"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.
Alexstrazse Has made a couple of pictures inspired by this one, that you really should check out
![link][link] 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 , 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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