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Mane Event by AssasinMonkey Mane Event by AssasinMonkey
Guess I had this one coming hehe, new Villain? Time for another Villain piece then.
Gotta say, this was quite a hairy situation for the Power Ponies to be in. But thanks to Spike they could comb out of this. You'd almost be abraid he'd mess it up again.
I'll end it there... had so many puns in the chat while making this, I didn't realise how long of a tail those puns had.

Such a dark piece and those colours (doesn't help that DA makes the image darker...). Not exactly colours I work with a lot. Still, being able to go crazy or insane with the face was worth it haha.
I should make the Power Ponies next, but that would be quite a bigger project to take on. That's why I did this first, I could actually finish this today hehe.

Anyhow, hope y'all enjoyed another episode of MLP, I know I did. Great take on all the references and such to the comic worlds out there.


Approx time: 4 hours
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Mane Event [WIP] by AssasinMonkey
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This piece screams with energy, something you would expect from a crazy-pony like the Mane-iac. Her mane really does have the affect of motion with the gnarled brush strokes. The tendrils look ready to spring from the page. Above all you accomplish this all with a relatively simple colour-palette. The "wildness" composition is accentuated by the relatively short range of focus and motion lines which take our eyes directly to her face. Once again, you've established a convincing moment of motion by reserving the highest levels of details for her face. This piece is absolutely crazy, and a great one at that! :D
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As a portrait of MLP:FIM villain Mane-iac the image's ORIGINALITY relies on its VISION , IMPACT and TECHNIQUE alone to be distinct.

The vision is well executed but doesn't take risk to do something innovative or meaningful in the work to otherwise make it stand out or make it appealing to others outside of the MLP FIM bias. (But as a work of MLP fan-art it grasps my ultimately biased favor.)

The impact is relatively weak however the usage of contrast between the main image objects and the darker background allude to a great distance between the two areas and that creates a since of a scale difference, taking that into consideration the villain's hair appears to be absolutely monstrous. That being said there is something to be taken from the work as a whole as it seemingly attempts to define the character portrayed.

Technique is solid from the foundations to the coloring, it makes great use of colors and contrast to create a focal but doesn't make effective use of highlights to support the light source in all layers of the work.
The blur does emphasize motion but doesn’t seem to be there for any purpose other than to emphasize the focal. I'd consider this poor use as the blur alludes to motion when combined with the green motion lines but in the work is only used to farther emphasize the already functioning focal by effectively removing the rest of the canvas from the attention of the viewer rather than actually directing attention. However the point of focus is simultaneously enforced and preserved by the blur, directing your attention towards the face by the contrast between the two areas creating an effective focal in the intense expression. Also yes the direction she is looking is affecting the attention of the viewer as well however there is nothing there to be seen or focus on causing attention to travel into otherwise negative space. (And I am using "negative" loosely to emphasize a lack of substance)
(Since the idea that this image lacks substance is in itself biased since as we can all see the image remains pretty consistent I will omit that from my objective argument but I'll leave it in the passage because I want to touch on it again later on.)
The blur makes it impossible to tell there even are details in the hair and they would otherwise go undiscovered without the WIP images to show they do exist. Negative space is useless unless it emphasizes or contrasts and already existing asset, In this case the negative space is a compliment to the hair but doesn’t have a strong affect because of the object(s) between them. (note real negative space is consider anything canvas colored or)
My onions, yes opinions are like onions, not for everypony, layered and usually unsavory!

In my opinion using that orb from the episode as a secondary focal and the hair as motion lines towards it from her face could make a light source, point of focus for the character and help balance the image but that would change what the image is attempting to define and practically alter every aspect of it. I’d simply say the focal asset in the image is not presented strongly enough to have a high impact. Maybe making the eye stare at the viewer and having all lines move towards the focal would enhance it.
Overall I do like the image and the artist is obviously great at what they do but its strongest asset is its foundation and detail, I’d have to say the potential was locked away in frame 6 of the WIP. Perhaps the vision and the technique came to a fork. I enjoyed looking at this picture for over 2 hours as I analyzed it and think that it’s a good piece of work, I encourage the artist to continue making pictures like it and I hope he takes from his own work as much as everypony else does! Thankyou, N3-P
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MLPegasis4898 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woah!!! This looks pretty cool!!! Love her face, too!!! :XD: :XD: :XD:
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ihamza995 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Ladies and Gentlemen! Get ready for the main event! I promise, It'll be a killer!
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Here-for-the-ponies Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is actually making me a bit motion sick.

Also, I KNEW DA MADE IMAGES DARKER! I'll need to figure out a way to work around that.
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Psycho333 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
This is AWESOME!
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neverzgirl Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
<3 this.
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angeliqueguy46 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
shes a mane-iac maaaane-iac on the floor! XD
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Phenometron Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
The Mane-iac is represented definitely like a villain.
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20percentcooler75 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!! ITS THE MANIAC!!! hahaha
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Raedrob Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
That motion blur makes the focus of the piece very clear.
Good job, you keep churning out these really nice pieces after each episode =)
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