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Awakening by Adalbertus Awakening by Adalbertus
Well this took me some time to finish. Mostly because of all the distractions, but I coloring this picture was a tough task and I'm not really happy how it turned out in the end.

And since so many of you asked about the story behind the pictures, I might sit down one day and write it down. For now, feel free to criticize my poor English skills and gramar errors in this short description of the scene:

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Twilight was sitting right next to a lifeless body of one of her best friends. It was a surreal situation for her, something that mere days ago she would only experience in her most horrific nightmares. And yet, here she was now, gently holding her friend's head, looking at now barely visible wound on the side of her neck. It wasn't just that Rainbow Dash was dead. She killed her. She, Twilight Sparkle, the personal protege of Princess Clestia, the Element of Magic, the hero of Equestria. She lied and murdered her friend, drunk her blood and did something even worse after that.
She was terrified and fascinated by her own actions. She remembered the talk she had with Princess Luna just few nights ago. A talk that changed her life just like she just changer Rainbow's. But unlike her friend, Twilight knew the consequences and the price for her new life, as well the reason the Princess of the night even revealed her secret, to the unicorn. It was ultimately Twilight's decision to defy her fate by accepting the Lunar princess's offer and by that decision she brought the same fate on all of her friends.
A familiar tingling in her mind brought Twilight back into reality. She felt magic. Strong, dark, yet strangely calming sensation filled her troubled heart. She knew what was going to happen next.
Stiff and cold body of Rainbow Dash fell numb suddenly and in an almost perfect silence of the empty chamber Twilight heard another heart starting to beat.
And then it happened. Every muscle in Rainbow's body violently contracts, arching her back and forcing her limbs to shoot into the air and wings to beat into the wooden floor as if the poor pegasus desperately wanted to grab something as she was falling to her death. Her eyes shot open, filled with terror and maddening pain as her lungs screamed for air and her heart burned with pain she had never imagined. The expression on her friend's face forced tears into Twilight's eyes.
"I'm so sory, RD..." she whispered trying to calm the pegasus down a little. "Please forgive me for what I had to do..."
she could hear hoofsteps in the corridor just outside of the chamber. Rarity will be here soon and she'll have to explain to Rainbow what is going on, but after that... Twilight felt a old claw tightening it's grip on he heart... after that she'll have to do it again...


Edit1: fixed few major mistakes <_<
Edit2: fixed the glow around RD's eye since it looked kinda silly.
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:iconcolonelbsacquet:
ColonelBSacquet Featured By Owner 2 days ago
The price for her new life? Which is?$
Besides, what is this danger so strong that the Mane 6 are being turned into vamponies with seemingly-unsavoury morals?
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Penguinator24 Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the story on this one. fantastic job.
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Atael Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
Dobre tło (jako, że o rysunku się już wypowiadałem i widać poprawki w stosunku do pierwszej wersji) ;)
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:iconadalbertus:
Adalbertus Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nach, tło właśnie skopałem totalnie. :|
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:iconatael:
Atael Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
Miewałeś gorsze :P
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:iconadalbertus:
Adalbertus Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i lepsze =P
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:iconraenboow:
RaenBoow Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Just found this again and also this song: [link] I really thought it fitted <3 Carry on! :thumbsup:
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:iconadalbertus:
Adalbertus Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hmm, interesting, I like it :D
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Ghouleh Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
Always love your vampire pony stuff! Glad to see that you're keeping the horns properly-sized. I love this drawing in particular, something about the expressions. My only complaint is that RD seems a lot bigger than Twilight, although that may be an optical illusion due to the fact that Twi is crouched.
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:iconadalbertus:
Adalbertus Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm pretty sure they are more or less the same size. it's just that RD takes more space with her legs and wings stretched out.
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mariobros64 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Dash is suffering,I want to help her
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:iconadalbertus:
Adalbertus Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
she is beyond help now, but the suffering will end soon... at least that part of it.
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:iconmariobros64:
mariobros64 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Well, soon her will be thirsty
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:iconadalbertus:
Adalbertus Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh yes, she will be, she will be :mwahaha:
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:iconmariobros64:
mariobros64 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
very thirsty

