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Trapped in Stone by Zedrin Trapped in Stone by Zedrin
A system always
reverts to its
most chaotic state.

I was here

So no matter how
you try...

How much

much you
fight it

dictates I
always come

Cover art for the song "Trapped in Stone" (click for link) by LasFas.

I've been meaning to do Discord fanart for a while now. SO, thank you for that, LasFas ;D

I am so out of it today... So much art. No idea how this came out so nicely by comparison.

Feels good, though.
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Vision: You completely deserve 5 stars. It's completely haunting- and you used just the right shades of colors so it is show-accurate but not overwhelmingly enough to detract from the grayscale, gloomy feeling. It's amazing that you made the one active eye full-on colored, my attention was drawn to it right away. Frankly, this Discord scared me! I also like the muddiness of the rain, and the fact that Discord seems to be darker than the stormy sky at some points. Well done. c:
Originality: 3 stars. To be honest, I'd love to give you more. It's not the fact that Discord is an overdone idea- but the fact of him coming back after yet another embarrassing defeat in all his former chaotic terror and glory is over-used just a tad. Yes, it's a new perspective. And if you feel like drawing something- you just do it without thinking of the uniqueness, so it's not like you were evidently trying to break ground here. Forgive me if you were. It's just stone Discord coming back to life- which most bronies have read about, seen, heard songs about, or drawn themselves. So I wish I could give you more- but the general idea doesn't call for that. Sorry. D:
Technique: You deserve a sold 4 stars. c: The color scheme you picked was perfect, with the bleak background it really accentuates that a force to behold is coming back to life. The soft feathering of his wings, despite the texture of stone, appear to be ready for motion of the eager captive. The shading from the lightning is also good, but not too overpowering as some drawings can be. Not only that, but just looking at one work, I can tell you're an amazing artist with a wicked potential to go farther. The only reason I didn't give you the 5th star was the harshness of the cloud, lightning, and rain. The bruised layer that is a backdrop for even the extras looks fine, and well blended. The cloud completely stands out in a not so positive way, as it is a white to the purpley navy of the sky, and there's not a gentle contrast. It kinda takes away from Discord. The lightning, frankly put, looks as if you copy and pasted it or just completely gave up- because it doesn't come out from the cloud well and looks tacky surrounding the statue, even at the point of impact. The rain looks like a muddy brown, which really clashes with the sky and other colors in the picture. Sorry. D:
Impact: I wish I could give you more than five, really. I was looking at this picture on the Drawfriend, and stopped scrolling. It is so haunting. The fact that Discord's body looks like it's screaming to be released into the motion after who knows how long. You can also tell, by his twisted face, he's filled with malice and violence- and the chaotic mind is working ravenously. It's fairly different than the quick-witted, somewhat goody, delusional Discord we know in the show. He's angry now- and there's no stopping him. The fury of Chaos is ready.
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Haunting, eerie and most of all, ominous. The lord of chaos I find is often portrayed in a darker tone than his cartoon self in art, but this piece in particular has a more subtle tone to it's malevolent nature, that most pieces trying to make Discord look more evil than goofy lack.

What I love the most about this piece is the fact that he's only begun to break out of stone, and the world is already turning into a cesspool of chaos by way of a thunderstorm of chocolate rain. It really gives you an idea for how powerful the chimera of anarchy is, and that's part of what makes this so ominous for me. On top of that, you have that eye staring at you, and the dark, brooding grey colors throughout the picture giving an atmosphere of dread for what will happen when he's completely free.

Vision is fabulous. The lightning highlights the stone, and really makes him eye-catching against the backdrop, despite it also being grey like his stone body.

Originality is moderate. Although I think you've brought justice to his escape in Season 2 more than most other works I've seen depicting the same theme, the fact remains it's not that original overall.

Technique is terrific. The strokes on the stone are really well-done, and I love the clouds an individual chocolate rain drops. The lightning bolt's shape looks very convincing, as well.

Overall Impact is Fabulous. The originality may not win you any awards, but hey, originality is impossible these days anyway, haha. Overall, it's a stunning work that I think you should be proud of.
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Razorwingproject201 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Creepy things i see
SnapCentino Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015  Professional Writer
Terrifying and awesome!
Gerbsterpers Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is legitimately creepy- well done!
IJoinedForPonies Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014
That is cool, great work! ^^
LivelyHavoc Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
i like it, also i have a fallout prop anti-material rifle called Entropy, i love my entropy.
Blackvegetable Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
Wow, how wicked! :D
MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
ShaD-23 Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. Discord looks like he's about to get shit done!
Irregular-Entity Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic. Well done.
AkselDog Featured By Owner May 23, 2014
Hard to believe you did this in only two hours. really is spectacular!

