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Discord - Master of Ponies by PhantomBadger Discord - Master of Ponies by PhantomBadger
EDIT: Wallpaper version: [link]


My Poor Photoshop, It was screaming during the making of this !

WALL OF TEXT INCOMING:

Now, since almost a year ago when I started pony art, I've toyed with the idea of making a parody of the poster for Metallica's Master of Puppets album. And it was only this week where I thought, "Why not ?" and so I set out to design and make this, and it was bloody hard.
As a start, I had to make a compromise with the text, as the original poster (seen here: [link]) has a wooden effect on the text, which I couldnt recreate without it looking terrible, so I instead tried to recreate the Marble-effect text seen on the album cover.
The text was actually made in Adobe Illustrator, as my Photoshop is too old to have 3D capabilities, unfortunately this means that it lagged the fuck out of the program whilst I was using it.
The gravestones were vectored, and unfortunately I couldnt get them to have the same 'angled' effect that the originals had without messing up the piece. I scaled down the amount of gravestones to 6 to represent the Mane 6, and then enforced this idea with Twilight's Crown/Tiara thingie instead of the soldier's helmet on the far left. I also toyed with the idea of inscribing the cutie marks onto the gravestones, but I felt this detracted too much from the original.
The grass was by far one of the hardest parts, and I ended up vectoring lots of blades of grass and then having some overlay layers to provide some variety and shading to the clump.
The sunset was actually me going way out of my comfort zone, as I more-or-less painted the clouds ontop of the gradient, using some old grunge brushes to give them a frayed edge.
The hands of Discord was a bit of a challenge and I did them both like 4 or 5 times before I was happy with them, using lots of references from the two episodes he was in.

The Master of Puppets album was actually the album that got me into Metal, and while it's not my favourite Metallica album, it's one of their most iconic imo.

Now time for the credits;

All credit for the original concept and design of the Master of Puppets poster/album cover go to Don Brautigam, Peter Mensch and Metallica.
All credit for Discord, My Little Pony and any associated products go to Hasbro, Lauren Faust and any third parties.

Please; Let me know what you think, I was also toying with the idea of releasing this as a shirt design, or a poster or something ;)
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AsherFries Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahahahahahahaha! XD
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Mane-Shaker Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Remembers me something...

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Sweet-Insanity-Model Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Just a perfect combo between my favorite character from MLP and one of my favorite band ♥
Thank you so much! It's perfect!
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PhantomBadger Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
I'm glad you like it :) Metallica is easily one of my favourite bands too!
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Zury254958 Featured By Owner Edited 6 days ago  New member
lemme ask PhantomBadger was that pinkamena (yes i am a brony) pic from a profile or from like a selection :D
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CrucifyTheWolf Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Student General Artist
One word:

Brilliant. 
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PhantomBadger Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
Two words:
Thank you

<3
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CrucifyTheWolf Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Welcome :'D.
Seriously, I've actually been growing to love Metallica lately and this FITS. I think it has something to me loving the albums Kill Em All, Ride the Lighting, Master of Puppets, ...And Justice for All, a bit of The Black Album, and of course, Death Magnetic. 
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PhantomBadger Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
Those are some damn good albums right there ;p
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CrucifyTheWolf Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Student General Artist
:'D Yeah they are!I dunno about Load/Re-Load/St. Anger though. My friend who got me into the band did NOT like them.

Lulu..well..we all know how THAT came out.
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