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Defiance by Ahrimatt Defiance by Ahrimatt
Dear Princess Celestia,

Today I learned a very valuable lesson about friendship. Friends are easily decieved and abused. And so are you, Princess.

You have fulfilled your purpose in granting me the powers of an alicorn, but now you are nothing more than a hindrance to my studies. You have expended your usefulness to me, and as such I need you no longer.

What exactly am I talking about, you may wonder? It's simple, really. You thought me the most talented unicorn in Equestria, but have you ever wondered why is that? There are powers lying beyond your grasp, Princess, powers that you'd call forbidden and dangerous. Powers that have found me worthy the day you met me, powers I have studied for years. And now, thanks to your 'blessing', I shall wield them boundlessly.

The final summoning is soon to be complete, and once it is done you will hear of me no more. I can hear their whispers in my head, they are calling to me, they want me to unlock their final secrets... and I am more than willing to answer their call.

Take heed, Princess. Dark clouds gather upon the horizon.

Your former student, Twilight Sparkle.


This... this turned out to be quite different to what I originally imagined. But I think it looks just as good, or perhaps even better than the first idea. It's gotta be my first non-vector work that took me some effort to make, but I have to say, I really like it the way it is. And trust me, I don't often like what I make.

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Outstanding! Inspiring! The best work as always! I love it!
Just for critique, the position of the face is somewhat off taking a look at this masterpiece. But still, it's magnificent!
The way you did the shading is like 3D realism! I would think of the picture as Twilight no longer a princess eversince Celestia forsakened her, but then tries to kill her. And in the end, is banished forever.
I don't know what else to say, for this is beautiful and awesome! Keep this up and your work will improve in no time! All you need is improvement and respect.
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Hello there! This is a very lovely piece and I would like to give you some feedback for it. I'm sorry if some of my critique might sound rude for this but I'm trying to be helpful.

First off, I'm not really trying to your not good at making ideas but the idea of Twilight betraying Celestia has been used since the show was first created and even since Twilight was turned into an alicorn. I'm not trying to say that your not creative but its just a point that this is a very over used idea and it becomes a bit boring to read the back stories even if they are interesting, I know it is just going to be the same thing over again.

Next, shading is wonderful. I can tell the sign isn't suppose to be too bright and it faintly glows. I also really like how the moon clashes with the lighting of the sign as well.
The only thing that brothers me about this lighting is that,there doesn't seem to be much red light on Twilight. I get that it is a faint light but I would figure that this would be reflected onto Twilight herself.
Just another thing to add. The magic(I'm guessing so) raising from the sign seems to be too solid. I suggest that this should be make transparent so that it doesn't block out the background too much.
Other then that, everything seems to be find with the lighting and is really done well.

Now, Twilight is drawn really well. There isn't a lot of glaring details in this that are easy to point out if any. Though, I have seen some details though.

The right(my right) back leg looks like it just cuts off. I'm not sure if that was because the ponies legs are normally skinny or you didn't draw it in by accident. All I can say for that since a leg is easy to fix and there isn't much detail to go into the topic of how pony legs should be drawn correctly, that maybe you should make the inside of the leg more visible.

Also the wings are a bit odd looking. I mean they do look like feathered wings and not just a big pile of hair or fur like I see most of the time. The only reason why I point them out is that birds in natural aren't able to have wings open like that if the wings are pointing backwards. If they are pointing forward then I can see how that would work and I can accept that but in the picture, I'm almost thinking that the wings are slightly pointed backwards but then again I could be wrong.

Lastly, the background. I have to say that this is a really well done. The open textbook and the wheel that can be slightly seen in the background is really good I have to say.
I do have just a small bone to pick with how some of the books are standing straight up without support on the bottom shelf. I know physics don't really have to be applied to a piece but considering that I know quite a bit about this type of science it bugs me a bit. Thankfully though, like stated early, this is not a glaring error that stands outs even people who know a lot about science and study art. The error is not easily reconsidered so that's a good start if you noticed after you have drawn a picture that there is a minor error. The books on the bottom shelf seem to be strangely propped up. I would suggest that if you do go back and touch up this picture in the future(or not but for future reference) it might be better to bring those two books closer together or have them both leaning on each other. I hope that wasn't too confusing...

Thank you for reading my critique and I hope that you improve and have future success if I don't see or talk to you again.

Have a nice day/evening/night/morning/(etc.)
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Necroant Featured By Owner Edited 1 day ago
>will here of me

ehm, 'hear'?
Ahrimatt Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's been almost 2 years and just now someone noticed :iconfacepalmplz:

Thanks, edited.
Necroant Featured By Owner Edited 1 day ago
Shit hapens. Great art btw, i like how Twilight looks not so much stereotypically evil as just grumpy.
Urvy1A Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
All hail Tyrant Sparkle
HailMyself Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
Great, now she call for The Dark Gods from Warhammer 40K. Just great. Like Discord is not enough Chaos already.
Ahrimatt Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There is never enough chaos.
Davaughanbro2 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013
Ia! Ia! Cthulhu Fhtagn! Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn!

All of my yes to this. 
Ahrimatt Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
bolemis Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
Oh my god yes! I demand more of this dark (half dark) stuff!
Ahrimatt Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm sure I had something sketched out already...

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