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Dark Twilight loves chocolate milk.

This is the most ambitious thing I've done so far. I hope everyone likes it.

Edit: I suppose I should explain some things.

I gave Twilight the Alicorn Amulet because even with her magical talent, I didn't think she'd be able to take on Luna and Celestia all on her own, but the amulet might give her enough of a boost to do it.

As for why Luna is naked and Tia is not, Idunnolol. You have a point. Some fic writers could maybe do a better job, but I guess Luna resisted harder than Celestia when Twilight took over, so she thought she had to humiliate her more? Maybe? But right before the scene I drew here, Celestia got a little too uppity, so Twilight had to knock her down a notch. She'll likely be losing her clothes directly. Assuming Trixie doesn't stop all this. ;)

And chocolate milk, because normal twilight would do this:…
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It's a gorgeous picture, with proportions and use of color perfect. It tells just the beginning of a story, daring the viewer to want to know more. Will Trixie stop Twilight? Will she fail? Why is Twi wearing the amulet? Why did she even need it? And why chocolate milk?

My only question would be, why is Luna nude? I get that Twi is humiliating her, but then wouldn't Celestia also be naked? (No, this is not a clever ploy to get Celestia's clothes off.) If Celestia was just overthrown, it makes sense that she's at Twi's feet, but if not, she shouldn't be there. I would hate to have Luna covered up, just because she's so beautiful, but it makes more sense to me--either both of them are clothed (because the coup has just happened) or both are naked (because Twi is humiliating both).

That's a minor point in an otherwise superlative painting. Your work gets better every time I see it. Thanks for posting this!
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I finally get a break from homework to right a detailed critique on what is an absolute piece of art, and story in of itself. As you know by now Jay, I am a huge fan of your work, and literally cannot help but fangirl over most of your artwork.
So you ought to prepare for major ass fangirling because you've completely outdone yourself here!

Vision: This is clearly more than just a basic drawing of some random idea. This whole picture does something that most artwork really fails to actually present. It has a STORY. Twilight obviously falling to corruption, besting the two most powerful beings in her world and ruling like a Tyrant. And then comes her formal rival to fight against the tyrannical ruler.
This picture displays that completely and without any confusion. Excellent job in your vision for the piece.

Originality: Of course the idea of Twilight going dark is not something new to us, and we've undoubtedly seen a version in which Trixie stands against the new tyrant. However that's not what I'm going by here, the piece itself is brand spanking new. I've never seen a piece for MLP that used this scenery, this style or the point of view we're seeing here.
I'm not marking off points for the idea behind the picture, and for that you get a solid five for making a new original art piece

Technique: In full honesty, this is what I've been waiting to talk about. Where do I even begin?! Well, let's start with the light and shadows, which you are undoubtedly a master of. The light coming off Trixie's staff really illuminates the darkness of the room and shows off the "Light coming to Vanquish the Dark" theme. The shadows of Trixie's cape and hat, shadows and lights off the rest of the characters forms, including Twi's dress, and even in the background or all expertly done, and make it feel realistic and smooth.
Speaking of smooth, the ripples in the cape and hat are nicely balanced. Trixie's cape has very smooth and sleek curves, while her hat is more jagged and straight. Twilights dress also looks very smooth thanks to lighting. It gives it that kinda rubber like look to it.
As for Twilight herself, she looks really menacing, her expression showing pure villainess material. The amulet is also well done and raises the question: "Why does she have it? Why did she need it? Where did she find it?" As always, you're basically a master of human anatomy, however I did notice that her neck is rather long. That part kinda reminds me of Sansa Stark from GOT. That's not a bad thing though, and it is actually done well. One thing that kinda bugs me is that her (rather large breasts) look like they're being supported very well despite it looking that she has no bra under that dress... either that dress is strong or she's using some form of magic there. Aside from that though, she's amazing, looks real menacing and is detailed perfectly. You even got her nails perfectly.
Moving on from Twilight, let me give my two cents on the Sisters. Luna looks stunning, especially on the hair. I don't know how you pulled it off, but her hair looks amazing and really stands out. Also, the lighting on her hair brings out its figure. As for her being completely naked? I don't think that was just you randomly testing out a nude study, but rather Twilight forcing her to be like that as a sign of humiliation. I mean, what better way to humiliate your enemy than make them serve you completely naked? (Also I take it the chocolate milk is a sign that Discord may have a part in this. She's not drinking chocolate milk, she's drinking glass! ... God that sounds brutal in words.) Anyways, while she does look beautiful being naked and all, her expression is perfect, and supports the idea that she's being humiliated. She just seems like she's in so much pain and disrespect. Something she felt before.
Unfortunately, while Luna looks stunning, I feel you could have done a bit more with Tia. Not to say she looks bad, you did great work there too, having her under Twi's foot shows her defeat. But I still think that we're not seeing enough. I felt that her head could have been turned towards Trixie, with her hair (which is also again, beautifully made) covering over her face slightly, but not enough to hide her expression. As for her apparel? This part confuses me. If Luna is completely naked, how come Tia is just in her underwear? Now I'm not saying this just to get a nude Tia, but I feel that you either have both your enemies nude to be humiliated or just leave them in their last attire (something like broken battle armor would have made sense too). If you have a reason I'm not seeing, feel free to explain.
And then the star herself comes Trixie! Like I said before, her cape and hat are outstanding. But her pose, confronting Twilight with a pose of determination, and with her staff high really shows that she's not afraid to do what's right. Her hair is nice, especially when it has that blurry look at the ends. She looks stunning. I guess she could have had something on her arms such as gauntlets or magical robe sleeves, but then again, you may not have found that suiting compared to what the other characters were wearing.
The background itself is unfortunately just a tad bit bland compared to the characters, the light does bounce off well with the stairs, but I still feel that there could have been just a bit more done. But then again, the background isn't the focus, the characters are, so it makes sense that you chose not to give an overwhelming background. Still, one or two things on the wall behind Twi would have been a nice touch.