Also reminds me of Ghostbusters for some reason.
Milliemewz Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Dang this is so twisted and amazing! So epic!!!
bloody--mascarade Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Professional Photographer
How many times can i favorite this?
brickerfish Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
Based God, is that you? XD, Seriously though, this is fantabulous, impeccable work my good sir ;)
metalsystem761 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
TacoHatchedFromAnEgg Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Student Artist
xormak Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Well done Sir. no further comment.
kniznik Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
And it seems your solution for princess Celestias actions only delayed the inevitable
lazerbem Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
Was he in the middle of a villain song?!
"Be king undisputed,respected,salut-Hey, why are you interrupting me in the middle of- oh god the pain!!!
Zedrin Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Professional Filmographer
It's a never ending cycle--break from the stone, cause chaos, get stopped, allow nature to take its course and become chaotic enough to free him, repeat. After so many cycles he started to have a bit of fun with the entrapment part.
lazerbem Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
Wasn't this the first time he was imprisoned judging by the pose though? Also what do you mean for it to become chaotic enough to free him? I thought he got free because celestia and luna had lost their connection to the elements. By the way that does sound likesomething discord would do xD
Zedrin Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Well, what I described is actually the interpretation of the song :v Check the description.

My PERSONAL headcanon actually states that Luna was sent to the moon because Celestia couldn't fight her and try to purify her without freeing Discord due to the strife, so she banished her as a temporary solution until she could find someone who could purify Nightmare Moon without causing enough chaos to create a second, simultaneous threat.
Psychocatlover911 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
GodzillaKrueger Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Great image. He actually looks intimidating.
Darkhellion2 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
This only took you two hours!? :eyepopping:
That is VERY impressive!
Iguanodragon Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Everything about this is great. you've probably already heard everything about it so I'm not going to say much, but your techniques are very good, what with the eye and the chocolate milk rain. You are spot on with that lightning bolt and the overall feel is impeding doom. I love the feelings you put into your stuff.
BerryPAWNCH Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Ooh holy cow I LOVE the way the lighting was handled in this. It's so freaking epically evil and ominous, and his maniacal dilated eye peering at the viewer just magnifies that. I am awesomely paralyzed with fear, nice work on this one :D
Zedrin Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I just loved having the chance to do Discord fanart AND I HAVE NO IDEA HOW I CRANKED IT OUT IN 2 HOURS.

I think I was mentally buzzed or something cause it all kinda just came together without effort. Need to figure out how to repeat that state <_< >_>
BerryPAWNCH Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013

Dang though, I give you mad props for that mental state. Once you find it again, let me know how you did :D
Zedrin Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Filmographer
well I was awake for about 18 hours that probably helped. And had done 4 commissions that day owo
BerryPAWNCH Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Awake for 18 hours? Hot dang. I'd need my beauty sleep after that long! XD Doing 4 commissions straight probably got you in the zone, it can be rewarding to finish a pic and be motivated to start another immediately after :D
Silvermoonthewolf Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks alot applebloom,sweetie belle, scootalo .3.
Zedrin Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional Filmographer
dern kids!
DoughnutJoe Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Few ponies appreciate the importance of the royal plasterer. Though a simple laborer that spends most of his time fixing cracks in dinged stone walls and worn steps, his dedication to the upkeep and maintenance of the statues in the garden is all that stands between Equestria and an all-powerful god of chaos. :)

Great picture and an awesome description with it.
statoose Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012   Digital Artist
Wow, this is scary. Well done! DarkSuperTails said it well.
LadyFiszi Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Epic pose! So evil :)
Mellowpurr Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
thats really cool!
NavelColt Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is gorgeous <3 The sense of divine power I get off this piece is intense; only part of his head has been released, but already the skies have thickened with pouring chocolate rain. Awesome. Can't wait to see him in Season Three.
Charlesdeleroy Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
*smirks* But Discord, at its utmost end, entropy leads to the most stable and unchanging universal state. The lowest possible energy level. With everything evenly distributed in a thin sea of frigid nutrinos and sluggish photons.

You might even say, that at the very end, entropy leads to eternal order...

Azure888 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
This is both amazing and creepy as fuck at the same time
AnGeLDaRkCiElCroSs Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
Wow, nice speech.
Spartan545 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Student General Artist
Terrafin: That guy owes me FIVE dollars!!!
GeneralDurandal Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
Fantastic work :clap:
FiMvisible Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
This is great. Almost unsettling. :D
AuroraChiaro Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This came out extremely amazing which is why it's already been faved. I admire your attention to detail, as well I love how he is about to come alive once again. Very beautiful and powerful at the same time:wow:but you already knew that ;)
Alfamaxis Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
at first i read not LasFas , FatAss XD
LasFas Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Alfamaxis Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
The onlything i can say is... South Park...
LasFas Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
The songs aren't *fat*, they're long. There's a difference.
Alfamaxis Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
I was talking about Cartman

Every episode someone have ot say that he`s Fat ass XD
Banzibean Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist
Holy shit. I'm getting chills here, Your freaking amazang. D: :D
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