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Ascending Royal by Jowybean Ascending Royal by Jowybean
Figured Ember could use some of the old  screenshot treatment. 


This will be available as a print on my Etsy store along with my other con prints very soon. ; www.etsy.com/uk/people/JowyStu…

Until next deviation LATERS Bronies Peace 

painted and drawn in Photoshop CS6 with my Wacom pro in 15 hours

Epic FTW:woohoo: or Do Not want :rage: you choose :mwahaha 
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Bear in mind I am not a good artist, so feel free to ignore this.

I love this; however, when I first saw it, I felt it was missing something to make it *pop.* It felt flat. The more I analyze it, the more I feel like that's because of the shading and lighting on Ember. Except for the backlight, it's completely flat and rather dull; she just doesn't stand out, and it feels like the more intricate background is drawing attention away from her.

The problem here, I believe, is the lack of illumination from the ground and the scepter. The ground beneath Ember should be reflecting light up at her, and the scepter's glow should be adding just a little bit of extra color and vibrancy to her scales.

A few more highlights could make Ember look better-integrated into the scene.

Aside from that, the painting is great. The background is distinctive and dark without being too drab; the lineart looks clean and crisp, and the composition and posing gives Ember a regal, dominant appearance.

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From the looks of it, you've seen some Rankin Bass cartoons, and were inspired. The background is a beautiful burst of nostalgia for me, as the mix of mahogany and gold match well with Ember's dragon shape. I also enjoy how the gem is saturated, so it doesn't draw the attention away from Ember's own colors. The only way this could have been better is if the gem had particles or little magic trails coming out of it, almost as if it's dripping energy. All I have to say is well done indeed. Not only did Ember get some more deserved attention, but the background gave me a nice blast from the past.
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TsuriaDragon Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
Is this Print almost available for purchase? :D
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:iconalexwarlorn:
alexwarlorn Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017
"You look more royal with the suit of armor."
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:icontyler2135:
tyler2135 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017
"Bows before ember"
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:iconmickeymonster:
Mickeymonster Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2016
Bruh. :wow:
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:iconmecha-dragon101:
Mecha-Dragon101 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2016
All hail our cute tsundre Dragonwaifu <3
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cajobif Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2016
"Garble.... I swear on my honor of Dragon Lord...."
-And I tell you that you don't deserve it! Spike took it and gave it you! He should... Wait! That would be even worse!
"Are you done?"
-Uh... No. I want to fight for it!
"Are you serious? You want to die young?"
-I want to die for trying!
"Mmm. Father?"
Torch: YES?
"I think I got the perfect servant you asked me for."
-What?!
T: Really? Send him to me right now! I need someone for cleaning my ears.
-Are you serious?
"I am. Survive this for... let see.... a week... no, two... and I'll reconsider your duel. Maybe."
-I refuse!
"Three."
-I still...
"Two months!"
-WHAT?!
"Still objecting?"
-*groan*
"Three weeks then."
T: Ember! I am waiting!
"COMING, FATHER! Go on. And... last warning. Beware. He is a hugger."
-Huh? I... hugged him once and survived...
"But he didn't hugged you back did he?"
-.... You're cruel.
"You're welcome."

Wonderful work
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TheShadowscale Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not sure why, but this gives a "Don Bluth" style impression to me
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:iconflippedoutkyrii:
flippedoutkyrii Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The new Dragon Lord shall rule with an iron claw! :3
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BrownieComicWriter Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's pretty darn sweet.
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:iconbrutalityinc:
BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2016
"By this staff, I rule!"
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:iconsomerandomminion:
SomeRandomMinion Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2016
"Now do what I say or I'lll whack you with it!"
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:iconbrutalityinc:
BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2016
And after whacking one uppity dragon too many, the staff broke in half...
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SomeRandomMinion Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2016
Ember: "....Dangit. Dad's gonna bite me in half for this."
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:iconsomerandomminion:
SomeRandomMinion Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2016
Ember is looking pretty intimidating here.
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:iconkillkatt:
KillKatt Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016
Awesome!!! Just... Awesome
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maximussolini Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
After I saw this, I instantly though, how much would I pay, to see a full movie with Ember, in that style 83 That's some serious disney style.
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templar127 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016
Do not question the Dragonlord!
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:iconjonot:
Jonot Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016
I look forward to seeing how she rules in the next season. 
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:iconswordsparks:
SwordSparks Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Outstanding!
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:icond1n0-mann94:
D1n0-Mann94 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Student Filmographer
Pretty awesome!
Looks like something out of a Don Bluth movie!
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TheBatter67 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016
The Holy Pimp Cane
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:iconfotohunter:
Fotohunter Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Student Writer
this clearly cements Ember as the most badass of all MLP characters, after all she already comes from a badass family.:XD:
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DARKZADAR-ZERO Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
epic !
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JIMENOPOLIX Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty awesome!
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Though if you wanted to make this look more like an old screenshot, it could've used some film grain and maybe a big, soft shade on the sides of the screen.
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Lunar-White-Wolf Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
It's so awesome!
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:iconjose-ramiro:
Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesomeness.
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:iconthemlpfan34:
theMLPfan34 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016
Awesomely fearsome looking but awesome looking! :D
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TorturedArtist745 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016
The dragon lord demands your respect and admiration. She certainly has mine.
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:icontigreanpony:
tigreanpony Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016
Very cool, you did a great job as always.
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:iconyupasama:
Yupasama Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016
I immediately thought about an old Don Bluth movie feel. Like Brisby for example. It's nicely done. Thanks
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:iconiamthejam:
iamthejam Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016
I wonder why Spike didn't fall for her....
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DrunkenDragonDirge Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016
This has a nice don bluth style!
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:icontsuriadragon:
TsuriaDragon Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
I'll definitely buy one :D
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