I really like what you've done with this rendition. It's really cute, but it also shows a very strong minded and dynamic character. Additionally, the character is also recognizable as Queen Chrysalis, if this is mentioned. This is due complexion, hair, and above all horn and fairy wings (like also the S curves on those).
The pose itself is both dynamic and contained (more minimal movement, but enough to get across the point). Also, the wings are very well proportioned, and help guide the viewer from the head (starting at the horn), to the tail. The color choices are also distinct (despite there being a lot of blue in the pic, there are enough different shades of it to keep things interesting), and have a soothing effect. The more anime-esque style of the eyes is also liked (particularly without black pupils), and further help make stand out this character.
Hard to really say what really happened in Chrysalis' past. On a more personal level, I'd assume that she was already born a changeling, and that one or both of her parents (or grandparents) underwent a transformation into one. This mostly comes from the interpretation of the lyrics to "This Day Aria," and that Chrysalis is pretty much just living out and continuing what she was taught as a child. That is, it may be possible someone like this could be her mother or grandmother before becoming a changeling. Not saying this is definitive, though, as there are a lot of ways to interpret this one.
Wow, I've been thinking of a pre-Changeling Chrysalis for a while now. I'm still on the drawing board, but if I can't think of anything, would it be all right if I used this? I would credit it of course and it would be an honor to use such an inspired piece.
Nice work, I can imagine her as the ruler of the flutter ponies before they were all cursed (though she would have butterfly antenna instead of a horn). But maybe if if one was to give love to one of them willingly out of true compassion the curse can be broken.
Nice design of a pre-changeling Chrysalis, though I can't help but wonder if she held dark designs in her heart even before she became the Changeling Queen, since she said she'd dreamed of taking over ponykind since she was small. I do like the design, and the fact that the name is French for 'butterfly', since she is a flutterpony...
Did you know, Chrysalis is the name we give to the stage before the transformation to a butterfly (someone has taught me about this)... Yes, she was Cocoon in Pony form (so does the Changeling Tribe)... If we feeds her with enough 'Love', they will evolve from "Bad Look Changeling (Chrysalis, aka the Cocoon itself)" to the "Adorable Butterfly Pony (Papillon)". So I Think 'Princess Papillon' is the final form of Chrysalis's evolution as Changeling... And 'Love' that she was digested also change her behavior... from Villain to the Good side, just like the Metamorphosis itself ^^ Well, Just my Opinion... because Im now creating my own Fanfic about "Metamorphosis of Chrysalis"... I need as many as informations about Changeling Tribe. And, Well... Princess Papillon is a GREAT Stuff that I needed. Of course Ill mention her since she was Queen Chrysalis itself, the Main Character of my Fanfic ^^ Many Thanks for you... Princess Papillon you made is Adorable & Gorgeous <3
Ach... so this is the form when Chrysalis before corrupted, I'd just figured that (its mean that my Argument is Invalid?)... Well, everybody has their own opinion. Ill continue my Project however. ^^ And, this time I give you applause Have the Doubled Fun