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Fanart - MLP. Sanguine Kindness. Illustration 4

By jamescorck
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Commission for :iconrated-r-ponystar:

This is an illustration for a fanfic called "Sanguine Kindness" that is being written by Rated Ponystar.

You can read the fanfic right here -> Sanguine Kindness.

This illustration belongs to Chapter 2, Sorrows and Awakenings.

This is the tomb of Fluttershy, The Element of Kindness

May the love in her heart always be known to all creatures of the earth

May the heavens themselves sing as they welcome her into their embrace

May all know of Equestria’s own angel who wlll never be forgotten

Rest in peace beloved pony of Equestria

This one is a break from the norm that this fanfic's illustrations have maintained until now. I think the versatility of camera movement in movies opens a lot of doors to create atmosphere and draw the viewer into the story. There is a lot of horror movie tropes used in how Rated and I framed the panels in this comic. The ominous-looking mausoleum; the slanted camera angle; the face close up followed by the opening of the blood-shot eyes. It's impossible not to use these tropes, they work real well in horror movies not to use them here.

Also, that goddamn mausoleum took way too long to complete. I will have nightmares with hairless pegasi statues for the rest of my life.

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CMoretzfan19's avatar
Hey um I just noticed something here and I'm not insulting the picture because it's amazing but that looks like sunlight is coming into the tomb and shining on Fluttershy. wouldn't that hurt her since she's a vampire pony?
jamescorck's avatar
Oh, that's moonlight. She's waking up because it's night time, which is when she goes to attack her victims.

This does raise the question of "well, if that's moon light then during the day that will turn into sun light, so wouldn't she get hurt anyways?" I think the way this story works, the FlutterBat is as dangerous as a vampire pony and has a similar physiology, but it doesn't have the same mythology. I think she wouldn't get hurt by sunlight because that's not part of her nature, she's just more active during night time while she sleeps during day time.

I think I made it sound confusing, does this answer your question?
CMoretzfan19's avatar
oh okay it looked like sunlight to me. I guess moonlight would make more sense xD
and oh okay that makes sense too cause ponies can go night and day especially Rarity lol 
and yes it does thank you. I guess her being out at night makes it more terrifying and mysterious when she attacks her victims than in the middle of the day cause she's supposed to be dead so she has to be sneaky when she kills so nighttime makes more sense. 
jamescorck's avatar
It's also more thematic. It doesn't make much sense for a nocturnal creature to come out in the middle of the day, so she comes out at night to hunt and feed.
Aisheyru-Fox's avatar
I love your artwork. I was reading the fanfic and just fell in love with it. The only thing I would have suggested hear is maybe not having her suddenly open her eyes. I think it makes it a little more intense when it shows the eyes opening slightly, like what's going on, what happened to me, then opening WABAM and evil. ^^
Otherwise, this is FABULOUS!
NeroDarkard's avatar
Next one! Gimme, gimme, gimme!
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Thank youuuuuuu!
Daneasaur's avatar
Man that's awesome. Also hello! It's legion_beast from FA!
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Holyshit dude!

It's been literally years! How the bloody hell are you? :D
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hey, sorry I don't visit DA very often, but it's been a little rough for me. I'm just glad I found a place you post your stuff since you won't post to IB or E621 or Sofurry.

Sadly, this is about as often as i visit DA, which is around 6-7 months >.<. I apologize it's been so long :(.
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FZone96's avatar
This reminds me on "inFAMOUS: Festival of Blood", I don't know why.
gxfan537's avatar
*meanwhile at Butterscotch's cottage*
Butterscotch: *looks at the picture of Fluttershy and himself in their Grand Galloping Gala outfits* :sad: I love you, and I miss you Fluttershy.
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Very creep i love it
Retro7's avatar
Oooh creepy. I like!
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