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A Namby-Pamby Pony Princess by harwicks-art A Namby-Pamby Pony Princess by harwicks-art
Princess Celestia just does not get enough credit. Sure, Luna is easy to love (especially when there are so many variations of her personality to choose from), and Cadance will probably end up selling more toys, but when push comes to shove I have to say Celestia is my favorite Princess. At turns majestic, playful, scheming, and always loving towards her little ponies, she's the full package.

My all-time favorite bit of plotting from FIM is probably the moment a distraught Twilight finds herself bombarded with every Friendship Report she had written in the previous season, making a show element I had taken for granted suddenly seem like a master bit of chess positioning. From that genius move onward, I've never doubted Celestia has known what she's doing... and while others enjoy attributing darker edges to her as a result of such schemes, I have no doubt that she's all sunshine and warmth, myself.
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SAPPHIREMAINECOON Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Student Digital Artist
shiny
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VaurTheOneAndOnly Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  New member
Seeing the flowers near her hooves reminds me of Okami for some reason XD


Awesome picture, Tia just doesn't get credit for her awesomeness.
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TheREALTwilightSpark Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hnnnnng -dies-

the arts..... how does those arts...
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Luna-Soresodthe Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
A kind of gentle and touching feeling Hug ,

but it is exquisite beauty (good works) Heart 
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Applejack-1982 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow, amazing:o (Eek) 
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StreamSecret Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW. that mane is gorgeous! 
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Candie-The-Fluffy Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Student General Artist
I LUV THE HAIR SO MUCH!
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Celefin Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
Having actual fur on that princess makes her 120% more beautiful. Also, the very realistic feathers are great.
You manged a near perfect hybrid of reral horse and pony princess!
The 'plasma' mane, as previously commented on, is another fine detail that contrasts wonderfully with the very high detail of the rest.
Also great colours...
also.. everything.
*adoring sigh*
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ilpjcp11 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
Her mane looks like colorful smoke,(As a compliment). It is amazing though.
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TheNextAlicorn Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Sweetie Belle Emote( SweetieBell)-I Really Like Her Mane?
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Hapbog Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
This is awesome! I used this in a pmv, but if you want me to remove it I will.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=yI8bmy…
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BenCooneyTheGuardian Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
In all her glory! And I work to defend her home!
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animepegasus Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
I love how you make all those ponies look so realistic and at the same time are able to stick to the shows style
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CathyTheSlime Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The hair looks so amazing!!
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Yuchipoo Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW!!!
This is amazing!
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jhall1989 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
But Namby Pamby was a great princess! Lol
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Shadowbolt17 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
oh my goddess look at that mane- PRAISE THE SUN!
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PooshkaRiotMLP Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so beautiful your my new favorite Deviant!
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InvaderNAR-42 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
THE WAY YOU DRAW TIA'S MANE
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Amoura-Equines Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
AGREED!!!!! I find Luna gets too much credit, yes she has 2 personalities fun and royal, but her gamer luna and a load of other scenarios dont exist. Dont get me wrong Luna rocks but its not right for celestia (the hard worker) to get pushed down ;D xxx
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KingdomHeartsEWY Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
Wow, it looks so beautiful!!!! ^^
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mbreeden62 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
Celestia is as warm and loving as she is cunning and wise....he is as you said, the full package! I just wish so many of our worlds' leaders could follow her an Luna's examples on leadership and love for others. 
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CrestfallenCelestia Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I find her mane just astonishing. Very well done!
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FoxredCrooner Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer

This is truly beautiful, It belongs in a museum!


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GUILLE832 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
I wish Celestia received at least one chapter. I donīt know, it could be interesting for the character and its development. Anyway, great job. I love the pic, especially the coloring. The style used for the mane is incredible, and the shading and lighting are as well amazing :)
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AZREAL258 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
This is amazing I mean the lighting the tecture it's all perfect.
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pinkiepiebrony0 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh!! This is so pretty! I love love love the mane! And everything is just so amazing!
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MLP-BASE-MAKER Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
OH MY...!
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p4ntynstocking Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
nice
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mojmojsanna Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
WOW O_O
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EagleSpartan888 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer

Freaking amazing art work!

 

Nice job!

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ButtFloof Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Couldn't agree more with the description! :) Great work!
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Captain-Brony Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I really really like her mane
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heartshielder1991 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, that is one awesome art piece :D
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Star-of-Twilight Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What a great painting, a wonderful image of Celestia.  I love transparency of her mane and tail, and how the light passing through the tail and mane reflect off the stone. A Wonderful job!
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VickyCupcake Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're gonna pay for this, Garble!
Also, you can check this comic out: niban-destikim.deviantart.com/… It's really funny!
Great work!
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kidkunlover88 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
wow best art of her ever ^^
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HurpaDerpaTheKiller Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Her mane is simply beautiful, I can't keep my eyes off of it. Great work! :)
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derpyhooves899 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
The detail on her wings are astounding ...
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super-baka Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work is soo amazing! It kind of leaves me speechless.

Celestia's my favorite princess for the same reason. She's wise, warm, and not without a sense of humor. I think she truly cares for Twilight and that her "schemes" are meant to help her grow into a well-adjusted young pony, and eventually, a good leader.
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RandomPandamau5 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love her hair so much! This is truly brilliant! :D
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Mikmini Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
wow... I have literally no words for this(except those I'm writing right now, but... y'know..). It's amazing! So a favourite!
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ZeldaTheSwordsman Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
This is such a gorgeous picture.
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VicodinFlavoredMints Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow, I love how vibrant the colors are. Reminds me of Lisa Frank when I was a kid.
Bravo! :heart: :clap: ^^
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Bluethunder17 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
Preatty hair!!!!!
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ravenandkuba Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your work!
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loganberrybunny Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I completely agree with you about Celestia. There's a lot more going on with her than meets the eye. If you accept the IDW comics as canon (which I do until/unless the show overrides them) Tia has been through some serious battles, but like you I believe she's 100% on the side of light and good.

Also, I love the reference in the title of this picture. "Dragon Quest" isn't my favourite episode, but it's gone up a notch now as I'll think of this wonderful piece every time I watch it. The lighting especially is breathtakingly beautiful.
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DracoDei Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
To quote Sun Tzu's Where I Watch of "A Canterlot Wedding" on rpg.net:
God-Queen Celestia's imaginary self: "My plan is MY WHOLE LIFE. My plan is THE ENTIRETY OF EQUESTRIA. I've spent over a thousand years engineering it into a society that can defend itself, and is worth defending."
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mlp222 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
This is make with Photoshop??
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mlp222 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
Wow really beautiful
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