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Scale of Lords

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Published: April 17, 2016
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New addition for my Season 6 Episode Art!
Season 6, Episode 5: Guantlet of Fire
For more info on my episode art: MLP:FIM Season 5 Episode Art Streams

This episode.... So much stuff! A lot of it making me want to finally get to my plans of making dragons for my FCW universe. I wanted to make them for a while now, but for different reasons never really did. But now there's this episode. With quite a few scenes I could've made. Next week there won't be a new ep. so maybe I'll just take a different scene from this one to make then.

Anywho, the culture was quite interesting to see, although some things were slightly unanswered. Where are the big dragons? Too greedy with their stashes to risk losing them by coming? Or are they feral, or w/e? Not really bad or anything, but just interesting to think about as well. The new stuff they did show was quite something. Magic stones, creatures, locations, dragons, leadership, hierarchy, etc. And Spike.

So, I quite enjoyed this one, fun exploring new stuff. Was also funny to see Twilight having that reaction as well. Reflecting some of the viewers thoughts maybe. Which Ember (nice character btw.) Also did by questioning how Rarity and Twi even got through all the challenges...
Pony magic OP.

This art piece, though... I kinda stumbled and struggled :XD: I don't even know what my plan was with the sky, I just kinda... left it where I somehow ended up at. get the other stuff going and just hope it covers it haha. New characters, with somewhat awkward features, in a tricky perspective... not what I had planned for today but oh well, hope it still turned out alrighty!

Hope y'all enjoyed the episode, and my little art for it.

Approx Time: 12-13 hours
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Scale of Lords [WIP] by AssasinMonkey

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Shenronn's avatar
ShenronnHobbyist General Artist
Rock the Dragon
RichyX15CR's avatar
You always draw some impressive art in every MLP episode, that could be fantastic
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CryslaArtStudent Traditional Artist
They need to go back to see what has happened with Ember and all the other dragons again. I thought that was an interesting episode, seeing into another world and all :)
Bookworm247's avatar
That's amazing work you've done an amazing job 
xHelloBeautifulx's avatar
Holy, epic-ally wondrous! Dragon Lord Torch and Princess Ember are stunning and The Mountainside Landscape looks incredible! The designs, expressions, poses, mountains, staff, armor, wings, horns, spikes, eyes, sky, clouds, cliffs, ledges, movement, interaction, magic, atmosphere, hues, textures, concept, composition, uniqueness, colors, lighting, style, and other details are also wonderful! Amazingly radical work! :iconfantasticplz:
keniwaful's avatar
I love your art Assassin, but this time I feel the way you dealt with perspective and framing made Torch look small, like he's only five times as big as Ember. Sorry, just what I see ):
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Sonic5421Hobbyist General Artist
Very awesome, my friend!!!
LongZhengDragon's avatar
You drew so beautiful! You had changed plane animation into stereoscopic animation.  And you drew the art take only 12-13 hours? You are amazing. So... I want to report it on a Chinese website to share with my friend! Could I? If you don't mind, I will put your url on the Chinese website. :) (Smile) 
suntwilig's avatar
is her father or a rival?
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ZeldienneHobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work ! *-* I love it !
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woooooooow Clapping Pony icon: Nighty Moon 
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Wisdom-ThumbsHobbyist Traditional Artist
About the big dragons - maybe the Gauntlet's summons was meant to be a generational thing?
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In the past, I've always pictured The Dragon Lands to be like Canada(my home country) and Equestria to be more like the U.S..

But NOW, after seeing this episode, I may have to rethink that. While Equestria seem to be living in modern times, The Dragon Lands seem to be stuck in the time of Conan The Barbarian(The Bronze Age?).

I like Princess Ember, too! Hopefully, we'll see more of her. :)

"Also did by questioning how Rarity and Twi even got through all the challenges..."

Easy, they TELEPORTED! :D
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PoetBronyProfessional Writer
Dragons in general have no need for fancy tech because, well, they're freakin' dragons! Only somepony crazy would outright fight a dragon. All the dragons mainly needed was some decent armor, and the occasional powerful stone/artifact to boost their already titanic abilities.
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This is a lovely image.  I think you've caught the desolation of the land, the raw size and power of Dragonlord Torch, and the daintyness of Ember, all in one view.  Excellent, as always.
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That its a Dragon.
Dragon who like it hunting in Monster Hunter 
b25Roman's avatar
This is beyond Awesome! The attention to detail is phenomenal! Excellent Work! :)
Fairy-Slayer's avatar
Lovely work on how you have Torch's daughter standing up to her father, proving herself as the new Dragon Lord and also getting him to reassess his views on what makes a good leader. "Scale" is pretty key in the title, and I think you did an excellent job choosing a distance and making it show so that we could get a good view of both, accentuating Torch's size and power (especially with his expression and strong body language). Dragon Lord Ember looks strong and confident, more than ready to defend her new title if need be. Awesome work on their designs and especially their depth individually as well as relatively. Seriously, her father is pretty much an entire detailed mountainside in itself. :)
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This was  such a great episode!
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