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Be Prepared! (sketch) (UPDATED!) by Longinius-II Be Prepared! (sketch) (UPDATED!) by Longinius-II
So yeah... Ummm, Let me explain.

I had this idea, and to make this a reality will require every las bit of my skill and energy! A lot of thinsg about this pic will be challenges for me. It will have to have a really extensive background, a lot of lighting effects and shadows, and contrast. Also the positioning of everything in the pic will need to be arranged very carefully for it to work. :D So I hope that you gusy will be able to give me some feedback, and tell me your thoughts!

I'm very excited working on this picture! And I will tell you now, Sombra is teh sexyness to draw! I love his design, regardless of what you guys tell me. I will forever like him. :D And drawing Celestia angry is VERY difficult. I'm so used to drawing her with a serene face that this looks so terrifying. D8
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!UPDATE! Now with a hundred percent more Luna! 8D

Now my only question is what else to do with the background, I've been toying with a few ideas, but I don't want it to be too busy since The image is going to be very busy already. :P
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:iconzalafina:
Zalafina Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
Not coloured yet? =O
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:iconlonginius-ii:
Longinius-II Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think I bit more than I can chew with this one.... I dunno how I'd ever be able to finish it...
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:iconzalafina:
Zalafina Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
AWW... :(

That's disappointing to hear. I was hoping it would be coloured, in time.

This piece is one of your BEST pieces (not that your other pieces are bad, by any means)!
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Longinius-II Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nyam I knooow, and I also want to see it finished, but I just don't know how I would really do it. (And commissions keep me very busy) I will do my best to try and re-visit it, to get it coloured!
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:iconzalafina:
Zalafina Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
And that's all I needed to hear! =D

Hope that it shall be completed, someday!
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Alumx Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So pretty :3
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Longinius-II Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thankies. :D
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:iconluckynchance:
LuckyNChance Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Student General Artist
ACTION! LIGHTNING! CRYSTALS! Needs more stairs though.
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:iconlonginius-ii:
Longinius-II Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh god no, I am NOT drawings stairs. XD Those are such a pain.
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LuckyNChance Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Well I hope to see more of this soon, stairs or not.
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:icontryhardbrony:
TryHardBrony Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Comin along great man! Keep it up! :D
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Longinius-II Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I will do my best with it! 8D
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Sugar-Bolt Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sombra is sexy.....
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HellKnightDan Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
And that's the Luna we all love ^^.
The picture has improoved when adding Luna, and scenery. Really hoping to seeing it, great job for now
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Longinius-II Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Everything imporves with Luna!

I will do my best. :D
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HellKnightDan Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Surely does, actually it's a 20% cooler.
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:iconleviadragon99:
leviadragon99 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Huh, no pupils on Luna... foreshadowing of the nightmare years?
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:iconlonginius-ii:
Longinius-II Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not really, it's just part of her spell effect. :D
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:iconleviadragon99:
leviadragon99 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
Huh, okay then.
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Anzu18 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Yess, yesss!! :D More Luna and cryssstalsss! :3 Can't wait for the final version! :squee:
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Longinius-II Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Both improve a picture by a country mile. 8D

I'll do my best. :D
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DragonCount Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! Just... WOW!!! :D
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TwilightIsMagic Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Student General Artist
The background... hmm, if you want something generally limited but still fully environmental, you could try the top of the Crystal Palace, where the Heart was found. Near the edge, but not near enough to see the city well, so that you'll only get the mountains in the distance and the sky as well as those archways through which it is seen. It can survive without much detail, with most of the focus being on the circle with these three, but it will be just perfect.

On a different note, possible future commissions... Man, your armour and clothing style would be absolutely perfect for what I have in mind. I hope you'll open them sometime, and that it won't be too late by then.
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Longinius-II Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is definitely a good suggestion, and one of my ideas was something like that. Simplicity over anything elaborate. (outdoors backgrounds are just so haaaaard) But then again, what else would this picture require?

