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Chaos and Evil by TheArtrix Chaos and Evil by TheArtrix
Well, after the concept art and three big Livestream sessions, it is done, Chaos and Evil, a high effort piece featuring humanized Chrysalis and Discord.

I went all out on the shading in a similar way to Can Can Pinkie. The background is kind of abstract-ish, but fun to do nonetheless. For the character, I had a lot of fun rendering the Victorian inspired outfits, especially for Chrysalis. In all, just a big excuse to draw these two for no particular reason, and definitely my two favorite villains from the show (notice the distinct lack of Sombra).

Expect there to be a time lapse later on.

Well, that's all I have to say about it, enjoy.
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:iconcobeoe:
cobeoe Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015
the art style reminds me of lemony snickets a series of unfortunate events
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:iconprince789:
prince789 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
They could be Beetlejuice's parents.
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:iconfeanorkelsick:
FeanorKelsick Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
very unique, I like!
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:iconherothetimelord:
HerotheTimelord Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
it looks like the bad guys from Alice Maddness returns
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:iconbrainstormer623:
Brainstormer623 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations, sir, you have done the impossible: making Chrysalis and Discord look even more freakier than ever.
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:iconalexiscool33:
Alexiscool33 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
The way Discord looks like, it reminds me of King Candy from Wreck-It Ralph
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:icontheexhorsecist:
TheExhorsecist Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
"The worst pies in Ponyville..."
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:iconthanekrioss:
ThaneKrioss Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
Discord reminds of Azazello from Master and Margaret. If you read it, of course
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:icondarklight436:
darklight436 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
discord reminds me of the joker
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:iconmediocre-grimm:
Mediocre-Grimm Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
I love this depiction. I can see such a story behind it, as if it's its own little universe...

Chrysalis is the despotic owner of a sweatshop, her changelings as the orphaned workers who endlessly toil for her.

Discord is a small-time crime-lord who runs a small gang of petty thieves.

And Sombra, though not depicted, is a corrupt coal baron who holds the city in the palm of his hand.
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TheArtrix Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Digging the back story of Chrysalis. I like to toy with the idea of Chrysalis and her changelings as being this very destructive and and exploitative bunch, and her kingdom being essentially a Victorian-esque shit hole that constantly needs resources to keep going while not improving the standard of living at all. While her kingdom stubbornly clings to old ways, Equestria continues to prosper as it embraces new ideas.

As for Sombra, that idea sounds cool. But the character, Sombra himself, is just so inherently underdeveloped and boring. Really, he still feels like nothing but a place holder.
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:iconmediocre-grimm:
Mediocre-Grimm Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
That's actually a lot like how I imagine Chrysalis's kingdom to be, sort of like something that used to be beautiful but eventually decayed into ruins due to neglect.

And while I must say Sombra should have had more lines, I actually give him credit for arguably being the most competent villain so far. I always think he has a personality similar to Makuta of Bionicle Lore, being a master schemer who sees everyone as pawns and always plans several moves ahead.
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SazerLite Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Such fitting forms! :devil:
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:icontheartrix:
TheArtrix Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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:iconiceclimbergem:
iceclimbergem Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
...I'd marry Discord. Patchy clothes and all. XD
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:iconmajoraswaker:
MajorasWaker Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
Oh yeah, they definitely came out wonderful!
Awesome job man. :D
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:iconmcgack:
McGack Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
oh wow that looks incredible !
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:iconshadowryu21:
shadowryu21 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
I really like your take on Chrysalis.
Especially the holes in the clothing and umbrella, to replicate the holes in her body when she's a pony.
Excellent job!!
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:iconadmiraltigerclaw:
AdmiralTigerclaw Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
Alternate title...

Mad Hatter and Queen of Hearts.
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:iconbrongaar:
brongaar Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
by way of Haunted Mansion. :)
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:icontodpole:
todpole Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
I may hate Chrysalis(Sombra is better) but that dress is just perfect for her. i wish she was a bit uglier but for the most part that design is the best human design ever. and as for Discord while not the best is the most orignal.
all and all very good
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:iconlurks-no-more:
Lurks-no-More Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
Goddamn but you drew them creepy. Great work!
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:iconmushroomjardin:
mushroomjardin Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
That is AWESOME.
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:iconganondox:
Ganondox Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gives me Alice in Wonderland vibes.
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:iconfluttershy87:
Fluttershy87 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
Awesome!
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:iconpinkdragon1227:
Pinkdragon1227 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm in love with Chrysalis over there, but I think the perspective on Discord's hand is looking a bit wonky. Other than that, the shading is awesomely detailed.
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:iconsekele:
Sekele Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
I seriously love the job you did on these two

the patchwork on Discord and the mot-eater clothing of Chrysalis make this work especially well
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:iconburningresurrection:
BurningResurrection Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
I love the desolate-yet-elegant look they both sprout
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:iconanimegx43:
animegx43 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
Worst umbrella ever. XD
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:iconshadeila:
Shadeila Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Discord looks like the gorillas in Tarzan xD
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:iconfundz64:
Fundz64 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
kickass... just kick + ass!
Never figured the lolita look would suit Chrysalis so well!

well done! 'wish i was there in the stream!
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jindra555 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
I have spammed most of my opinions on the stream, so I'll just say it's wicked.
~ That guy Xaverius whose name you can't pronounce
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:iconmaylee:
maylee Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
From now on I'm calling you Professor Xavier in future streams.
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:iconjindra555:
jindra555 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
What did I get into ?
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