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Welcome... Friends

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It begins, Season 5, and the art!
I'm doing my Episode Art streams again, just like I did during Season 4, with every episode an artwork made.
More info here: MLP:FIM Season 5 Episode Art Streams
I'll be collecting all the Season 5 art over in my Season 5 Art Folder

Really awesome start to the season I say. Different, but pulled of by all the folks who worked on it. It's something I've come to expect from them. Exploring new ways and things while still making it all work!
Very much enjoyed the episodes. So many new things, so many possibilities shown. In all regards, from visuals, sound, animation, story, lore, etc. Really excited for more!

Since it was a two parter, there was quite a bit to choose from, quite a bit of nice things to choose from. I went with Starbright, though.
One thing... darn magic colour is almost same as background haha, that wasn't exactly the easiest part. Also... all.. those... cutiemarks...

I may be tempted to tackle some more from these episodes, if I can find the time. Since it's a two parter.

Anyhow, hope y'all enjoyed the episode and enjoy this little bit of art.
I'll be doing this every Weekend when I can.
Unfortunately next week's stream will be delayed to Monday/Tuesday because I'll be at Brony-Fair. But other than Bronycon and Brony-Fair, I don't expect any interruptions.

PS: I'll be attempting to bring back my Time Lapse videos for these!


Approx Time: 9 hours
Time Lapse: youtu.be/jv55zqQ5PkU
Welcome... Friends [WIP] by AssasinMonkey


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ReaverPan's avatar
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OOOOOOOO WOW WOW WOW! THIS IS ImPRESIVE!
the sinister grin the evil eyes, the shadeing the lighting the contrast! it is super amazing! This Dramtik pik realy shows us a deep portrayal of this charecter. That face screams compinitent and konfidant! The cunning trapper who has causght the prey.you realy made her look good in 3d and her enviroment and back ground praktily reflekt her soul. This makes her look so Bad ass, hard core, Dramatic, konduktive this Lightning!
Infakt she praktikly looks elektrik.
I just kan't get over that smug look on her faze it is so bad ass!
22Funday's avatar
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This is another awesome art of yours AssasinMonkey. I am a fan of Starlight Glimmer myself and I've seen many Starlight Glimmer deviations but never saw anything like this! The scene/background awesomely cool! The way you made everything not focused on the background but focusing on Starlight nice touch nice. Looks like Starlight is concentrating on to make ponies cutiemarkless and is ready to action to whoever comes to equal is equal! When I look closely into Starlight's eyes you could see a aqua green shine like she has the powersame as strong as the princesses of Ponyville, Cantorlot, and the Crystal Empire. Her is the most beautiful part of Starlight Glimmer and you've made it so a prepossessing. You did a tremendous job on this.And your welcome for the critique.<img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/w/w…" width="15" height="15" alt=";)" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="387" title=";) (Wink)"/>
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An amazing piece paying tribute to an amazing two-part episode. A perfect way to start the season, and the perfect way to commemorate it. The lighting is superb - the ghostly glow of magic combined with the light of the Cutie Mark Vault illuminates both Starlight's face, hair and eyes superbly, but reflect off the rock walls of the surrounding cave with stunning realism. The smirk on Starlight's face conveys a perfectly smug, just-evil-enough attitude, accented perfectly by the glow in her eyes - an amazing addition to a wonderful piece.

A minor issue is Starlight's eye color. In the episode and in various screenshots, her irises are shown as a violet/light purple, whereas here they are seen as more of a dark blue. Another, less-minor criticism would be the lack of detail on the "Staff of Sameness", or so it's dubbed by Glimmer herself. Although it is clear that the Staff is not the focal point of this piece, the fact that it remains so close to our point of view demands some more attention - perhaps some knots or lines in the wood.

Despite these issues, however, this is a wonderful piece, and I can't wait to see more from you as the season goes on!
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I've always loved how you draw perspectives! I have seen this scene drawn out quite a few times by now (all of them in different styles compared to one another) but yours stands out in the sense of having Starlight's face in focus while everything else is slightly blurred out. It's like we're there staring at her face to face. I also really appreciate the small detail you drew on Starlight's face and ear. The eyes, shading and lighting are the two things that make this piece stand out more to me. My eye was drawn to her face first.
As for a possible improvement, the mane (specifically her bangs since they're in focus with her face) I feel as though you could've put more hair like detail. The face and and eyes are so beautifully drawn and detailed, so the bangs just lack a bit in comparison.
Overall though, I value your attention to detail. You have gotten really good with shading and making the lines of your characters very clean. You're also great at capturing the essence of an intense scene which gives me the same excitement I got from watching the episode.
I look forward to seeing you further develop your skills <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="391" title=":) (Smile)"/>
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How do you think Starlight would have turned out if Celestia was her mentor?

Luspear-Soram's avatar
That is a great pidture of Starlight Glimmer. You video about is was amazing.
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Marblelight's avatar
Aww! It's so nice! Would you mind if you can do "Heartbreakers" episode one? :aww: Cuz I love your style!
birby-cloud-101's avatar
Tiny Pony is short.
thecumulonimbus's avatar
Definitely the best example of a pony's head, in this style, from this perspective, in terms of being closest to that of the show.
lul-laby's avatar
teacvh me to draw please sensia ;o;
Unkownbrony52's avatar
Fuk dis be'ach!!!
Unkownbrony52's avatar
Sorry. She is just one of those characters who make me angry.
lul-laby's avatar
also i have the art program yused to make these
lul-laby's avatar
just stay up a littel
Zombiitez's avatar
Wow this picture is amazing,wait what am I saying all of you art is amazing! Watching for sure!
Plezzex's avatar
So realistic!
EuanM1's avatar
GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!
TighearnachCreag's avatar
Damn, this is impressive, I would attempt to critique it, but I really aren't good enough with art two even bother.The colours in this are very impressive, as is the amount of detail that Starlight was given. Her expression seems tor really match with what was seen on the show. The background does seem to be a bit overly blurry though.
Tinticy's avatar
So I noticed that you've changed your art style from kinda sketchy-like to smoother, plastic looking like style..
And I really like it. A lot! Keep up the good work!
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