This picture was originally just going to be a picture of battle-worn and battered Shining Armour in his more practical Captain of the Royal guard uniform of my own design. But suddenly a wild Twilight Sparkle Unicorn appeared and did battle with our valiant royal guard.
I guess if I were to come up with a story for this, Twilight had been corrupted and one of the ponies she saught out on her path of vengeance happened to be her brother, who is refraining from attacking her. But even as powerful an Aegist-based unicorn such as he cannot hold back against the element of Magic herself, right?
Not much story behind this. There was originally going to be a background to this set place in a battle scene but after I got lazy and began repeating the same two ponies to make up a huge army, I felt far less satisfied in it considering the effort put into these two, so have them on their lonesom (in 1080p no less! There's a first, a proper 16:9 resolution picture)
Ponies belong to our supreme overlord
Picture took 8 hours from start to finishIf you would like a commission, check out the Journal entry