PD:She can visit me anynight
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needthistool Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
The lighting and expressions really sell this one. Artists who can draw and write garner my utmost respect. Even if this doesn't turn into a longer story it's a great vignette.
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:iconadalbertus:
Adalbertus Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ok, I can accept that I can somewhat draw, but write?
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princesssugarpoochen Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
if you wrote a story to this i would so read it.
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:iconadalbertus:
Adalbertus Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm working on it and I'll post/link it here when it's done :)
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:iconprincesssugarpoochen:
so cool i can't wait
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:iconzero-janitor:
Zero-Janitor Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Rainbow Dash hates getting lemon juice in her eye.
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:iconadalbertus:
Adalbertus Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is there anyone who likes it?
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:iconzero-janitor:
Zero-Janitor Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Certain sadomasochists?
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:iconadalbertus:
Adalbertus Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah, you're probably right <_<
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worldofcaitlyn Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
You should do this with Shining Armor and Cadence. :)
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:iconadalbertus:
Adalbertus Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
do waht exactly? turn them into vampires? I have a different idea for them :D
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worldofcaitlyn Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Oh, okay. :3
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gonedreamer Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok, nie chce mi się wysilać po angielsku.
Osobiście nie bardzo lubię wampiry, nigdy jakoś nie miałam do nich sympatii, ale to nie znaczy, że to nie jest epickie. A szczególnie po przeczytaniu tego krótkiego fragmentu, tutaj chodzi o wiele większą sprawę, na pracy można wyczuć emocje RD. No i widzę trochę o co chodziło Ci z tą inspiracją. :D
Jeśli już piszę, to się przyczepię do paru szczegółów. Po pierwsze anatomia - nogi wyglądają jak z plasteliny, stawy może są w odpowiednich miejscach, ale i tak nie wygląda to najlepiej. Skrzydła RD są za nisko osadzone. Twilight 'klęka' w przedziwny sposób i jakby Rainbow zjadała jej kopyto. xD
Ściana ładnie wygląda, ale znowu RD jakby lewitowała (patrz na układ, że tak to ładnie nazwę, paneli w podłodze).
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:iconadalbertus:
Adalbertus Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
czyli nie jest totalnie beznadziejne? :D
ja jestem osobiście wielkim fanem wampirów, wiec stwierdziłem, że połączę dwie rzeczy, które lubię :D cieszę się, że moje literackie wypociny tez ciebie nie odstraszaj :D

jeśli o anatomie chodzi to w sumie byłem nawet z niej zadowolony, bo chyba jest poprawa w porównaniu z poprzednimi, no ale do Ciebie albo Earthsong mi jeszcze daleko, więc z pokorę przyjmuję krytykę :worship:

ściana mi się właśnie nie podoba. <_<
a z lewitująca RD się zgodzę, nie umiem za dobrze łączyć tła z postaciami, zresztą perspektywa się wzięła i sobie poszła, więc nawet się tutaj tłumaczyć nie będę. :D
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gonedreamer Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Może chodzi o to jak wykańczasz lineart, sama nie wiem jak to wytłumaczyć. Albo bardziej o szerokość nóg - bardziej w stylu MLP kopyta byłyby szersze od całej reszty, nogi rozszerzałyby się w dół. A bardziej naturalnie zwężają się jak u prawdziwych koni. :shrug:
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:iconadalbertus:
Adalbertus Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hmm, ok, chyba wiem o co Ci chodzi. będę musiał poeksperymentować z tymi nogami, bo sam nie wiem który styl mis ie bardziej podoba, a uśrednianie to chyba nienajlepszy pomysł :D
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gonedreamer Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Np. tutaj [link] większość wygląda dobrze.
A i jeszcze jedna rzecz, kuce mają żołądki i nie są super-slim modelami (choć tutaj niektórzy mogą się kłócić), więc rysowanie ich brzuszków w taki sposób [link] [link] jakoś się z tym nie zgadza. TAK WIEM, czepiam się szczegółów. XD
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:iconadalbertus:
Adalbertus Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tak, wiem, mają żołądki, ale to jest mój estetyczny wybór =P
Wiem, że czasem przesadzam i będę na to też uważał. Postaram się, żeby nie były aż tak chude =P
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gonedreamer Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tylko czasami Ci tak wychodzi więc się zbytnio nie przejmuj, ale tak jak mówię, często się czepiam o byle co. xD
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:iconadalbertus:
Adalbertus Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i dobrze, czepiaj się jak najwięcej, przynajmniej wiem co jest nie tak :D
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Vampirkaa Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW!!! Śliczne, piękne, niesamowite! W Twoich pracach, według mnie to będzie numer 1!
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:iconadalbertus:
Adalbertus Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
czy jest najlepsze to nie wiem, bo im dłużej na to patrzę tym mniej mi się podoba =P
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Vampirkaa Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
To się na to nie patrz xD
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:iconadalbertus:
Adalbertus Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nie da się... jest na mojej głównej stronie
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Vampirkaa Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:[
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:iconadalbertus:
Adalbertus Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug:
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Vampirkaa Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:tighthug:
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Catkotek Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Świetne :). Bardzo ładne skrzydła :).
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:iconadalbertus:
Adalbertus Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
dzięki :D
fun fact: to zakryte skrzydło zajęło mi 2 razy więcej czasu niż to odkryte :D
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RaenBoow Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Text errors?
Where? >_> <_< I didn't notice, I was to hooked up on the story spot any :D Continue! :clap:
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:iconadalbertus:
Adalbertus Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll do my best :D
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JedielDaniel Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I absolutely love it! :love:
Let's start from ponies: the positions You put them in are just awesome, especially Twilight. RD's wing is just beautiful, You are making such a great wings lately, (and I know what I'm saying, I even got one ^_^). And the expressions are just spot-on. Actually I like the background too, especially the way You put the two sources of light in there. The description is actually quite grasping too. It's nicely written, and I have to admit... I got a little chocked up :tears:

The only thing I don't like is glow around RD's eye. It has too sharp edge, not looking that "glowy" because of that, and it's even more visible being red on blue. Just sayin... ^_^
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Adalbertus Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah, the glow is going bye bye later today...
and thanks, I'm really glad you like it :D
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sin56 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
More
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Adalbertus Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm working on it :D
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