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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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:iconhecc95:
hecc95 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow
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:iconxelianthought:
xelianthought Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
Incredible piece.
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:icondiomedeez:
Diomedeez Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Rarity is PISSED!
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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
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xormak Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
2.2 please, my fanfic shall come true one day *__*
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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...
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griffin535 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
Wouldn't that fry them too? Especially since they are more flammable?
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:iconpak-faace1234:
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!
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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( www.military-today.com/helicop… 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.
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:iconmyroflknife117:
myroflknife117 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
wtf?


them changlings be hard to see

still, it looks gritty and hopless.....I like it :)
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:iconassasinmonkey:
AssasinMonkey Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It's pretty, in both ways :P

Thanks!
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:iconcodwarrior:
CodWarrior Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
Quick,get to Le ROFLCHOPPER!!
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:icondestructio23:
Destructio23 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Very nice!! :D
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:iconassasinmonkey:
AssasinMonkey Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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:iconx4rn0x:
x4rn0x Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
....it!!!!
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:iconkaldordraigo2:
kaldordraigo2 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Somepony get me my flamer, Chryssie has gone mad again.
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:iconcharlesdeleroy:
Charlesdeleroy Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
*Charles wanders in* And now for my victory... *sprays BLACK FLAG on the changelings! They die instantly!*

Science rulz! >;D
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:iconchancebeloud:
chancebeloud Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow, this is awesome! So epic! :D
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:icondarthwill3:
DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are strong, Rainbow Dash, but only your hatred will give you the strength to save your friends. Give in to the dark side.
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:icondiego0920:
Diego0920 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Awesome :D
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:iconsevenofeleven:
sevenofeleven Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Insta fav!
This is the type of stuff I would like to do.
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:icontomasaki1319:
Tomasaki1319 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Although I like the intensity, the overall image is a little cluttered.
Definitely has a solid feel of doom and end times, though, so if that's what you were aiming on: seriously superb spot-on job.
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AssasinMonkey Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, it was intended to be very chaotic and packed yea.
I kept imagining like these old war paintings where nobody has room to move but still it's a fight, a struggle. Desperate times :)
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Slaughterstone Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
No mater how strong we may be, how fast we may run, how hard we may fight, death will come for us in the end... Wow I sound depressing in hindsight.
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:iconcharlesdeleroy:
Charlesdeleroy Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
I kicked death in the face.

That was 549 years ago... >:3
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:iconassasinmonkey:
AssasinMonkey Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:XD: I'll take responsibility for that, since I'm the one who created such a scene :P
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:iconvsabbath:
VSabbath Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing
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:iconponyknight:
Ponyknight Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ho-lee crap! This is both terrifying and amazing! I love it!!
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:iconalbanianstyle:
albanianstyle Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
SEND IN THE RIPPERS
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:iconattack193:
attack193 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
Wow D=
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:iconradlanjay:
RadlanJay Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
+watch
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:iconrainico:
Rainico Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
Fight it you are not alone.
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:iconharetrinity:
HareTrinity Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool! :) Some good expressions, especially Twilight's!

I'd feel worse for the mane 6 if I didn't love changelings so much. =p
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AssasinMonkey Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Expressions always have me worried, especially Twilight's in this case, glad to hear it turned out nice

I guess there's always 2 sides to a fight haha :P
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Pony-Berserker Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing!

Btw, just wondering, which program did you use?
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:iconassasinmonkey:
AssasinMonkey Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)

I used Photoshop CS6 for this
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:iconcrasydwarf:
crasydwarf Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very impressive. Even more after watching the timelapse video.
SO much detail and so much going on. Quite mind blowing.
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:iconassasinmonkey:
AssasinMonkey Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Good to hear I managed to achieve a level a detail :D Thank you
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BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
AWESOME.
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:iconassasinmonkey:
AssasinMonkey Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconnuvolavolpe:
NuvolaVolpe Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
:#1:
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:iconassasinmonkey:
AssasinMonkey Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
*YAY*
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:iconbrentogara:
BrentOGara Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really amazing! I love the dark and minatory feel :D
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:iconassasinmonkey:
AssasinMonkey Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Great to read, thanks! :D
(And I learned a new word!)
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:iconbrentogara:
BrentOGara Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love that word! Thanks for the beautiful art :D
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:iconsassycat2:
Sassycat2 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, this is pretty dark and epic. I really like it.
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:iconassasinmonkey:
AssasinMonkey Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
My thanks, nice to hear :)
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:iconamazonmandy:
AmazonMandy Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
WOOOW!!! LOVE THIS!!!! Love the timelapse, too!
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:iconassasinmonkey:
AssasinMonkey Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
D'aw thank you, very nice to hear you also like the timelapse. Makes it worth to do :)
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SomeRandomMinion Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Those are some f***ing terrifying Changelings. O_O
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