--------------- iPhone wallpapers: 320x480
; 640x960 Chrysalis separately: zutheskunk.deviantart.com/art/… Baby Discord's design is based on the one by Anima-dos. Original vector, no tracing involved. I can share the SVG file if you'll ask me through a private message.
(25.07.2012) The image went through a few smaller or bigger changes and improvements (thanks to Trotsworth
's critique and suggestions). The old version can be found here (for comparison): sta.sh/01c4a2r5hpa7
Also, featured in EqD's Drawfriend #514! www.equestriadaily.com/2012/07…
On 1st July, MLPFriendshipIsMagic
group came up with a contest
to draw anything featuring at least two MLP villains. I was originally considering various silly ideas, like Chrysalis and NMM chilling on a sponge swimming in a kitchen sink, but didn't settle on anything up until recently, when they posted a reminder about the deadline (25th July). Then I randomly got the idea to draw the 3 main villains (Nightmare Moon, Discord and Queen Chrysalis) as babies, in roughly this setting you see here.
The idea evolved a bit in the process; for example, the initial idea was to completely exaggerate the size of Chrysalis' horn and to turn it into a tree on which Discord would be lying, but it was quickly changed into Discord lying on his own tail and simply supporting himself on Chrys' horn. Not that he needs to do so, considering that he's not supposed to make sense.
Another idea that got evolved is that originally, I wanted to put a firefly on Chrys' nose and make her being surrounded by a bunch of them. Then at some point, a light-bulb turned on in my head and I decided to use parasprites instead. Funny little critters; drawing them all with different expressions was a blast.
Originally, the parasprite on Chrys' nose was supposed to face her, but since it would be hard to indicate it, I decided to go with him being all trollish, complete with a trollface. I still made him shiny, as a reminiscent of the initial fireflies idea. I like to think that he's that last Yellow Lum from Rayman 2 (the one that gets eaten by Captain Razorbeard).
Since the initial idea for the image was roughly fitting the size of an iPhone wallpaper, I decided to go for it. People with iPhones should be able to get some cool wallpapers once in a while, don't you think?
What else can I say aside of that? I don't know. Enjoy the image.
PS: I wonder if there's anybody recognizing the reference behind those swirls that surround Discord.
--------------- Based on "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic" by Lauren Faust.