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We Rock by AssasinMonkey We Rock by AssasinMonkey
New awesome episode I'd say, warrants some art. Had different choices but apparently went for the full environmental piece! Now that's a first I think (at least where there's no ponies at all)

So nice to see the mane 6 families being touched on again, even if it's 1 character that was more than enough for a great episode. The humour, sadness, characters, good fun.

This painting took me longer than should, but heh, environments, especially those containing architecture are not my strongest point. :|
With all the clouds in the scene it looked like a very ambient lighted place, what cloudy does. Lower contrast not harsh shadows, went for that first but I slightly upped the contrast in the end. Not too much hopefully.
Also, clouds

Approx Time: 6,5 hours
We Rock [WIP] by AssasinMonkey
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Fantastic work!
Nearly 7 hours I wouldn't say is very long at all so well done with sticking to it and finishing it! Even though you may think your architecture is not good I would object and say that is is true to the original design of the time and place and the detail is impressive. The clouds look very artistic and blends in well with the background of mountains and distant trees. The foregrounds detail is nice and with the trees lacking the foliage its nice to see some underbrush that seems to be thriving.
It just goes to show that even if there are no ponies or other characters in the image your able to create a truly interesting scene to marvel at.
Very good job keep up the great work!
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BenCooneyTheGuardian Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
Wha?... What happened there?!
BBOFF Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's very gloomy. The lighting is well done and it feels very real to me. It really does have the feel of dark, stormy clouds with a some thinner ones letting in a little light.
tabbyandy Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
Whoa, reminds me of van Gogh. Cool!
ritsl Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've always pictured the rock farm as being initially inhospitable, dead, and very imposing, but upon closer inspection, it is a place full of life and warmth.  You've pretty much nailed that with this picture; the color choices are gloomy but still bright.  The brush strokes are flowing and organic.  The highlights on the ground create a sort of path up to the house, which although looks a bit rundown, is not dilapidated, nor are any of the other structures like the windmill or fences.

All in all a very nice work.
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Mokey1980s Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
Hauntingly beautiful would be 2 words that I could describe this best.

Nice work =)
FeanorKelsick Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
very nice, like the dark overcast
KlarkKentThe3rd Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
This is exactly how lighting on a cloudy day would look like.
CMC--Scootaloo Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very creepy picture. Spooky, abandoned, haunted rock farm.
Someone has to write a fic about that.
I really like your picture. It gives me the creeps.

Out of curiosity, what were the other things you thought about drawing for this episode?
AssasinMonkey Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
One of the other ideas I had was an action scene of Maud vs Rock slider. Or just Maud, or Boulder and Maud. Or the Nuclear Stone haha
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