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War of the Equestria by Ziom05 War of the Equestria by Ziom05
Hello! :)

Well, what can I say. It is just...


The battle between Changelings Swarm and Crystal Ponies, lead by King Sombra. I always knew that there is hidden potential of dark character. And what do you think about Chrytion - The Ruler of Changelings?

Based on cartoon show "My Little Pony - Friendship is Magic".

Also check my video, about painting process of that picture: [link] with cool music by :iconthecarbonmaestro:

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Given 2013-01-28
War of the Equestria by *Ziom05 ( Suggested by KeinZantezuken and Featured by Lyricanna )
Critique by Meigs2 Jan 8, 2013, 1:47:58 PM
Yay, critique time!

Wow. Where do I start?

First off, well done fitting everything in! Its really difficult to portray something so large in such a small the same time, good job managing space. It feels large, yet not cramped, it feels lime you can sit in the picture

Second, very nice hse of effects.the warm glow brings out a sence of a holy presence there, as if a god is watching over everything.i also like tje subtle but important effects such as the glow on sombras' eyes.

And HOLY S*ITTHE DETAIL! you went way out of your to include EVERY little detail in the Armor, the dragon, and evwn the changeling's armor.Very good job.

I appoligize in advance for any weird grammar mistakes, just got a new phone and the keyboard is bigger than my old one :D
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73 out of 75 deviants thought this was fair.

Oh dear... the massive scale of this work is breathtaking.

There are only a few things I could think of that could throw us off a little bit.

See the soldiers on the very bottom right corner? I can't get a sense of depth on their head so their faces looks a bit like a man with a big fat upturned-nose.

And, if you look very closely at the changeling swarm in the background, I can notice repeated elements. Same leg poses, same leg shapes... Time constraints? Sure, but it's a funny observation.

I also wonder if white-colored highlights is the best choice as something in the back of my head tells me that it's wrong by principle. I see an orange-colored sunlight if anything, soo....

But mostly, they're probably little things that don't totally ruin this piece as the sense scale this creates is more than enough to make it one of the best fan art I've seen. If I can give a more useful critique, there's plenty for me to learn.
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Bigbuny Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015
Wow, it's MLP if Peter Jackson was involved with it.
CloudZephyre Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2015  Student Artist
some artist are "REALLY" dedicated to the show.
Phinbella02 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015  Student General Artist
runnerdragon Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
King Sombra - This is Crystal Empier!!! We show no mercy !

Chrytion - Youussss issss weak! Letssss end thisss 

bobbleheadaubz Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015
I stare deep into my cold, crimson eyes, they showed reluctance, they showed my fears. "Are you sure you want to do this?" I ask myself but my eyes flash with determination as I picture my subjects going to war and being destroyed, "Yes. I must do this. I can't watch my citizens be destroyed. I _need_ to do this." I hissed. "I won't let some changeling maniac destroy my kingdom. Do you hear me? I won't let you destroy my home! I won't let you maggots demolish my kingdom!" I roar. My eyes go back to my reflection and I closed my eyes, concentrating on the shadow spell. I could feel my body twisting and reshaping. I screamed out in agony but continued the spell. The spell seemed as if it lasted for hours though in reality it only lasted a few moments. I turn out of my room, though I stumbled a little, still recovering from the pain of the Shadow Spell. "Prepare my armor! I'm ready for battle!" I yelled at my servants. They obeyed immediately, putting the silver plates on me and the crimson cape. I mount my crystal dragon and head off to war with my loyal crystal army. We find that infestation, that plague of an army. I screech my deafening battle cry and the battle starts to rage. All around me I could hear the screams and the clanks of my men dying and I could stand it no longer. I let out a lion's roar and sent out a blast of crystal. I could feel the power bubbling inside of me. Oh yes...this power...I love it! I send blast after blast of crystal. The ugly changelings are getting squired and soon our battle has been won. The Crystal empire shall rule! I will be the power. _I_ have the power.
SoupNaziMark2 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015
"Decepticons, AT-TACK!"

Sorry.  Just got my franchise wires crossed.
Noknightsplease Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015
I'm not a brony, in fact, I hate the fandom. But Jesus tap dancing Christ, this is one of the best pieces on deviantart, the shading, lighting, and art style culminates into a fantastic picture.

Keep it up.
BronyGorefiend Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
its just amazing to see how talented people is around here amazing simply amazing!
MercenaryX Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015
Tell me, can this get any more METAL?!
SchwarzerRitter Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2015
An airstrike by Nightmare Moon riding a spiked chariot?
SnapCentino Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015  Professional Writer
Love the design of the crystal ponies' armor. I feel the dragon is unnecessary, though.
Etoile-ardente Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
OH LA VACHE !!!!!!!!!!! ça c'est de l'art oOo
I just saw this art on the channel of "Pony Music", and HOLY S*** YOUR PICS ARE AWESOME AS HECK!!!!
I've never seen something so awesome as that! Really, this is incredible!
While searching for this art, I noticed you also play League of Legends (dat Dragonslayer Annie >.>)
I don't even have words to say, 2 amazed to say anything XD

(btw, I LOVED that Dragon >.>)
FunsterTime Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
TNTDisco Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015
Awesome, though i'm a little confused...

Are the Crystal Ponies fighting FOR Sombra...?
Senthai Featured By Owner May 12, 2015
Being his "crystal slaves", they don't exactly have much choice in the matter, now do they?

Besides, as cruel as he is, in this situation Sombra would be the lesser evil. Between a tyrannical ruler and an invasion of an alien-like species that will surely lay waste to everything in its path, the former option is still preferable.
TNTDisco Featured By Owner May 13, 2015
Yeah i know, but still :I
Doesn't really fit, just like the dragon...
I'm not complaining, well i guess i am... but it's still great, and the dragon looks awesome :D
SchwarzerRitter Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2015
The dragon has crystals growing all over his body.
So maybe Sombra has disguised cursed crystals as gemstones. Then the dragon collected them and slept on top of the hoard, like dragons do, and the crystals grew into his body.
TNTDisco Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016
Or he just fed the dragon crystals, but yeah i agree :D
Why didn't i think of that xP
MasterSonicKnight Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015
Actually, even with the name "War of Equestria", the battlefield we see is in the surroundings of the Crystal Empire, even if Sombra is not fighting for the rest of Equestria, his Empire he will protect.
And about his army, slaves or not, everypony wants to protect their home.
We also never knew if Sombra had or not a dragon, but he looks pretty badass in there e-e.
 Either Die a Hero, or You Live Long Enough To See Yourself Become the Villain
svolozhanin7 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2015
In one word: "Destiny"
Noknightsplease Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015
Ink-25 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015
That reminds me of Planetside 2...
grayfuffdude Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015
reminds my dad of Dragonriders of Pern
Angelwings200 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
I wish the show was like this. Then again, it wouldn't be a kids show anymore.
juneopal10 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
i like it very much your art is azmazing!
DatGuySteaLz Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015
HOLY FUCKING SHIT I.. i have no Words this is just... you cant appreciate all the badassery in this Picture you just can't it's epicness is on an entirely new scale
Solarchos Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014
moonfire-dovahkiin Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014
AngelOfDarkness089 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Wow that's such an epic pic. Not a MLP Fan but this is some stunning piece of art!
PegLegPirate Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014
This is the best mlp theme piece of art I've ever seen. I'm not a brony, but I love the idea of Fictional wars. I am lost for words, it's just so epic.
RoyalKnightV Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Shouldn't it be War of the Crystal Empire? And Chrytion the prince? It seems there aren't a whole lot of queens or kings in equestria.
Krowing Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This is an awesome page. I really like the crystal army and the dragon was a nice touch
kmathel94 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist
Ahh nostalgia. This is one of the first pieces that made me give mlp a try. :)
Thedragonslayer5 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
This is already a million times better than the show
aidadan Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
me encanta la cantidad de detalles que tiene y esa iluminación que le diste atrás del dragón y de el rey sombra :)
bruiser128 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
AussieGriffin Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
Gotta say that only Sabaton's "Primo Victoria"… suits this picture.
RizBrony Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
I take that Sombra is the guy guy here ? 
Gingerquill Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
I feel inspired to start scribbling a fanfic of this.
Ziom05 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014   Digital Artist
Go ahead. :)
iWantcoal Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The thousand years war... I can feel the tension :3

also, how long does it take for you to draw a typical art of yours?
sunli1999123 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
coooooooooooooooool!I REALLY LOVE ITClapping Pony Icon - Princess Celestia Clapping Pony Icon - Princess Luna 

but how could they hold the weaponClapping Pony Icon - Randy 
Headmoon Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
really good !
THEREADINGADDICT Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
This is soooooo f*cking badass!
Drakebrony98 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nightengale1028 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014 that a go changelings? becase im rooting for them
Jayage5ds Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
This is so epic +fav 
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