Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
×




Details

Submitted on
March 5, 2012
Image Size
824 KB
Resolution
1000×1000
Submitted with
Sta.sh
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
4,759
Favourites
147 (who?)
Comments
26
Downloads
84
×
Future Twilight by TopGull Future Twilight by TopGull
Ever since I saw Princess Celestia and Nightmare Moon in the season 1 opener, I kinda figured the whole "ethereal space mane" thing was a side effect of being a powerful magic user. That, and the altered proportions, too, I guess. So this is my take on what a time-travelling Twilight Sparkle would look like in the future. What do you think?

I'm trying to push myself to draw more detailed backgrounds. I'm pretty happy with how this one turned out, but I know I can do better. If you have any ideas/advice/constructive criticism that could help me improve, I'd love to hear it.

EDIT: Fixed some bad edges, added some slight shading, and completely repainted the bookshelf.

Twilight Sparkle (C) Hasbro
Add a Comment:
 
:icondragonjek:
Dragonjek Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I like the aurora borealis effect.
Reply
:iconblaze-drag:
Blaze-Drag Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
I love the style of the mane, plus the idea of having it be an aurora, but I agree that the mane needs an outline. Luna's mane might be translucent, but it still has an outline which helps it not look weird. Plus it helps tell the mane and tail apart in shots like this.

Regardless, this is awesome.
Reply
:iconultimatebloodmoney:
UltimateBloodMoney Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
damn...that is good
Reply
:iconcyberpanda2000:
Cyberpanda2000 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
A bit less ethereal maybe? It kind of looks like she is bald. And If you look at the alicorns, neither of them have completely transparent manes, just Luna has a partially transparent one. Just to mention, the background is absolutely fantastic. The idea is good, but needs improving.
Reply
:iconvirgil592:
virgil592 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
I like the Big Boss version better.
Reply
:iconmlpgzillastarwarsfan:
mlpGzillastarwarsfan Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Twilight: I HAVE BECOME A BEING OF PURE ENERGY.
RD: Without pants!
Twlight: YES, WITHOUT PANTS.
Reply
:iconfanthrose:
Fanthrose Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
Never would have thought of an aurora for Princess Twilight's hair. BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reply
:icongamtav-4ever:
Gamtav-4ever Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks so cool! In an episode or two, there is going to be a future twilight that warns twilight about something dangerous happening! Is that where you got this idea or did you not know?
Reply
:icontopgull:
TopGull Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yup! I got the idea for this after seeing the episode announcement on EqD.
Reply
:iconlavazombie:
LavaZombie Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I had a similar hypothesis. I thought that this future Twilight would say something along the lines of, "Be warned! You may never see your future if you remain their friends!"
Reply
:icongamtav-4ever:
Gamtav-4ever Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh ok cool :)
Reply
:iconsanryn:
Sanryn Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Ethereal Space Mane sounds awesome and legit.

Looks great! I wonder what Future Twilight (and the rest of the ponies) will look like in the next episode.
Reply
:iconwindtiger:
WindTiger Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
Now that's something new to see. There are many, many version of Twilight as alicorn or being a bit older. All of them had her mane the "usual way", not like Celestia and Luna. I have to say that idea of making her mane as aurora was not only original but also interesting. I really like the effect, although ust as you wrote, there are few things that you need to work on.
First, but there is an "IF" in that sentence :). If you want to make her mane "like space" one, you shouldn't let the outlines of her body that are behind that aurora be seen. Neither Celestia nor Luna when some part of her bodies are behind tail or mane are seen. But that of course if you want to do it the way that it is in cartoon. You draw that aurora very well and nice. Good thing.
And now about the rest. As for main character, she is draw ok, but the background could use a bit of lifting. Background in cartoon are simple, but still not as simple as those books on the shelves. You probably draw it with big brush as just one or few strokes. Those books have irregular backs, standing on half-circle or even floating in the air. Not the best thing. And basicly the background looks flat. Well you did manage to make the window have that convex shape and effect AND the sky is lovely with all stars, but still the rest of it just doesn't look that well. So I recommend to watch episodes and look at the backgrounds, first copy them, experiment and then you will be able to draw them by yourself.
Reply
:icontopgull:
TopGull Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woah! Thanks! That's the kind of review I'm looking for!
I experimented with making the mane and tail completely opaque, but I decided that too much of Twilight's figure was obscured and the pose was lost. And while Celestia's and Luna's are opaque, NMM's mane and tail are actually slightly transparent.
I admit I got lazy with the books. Drawing dozens of similar, small background objects just isn't all that much fun. I noticed the flatness of the background, too, but I didn't have any good ideas on how to fix it. I'll definitely go back and study the show again. That's how I learned the anatomy of the characters, so now I'll just have to focus on the backgrounds.
Reply
:iconwindtiger:
WindTiger Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
To be true I went to first episodes to see NMM again and yeah you right that she had a bit of transparent in her.
I know that drawing same objects in the background can be a bit boring. Well then go to another drawing, and go back when you will renew your energy and finish up details. With stars on the sky and on mane and tail you did a wonderful job. Maybe because they were smaller, but still there a quite a bit of them. So now you will just have to practice other background or their elements. And you're welcome ^^.
Reply
:iconbeckit:
Beckit Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
I think it's pretty spot on, normally I don't like it when people turn Twilight into something she's not (add wings and call her a princess, etc.) but the fact your artist comments states why you've drawn her this way and it actually makes sense and is a logical reason behind her appearance changing, makes me think differently about this piece.

I love how you've made the pink and purple lines in her mane and tail look like an aurora. It ties in with the astronomical theme Hasbro have set very nicely indeed. :3
Reply
:icondraco-mcwherter:
Draco-McWherter Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
That looks completely awesome. And I love how, especially how one of the other commenters pointed out her being something that could tie them closer together. Their names make it seem like they did that on purpose. maybe they did heh. Great job though.

Pointers on backgrounds. The details are very good, however, I do see a few things that could have some work on them. You did rather well with the front books with having them smoothed out with the edges, but the edges in the background, mostly seen clearer on the pillar seem a bit pixelated. Perhaps a bit of softening would help that a wee bit. The view outside of the window is magnificent. Keep up the good work
Reply
:icontopgull:
TopGull Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! I see what you mean... I'm still trying to figure out the best way to handle the transparency of edges in GIMP. I'll fix that and post a new version soon.
Reply
:icondraco-mcwherter:
Draco-McWherter Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
Awesome. ^^ From what I heard from my friend, GIMP is hard to work at times. So I'm quite impressed with your work so far. I'll look forward to seeing some of your future works. ^^
Reply
:iconchjees:
ChJees Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
Twilight, the bridge between day and night.
Reply
:iconcasserolepony:
casserolepony Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
It would awesome if you were right!
Looks nice and very good quality and concept!
Reply
:iconrekiara:
Rekiara Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice concept, awesome execution! I absolutely love the way you styled her mane here - it's quite stunning.
Reply
:icontopgull:
TopGull Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconreallylikehermaneplz:
Reply
:iconsinayastarchild:
SinayaStarChild Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
her mane reminds me of the northern lights, very nicely done! :clap:
Reply
:icontopgull:
TopGull Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, that's exactly what I was going for!
Reply
:iconsinayastarchild:
SinayaStarChild Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
beautiful job~
Reply
Add a Comment: