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Thoughts by PrincessSaros Thoughts by PrincessSaros
Something I've been working on for about a week or so.

Happy with this piece :3

EDIT: Wow! All the lovely replies. Thank you all~ I really do appreciate it! :icontwilight-rapefaceplz:
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NicolasDominique Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Damn lovely.
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RiftMask Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
One can only wonder at the endless thoughts of an immortal.
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PrincessSaros Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
One would assume those thoughts to be rather depressing.
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AwesomeFromTheHerd Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
охуеть, невьебенный рисунок, нарисовал зашибись!
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BubblegumBloo Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing. Simply amazing. :star::star::star::star::star:
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jindra555 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
This was used as an image for Neighsayer's 'At Least 1000 Years' on youtube, so for me It's Celestia the day after banishing Nightmare Moon.
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It's the start of a new day and Celestia is, with great pain in her heart, for the first time ever in her life setting the moon and raising the sun, and for the first time ever also truly alone. She realizes she's now on her own not only to rule the Equestria, but also alone to live her immortal life. To live it in this beautiful world, while Luna, turned monster, but nonetheless her sister, is damned to existence on a vast cold barren of the moon.
She is contemplating about what she did just a few hours ago. If she did the right thing, if she even had right to do it, if she could have done anything else to stop Nightmare Moon, whether there was any other way...
And it dawns to her, as the new day is slowly waking, that her, despite staying in world filled with life, is in the exact same situation as Luna.

Alone.

For who knows how long will it be untill they'll see each other again? It seems like eternity to her. The sun will rise and set thousand times, the world will change hundreds of times, generations will come and go, but loneliness inside her will never cease until she will see her sister again one day.

But watching sun rays brighten the sky and coat the very earth in their magnificent gold hue, deep in her heart Celestia finds resolve, finds hope.

For to her, although she is immortal, time has a meaning.

Beacuse time is not only her or Luna. Time is the whole world. Time is the lives of those ponies who live here, time is the lives of their descendants and descendats of those. Every single one unique in all of creation. How she could let this slip away? She will be here for them, she must. It's bigger than her. And one day, after aeon which would seem to her as just a blink of an eye, one day which will come sooner than she would ever expect, of that she is now sure, she will see her sister again.



One day.


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(now I imagine her taking off and flying off in some unspecified direction)
Ok, I got a little carried away there with those long sentences and whatnot (and then there's that thing that English isn't my first language), so I hope it's readable.

Please, take it as my tribute to your work, Saros.
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PrincessSaros Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice! I should post my own ramblings about the immortality of alicorns someday.

Anyways. Thanks very much for the tribute, it was sweet :3
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jindra555 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Boy, I did a lot of mistakes in there! But I'm glad you liked it.

And I encourage you to ramble! Those things tend to be interesting.
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BerryPAWNCH Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
I really love the windswept mane and especially the sunset background. So vibrant and yet serene.
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Jrakob Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
someone send this to EQD stat
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PrincessSaros Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Already done~
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Demao Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
The combination of the night sky with the sunset/sunrise gives me a real feeling of time passing by while Celestia remains static.
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JustAShyPonyx Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Make a Luna like this, with the moon going down? :D!
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PrincessSaros Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh you Luna fans would like that, wouldnt you? *Gets a broom* Shoo with y'all Luna stuff, dont you have enough pictures of her alrready?! *Prods the side of your head with a broom*

I'll consider it, one day... When I need to repent for my sins or something... ^ This took a long time to do >.<
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JustAShyPonyx Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
-Pokes the broom.- Nyaa... >w<
And no, there will never be enough pictures of her majesty!
NLR...>^> Yus.<3

And, yay! :'D
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AdaWait Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
One of the best pony pictures I've come across. The entire illumination, from the sun cast land to the wondrous faint glow of Celestia's hair; its absolutely beautiful. I cut out the border for my own taste, but its still a great piece. Guess who has a new desktop wallpaper... this guy!
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Fluffyflow93 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
simply fucking amazing
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PrincessSaros Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :3
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NicolasDominique Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So epic and stunning work you made :)
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Pyrobug0 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
Oo, very pretty.
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schneelocke Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
Wow... those colors, and that light. I'm a real sucker beautiful lighting, and I love the sunrays and the glow on the grass and in Celestia's hair and so on. Beautiful. :)
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schneelocke Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
FOR beautiful lighting. x.x (Damn typos.)
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PrincessSaros Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you enjoy it :3
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Lou-Sifer Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sasfjhvanoc knsdjavnfbiona dsfvn best!!!
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temporos Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
O_O; Wow... Just wow.
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Helsaabi Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
*A*
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cajobif Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Very beautiful work. Awesome even.

