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Reign of Magic by AssasinMonkey Reign of Magic by AssasinMonkey
Might not have had an episode this Saturday, but that doesn't mean I can't do episode art right?!

Since I'm planning on covering a bunch of the finale (during the Saturday Livestreams), I thought it would be nice to make that what I see a lot and I didn't do last week myself.

I've also seen several folks already expecting a battle scene from me eventually and I guess here it is! Hope I didn't disappoint.
This one was fun to do as always, creating a low camera large scale character. Brings me back to the Timberwolf Emperor I made almost a year ago already. Done plenty other large beasts as well though.

Anyhow, hope y'all enjoy and bathe in the season 4 aftermath. We can fill up this empty time!

PS: I'll put together the time lapse video for this tomorrow or something, need to get those going again.
Time Lapse is up!

Edit: Added a 1440p version. I don't know how common it's yet, but if there's enough interest I'll see to saving that size a bit more over time perhaps.

Approx Time: 9,5 hours
Time Lapse:
1440p version:

As part of my Patreon, a PSD, and HighRes file has been released for free here:…

Reign of Magic [WIP] by AssasinMonkey
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One thing for sure is that this magnificent drawing has a lot emotion presented to the viewer.

What I mean by emotion: one how you made the background scene, like how you made the amber sky fit with the character and the moment. Second: how made the depth and scale of things, as for the characters anyway. you've shown this in the big guy (forgot his name, so dis on me all you want), and compare him to Twilight, you give the viewer how monstrous the villain is. Finally, how much emotion you where able to give Twilight, the sadness expressed in her face says a lot.

Over all I really enjoyed this picture. I will always enjoy what new things you put out on DeviantArt.
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Definitely a great piece. You caught the sense of "facing an overwhelming opponent" perfectly, and the dark, desolate background adds a sense of doom looming on the horizon, as if hell itself was approaching. Tirek, being a silhouette, gives him that ancient evil look, as well.

My favorite feature, though, would be that little detail of the tear in Twilight's eye. That just perfectly portrays her feelings of rage and desperation, fighting an enemy that doesn't want to just cause chaos, or enslave, but destroy. He was the first true evil she had ever faced.

Excellent work. I look forward to more.
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kmathel94 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist
TOO EPIC for words!
Kulstor Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014
Very dramatic picture and great attention to detail.
symi1on Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  New member
Wow. Best artist's depiction of twilights battle with tirek ever.
vorval Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014
Freelancer809 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  New member
Zoluki Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  New member
So sick!
Samie-Seville Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014
That is so amazing.
bananaguy12 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
badass m8
DeathWishDKL23 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  New member
this is the best pony art that ive ever seen

I can already imagine the amount of destruction and emotion there is. I can see that twilight is fighting for the revenge of her fallen world, thinking about the things that this creature has done to her home. I can see she has been fighting for a long time, and that she is broken to the bone, but wont stop until she gets revenge. I can see the anger, sadness and vengeance in her eyes. 

over all, one of the best pictures ive seen, I personally see greatness from this person. keep up the awesome work!   
cocoa333 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  New member Student Digital Artist
Amazing work!
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