Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login


Submitted on
September 15, 2012
Image Size
453 KB


2,369 (1 today)
144 (who?)

Camera Data

Shutter Speed
1/636 second
Focal Length
5 mm
Date Taken
Sep 13, 2012, 11:58:07 AM
Adobe Photoshop 7.0
Sensor Size
Limit Breaker: Cordia by DarkMage2 Limit Breaker: Cordia by DarkMage2
Well, it's finally done- my intended submission for Day 30 of the now well passed Equestria Daily second NATG.

..So, this is basically what happens when you take away all my time limits and stuff. I hope it was worth the long wait, though I have doubts myself for various reasons. Even though it's probably my best colour artwork ever, I've had lots of other ideas and stuff I haven't been able to work on in the meantime, and in the end it's still not that good.

Lots of mistakes and stuff, and my camera's resolution is indeed confirmed to be too low for a drawing of this size, much to my dismay while colouring certain ponies.

I'll probably wait until my skill is higher before trying something like this again, unless you guys think it is actually worth waiting like two weeks. Personally I preferred doing the daily story updates of the NATG, if only because it was more engaging.

Ehhh, I'll just whatever.

Anyway, there was a 'planning' drawing/info post that I was meant to do after the NATG, but I kind of got side tracked with this, and now there are some other things I need to do, so it's kind of been pushed back beyond it's purpose, but I still wanna run with the idea.

I'll get to it eventually, but I should start using my journal for my thoughts and plans and stuff, instead of my deviations, from now on. Well, maybe a bit of both.

Random note, the OCs in this may be subject to change if I ever draw them again. I really didn't put that much thought into their design colour wise, even Princess Concord and you'd think I would've given at least her some attention.

Twin Stars has friends now though, nameless as they are. Still no estimate on when that story shall begin, in fact, there are no estimates on anything right now, not until I can reliably judge work time which is something I learned I absolutely cannot do.

Yeah I'll figure stuff out = s =;

Oh yeah! Feel free to provide feedback, criticism, suggestions, tips, ideas, opinions and so on.

My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic is (C) Hasbro
Add a Comment:
xelianthought Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
Nice pic, love the scenery. 
Wow. You put in so much work for this..
Aithusa308 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh my gosh that is just AWSOOOOMMMMMMEEEEEEEE!!
stickman00 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
What's the story to this why does Twilight look worried? I have my Ideas but I want to here from you
DarkMage2 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Student General Artist
The story eh? Not a bad question. I don't want to really go into it yet because I'll be covering stuff in the next story, but..

Just to cover Twilight, I was aiming more for surprise. See, the only books she had referring to the Bicorn were fairly old and not entirely informative. Nothing alluded to a place anything like Cordia being there, but not only that, after finally arriving and wandering around for a bit, who does she see only Celestia walking around as if she owned the place. Naturally she has a few questions and rushes over.

Of course why Celestia is actually there, hanging out with an unheard of princess, who knows? ;P
sevoohypred Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic final piece, the lighting is soft yet captures that golden glow of the setting sun. Very effective use of shading really brings it all together. Great work and congratulations on completing the second NATG.
datoria Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Professional Filmographer
That's great to see a final piece. The lighting is perfect and the colours are vibrant. I love how there's a story to tell behind the image. They're not your best character drawings, but rarity is looking pretty hot and overall, the level of detail fits the scale, so you only notice discrepencies when you really focus on it. I'm devastated at how well you do environments, we need to talk perspective some time :) I hear what you're saying about time estimation though, it's so hard -_-'
Jezendar Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You've been Drawfriended! (Picture #18) Congratulations!
GiromCalica Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The building at the near-left/near-center somehow reminds me of an Islam mosque.
DarkMage2 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Probably a bit of inspiration slipped in from middle-eastern styles of architecture too, so I wouldn't be surprised. I was a big fan of Persian stuff too actually, at one point.

Actually I guess I'm a big fan of pretty much all architecture everywhere in general.

It's probably not the building, though. I guess the crescent moon links pretty strongly with Islam, but I actually intended it to be a homage to Luna. Unfortunately Cordia doesn't have much to work with in terms of Luna's colour scheme.. the gold and white is much better suited to Celestia..

I'll keep it in mind for later though. Thanks!
Add a Comment: