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Sol of Celestia by CosmicUnicorn Sol of Celestia by CosmicUnicorn
Been working on this the last several weeks... usually when I was feeling blue as a way to raise and calm my spirits.

I imagine Princess Celestia, with the exception of the Summer Sun Celebration, prefers to rise the sun quietly on her own. A morning meditation for a serene leader with a soulful sol.  


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CS6. 

Edit: Punched up the color saturation.
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:iconreipegaponyn:
ReiPegaPonyn Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2017  Student General Artist
sad eyes
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:icontheclancat:
TheClanCat Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2017
:) (Smile) Princess Celestia Icon Profile 
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IronPiedmont1996 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017
Best Princess! :D
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:iconvolkadin:
Volkadin Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is magnificent! I don't even know to say! I think I've fainted. Love  
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BejeweledApples Featured By Owner Edited Jun 5, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Ah, isn't this the most elegant and serene picture I've seen yet? The golden sunlight is a nice touch.
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:iconcuddlepug:
Cuddlepug Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014
Gorgeous work, CosmicUnicorn. You're a sensational artist! Your mastery over lighting in particular is awe inspiring.
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:iconmysterimaan:
MysteriMaan Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
let me visit
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OliverLacota Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014
Hi, would you be willing to let me use this as a background for a song I'm writing? Credit will be given, of course.
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:iconcajobif:
cajobif Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
Amazing work.

This look so good.
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Doctorwholovesthe80s Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I can see that.
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:iconpaulinaghost:
paulinaghost Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
Gorgeous.
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:icontomfraggle:
TomFraggle Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
Breathtaking beautiful!  :+fav:
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:icon10blue10:
10blue10 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
This is gorgeous!
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:iconseashells2:
Seashells2 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
So... BEAUTIFUL... ;_;
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:iconsathmos:
Sathmos Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
Amazing as always.
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:iconseeun402:
SeEun402 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful
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:iconmrspartin:
MrSpartin Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Reminds me of the original old Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles art style. I like! :D
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TITANOSAUR Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ooooh very beautiful!
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juankmlo Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
the iluminations and reflections are nutz!!
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AffinityShy Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014   Filmographer
Absolutely beautiful! I love the calming, serene environment. Fantastic work with the lighting and colors too. I REALLY love the way you rendered Celestia's mane and tail; they're so elegant and magical. :iconreallylikehermaneplz:
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Artention Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Waw ! Gorgeous ! *3*
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Fairy-Slayer Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
You definitely captured the quiet solitude as she does her daily chore. She looks stunning, almost a shame the other ponies can't see, but in the stillness of nature it's perfect. Nice use of shadows for Canterlot, and lovely lighting for everything.
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Jordanis Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely.  Are you planning to do prints of it?
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:icontinyfeather:
Tinyfeather Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HOW.
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:icondarkstarwolf53:
DarkstarWolf53 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very pretty!
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elgregorPL Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
Oh, you gave her a real anatomy? I mean I think I see bones, muscles and veins, but the preview is too small to say for sure. I don't know what to think of that - it's a realism/cuteness tradeoff. I think I like it, but I'm not sure. I certainly like those wings though - they are realistic, but without any tradeoffs.

On the other hand I don't like the heavy makeup; I don't like it on humans too.

And for some reason the castle looks more cartoonish compared to the rest of the picture. I think it might be because edges aren't "eroded" by the strong light.

I really like the golden boots and the fact that they cast reflections. Oh, and tail/mane. :)
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Jacobellinger Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Celestia is my fave character and I just started fallowing you a few days ago and then BAM you hit me with this. The lighting is fantastic. I want to see a little more musculature detail though. 
sorry I can't think of anything more constructive to say about this piece 
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Dragonstar1278 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
Beautiful!
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K4nK4n Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
The lilies and the water look awesome.
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:iconiamli3:
iamli3 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
where is a place like that in the canterlot region though?.....
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:iconhunting-wolf:
Hunting-wolf Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like your art ^^
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FaolanEternal Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have  a joke.

Whats Celestia's favorite music genre?


Sol

On another note, you're alive!
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TheGreenDome Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sol, the Latin name of the main-sequence star of the synonymous Sol System, called the Sun in English
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Ajdrianpony Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
OoOoOoO  So awesome, so beautiful !!  Ahh..
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darkslywolf Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist
Beautiful
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GUILLE832 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
Each one of your pics make my day :la: I love your style
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Kitsurie Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
I love your Celestia works! She looks gorgeous in your style.
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:iconcrazypastels:
CrazyPastels Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This reminds me a lot of art found on Magic the Gathering cards. That giant lake behind Canterlot makes for a terrific setting.
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:iconjoakaha:
Joakaha Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! :)
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:iconfreyaleafy:
FreyaLeafy Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Loving the transparently on her mane and tail!
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KeinZantezuken Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
Not bad, hehe. Nice lighting reflections on the water surface.
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GrandMoffPony Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
It's as if she could literally walk on the water.  Beautiful!!
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scarletvye Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
Extremely serene. This lake... I would drift forever on it... looks amazing.
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scarletvye Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
Oh and a few things I noticed. On the hind legs there seem to be a few lighter areas that to me look like layering between the tail and the legs got scrambled a bit. And I think her horn should be glowing.

Also the wings, they look realistic with all the primeries and the secondaries, and majestic as hell!
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CosmicUnicorn Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
No layer scrambling.  
The lighter areas are reflected light from her golden shoes. Though perhaps I should make them more yellow to emphasize that effect. 

Debated whether or not to have her horn glowing... I suppose for the narrative it should be. 


Thank you for your comments. 
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scarletvye Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
Oh I was mislead by the shapes and direction... they just line up so well with the flow of colors in the tail.
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Sharpfang Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
I can imagine her alighting on the water surface.
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HurricaneSparky Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
Gorgeous.
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Mariposah Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! *.*
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