Wonderful idea since we never seen her setting the sun.
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Azdaracylius Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Why is Celestia only a princess and not a queen? It bothers me...
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PrincessSaros Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hasbro's reason: She was originally supposed to be Queen Celestia, the oldest of the two sisters, without any parents, so she should be Queen. But Hasbro wanted her to be a princess. I assume its because its more comfortable for small children, for her to be referred to as that.

My reason that I like to run with is that Celestia and Luna were always co-ruling Equestria, thus she never changed her name regardless of outranking her sister by age to be the new queen.

If that makes sense :3
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cajobif Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
You are right.

She's a princess, because Queens in animated movies (mostly Disney) and some cartoons were always imaged as evil. Queen Chrysalis for example. So, for giving her a image of good and kindness, she's a princess. Simple as that.

I think it's Lauren Faust who explained it that way.
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Domesticated-Hermit Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is perfect
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Duelist925 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
This is...damn good. Love it.
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Stashabobasha Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Wow... just wow. <3
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Oscarina1234 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing!
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Derpwave Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's awesome.
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25Carrot Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
It was worth the work. It's a beautiful picture.
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EverlastingJoy Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Thoughts: It's well designed, you clearly have a knack for focus points, the lighting is superb, it's a wonderful concept and over all, it's just down right impressive.
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Hawkbittern Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Student General Artist
That's extraordinarily beautiful.
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Shattubatu Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Wowowow! I love how little of the space the ground takes up, letting you see the different levels of sky! Awesome work!
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Maddog3060 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Glorious.
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tophxomi Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful!
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smokeybacon Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is numbingly beautiful.
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timmainsson Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Wonderfuly serene, and powerfully contimplative. This just takes my breath away
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ohthatandy Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
i really like the clouds. :)
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Fasdaff Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
Stunning. Would love to see a similar piece with Luna.
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CosmicUnicorn Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
Quick critique because I'm short on time these days:

Light effects look fantastic. Especially on the hills. Value range is very solid, good job.

Colors don't feel like the time of day. [link]
Too much yellows/greens.
Punch up the reds/oranges. Could probably accomplish this with a gradient layer set to "overlay" or "softlight"--but make sure you distribute them [reds/oranges] across the the image, in the form of highlights/edgelighting. Could probably use some purples and magentas in the sky too.
Darken the foreground of the landscape just a little more -do this with filters/adjustment options... not a brush. You have some nice lighting effects you wouldn't want to mess up. Try a pale red or orange gradient, set to "multiply" or "overlay"

Shadows aren't black. Are they? Look outside during sunset/sunrise.
As a general rule for twilight light: Reds in the back, blues in the front. (During the day, this is reversed: Blues in the back for atmospheric haze, and reds in the foreground)
To test/change shadow color, create a new layer. Apply a dark blue (more on the green side, lower in saturation) gradient and set the layer mode to "lighten". Adjust its brightness and layer opacity until it looks right.

Stars are too large and too numerous. Looks like weird snow.
Less stars, and smaller ones. They should not be fuzzy or have blurry edges (instead: pinpricks and dots of light).

Your clouds look great. Add a few more wispy ones towards the top of the image, specifically behind Celestia (overlapping enhances depth), touching the edge of the picture. This will bring your foreground and background together, while expanding the distance between both.

A touch of atmospheric haze along the horizon.

Consider Celestia's mane: It's flowy and sparkly... So, would it reflect/absorb light in the same way as a regular mane? You have some glow effect... but the blackness of your shadows kills it.



Keep up the good work! You are improving with each new painting.
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PrincessSaros Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Another brilliantly orchestrated critique. Thanks for the info. I doubt I couldhave got this far, this fast without your help.
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JustaninnocentPony Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Nice, this reminds me of an idea for a fic I had that I began writing a few days ago, love it
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zaiali Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
Long hair is long

Nice work.
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