It's taken me about six months, but I finally got around to drawing this properly. I'm very happy with the final result - I hope you like it too!
Like the other dresses, the colours are loosely based from her mane and tail. Her shoes are technically not new - my very earliest (or most astute) watchers may actually recognise I've used these shoes before. Her mane is based off her wedding mane, and her crown from her crystal form. Thanks to NightmareMoonS for feedback and for some suggestions that I implemented!
Gala Dresses:Cadance | Celestia | Luna | Nightmare Reuse: You are not allowed to reuse this image without permission. If you post it on another site, I ask that you include a link back here.
The Princess Cadance character and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic are the property of Lauren Faust and/or Hasbro and/or others.
This image was inspired by a rough scene of Fancy Pants and Fleur. The result however, is not quite as I'd hoped, especially for Shining. I may yet edit it in the future, but it's been sitting on my hard drive for a few weeks already.
Yet another Edit: There is now a dub! Done by you can find it here [link]! Edit once again: Korean translation done by can be found here! ->[link] Edit again: So I log and I see that I have over 1000 messages. And then I proceed to freak out a little. How on earth did so many people find this!?!?! WHAT IS GOING ON!?!? And then I go to Equestria Daily and there it is. Mystery solved! So thank you to whoever submitted this and to everyone else for all the faves and comments! I really appreciate it!
And also the for reals edit. Out of the 24,000+ people that have looks at this, only two pointed out that the unicorn was missing her cutie mark. So well spotted you two! And it has now been added. Random unicorn is no longer a blank flank.
Edit: Change the dialogue just a tiny bit at the suggestion of . Thank you for pointing that out!
Holy wow this thing. Just, this thing. I'm surprised that I actually finished it. I usually never finish things this size. I feel I should be congratulated.
In retrospect I think this may have been (at least partially) inspired by the song of the same name by Red [link] .
Hey! First upload of the new year (lets hope it isn't the last).
Damn, this thing. Again a simple coloring turned into god knows what. Tried new things, failed a lot but succeeded (more or less). In the end this started dragging out so think I rushes it a bit. Mainly the mane is not as good as would like it to be. Though I do recommend zooming on the gems and the eye. Also I am aware that the lighting is total crap and that there isn't a consistent light source, this is more or less on purpose because I was trying to push my style rather than be"logical" with light.
Original version is by (please do not hate me if I butchered it :c)
Anyway, hope you guys like it. Again happy new year ans stay safe.
EDIT Now featured at Equestria Daily, it seems. o3o [link]
------- Another preview for you guys from Requiem, made special all thanks to good ol' !
As you all know, he made my last "preview" of the Mane 6 look positively amazing. And he's done it again with my sketches of the royalty of MLP! I mean, JEEZ! I literally squeed and clapped my hands like a child. I have no shame. I:
I highly recommend taking a look at this guy's gallery! DO EEEET! D8 [link]
So I'm pretty sure those of you who actually follow my stuff will know where the sketch came from; the "pony royalty test" thing. Wheeeelp, I liked it enough to get it colored, as you can see. c:
And before anyone asks, I only did the royalty that had horns and wings as a bit of a comparison. And Twilight Sparkle isn't included here because, in Requiem, she doesn't ascend into becoming an alicorn, ONLY because the story was made before season 3. o3o
SO! Let's move on, shall we, to a quick description of our lovely ladies:
In my headcanon, Princess Celestia and Princess Luna are, by definition, ponies. But because they harbor an exceptional amount of magic from all three breeds, they could easily be considered a sort of subspecies or simply demi-gods. To most of their subjects, they are gods, even though that isn't true. The only thing they are immortal to is age, but they are still able to die from outside causes. It's actually managing to kill them is the trick.
Because several people keep asking me, I've decided to add this in too: In my headcanon, as Luna grows more power she begins looking more and more like a creature of the night. This is turn will have her gaining a hybrid between bat-like wings and bird-like wings, fangs, slitted pupils, and tufted ears. To put it simply, when she reaches her peak she will look similar to NMM, only you can easily tell that she is NOT corrupted and that there are still some differences to her and NMM's overall appearance.
