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Twilight Sparkle, Crystal Empress by Evil-DeC0Y Twilight Sparkle, Crystal Empress by Evil-DeC0Y
"Oh, you don't want me to be a Princess? Then I'll just become an Empress."

So yeah, this was just sort of an impulse peice, I thought it up, drew it, scanned it, and then digitized in just under 8 hours I know it sounds like a lot of time, but when you consider that the comic I finished last week was in progress for just over a month I think completing this process in under 24 hours is a wonderful thing.
I was actually getting ready to start on a new project when this idea hit me, I decided this one took precedency over the other project.

There's a good chance that I'll come back to this idea later with some more pictures of Empress Sparkle, I really like the feel of it.

I did have some alternate parts that differed from Sombra's red(ish) colors, such as the horn, the eyes, and the cape were all different shades of lavender and purple in order to match Twilight's colors. In the end though I decided there is more of a visceral impact for her to have the some of the same visual features as Sombra.

Speaking of Sombra, while researching his armor by looking through pictures of him I came to the realization that his design has been woefully neglected by the fandom.

:iconalexstrazse: Alexstrazse Has made a couple of pictures inspired by this one, that you really should check out:D!

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Update: In case you're wondering why you're seeing this picture in your inbox again, I've updated the picture in response to a critique that it recieved from Inciatus :iconinciatus:, that helped me by pointing out some of the mistakes I had over looked.

-added an obvious light source
-darkened and moved the moon
-changed shadows and added shadows to the appropriate places
-rearranged the backgroud to add a more understandable background
-thickened some of the thinner outlines
-and other things I don't remember

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I love the depth of the clouds and the moon which seems to intense the whole concept of Twilight being the Empress tyrant.

Her Expression is very cruel looking and the fangs seem to increase the aura of evil she lets off.

The fact that her eyes, armour cape and horn are all extremely similar to The Tyrant King Sombra just shows what this picture is suppose to be showing, the new Tyrant ruler of the Empire.

This i very original, I don't think anybody has thought of something like this.

I must say this artwork impresses me in pretty much all areas An dI must congratulate you on your work, great job! i hope we will see more amazing work in future.
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I do quite like what you have done here and the previous fellow summed things up pretty well. I like what you have done with the sky and a clouds and the expression on her face.

There are a few things that bother me a bit:

The moon while it does add to the piece as a whole it is extremely bright. It makes it harder to focus on Twilight and keeps pulling my attention away.

The piece looks a bit divided. The background and foreground (including the floor) are very different and look almost like two separate images that were brought together. This could probably be helped with a slightly more consistent style or some sort of midground. The end of the floor is a very sharp and straight line but there is no indication as to why it is like that. It creates a hard transition that looks odd.

Twilight looks like she is floating rather than sitting (though given that style it would be rather difficult to make it appear she is sitting. It also looks like her right hoof is not part of the picture with the chair but again a picture stuck on another picture stuck on another. I see you put lines on robe to indicate a bend however there is no indication on the fluff on the side of any sort of change in direction. It also appears the cape is supposed to bend again though there is no indication.

Also, while her color is true to what it should be in daylight the entire piece being so dark and the theme being dark you may have wanted to use a slightly darker shade of purple.

The shadow of the chair does not seem to fit very much. It looks more like a generic this thing is supposed to be floating shadow (which maybe it is but it looks like it should be on the ground). I think you would have been better off detailing the shadow more to create a closer shadow of the chair or just leaving it out.

It is difficult to tell where the light it supposed to be coming from. There are quite a lot of gradients in this piece and while it works well in the neck-piece the rest of it feels off (not counting the horn). The gradients on the armor seem to indicate a source of light; however, the different gradients make it confusing about where the light is coming from.

There is some inconsistency in the lines. While the lines on Twilight are largely thicker the lines on the armor and her mane are quite a bit thinner so they don't feel like they belong.

Very nicely done,
Inciatus
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rwa96 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Student General Artist
Clockwork smile : I have observed multiple timelines for over millennia, and watched as multiple scenarios play out. In this dark timeline, the dark King Sombra has corrupted the young student Twilight Sparkle. Under Sombra's creed, Twilight conquered all of Equestria, killing those who would oppose her, including her friends and family. But her conquest did not end there, she conquered the other kingdoms of Gaia as well. Now, she rules with absolute tyranny. Her desires to conquer still lingers, as she plans to take over Earth.   
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Neilhawk Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014
very nice. an AU version of MLP. love to see the
others. keep up the great work.
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Werothornhick Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014
Kyaa!! So awesome! I love Type of art! <3 Sombra x twilight, so dark Twilight is my favorit! <3
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J25TheArcKing Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Crystal Empress Twilight Sparkle. (Evil)

This is very neat fan art. I really like the way you did this. This is awesome!
Stay strong, inspired, professional and gold! And take care!

(Your Poison Throne by Nevermore.)
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Salamander-095 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 1, 2014
"better to be crippled in body, than corrupt in mind" - a space marine saying.

meaning: a space marine would rather be killed, wounded or crippled in battle, than being corrupted and taking side of evil.

