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Entrapment by Zippedbinders Entrapment by Zippedbinders
Aurgh. I think its done.

Been working on this piece for a while, apologize if its retread concept, but I wanted to try and do a humanized take on Celestia and Luna defeating Discord, but with more of a classical painting twist. I tried putting thought into the positions, colors, imagery, etc. I don't know if it worked, but I'm pleased with it.

I think I'm most pleased with the mountain and grass behind Celestia.
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:iconjaimeelee123:
Jaimeelee123 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Reminds me of the bible story David and Goliath although... neither of them had any powers like these characters do.
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Arthuurs Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
now this is nice
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Zippedbinders Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
Thank you!
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Arthuurs Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
ohhhhh yes truely a masterpiece and im sure you can do better :) i mean look at Discord and the Princesses you are good man!
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Zippedbinders Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Well, I always aim to be better. Thank you for your kind words though! :D
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Arthuurs Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
alrighty then :)!
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FroBoy5 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
pardon my language but, HOLY SHIT THIS IS EPIC!
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Zippedbinders Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
XD

Epic was the idea, seemed like something that was glossed over in the fiction that was probably an incredible moment.
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RageTH Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful work. Chaos emeralds, or just the different levels of Rupee?
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Zippedbinders Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
Its actually the Elements of Harmony. [link]

Its the maguffin in the series that can seal bad guys away.
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KadenJahusk Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fascinating! I like the style
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Zippedbinders Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
Thank you!
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KadenJahusk Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are very welcome.
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KopaLeo Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is easily mistaken as a hitherto unknown masterpiece of a Romanticism painting of Greek Mythology.
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Zippedbinders Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
I knew all those years of art history would teach me something!
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Klabau Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks like something that belongs in a museum! :D
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Zippedbinders Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
Aww, thanks. /)o3o(\
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Helsaabi Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
Perfect!
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Zippedbinders Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
Thanks! :D
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Helsaabi Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
You're welcome :D
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BB-K Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Apocalypse in the Old Pony Testament.
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Zippedbinders Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
I did consider titling it "IN THE BEGINNING, THERE WAS CHAOS", but I don't know if that fit.
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EnvoyOfFabulousness Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
What if Celestia and Luna used to be Human?

And as a final trick Discord turned everyone into ponies
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Zippedbinders Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
:iconmindblownplz:

That'd be a heck of a creation myth.
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2-DimensionalNerd Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
In the name of Celestia I declare this picture amazing!
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Zippedbinders Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
Thanks! In the name of the moon, I'm glad you like it!
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2-DimensionalNerd Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup! That's the way I derp! You are now also 20% cooler! Yes I'm also glad I like it and your welcome!
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timfortune9 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
Reminds me of the end of Helloween's "Keeper of the Seven Keys" [link]
"An Earthquake, squirting fire, bursting ground, Satan's screaming and Earth swallowing him away."
Great job.
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Zippedbinders Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
Thanks! I don't know which is worse, sucked under the ground or being in the Princess' statue garden for the rest of time?
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zaiali Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
very dramatic I must say.
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Zippedbinders Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
Huzzah! I wanted it to be a big dramatic scene.
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zaiali Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
Well then you have succeeded! I dub thee wit the power of dramatic spaghetti yogurt POWERS!!!!!!!
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Zippedbinders Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
As long as I don't have spaghetti in my pockets, its all good.
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zaiali Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
I keep no promises.
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J4B Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks really neat. I like how Discord appears as a giant compared to the two sisters.

Also like how there's a chasm seperating order and chaos.
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Zippedbinders Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
Well, he is pretty big in the series, even compared to Celestia.

While that was intentional, I just have a thing for chasms and mountains. :D
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TheRelicOfOwls Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist
if there is a church of Celestia, this would definitely be a painting somewhere.
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Zippedbinders Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
Or, you know, a stained glass piece in her castle. :3
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TheRelicOfOwls Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist
this must happen nao! It really is a great piece though, I love the way you did their humanization :3
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Zippedbinders Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
Thanks a lot! I think I'm better at the human versions than the actual pony ones.
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TheRelicOfOwls Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist
no problem, and I look forward to more art from ya, this looks amazing :D
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Electroshock70 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
looks like Greek mythos.
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Zippedbinders Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
Yeah, I was trying to approach it similarly to how a classical painter would have illustrated a scene from mythology or the bible. I don't know how well I actually accomplished that, but it certainly made me consider some things more carefully than I normally do.
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fimoman Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very epic stuff, I love it. What program did you use, by the way?
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Zippedbinders Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
Photoshop CS3 for clarity.
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Zippedbinders Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
Thanks! It was all drawn and painted in photoshop with a few different brushes, and a simple rainbow gradient for the effect around the elements.
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TrollFish Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
Yes. Perfect.
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Zippedbinders Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
PERFECTION!
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hvk Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Emm HMM. That's fairly epic, AS IT SHOULD BE. :D

I always enjoy seeing your humanized varients on these characters (and it's got me thinking about who would win in a fight, Loki or Discord), and this looks like it might be in a humanized-pony cathedral somewhere. YO, I SAY.

I was just going to lead off and have a vauge remark that whenever someone says Luna I IMMEDIATELY think of the Goddess of Shapeshifting and Benevolent Insanity from Exalted, and yet the comparision seems somewhat apt, as the principle here reminds me of mighty gods fighting against each other. First instinct was to say that Celestia and Luna here are like two of the Celestial Incarna facing off against a Primordial, but that seems off mostly because I don't think Discord is on the level of a Primordial (but I would just love to see him get into a 'who's a bigger jerk with the Ebon Dragon'), so he'd fit reasonably well as a fallen god of Chaos. (And perhaps give Luna a moment to go 'DUDE, THAT'S MY PURVIEW NOW, AH HAH HAH')
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Zippedbinders Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
I'm just going to say yes to everything.

Discord is probably more powerful than Loki, he just straight up changes the laws of physics and the universe at whim. Not just illusions, complete physical changes.
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