Deviation Actions

AssasinMonkey's avatar

The final trix

Published:
66 Comments
20K Views
New addition for my Season 6 Episode Art!
Season 6, Episode 6: No Second Prances
For more info on my episode art: MLP:FIM Season 5 Episode Art Streams

This episode was pretty great... and powerful.
The dynamic with Trixie's facade worked quite well, hah. Brought some interesting back-n-forth moments, wrong things being said at the wrong time, her being a bit misunderstood, at times revealing a bit of her softer nature underneath. I suppose since she is a show pony, she's used to hiding a lot from the public.

There seemed to be a slight dark tone, though, when she threw everything away in the Manticore once she lost here friend! Well, not necessarily have to read into it like that, but it's possible to do so heh. Then there was Twilight forcing stuff haha, and the fun little addition that was Celestia :XD:

All in all, quite the joy to watch.

As for my art, decided to make this new specimen of Manticore! With bushy eyebrows and horns this time around! Feels like I went with a simpler, rougher, quicker art style again... Not sure if just lazy, or avoiding additional work (composition changed), or something... I suppose the focus was the dynamic of the composition, as opposed to a refined character. But I still feel like I could've cleaned it up more here and there, or at least something... Either way, as long as the result is enjoyed right?

Anyhow, hope y'all enjoyed the episode, and the third appearance of the great and powerful! We may just see her even more now, hehe.


Approx time: 7 hours
Photoshop CC
The final trix [WIP] by AssasinMonkey


Support me on my Patreon to help keep all my work possible. Every little bit is much appreciated.
.:Bullet:. Patreon Patreon  | Picarto Icon Livestream | :youtube: Youtube | Twitter Twitter
Image details
Image size
1920x1280px 2.23 MB
© 2016 - 2021 AssasinMonkey
Comments66
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Log In
Toshi-the-Panda-1996's avatar

Is it weird for me to say that while watching the actual episode for the first time, I legit thought she was going to die? And then I remembered "oh wait...this show is for kids...I don't think they'd do something that horrific or gruesome"?

Foxx-Swiftpaw's avatar
:star::star::star::star-empty: Overall
:star::star::star::star-empty::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star-empty::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star-empty::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: 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: Okay thou it's a clip from the show it still has some vision and really what saves this from scoring low in this category is the look on Trixie's face. So 3 stars here.

Originality: Again it's a scene from the show, but from a different angle. Not to mention the detail, but yet it still only scores 3 stars.

Technique: Thou it's digital and not my favorite style but it uses a very brushed look and is full of detail and I'd have to say job well done and 3 stars.

Impact: Okay omit it when you watching the show part of you didn't want Trixie to survive then the other part reminded you that this was a kids show. Well this brings back that first part. So 3.5 stars.

Overall a great picture and thou it needs a little work it is still great on its own. On thing that would help the picture in my opinion is if the camera angle was from the Manticore's mouth.
Khrestos's avatar
Awesome lighting and angle! The angle makes the scene much more dramatic :)
ponyguy456's avatar
could i get one of these with a close up as trixie falls into his mouth :3 (i love vore) 
GT4tube's avatar
Nope-Engineer's avatar
King Kazma: Trix Ain't For Kid by SonicVelocity            
SagelyByMoonlight's avatar
I agree. Even though I knew they wouldn't dare actually show a character dying, I still felt a certain level of sadness and fear when this bit of the story played out. Not only because Trixie is my favorite character of all, but because of the sheer amount of defeat in her voice as she was prepping for the show. She'd messed up the one thing she wanted for so long, and the guilt made her depressed enough to actually try a stunt she knew she couldn't pull off on her own. My feels were thoroughly dashed against the rocks.  

I didn't even think they'd be willing to touch on this sort of subject, let alone actually go through with a scene that mimicked it. I love Trixie and Starlight even more than I already did after watching this.
EqDBot's avatar
This Deviation was featured in the following Equestria Daily Post www.equestriadaily.com/2016/05… Thank you for providing pony material for all of us to enjoy :)
(This bot is unofficial, it is NOT affiliated with Equestria Daily. If you do not wish to get these notifications anymore, please just block this account.)
EverlastingJoy's avatar
Talk about fast food.

Nice angle. You could have gone from Trixie's perspective as we looked down the manticore's mouth, but I like this angle better because it wasn't from the show, so it gives the scene a unique perspective.
mobius22's avatar
It reminds me of and old Tom & Jerry cartoon where a little duck almost sacrifice itself so Tom can eat it but in the last moment Tom save it.
Well, the important thing is she went out doing what she was passionate about. It's ok Trixie, every pony forgave you. Rest in piece.
TorturedArtist745's avatar
Watch closely because Trixie can only do this trick once. LOL!
karkovice1's avatar
Evil Knievel couldn't've done it better. :D
Kituoshi's avatar
This picture is Maud-jestic! xD
awesome picture!
b25Roman's avatar
This is quite amazing! Nice to see that they bring the manticore back into the show. Great work as always! :)
Mizumi-No-Okami's avatar
I am a HORRIBLE person for saying this.
She almost put the "Ded" in Dedication.
FralLeman's avatar
Felt like she was committing suicide if she couldn't have any friends...

Very nice work!
cajobif's avatar
Trixie flying to her doom?

Got to agree. That part was dark. We could see how emotionally important it was for Trixie to finally get a friend that was ready to... Oof! Not the first case in this show. I like angle you chose, mostly because we can see Trixie'S reaction to what we will happen if she fails.

Awesome work. Keep making those dynamics pieces.
coyoteBR's avatar
Amazing composition. The camera angle gives everything a sense of urgence, of impeding doom - and a certain lack of power of the viewer. Trixie expression is superb, and, again, the perspective makes the peril even bigger. Well done!
EqDBot's avatar
This Deviation was featured in the following Equestria Daily Post www.equestriadaily.com/2016/05… Thank you for providing pony material for all of us to enjoy :)
(This bot is unofficial, it is NOT affiliated with Equestria Daily. If you do not wish to get these notifications anymore, please just block this account.)
         Chibi Trixie Lulamoon Icon 
BBBHuey's avatar
Silly Manticore. Trix are for Starlight.
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Log In