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Sirens of Albicant by AssasinMonkey Sirens of Albicant by AssasinMonkey
"Sirens of Albicant, conquerors of the wilds. Very secluded groups of equines, born and grown to unite the wild lifeforms under the Equine Banner. Those who resist or threaten the empire shall risk extermination, all must unite. This is the quest of a Siren, this is their life.

Although not all equines would approve of their approach, the lands the Sirens roam in is remote enough to not be an issue. In the far hostile territories they travel they find mythical creatures, but also more than just creatures. Almost becoming myths them self as they harness any method to aid them in their mission. For they take on any that oppose them.

Words spreading like any other myth. Talk about their brighter appearances. Glowing eyes in the shadows, used to subdue other lifeforms. Hidden under their hoods masking their changed appearances. Not many come into contact with them, further shrouding them in mystery. Yet many also do not realise the effect they've had on daily lives, which for many has been made possibly by these groups throughout the centuries. Ridding the lands of most creatures, or taken for the greater good."

Expanding on the Sirens of Albicant which I introduced with my Hydra piece from Yesterday. You can read up a bit more story on them there: fav.me/d77hcqe
Part of my 'First Contact War' (To Equines also referred to as Gryphon Wars) : assasinmonkey.deviantart.com/g…

Was done making Twilight Time's Hayburgers, decided the stream was not finished yet... extended it to 13 hours streaming :P Worth it though, these Sirens are quite fun to work with. Showing a bit more of a "dark" side to the Equine Empire. Which I intend the entire universe to kinda be. Both sides have their darker sides.


Approx Time: 6 hours
Timelapse: youtu.be/GBJh3WAbpOc

Sirens of Albicant [WIP] by AssasinMonkey
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What a great work! it transmit a oppressive, dense ambient! like " a place you will never gonna reach" or "no one goes so far". it have a well distinguished scene with a clear background and frontground. those ponys shade in the enviroment but, thank the glowing eyes, you can easyly find them.
in other way, considering the hood's light, maybe you can make brightest light in the front and middle plane to enhance it. its not like it needs but, more like an improvement.
by the way... i almost overlook the thirth pony far in the back... almost
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Alright, so the first thing I thought when I saw this was, Wow that's a lot of green. XD
I really think you did a good job on making it clear what everything is. The only problem is that I almost missed the pony in the background.
I haven't seen anything like this from the time I've been in this fandom, so I'll give the originality a high rating.
I really think it's awesome with all that detail! The plants, the cloaks, and the shading/lighting is amazing too. The glowing eyes just adds to the awesomeness of this!
An overall great picture, keep up he good work, AM! :D
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saxumsando Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
beautiful work
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Here-for-the-ponies Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Oh geez nevermind these eyes are much more captivating.
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I-am-knot Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay this is what I'm gonna do. I'm not gonna read your flavor text and comment until I'm done writing.

This is really a wonderful piece. It's right up my alley. The clothed ponies. Glowing eyes. Living environment. Oh, so delicious!
I especially like how light on her hooves the right one seems. With a casual expression she only has one hoof on the ground, making her very graceful. There is movement implied in the tail, but not a very extreme one. Making it seem like she is floating. Because these mage ponies don't give a damn about the laws of physics.

I also love the subtle differences between them. Becoming individuals with different necklaces and leg gear. But making them part of a unit, with the same eyes, cloaks and manes.
And their awareness of the viewer makes you wonder what's going through their minds. Are they friendly or not? The right one seems to be trying to hold back a smirk. And has a playful look to her gaze. But is it a cat playing with it's dinner to be. Making me the mouse.

Really well done and definitely a piece for my favorite folder. Now I'm gonna read the description to see how off I really where.
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AssasinMonkey Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Oh gosh awesome read, thanks for taking that approach. Always great to read what just the image itself tells.

They indeed tend to be a special bunch, having to travel not just far but also hard terrain. Let alone taking on just about everything the world throws at them. Enjoyed this read :D
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ArrJaySketch Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a really, really gorgeous piece! Fantastic work.

I might just add the story to my reading list! :D
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Fixap Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
NICE!
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coolclaytony Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014

Sirens of Albicant (K)(G)(W)

Creature- Horse Shaman

(K)(K)(K)(K), (Tap): Gain control of target creature with toughness less than Sirens of Albicant's power.

(G)(G)(G), (Tap): Place a +1/+1 counter on Sirens of Albicant.

(W)(W), (Tap): Destroy a creature you don't control with toughness greater than Sirens of Albicant's power.

0/2

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mirtar34 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm curious of their combat abilities.
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Mokey1980s Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
Freaky, in a good way =)
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Dashermkii Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ok this is amazing.
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