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End of a Golden Age by AssasinMonkey End of a Golden Age by AssasinMonkey
Finale art doesn't stop here.

Never made the library before and I wouldn't have imagined this kind of scene being the first...
Right in the feels.

I think this is the closest they could get to "killing a character" and they did so magnificently, I still feel it. One of the most impact full parts I think, so I just had to make it somehow.
Wasn't sure whether to go with aftermath or in action.
Thought I'd go with what might give the most interesting result, so here we go!

Science of explosions caused by magic beams, now that's something I wasn't sure what the best approach was for. At least I've done explosions before hehe.
Also helped with hiding parts of the tree so I didn't have to make those.
Lazy Monkey.

Anyhow, hope y'all enjoy as always!

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End of a Golden Age [WIP] by AssasinMonkey
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beautiful shading, exemplary lighting effects, minor hint of blur but not to much to completely distort the image. a few questions... what is the object on the left side of the library, it is on top of the roof above the window, not the lantern the small blue looking thing. it looks kind of like a planet( possibly Saturn) that was recolored. that or it looks like a miniature loveseat with a blue- jay sitting in it. my only gripe is that there are no building surrounding the library but then again I saw the finale of season for a few weeks ago I believe and I don't think there were any buildings standing in ponyvile at the time. also where are owlowiscious's feet? and where is spike during all of this? was he in the library during the episode or was he away somewhere else... like in canterlot or something. all in all my gripes did not affect the score I gave. I rate fairly at all times. you got five stares in all 4 categories because you presented me with a piece of artwork that is exemplary in detail and beautiful to look at... just as I would expect a great artist like you to create. well done good sir
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ZombieFX Featured By Owner 13 hours ago

in one episode she said "this books made her who she is...." so much about that
PerfectBlue97 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Flame tutorial Pleeeeeease?
SilverWing27 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:( There goes her home and her library. :( Epic yet tragic. :(
ijustloveit619 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Dang it that tree was in there from the VERY FIRST EPISODE, WHY!?
lollipopflower Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Darn you tirek! Darn you!!!!
ARC-20017 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014
I love how you added in her Nighmare Night costume hat to the left.
meiyeezhu Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
And that's why Twilight should use e-books instead...
Phenometron Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
It's the end of an era for Twilight's tree library. :(
Celefin Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014
Thousands of years of accumulated knowledge, a priceless and irreplaceable treasure and and essential part of Twilight's self.
I was a little sad about the tree... but what really got to me was the scene of Twilight on the ground with books and paper raining down around her.
GREAT work by the way.
littlequeen456 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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