Princess Cadence, on the other hand, IS NOT AN ALICORN in my headcanon (all caps because I can't emphasize that enough. o3o ). She is a winged unicorn (can be called a pegacorn, horned pegasus unicorn pegasus), which possess a horn and wings, but do not possess the powers of an alicorn or their immortality to aging. Winged unicorns are not rare, but they don't happen too often either, and are not always born into royalty (or become royalty). Winged Unicorns harbor the magic of a unicorn and a bit of magic of a pegasus, and earth-pony genes ARE needed somewhere in the family tree in order for this sort of pony to be born, but it's nothing close to god-like.
Cadence is a special case, where her magic is a bit stronger than a normal Winged Unicorn, and she even harbors a tiny level of Earth Pony magic; perhaps it's because she's blood-kin to the princesses. But yeah.
HOWEVER, I'm beginning to fall into the headcanon of where Cadence follows the more canon path of how she was originally a pegasus, but was "Ascended" into an alicorn. This is where I have the headcanon that she is an "artificial" alicorn, where she gains the magic of all three breeds but no where near as close to the level Celestia and Luna have (the sisters are born alicorn in my headcanon). And even as an artificial alicorn, she isn't immortal, although her lifespan has expanded. And because she was originally a pegasus, her strongest magic resides in pegasus magic.
As for Chrysalis, you all know she's a changeling. The way I see it, the Changelings are some sort of... I dunno, sub-species of ponies, so they look sort of like them, but they're actually more related to reptiles than ponies (sorta like the hyena; it sort of looks canine but it's more related to the Herpestidae, the mongoose and such ). They lay cluches of eggs and are perhaps cold-blooded (I haven't decided if they were or not), but have the behavior that resembles a hive mind, where they worship and work for one single Queen at a time.
Changelings have something of their own identity, in that they can have slivers of personalities and quirks and different appearances, but its in their very being to CRAVE being one with their queen. As in, they don't really want individuality, only to be as close to their queen as possible. That doesn't stop the fact that some queens are more popular than others for various reasons.
Anyway, Chrysalis. Where as most queens often see their hive as simply pawns in whatever they so desire, I see Chrysalis as one of the few queens that actually harbor a respect and care for her "subjects". That's probably one of the reasons why she's so popular to her particular hive. That, and perhaps because she isn't stupid. o3o
Buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut yeah. I'll put more up later, but for now ask away if you have any questions. c: And thanks for stopping by to take a look. ^.^
Clouds are fun to draw. The ground is not. Lighting's all funky, too. Ah well - it was fun to mess around.
EDIT: I got the HEADER?! www.equestriadaily.com/2013/12… I don't even - the header?! You guys, I don't even know what to say! Erm, I suppose I ought to move this to the main gallery instead of scraps, lol. Thanks a lot, you guys, this means the world to me And now that I've accomplished my goal of nailing the header in a DrawFriend, I shall retire. I'm all washed up now, you know?
"And the prince went on to win the javelin throw championships..."
Cadance here is a by-product of "Nightmares" [link] (see Revisions), but the original one didn't work and I put her in a separate piece here. Shining Armor is either into the story, or doesn't know what on earth is going on. Your pick. Twily remains adorable.
Or "Philoysius", depending on your preferred spelling. Sure, plenty of fans ship various characters in any property, and Pony fans are no different. But how is this pairing so often overlooked? It has everything... Opposing personalities with the studious, responsible one and the flashy prankster? Check. The tragic implications of a love between a mortal and immortal? Check. The humble commoner made good and the beautiful royalty used to palace life? Check. Heck, if touching her makes Owlowiscious burst into flames, then you even get some X-menish Rogue love story angst in there. What more could one ask for in a pairing? I mean, aside from them not being birds with rather limited dialog options...
In any event, these two feathered pets of princesses would be a cute pairing for some background hijinx. Heck, Eakin so agreed with my offhand plugging of the largely non-existent ship that he even proved its possibilities in writing with "Birds of a Feather". As for me, I felt that I had to go forward with this little snapshot, suggesting how the Canterlot native might welcome the latest avian occupant to the castle.
