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The Dark Side of the Moon by InuHoshi-to-DarkPen The Dark Side of the Moon by InuHoshi-to-DarkPen
Showing my view of the Shadowbolts.

From left to right:

Descent, Eclipse (the only name I made, as the second stallion didn't get a name) and Nightingale.

And here, some headcanon:

The Shadowbolts originally weren't real living ponies, just simple entities created from magic by Nightmare Moon, to corrupt the Element of Loyalty. But when Luna was set free by the Elements of Harmony, the Shadowbolts were cut of and came to real life. Since then they live in the Everfree Forest and planing how to take revange for their mistress' "murder". Also, it's a small thing, but as originally they weren't real things, they don't have cutie marks.

Characters and MLP:FiM (c) Lauren Faust, Hasbro
Artwork (c) me
No stealing. Thank you.
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FluffyShadowPaw Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work! The dudes looks so serious, while Nightingale is so silly .3.

May I use their names in a story I'm writing on FimFiction? 
Prince-Krad Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like the glow in the eyes. Really adds a good effect to it.
EbonyManta Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015
Very nice... I light Nightingale's slightly crazy expression.
Creamkit223 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Student Artist
Join the dark side, we have cookies cookie cookie 
rprstudios Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
Nice work!
BlackStarOfLife Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
I love your style of drawing the eye :3
ColonelBSacquet Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
They're bound to get a beating by Celestia, Luna, the Mane 6, and probably all of the Royal Guard, both Solar and Lunar divisions.
Woe are you, guys. And mare.
MLPegasis4898 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love their expressions and glowing eyes!!! I specially like that smiling bat pony face!!! :XD: :XD: :XD:
sithwolf Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
some pony needs to get off the luquor lol great work
supernico2345 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
cool one
Zaajona Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Student General Artist

god why do they remind me of me and my only offline friends XD


PonyMonster2136 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
good job
PonyMonster2136 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
these ponies are less dark I
deerhunter30 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013   Traditional Artist
I know right?! :D
DRSTRANGELOVE3 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
"The lunatic is on the grass,
the lunatic is on the grass, 
remembering games, daisy chains and locks,
got to keep the loonies on the path"
SonicSonaChargeTeam Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
You are now cursed. You must send this on or you will be killed. Tonight at 12:00am, by Bloody Mary. This is no joke. So don't think you can quickly get out of it and delete it now because Bloody Mary will come to you if you do not send this on. She will slit your throat and your wrists and pull your eyeballs out with a fork. And then hang your dead corpse in your bedroom cupboard or put you under your bed. What's your parents going to do when they find you dead? Won't be funny then, will it? Don't think this is a fake and it's all put on to scare you because your wrong, so very wrong. Want to hear of some of the sad, sad people who lost their lives or have been seriously hurt by this email?

Annalise [Surname Removed] :She got this email. Rubbish she thought. She deleted it. And now, Annalise dead.

Louise [Surname Removed]: She sent this to only 4 people and when she woke up in the morning her wrists had deep lacerations on each. Luckily there was no pain felt, though she is scarred for life.

Thomas [Surname Removed]: He sent this to 5 people. Big mistake. The night Thomas was lying in his bed watching T.V. The clock shows '12:01am'. The T.V misteriously flickered off and Thomas's bedroom lamp flashed on and off several times. It went pitch black, Thomas looked to the left of him and there she was, Bloody Mary standing in white rags. Blood everywhere with a knife in her hand then disappeared. The biggest fright of Thomas's life.

Warning... NEVER look in a mirror and repeat -'Bloody Mary.Bloody Mary.' Bloody Mary... I KILLED YOUR SON' Is it the end for you tonight! YOU ARE NOW CURSED

We strongly advise you to send this email on. It is seriously NO JOKE. We don't want to see another life wasted. ITS YOUR CHOICE... WANNA DIE TONIGHT? If you send this email to...

NO PEOPLE - You're going to die.

1-5 PEOPLE - You're going to either get hurt or get the biggest fright of your life.

5-15 PEOPLE - You will bring your family bad luck and someone close to you will die.

15 -25 OR MORE PEOPLE - You are safe from Bloody Mary

SORRY this is just f
iluvPewdiepie Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Dont post this on fabulous arts like this you barrel :( 
ComputerDeathglare Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Hi! You're a fucking idiot! Now quit spamming good pictures with your jumpy paranoid ass.
deerhunter30 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013   Traditional Artist
Just the ears... and the shape of the head...I'm alone, aren't I?
deerhunter30 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013   Traditional Artist
reminds me of warrior cats fore some reason....O.O
Flippy23pc3 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Student Artist
Me too! The middle one reminds me of Stormfur.
Shadowbolt17 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
Your headcannon is pretty much spot on with mine. Its refreshing to see something out of the norm. Your art is as awesome as ever, love the glowing eyes, personalities given through expression, and the muscle tone. Keep it up!
chupathingy98 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The one on the right, Nightingale, was it? That look of his is very unnerving.
ragnu Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
It inspires me to write a fanfic for National Pony Writing Month. XD
May I use these characters for inspiration?
Crydius Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
Shadowbolts ! Sweet ! There's so much potential hiding in these characters. *sigh*
AskOmiTheFilly Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
wow! ~ :heart:
MUSTANGCRAZAY Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Student General Artist
wow, thats really good!!! ;D
Mario-Wolfe Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nightingale... I'm scared XD Wonderful job. You art is truly something I constantly look forward to and you are my biggest inspiration.
graphitescribble Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
And if the band you're in starts playin' different tunes,

I'll see you on the dark side of the moon.
ZeroZi Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
so awesome
Dakathi666 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
g-master-artist Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
dat psychotic grin... gives me chills
Dgs-Krieger Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
Nightgale, huh? I cna see where she got the name from ^^
templar127 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
Ponkool4 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
These Shadowbolts look so cool! I love their dark and mysterious demeanor. Overall, your art style is really nice.
Redtriangle Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I notice there are increasing number of 'Bat-Pony' drawings in Equestria Daily. What's going on, is the new season of My Little Pony is going to have Bat-Ponies?
NotASheriff Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
These three aren't bat-ponies (hence the lack of fangs, leathery wings, and slit corneas), they're the Shadow Bolts from S1Ep2. They're just drawn fuzzier than they were in the show, that's all.
DominationAngel Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
Lauren Faust kinda said that she thought of the Bat Ponies as another Race like Unicorns, Pegasi and Earth Ponies.
Redtriangle Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
May I see the source? :?
SpaceHunt Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Student Artist
Music-and-magic Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
I like this idea!
jklpb Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
..and all that is now, and all that is gone, and all that's come, and everything under the sun is in tune but the sun is eclipsed by the moon.
Steelseraph Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
<3 it. :3
Sarxis Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
I wish you could do an animated series in this style.  When I get the banks to back us, I'll help you produce it. 
621Chopsuey Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013


Let's get down to business

To defeat the Huns.

Did they send me daughters

When I asked for sons?


You're the saddest bunch I've ever met

But you can bet before we're through

Mister, I will make a man

Out of you.

BEIGERONI Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
High five brother
621Chopsuey Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
katarjin Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
first thing that popped in my head when i saw the title
Maddog3060 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
Nightengale seems manic about the whole thing.
Sirkylanthered Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
Now I want to see a fight between the Shadow Bolts and Luna's Night Guards
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