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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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This piece immediately caught my eye on your page, with its intense colors and darker outer parts. It has a very strong first impression, it feels like the bits of rubble and flame could go flying right on you at any moment. <3 It's hard to find things wrong with this, but same as the other critique, I'm wondering what that little blue thing is.. Oh well, doesn't effect my grade.
One thing I did notice wrong, was I felt that the branches sticking out on the left side didn't feel leafy enough, they have more of a smooth, plastic look.
I also feel like the main part of the fire could have used more black, but that's more of an opinion.
Back to the positives, the details to be found in the explosion is very good, and impactful, as I said before. And I also loved the expressions of the two characters AND the little detail of the feathers on Twilights wings. <3
I really have to say this deserves full stars! Very nice work.
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Hanolqi Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  New Deviant Student
Henryseville Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015
This is so amazing I can feel the heat of the explosion just looking at that pic!Absolutely one of the most shocking scenes in the show!
Ghalaghor Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015
Cool mares don't look at explosions.
DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
redbuttercup1 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015
Poor twilight...: (
The-Barinade Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a magnificent explosion! You've even managed to actually make it look really hot!
EJLightning007arts Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Professional Artist
Every story Ends with a boom
PencilLedAndPaper Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So she has her owl......wheres spike...... o-o
Seiya-Meteorite Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Awesome and sad pic.
Just-Call-Me-J Featured By Owner Edited Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist
I think this is the closest they could get to "killing a character"

What about... the bees?
Adasca Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Seriously, your art is so amazing, once I start looking through it I can't stop!
lightningbarer Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I want this as a Print! I WANT IT I WANT IT I WANT IT I WANT IT I WANT IT I WANT IT!!!!!
Fermhreisatum Featured By Owner May 3, 2015
dralee Featured By Owner May 2, 2015
it's cute that she remember owllishss is that how to spell that owls name?
FireheartTheInferno Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconclapplz: Simply incredible!

 This must be the most amazing and intense action-oriented
 FIM artwork I've ever seen! My hat's off to you, fellow artist! Hat Wave Emote
xelianthought Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015
TinjaBuster Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Student Artist
Michael Bay
Drakenhof Featured By Owner May 9, 2015
Nah, it needs more half-nude women to be a Michael Bay
axelander92 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015
They are ALL NAKED!!!
Drakenhof Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015
Yeah but they are horses. Bay needs human women xD
Svorec Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Student General Artist
GreenWingSpino32 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Really darn sad how that tree was blasted by Tirek RIP tree and beautiful picture!!!
werecass Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Student Artist
I miss that tree.
DerpyPines618 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist
TsuriaDragon Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Thankyou for your Inspiration :D I made this based off your beautiful drawing RIPHome by TsuriaDragon
Lunarur Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WHERES SPIKE!!!!!!!!!!???????!Llama Emoji-52 (Worried) [V3] 
TinjaBuster Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Student Artist
He was trapped in the cage with the others
Lunarur Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh ok thanks:D (Big Grin) 
KindergartenTeacher Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015
Whoa. The thumbnail made me think, "What, she's going to hell?" Then I clicked on it, and her home and library being destroyed is not much different! :cries:
FlashbackingArtist00 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet Celestia! Those details! They ' re just so amazing!
ZombieFX Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014

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
tyruvelp Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
i have see soem of your art before and i gotta say you could almost reanimate this entire episode (if they would not C&D you lol) and make it look EPIC!
maddog12364 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
is spike dead?
AssasinMonkey Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
He was in the cage with the rest of the mane 6
maddog12364 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
who sorry I have been gone for a while
violetpone Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
Nicely done :D We'll definitely miss the library, but the spirit lives in Twilight's heart.
kyvannshrike Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014
I want it back T.T
mobius22 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
Victory has a price. It always has a price.
morion87 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
I'm just glad Twilight had the heart to grab him instead of books on her way out( and enough thought to shield him from the blast).  To bad he decided to fly the coup after this.
Painted-Pen Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Student General Artist
Tirek you monster!!
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