That is what I would follow, than being like Twilight in this image
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onichan2234 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Student Artist
Can I turn this into a story
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Evil-DeC0Y Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure :D
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:icononichan2234:
onichan2234 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Student Artist
Okay you wanna be in it
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:iconevil-dec0y:
Evil-DeC0Y Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How would I be in a story?
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:icononichan2234:
onichan2234 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Student Artist
Create your own character
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:iconevil-dec0y:
Evil-DeC0Y Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nah I'll pass on that, thank you anyway. Write the story however you'd like to :)
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:icononichan2234:
onichan2234 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Student Artist
Okay but if I do can you do a comic if it
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:iconevil-dec0y:
Evil-DeC0Y Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know, but I doubt it simply because it would take a long time to tell a full story in comics, and I have a lot of work piled up and I'm already the slowest artist in the fandom.
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crazydrawer27 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love this more than the regular oneRacing Girl Emoji (Ehehe) [V4] 
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Riderboy1 Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Student Writer
"And so, the evil Empress sat on her throne of darkness; fearing the legend of her doom. One day, a warrior named "Max" appeared; a warrior with no memory who valiantly took up his sword and defended those who were weak."

Another Shining Force crossover idea, tell me what you think!
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Evil-DeC0Y Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've never heard of it before, so I don't know what Shining Force is.
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Riderboy1 Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Student Writer
It's an RPG by Sega, it's a great game.
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Earthbound0lover Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014   Artist
Oh... My... God... That is so awesome!
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kingdragon7 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
unholy hell lokking good twi
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WildKnight215 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
Black furred, Hell fire coloured maned, Green eyed, demonic looking Dragon-Pony: (to Twilight) ...are you single?
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LuvLuvDarkness Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Just wondering- could you make a comic out of this? Or, let someone else? I swear I would totally volunteer, but I can't draw ponies worth shit. And I don't know how to do it on the computer.

Um, did this sound rude or anything? I totally didn't mean to do that.

Right. Shutting up now.Sweating a little... 
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Evil-DeC0Y Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist

If I came up with a story that I felt suited it, that also wouldn't take too long to do then yes, I would make a comic of it.


I'd happily let someone else make comic of it if they wanted(also I don't think I could stop someone if they wanted to lol).


No, it didn't come off as rude to me at all :) 

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superlink1425 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Student Artist
oooh **** that scary!..me like!
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WildKnight215 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
WildKnight Journal: "At first, losing Amber was the worst mistake I have ever made... Now I have endured something just as excruciating... I have lost everyone.
My friends, my allies, everyone! Everything in the universe has taken a down turn. Twilight has betrayed us for Sombra. The rest of the mane 6 are dead. Celestia and Luna have fallen...as well as Cadance and Shining... Under the command of Twilight, my friends are dead! Drumheller, Leroy, Matrix, Metrilla, all gone! A great darkness has fast over the worlds of Equestria, as well as my home Earth, along with Synetia, the home of Matrix and Metrilla. I've tried to reason with Twilight, tried turning her back. I already lost the love of my life, I was sure as he'll not ready to lose one of my friends! But the only response I received was a blast of dark magic. It was then and there I realized that there was no turning back, not for Twilight. This turn of events has given me no choice but to do something I wished to never do again since I defeated Negas...
I have to kill Twilight...
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Evil-DeC0Y Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconnorrisapprovedplz:
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WildKnight215 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
You really like the story there huh.
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:iconevil-dec0y:
Evil-DeC0Y Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, it was good.
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WildKnight215 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
*Later at Teilight's lair, littered with the remnants of what was once our friends.*
WildKnight: (wildknight215.deviantart.com/a… (1000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 Canterlot voices) Twilight...I'm giving you one last chance to come back...don't make do something I will regret.
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SuperJacob2015 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Me: Hey, I'm an survivor.
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ProwerPowertotheMax4 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
I just uploaded it. Try now.
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ProwerPowertotheMax4 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Professional General Artist

Just uploaded it on deviantart account. Try now.


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ProwerPowertotheMax4 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
I love this artwork so much I did a story on it. Could you adapt into a deviantart comic? find part 1's script @ my account.
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Evil-DeC0Y Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not finding it on your dA account, were you talking about a different site?
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ProwerPowertotheMax4 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
I uploaded it. Try now.
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Evil-DeC0Y Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm still not seeing it.
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ProwerPowertotheMax4 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Professional General Artist

Did you check the one that says "My Little Pon1"?

that's the one.

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Evil-DeC0Y Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Ah I see it, I thought that by script you meant that you were writing a story,


Fair warning though, you really need to list artists that you got those two pictures from or else someone may accuse you of art theft.

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ProwerPowertotheMax4 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Professional General Artist

OK. The first one of Twilight is from Google Images: FIMfiction.net.

The 2nd one with Tails is from en.sonicscanf.org.


Just post your progress once you're done. I have a ton of ideas for Part 2.


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Evil-DeC0Y Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist

No, I meant that you have to put the credits for the artists and the links to the original pictures in the description of your picture.


My progress on what?

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ProwerPowertotheMax4 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
You should make a comic where an accident in the library causes Twilight to become the villainess above in the photo, but it should also feature Tails (he's the guy in my icon photo) and he has a crush on Twilight (event going as far as to accept Dark Twilight's offer to become evil in order to save his pony pals), and he's Spike's best friend. For the story, check out my deviantART account, "ProwerPowertotheMax4", and look there.
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Evil-DeC0Y Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A comic for this story would be a good idea, but I don't see myself ever doing crossover stuff to be honest.
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ProwerPowertotheMax4 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
It could happen when you least expect it, Evil-DeC0Y.
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MLPFiMRox Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
meh peepee exploded
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ProwerPowertotheMax4 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Professional General Artist
Then your boner level is....IT'S OVER 9,000!!!!!
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Wolfcho Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
Corrupted Twilight is fun.
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Pegasus-Hellfair Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
Super!
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Naleasti Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Student
Wow ! It fits her so much D: she looks really awesome in it ! Good job :)
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Nolannilestheletter Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wheres a good blue jay to decapitate?
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ShadowFox505 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
That looks Badass! Must Fav!
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Evil-DeC0Y Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks:D!
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