Normally, I'd give a much more detailed and encompassing opening statement for my critiques, as I've always done for years, but this particular piece is amazing. And I'm not just saying that it's amazing on its own right, but it's amazing in comparison to other amazing works like from はせ or extvia.
I'm totally digging the "Steampunk in a dimensional space rift" theme. The cog motif helps to move the eye towards the background, and the foreground use of Doctor x Derpy allows the viewer to look towards the foreground characters that are the apparent main focus of the work. The Tardis is somewhat obscured by the ring things that are around it, but it can't be denied that they definitely look pretty cool.
The ridiculous amount of detailwork that went into this must've been astounding. Even though I don't get a few of the references made, like the purple OC-looking pony next to Derpy, or the Master-looking character next to Twilight, much of pic hides easter eggs for the dutiful spectator.
Trixie's magic tower, Fluttershy's treeship, the CMC blimp, and even the whole of Steampunk Canterlot was something I failed to notice until I downloaded the pic and saw Cadance and Shining Armor in their full 2560x1600 glory. I don't know why, but Cadance's expression just looks all kinds of awesome
Just about everything is included in this piece. Luna lander, Surprise/Ctenoc-opter, Octi/Scratch harpship, and even the Galaxy Express ship is in there.
If there were formal artistic criteria for Epic, this would meet and surpass them.
I think the purple pony is Sparkler, if I remember her name right- one of Derpy's fanon sometimes-adopted/sometimes-biological daughters.
Fanon name Sparkler, Canon name Amethyst Star, but either way right on the bullseye
Thanks. :3 Wow, everyone has loads of names, don't they? (Says someone who can't settle on a ponysona name or appearance for more than 2.5 seconds. )
Oh lord, go to the mlp fanon wiki and look up the list of ponies. It's a clustercuss.
I have, I have... Dear sweet Celestia, they have so many aliases it's like Equestria's Most Wanted. XD
Fandom aside, I'm kinda annoyed with characters having a toy name and show name. Like Bon Bon; her recently-announced other name is Sweetie Drops. How the hell do we work with that? Bon Bon de la Sweetiedrops?
Sorry, I get ticked when there is a lack of continuity in something so simple.