“Mythology meets MLP as the roman goddess Epona, also known as “The Divine Mare”, brings the two sisters Celestia and Luna into existence from a sea of chaos to watch over the newly formed world of Equestria”
Q: What the hell is this and why is Octavia a pegasus?
A: This is a picture of a bunch of the characters me and my friends all play in a game together, and one of the players did indeed choose to play Octavia. Story shenanigans happened (as story shenanigans tend to do in things like RPGs), and long story short she got wings. So, while not exactly an OC like the rest of them, it is the person's main character, and I really wanted to include them in the picture as well since they're one of my best friends " _____________
This piece took enormous amount of time (started to work on it at the beginning of January of 2012) and effort, but I'm quite happy how it turned out in the end. Really liked the original idea for this scene, quite enjoyed drawing and painting Princess Celestia here, in a bit unusual pose and environment, and it was a pretty good practice at the detailed backgrounds as well (my first waterfall, yay!). Anyway, I really hope you will like what I came up with. Tell me what do you think :3
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.
This battle took place many thousands of years before the current events. And it is not the final battle of good against Lord of Chaos.
Discord with his new favorite doll versus Celestia, on her burn of rage form: Lightmare Sun.
What do you think?
Founding of Equestria ( "Hearth's Warming Eve" episode ) --> The conquest of the country by Discord. The reign of chaos. --> Bunt alicorn sisters and their allies against the Lord of Chaos --> This battle ( Fail ) --> The final battle with the all Elements of Harmony ( I think Celestia and Luna were users of a specific single item ). Discord Lost. --> Much later Nighmare Moon time --> Thousand years later, today time.
Someone requested a picture of Celestia so I used her as a speed paint warmup for this morning. Worked longer on this than I meant to. I was originally only going to spend 1 hour on it but ended up going till 2.5 hours. Oops!