Just want to say that this is my fav pic of all the FoEH arts that you've done. I honestly prefer seeing Blackjack this way, her "golden time" as some would say when she was at her peak. It's sad that she had to become like Deus in the later chapters.
This picture got me into reading FoE and FoE PH. I have you to thank for that.
Judging from the design of your shotgun, I guess everypony using it will break their neck... But seriously, this pic is about the coolest thing I saw recently. Tons of details and the facial expressions....marvelous! And even if your shotgun's design has some flaws concerning the users health, it still looks BADASS!
I wondered about the recoil thing myself, so I just assume that pony guns have some sort of recoil dampening thing built in or some sort of recoil absorbing talisman or whatever. I will shamefully admit I know jack about firearms though.
Yeah, along those lines, I think its a feather in Somber's (the author's) cap that he was able to make a villian that was a monster in just about every sense of the term, yet you could still feel some pity for him in the end once its reavealed just how broken and miserable he really is.
Very nicely done man, I must admit when I read the description of what Deus I never pictured him as looking this badass. Great job man. There's just one thing, it might just be the way blackjack's in the air but he seems kinda small.