Stars where our pony friends are waiting for us...
Man, I've been wanting to a print like this for a LONG time. Gurren Lagann is still my favorite animated show, and the one that got me into giant robots in the first place. Also Luna and Celestia fit the Simon-Kamina archetype better than you think.
Gonna be available as a print at Equestria LA, Everfree Northwest, and Bronycon 2013!
This print was done earlier in the week and I released it at Las Pegasus Unicon since all four voice actors for the princesses are attending. I've already sold out so I figured I'd post it. These pretty pony princesses may be pretty pony princesses, but that doesn't mean they are at all weak.. that's why I adore them
She's gone face-to-face with Nightmare Moon, resisted the power of Discord, held her cool against Queen Chrysalis, and helped restore the Crystal Heart to its rightful place...but can she handle a thousand years' worth* of Equestrian economy?
* Celestia really, REALLY sucks at record-keeping.
(This was Texel's joke, but he said I could use it!)
***EDIT 1/25/13: Added fangs for Chrysalis! She is qualified to hang out with Dracula and Edward Cullen now! ***
***EDIT also on 1/25/13: Okay maybe not Edward Cullen.***
YES WE ARE!! We've just arrived!! The most elite warriors in Equestria! I like cloppers though I don't know why YES WE ARE!! We decide who gets more airtime with Rock-Paper-Scissors, Since that's nice and fair But most of us have hooves so they have trouble playing, so it's not all THAT fair YOU'D BETTER REMEMBER THAT.
SPECIAL SQUAD!! SPECIAL SQUAD!! SPECIAL SQUAD!! SPECIAL SQUAD!!
YES WE ARE!! We've just arrived!! The most elite warriors in Equestria! We even shut up whining fillies We're the Ponyu Special Squad YES WE ARE!! We'll show you our Special Fighting Pose You better kneel before it's beauty!!
MAN it feels good to do a group pic. I wonder why I don't draw more of these? (looks at time since last submission and grins sheepishly) Oh...yeah. THAT's why.
Still, the villains of MLP are pretty fun to draw! Nightmare Moon especially :3 Also I think I like working with this lineless style I've been experimenting with
Nightmare Moon, Discord, Great and Crossover'd Trixie, King Sombra, Chrysalis, MLP: FiM (c) Ginyu Force, Dragon Ball (c) Akira Toriyama Engrishman (c)
Personal theory time: Celestia has just spent a ~millennium alone (I'm assuming Cadance aged normally here). That's got to be a little bit traumatizingly depressing. Then, in the span of a less than two decades (again, assumptions about pony lifespans being made) Cadence comes along, she gets her sister back and her student attains princess-hood.
Scroll over this sentence for my spoiler based thoughts. Edit: I was right! It was about pride in Twilight.
This was originally sketched out as a more serious fight/sparring match, but then I went to the beach... So now they're having fun and playing in the water. Besides, they look like they need to spend more fun time together.
The thing I was trying to do in the sketch was work on getting ponies to twist and turn. Celestia has a more dramatic turn of her entire body and Luna is a subtle twist of her back end. PS CS5
edit: Uploaded for two hours and it ends up #2 on EQD Drawfriend [link] Whoever submits this stuff of mine, I love you.