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Stand for Ground

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Equines of the earth, grounded in their ways. They lack the obvious advantages the other equines have, but try to make up for that with resiliance, persistance and sometimes sheer numbers. Most will never achieve greatness in any form, but others will find their way with brute force, exploitation or any other means available. They take great risks, carrying the weight of their choices with them. Some choose to do so in order to rival the powers of the winged and horned.
Did not exactly plan this result for today, but ok... When I chose a different light scheme than the last two pieces my initial plan derailed a bit.
Not biased towards Earthponies!
Anyhow, another piece for my First Contact War universe!

For those wondering about the glow in her chest. I'll kinda leave it up to interpretation, but I've shown mysterious powers in my FCW works before. Possible artifacts, or wild magic.

I had more in mind than the face scars. My initial idea was a fire scarred mare (with plates fused to her skin) for which I did also burn her hooves, but I decided to cover them up with bandages. I still kinda want to make a piece with similar atmosphere as my previous FCW pieces.

Basically ended up just making a mashup of bunch of different things. Kinda messy. Cloth, cloth, hair, light, outfit design, stuff. :XD:
Not exactly as refined as I would've liked. Some of the values feel out of balance as well. Eh...

Edit: Well, I guess it was fitting this piece would be the one marking my 12 000 watchers count!


Approx Time: 11 hours
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Stand for Ground [WIP] by AssasinMonkey


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artysoul2's avatar
I thought that was a Pony Version of Thor
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madcomputerscientist's avatar
EYES! Oh my, this is beautiful.
Dragon101k's avatar
So this is a Pony Rambo who kicks Pegasi and Unicorn flank. Me likey!
BloodinMyenam's avatar
I'm getting some serious callout vibes from this...

A certain no-nonsense-government-agent-turned-American-proxy comes to mind.
Kyrhor's avatar
This fem horse have human face ! Epic picture :) Amazed kitty 
               Clapping Pony Icon - Inky 
Infrasonicman's avatar
Of course it started out of AJ, haha. Anyway this is a pretty spectacular piece, shame this ain't open for critiques, as it brings a lot of thoughts to mind.
ArtmadebyRed's avatar
Thought it was Spitfire :D
Anyway, it's excellent as always. Especially the folds in her clothing and her eyes/ expression in general
TinkerTie's avatar
Love the sense of power and confidence in this piece. :love: Any way we can see a close-up of the eyes? They look quite pretty~
b25Roman's avatar
Excellent art! The details are awesome! :)
TooCliched's avatar
I'm really in love with your universe, still looks really good!
temporos's avatar
Her eyes are gorgeous. :wow:
Mokey1980s's avatar
I dunno, the fact that it's rough around the edges actually lends itself well to the theme and Earth Ponies in general. Nicely done =)
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DE-Juanchi's avatar
like always, watching your streams and your finish products are always very inpiring!!! keep it up!!!
K4nK4n's avatar
Awesome image~!!
thetimidgamer's avatar
Nice piece, love the mane design!
NexeL-Arts's avatar
Dude, don't be disappointed about this!!  This is amazing!  And the title just makes me think of a Within Temptation song called 'Stand My Ground'.  I think it might fit this piece.
Litrojia's avatar
I don't know why you're disappointed. This is amazing!
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