Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
×




Details

Submitted on
April 27, 2013
Image Size
214 KB
Resolution
600×776
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
6,188
Favourites
744 (who?)
Comments
54
Downloads
223
×
The Changeling Prince by gabapple The Changeling Prince by gabapple
Getting more prints made tomorrow... one more thing checked off of my massive to-do list... and this is one of them! Pavonine, the Changeling Prince ([link]). The prints I got made of him last time sold out at Crystal Mountain Pony Con, so I'm excited to see how they'll do at this next one, which is not pony-specific. Turned out gorgeous, though.

Still more updates to come! I have been busy busy and productive, but rolling these updates out a little more staggered so I can get back to answering notes and emails. Thank you for your patience!
Add a Comment:
 
:iconwindwhirl:
Windwhirl Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  New member Student Traditional Artist
Chrysalis' choosen one.
Reply
:iconwindwhirl:
Windwhirl Featured By Owner Edited Dec 29, 2014  New member Student Traditional Artist
actually,here's my version of his story:
- chrysalis needs to choose a successor
- she throws a bunch of random changelings inside an arena full of weapons
- if they want to be her successor they have to kill all the other competitors
- this guy here is the winner
- he becomes her successor
- he assassinates chrysalis and takes her place as ruler of the hive.
Reply
:iconponyuniverse:
PonyUniverse Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love that expression!! :D
Reply
:iconfallensun231:
FallenSun231 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
Awesome!!!
Reply
:iconw0nderbolts:
W0nderbolts Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
for the swarm!! :tighthug:
Reply
:iconxelianthought:
xelianthought Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
Cool!
Reply
:iconsupersonicsmash98:
Supersonicsmash98 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hail to the king!
Reply
:iconmissserbianjelena:
MissSerbianJelena Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
cool
Reply
:iconchangelinger:
Changelinger Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
omg omg omg its so awesome so perfect
Reply
:iconwinxzafir:
Winxzafir Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice
Reply
:iconslasher0001:
Slasher0001 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
Looks awesome! :D
Excellent job on this!
Reply
:iconundertimeworld:
undertimeworld Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really really really like that,
Reply
:icondejiko07:
DeJiKo07 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
This is beautiful!!! There really need.to be a fic about this!
Reply
:icontherustyhawk:
TheRustyHawk Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful artwork, yet why do I think "Joffrey"?
Reply
:iconnicolasdominique:
NicolasDominique Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice design :)
Reply
:iconattack193:
attack193 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
Oooh, looks fantastic! =D I do love me some changeling art! =P
Reply
:iconkujiiro:
Kujiiro Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
Holy crap he's adorable
Reply
:iconstonehot316:
StoneHot316 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Cool! :D
Reply
:iconsassycat2:
Sassycat2 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, this an awesome picture :D Really love it
Reply
:icon009-1:
009-1 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
Amazing =D
Reply
:iconriky9797:
riky9797 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
awesome!!!
Reply
:iconbioshock140:
Bioshock140 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
Very cool.
Reply
:iconhawkeyedelite:
HawkeyedElite Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Very nice work. :3
Reply
:iconmagicman001:
MagicMan001 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013

The Prince sat down on his portable throne, accompanied by his female attendants, who offered to him a bowl of cream and strawberries, which he plucked and ate casually as he sat in front of the entire population of the Changeling village.

 

Prince Pavonine: Do you know why I grace you filthy peasants with my presence, today? No, of course you don’t, you’re ignorant Peasants! Simple, a pony has wormed her way into my kingdom, into this village, to be exact. Actually, heh, no, it’s just a pony, it’s a Pretty Pony Princess: Twilight Sparkle. Perhaps one of you would like to inform me of her whereabouts. She and I need to have a little chat, a conversation.

 

Pavonine looked over at the Changeling villagers/peasants, on their knees, heads held low, none making a peep.


Prince Pavonine: (rolling his eyes) Nochangeling knows. Typical. (He clapped his hooves together and one of the guards came up, carrying a small bag that jingled as it bounced in his fangs) Then there is a reward. Shall we say... 100,000 Yen? (sees the peasants’ eyes open and some of their heads raise and titters) And then all of a sudden, somechangeling does know.

 

There was still silence, until the Prince’s righthand Changeling and guard, Scarab loses his patience.

 

Scarab: LOOSEN YOUR TONGUES OR LOSE YOUR TONGUES!

Guards surrounded the gathered villagers; a couple grabbed one unfortunate Changeling stallion, holding his throat under their legs in a hold, while another pulled out a pair of large, filthy pliers, grinning sadistically.

 

Prince Pavonine: (casually, eating a strawberry slavered with cream as he speaks) Cut out his tongue, then… cut off his horn and… oh, and then rip off his wings. One an hour until somechangeling talks!

 

(The Changeling stallion screamed in terror and pain, accompanied by mares and fillies as the horror taking place before them. Pavonine just continued to eat his strawberries like nothing was happening while one of his attendants rubbed his neck in a massaging manner)

Reply
:iconsomerandomminion:
SomeRandomMinion Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
"STOP!"

(The new voice is unmistakable a young mare's: high, feminine, and airy. But there is also a tinge of authority--and of anger.)

(Every Changeling present starts at the command, and look to a hill overlooking the village. Even Pavoninie's guards have stopped in their torments...not without good reason, for standing atop the hill, looking down at the horrendous scene in the village below, is none other than Princess Twilight Sparkle herself.)

