This is my second submission for the Artist Training Grounds’ week 11 theme: draw a pony fighting a boss. So I’ve mentioned before how I thought Twilight was really tough and badass. And then proceeded to write/draw a bunch of stuff that basically crapped all over her. So now it’s time to own up to the badass part. Here she is fighting a boss… that is like a giant evil shadow unicorn pony… uh, thing (don’t ask, I was making it up as I went along). Anyway, this is supposed to be years down the line when Twilight has become a master magess and accumulated a few extra toys. Just look at that smug smile. Big intimidating thing? No problem! She’s got three spells (meteors, triple telekinesis and the shield) going and she’s not even breaking a sweat. The light orb is supposed to be firing some sort of beam. The dark orb and mysterious tome are just kind of sitting inert, I guess since she doesn’t want to waste magical energy overkilling the boss.
Anyway, on to the technical stuff. The light sources will haunt me forever. I had way more than I was ready to handle and what’s more, they started affected each other. I think I did a pretty good job getting it all figured out. I think. I used the usual trio of 2H-HB-2B to shade, plus managed to successfully add the 4B and make it work (I used it to shade the boss and add a bit to the finger smudged background).