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Queen of the Malevolent Night by MetaDragonArt Queen of the Malevolent Night by MetaDragonArt
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Edit: here is the official song for this that my friend Blake made :D it's really amazing, so check it out! - [link]
youtube link: [link]

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holy crap, i finally drew Luna :D and i have her an awesome outfit and a giant pet snake thingy :3

and heyyyyy look at that, i drew my own background instead of editing a stock image :D

got the idea for this from a scene from a comic book series called ascension.

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:iconnateman747:
I had actually wanted to do a critique of this long before I did that critique on your recent DMC twilight, but eh, I hadn't worked up the courage to do so.
Now, on to the art itself. First thing's first: Luna is my favorite, so kudos to you. Originality and impact both get 5 stars because I prefer to see luna as a "good" pony, and yet here you are portraying her as a not-so good pony, and begging us to consider her in such a light. However, at the same time, we see her caring for her snake...thing. (Ah heck, why don't we call it a basilisk?) There's a definite duality there, displaying both sides of the same coin, to speak metaphorically. Plus, you used your own background, which you seldom do for these.
Vision, rather paradoxically, takes a hit for the very same reasons. I can see the possibility of Luna herself becoming evil/malevolent, but I'm sure others would think she would turn back into NMM if that were the case.

Technique takes a minor blow for only one reason. the markings on the columns and on her throne mystify me. If they're cracks, then I am afraid they look more like scratches. And, if they are scratches, where is the beast that made them? The basilisk, fearsome as it is, doesn't seem capable of creating them. I apologize if that seems a bit nitpicky, but (to me), the elements of the artwork should be linked to each other. (which, you did a fantastic job of linking luna with the basilisk.)
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:iconkuronekoking:
kuronekoking Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Student Writer
it is tiresome being on top of the world, isn't it my pet?
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:iconmetadragonart:
MetaDragonArt Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
yes it is, i imagine .3.
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:iconinkfire-rainbowprism:
InkFire-RainbowPrism Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I personally like the idea of her owning a snake more than a blue/black phoenix.
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:iconmetadragonart:
MetaDragonArt Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
same :P it's just more badass
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FeanorKelsick Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
cool stuff
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:iconmetadragonart:
MetaDragonArt Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks ^^ <3
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:iconla-souffrance:
LA-Souffrance Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Student General Artist
this one is really well thought out
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:iconmetadragonart:
MetaDragonArt Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you really think so? :D thank you ^^
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:iconpwniiz:
pwniiz Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
The closest relatable thing that snake is, is to a naga, which is a snake with a human face.
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:iconmetadragonart:
MetaDragonArt Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah, that thing is kinda disturbing XP
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ChibiChiara Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
D'awh... why'd you clean it up so much? One of the things that kind of sets you apart from the rest in style is the way you do color over pen sketching. Pristine, regardless (I love your work and am a little jealous, to be quite frank) but I would have left it rough with the pen strikes. Great job :3
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:iconmetadragonart:
MetaDragonArt Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this was coloured BEFORE i did that pen sketch detail XD i wanted to try a pic with just an outline :P
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ChibiChiara Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Ah! My apologies, it just struck me as a bit odd when comparing to the rest of your work. Which reminds me... You interested in a collab? I've done my share of pen work and I think I can match it up to yours in pony style.
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MetaDragonArt Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah ^^; aand oooooo o3o i'm a bit musy here, but when i get time, that would be neat o3o what did you have in mind?
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ChibiChiara Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Hmm... I just finished with Chroma's collab. Wanna just think of something witty with both our characters and see how it goes? Both of us bring forth an idea, and we see how we make it work.
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:iconmetadragonart:
MetaDragonArt Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ooo hat woudl be cool o3o

hmmmm... two ponies walk into a bar :3
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:iconchibichiara:
ChibiChiara Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
*works on sketches* I think that from watching your oc's pictures, I get a pretty good idea as to personality and I KNOW how Chiara would react in a bar. So I'll show you what my ideas. I'd like to see a simple sketch of yours as well :).
Oi, it's been rather busy as of late; I'm preparing artwork to submit to my local museum's steampunk show. So I'll show you as soon as possible :3
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:iconmetadragonart:
MetaDragonArt Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
sweet ^^ just remember that meta is really kind as well :)

heck, he is me in pony form, after all XP


OMG I FACKING LOVE STEAMPUNK!!!!!!
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VampireDragon360 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Student
so cool...
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:iconmetadragonart:
MetaDragonArt Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you c:
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:iconphoenix001:
Phoenix001 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:worship:
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:iconmetadragonart:
MetaDragonArt Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:3
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ArtStude3n2 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You sir, uh, (see previous comment posted the sketch of this pic) :)
:iconlunabadgeplz:
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:iconmetadragonart:
MetaDragonArt Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
teehee :3
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:iconthedragonwarlock:
TheDragonWarlock Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
What's with the snake?
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:iconmetadragonart:
MetaDragonArt Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
it's cool looking :3
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:iconthedragonwarlock:
TheDragonWarlock Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
Her own minion?
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:iconmetadragonart:
MetaDragonArt Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
her pet snakey :3
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:iconthedragonwarlock:
TheDragonWarlock Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Reminds me of Nagini from Harry Potter.
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:iconcrystalgem523:
CrystalGem523 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really nicely done, I love the colours and the darkness covering the image ^^
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:iconmetadragonart:
MetaDragonArt Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
darkness is cool lol ^^
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:iconcrystalgem523:
CrystalGem523 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Darkness is awesome!! You know, I often 'evil-ify' characters 'cos I love evil characters :D
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:iconmetadragonart:
MetaDragonArt Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
evil characters usually have the best designs ^^ because there is no limit as to what the bad guy can look like ^^
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:iconcrystalgem523:
CrystalGem523 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh yes of course ^^
So true :D
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:iconbenjaminhopkins:
BenjaminHopkins Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, that's not a Darkness serpent head...[link]
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:iconmetadragonart:
MetaDragonArt Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lol it isn't :P it's just a giant snake XD
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Durison Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
That. Is. So. Incredibly. HOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconmetadragonart:
MetaDragonArt Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
haha i know, right :D
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:iconnateman747:
nateman747 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012   General Artist
There are no words that could say exactly how epic this is, so I'll stick to these three: Very. Well. Done.
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:iconmetadragonart:
MetaDragonArt Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lol thank you ^^
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:iconnateman747:
nateman747 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012   General Artist
No problem! you (and Dj Dijkstra too) deserve that and more.
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:iconmetadragonart:
MetaDragonArt Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
d'aww thanks ^^
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:iconnateman747:
nateman747 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012   General Artist
Of course, it helps that Luna is my favorite (as evidenced here: [link] )
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:iconmetadragonart:
MetaDragonArt Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
dude that is badass :D
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:iconnateman747:
nateman747 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012   General Artist
I know, right? It makes my car keys at least 40% cooler (because 20% is not good enough)
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:iconmetadragonart:
MetaDragonArt Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i wish i had one D:
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009-1 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Nice men ,long not seen one picture of you =D
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:iconmetadragonart:
MetaDragonArt Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks ^^ and you mean you havent seen a new pic of mine for a while?
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:icon009-1:
009-1 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Or I was referring to another image of MLP created by you jeje and that you came out very well =D
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:iconmetadragonart:
MetaDragonArt Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lol oh okay XD
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