Forgot I never uploaded this here. XD Did this a bit ago, though not that long, really. >.>' supposed to be , but it really looks nothing like him. haha XD
I'm only posting this cause then it's technically stored online with my other art. XD And I am actually rather happy with the colouring :3 The drawing is crud though. xD
Anyway.. like the look of those posters in the back? Yeah? He has those for sale and a few other awesome posters, so go check them out~! :3 (they look at least 10x better by him, I swear. XD) sketchupposters.storenvy.com/
About a week ago I was down with the family and was told that my little cousin was outside helping to paint the new shed. Next thing you know, in he comes, splattered with red paint declaring with such shame and fear that he was a "murderer". He leads us outside to show his dismembered victim; a common fly.
Just thought it'd be funny to have it reimagined it using MLP
Made Using: GIMP, Mouse and Pencil Layers Used: 43 Font Used: Anime Ace ______________________________________
Princess Cadance and Shining Armor taking a stroll through the Royal Canterlot Gardens!
I really enjoyed the season finale, and I want to see more of these guys (though we will probably only ever see them sparingly ever again — but come on, Shining Armor visits Ponyville and has an adventure with Big Macintosh? WHO ELSE WANTS THAT ADVENTURE YOU GUYS.)
In my head this is around when they first started dating, but interpret it as you will. Whatever story you come up with for it is perfectly awesome : )
The gardens is a mishmash of Fluttershy’s fantasy from The Ticket Master. I opened up the episode on YouTube, full screened it and took eight billion screenshots for reference
I miiiight be setting this up to sell as prints, so keep your eyes peeled and/or let me know if you’d even be interested!
*Twilight Standing over Celestia, who was clinging to life with what little of her energy remained*
Dear Princess Celestia,
Today I learned that there is only one kind of magic, power. Nopony can gain magic ability and strength through making friends, one must take it upon herself to study and reach her goals in this life. My studies on 'friendship' have only served to prove to me that friendship isn't magic at all, it is corrupt and filled with hardships. So why bother continuing with such trivial studies, when I can just simply cut out the middle mare?. I became your student in order to learn magic, not so that I could run around cleaning up all of your past messes, which YOU were to incompetent to finish yourself!. HAH! and don't get me started on having to listen to and follow each and every one of your stupid little demands!. Well, I suppose the past doesn't matter any more does it?, Since I am now the most powerful unicorn in all of Equestria and I have surpassed even you, my teacher. With this last spell, it shall all be over for you, my 'former' princess, and Equestria shall answer to me!. But don't worry, teacher some of the wisdom that you passed down to me shall live on, Oh yes, those ponies shall adore me, be happy and become my 'friends'...even if I have to MAKE them! hah hah. Equestria has a new ruler now and unlike you my teacher...in my empire, there, will, be, NO second chances! hahahahaha.
Good Bye Teacher!! * KABOOM*.......................................................... yours sincerely Twilight Sparkle
------------------------- Speed Paint: [link] This was fun lol I got carried away...just a bit xD.
EQD featured!: [link] Twilight and Spike (C) Hasbro Art (c) me
Based on Project Horizons Chapter 71. Frak that ending. It destroyed me. How could you Somber.
About Blackjack's mane- I've never liked how it's been portrayed by the majority of other people drawing her. It's that typical Rainbow Dash mane, and while it looks fine on a lot of OCs I felt that Blackjack needed something at least a little bit different. Just a little. Also I had to manually draw her cutie mark because I thought that the ones I found online were all just too complicated looking, with too much excess detail. The yellows and blues don't really fit in with her general color scheme.
Most of it was done on iPad because my drawing tablet is a little glitchy at the moment. Bright side is there's a progress video, which I will post once it's been edited(because you don't want to watch it in ten minutes of silence now do you) UPDATE: here it is. www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wi4P7p…
And you can find an HD version of dat IF-88 IronPony here: It took me a ridiculously long time to figure out 'IF' just stood for 'IronShod Firearms'. I don't know how it took me that long.