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A few of you were asking for Celestia for some time now.
Here she is. Finally.


Princess Celestia belongs to Hasbro, Lauren Faust and all who helped in her developing
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xxxxxxxxxxxx12 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015
I kinda want to see a Luna one (:
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Engavar Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful....
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Phenometron Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015
Celestia is so beautiful.
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Maddog3060 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
Awesomesauce.
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AshleighStone Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow...this turns Celestia into a new level of elegant... :heart:
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Minigini Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I never really liked Celestia, but I have to admit she is one really gorgeous pony...
combine that with the most talentet girl's art and you get something stunning...

I love everything about this, it is absolutely lovely hun <3
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CigarsCigarettes Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014
My dear Mini:hug: How have you been? I still have that last big comment you gave me saved somewhere, I'm sorry I haven't got back to you on it yet ^^; But as I remember you did mention you were through a hard time in your life, and I really hope things got at least a little better♥

Your comment made me blush (oh sthap you flatterer =^v^=), I'm really happy you think so of me, really♥ As for Celestia, I also don't like this character very much for various reasons, but nonetheless, her show design is regal and majestic and worth of an artwork ;P So why not, right? (plus GOLD DETAILS)

I'm happy to hear from you, hug hug hug!
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Sombraluz-Images Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
Gorgeous!
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UnluckyxSe7en Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful. Just... simply beautiful. The effects are an amazing touch to her etheral quality.
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JheregAssassin Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
Beautiful piece of work and an interesting take on Celestia (you even cloved her hooves. Like one of the classic Unicorns designs but without the lion's tail part). Her Mane and tail look wonderful.
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CigarsCigarettes Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
Thank you ;) Actually at first I was going for the original unicorn look with the lion's tail, but knowing unicorns are more...fawn-like in built and less 'horse' I decided to do a mix of both, I can see Celestia being a full unicorn with all the needed physical characteristics, but giving her a fawn head just doesn't feel like a grand idea. For now at least. ^^
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MiStaPones Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
Very nicely done :)
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AmrasFelagund Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
Gorgeous...! I love her golden hooves...!
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Ashoof Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014
just.. wow! i could stare at this for hours just imagining the sound she makes as she flys through the air, and how amazing this would be to see in your skies!
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CigarsCigarettes Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
Thank you! It's always a pleasure hearing such great respond to my art ♥
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Jacobellinger Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
oh yay! my fave  pony! so pretty. 
Some small nit's to pick though. I think her horn looks like  it is coming from a point more closer to the viewer then the middle  of her head. And I  feel like aesthetically the wings would look better  if  they where attached to her upper  shoulder  blade as appose to how it looks to me with it being attached to the arm pit.
The  lighting source looks like  it is coming from the bottom at an angle to the side of Celestia but it could  just as  easily be from the bottom and behind or even (moire likely) that you chose to go with an unrealistic lighting? (which is not a bad thing but more so a personal observation)  But if not then I  think if you  put a slight outline  in the  far wing showing the shadow of  the front hooves that it would look much better  as far as lighting.
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CigarsCigarettes Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
The thing about light is, usually when I make such a ...vauge bg I don't use a natural light source. I make the light and body tonning lookg good to the eye and pleasent for the viewer but not mandatory realistic with the source from which it's coming. I hope that makes sense. As for the shade on the wing, the last point you've made, I don't think I can agree, the wing is to far for the front leg to leave a shadow on it, even if it seems like it on a flat drawing, if it were 3D my point would be more clear but I hope you get what I mean.

As for the wing, yeah I see what you mean, it looks like it's growing from the side of her ribcage than from her back, my bad.
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Jacobellinger Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
yeah that is why I said "unless you are going  for  an unrealistic lighting. . ."  It makes sense if it's just lighted for visual shading exc. 

You know I think I like  you. I gave  criticism and you where cool about it. Mad props.
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CigarsCigarettes Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
Ah this is a late reply from me, sorry ^^;

I just wanted to thank you ;) I'm always on a learning path, If I knew and could draw all my drawings in a perfect way already I would be dead by now. I still feel I have some living left to do, so learning comes with it. Every constructive criticism is more than welcome, even if I have different views I believe it still helps me grow. So thanks for all your feedback as well ;)
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Osayioniwabo Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Such a beautiful artwork! She looks amazing, and I love her mane and tail, and the wings are fantastic, too! Great work!
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CigarsCigarettes Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
Thank you, glad you like it!
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SapphireAion Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wooow... This is gorgeous, and not just in the sense that it's pretty and very well done. :) I looked at it and I thought it looked like another pegasi for a moment, since the wings were spread and the movement of flight accented, but when I opened it I saw the cutie mark, the adornments, and I knew who she was before I saw the horn.

You're showing more to her than just the sun princess in this- there are so many pictures of her an the sun, it's so stereotypical- and the purple here compliments her so well, and it actually reminds me of Twilight and their bond. :) The detail you put on her mane too is really well done, like with Luna the mane is still flowy but solid rather than misty, but unlike Luna, Celestia's mane doesn't curl the same way and it flows more outward like sunlight would.

