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Shadow Ponies Character Sheet by Starbat Shadow Ponies Character Sheet by Starbat
Well, in case anyone was interested in what I was up to behind the scenes, during this relative hiatus in the last several weeks, it was working on a prospective MLP fan-film, called Regal, headed by one Ian Ballinger :iconmarshan3q:.

Regal was intended to be the story of Equestria being completely taken over by Changelings, the princesses being kidnapped, and the Mane 6, our heroines, had to rescue them and all of Equestria against seemingly insurmountable odds.

But as it turns out, the Regal film was not to be. It has now come to my attention that it has been canceled. Just as well that it happened sooner, rather than later, when more time and effort had been invested.

The Bright side? I get to share with you what I created as a concept artist for this film project. I mostly did “bad guy” character designs. Any and all constructive criticism is welcome.

Above are depicted the Shadow Ponies; an original concept for Minions of Sombra. I hope you like them. :)

I will probably move to my scraps later.
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:iconphenometron:
Sombra never kidded around during his rule. These Shadow Ponies are real trouble.
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:iconvoidspawnpony:
voidspawnpony Dec 16, 2013  Student Artist
These kind of ponies are all over the place nowadays, i am constantly seeing all sorts of OC's which are based on the idea of Shadow ponies. I was wondering did you make these before or after the concept of shadow ponies were commonplace?
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:iconstarbat:
Starbat Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I came up with these very early in 2013, during the winter.  Almost a year ago.  But I did not post them publicly until April, as the time stamp indicates. 

I'd like to think my character sheet had some influence, but it would have to be the case that the influx of other "shadow ponies" came AFTER I posted this.  You would know better than me, apparently.  I haven't really been paying attention to this trend.

It could also be the case that, because this is not a particularly original idea, it's perfectly plausible that others came up with similar concepts independently. 
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:icona-hardie:
Do you mind if I use these and the obsidians? I'm working on something, but they will be repurposed as Nightmares
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:iconstarbat:
Starbat Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure, go right ahead.

Will this be a picture or a fanfiction?

Either way, link me to it when it's done.  I'm sure I'd like to see.  :)
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:icona-hardie:
Currently this is a planned fan episode, Zachary Rich gave me a few pointers to get permission
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:iconstarbat:
Starbat Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oooh, interesting.  I'd love to see any version of these guys come to life in an animation.  :D

Are you an animation student though, like Zachary was?  I think that was a big factor in him being able to get legal permission.
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:icona-hardie:

I was a student when I began it, i have a tentative permission granted until production begins. If they say no....well I'm still gonna do it

 

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Starbat Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see.  Well good luck with it.   :)
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:icona-hardie:
Actually, whilst I won't ask you to tie yourself down to anything for now, I am going to need a few concept artists. Creating maquettes I can do, but the antagonist we have requires some more finese with suitable locale
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