Now after all that ranting in the Technique, let me sum up. The characters look fantastic, the light is beautifully done, the choice for attires make sense, and the background is easily acceptable. I only wish that we could see Tia's expression and maybe have her in a different pose (like her being on her side, maybe gripping her side in pain). But regardless, this artpiece is fantastically done.

Impact: case the last 1062 words didn't describe it well enough, this piece has a massive impact on me. I love your artwork, and this piece definitely deserves attention and multiple critiques. You've simply outdone yourself.

In conclusion, this is fantastic. It presents a story with perfection, is completely original, is beautifully done and has a great impact on me as a fan. Even with the few minor things here and there that I personally thought could have been executed differently, this is a absolute MASTERPIECE. Well done Jay, and please don't stop!!!
Okay, I'm done fangirling after 1169 words.
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TheAzureKite1 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2015
Tirxie the unlikely hero, the Exceedingly Unlikely hero. I mean with all the times that she has popped up, she has been all hype, and nothing to back it up with, just look at the Ursa Minor thing that happened in the show! Twilight put that bear to sleep WITHOUT using anything to boost her power, sometimes i think that if she got it in her head Twilight could whoop Celestia, Luna on the other hand would definitely need a boost, even Celestia needed to use the Elements of Harmony to banish Luna to the moon!
ColonelBSacquet Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2015
Uppity? What does it mean?
Knock her down a notch? Oh, knock her out, right?

Besides, we're counting on you, Trixie. You're our only hope, now. Don't mess it up.
Malifikyse Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
 - Behold!! Great and Powerful Trrrixie going to save the World! 
iamli3 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 6, 2015
that doesn't look like a comfy place to rest at all celly :t ....

and i will be eagerly awaiting a fic for this pic.....
Tydra759 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Err...I don't think Trixie's got this, but hey, I'm an optimist :shrug:
RK-Striker-JK-5 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015
Kick her ass, Trixie! You can do it!
DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That would've been so cool!
IJoinedForPonies Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015
"Trixie is our last hope!? We're doomed..."
roxy-cream Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is truly beautiful and very inspiring.
LuisxOlavarria Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015  Professional Interface Designer

Great coloring and form, stunning.

Jexso Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015
Sparkle! Your time has come!
reihpmal Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015
Twilight's dress is kind of a bit bland for an Empress Overlord of Equestria... but I'm always a fan of Dark Twilight!
suntwilig Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015
* twilight looked appraisingly at Trixie *

Why should I see you as a threat to, Bragging Trixi?

(looks good!)
NecromancerKing85 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
incredibly cool
DerGamer Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015
this is really dark, but in the other hand, it's really sexy, good job and nice idea!
Lupineborn Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
...oh this is so dark :happybounce: and so good...!!
In a concept like that, I always saw Celestia being the tyrant one and Twilight being the uhm.... slave? :XD:
But this angle is interesting too!
...the dark corners of my mind are pleased :XD:
Love the artwork btw.
szzickra Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015
Nice! But ah man, what dark (alternate?) universe.
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