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Goldwreath by SpyroConspirator Goldwreath by SpyroConspirator
Goldwreath, from the Fallout Equestria fanfiction "New Roam."
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Commissioned by ~equilibrik
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BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
Seriously? Using a sword with your mouth? You may as well try using one with your hooves - which would only work just as well.

Should had invent some kind of TK Collar that allows all pony races to use telekinesis like unicorns and be done with it.
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Delvius Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student Artist
Goldwreath actually uses his hooves to use the gladius, so... yeah. *nervous smile*
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BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
I can see she use that gun more than the sword...
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Delvius Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student Artist
He uses both equally.
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BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Okay.
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SpyroConspirator Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It was invented years ago, but the unicorns have been keeping it on patent, so the non-magical ponies can't afford it.
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BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
Well, that defeats the purpose of the exercise thoroughly, doesn't it? :lol:
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meepburgerFTW Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Two things, the second depends on the first.

1. Featured In EQD Drawfriend #651

2. Because of the slightly shrunken view, my first thought on seeing this was, *ahem*
STROIKEH NOOOOOOB!
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BrentOGara Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sweeeeet! :D I love the gun... and the armor is very well done... beautiful lighting, and a nice subtle background that highlights the figure... really good work :D
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SpyroConspirator Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
=) Thank you very much!
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BrentOGara Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:) Thank you! :D
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utahgy Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
I don't comment on your work often Spyro, the reason being is that I'd simply be preaching to the choir. Your work is consitantly appealing with an obvious effort in quality and detail. Your style stands out from almost everything else I've seen (And believe me when I've seen quite a bit). As with what Irony said, it's so easy to spot your work, it's your own watermark. Like how sometimes one can identify the author based on the written style, it also causes differences to be obvious when you look closely.

The main improvment I see compared to your other works is the eyes. You increased the size of the iris and decreased the pupil than what you usually do, and it looks great. It gives the oppertunity for the character to show more subtle expression when you can actually see the proverbial light of their eyes. Makes them look more real and focused. (I'm only familiar with Fallout Equestria and Project Horizons. I've not read New Roam, so I don't really know anything about this character besides what you're showing in the piece).

Any suggestion for improvment that comes to mind is kind of mute because I can tell you're already attempting more on the minute details (The damage on his hooves and the like). I would say to keep working on different effects and lines that might make the small details pop out in a cornacopia of eye candy. It might also be a fun thing to show damage of some sort. I can imagine one of those wraps near the shoes being bloodstained from an injury. Actually, I don't think that's something I've noticed much before. Have you thought about drawing realistic scars and wounds on the characters before?
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SpyroConspirator Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
First, thank you for the kind words! It means a lot to me.
I still want to put more effort on the eyes... I've never really been comfortable drawing them, especially in this sort of manga-esque style. Lately, though, I've been practicing portraiture, which has really been helping me understand how to take it from an actual eye to an anime pony eye, while still conveying emotion.
I like the idea of adding damage... I really haven't made any real effort to draw realistic scars or wounds on the characters, save for this piece: [link] It's a little surprising, honestly, 'cause I actually have a lot of fun doing that.
Thanks for the insightful comment! I'll definitely keep trying to improve. I only recently started to dare to use more than one kind of brush in a piece, so I'm only just getting started experimenting with little effects and lines and details. ^^
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utahgy Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
That's the piece that came to mind when I thought about damaged art. Looks like you'd have a ton of fun just adding subtle changes instead of a grotesque form. (That piece did stand out to me as well. It's hard to look at, but that's a good thing considering). :)

I'll try and comment more. Just I don't like to say anything unless I believe I could add to overall improvement. Saying it's a good job seems more like making an obvious observation. Your work is consistently awesome.
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SpyroConspirator Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Just don't feel obligated to comment, though. I really do appreciate your philosophy on commenting, and it's why your comments are always a joy to read. Comment however often you feel like! ^^
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Neuex Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Student Filmographer
love the old Roman design. ^^
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Delvius Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Student Artist
Thanks, I did my best to try to make him look Roman in my own art; though Spyro here deserves credit for making it HD.
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Neuex Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Student Filmographer
well credit to both of you then. ^^
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Delvius Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Student Artist
Thanks! You know, if you love Roman stuff, I suggest you read this story by Comrade_Derpy in fim called ponies and the ninth.

