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Celestial Harmony by AssasinMonkey Celestial Harmony by AssasinMonkey
I guess it was just a matter of time. Little simple thingy kind off...

Quite a rough finish on this one, didn't exactly go and clean up my brush strokes. for a little change hehe. Also probably because of distractions during my stream haha. Mainly myself.
Playing around with the composition, hiding large parts of the subject behind something or outside of the canvas.


Approx time: 5 hours
Time Lapse: youtu.be/KtH1lN_Xedc
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Celestial Harmony [WIP] by AssasinMonkey
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Lunar Divide by AssasinMonkey
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Now this is something awesome. The lighting is nearly perfect and the expression is really dead on. The amount of time spent on this probably doesn't do any justice to how much of an impact it can put on a viewer. The placement is nice as well, I usually follow the rule of thirds when I do things like this, and the rule has been nicely executed. Celestia's face is obviously the focal point, and the element of magic is a secondary focal point. One thing I would suggest is to put another point in the picture to create a visual shape to keep the viewers eye inside the piece for a longer time. Other than the things I suggested, this piece is amazing. Keep it up. :)
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J25TheArcKing Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup the Princess Celestia and Nightmare Moon assasinmonkey.deviantart.com/a… are connected together from left and right!

Unleashing the light from Princess Celestia!
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StreaksPsyche Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
Ho my Lord.
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StormLover545 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
THIS IS AMAZING!
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TheIdazza Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
awensome!
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SirJames314 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
Damn, son.  :wow:  Great work on both of these.
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EROCKERTORRES Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Student General Artist
whoa...this is badass!!
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Narflarg Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Saw your timelapse that used one of my songs.
This is some epic stuff.
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AssasinMonkey Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm now realising I've forgotten to send out notifications to the musicians, sorry for that. But it's good to see you did find out, hopefully it's all right.
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Narflarg Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
More than so.
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Applejack2011 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
Favorited!
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xelianthought Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
Pure awesome! 
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pokemonpeale113 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Student Artist
well shes pisst
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Sweet Jesus this is amazing. It took me a moment of squinting at the shadows to even notice Celestia's tears. Then I just La la la la Waaaah!
Welp, time to take a look at your gallery. Right after.... *faved*
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chibiBiscuit Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing. The light and shadows in themselves make this picture exemplary, but what really makes this picture stand out is the total anguish on Celestia's face. Wonderful picture, really. :D
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Raedrob Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
With these new episodes coming we're bound to get sudden bursts of inspiration :P
I just finished a painting related to the premier myself, actually!
You did very well on this one, especially with the metal rendering. It looks very convincing.
The one thing that kinda sticks out to me is the low saturation of the fire or w/e surrounding Celestia.
I feel it could've been upped a little bit, but I'm assuming you didn't want it to take all the focus.
Nicely done and it fits together with the Nightmare Moon counterpart.
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lonewolfX13 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice!
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EverlastingJoy Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
This is an awesome piece AM! I like this rougher finish, it gives the subject matter a much grittier edge to an already dark piece. I'm especially impressed with, of all things, the lighting on Celestia's mane at her forehead. It's both colorful yet has that very grungy look to it.
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ci00rix Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
That must have Celestia look banishing her own sister from the kingdom.... So much emotions, pain mixed with anger and dissapoint... Simply beautiful!
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vevans0009 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
Glad to see Celestia putting up a great fight AND winning for a change!  Love the detail here!
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Phenometron Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
Celestia has her game face on. ^^
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rolandscythe Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You did this in just five hours? That's incredible man!
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MeetMeAtTheFifty Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This picture is beautiful and haunting. Really communicates Celestia's pain. Amazing.
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Dakathi666 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
Hail to the Queen, er Princess!
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J4B Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like the motion in this picture.
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EagleSpartan888 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Very powerful moment in the opener... She didn't want to, but had to... for the sake of everypony, including her sister.

Very beautiful work!
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Ardail Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
okay now this is amazing! That facial expression just says it all. 
This scene was kind of made for your darker art style Assassin monkey, the darker coloring really helps capture the mood. 
So amazing! I hope someday I can make art half this good, I should be watching your stream more with the rest of those crazy guys in the CAC fanclub xD
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GUILLE832 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
Just epic! Great job! I should show this kind of pics to the people who says that it is a show for little girls xD
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AssasinMonkey Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, always fun seeing their reactions :)
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Sassycat2 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I love how dramatic this is :D
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jupotmachine35 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Student General Artist
Sometimes I always wonder why Hasbro doesn't take people like this? If it means making the show become godly... :iconstallionytearsplz:
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DeJiKo07 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
This scene is so awesome! You captured Celestia's struggle and emotion perfectly.
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ArrJaySketch Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The harsher brushstrokes lend some intensity to Celestia's emotions. I love this. She's angry, and she's sorrowful, and she's ready to kick ass. This is beautiful!
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hrostami Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
This flashback scene was boss! :iconbadassplz:
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cajobif Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
Oh! The emotions and the dynamism in this piece.

Awesome work on this
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sockeye101 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Daymn.... this is awesome! Best piece of fanart i've seen come from S4 yet! Great job!
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BerylliumArt Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Student
You rule the kingdom that is my messages.
Thanks for your wonderful artwork.
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moonlightavenger Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
I've come to the point were I now am convinced that the fan art has surpassed the show.
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MoppyPuppy Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
Meh, still looking for the show to touch on how things lead up to Luna's banishment.
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rolandscythe Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
...what? They did. Several times. She felt ignored and unappreciated and turned on her sister in a fit of anger and jealousy. This was brought up as early as the first episode.

Now if you're talking about them doing episodes SHOWING that in detail, it's never gonna happen because that's extraneous exposition in a show that's targeted at little kids.
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MoppyPuppy Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
Kids get shunned by classmates from mass hysteria all the time. Its a good lesson to learn.

Anyhow, Luna not having full understanding of what was happening when she transformed is something to look into among other things. I feel DHX knows now that there are those that analyze episodes for unanswered questions.

Questions such as why Twilight's use of Alicorn magic to turn the potion white ended up being DARK magic?

The writers are up to something.
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MidwestBrony Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
I like this a lot.  All the work you put into it really shows. :)
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nicolaykoriagin Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeeeeeah... that's exactly the way how it should have look! Epicness, awesomness, mightness, darkness... and she cries, look!
This is real myth. Perfect.
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Yoshimon1 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! That lighting! Those emotions!
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Toxic-Mario Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
BADASS AM!
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Joakaha Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work! :D
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smokeybacon Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Incredible!
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FalconsGrace Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Student Interface Designer
I for one like the slightly messy brushstrokes. It adds something to the painting that others lack.
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Mokey1980s Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
I really like her expression if anger and pain while she had to do what she had to do. It was cool to see the show address what went on at that point in time, and this is just as cool seeing what your take on it is =)
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Thunderbolt300 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
You sir, are an amazing machine and words do not grant you the proper justice you deserve with this piece. 
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Tarzok Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
:clap::clap::clap:
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