I love too how you gave her cloven hooves, that's such a regal, fitting touch, and the gold looks really good on her too and compliments her royal jewelry. =w=
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CigarsCigarettes Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
Thank you for such a feedback:hug: As far as the series go, I'm not a big fan of Celestia, she's supposed to be a Princess but also a ruler and a protector to her subjects, while in the show every decission Celestia makes as the head of a nation is a faild one and Twilight, a little newbie Alicorn, has to rush to save the day and the whole land while Celestia is suddenly out of the picture. While I hate what the writers do to her character I try and believe she's still the most powerful equine in Equestria and although she might use her 'loyal student' to do her job, she's still amonarch who should look regal and majestic, all more so while doing her duties ( which is making sure the sun will rise every morning to keep the natural balance). So even though Celestias decissions might not be the best ones I think she's still a dedicated mare, and because of that same reason I gave her only golden cuffs instead of full shoeas-in that way I wanted to symbolise her being ready to fight for her subjects instead of just being a pretty royal mare and a princess :)
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SapphireAion Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're more than welcome, and I'm actually not that big of a Celestia fan either- Luna captured my vote from the get-go as soon as I saw her as Nightmare Moon and learned her story. :)
I agree though, and it is annoying that it's Twilight that always rushes in to save her (and Luna's! :D) kingdom, and there is an element to her majesty and power that's missed. We only get to see that actually in The Royal Wedding, when she stands against Chrysalis for that short moment, and even then she looses, which should have actually been a bigger deal than it was, I think, but that's my soap box. XD

I noticed that look! The golden, exposed hooves definitely gives that look while still keeping her just as regal as she should be. :)
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OrangeLetters88 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I love seeing her as a real horse! She feels like a god left over from roman times! Utterly breathe taking she is!
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CigarsCigarettes Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
The roman times is exactly what inspired me ^^ Thank you! And as for Celestia, I always believed in the show she's depicted as a taller and 'slimmer' mare because she was partly based on an Arab horse (but then...the Saddle Arabians came which imo are 100% horses, no pony traits whatsoever), so I went with the horse design further as well ;)
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OrangeLetters88 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This is very informative thank you! I never knew that actually!
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equigoyle Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oooh, now THAT is an awesome Celestia!  She's beautiful!  You've captured her so well and even made her look even more elegant than she is depicted!  Excellent work!  Love the little sparklies in her mane and tail and the way you did her leg guards.  Definitely cool!
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CigarsCigarettes Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
Thank you:hug: I'm slowly growing a distance to the 'shoes' the ponies are wearing in the G4 version. Even if they're based on real horseshoes with a fancy twist I don't find it as clever as I sis at the beginning, leg guards/cuffs are so much better looking for me ^^
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equigoyle Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah they're not all that appealing. They can look cute for the show and simple illustrations but...not for real practicality.
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Fimlie Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
woa awesome work on the mane and wings and I like the accessoires on her legs (what are they even called?)
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CigarsCigarettes Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
I gues leg guards or  handhoove cuffs could work ^^
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Artention Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful ! <3
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ShawnTheZoroark Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*gets heartattack*
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CigarsCigarettes Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
Nooooo D:! LIVE! Live damn you!


:D
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ShawnTheZoroark Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Death: do you have any thing to say to your family before we move on?

Me: yes they really sould check this out 
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SwanLullaby Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
She looks gorgeous. Cool job!
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KingdomHeartsEWY Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
So beautiful! ^w^
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Philaharmonicai Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
Wow! Absolutely beautiful! LOVE the cuffs on her hooves. Absolutely gorgeous representation of her shoes. So ethereal and lovely. Your style really is so sharp and crisp and unique. Instant favorite - congratulations for the feature on EqD! Totally deserved and so watching you for more of this magic beauty!
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CigarsCigarettes Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
:blush: Thank you so much! It's always a pleasure to meet with such a great response, and thanks for telling me about the EqD feature, I  wouldn't knew until this day that the piece made it, yaaay! :D
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Hironolind Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
I had been hoping for a while you'd draw Celestia or Luna in your style, definitely not disappointed as she's turned out so majestic looking.
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CigarsCigarettes Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
Thanks ;) I already did draw Luna before but now I'm not too sure about her, I'll be readrawing Luna sometime soon with my own spin ;)
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Hironolind Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
Completely forgot about about the picture with her and Lauren :o
But more art from you is always nice to see, in particular you draw such beautiful manes and tails.
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KarmaDash Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think this is my favorite Celestia piece 
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CigarsCigarettes Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
♥I'm happy to hear that
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KarmaDash Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You deserve it ^^
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xonxt Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DEM FETLOCKS :icondatassplz:

That looks gorgeous! The anatomy, the wings, the hair, the jewelry... marvelous!
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jessi-dragon-rider Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's awesome *-*
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Centurah Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow...
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cajobif Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014
That is quite possible one of the most beautiful drawing I've seen of Celestia.

She looks amazing.
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