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Times of Strife

Next addition for my Season 5 Episode Art!
Season 5, Episode 25 & 26 - The Cutie Re-Mark
For more info on my MLP:FIM Season 5 Episode Art Streams

The finale, wow. So much stuff, including stuff that were kinda relevant to my art as well haha. Those wars... I can so use those for ideas for my First Contact War. It just settles that they really do know the concept of war in Equestria. Was quite a serious topic. But  at least there were plenty of comedic moments haha. (Spike had some great faces)

Since this was the finale, I thought I'd make a bigger piece. Then I just kept on adding more and more to the sketch... and I had to rethink my approach. Stream was a nice length, but not the only one this season of that length. Either way, I try to stay true to my 'one finished art piece every Saturday'. From scrap to finished.

Too many effects! At least I didn't have them full body. But in the end I managed. There were some times I was pondering whether to size down, but I managed to stick through it... relatively easy to be honest. Maybe since it was a special day, special episodes and all helped keep things going.

Anyhow, while season 5 is concluded, I will still be doing several art pieces in the Saturday Streams throughout December! There was plenty in the episode to make hah. (Did the same last season)

Anyhow, hope y'all enjoyed. I quite did, plenty of stuff to like!

Approx Time: 14,5 hours
Times of Strife [WIP] by AssasinMonkey Bonus, Animated by equumamici : Times of Strife (Animated) by equumamici

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I have no words for how amazing this artwork is. This is so well detailed and just everything looks amazing!

Chrysalis- The flame around chrysalis is amazing, and the changelings in the background are too amazing. The chrysalis section represents the time that she was in very well.

Sombra- Sombra looks so evil in this section in your drawing, like he is suppose to be. The background of this section is the best representation of that timeline, not cheerful but evil.

Nightmare moon- The armor looks so very detailed that it looks real! The moon in the background ,that has celestia trapped, looks like what it is suppose to be, rock. Looks awesome!

Past- The magic effect on twilight and starlight is amazing. The background looks too amazing and detailed. The mane and tail of the ponies look awesome.

I look forward to more art like this in the future! <img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="391" title=":) (Smile)"/>
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I think it may have been the bright colors, or it could be the content of this piece that caught my attention. Either way, this is very nicely done. The shading and highlighting is outstanding, especially on the flames surrounding the villains. Each character's expression is nicely punctuated, you have captured them very well. The outline of the characters are a bit blurry when it's up close, but should look fine overall.

The only concern I have is the last box with Starlight and Twilight. Maybe you should put more emphasis on Starlight, since the three other sections are centered around villains, and having Twilight in there seemed a bit unbalanced.

But despite my concern, I think this is an outstanding piece. You did a great job.
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Nice. I can tell you worked hard on it, plus the style is awesome. A lot like the original show, but with a more realistic feel to it. Not only is the style AMAZING, which it is, but also what you're depicting. It's Twilight's past enemies, the latest one being Starlight Glimmer. Although, there is one flaw slash question I've found. Where's Discord? He's nowhere to be seen in the drawing. But, the question might originate from the fact that he's my favorite character in the show. So, despite that little note, it's a very good work. And that's all.
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I must admit, I've seen pictures like this since the season five finale came out, and each one had its own style and way of telling how they traveled through time. So this idea has indeed been done, but the way you portrayed it was your own thing and it is a style I have never really seen before!

It is absolutely gorgeous! The lines are clean, the shading is perfect and contrast with the scenery around the characters.

On top of that, I got a realistic feel from here, which kind of works, but it can be a little offputting for the cartoony look you gave the characters. Especially with Sombra, he looks kind of too realistic compared to the others. However, the show kind of made him realistic too, gave him such an odd design. So, it kind of works here too. Still, somewhat offputting

To put it simply, I love your style and your technique, I cannot figure out what it is, but it is gorgeous! I get a watercolor feel from this, and I am loving it!

In terms of impact, I feel exhilarated by all this! Every time I look at this, I see the whole episode play in my head, but in this style. The finale was epic, and what better way to end it then with a perfect piece of art to top it all off!

I applaud your work <img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="391" title=":) (Smile)"/>
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You've done another wonderful job. There were a lot of gasping, jaw-dropping, and wide-eyed moments with this episode. Right from the start with the Sombra and Chrysalis Wars, to Nightmare Moon's and Discord's reigns, and Tirek's and the Flim Flam Brothers' rampages of destruction. With Tirek and Sombra being tied for the darkest possible future. I say tied because we only saw Tirek destroying Equestria for 5-10 seconds or so before Twilight went back in time again, whereas with Sombra we saw stuff like "Rainbow Badass" with a scar and a metal wing.

I really like your choice of colors, the evil smiles on all of the villains, and them watching Twilight and Starlight go at it. You make it mesh very well together. Keep up the good work.
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Well its really awesome...everything is placed where it's should be...and I can't think of anything to criticize about...the expression is pretty good,the composition is awesome,the expressions are well perfect....the effects are acceptable too...however the characters could use a little bit more sharpness/detailing although I know how hard & painful detailing is in digital painting but I can only saying this coz this image is really great and with a little bit more time taken could be a masterpiece and for my taste the colors are a bit too aggressive and could use a little bit of tweaking (Just a little bit...coz its almost perfect) otherwise you did a great job and guess what its my first critique on hope you like it <img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=";)" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="387" title=";) (Wink)"/>
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This is an amazing piece!! It shows all the villians from Season Finale and Premieres like Sombra, Chrysalis, Nightmare Moon, and Starlight Glimmer and to how it made the entire show epic and awesome as it is now, And to the Crystal Empire, The raid of Changelings, to Endless Night and to the Taker of Cutie Marks and who wanted equality, In the end Twilight defeats them for their misdeeds some who reform, one that dies, one isolates, and one that has their revenge someday, but ends up getting defeated for good, And the colors match the villians and the hero all I have to say this is a masterpiece!!
supernat21's avatar
Awesome!! I love the expressions and the colors amazing
Morfonious's avatar
Did you see the animated version of this?.
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I really like the flow of the colors
LordYanYu's avatar
This is amazing!
ZombieFX's avatar
*cough* you need to expand it, for Trixie... and since there will be space, why not throw Moonlight as bonus in :>
jhen0420's avatar
This is absolutely breathtaking! 
Unkownbrony52's avatar
Will twilight be able to defeat the nefarious starlight, or is this the end of equestria and the world?! Find out next time on MLP: Z!
Jing001's avatar
Even if Twilight corrects the Past, the Presents she's been to still exist, but as separate, independent timelines. 
Ajax94's avatar
Amazing art!
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