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They Watch You From The Shadows ~ by PonyEcho They Watch You From The Shadows ~ by PonyEcho
They watch you from the shadows,
They creep and steal your face,
They wear it like a mask outside,
As they quietly take your place.

They wear your eyes, your mane and smile,
Your friends now theirs to take,
They walk your walk and talk your talk,
A picture perfect fake.

Your friends won't know the difference,
The creature in disguise,
It will strike them down, one by one,
A master of surprise.

So beware the Changelings, my young pony,
Tell everyone you knew,
And pray your warnings not too late,
Or now they come for you.

- 'They Watch You From The Shadows' taken from 'The Big Book of Campfire Stories for Brave Colts and Fillies'

After so long working on my OC party, I wanted to shake off the cobwebs with an exciting little project I've had in mind for a few days. I decided I wanted to try my hand at Queen Chrysalis - I've always loved the black and green contrast that is associated with the changelings, and though that maybe I could do some exciting light and shadow effects to create a dark, sinister tone for Her Majesty. Honestly, this picture has turned out a lot better than I hoped! :D

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:iconastralanomaly:
AstralAnomaly Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
So simple but so wonderful! I love it ^^
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:iconponyecho:
PonyEcho Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much :D I'm glad you approve!
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MidnightWave Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015
I turned this into an emblem on COD BO2, and holy crap does it ever make a bad ass emblem.
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:iconponyecho:
PonyEcho Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's awesome! I'd love to see it! :D
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MidnightWave Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015
Not sure if you saw my other comments, but never mind them. I should be able to get the emblem this weekend.
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:iconponyecho:
PonyEcho Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That would be awesome! :D
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MidnightWave Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015
And here it is.

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:iconstellathefox26:
StellatheFox26 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Oh wow. She's actually scary in this.
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:iconponyecho:
PonyEcho Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much :D I really wanted to make her look sinister in this one
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:iconstellathefox26:
StellatheFox26 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Well you did an AWESOME job. ^^ Keep up the good work. Have you tried Nightmare Moon in the same way as you did this?
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PonyEcho Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the way you think! ;p I did have an idea to do one of each of the major villains, but I never followed it up... maybe it's something I should consider. After all, I do need a break from drawing cute... :D
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StellatheFox26 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Perhaps. I would actually like to see both NM and King Sombra because they are pony villains. Discord could be done in a similar way but I think the effect would lose a lot in the translation. :) (Smile) 
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:iconponyecho:
PonyEcho Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd throw in Tirek too, given his amazing performance as a terrifyingly powerful villain :D
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:iconstellathefox26:
StellatheFox26 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Huh, good point. I think that would work wonderfully. Though I wouldn't use just black for the darkened part of his face.
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XSarrilX Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015
Niccccce x)
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:iconponyecho:
PonyEcho Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much :D
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gamemaster8910 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist
I always liked queen cyrislis.
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:iconponyecho:
PonyEcho Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I agree. She's really cool :D
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gamemaster8910 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist
:nod: she needs some love (I know she eats love) I would lol hug her.
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Neitronik Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OMyGosh!!!
Can I find "The Big Book..."  anywhere on this planet???? /)/o__o\(\
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:iconponyecho:
PonyEcho Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, I'm afraid not - it's just a bit of creative writing to accompany the picture ;p
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Neitronik Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh, against all the odds it's epically!

Epically!

Epically!

La la la la 
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MagicBIaze Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
I think im going to put this on the password screen with the password hint being something creepy :3
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:iconponyecho:
PonyEcho Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you like it :aww: I was all about the creepy when drawing this one ;p
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MagicBIaze Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014
Once i find out how to change the password screen.
And dont tell me "u cant do dat on windowz"
If it exists, someone made a program for it.
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Krysnha Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014
Nice writing
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:iconponyecho:
PonyEcho Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much :D Glad you enjoyed it!
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Krysnha Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014
No problem thanks for the reply
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Digoraccoon Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely use of shadow. :D
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:iconponyecho:
PonyEcho Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much :aww: Honestly, it turned out much better than I expected!
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:iconwhyita:
Whyita Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Nuuuu I like my face! DX
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:iconponyecho:
PonyEcho Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Better watch out for Changelings then... ;p
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:iconwhyita:
Whyita Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
D:
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:iconmagicbiaze:
MagicBIaze Featured By Owner Edited Oct 25, 2014
Well, i have a spare face- Wait, where did the rest of my body go?
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:iconwhyita:
Whyita Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
D: Ruuuuun!
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:iconmagicbiaze:
MagicBIaze Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014
Dont worry i had a spare everything too o3o
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:iconwhyita:
Whyita Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:)
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:iconmagicbiaze:
MagicBIaze Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014
Yay now they cant steal my fa-*Le gets punched in the face*
Oh they can punch it tho D:
ow
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Jlun2 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
And if no one's around, they will wait, even if it takes months of standing at that one particular spot.
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:iconmagicbiaze:
MagicBIaze Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014
I tought they had cheese hooves because they walked too much?
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LordPendragonOfCaria Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is awesome! Excellent work, capturing the unparalleled radiance of my queen's eyes :love: I also love the way you drew her mane ^^
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:iconponyecho:
PonyEcho Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much, I'm glad you like her :aww: I love playing with light and shadow contrasts! :D
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LordPendragonOfCaria Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome ^^
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:iconriboo:
Riboo Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
wow, what a really creepy close up of her XD
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:iconponyecho:
PonyEcho Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, that's what I was hoping for :D Thank you!
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