This is my second submission for the Artist Training Grounds' week 31 theme: draw a pony in a competition. Twilight and Trixie are both kicking off a magic competition by powering up, Dragonball Z style. Unfortunately for Trixie, she's probably more than a little outmatched.
Tried playing with more intense light to change things up again. Also took another shot at making Twi's eye glowy, since I the last time I did it was a while back. And I had no real idea how to do the DBZ powering up auras in monochrome, so I just kind of winged it. >.>
This took about 5 hours overall, using the 2H-HB-2B trio.