“Most of my dreams are about frosting”
It might be tonight if not I am sure it will be about the new season opener. Its after 2pm UK time when i am uploading this and it did take me over 9 hours to complete . But I do not care i am just super happy that i had the motivation to finish this and do at a high stranded compared to my pervious cards when season 3 was airing.
No spoilers bros just know that the two parter is full of humour, adventure, chaos and lots of mystery.
The design of this piece is based off a stain glass window shown in part 1 you see it within minutes of the episode so its not really a big spoiler me mentioning that)
Personally i think Princess Twilight Sparkle was a lot more engaging then the crystal Empire 2 parter (maybe it was the whole Gak joke and King sombra thing anyway enough with that.
The FIM title cards project aim is too create a quirky unique title card art for each of the episodes of the show we know and love Link to the series gallery jowybean.deviantart.com/galler…
At some point I am going to go back and edit the older cards to be up to par with the standard of my newer ones because some of the designs and finishes really bug me especially Sleepless in Ponyville.
One more thing
Yesterday I joined in on a live stream of the episode I had a little interview on the stream near the end of it which in UK time was about 2:55 I think (late pony am I not this weekend). It was called Brony Bash and you can check it out on youtube. When its done rendering it was a long long stream and I joined the tail end of it.
Until next deviation LATERS Bronies and Enjoy season 4 I fear the hype is very young and will grow stupidy fast during this season lol
painted in Photoshop CS6 with my Wacom tablet 5
Epic FTW or Do Not want you choose
The vision in this painting is quite clear, and due to the nature of the episode itself, this makes for a far more interesting picture. The use of the vines and or gnarled roots making a barrier around the stain-glass window is very appealing, in a wicked sense. It is interesting how there can be a dichotomy within this picture, as the roots were drawn beautifully, and so was the window, but it is apparent that this is good versus evil.
As I have said before, the fact that you do these title cards makes it original in all possible ways.
The technique used here is rather interesting. Out of all the possible avenues you could have gone down to convey the message of the episode, you chose to draw a stain-glass window with Twilight centered in the middle. I suppose you could call this symbolic, if you watch the second episode, that evil attacks things seen as fragile, but little does evil know that it is far stronger than it had anticipated. I was also drawn to the fact that you made the glass in perfect symmetry, with Celestia's sun on the left and Luna's moon on the right. Though, I get a sense of over-glorification of Twilight in this sense, especially when her cutie mark/Element of Magic symbol is placed in the center of the sun. Of course, this is how the show usually plays out anyway, seeing as she is generally the main character, so this works rather well. Were it not based on the show, I would probably have found it detestable, as I have grown adamant towards the show's ploys at establishing Twilight as a super mare.
The impact is exactly as you wanted it to be, no doubt. The vines or gnarled roots surrounding the picture give a sense of forbearance, almost fear, as you feel constricted and quarantined. Though, the picture is the exact opposite of this. It has a plethora of colours, a rainbow beacon of hope, so to speak. It continues to shine even when the darkness closes in, and this is a major and resounding point through not only this episode, but the entire show.
Once again, all of these additive elements create a true work of art that conveys every possible sense of the first episode. One key point I should point out is that while the stained-glass represents hope, it is only shining on one side, not both. While one could say that that is due to Luna representing the night, does the moon not shine? For this, I could imagine it would be best representative of the two-part premiere, where you find great failure and fear before success and triumph can be achieved.
Thanks for your time, and thanks for the art!
That would make a wonderful title card.
capture the whole 2 part.
* Excitement may be due to sheer fear and terror of their power hungry, blood thirsty, ruler.
Impressive and mysterious.
(i know what's gonna happen in the first 10 episodes but i've been sworn by friends to a pinkie promise of no spoilers to people who don't want them. i can't tell if you don't want to know)
4 being a great episode together and 5 being my fav and one i know you'll love.
but i can't wait to see more title cards from you