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My little Mages- Chrysalis by Didj My little Mages- Chrysalis by Didj
Alright, it's been a while since I uploaded anything. And, to be honest, a while since I have sat down to draw anything. I guess with the new season of MLP underway, I've been seeing a resurgence of popularity in the Little Mages. And by popular request, this is Chrysalis as a necromancer. I've actually been doing sketches of this one for a long time. It was tough getting her look just right. I referenced her to Disney villains like Cruella Deville and Yesma. the older scrawny woman who, in her youth, may have been beautiful.

Her outfit is relatively simple given that her pony design lent itself to good ideas already. Of course, given that she is a winged horned character, I had to give her the staple disembodied metal wings. Just to piss off the cosplayers. I didn't incorporate feathers into her design because she was more insect like then bird in the show.
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Befram Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
Well it is a pretty neat concept for a cosplay I believe. 
125darkangel Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Because of the comment you made about ticking off cosplayers, I feel challenged to make a cosplay of this now
Didj Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
:iconchallengeacceptedplz:Challenge Accep-- err... Issued!
125darkangel Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
DurpyHooves21 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
omg I know what it is..... its the Necromancer (from castle crashers) and Chrysalis its a...a... cecromancerlis?
dashie89115 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
todpole Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
I just figured out how to make Chrysalis into an actual threat. Make her a vampire.
now hear out on this. if she was a vampire, she can be considered more of a threat because all of her victims well be zombies and I can believe her actually taken beaten from someone like Celestria and still be standing with some teeth missing, becuase she's undead.
Also it also gets rid of one of the main problems I have with her and that's that feel sorry for her because "she wants to feed her subjects". turn the changelings into the undead, make her drink blood and keep the necromancer and she'll reach the level of fun to watch. Yes she'll still be an idiot but at least it'll be the fun kind like Eggman or Bowser.
Didj Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
Is this for a fanfiction of yours?
todpole Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
Maybe. Chrysalis was always a villain I thought was overrated because everything about was so dull and stupid, and I doubt a bug who feeds on love can beat a god-like entity.
I was actually reading a fanmade Hellsing guide yesterday when the idea struck me. I thought of many ideas to make her bearable like a simple zombie, ugly steampunk pony, an idiot. But once vampire hit, it was perfect. While I still see her as ungodly stupid, just picturing her as a vampire is making her fun and threatening.
Didj Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
I think the fan appreciation for Chystalis as a villain comes from the fact that, as far as MLP villains go, she was the most villainous. She is the one villain to never get a redemption (except for Sombra… ). Even in the comics she remained as a villain. And her design is just comparatively unnerving what with the bug wings and the holes in her limbs. Her appearance was certainly darker than such a show would normally allow. And that's what fans love about her. Her motivation of feeding off love is expectedly tapered for the demographic of young children who this show is supposed to be aimed for.
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