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Timberwolf Emperor by AssasinMonkey Timberwolf Emperor by AssasinMonkey
Commission for :icontwilightismagic:

A new take on the timberwolf scene from 'Spike at your service' featuring the Timberwolf Emperor against Applejack riding into battle together with Spike on her back as Death from Darksiders 2 creating a scene similar to the Guardian battle in the game.

Although I hadn't played the game, I got some good directions, references. But I could also look at other games or even the show itself in terms of scale (think, Ursa Major, Shadow of the Colossus)
The idea also just seemed to fit AJ (and Spike)
Spike rides around on Twilight's back plenty of times. Now he's wearing armour and wielding a giant scythe, it's time for some pony strong to carry him around and at high enough speeds.
Also... AJ

Probably the biggest scale piece I've done so far and maybe the first game crossover I've finished.

I feel like I want to type more but don't know yet...
Been great fun making this, streaming it, figuring things out :D

Edit: Oh, also birds...

Approx Time: ... Had to count that from my stream recordings. Estimated at ~22 hours :P

Small visual edit:
Due to some confusing as to how one might see the Timberwolf, I've made some slight adjustments and fixes to make it more obvious. Specifically to the mountains and their value being too overpowering.
You can still check the WIP image for the previous, or one of the reuploads on the net :P

I did have to stop myself doing to much haha

This really happened did it? I got a Daily Deviation?!
Suddenly a bunch of feedback messages!
Oh my gosh, thank you all so much!
Not sure what to say, this is my first DD! :D

Edit: 20 Sep
Wha?!, a spotlight on EQD?! With this as the Header?! It actually got a header again?! Over here:…
I'll just sit here and *squeeee*
Calpain; EQD; y'all who send me in for the spotlight and every pony who visited, stay awesome
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Given 2013-07-15
Timberwolf Emperor by *AssasinMonkey ( Suggested by KeinZantezuken and Featured by alexandrasalas )
BlazinAlicorn Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Monster Hunter comes to mind when I see something like this.
kaguya5-6 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 11, 2014
We are going to need tarmogoyf for this one 
MegaPatron Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
Freakin amazing!
Cyntrix-GM Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pyron3rd Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
10/10 best boss fight
TheHellbunny Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Student General Artist
I saw the Darksiders 2 reference as soon as I saw that scythe on Spike's back. Epic piece of work, dude, great job!
atomiccatz Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
Very nice detailing and shading! I especially love all the pumped-up color values in this and the small, hidden elements in the piece like the Wolf's weak spot in the trees. The Wolf's left back leg looks a little far over and not splayed out enough, making the pose seem slightly more twisted than it needs to be. However, everything else in this work over shines that small detail and i think you still did a fantastic job on completing this. Congrats on the DD too. :)
RoyalRick Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow... just WOW!!!
XxGior10xX Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Student Digital Artist
AWESOME, all these details, sure you have much talent.
Phoenixfirex Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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