Eheheh, I am so bad with commissions though, I am slow as hell for one thing. XD
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ThatWittyObserver Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
I wasn't prepared for this...
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Longinius-II Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Eheheh, I don't think I was either. :P
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LeraDraco69 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You don't need to necessarily add anymore detail to the background than what you have here. I think doing a darker/celestial motif might work out. Just use a couple of colors. Dark purples, blues, a little pink.
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Longinius-II Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mmmm, But I kind of want it to be a real scene in a rea lplace rather than just a disembodied bunch of characters.
That's why this pic is going to be such a challenge. :P
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LeraDraco69 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm...Then inside of a cookie factory. Lots and lots of cookie carnage. J/k. Can't think of anything else at the top of my head. I'll let you know if I come up with something before you do.
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AlphaPegasi Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
"Insert Luna here" - it is so canon it could be the show's slogan :(

The pic looks very nice so far, the coolness of Sombra's outfit is already visible :)
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Longinius-II Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahahah, I know right? well, I hope we see more of her later. :D

Thanks, I loved putting additional design elements to his armour. :D
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Magrior Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
Very promising so far, excited to see how it will turn out in the end ^-^
I already love the detail on the armor :P
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Longinius-II Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, I will do my best not to dissapoint. :D

Armour is fun to draw on ponies. :D
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Magrior Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
You're very welcome

Cant say how much fund it is to draw armour (on ponies) but it certainly is a joy to look at! Especially when they have intricate details like these etchings ^^
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Longinius-II Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, happy to hear that ya like to watch it. :D
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Magrior Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Glad to be able to give a little of that back :D

Also, while I'm at it, let me tell you how gorgeous your "Rarity's Secret" Collection looks! It's really amazing! Awesomely drawn ponies combined with such detailed lingerie... ._.
It's really great, hope you'll also continue those.
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Longinius-II Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Eheheh, well today is your lucky day then, since I am finished with another one, and I will submit it later on today. ;)

So look forward to that.
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HellKnightDan Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sombra is cool, but you know, the episodes where...a bit typical. Sombra was there for...two seconds, dind't actually do anything like Nightmare Moon or Discord.
His expresion here is great, but I think the pose is a bit soft to be in the middle of a battle. Celestia is great, it sure looks a difficult character to draw angry.
But the best thing of all is the fact that you'll get Luna in there ^^Brohoof for that.
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Longinius-II Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mmm, but that's why we have fanart and fanfics! We can give him the personality that he deserves! We've done it for every background character, why not him? 8D

Mmm, my idea was that he's focusing on celestia, bracing for a possible attack with the crystal's bursting out of the ground to protect him. :D Happy ya like Celestia, she was much more difficult to draw.

And I couldn't leave Luna behind! It was them tiogether that defeated Sombra after all. :D
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HellKnightDan Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Agreed, Sombra needed some more protagonism.

Looks promising, so please give us some more of your incredible art ^^ with Luna and all X3
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Longinius-II Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I will do my best to provide even better artwork in the future. :D
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HellKnightDan Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I meant I was hopping to see the picture finished, but that is awesome too ;3
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sixpathoffriendship Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Just Awesome! and in HD.
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Longinius-II Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. :D

HD? XD How so?
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sixpathoffriendship Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
All your beautiful pieces are in High Definition, and I love it!
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leviadragon99 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
Ahh, that should be quite epic.

And I don't mind Sombra's design, it's just his personality and plans seemed a bit stock.
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Longinius-II Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hope it will be!

Bring in the fandom-engine! We will give him the personality and backstory he deserves!
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leviadragon99 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Heh, well good luck with both those endeavours...
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Zalafina Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
This looks flippin' epic! I can't wait for the final version! I have found my future wallpaper!
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Longinius-II Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! Happy you like it. :D
The final pic is gonna be huuuuuge. XD
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