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Aftermath by Zubias Aftermath by Zubias
Edit: Colored version is up. Tell me what you guys think.

Edit 2: Fixed some of the things pointed out in the comments.

Right, got this one colored and fixed Golds nose a bit. I kinda like how this turned out, even though that smoke looks bit too solid in my opinion. Tripwires expression seems to have changed a bit as well probably due to the coloring of her eyes,. I tried to give her a look of barely contained grief that she tried to hide under a mask of determination, dunno really if that worked out properly.

I tried to make the background a bit different from my usual all grey and rocky stuff and added some small details in there. I also wanted the ruins to smolder still, hence the glow. Might be a bit too much, but see how overboard I went with the flames in the prequel picture this at least keeps up with that. :)

This takes places a day after the destruction of Utopia, Tripwire and Gold leaving the ruins to find out why this happened. The Golden Cap Caravans are responsible but the reasons to why they used so extreme methods is not yet known. Maybe there`s more to them than ruthless business methods, or they are being used by some other faction... Thats something I need to figure out.

Fallout: Equestria setting by Kkat
Characters belong to me.
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fuzzyveevee Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
I hadn't even noticed you'd edited this with the stuff in the background. Really helps add more weight to it all. :)
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Zubias Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, it looks way better this way. :)
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Ballistic456 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
HAHA! Coloured! Wow... you've done it again! Excellent job.
One question: How do you get the poses correct? I use guidelines, but I fail to retain a pony shape sometimes.
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Zubias Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, glad you like it. ^^

I tend to make really rough sketches, basically just circles and some lines where the legs should be to get the pose how I want it to be and then flesh it out and add some details.
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Shamanguli Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
On muuten hieno! Vastaavia näkee ihan liian vähän, kun kaikki tuntuu aina olevan digitaalisesti tehty.
My hat's off to you, sir!
Also, dem_hooves ^^
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Zubias Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Kiitoksia! Olen minäkin pari kertaa miettinyr jotain tabletin ostoa mutta mutta nuo tavalliset kynät vaan tuntuu luonnolliselta kädessä. Ja hapsukaviot rulaa ^^
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Muketti Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Vau täs on jotenkin mukavan synkkä värimaailma, muutenkin hieno :)
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Zubias Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Kiitos kovasti. Olen itsekin aika tyytyväinen tuohon väritykseen, saisi vaan pidettyä tason samana jatkossakin. :)
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SubjectSigma77 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
A sad day in Equestrian history :(
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Zubias Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Indeed :(
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Coofoo6 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Man. I love how you put so much detail into these.
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Zubias Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! Hoping to improve my backgrounds still, I find drawing those quite challenging.
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Coofoo6 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Everyone does. -_-;
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Pantzar Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like these series, and your fluffy ponies are as amazingly looking as ever. Also, the hat on the tomb is a very nice touch..

Things that did stands out to me though.. The sign, it looks almost identical to the ground, Tripwire dosnt seems to cast a big enough shadow and it is hard to get feel for the horizon, as Fuzzy said, a hill or perhaps even a SPP tower in the background to make you get that feel of depth.

Oh and something I havnt mentioned before, but that I think you do very well is the destinc different in models/muzzles when it comes to mares and stallions, something I have to work at myself..
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Zubias Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a ton for the feedback, very much appreciated! You are absolutely right about the sign and the shadow, gotta keep those things in mind in the future.

I struggled a lot at first when drawing stallions, but drawing Gold has been a really great practice method. :)
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fuzzyveevee Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
Ah, excellent stuff. Aye, Goldy is definitely fixed up a good bit here. The general environment looks great. Lots more twigs and detail than just brown. I'd maybe have liked to see some hills or further off things to break up the top left of the piece a little, which could have been layed behind the smoke to have give it more distinction against the sky. Just an idea. :)

But really, for all that I point out things, I really love the continuing series of this stuff. The designs just keep refining and evolving. Like only now did I notice the turn ups on Gold's legs.
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Zubias Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a bunch for the feedback! Yeah I can see what you meant with the hills.

Those sleeves were in my earliest sketches for Gold, but they ended up on his design only quite recently when I came up with that newest armor design for him, as did the bandanna. I think in my earliest drawings he wore a leather west in addition to those, which made him look basically like a Golden haired Han Solo as a Pony. :P But I would be lying if I said that there wasnt any of the good hearted scoundrel archetype in him.
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fuzzyveevee Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Haha, well, every character has an element of that. Murky is very much a revival of, well "Fievel" from An American Tail. I think the mor epeople simply learn to embrace it, admit it and uniquify it, the better off things get.

To be honest, I kinda hear a Shining Armour style voice when I think of Goldie. Maybe it's the strong but somewhat adorably goofy look. ;)
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Zubias Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Now that you mention it, I can see the Fievel influence in Murky. I also got an urge to watch that movie again, havent seen it in ages.

Yeah, Gold would probably sound a bit like Shining Armor. :)
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fuzzyveevee Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
That is a very specific "Someone is going to hurt." face going on there. Boy oh boy Tripwire is mad.

You know I was about to suggest something to perhaps bring out 'the feels' a little more. Then I noticed the graves.

Yup there they go. There goes my feels. Damn man, that's sad. :(
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Zubias Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad that the atmosphere I went for came trough, hopefully I can pull off the colors properly as well :)
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Ballistic456 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yet another smashing piece, Zubias! And Tripwire's face :'(

Some smoke lines are visible in the background and you said you would finish those in colour. Will the smoke be a case of colouring those lines or are you using them as a guide?
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Zubias Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, glad you like it :). The lines in the sketch are a there just to give me a idea where I want the smoke to be in the finished piece.
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