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Oil Pastel Series: Princesses and Villains by prismaya Oil Pastel Series: Princesses and Villains by prismaya
Envy, Chaos, Love.

Oil Pastels on three 5x7" pastelbord panels, featuring the three villains and three princesses from My Little Pony:Friendship is Magic. I've bought some nice frames that I'm gonna put these in and perhaps sell them.

I've missed you, oil pastels. It's great to see you again.
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xelianthought Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
Well drawn piece! (though Discord and Celestia look a bit close) Still excellently done.
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ChloeDahlia Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
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valleyviolet Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist
You could also formulate Luna/Nightmare Moon as Neglect (she didn't get equal treatment and that turned her to bitterness and envy) or Discord as Control (he wanted to arbitrarily impose his will on the world, regardless of the wants or needs of the ponies already living there).

I like this series. It's well executed and very thought provoking. :)
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ToxicITZI Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
It all looks amazing!
Although I really have to point out that "Love" isn't very villainous..(also, if you associate such a thing to villain, it makes that villain look a little awkward..:p).
How about, deception or manipulation for the third villain? that sounds like it could better explain Chrysalis's character. :)
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valleyviolet Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist
Love can be remarkably evil. Some of the best villains out there are formed by a desire for love that is undeserved or unrequited. The positive way to deal with such a desire is to let go, heal, and move on... the evil way is to take what you want, even though it's not yours to take.
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ToxicITZI Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
I have never once heard of a love as the one you speak here.
You're probably talking about lustful desires.
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valleyviolet Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist
If you've never encountered such a thing in your life, then I'm very glad for you. :)
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prismaya Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
But "Love" is villainous! It's quite possibly the most villainous thing of all.

For it was love that fed Chrysalis and made her so strong. Deception, manipulation? Just tools in order to get the love she so desired.

And yet it was lovethat defeated her. Her desire and defeat are both entirely about love. And love is Cadance's ability as well, which makes it all the more appropriate. Note the hearts around Cadance that float up to where Chrysalis is. Notice how they start to turn black as if the life is being sucked out of them.

Love. I dunno. I think it's appropriate. (Besides, if you ask around, I'm sure you'll find enough heartbroken people that think love is evil anyway.)
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ToxicITZI Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
I still think that you're actually describing manipulation and deceit, because love may be powerful and all but it's not actually love that leaves such an impact on people. It's the intent behind that love.
The same way Discord's intent is to wreak chaos and Nightmare Moon's is to have her revenge, that's how Chrysalis acts too. She is a manipulative *insert appropriate curse word here*.
Maybe, Lust? Idk.. I just can't see Love as something of a characteristic or motivation for a villain, sorry mate. :)

I still like the drawing though, the idea was really neat. :)
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prismaya Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lust is a sexual desire for somebody and I didn't see any of that in Chrysalis.

Deception and manipulation were tools used by Nightmare Moon and Discord too, remember? Nightmare Moon tried to manipulate/deceive Rainbow Dash with a promise of fame and fortune. Discord successfully manipulated 5 of the mane 6 into becoming the opposite of what they are, and he deceived Dash and AJ with possible horriffic versions of the future.

Chrysalis is no different in that regard, but what makes her stand out is that she consumes love. Cadance makes love. The piece with both of them in it is called love. I don't see the problem.
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