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...or how Celestia got her cutie mark?

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Someone requested epic Princess Celestia some time ago (actually, a VERY long while ago), so I thought, why not? So here you go, the result of an exaggerated hiatus and much laziness. My magnum opus! Quite proud of this myself, if I may say :). Tried a different style if you can tell, and unsure whether I like it.

Anyway, I'll post an actual update to stuff going on when I can be bothered. As usual, critique is welcome and encouraged!


*escapes on another hiatus while people are distracted*

EDIT: WALLPAPER SIZED LINKS!

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:iconnewnumber2:
NewNumber2 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014
I am the dawn
Life is dead when light is gone.
So we must light the way 
For loving day
And life's sake

For solar reign
Our empire shall never fall
They say that we are weak
But that is false.
To glory. . .
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ElisDoominika Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Oh wow .... Amazing I really love it Clapping Pony Icon - Princess Celestia 
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:iconmihoshika:
Mihoshika Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
By the way, links are broken.
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:iconmihoshika:
Mihoshika Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
Envious of that skill... Now, if only I could figure out how to draw a straight line...
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:iconalexwarlorn:
alexwarlorn Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
"Out of nothingness I bring life."
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:iconcgregor7524:
cgregor7524 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
oh my corndogs
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:icontheexhorsecist:
TheExhorsecist Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
"...But the other gods said to one another, speaking with their hands: 'What is it that Kib has done?'

"And they said to Kib: 'What are these things that move upon The Earth yet move not in circles like the Worlds, that regard like the Moon and yet they do not shine?'

"And Kib said: 'This is Life...' "

--Lord Dunsany, "The Gods of Pegāna"
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:iconmaddog3060:
Maddog3060 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
Glorious.
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:iconghouleh:
Ghouleh Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
...glorious.
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:iconphenometron:
Phenometron Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
She IS the sun.
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:iconheroofkvatch:
heroofkvatch Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Beautiful!
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:iconzebrapoe:
zebrapoe Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just...WOW!
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:iconjuuxmiko:
JuuxMiko Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
beautiful!
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:iconifoldbooks:
IFoldBooks Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconmasdragonflare:
Masdragonflare Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing :iconwowplz:
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:iconifoldbooks:
IFoldBooks Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks ^^
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:icondarkmalfred:
darkmalfred Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
She is chicly.
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:iconatomicwarpin:
AtomicWarpin Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
What brush types did you use on this?
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:iconifoldbooks:
IFoldBooks Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Default chalk brushes only.
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:iconatomicwarpin:
AtomicWarpin Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I thought so, im currently trying to move over from soft brushes to chalk brushes (it doesn't always work for me lol)your pictures very nice, its hard to get strong colors to work together without them dominating each other so extra cool ^_^
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:iconifoldbooks:
IFoldBooks Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You seem to be experimenting with so many different techniques *_* IMO you need to work on your basics such as lighting and colour theory. When picking colours try to use colours directly opposite or right beside the primary colour. They should work well.

And thank you!
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:iconatomicwarpin:
AtomicWarpin Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yeah guess I find it hard to settle on a single style lol but thanks for the advice about colours i'll try to work on it.
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:iconpauwijng:
PauWijNg Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
where's her horn?
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:iconifoldbooks:
IFoldBooks Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you look closely you can see a deformed object that can be taken as a horn *_*
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:iconpauwijng:
PauWijNg Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
I don't see it. The closest thing to it, is a part of the wings.
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:iconsandfeatherwarrior:
SandfeatherWarrior Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist
Woahhhhh PRETTY!!!!
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:iconwhitewing1:
WhiteWing1 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Student General Artist
O.O Awesomest pony pic EVER!!!!!!!
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:iconyan-chan:
yan-chan Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
HOW COULD YOU DO THAT WITH ME?!?!?! >.<"""
My poor English will never ever be good enought to describe how AMAZING this pic is!!
the art! the idea!!
ok, i give up! you all understood!!!!

right?!... @.@"
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:iconcromerlock:
Cromerlock Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Student
Incredibly beautiful piece good sir...
Do I have to say more?
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:iconyayayayayala:
yayayayayala Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
gasp! wow! this is going in #MeepyPonies (my group)!!!
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:icondarthagnan:
DarthAgnan Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
AWESOME !
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:iconhitswinton:
Hitswinton Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
Wow I love it :love:
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:iconmikoyanx:
MikoyaNx Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. That, that is just incredible.
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:iconbluemoon025:
Bluemoon025 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!! :omg:
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:iconjunaecbs:
JunaECBS Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Impressive scenery, sir. *bows*
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:iconifoldbooks:
IFoldBooks Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*accepts* Danke~
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:iconstriker-seven:
striker-seven Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is simply undescribably ,you´re like a master, a god or something like that.
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:iconifoldbooks:
IFoldBooks Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh you flatter me ^^; I'm not even that good!
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:iconstriker-seven:
striker-seven Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i mean c´mon you deserve it, i will not even could imagine something like that or some of your other creations
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:iconifoldbooks:
IFoldBooks Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Things like this often come from serendipity, I just work on it and paint out what comes to mind!
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:iconstriker-seven:
striker-seven Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
but thats the thing, i got moments from the bigger inspiration, but it is hard to me hold that on my mind for the long time that i spent drawing something, and when i do, great part of the original image on my mind get lost, and i finish doing something totally diferent, but you catch all that and turn it into a big piece of marvelous art in this and every single piece of your gallery, if you were me maybe you may understand how much I do respect you, and how much you awake a new taste for the art on me , and how much your works inspire me to be a better artist, i hope reach the point I felt you reached and going beyond far
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:iconifoldbooks:
IFoldBooks Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry for the late reply, but I've been busy these few days. I suppose what we do draws (see what I did there) from different skillsets. I'm (relatively) good at turning a whole bunch of ideas and inspirations into one big epic piece like this, while you're better at focusing on one idea or design before it fades away and gets replaced by new ones. Maybe that's why you're so great at drawing characters and I'm not. If you told me to draw a character, I'll admit I won't be able to do it.

I'm glad and touched for the amount of respect you have for me, I really am, but I hope you'll keep in mind that I'm hardly the best artist out there ^^;. I wish you luck on your artistic ventures!
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:iconstriker-seven:
striker-seven Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you, i gonna keep telling that, you are the best ,because there is only 2 persons in the world that inspire me every time that i watch his creations ,and those persons are you and my drawing teacher.

maybe, we are good with the skills that we learned and developed, and that is what make us relatively good.

finally, you may always count with a big fan of you
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:icontravics77:
Travics77 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I wish I had the immagination for at least imagine something as beautiful as that...
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:iconiamli3:
iamli3 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
god danmit mountain bg's always get me........
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:iconartlover67:
Artlover67 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
This is amazing really. It kinda reminds me of Aslan when he was creationing Narnia.
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:iconenmar123:
Enmar123 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
so kool...
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:iconmetaknight345:
Metaknight345 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
ARGH, why is this almost-but-not-quite wallpaper resolution?
It's PERFECT wallpaper material! This is freaking amazing!
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:iconifoldbooks:
IFoldBooks Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Derp! Should have thought of that before!

Anyway, updated the description with two wallpaper resolutions, 1600x900 and 1980x1080 (I hope I got them right). Enjoy!
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:iconjaysg2010:
JaySG2010 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
*Long drawn out whistle* Damn this artwork right here is awesome. Literaly inspires awe at you abilities. I tip my hat to you.
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