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Meeting of the Greats by AssasinMonkey Meeting of the Greats by AssasinMonkey
The Season 4 Finale art continues!
Next Saturday stream another one

That would be number 4 I did for the finale. Another night piece, oh gosh.
This scene was fairly passive in it's nature. Me trying to put some drama to the perspective and angle led to some failed directions at the start.
Had to redo the initial under painting several times. Then I figured I had to go into a portrait canvas rather than landscape.

Anywho, the meeting between these 2 marked quite a beginning. The turning of Discord was so well done. No fancy words of confirmation needed from Discord, showing how persuasive Tirek was.

In the end it also helped show that Discord was very inexperienced when it came to the value of friendship. Not really realising what he was going to give up. Until he later lost it.
Great episode for Discord, reaching such a broken state.

I'll have to try and get a time lapse for this one out, still need to do another as well.


Approx Time: 9,5 hours
Time Lapse: youtu.be/Auc_2JXPJu8

Meeting of the Greats [WIP] by AssasinMonkey
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As I look at this artwork I immediately feel a sense of wonder and intimidation. With Discord not recently discovering the magic of friendship, it seems not much in his nature anymore to give it up. At least not so easily. The colors blend well together and capture the expressions of both characters excellently. I tried to find similarity of pattern between the clouds and Lord Tirek's cloak, but I happily didn't find any. Every object in the image has a distinct style and you bring together everything in a simple setting. I salute to you a really great job!
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ZombieFX Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
darn. reminds me on ALADIN (disney)

anypony else?
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Olciqq Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
amazing ;) 
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WesleyAcePhadores Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
"...and reclaim your greatness."
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:iconthebluedreammaker:
TheBlueDreamMaker Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wish I could draw like that!
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EagleSpartan888 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Wow! Very great job on it! I love your style of art! Great work!!
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BenCooneyTheGuardian Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
Don't fall for it, you goat-headed imbecile!
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tophxomi Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!
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Aurora-Gale Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
All the kingdoms of Equestria I shall give unto thee.....would but thou fall, and worship of me...
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ninllot Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
WOOOOOW epico
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guitarfan01 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Gorgeous.
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Here-for-the-ponies Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Wow, everything about this is great. The way the buildings seem to curve inwards, the way the detailed parts seem to almost literally jumps outwards towards the vantage point, the vertical motion everything has, and even the unique portrayal of Discord here, as surprised, confused, and perhaps even a bit innocent. Fantastic job. Definitely one of your best. I think I may like your work better than even Tsitra's at this point.
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Queen-KittyKat Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Definitely better than Tsi!
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Here-for-the-ponies Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Oh, well look who's stalking me :)
Nice seeing you here. Sorry about replying to a bunch of stuff at once. This last week or so has been kinda hectic.
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Queen-KittyKat Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stalking would be: creeping on your activity feed and following you everywhere you comment ^^
I really just found you here :D (btw you sure know what's good art)
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MLPegasis4898 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sooo aaawesooome!!! :D :D :D
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TheSquishedElf Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
I can give you freedom...
Quite good, but Discord feels a little... awkward, I guess.
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StreaksPsyche Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
In the end it also helped show that Discord was very inexperienced when it came to the value of friendship. Not really realising what he was going to give up. Until he later lost it.
Great episode for Discord, reaching such a broken state.


My thoughts exactly.

Its pretty difficult to learn about these "virtues" when you are an almost almighty spirit of chaos with no one as an equal. The closest to an equal he's got is maybe Celestia?


So, how would you learn? In the most effective but terrible of ways - you experience it first hand. Which is can be both sweet and painful.

Aw I can still feel Fluttershy crying:

Discord: Surely you've expected this.
Fluttershy: (practically bawling) I DIDN'T!!!"


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Artention Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome ! :D
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bodymindandspirit Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
so COOL
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Phenometron Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
You convey this scene with a lot of heart and soul.
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Frostheart101 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Student General Artist
o0o umg so awesome 
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jyroman53 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Star wars reference spotted in this scene !
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Fixap Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
NICE!
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PonyUniverse Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I looove Discord's expression!!
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Kronoxus Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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PaperMatt202 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
"Help me to grow strong and be rewarded with something far greater then friendship...  FREEDOM!!"
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EquinoxJoy Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Love the perspective
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Maran-Zelde Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I love your season finale art. Keep 'em coming!
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JerraianKing Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Mercy mercy!  This is purely fascinating, in its detail and color and the scene set in general!  Its like watching the finale again only seeing it from a different angle, and that is a very creative way to go about it <3

Excellent work~  I can't wait to see what more you got concocting in that head of yours X3
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enterprisegurl1701 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Student General Artist
Awesome. This is some great detail on here. Wow! 
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wierdgirlwhodraws Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I... I have no words for how AWESOME this is....
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solly95 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amaaaaazzinng!
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Kujiiro Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
Really nice. Brings out the dramatic importance of this scene.
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WebWalker756 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
My word. The sheer level of detail in this pic is amazing. It may not be exactly faithful to the show's art style, but you've done such a good job with the subtle details and the injection of mood into the postures of Discord and Tirek that it's not really worth complaining about. :)
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templar127 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
DAT DETAIL!
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KlarkKentThe3rd Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
Good lighting.
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cajobif Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
You surely know how to make a simple scene into great scene with the style of your.

Awesome work
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BB-K Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In that dark cloak he wears, easily reminds me of the Ringwraiths. :o Or more like Dementors when he sucks magic.
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wahyawolf Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work on this!
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Xonmean Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Damn that's awesome. :O
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DeJiKo07 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
Epic work! :)
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Envirotech Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Quite spectacular!  Very very awesome art ..  ^_^  Love how the moonlight and the shadows look..
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Celestial-Rainstorm Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic, dark piece! 
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DustyScarecrow Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love these finale pieces you've been doing! :w00t:

This one in particular is a great scene, I love the perspective in this piece.

Keep being Awesome, Monkey! :love:
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Fairy-Slayer Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
It's a very eerie scene, mostly for the forms under that lighting and a strong sense of stillness, but it's also disturbing to see Discord looking bewildered and off-guard. Great close-up of Tired, so creepy with so little of him showing, and nice form for Discord in the mist (and his floating bedroom furniture, too ;)). Great work on the buildings, and really nice rounding on the perspective to give the feeling of height and making sure we could see the moon and other lights casting down upon this exchange. Great work on the buildings too.
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Macbow333 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
I love the perspective for this piece. Well done, my little Monkey.
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aemeyer Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
Come to Darkside Discord...we have cookies!
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Kisara16 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist
wooooooooow ...
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The1King Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Damn.
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Ponkool4 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
I really like how you drew Discord. The way you can see his fur is great, and you nailed his expression.
Overall, it's a great piece!
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