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Siblings in Arms by Zedrin Siblings in Arms by Zedrin
Thanks to all who came out to the Livestream. We had fun with Molestia, Twilight, Sekeltor, and Discord. :u

Wanted to draw Twilight and Shining Armor in, well, armor, and this is what resulted. Somewhat Gundam-inspired, though I've never watched the show, and somewhat inspired by the cyberpony drawing of Vinyl Scratch that was freaking awesome.

I'll have more drawings coming like this soon, and I've learned my lesson about being patient with lineart and shading in general, (and making use of Illustrator's "live trace" feature).

See the speed video of the drawing: [link]

Just Twilight Sparkle:

Just Shining Armor:

Wallpaper:

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:iconzanzoltan:
The colours around this drawing are impressive. Specially the pink shadowing around them both.

I also liked the shadowing and light on the armors. If you take a little time, you can see that you put a lot of effort on the design of the futuristic armor (specially around the designs of the Cutie Marks).

Also, for what you can see in a more detailed point of view, you interacted a little bit with the colours to show a little bit of deepth into the Shield and the Scimitar sword...

The only little problem that I have with this awesome drawing, is the actual lack of background. But that just nitpicking...

Great drawing. Great colours, and Specially a JOLLY GOOD SHOW was made into the making of this great concept art.

Next time, you should do a little "Saint Seiya" cross-over...that would be awesome :D.
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:iconjonruy:
I've always loved the "Ponies in Armor" theme, be it medieval or fantasy. This one is really cool. I like the design of both of their equipment. A lot of detail and complexity always makes Gundam style armor look cooler. I especially like Twilight's visor and Shining's shoulder cannons. There's a lot of detail on them, and yet the background is completely blank. Seems like a missed opportunity.

Also, the magical effects could have been better. They all take the form of a similar pink fog - Twilight, Shining, and the off-screen enemy. Were it not for the individual images in the description, I would have thought Twilight was the one wielding the sword because I couldn't tell the difference. I'm not even entirely sure who's doing what because the entire image is filled with the same pink cloud.

Lastly, this could have been much cooler if the enemy's attack had a lot more impact to it. The two of them holding a cloud at bay is less forceful than, say, deflecting an energy attack of some kind.

Twilight and Shining look really cool in this scene, but the scene itself could have been implemented a bit better.
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:iconmlpfimrox:
MLPFiMRox Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
Can I use the idea of cyber armored-ponies? I'll credit you.
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:iconzedrin:
Zedrin Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Professional Filmographer
sure
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:iconmlpfimrox:
MLPFiMRox Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
Ok. Thanks btw.
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:iconkrysnha:
Krysnha Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
Awesome thanks for sharing
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:iconj25thearcking:
J25TheArcKing Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's so cool, great armor gundams with ponies!
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:iconteh-j0ey:
teh-j0ey Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
Shining looks like a Ponified Gundam mech. And I'm okay with that. =)
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:icondreaddawn:
dreaddawn Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
i just drooled :frustrated:
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Psychosityc Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
just wow!
but just like da critiquers said, da backgrounds kinda empty...
anyway, keep up tha good wrk!
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:iconpokemariofan14:
PokeMarioFan14 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
This is pretty epic! :iconclappingplz:
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:icondarqfangofseido:
DarqfangofSeido Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student Writer
OMG! I saw the speed paint on YouTube! This is freakin' awesome!
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:iconkingfox66:
kingfox66 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
your pics are amazing
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:iconcobeoe:
cobeoe Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
team up!
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:iconking-bing-bing:
king-bing-bing Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
This is just absolutely kick ass. Shining is my favorite pony next to rarity because as a gamer I prioritize on defense so naturally I took a real shine to Armor. No pun intended. I want this a yu-gi-oh mat. BADLY.
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:iconthederpyhobbes29:
Thederpyhobbes29 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks like Kingdom Hearts with all the armor.
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MegaMonZX0-DA Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
I have to say, this is truly awesome. A nice depiction of twilight and shining armor in a science fantasy setting.
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:iconkeaton-furman-prower:
OwO Awesome 8D
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:iconmightymorphinpower4:
MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
Awesome and cool
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:iconxaq10r:
xaq10r Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
This is too awesome for me to come up with a cognitive reply. O.O
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:icondakathi666:
Dakathi666 Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
PONIES IN ARMOR!
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:iconteh-j0ey:
teh-j0ey Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
PONIES IN ARMOR?
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PONIES IN ARMOR!
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:icondakathi666:
Dakathi666 Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
PONIES IN ARMOR?
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:iconteh-j0ey:
teh-j0ey Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
...PONIES IN ARM- -well, you get the idea. =P
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:iconwebkilla:
webkilla Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
gundam ponies

Allofmybits.jpg
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:iconjolteonlover134:
jolteonlover134 Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
cool
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:iconpyrobug0:
Pyrobug0 Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
Pretty sweet.
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:iconfandude12:
fandude12 Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
Let's make this the spin off series!
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:iconsnorlaxshamen:
SnorlaxShamen Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why am I suddenly humming the mm power rangers theme.
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DAloer1030 Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
I saw gundam in it right away, so good job at drawing it if you have never watched the show before. If I had to say, it reminds me of gundam 0083, with Shining Armor as the GP02 and Twilight as the GP01. I do want to know though, what did you get exposed to gundam through if not the show? I know most of the gudams through the Dynasty Warriors Gundam games.
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:iconzedrin:
Zedrin Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Comericals namely for the show on Toonami and the toys. I wasn't going for Gundam, just noticed similarities, so this isn't a crossover. :u
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Orbjinzo Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
This just made it on EQD Drawfriend. I love this so damn epic!
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GeneralDurandal Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
EPIC!!
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:icontemplar127:
templar127 Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
OH GOD!!! SO EPIC!
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:iconserpenttao04:
serpenttao04 Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
EPIC EPIC EPIC EPIC EPIC EPIC EPIC EPIC EPIC

do you still take commissions? T_T
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:iconzedrin:
Zedrin Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Opening them again this week. Got 1 still waiting on me that I'm going to do today and 2 more that came forward to me on FB o.o
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:iconserpenttao04:
serpenttao04 Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
I WANT ONE OF THESE, if it's at all possible xD I'll keep an eye open for your journals!
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:iconzedrin:
Zedrin Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Professional Filmographer
okey dokey lokey :u
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serpenttao04 Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
:dummy:
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:iconzedrin:
Zedrin Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Professional Filmographer
:la:
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serpenttao04 Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
:iconepiclaplz:
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:iconzedrin:
Zedrin Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Professional Filmographer
:iconlaplz:
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Resolve9 Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist
:O
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BladeSquall Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow. So, is this what happens when Twilight and Shining have to find some weapons and armor to fight the hordes?

Because they look really good doing it.
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:iconteh-j0ey:
teh-j0ey Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
:iconthisplz:!
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:iconlexvstee:
Lexvstee Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
Very nice, will we get to see more of this scene?
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:iconzedrin:
Zedrin Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Plan on it. Someone's commissioning me for a 'Tavi and Scratch one atm. And eventually I wanna do ones for Celestia and Luna, as well as Big Mac and AJ.
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Lexvstee Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
I can't wait! :D
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shellcool Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
You have out done yourself for this one, its so awesome :3
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:iconzanzoltan:
Zanzoltan Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
AWESOME, as always :D.
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luckygirl88 Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Student
Its pretty, but I feel the bg is too plain. :/ Needs something and idk why. :C Normally I don't say bad things on your art.
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S0GGY-D0GGY Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
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Um, Awesome!?!?!
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