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Chrysalis Nightmare by slifertheskydragon Chrysalis Nightmare by slifertheskydragon
edit: developed nightmare moon more

edit: Thank you EQD for featuring! <3 8u8 [link]

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
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TheDeinonychus Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014
I really do see a lot of Tyranid Deathleaper in how you designed Chrysalis here. I'm guessing that was where you got a lot of the inspiration from?
redwallfvs Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Student General Artist
Whoa. evil, but sexy.
SilverWing27 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Go Nightmare Moon, take that queen down!
Kaltes-Herzeleid Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Victory to Queen Nightmare Moon! 
Nanner8Bananer Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You know what I did one day in school?
since I'm a classroom leader in one of my classes, my teacher let us watch anything I wanted. So on the bright link, I pulled up this, and put it full screen. Me and my teacher both announced that, "This is my little pony"
SHADOWSHAUN200 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
That is too awesome for words!!!
alexwarlorn Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
"We have one thing in common at least Nightmare Moon, we both despise being trivialized, we both feel nothing but fury at the idea we can be simply brushed aside."
Trooper924 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
True, but there is one crucial difference between you and I, Chrysalis: you actually can be easily brushed aside."
Phenometron Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
It's the ultimate showdown over who gets to be the queen of all evil.
Smoki8 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
*hides in corner*
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