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Prelude to Power by AssasinMonkey Prelude to Power by AssasinMonkey
This episode... this finale, just like oh my GOSH.
MLP:FIM Season 4 soo good, soo sooooo good hehe.

Also this finale was so good, the title part "Prelude" is kinda because this is just the start  of what my mind has planned for me to cover on this episode.
As in, I'm going to try and cover the entire episode with multiple arts. My mind would just not accept I'd only make 1 piece though I did want 1 piece finished today.
See a little very rough preview of my plans:

Anyhow, thought I'd start out with where the main storyline actually seemed to begin.
Who would've guessed they would throw us back to Cerberus's appearance back then influencing this. That continuity is one of those great parts.

So much to say about this episode, I recapped the episode talking for 2,5 hours in my stream. I might actually upload that soon for those who want to give it a listen or something heh.

Hope y'all enjoyed this season and I'm sure will get through the wait for season 5 together!

Approx Time: 9-10 hours? if I take into account trying to match up the Battle scene with just about every song we could think of for more than an hour :XD: (It all fit a bit too well at times)
Prelude to Power [WIP] by AssasinMonkey
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This is just one heck of an amazing piece of artwork you did based off the finale this past Saturday...

I love how you have Cerberus having returned to his duty since It's About Time to discover that, although the rest of the convicts were still there, Public Enemy #1 had somehow managed to escape his own shackles and made a break for it. Cerberus was both angry and worried at how Tirec had escaped, but knew he could not do anything about it as he still had to keep the other inmates imprisoned.

I'm certain that when Tirec was defeated, stripped of his ill-gotten magic, and sent back to Tartarus, this time imprisoned in small cell instead of shackles, Cerberus was ready to ensure he never escaped ever again...Maybe even consider eating Tirec in revenge for his cruelty in imprisoning the Princesses in Tartarus. That would show the other inmates the price for what happens when you make the mistake of sending innocent Princesses to rot in your stead.

I can't wait to see if you do more artwork of Cerberus...Maybe even with how he took care of the Princesses during their short stint in the slammer.
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What aspects i like:

-loved the expressions on the characters. the right one seems dopey like he is questioning the event just by his facial expression. The other two seem to be more wiser and know what is going on.

-the story behind the picture is more complicated, the viewer has to piece together certain things just like the character is. This creates a sense of being in the same position as he is.

-The story is not straight forward, it is like a puzzle, the viewer realizes what's happened without it being present (you can't see him escaping but you know he has).

-picture quality is great as usual (the actual drawing)


What i think could be improved (sorry if I'm harsh or make mistakes):

-I can't really find anything wrong with it. To create something better would of just took longer and what you have drawn portrays the event well. So yeah, no flaws worth mentioning.
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bigdad Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Oooooooh we're so in trouble" ^ ^
BenCooneyTheGuardian Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
Uh, oh.
MLPegasis4898 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woooaaahh...!!! :wow: :wow: :wow:
SonicMila Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Student General Artist
its like harry potter
Here-for-the-ponies Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Good ole Cerberus. It would have been neat to see him make an appearance in the finale.
Kronoxus Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
Bropony2010 Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Head one: oh no he escaped!

Head two: let the ponyprincesses handle this. 

Head three: i'm hungry!
ChaoticNote Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
The faces just truly speak "We done fucked up."
EverlastingJoy Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
Nice form and lighting on this one.

Intrigue, rage and confusion, I see those emotions in Cerberus. I don't know if you were going for that but if you were, nice!
shadlingdrop Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
in the show i thought he was cute XD
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