In the spirit of Halloween, I'm going to try my best and bring you horror themed pictures until the 31st. I might be slow on producing them, but hey, I miss doing sketch a day.
You know who I think is a good pony? Princess Cadance. I know there are a few peeps here and there who don't really like her, but to me she is one of the nicest, most likable characters in all of Friendship is Magic. "A Canterlot Wedding" had some great character development for Cadance and Shining Armor (and Twilight), at least in my own humble opinion.
So you have to understand that drawing this picture kind of rips me appart. I blame my randomizer app in my Android that gave me Cadance's number when trying to decide which pony to draw. I literally groaned outloud when I saw her number coming up. I don't like to see her suffer. I think we don't like to see our characters suffer. Well, maybe a little. But that's because it's even more awesome when they overcome their fears, dusting themselves off as they get ready for round two.
Speaking of fears, I always found the word "help" to be possitively terrifying. If you hear that word you know that, whoever is saying it, is in deep trouble, and whatever the trouble is you want to stay away from it at all cost. Your survival instinct wants to make you stay as far as possible from the menace that's causing that poor person to cry for aid. You can fight against it of course, but your first reaction will be to run away. Always. I think it's a wonderful dramatic resource to use in horror movies. Personally it causes a very powerful response in me. I am conflicted. I don't know if I want to help that one in distress, or run away from them and whatever is haunting them. It's never something good.
Just look at Cadance. She's crying in despair, screaming at the top of her lungs for those she loves, not sure if they are around or not, or if they will even save her. And what's chasing her? I honestly don't know. I wanted to leave the creature/individual/monster/menace to be undefined, so you all can fill in the gaps. Because the core of horror lies not in what is chasing us, but in what we think is chasing us.
Art by James Corck.
Princess Cadance comes from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and belongs to Hasbro.