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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
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and it must have worked according to this pic here XD
[link]
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:iconzymonasyh:
ZymonasYH Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Not really
It's just Colgate, just that the lighting is too much :XD:
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djjafeth Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
goes > R A P E
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needthistool Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
Have I mentioned this is all my headcanons? Well it is.
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:iconzymonasyh:
ZymonasYH Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
nope lol :XD:
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GiromCalica Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My nipples explode with delight
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ZymonasYH Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
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GiromCalica Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, you have beautiful thighs!
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ZymonasYH Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
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GiromCalica Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Drop your panties, sir william, I cannot wait till lunchtime!
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ZymonasYH Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
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GiromCalica Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
MY NIPPLES EXPLODE WITH DELIGHT!
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PonyUniverse Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome!!
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:iconzymonasyh:
ZymonasYH Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
Thanks :meow:
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DoughnutJoe Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
I love how suggestive the scene is of the chaos and destruction surround Night Mare Moon's attack. Shadowbolt-Glancing-Nervously-Out-Window is my favorite. Razortooth looks a bit too engaged in being creepy to maintain that level of situational awareness. :)
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:iconzymonasyh:
ZymonasYH Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
Thanks for the feedback :D
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LunaCataclysm Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
this is a nice piece, good job /) to you sir/madam
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:iconzymonasyh:
ZymonasYH Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Thanks *(\
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swift-pegasis Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
This is amazing!!!!!
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ZymonasYH Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Thanks :iconhappymeowplz:
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ColorCoatedArt Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This looks so incredible! =D You did an amazing job on this! Poor Colegate lol
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:iconzymonasyh:
ZymonasYH Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Dun care Colgate =p
Thanks :)
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BraveTheCat Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:x
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:iconzymonasyh:
ZymonasYH Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
:O
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Inarjollyhound Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
Equestria Daily feature!! [link] That unicorn looks like shining armor kind of.
Good Job!
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ZymonasYH Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
Oh, again? :?
Nope, that's Colgate :XD:

Thanks :)
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L4m3ness Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
Seems like she is not doing her dentist job, though, and won't inspect those teeth.. awww <.<
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ZymonasYH Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
beneath a shadowbolt grinning with razor fangs, she can only cry in fear :O
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:iconl4m3ness:
L4m3ness Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
But.. the cavities! They need to be taken care of! All these looted Halloween sweeties aren't good for Shadowbolt teeth :\
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:iconzymonasyh:
ZymonasYH Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
Suddenly... Halloween :O
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ULTRADJ4EVER Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
This needs something...oh yeah, badass background music [link]
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:iconzymonasyh:
ZymonasYH Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
yes indeed :iconsillygrinplz:
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Naoki2534 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh my... This is beautiful....
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:iconzymonasyh:
ZymonasYH Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
Thanks :D
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UndeadHyena115 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh hell yeah!
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ZymonasYH Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
Wee~ :iconfearmeplz:
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RaveRider Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! 8-)
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ZymonasYH Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
Thanks :meow:
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AqomXG Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
Nice but is Cadance the captive?
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:iconzymonasyh:
ZymonasYH Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
More like Colgate =p
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dekoomer Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
I don't know about you guys, but the unicorn looks looks like it's about to get Rape!
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:iconzymonasyh:
ZymonasYH Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
:iconoh-god-why-plz:
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djthomp Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Very nice!

Is this associated with a fanfic?
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:iconl4m3ness:
L4m3ness Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
Associated? nope. But slightly inspired.
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:iconzymonasyh:
ZymonasYH Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
I think it's called "The night that never ended"
But I never read it before though ^^;
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InFamous-Spartan Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
woah this looks terrifyingly awesome :D
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ZymonasYH Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
AKSLDJLKASJFLIAWUENFLIAU :iconasdfghplz:
Thanks :iconcclingplz:
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ElectricHalo Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a lovely surprise <3
I think you did quite well on the image honestly, good job, I really love this :heart:
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ZymonasYH Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Ah... hehe
Well, you're free to point out the flaw. I'll try to correct it as best as I could
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attack193 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Awwww =(

Looks great though.
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