*Twilight teleports right in front of the Prince, and throws a scathing look to Scarab and his cronies before addressing Pavonine*

Twilight Sparkle: "Stop hurting them! You want to speak with me, Prince? I'm here, just like you asked. Now call your thugs off!"

Reply
:iconscarheart76:
Scarheart76 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
He's probably be what Silent Wing would have ended up like if he had been born a pure-blooded changeling.  I love your depiction of him. :)
Reply
:iconmagicman001:
MagicMan001 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
I personally like this kind of Changeling more, a kingdom of individuals with their own friends and family. Whilst the hive idea is unique and can get unique the more imagination is put into it, like with Brutality below, I personally enjoy the idea of their society structure and culture being similar to that of Equestria. I just find it more interesting this way, such as them being Romanian (given the feel of what they did to the cat's home in the comics) or in my headcanon, Imperial Japanese.

Hmm, to me, this could very well be Chrysalis' spoiled son and heir.

Pavonine: MOOOMY!!! The Ponies took my crown! WAAAAAAH! (Sucks on his thumb)
Reply
:iconbrutalityinc:
BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
I imagine, like the ant drones, the princes are basically the only males in the hive (the rest being either infertile female or asexual bugs) bred specifically by the queen to mate with other younger queens, so to fertilize them and allowing new queens to hatch eggs of workers and warriors and establish new hives elsewhere. In the case of the Changelings though, as they are shown to be sentient these unique princes would have more important duties to their queen than just as breeding stock to be married off to other younger queens - say as enforcers, leaders, organizers of hive activity, perhaps? Like generals or nobility? 
Reply
:iconmagicman001:
MagicMan001 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
Of course, you know my stance, I only regurgitate it since we don't know the artists' view, but also, I dunno, the kind of trappings Pavonine wears does seem to indicate, to me at least, the Changeling Kingdom rather than the Changeling Hive fanon. I would definitely like to know the artist's take though.

I still like to see it that this could be Chrysalis' son.

Pavonine: Mommy! Those mean, awful ponies took my crown!

Chrysalis: (with tedium) And?

Pavonine: Well, Do something about it!

Chrysalis: (magicks his mouth zipped shut) There. That's something.
Reply
:iconmagicman001:
MagicMan001 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
Well, that's one way of looking at it. I just see it like ponies, of course, males, females, and this here being Chrysalis' spoiled brat of a son, but hey, to each their own.
Reply
:iconbrutalityinc:
BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
Aye.
Reply
:iconmagicman001:
MagicMan001 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
Can I ask you something though; say if the Changeling homeland and their society is indeed given a more of a look into in Season 4: which would you rather they went with: The Hive of the Kingdom route? I know you prefer the Hive and I prefer the Kingdom, but would you be alright with it if they went down the Kingdom route in the show?
Reply
:iconbrutalityinc:
BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
It's fine, people would just find ways to work with or around it. 
Reply
:iconmagicman001:
MagicMan001 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
I think it's like what I said to Alex. What makes Changeling so fascinating is that their mysteriousness and ambiguity allows them to be whatever the story requires of them: they can be a bee hive, a barbaric nomadic horde like the Huns, or a cultured civilization. So maybe not going to deep into that in the show would be okay, given how some canon new information ends up nuking a lot of these theories and fanfics, say like showing Rainbow Dash's dad in Games Ponies Play; some cheered, whilst hundreds of orphan Dash fanfics suddenly all cried out in terror... and then silenced.

Well, I've actually compiled an essay (if you can call it that) here on DeviantArt to argue my case. Check it out if you have the time: magicman001.deviantart.com/art…
Reply
:iconbrutalityinc:
BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
I will have a look.
Reply
:iconmagicman001:
MagicMan001 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
Thanks. I've also edited in another bullet-point argument I mean to include originally but left out.
Reply
(1 Reply)
:iconjonadiah:
jonadiah Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013

I got this print at Crystal Mountain Pony Con!

And I'm just barely finding you on DeviantArt. I'm not lazy at all!

Reply
:iconscarheart76:
Scarheart76 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
He's a handsome prince!
Reply
:iconhesh4500:
hesh4500 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Que boniwi :3
Reply
:iconterrortheslayer:
Terrortheslayer Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
cool :)
Reply
:iconshikogo:
Shikogo Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So there used to be prints of this, but there aren't any anymore? That's sad.
Reply
:icongabapple:
gabapple Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
They sold out at the last con I went to, but I recently made more. Should I make it purchasable here on DA? :)
Reply
:iconshikogo:
Shikogo Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So.... Will you make it purchasable?
Reply
:icongabapple:
gabapple Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
As soon as I can figure out how! :D If not, you can buy from me directly and I will mail one to you.
Reply
:iconshikogo:
Shikogo Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely! You'd have at least one buyer. Completely serious, I fell in love with that picture.
Reply
:icongabapple:
gabapple Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
Okie, it looks like you can't make prints of fanart here, so let's talk over notes and I can just sell you one directly. :)
Reply
:iconzearouayedea:
ZearouAyedea Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
[Zearou the Changeling] He looks very similar to me. [link]
Reply
:icongabapple:
gabapple Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
What a charming design!!! :)
Reply
:iconjordangreywolf:
JordanGreywolf Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooo! Adorablevil! Or something. :D Very nice!
Reply
:icongabapple:
gabapple Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
LOL that is my new favorite word. :D :D :D
Reply
Add a Comment: