edit: developed nightmare moon more edit:
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Another digital painting practice, I had this battle idea in my mind for a while, you can see the sketches I did before:
I originally wanted them to lock horns but after doing that, I felt like Nightmare moon was blocking too much of chrysalis in that way, so I have them more separated and I also made chrysalis more threatening like she's about to smack down nightmare moon xD
I decided to give them both my own interpretation/spin in design.
Most of my watchers will know I draw nightmare moon more... "feral" with a bit of the "Glasgow smile" (see
I feel like it gives her a more "psychotic evil" appearance. I also like to mix the bat wing with bird wing since in the show her wing is shown to end in a point instead of feathers like Celestia. She's kinda farting out the night behind her... (lol)
As for Queen Chrysalis, her design is actually inspired by the Tyranids from Warhammer 40K. She was originally more of a dark green and actually her "nails" were white instead of the same color as her carapace, which I changed later since the white caused too much attention and contrast. I'm not really sure how to do her hair since in the show it seemed like it was a kind of "webbing"? but the holes in her legs I made them just holes in her exoskeleton so that you can see the sinews/muscle underneath.
And yeah instead of horns clashing they're having a good ol' laser show battle.
(oh wow sorry that was hella long for a description xD)
Tools: Pencil/Wacom Bamboo/Paintool SAI/Photoshop/4+hours