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Children of the Sun

Fairly inspired by Thomas Bergersen's newest single "Children of the Sun"
Been listening to it so much I kept getting ideas and inspiration to make something. What better then to make celly belly? Well... without the belly...
Darn me for using this name, though :P

The armour is referenced from my older piece Contact in steel
I had based a Celestia piece on it before, Aerius Sol with her sister's counterpart Statim Luna.
Perhaps this one might be a bit closer to what Luna's piece had going. It wasn't my intention to make it a mirrored piece, so they're still fairly different.

Anyhow, since there was no new episode I decided to do this, which is also a throwback to pre-season Saturday's First Contact War universe art. (Due to the armour mainly)
I've been exploring some more full front view again.
The way I painted this was fairly different or felt old again, but fun!

Sometimes I do wonder how my Saturday pieces would be if I didn't "rush" to finish them in one session.
(My Saturday Stream rule has been to finish one piece from scrap within the session)

Hope y'all enjoy, and survived the lack of new episode!


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Children of the Sun [WIP] by AssasinMonkey


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DianaCrafty's avatar

Very COOL artwork <3

22Funday's avatar
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My gosh now that is a bad princess alright but really good looking though. Princess Celestia looks insanely awesome! She's really crazy! Love those golden armor she has on super mega cool! Look at her she has the most craziest power nopony ever had or something! Even her wings are spread out and her mane is flowing like crazy. The flames is the most eye-catching part in this deviation also Celestia too. The flames is the scene is so..... COOL! Her eyes are white she's out of control. So cool AssassinMonkey. I can't think of other words that mean the same definition of cool cool is an awesome word.
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I usually don't give Fives all around, but I had to today. I'm just amazed overall with the pic. It's also interesting to see how your style has changed over time via the link you gave to your older pic. You do a nice balance of light and shadow and show the sharp contrast between the two. The talk I had earlier with you and Silfoe about the shading of the pic while you were working on it was also very informative. The Gold/Bronze armor gives a nice contrats as it's burnished/gilded look does sit in between the extreme brightness of her eyes and the fire and the darkness of the background. Great pic overall.
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I just listened to "Children of the Sun" while planning some short stories that I want to write next month.


This is every bit as cool and fantastical as that track. Definitely worthy.

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Music Note Bullet (Black) - F2U  Judas Priest - Children of the Sun

ItinerantDjuradhan's avatar
Fighting and running from
Turning from who we really are
Cannot suppress
So let's find the one we have shaped so far

Flying too close to the sun
As if we're invincible
Cannot dictate
Dominate the earth that we're living on

We can't defy the laws
Cut the laws that we consummate
Around the world
We grow weaker as we exterminate

The only thing that gives
Thing that brings air and light to us
Wake up one day
And find what we got is so serious

We are the children of the sun
We are the children of the sun

The pony greed and our creed
Is all that we have to share
Knee deep in tragical
Fabrical issues everywhere

Cannot replace the one
Chase the one that we used to be
It isn't how we were
Why we're here, what we're meant to be

Fighting and running from
Turning from who we really are
Cannot suppress
So let's find the one we have shaped so far

Flying too close to the sun
As if we're invincible
Cannot dictate
Our fate on this earth we are living on

We are the children of the sun
The love for everyone
Always on the run
The fire in our eyes
The passion never dies
We are the chosen ones
The children of the sun

We are the children of the sun
The love for everyone
Always on the run
The fire in our eyes
The passion never dies
We are the chosen ones
The children of the sun

We are, we are
We are the children of the sun

We are, we are
The children of the sun

We are, we are
We are the children

Always on the run



THIS FITS SO WELL. Why is it that "kid's shows" cast such powerful characters so casually? And then, since it is still a "kid's show", they never use that power! I realize that the writers mitigate her power on purpose in order to give the main characters conflict, but there have been so many instances where you could have had both power and plot. So unfortunate for all us megalomaniacs out there. Oh well. This art is amazing. Well done.
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Oh yeah...she’s pissed.
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thedarkmink's avatar
do oyu have a link to the animated version? thanks
NikoAccampora's avatar
Holy shit! That was one badass song! Fits this pic perfectly.
ItinerantDjuradhan's avatar
Hey you! Nice too see a familiar face as always.
Lupineborn's avatar
So beautiful. Awesome artwork, and I love the song too. Great inspiration :)
speedox12's avatar
Someones gonna die.
Oh, this is celly belly alright - Celestia Bellator!
Unkownbrony52's avatar
Love the song, and the art( though still a princess Luna guy.) this reminds me of the end of mortal kombat x where raiden enters the jinsei and uses his magic to purge it of shinnok's evil.
elpachonisimo's avatar
La poderosa Celestia Epic
Blackwind06's avatar
Beautiful and epic 
ijustloveit619's avatar
Glory to Princess Celestia! May her rule be eternal!
TanukiTagawa's avatar
The scene is amazing,with superb artwork and amazing coloring!  :wow:  (Celestia look like very angry... ^^; )
mobius22's avatar
ALL HAIL THE GOD EMPRESS OF THE PONYKIND!!!!!!!!!
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