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Chrysalis vs. the CMCs

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Even if the initial idea to this was not inspired by the comic, I may as well take it there :D

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alexwarlorn's avatar

Back when the show was still fun.

shoji9's avatar

Poor Chryssy. You doomed.

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As I believe that I have stated in one of my previous reviewed from last year, I am not massive fan of the fourth generation of the critically acclaimed My Little Pony Franchise through as lack of disinterest rather than hatred-fuelled-opposition against the series.
However this does not mean that I cannot analyse and look at pony artwork consider that Deviant-ART is seemingly filled to the brim with this and Five Nights At Freddy's artwork also.

The first thing is that, overall, I actually really like and have liked this image, despite the previous paragraph about my lack of fan-boying. I said 'had' because this is admittedly not the first time that I have seen this image but even then, I found it funny on the two or three prior times I viewed it across the thousands of images spanning this website as of today.

Overall, this image is adorably hilarious because of the strange but nonetheless humorous scenario that it has provided and gives brilliant eye-candy to myself and especially to major fans of this series

One reason for why I particularly like this image is oddly enough, the fact that I (And many others) can relate to it through the positions of the questioning Cutie Mark Crusaders on Chrysalis' character design. I too would probably be asking the exact same thing if I was still alive at that point.

Although the image is somewhat simple in layout (Which is primarily because of the limited number of characters), the style of drawing and ways in which it has been handled are brilliant as they successfully replicate the style of the series while maintaining a professional, comic appearance in comparison to the flash-animation of the cartoon.
The line art and little additions of detail to the ponies' appearances really give it the extra depth that it needs to stand out. This also helps their facial expression which successfully convey the emotions that the Cutie Mark Crusaders and Chrysalis are expressing to generate more humour for those viewing the image.

On a bonus note, the way in which the clouds were created with the use of charcoal in the background is GENIUS, regardless of the style of art and pens that were used to create everything else shown in the image
KP-ShadowSquirrel's avatar
Thank you very much for your critique :3
Densetsu1000's avatar
No problem. It was a brilliant image.:)
february-6555's avatar
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Chrysalis' reaction is good, like she might be pounded into pieces. Scootaloo, however, well, how did she get up there? I mean, she can't fly. Did Chrysalis bent down? Or Scootaloo flew up to her. Doesn't Applebloom know that that is a changeling? Why is he looking at her hooves? Is she trying to be stepped on, or trying to bite her hooves. I still liked this. I mean it almost looked like Andy Price's art. The shading, the lighting is very lovely darling. The background, the colors, everything. Just keep up the lovely, good work there darling dear! ~ February-6555
KP-ShadowSquirrel's avatar
Thank you for your critique :)
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Well, as the guy tied to the drawing table that does the comic, I for one am glad you took it in that direction! Did you color it as well?? Wow, that really looks like Heather's colors!

As for a critique, overall this piece is awesome! The expression/ body language on Scootaloo carries very well, the dialogue isn't even needed... which is the goal of an illustrator, to tell the story visually! The mimicked textures and linework are spot on!

My only real complaints are the same spot on AB and Chryssy... the back legs. The queen has very tiny, undersized flanks atop her long bug legs, so that thigh is very enlarged. The knee should be higher to the body, even comically so. Her proportions are strange, and we automatically want to correct them when we draw.
Apple Bloom's back leg is bent a little strangely... but really just a little. This one is more of a nit pick. The left leg is actually a little better than the right one facing us. Again, very nice job!
KP-ShadowSquirrel's avatar
Oh, WOW - that was unexpected :D
The fact that you noticed this picture and even took the time to write a critique means a lot to me. Thank you very much :3

I'm very happy that you like this picture!

Now that you mention it, yes, it could work even without the dialogue :D

Thank you for pointing out the problem with the legs. Yes, those could use some improvement and I'll try to modify them later.


I'll use this opportunity to compliment you on your awesome work on the MLP comic (and your other work too). It has been quite an inspiration for me in the recent time <3
Especially the dynamic poses and scenes as well as the great expressions.
And I'll be looking forward to the next issues.
andypriceart's avatar
You're very welcome! The whole point of comic art/illustration is to tell a story visually, to try to tell the tale without the dialogue. That way, once dialogue IS added, they augment each other positively. This picture does that :)

And thank you for the kind words, the comic is a joy, and Chrysalis is an absolute ball to draw!
...AndyIloveyouyourcomicisthebestthingthat'severhappenedtome...
Arcticwlf's avatar
I may have dropped Mr. Price a link to the lineart when it was featured on EqD. ;)
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Very Good work on this piece. The Characters are lively and Vibrant with beautiful colours. The quotes are funny and you have done an excellent job at making the expressions. there is amazing detail and the background is well done. The originality is refreshing and the technique is great. How you do your pieces is almost exactly like the show. I love Sweetie bell's facial expression and how Scootaloo gets jealous of Chrissy's wings. Overall, an ingenious work of art that combines Originality and great technique, as expected. I hope you make more excellent pieces like this one for everyone to enjoy <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" title=":) (Smile)"/>
KP-ShadowSquirrel's avatar
Thank you very much for this critique :meow:
LevelSketchthePegasi's avatar
Your Welcome! :) Glad to be of help :)
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Top things I like most about this are Chrysalis' reaction to the girls and the way the girls are poking at her with questions and 'hooves-on' inspection of the changeling queen. The comic book style fits very well and adds to the silliness shown. You really got the combined personalities of the Cursaders in how their curiosity overrides them realizing Chrysalis is dangerous. My favorite of the three fillies is Scootaloo's jealousy of how the queen can fly with those 'swiss cheese' wings of hers.


The image overall meshes together great. Great job all around. It makes me wish all the more that I was at this kind of skill level.
KP-ShadowSquirrel's avatar
Thank you very much for your critique :)
I'm happy that you like this picture.
Marc-Hobute's avatar
She has 500 changelings to educated no so difficult but 3 pony child it's too much for her
NavelColt's avatar
This is so one-sided, it hurts. Chrysalis doesn't stand a chance.
jroxs12's avatar
I REALLY LIKE YOU MANE XD
princesselisa2003's avatar
Hngg 😖died of cuteness overload
shadowzero20's avatar
Lol should do more of her being questioned by cmc or some other random ponies, or some cute changeling ponies/foals around some mares that find them adorable
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