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Epic Battle by NastyLady Epic Battle by NastyLady
Goodness, finally I finished it! There was a moment when I wanted just drop everything and start doing something else.
To be honest, I drew this picture just because I thought like "Hey, Nightmare Moon would look awesome with chimneys instead of mane!" But it grew a... little... bigger than I thought.

So, yeah, as you can see, I drew the battle between NMM and Celestia. I tried to steampunk them, but do you know how damn hard is to draw a steampunk armor?

I don't know if the princessess here are steampunk enough to consider them as a part of my series.
Because I'm lazy and there's still so many other ponies to draw, I'll say "of course they do".
And what do you think?

Other Steampunk Ponies:
The Lady - Rarity [link]
The Inventor - Twilight Sparkle [link]
The Mechanic - Applejack [link]
The Timid - Fluttershy [link]
The Pilot - Rainbow Dash [link]
The Random - Pinkie Pie [link]
The Dentist - Colgate [link]
The Flyers - Spitfire and Soarin' [link]
The Smuggler - Carrot Top [link]
The Messenger - Derpy Hooves [link]
The Dreamer - Lyra [link]
The Professor - Cheerilee [link]
The Virtuoso - Octavia [link]
The Evil Queen - Chrysalis [link]
The DJ - Vinyl Scratch [link]
The Soldier - Big Macintosh [link]
The Illusionist - Trixie [link]
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i absolutely adore this. the sketch-like feel adds to the steampunkness of it, and the detail is beautiful. i especially like some of the artistic license taken with Nightmare Moon. bat-like, flying machine wings, and whats behind her coming from her mane is great. Celestia's mane is simple but gorgeous, and contrasts well. if i had to make a complaint though, its that the picture is a little cluttered in the center. its hard to take in all the detail of the steampunk machinery on their armour when there so close, although that does add to the intensity. over all, very nice, but could use some spacing so you could see better.
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First off, STEAMPUNK!!

You've gotten most of the steampunk feel here but I think the metal looks a bit flat and is missing that shine wich is rather important in steampunk.

I love the way you made NMM's mane and tail, smoke, brilliant.

I really like the style, how your image has some sketchy shadowing lines, and some of the undersketch is still showing, but still the whole piece looks finished an not messy at all.

I like the simplisity in the stars on the left, especially the one that looks kinda like an S.

I think the only downsides in here is Celestias left back hoove.
It is really thin in that joint, wich looks rather unatural.

I do believe that should cover it all, love your work and drawingstyle, hope to see more soon!
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i-love-daisy Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
that looks epic
sydney-alice Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi, Im writing a FIMfiction and I would really love to use this piece for its cover art, so if I could get you permission to use it that would be the greatest! :D:D:D
NastyLady Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
As long as you credit me it's fine.
sydney-alice Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ok :D sure will! I'll send you the link to my story when its done :D:D:D
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Chontica Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
LilMissSoxy Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
*fangirls wildly*
Kkh55 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
Stygian359 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013   Filmographer
Impressive to say the least, in all honesty I have no idea how to even describe what I felt when I saw this masterpiece. Bravo, if there was an Equestrian Gallery somewhere in the world this would belong amongst the best!
RandomPandamau5 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is my new laptop wallpaper. :D
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