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EDIT: Now on EQD! Neato - Thanks, ponies!
Illustration of Canterlot for an upcoming chapter of a ponyfic I'm writing:…

Didn't really plan this out and just started painting... There are a few things that are wonky but I don't care.

People never make the city look big enough, I think. Doesn't it have a goddamn hedge maze? And a racetrack?

Supposedly Canterlot is based on Minas Tirith, but it always makes me think of another high-altitude magic castle:…
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Keytee-chan's avatar

Looks like something that would fit in Heroes of Might and Magic 3.

darkvoid2000's avatar
This is just amazing!! 
RadioactivePotato123's avatar
This is absolutely incredible I love it 

it looks slightly steampunk :D
Artman21's avatar
OH..MY...GOD.. This is FRICKIN AWESOME! Keep up the awesome work! Also, what art program did you use to draw this masterpiece?
Napasitart's avatar
They are helped by Imperial of Mankind!
God Emperor signed treaty alliance with princess sparkle! 
shadowzero20's avatar
Canterlot looks much bigger in this than some of the other pics i seen. On show or some screen captions it doesnt look very big. Infact in a way has slight jrpg look to it. ^^

All you need to do is bash it up a bit, add some pink and you have the PERFECT Fallout Equestria version to end all versions. XD

(is it okay if I use this for reference in an animation I'm doing?)
Balthasar999's avatar
Sure thing, go hog wild!
THANK YOU so much. XD This is going to be incredible, I'll credit you well. ;-D
KaiskeArimoni's avatar
Holy mother of awesome...

Balthasar999's avatar
Haha, thanks!  Glad you approve!
Daralydk's avatar
this visualization is simply incredible
it is more like something from Final Fantasy or one of the more darker fim-fic like  Fallout: Equestria or Celestia Code (and sequels)

heh, yeah Chrono Trigger :-D seems we are on same wave here
Balthasar999's avatar
Glad you like it, it was a lot of fun to do.  I didn't really plan it, it just sorta came out this way.
And hell yeah Chrono Trigger.
SnapCentino's avatar
I think I know why people never make the city look big enough:

The sense of scale depicted here is a little too huge to easily wrap one's head around.
GreenDragon1970's avatar
I like this.  A sort of Science-Fantasy Canterlot.  And I can even see where those stained-glass windows are.
RedW0lf777sg's avatar
I like this Canterlot a lot more then one they show in the actually TV show. It look like a smarter design, a realistic design...well at least realistic as you can get in a fantasy world. ^_^;;;
Balthasar999's avatar
Thanks, that's kinda what I was going for!
RedW0lf777sg's avatar
So how long this took you to get done? =3
Balthasar999's avatar
About 3 evenings.
RedW0lf777sg's avatar
Hmm...I see, I see. So what made you came up with this idea of designing Canterlot this way? =3
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