At this point, I think everyone has seen these photos of the Walmart posters and/or they've been recreated and reposted to the moon and beyond. These posters are NOT my work, I claim no ownership, copywrite, or responsibility. They're just amature photos of awesome, amazing, absolutely incredible posters. my goal was just to give everyone a chance to see and enjoy them.
The other three beautiful posters were designed by AllSpark Forums user Nayuki-[link] This map, however, was designed by some other extremely talented and wholly awesome artist! If I find out who it is, I will post the info here.
For an even BIGGER HD version of the map here's a link to the file in my Dropbox. Be warned, it's a nearly 10MB file, so YONDER TO BANDWIDTH- [link]
Artemis: Brother, we're so glad to be back home...but did you truly have to send us to the moon? I thought such treatment was reserved for thy exes?
Solaris: What-? Brother, I never sent any of my girlfriends to the moon!
Artemis: *raises eyebrow*
Solaris: Alright...perhaps one...or two...
Next up, Solaris as King Henry VIII! Don't worry, you guys made it very clear from the Cadance pic you didn't like me changing the hairstyles too much, so this one's close to the origtinal pics of Solaris. ._.
Silimar to how I imagine Celestia to be similar to Elizabeth, I like to think young Solaris would've behaved like Henry. Wheras I think Elizabeth was a young girl who began as awestruck by the life of court but grew into a responsible queen, I think Solaris would've taken being king for granted, and used it to get all the mares. So, pretty much a womaniser who'd send girlfriends to the moon if the displeased him. But, unlike Henry who died a sad death full of failed wars and failed mariages, I think Solaris would've learned from the lonliness of sending Artemis away and grown into a true ruler.
So, for this pic the hardest part was trying to convert the coats Henry wore into a pony version that doesn't look too stupid. I'm still not 100% happy with it, so I'll probably change the cut when I paint Artemis. Also, those sun medalions were surprisingly difficult to draw just so you know. Also, if you're wondering why Solaris' eyes are open, and the other pics in the set have closed eyes, let me explain. I portrayed the girls with closed eyes because it enhanced the graceful air I wanted to give the girls. I also wanted to give Solaris a Flynn Rider esque smirk so he looks smooth and good with women. An open smile was also considered scandalous back then...about as scandalous as having 6 wives.
Fun facts: The title "King Takes Queen" is a phrase I saw often while looking up refferences, used on promotional images of Henry in "The Tudors", a tv show I should really watch someday. :> Also, on the legband above Solaris' stockings you can see the phrase "Coeur Loyal", Henry's personal motto. It translates as "Loyal Heart" and was shows next to a heart usually. Ironic, as Henry was the English king who had 6 wives, no?
P.S. I love Solaris' beard so much.
Next, I'll take a break from the Tudor ponies and head into the 1700's! Your hint as to which monarch and which pony I'll be crossing over is "Let them eat cake." (this should be easy for you history buffs, and pretty much every brony knows which pony to associate with cake. ).