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Caelesti Colorum

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A piece that started back in January, but then I put it on hold, getting distracted by other stuff. It was also just a bit higher in problem solving than other things. Had to figure out a bunch of the wings, anatomy ,foreshortening, etc. At the time I guess I didn't feel like doing that haha.

But here we are, I randomly just decided I felt like finishing it. Unplanned, but still worth a finish. (I practically finished half of Rainbow Dash already back in January)
Some good anatomy practice, and painting in this style, a bit more historical painterly, is fun to do. Direct in colour, getting a better approach going, all that stuff. Progress right?

Also, hopefully this'd be interesting to have as a print. Those never hurt! (Or well, they do for moving around my ever growing merchandise inventory haha)

I can't exactly recall some of the details as to why I chose to do this, but the rough lines are definitely Greek (early Roman) influence, historical paintings, and some action-y anthro having them fly to detach from the ground, giving more different pose options.

Technically I do have the very initial stages of a Fluttershy version as well (bare body, no clothes, sketch), because she be pegasi as well, buuut it already took me this long to finish this, not sure if I'd get to her. Who knows, maybe just like why I randomly just finished this, I may randomly start a Fluttershy piece. (Probably a lot more timid, less intimidating look to her hah)


Approx Time: ~19 hours
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Caelesti Colorum [WIP] by AssasinMonkey


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KittySasha's avatar
Yo! That's bomb af!
RaiStormSkrillFury's avatar
Rainbow Dash looks awesome! Nice job!!
Samy1222's avatar
Thank you so much for drawing this.
Samy1222's avatar
I’m so in love with this drawing it’s beyond beautiful
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SpudsMcFrenzy's avatar
This is so amazing! Do you sell prints?
AlkemyFreak's avatar
My god, there's so much that could be done with this piece... I'm saving this for reference.
merdicano's avatar
And that's how you make My Little Pony badass
W17's avatar
TEAKAY-C-II-R's avatar
I really like her mane.  And her eyes.  And the wings. And how she stands out so well from the dusty background.  And the perspective on her arm looks great, especially how it looks like her index finger is even casting a direct shadow on her thumb.  I am uncertain if she's landing or taking off or hovering based on her mane, tail, and wing position, and the dust being kicked up ... but that doesn't seem a weighty issue.
PonydeOz's avatar
Ohh fuck man, ¡¡¡thats awesome!!! 
De-Lupe's avatar
Don't tell Dash I said this, but she is absolutely gorgeous here.  I think she'd prefer awesome, but it wasn't the first word to pop up.
EverlastingJoy's avatar
The details on this are amazing! Fantastic job on the little pieces of clothing as they really help sell the idea of a goddess.
mahdashie23's avatar
What a goddess.
SentireAeris's avatar
Ok AM, I love your work, but this HAS to stop... You're TOO DAMN GOOD!!
Literally, I can't stop looking at this, it's incredible! Literally on par with ANY artist... EVER.
Leonardo Da Vinci?? Have you come back in Brony-form!? :D
Enayol's avatar
Very cool ^-^
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Auronyth's avatar
Beautiful job!
Lilly-Lamb's avatar
Excited Rainbow Dash chat emote Absolutely amazing!
John-Pone's avatar
Holy mother of god.
I feel like i'm in front of a museum piece.
DBrentOGara's avatar
Truly amazing work, I love the shading and materials, you've really mastered the 'Old Masters' painterly style, and it looks incredible with Dash here. I'd love to see the Fluttershy companion piece someday :D
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