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July 24, 2012
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Nightmare reign by ZymonasYH Nightmare reign by ZymonasYH
Edit: Some visible changes in the picture compared to the previous one

Commission for :iconl4m3ness:. Hope you like it ^^;
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When t comes to the quality of the art, this is both a well-drawn piece and also very dynamic. Most of the pictures I have critiqued, have, for the most part, been fairly static images, pictures of characters standing around and doing very little. That’s no criticism against them, but it leaves them rather uneventful. This picture however has a lot going on for it, and yet despite that it never feels cluttered or difficult to follow, which is a hard thing to pull off.

It’s clear from this image that this is supposed to be a distressful situation, and that comes across very nicely. You can tell the kind of fear that the white pony has just from the look in her eyes. I’ve often given great praise in the past to pictures that have managed to make me feel an emotion of some sort. And this picture certainly succeeds at that, giving off a real sense of oppression and impending danger, not to mention sympathy for the white pony.

The art quality, as I’ve said already, it well-done and manages to not only capture the style and colouring of the source material, but portray it in a very fluid and exciting manner. From the destructive backgrounds to the image of Nightmare Moon gloating above the ponies, to the Shadowbolt in the foreground clearly about to do some harm, this could very well be a screenshot for an action scene.

If I had to say one negative thing about the picture, it would be that the image of Nightmare Moon was a bit too dark for me. In fact I had to really squint my eyes to know it was her at all. I know that was probably intended, as though to make her come across as this figure of darkness, but it’s just a nitpick for me and not a real negative point.

In terms of originality, I have seen both numerous pictures of Nightmare Moon and of the Shadowbolts. However, I have rarely seen the two together in the same picture, particularly a picture with so much going on. As such this is, to me at least, a fairly original picture.

All-in-all this is a very well-drawn picture that impresses me not only in terms of it’s quality, but in it’s ability to draw me into the situation it’s portraying. The artist should be proud of what they’ve accomplished here.
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InsaneSpyro Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
very awesome and it might be a coincidance but the unicorn it looks like there are trying to corupt is
and it must have worked according to this pic here XD
ZymonasYH Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Not really
It's just Colgate, just that the lighting is too much :XD:
djjafeth Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
goes > R A P E
needthistool Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
Have I mentioned this is all my headcanons? Well it is.
ZymonasYH Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
nope lol :XD:
GiromCalica Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My nipples explode with delight
ZymonasYH Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
GiromCalica Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, you have beautiful thighs!
ZymonasYH Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
GiromCalica Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Drop your panties, sir william, I cannot wait till lunchtime!
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