Also, mine, of course. *wink wink, nudge nudge*
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Neuex Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Student Filmographer
Dude if i had time to even read i would read it. Maybe sometime in the future> ^^
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Delvius Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Student Artist
Ah well, I guess it was asking too much.
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Neuex Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Student Filmographer
nah it wasn't. alls' cool don't worry. ^^
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Msvman Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Daammnn epic for Goldie flying like a war hero. Now dis i like!
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Deusira Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
kinda imagened the plume on his helmet being taller, great pic though.
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SpyroConspirator Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! There was a lot of variance in the other pictures of him that I saw, with plumes from about this size to super big. I wound up going with the smaller plume since there was already so much red in the drawing, and it didn't cut through the negative space as much.
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Deusira Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
yeah i can see that, no worries.
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RVB476 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excuse me for a second
*grabs Goldwreath and takes mounted weapon*
Thanks
*runs off*
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Delvius Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Student Artist
Stop right there, criminal scum! You violated the law! Pay the court a fine or serve your sentence, your stolen goods are now forfeit.
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RVB476 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
CHEESE IT BOYS!!
*slams frying pan across head and takes off with stolen goods*
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Delvius Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Student Artist
Thief! You are filth! *starts fist fight*
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RVB476 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*pulls out shotgun*
You sure you want to do that? I got plenty of hardware from my other raids.
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Delvius Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Student Artist
I have an army. *watchagunnado?*
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RVB476 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
simple:
*vanishes witout a trace*
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equilibrik Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like this, I think it's fantastic. Coincidentally this is the third Pegasus protagonist I've commissioned from you =).

You did a great job on Goldwreath's appearance and armor. I especially like the amount of detail you put into his weapons, the shotgun Tankbuster looks great and the gladius looks brilliant in his mouth like that. Gold's got this slightly irritated, determined look in his eyes. Like he's evaluating or just deciding on something. Good work Spyro, look forward to commissioning you again in future.
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AlexandrZaytsevet Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Equilibrik is the king of commissions!
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SpyroConspirator Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The once and future king of commissions, no doubt. He was trained by the great sorcerer Starswirl the Well-Shaven, and pulled the legendary Tome of Pricelists from the Inconveniently-Heavy-Bookshelf-of-Stone. He now sits in his castle, at the 8'-diameter-circular table (of moderate inconvenience to place in the dining room, but of noble ideological value), with his Knights of Fallout Equestria.
On a cold autumn day, some few weeks ago, he looked out of the tall Window-of-Stained-Glass-Depicting-the-Story-of-the-Season-Finale, out at the snow and ice, and up at the sky. Then he called to his hawk, Steelbeak, and tied a small scroll to its leg. Whispering a few words of a forgotten language into its ear, it flew off, disappearing from view. After a time, it descended down into a barren forest, where a shadowy mercenary could be seen wandering. It perched itself in front of the mercenary, and beckoned its message be read. Carefully, watchful of the bird which had such wickedly sharp eye and claw, he took the note and unfurled it. His face was grim, but determined. Written on the scroll was a thorough set of instructions for an illustration project, with helpful links to other images done for the same work. The path was set. The message was burned, for secrecy. The hawk took off, flying out of the forest, back to the castle, back to the king.
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AlexandrZaytsevet Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Bwahaha xD
That's surprisingly accurate (The last part, I mean.)
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equilibrik Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks ^_^.
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AlexandrZaytsevet Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Student General Artist
HE FOUND ME! TERMINATE THE CONNECTION! TERMINATE IT NO-
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Delvius Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Student Artist
HOLY... That's... that's a drawing worthy of the title of Legate! A whole Legion must be formed around that drawing, with that art shown on the banner, above the golden eagle!
This... I cannot thank you or the awesome commisioner who did this enough. If there's ever anything I can do for you, you tell me, and by the gods I will climb a cliff with my toes to do it.
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GodOfIrony Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, its official, I can spot your style out of hundreds. I found this in the mlpfim group, and was all like: "Hey, thats a spyro piece!"
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SpyroConspirator Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
=D That's awesome. My next piece might throw you for a loop then, though, heheh.
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thatguyvex Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
*appreciative whistle* Now that's one heck of a rendition of Goldwreath. Lot of good detail in this one, probably one of the better looking battle-saddle's I've seen. Actually looks functional.
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SubjectSigma77 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Holy badass fucking shit!
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konadh324 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Dat riot shotgun :icondatassplz: awesome drawing looks amazing!
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konadh324 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
On second thought i have no idea what that that gun is.
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Adder1 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student Writer
Hm. Interesting choice in weaponry. Can't identify the firearm, though...

Still, looks pretty interesting. owo
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Delvius Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Student Artist
That would be an anti-armor shotgun, Tankbuster.
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SubjectSigma77 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Flamethrower from aliens?
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Adder1 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student Writer
... I never watched that. *flops*
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