This is an illustration for a fanfic called "Sanguine Kindness" that is being written by Rated Ponystar.
You can read the chapter right here -> Sanguine Kindness: Chapter 7, Nightmare Night Slaughter.
You can read the fanfic right here -> Sanguine Kindness.
You can read a preview of the chapter this illustration belongs to, right below these lines:
Dinky felt all the blood drain from her face at the impossible scene that was right in front of her. She had been to the funeral. All of Ponyville did. She remember placing a flower at her coffin and whispering her goodbyes. She had seen her peaceful expression while she lay in her dress. It was known throughout the entire nation of Equestria that Fluttershy, Element of Kindness, had died nearly a month and half ago.
Yet there she was. Inches away from Tender, with eyes as red as blood, teeth as sharp as knives, and a look of pure evil that made a part of Dinky’s soul shrivel up and die inside. The dead didn’t come back to life. It was impossible. Yet the impossible was happening right in front of Dinky right now as Fluttershy was hanging upside down like a living bat.
So shocked and horrified at what she was seeing that Dinky didn’t have time to warn Tender as he turned around. His own scared expression soon mirrored that of Dinky’s as he stared at the one thought dead pegasus whose mouth was dripping with blood.
I drew this one almost on a trance, as I found myself working in between projects, really tired, and a little sleep deprived. Almost like how I'm writing this description right now. Excuse all my typos. I've very rarely had the chance to draw something with this set up or concept before. I like the idea of monsters sneaking up on unaware characters, only to pounce on them and then murder them in the most savage fashion.
I hope you all enjoy this one. Please feel free to let me know what you think of it in the comments. Thank you so much for checking my artwork!
really amazing, James. I really admire the way you draw your ponies and I'm sure you've heard this already but the way you greyscale everything and keep the redness of the blood and Fluttershy's eyes is really aesthetic in my opinion. it just adds to the scene. I'm honestly so happy that rated ponystar commissioned or requested you to do art of his story instead of anyone else because it really made me get into the story a lot more.