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The Cauldron's Tails

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Published: May 21, 2016
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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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I love the vibe it gives off.
It's amazingly painted !! 8'>
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PegasisDrawsHobbyist Digital Artist… I used dis for my cover photo :D I credited you in the description ;)
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Amazing! Just amazing!
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This is just Amazing man. Keep it up. 
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Such a Disney-esque villain song. Bravo on this art!
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No other word comes out.
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Kind of reminds me of a Disney villain.
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I love the contrast between the subject in the middle and all the misty/glowy things going on around. Very striking.
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Oh my gosh superb drawing, it looks so cool
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This image shows a pony who is really bad a cooking but she doesn't care because is enjoying it.
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Yes Yes, let the magical menace rise from the cauldron!
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Great color gradient! You go from reds and yellows in the bottom left to blues and greys in the top right flawlessly.
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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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Looks amazing. Aaaaaaa, I wanna watch this episode so bad but I'm saving it for December =p
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What's it with pony megalomaniacs? :) Snowfall Frost looks fantastic here as she begins to call forth the spell, and I think you did a pretty nice job on the smoke and the Windigos. Her wicked expression is so good that I can almost hear her cackling. Thanks for sharing.
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