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Evil? Ha! I was evil once... by World8 Evil? Ha! I was evil once... by World8

First off, it's really, really nice that so many people have enjoyed this drawing of mine. It truly means a lot. That said, there are a few people who have been commenting that have sticks up their asses and are complaining about how my fanfic drawing here would "never happen" and is "impossible" or how "luna fans are ridiculous."

Grow the f*ck up and stop taking the fun out of everything. It's not like I drew the two banging each other, or am saying the episode sucked because it didn't happen this way. The episode had me jumping out of my seat. This would've just been icing on the cake. I created a scene, for my enjoyment and for anyone else's. If you really have to leave a comment about how something in a show about magical talking ponies is completely and utterly impossible and stupid instead of leaving something constructive, then you might want to re-evaluate yourself a little bit.

TL;DR - Seriously. It's ponies. Enjoy the actual show and leave your empty insults to yourselves if you don't like the fanart. Opinions are welcome. Self-entitled claims and insults are not.


As EPIC as the two-part MLP season finale was, I was fairly disappointed that Luna didn't hop in and save the day after Celestia got pwned by Chrysalis.

So, I painted the battle myself, in the caves beneath Canterlot.

I love the fact that Luna was evil once, and is now good. To me, that makes her the most complex, well-rounded, experienced character on the show. She's had the best of both worlds, and when a baddy like Chrysalis pops up in Canterlot, Luna needs to show them how being a bad-ass is done.

Nobody messes with Luna.

Sketched by hand, painted in Photoshop CS5. This painting took me 28 hours, which I KNOW, I KNOW, is a lot, however, I did a lot of experimenting. There was a lot of trial and error, so the painting was a huge learning experience. Please check out my journal entry "Out of the gates..." for more info about that.

Luna and Chrysalis are (c) Hasbro.
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My, my, my. Twenty-eight hours of progress went into this drawing, as you reported. I see it was time well spent.

I do quite enjoy the originality of the concept of such a drawing - An ex-villain making amends by defeating a true evil. Classic.

The technique you used to represent lighting is also a nice touch, and I'm glad you recognized the beam's aura. The coloring that it threw off isn't unnatural, and gives the image a true lighting effect.

I also like that you recognized the background as a setting, and not just filler. It is evident that it is taking place WITHIN a cave, and it seems natural to do so.

As always, keep drawing and keep yourself motivated. You've got the support you need and the talent you require.
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Any critique would have to be fairly nit-picky, but you asked, and so shall receive. On the whole, it's a very well done pic. Luna's mane was done very well, and the holes on Chrysalis are executed perfectly as well. The magic blast feels powerful, and the look on Chrysalis' face lets the viewer know she's screwed. Her wings seem a bit off, though. Maybe a bit too short, and her crown thing looks a bit off as well. If it's being blasted off her head, I think more would show around the horn. Luna's pose is a bit odd at the back: at first I thought her legs were consumed by her tail. Even with those minor nit-picks, this is a very epic pic and I would love to see it in a resolution fit for being a desktop background.
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NorthWolf1488 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
Ужас :( (Sad) 
caspermycat2 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
omnimon11 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
It warms my heart when baddies like Chrysalis know fear. Especially when they're of the Smug Snake variety
missmoney102 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
Go Luna! You show that changeling! No pony messes with the Princess of the Night! Love this piece of artwork! <3
Matau99 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
This is just a quick question, but do you think Luna is going to kill Chrysalis? It's pretty obvious she's winning, but I don't know if Luna would kill her foes. You're the one who drew this, so what do you think?
World8 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Kill her? Nah. Luna may have been evil once, but isn't evil now. I never imagined Luna would kill anyone, not even Chrysalis. But take her out aggressively? By all means.
Matau99 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
Makes sense. I just asked because some people apparently think she would kill her.
Thanks for answering!
World8 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem!
YamiKariShadow6 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013   Digital Artist
SlanderOptim7th Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I stumbled upon this one during a time I was alone, house sitting for a week, and this helped not only pass the time, but provided a small amount of comfort.

So in short, THANK YOU.

This easily could have happened in the show. The Fallen Garden theme from Tekken Tag 2 plays in my mind when I see this.
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