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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
WIP:



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: www.equestriadaily.com/2013/09…
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 )
:icondralee:
dralee Featured By Owner May 2, 2015
why is people so good at drawing!!
and why is applejack fighting that thing in the first place:0
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:iconthetruepsychopath:
TheTruePsychopath Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015
Pfff. Still pales in size compared to my Nyum-Bunet. :D
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:iconharuka--chan:
Haruka--chan Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just awesome!!! I love the concept! ^_^
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:iconmiicki:
miicki Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015
I love it! *-* amazing painting
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:iconcreativeprop:
CreativeProp Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
rely cool grate art 10/10 wold look at again.Cheese Sandwich clapping 
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:iconblazinalicorn:
BlazinAlicorn Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Student Writer
Monster Hunter comes to mind when I see something like this.
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:iconjokerz14:
JokerZ14 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015
It's Shadow of the Colossus for me. XD
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:iconblazinalicorn:
BlazinAlicorn Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Student Writer
Would you say A Despair-filled Farewell would go well with a monster like this?
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:iconjokerz14:
JokerZ14 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015
I would say that's about right. :P
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:iconkaguya5-6:
kaguya5-6 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 11, 2014
We are going to need tarmogoyf for this one 
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:iconmegapatron:
MegaPatron Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
Freakin amazing!
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:iconcyntrix-gm:
Cyntrix-GM Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
epicepicepicepicepic!
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:iconpyron3rd:
Pyron3rd Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
10/10 best boss fight
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:iconthehellbunny:
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!
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:iconatomiccatz:
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. :)
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:iconroyalrick:
RoyalRick Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow... just WOW!!!
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:iconxxgior10xx:
XxGior10xX Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Student Digital Artist
AWESOME, all these details, sure you have much talent.
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:iconphoenixfirex:
Phoenixfirex Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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:iconneko-noskire:
Neko-Noskire Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
imberwolf god
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:iconrandomemaster360:
randomemaster360 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I just don't want to hear this guy when he howls, earth shaker !!
Still awesome !
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:iconshadowman7890:
shadowman7890 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This reminds me a lot of the game Shadow of the Colossus :D
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:iconnlrforeverloyal:
NLRforeverloyal Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
... I can not express how epic this picture is.
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:iconjaaryx13:
JaaRyX13 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
Amazing and breathtaking. 
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:iconarcader1:
arcader1 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Cool
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:iconmightymorphinpower4:
MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
Awesome
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:iconoutrunmoon12:
Outrunmoon12 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
O_O I am at a loss for words....
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:iconcimarronboy:
cimarronboy Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
OOOH! Now THAT looks like a fun playmate. *pulls out a sword* "C'mon ugly let's wrassle". Seeing that overgrown mongrel just gets me hot blooded and ready to fight.
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:iconmouseanderson:
mouseanderson Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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:iconspazzpants:
Spazzpants Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
They're about to go darksiders 2 on dat mutha phucka.
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:iconfiredawnleafpool:
FiredawnLeafpool Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Me: Oh I guess I'd better watch - Hold on. I'm already watching you. :PinkyPiela: 
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:iconspazzpants:
Spazzpants Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
BaiRun Away 
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:iconthecultureshock101:
TheCultureShock101 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is totally amazing! Consider me blown away!
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:iconbiuemoon:
BIueMoon Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This is so amazing and spectacular... It's hard to gather the words to describe it!
Awesome work!
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:iconderpydewey:
DerpyDewey Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Student General Artist
holy crap
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:iconyancalai:
Yancalai Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool
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:iconf1reheart:
f1reheart Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ermagerd this is beautiful :heart:
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:iconlittlequeen456:
littlequeen456 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
O.O
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:iconphage-marrowice:
Phage-Marrowice Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
"Oooh, horseapples."
-Applejack 

Awesome!
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:iconagenttasmania:
AgentTasmania Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
*Equinoid Jaeger being choppered in*
Alicorn Bravo, disengaging transport.
*drops, braces to engage*
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:iconmeisann:
Meisann Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Well, All this picture reminds me of is Legend of The Colossus.



Fantastic job!
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:iconlupinegamer:
LupineGamer Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Damn this is amazing!!!

So wait....Spike got Darksiders' Death complex now?

You just earned yourself a watcher!!!
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:iconfuzzypeachez:
FuzzyPeachez Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
so good!!!!!!
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:iconmaran-zelde:
Maran-Zelde Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
We're gonna need a bigger scythe.

:scrolls down: Someone already made that joke. Oh well.
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:iconxormak:
xormak Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
spikes armor has spikes...
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:iconmaciu512:
maciu512 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
this is epic!
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:iconagenttasmania:
AgentTasmania Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
Use Phosphor rounds!
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:iconfreethinker5:
Freethinker5 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
You weren't kidding about the scale. His back leg is almost touching the horizon!

You've really captured a sense of sheer mind-numbing immensity.

Almost like the entirety of the Everfree Forest got up to smote civilization.
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:iconbojcak:
Bojcak Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
When i looked at this my first thoughts were the 'Shadow of Colosus' game :3
really pretty
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:icondrwhofan611:
DrWhoFan611 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Out of the great possibility's for a great movie, they made Equestira Girls :(
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:iconnightflyer22:
NightFlyer22 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HOLY ASFSHBGTRFYGHBJNNKWERTYJH


Woah, great job, bro.
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