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The Cauldron's Tails

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New addition for my Season 6 Episode Art!
Season 6, Episode 8: A Hearth's Warming Tail
For more info on my episode art: MLP:FIM Season 5 Episode Art Streams

Catching up with the episodes and episode art after my visit to EFNW!

Pretty awesome episode once again, and I guess they were catching up with music haha. Makes up for the low amount of songs in previous episodes I'd say. Also, Applejack singing always good. I'm totally not biased!!!
The others were good too, though. I liked all the different atmospheres to them. Even though the overall concept has been done before, I always like how they add their own stuff and twist to it, making it interesting in its own ways.

Making this piece was slightly painful, though. I started it merely hours after returning home from a long flight and long trip to Seattle for EFNW. So I struggled quite a bit, and even got to the point where I had thoughts about just cancelling it all together (even just the entire art for this particular episode, which I wanted to get done before the next!)
So I apologize if it does look a bit rushed, or rougher than usual. At points it felt like I was salvaging whatever I had already put down and tried to make it presentable. Hoping the initial composition was good enough to carry me through. I think that's why making a good start and foundation for your piece can be very important.

Doesn't help this piece involved some elements I'm not particularly strong at, the lights, contrast and smoke/clouds effects. Which had me stumbling through the methods and process choices I had to make. Greyscale, no greyscale, direct colour, shading style, brushes, etc.

Anyhow, hope y'all enjoyed the episode, and my late little piece for it!
The next one should be back to usual!


Approx Time: 7-8 Hours
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The Cauldron's Tails [WIP] by AssasinMonkey


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TheNorthRemembers3's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

What words can i come up with to describe this. I can barely think of any at this point. Im too in awe of it man. Ive always been a fan of Zombie movies and the Horror and fantasy genre over all. This really is too awesome to describe in over all detail. I also want to know what program you use. The only ones i have on my pc at the moment are MS Paint, Artweaver 5, inkscape, and Paint.net. Some of my own better pieces are buried in the back of my DA page. I JUST LOVE THIS.
Foxx-Swiftpaw's avatar
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star-empty::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Impact

Disclaimer: No part of the following review is meant to discourage the artist into not creating more work nor is it meant to cause digital artists to stop drawing digital work. Nor to stop fans from creating fan based work. At no point is this meant to hurt feelings it is meant as an honest review of the picture and if the artist wishes to discuss the review or needs more details I would be happy to discuss it with them. Now without any further delay onto the review.

Vision: This image has a great deal of emotion and feeling that you can't help but pretend you're in the picture. 4 stars.

Originality: Thou it is taken from season six it doesn't mean the isn't any originality to it. The angle and facial expressions both create an unique environment. 3 stars.

Technique: This is a well detailed and the artist even went as far as to show the detail in her hooves. The whole this is well structured and well done. 4 stars.

Impact: This picture grabs the viewer and pulls them in and just scares them with detail so bold it's just frightening! It is a great image and just flows with emotions. 4.5 stars.

Overall it is a great image and was put together really well. I can't wait to see what else this artist has to offer.
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globuleDX's avatar
I love the vibe it gives off.
It's amazingly painted !! 8'>
THIS IS AMAZING!!!
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www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGGxrg… I used dis for my cover photo :D I credited you in the description ;)
Vinylwalk3r's avatar
Amazing! Just amazing!
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AAAAAAAAHH! YOU'RE ARTWORK WAS SPONSORED ON WEIMTIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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TheNorthRemembers3's avatar
This is just Amazing man. Keep it up. 
JacquelineFrost1220's avatar
Such a Disney-esque villain song. Bravo on this art!
tacodoqqu's avatar
Wow.
No other word comes out.
Wow.
Eli-J-Brony's avatar
Kind of reminds me of a Disney villain.
TippyDeVil's avatar
I love the contrast between the subject in the middle and all the misty/glowy things going on around. Very striking.
Bookworm247's avatar
Oh my gosh superb drawing, it looks so cool
Wirlog's avatar
This image shows a pony who is really bad a cooking but she doesn't care because is enjoying it.
ijustloveit619's avatar
Assasinmonkey I LOVE YOUR ARTWORKKKKKKKKK!
BB-K's avatar
Yes Yes, let the magical menace rise from the cauldron!
EverlastingJoy's avatar
Great color gradient! You go from reds and yellows in the bottom left to blues and greys in the top right flawlessly.
cajobif's avatar
Amazing piece.

It may have been adapted to death, but that's version has a bigger impact that the original, since her future was originally a tombstone and this version shows an impact to all the ponies, not only Snowfall. Also, less dark somehow and if they kept the spirit of future mute, we would have this wonderful song by Luna.
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