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The final stand of elements by AssasinMonkey The final stand of elements by AssasinMonkey
Oh my, 500 Watchers!!! so my 500 watch special?!
I've been waiting for that with this piece
I'll also write down a journal on this

Time Lapse: [link]

WIP: [link]

Approx Time: 8 hours

Edit: made a slight few second brightness/contrast adjustment, to show it more at its intended level across more screens.

So this piece has a bit of double meaning to me. First of all, that what you see.

"The sky is dark, the lands run red, shadows upon the field, they return."

Second, this I consider my 500 watch special. I wrote a little braindump story thingy about that together with this work... uh yea... so... *hides*
I moved my little story to my journal only now. Read it here: [link]

I hope to continue this, keep making art. Sharing it.

A final word on this piece. I tried to refine my style, I actually went back to working in grayscale (almost the entire time), which you can see in the time lapse or WIP.
Painters of old and those who adopt historic styles keep inspiring me. Slowly I tried out different aspects I noticed from them. Maybe it shows, maybe I ended covering it up too much :P

Anyhow, hope y'all enjoy it.
Please feel free to post any type of comment. I read them all, I appreciate them all. I'm sorry if I don't always get a response out.
If I can type anything beyond a standard thank you, I will try to do so.
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hecc95 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
xelianthought Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
Incredible piece.
Diomedeez Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Rarity is PISSED!
lazerbem Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
There are 2 ways this can end
1 (and most likely) : After taking a quarter of the changelings down they die.
2 : Twilight is brought before chrysalis whom mocks her on her inability to rescue celestia,luna,or the mane 6. Twilight goes beserk and transforms into her rage form (alicorn with flaming hair) And proceeds to decimate the changelings before humiliating chrysalis and killing her.
2.1 : twilight ends up becoming the new and beloved ruler of equestria
2.2 : Twilight turns into king sombra 2.0 and rules the kingdom in knight templar fashion
xormak Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
2.2 please, my fanfic shall come true one day *__*
PAK-FAace1234 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Where's the Uss Forrestal? Tell'em to prep the F-4s, F-8s, A-7s, anything that is on that carrier deck and equip the Napalm, were going to have a little barbecue to save the Elements...
griffin535 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
Wouldn't that fry them too? Especially since they are more flammable?
PAK-FAace1234 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, the napalm will be dropped where the influx of changelings are, far away from the mane 6 are located. Its expected that the fireball would distract most of them, allowing the girls their chance to fight back! F-8s will begin strafing runs to stave off some of them!
griffin535 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
Far too big of a risk, if you ask me. I'd say to send in a couple of AC-130Hs,Vulcans only, and a flight of AH-2 Rooivalks(… fitted with Mokopa anti-tank missles for those Behemoths of his. Less chance of friendly fire, that way. Either way, unfortunately, there WILL be civilian casualties.
myroflknife117 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013

them changlings be hard to see

still, it looks gritty and hopless.....I like it :)
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