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master study - Celestia by CosmicUnicorn master study - Celestia by CosmicUnicorn
Gustave Doré study.

Added Celestia in from another sketch.
CS3 for textures.



Ink (sakura micron pens) on 8.5" x 11" 110 lb. paper.
3+ hours.




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Prints available here.
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blisfstructure Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
When I look at this, even though its clearly fantasy, I think I kind of know what it would be like to be there. i.e The sound of a slowly flowing brook, the woodland sound of animals rustling in the trees. Neat.
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loveme4eva4teen Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Student Interface Designer
:wow::wow::wow::wow::wow::wow::wow::wow::wow::wow::wow::wow::wow::wow::wow::wow::wow:
this is amazing :iconiloveitmoreplz:
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Fairy-Slayer Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
Lovely line work and shading technique, especially for creating great textures along with great light and shadow. The setting, the isolation, and Celestia's pose come together to create an atmosphere of sadness and idle thoughts on what should otherwise be a lovely day. It's even a bit cute in a way how her magnificent wings are stretched wide open, ready to "catch" her if she slips while climbing down to the riverbed. For a moment I wondered if she was taking off or landing, but meandering on hoof while lost in thought still seems right to me. (Or maybe I'm just reading way too much into it.)
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pyrestriker Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
What I would give to have this in print...
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:iconpyrestriker:
pyrestriker Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
Yay! Now to just save up the money to buy it. lol. This may take a few weeks.
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Spengs85 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
That's a gorgeous piece of traditional art. Very classy stuff.
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Tombofsoldier Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I loooove pencil sketches like this, don't know why. Of course the subject matter helps a bit
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HorseCookies Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That tree....so beautiful. :iconiwantitplz:
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:iconamfoxy3:
amfoxy3 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
Sooo amazing! I wish I could do that now
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:iconangel-skunk:
Angel-Skunk Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful!
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Zekaire-Aquanimus Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Only 3 hours?! o.o
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DemonPanther Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
I love works in this style! :iconiloveitplz:
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:iconsunegem:
SuneGem Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Darn, that's good sketching!
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:iconanne-muse:
Anne-muse Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
I would love to see more masters studies. Albrecht Dürer would be my suggestion.
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RainBowDashForever3 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
HOLY FLIBBITYGIBBETS THAT'S EPIC! GOOD JOB!
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:iconjavkiller:
JavKiller Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
Wow, crappy this is really inspiring.
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Sharpfang Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
If you ever decide to sell that, let me know.
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Sharpfang Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
Thanks! Bought!
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
Hahaa, I instantly recognised it as a Doré; you've got a good handle on his style! :meow:
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Jety-Lefr Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Student General Artist
this should have bajillion favorites.
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:iconacrynie:
Acrynie Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow this is magnificent your work is verry delicate! Love it!
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:iconunderstatedhyperbole:
understatedHyperbole Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
Y'know, I'd wondered who had done the depiction of Satan for Paradise Lost... now I know.
Gorgeous inks... just gorgeous.
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DustyScarecrow Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Damn, this is incredible........
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:iconwithering-lilies:
Withering-Lilies Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. I think this is one of the best realistic-ish drawings of Celestia I have seen to date! Absolutely amazing! :D
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:iconnutmegmeg:
nutmegmeg Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So much favorites and favorites ad favorites.
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:iconctmera:
ctmera Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
Prettttty...
It's just all very graceful and elegant :D
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Travics77 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is powerful in so many levels
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sprinklesaurus Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
I love the way you do scenery. I love it so much, and I hate scenery.
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:icondarkapostlematt:
DarkApostleMatt Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
...I love it!!
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HolyFroRayToro Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
DAT TREE.
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needsmoreminecraft Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Student Writer
This is truly beautiful. You have out done yourself to the extreme and back. Bravo!
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night-fury-lover-1 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
why why WHY do you call yourself CRAPPYunicorn? you are anything BUT crappy!
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:iconcieloleali:
CieloLeAli Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Student General Artist
Can i make this my new god? It's just wonderful.
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:iconultrasabreman:
ultrasabreman Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
So amazingly epic, that I don't think there's an adjective in the English language that describes it properly.
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Valkyrie-Girl Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
This really is fantastic! I do love the works of Gustave Dore though this does remind me of Arthur Rackham's story book illustrations quite a lot as well.
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:iconkeatonnoir:
KeatonNoir Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
That's beautiful. I love the detailing in it! I don't have that kind of eye or attention span to do something like this. xD
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:iconmeghan161:
Meghan161 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
this is so beautiful!!
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:iconroses-are-pink:
roses-are-pink Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
oh. my. bejesus.
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:icondeihjan:
Deihjan Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
amazing art as always
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XG-AwEsOmE Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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FUCK THE AMOUNT OF WELL-DONE IN THIS DAMN SKETCH MAKES ME WANT TO THROW MY MONEY AT THE SCREEN BUT NOTHING'S HAPPENING!
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:iconmrspartin:
MrSpartin Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Merlin the Wizard should be in this. Still good though.
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Moguryuu Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
words cannot begin to express how beautiful and stunning I find this. one of my favorite pieces, not only by you, but by anyone in the mlp community.
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GlossyHooves Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Student General Artist
Beautiful.
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MightyQuinn2021 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
Words... cannot describe...
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otaku9999 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
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What the o_o

WHOA DUDE SERIOUSLY WHOA !

You have all of my respect !
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DaisyFancy Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
Wow! Thats amazing!
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einsUNDcolt Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
Can I commission you to paint my wall
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xanadove Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
O.O oooooh love! :heart:
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