggle strong to grinch their teeth the handle to fight against their will.
webkilla Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it! Very detailed, and yet I can somehow imagine that this would work
CaosCommander Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Great work, you are awezome 
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