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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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Tallinu Featured By Owner Edited May 13, 2015
Oh wow, that mane. I have never seen it done so beautifully. I like how there are plants blooming where she steps, too. And the semi-realism. The more I look at this, the more I find to love about it.
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AppleLuna28 Featured By Owner May 4, 2015
I WANT A PRINCESS CELESTIA TOY :c
the only princesses i have are twilight and cadence D:
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Hart-Fort Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015
Its amazing what you did with her mane and tail here, I haven't seen anyone else design her hair like this.
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Hart-Fort Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015
I really enjoy seeing all the art of the Royal Sisters on Deviantart, there is tons of great art for Luna, its great to see equally good art for her sister Celestia. 
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KawaiiWonder Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
The art is unbelievable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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davis81 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
I'm so glad that I am not the only one who thinks Celestia is absolutely amazing! She's definitely my favorite too~  Very nice work on this piece! :3
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DerpyandMe Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Wow. Her mane so gorgeous!
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:iconqueen-kittykat:
Queen-KittyKat Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What the heck do you use to draw hair like THAT?? o_0
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:iconpaperfoldingrabbit:
PaperFoldingRabbit Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
practice and patience bro.


All it takes cx
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:iconqueen-kittykat:
Queen-KittyKat Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I mean those swirls
you can't do this with every program ._. 
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:iconpaperfoldingrabbit:
PaperFoldingRabbit Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh and it also takes money LOL
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Queen-KittyKat Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOOOOL yea I don't use that xD
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:iconpaperfoldingrabbit:
PaperFoldingRabbit Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
I DON'T HAVE A SINGLE CENT TO MY NAME! :iconderpplz:
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:iconqueen-kittykat:
Queen-KittyKat Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconreactionplz: omg we are money bros! 
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:iconpaperfoldingrabbit:
PaperFoldingRabbit Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
But I'm a girl XD


Aren't you a girl too? O.o
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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  Hobbyist General Artist
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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:iconluna-soresodthe:
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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:iconapplejack-1982:
Applejack-1982 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow, amazing:o (Eek) 
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:iconstreamsecret:
StreamSecret Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW. that mane is gorgeous! 
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:iconcandie-the-fluffy:
Candie-The-Fluffy Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Student General Artist
I LUV THE HAIR SO MUCH!
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:iconcelefin:
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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:iconthenextalicorn:
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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:iconbencooneytheguardian:
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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:iconyuchipoo:
Yuchipoo Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW!!!
This is amazing!
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:iconjhall1989:
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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:iconpooshkariotmlp:
PooshkaRiotMLP Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so beautiful your my new favorite Deviant!
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:iconinvadernar-42:
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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:iconmojmojsanna:
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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:iconheartshielder1991:
heartshielder1991 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, that is one awesome art piece :D
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:iconstar-of-twilight:
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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