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This is War by NastyLady This is War by NastyLady
Yeeeah, took a while, but here it is. This time steamponies do a bit more than just showing off. This is serious.
Maybe I'll think of some better description later.
For now, just enjoy.

omfg its on the first page of 24h most popular

Here comes the description.
This is definitely the biggest and the messiest thing I've ever did and successfully finished.
30 ponies, 13 airships, at least 6 different types of weapons, whole damn steampunkfied Canterlot on fire, many various explosions and this ridiculous number of changelings. I didn't even try to count them.

But I do want to share some facts about this drawing some of you may find interesting.
#1 - Bon Bon is the only pony here who hasn't already appeared as a Steampunk Pony in my gallery.
#2 - Each changeling is a bit different (I would have gone mad if I had to draw them all identical). My personal favourite is the one on the left with partially missing jaw, giant hole in his head and broken eye. He's cute.
#3 - The Crystal Empire Airship is constructed a bit differently than ordinary Equestrian Airship. And it's not only the design - the ship is one with with complex machinery that allows it to shoot powerful lightning beams.
#4 - Mane 6's airships also could use similar machinery (although powered by Twilight's magic) but the changelings destroyed it. (there are still hardly visible remains on the ship's bow)
#5 - Lyra's using her mechanical hands to fight, because one of the changelings stole her machine gun. He's visible between her and this poor guy she's stabbing in the eye.
#6 - The Wonderbolts are armed. Each of them has a small gun attached to their front leg. They also have small grenades attached to their belts, and that leads to the fact...
...#7 - Those grenades are based on actually used XIX century ones. That means they would probably explode carried that way. Ooops.
#8 - Why isn't Rarity fighting with the rest of M6? Because she's trying to fix the ship. (notice the blue glow surrounding the rope). And that requires concentration.
#9 - These two ponies helping her are my ponysona and my OC, Vector. Fighting isn't really our thing.
#10 - Vinyl indeed uses steampunkfied version of bass cannon.
#11 - Oooh, this one is my favourite. What happened to the princesses? Why Cadance and Shiny aren't using their love magic? Take a closer look on Chrysalis and you'll know.
#12 - I was lazy and instead of drawing the sky I just opened the window and took a photo of clouds. It worked.


Oh, and I made a quick update and these 20 missing pixels are on their place. So the resolution is now 1920x1080 and so, the picture can be used as a desktop wallpaper.
(to be honest, I'd have gone crazy with screen so messy and crowded, but... well.)
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XZXXZ Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015
Steampunk always makes things like this seem more awesome!!
THE-BEST-MAN-EVER Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014
You work has paid off as this picture is breathtaking!
Aulakauss Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
I.. I have no words, save this: I do believe I've finally found a worthy replacement for my derelict TARDIS wallpaper I've had for half of forever.
FredsonV Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa :O
Mrall Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
Found this looking for airships, stayed because of the awesomeness.
Sliversun Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014
NorthWolf1488 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
А почему пони напали на бедных чейнджлингов? :( (Sad) 
redwallfvs Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Student General Artist
Now THAT, my friend, is how you draw a battle.
InvertedCello24 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Also, could you draw an epic scene with my MLP OCs? I really want to make one but I don't know how to draw something like that…
InvertedCello24 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I personally think that you're drawing are some of the best I've ever seen! I stumbled upon them when I was looking through the MLP section, and I saw this one. I was thinking on making a fanfiction on this picture, but I want your approval first…
meiyeezhu Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
Send in the heavy guns!!!…
iiGenerosityii Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Wow. This picture is so busy! Hard work i think, great! :)
ClandestineWubs Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, I saw this on Facebook and almost instantly recognized your style. I absolutely love this.
GnomesAreStealingMe Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
Sorry i forgot to say What a picture! I mean damn! 
GnomesAreStealingMe Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
Oh i wish it wasn't so hard to see those items on her hip, All i make out is the Crown. When you drew Chrissy the first time you should have drew her with the Items.
KGyKrisztian Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ArtofTreasure99 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is sooooooo goin' into my favs! Too epic!!! I absolutely love Vinyl's steampunk BASS CANNON!! Wonder what kind of music it blasts out. Anyways, AWESOME!!
Tenjen Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014

Also, by Chrysali, i imagine you mean certain artifacts she's carrying on her hip there?
SnowyGodenheart Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No words can explain how cool this is well done it is
Moonrose95 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
DarkenedTrooper Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
I do believe that in this period of time, grenades would be called "grenadoes". Though, by all means, correct me if I'm wrong.
NorthWolf1488 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
Вперед моя Королева!) 
Kkh55 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
you need a medic
Time-Moose Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I see the Doctor. XD
0-Lunessence Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yep and his sooniicccc
PhoenixSAlover Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013   Digital Artist
Omg! SteamPunk Ponies!!! x) :heart:
SkyAircobra Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Awesome! I love your style!
Patrikov909 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
amazing work, freakin' breathtaking!
jlafalcon Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
 WOW! so battle, such Steampunk
legirian Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really cool, but a bit too messy for my taste.
On the other hand, it might add to the image. Not sure where I stand, actually.
Really cool nonetheless.
NastyLady Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I agree, it's awfully messy. But I inteded it to besomething like that, a piece that you have to carefully examine to find all the details. But I definitely wouldn't use it as a screen wallpaper myself.
And, well, thank you!
InvertedCello24 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
In my opinion, it's purely awesome. There's nothing that you should change about it!
0-Lunessence Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
well its official. i'm favoriting this. you are awesome! who cares what sorcery this is?! it's some wicked cool sorcery!
Sophi888 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
WOW!!!! wow!
The description is quiet the cherry on top. Helps to see it better.
420nmSciurus Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
So much awesome!
So much glorious detail... it's seriously awe-inspiring.
payaso323 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
This is epic.
Sophiasaints Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cheesanyeap Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist
Oh my gosh !! Its super AWESOME !!
Cakatarn Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
Chaos! Lovely, lovely chaos!
ctrlaltBATMAN Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
ChibiMooshi Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my goodness, that is simply amazing! :wow: The details, the coloring... every single thing!
nuke1007 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
BloodLust664 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now that. That is amazing
AviAlexis25 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nie wierzę *O* to jest za piękne żeby było prawdziwe *Q* tak się nie da...
Poza tym nadal nie rozumiem tego z księżniczkami... w sensie patrzę na tę Chrysalis i nie widzę o_ó
Jakiego programu używasz~? C:
NastyLady Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
A dziękuję!

Hm, może faktycznie rysunek jest nieco za mały na takie szczegóły... chodziło mi o to, że Chysalis ma przy pasku przypięte korony Celestii, Luny i Cadance.

Photoshop Elements 7.
AviAlexis25 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
aaa~! Spoko ^^ widziałam ze cos złotego, ale nie wiedziałam o co chodzi ^^"

Dzięki wielkie~!
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