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A very early design of Princess Celestia for the 2008 MLP:FiM pitch bible. Back then she was a full-fledged Queen.
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JustMidorita Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Cute! It doesn't look too different from her current design uwu.
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LoneSpark888 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2017
My little pony Princess Celestia
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TiaLunaCadie Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Best Princess Confirmed
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meluvcheese22 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Love her! Thanks for everything, Lauren!!
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TwistedSailor Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Very wonderful! Although it was changed to princess because queens got a bad rep(thanks to disney, but the original endings are a lot worse. Example, the queen in sleeping beauty is made to dance in red-hot shoes until she dies) but it would have been empowering to have non evil female queen in power. I seriously wonder what's going to happen in the future for Celestia and Luna.
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DisneyMarvel96 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
um that's snow white! Not sleeping beauty!
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geno1312 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017
What made you decide to make her a princess instead of a queen?
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Rococo-Everdale Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017
The shows producers gave Celestia the title of Princess instead of Queen, because they thought "Princess" instead of "Queen" would be more appealing to little girls, which were the original target audience of the show, not adults. As you probabley know the Disney PRINCESS franchise, is very popular amongst little girls, so Hasbro decided to follow this and have the female royalty titled as Princesses. Also, I watched a video on YouTube about MLP and the producers also called the female royalty (including Celestia) princesses because they thought little kids would associate Queens with evilness. 
Personally, I've grown used to the rulers being called Princesses but like Lauren Faust, I think Celestia being titled as a queen would make much more sense.
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AminaIslam Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I saw it somewhere...I think it us because as you know Disney's queens are too evil.And she decided to make her princess,and make Chrysalis queen instead ^-^
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Grotezco Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016
VERY HAPPY HOLIDAYS FOR YOU, MRS. FAUST !!!

 And thanks for the great madness that has been the change done by you with the (now) incredible ponies.

 I hope to hear from you next year, that there are many more beautiful follies on your part ...

BROHOOF FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY !!!

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toyponymontoon Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
I see a little silouett of a man!
Scalia mosh Scalia mosh! Will you do the fandango!
THUNDER BOLT AND LIGHTNING! VERY VERY FRIGHTING ME!
GALILAIO!
Galilaio!
GALIAIO!
Galilaio!
Galilaio figaro!
Mamfico! O! O! O!

I'm just a poor boy from a poor family...
He's just a poor boy from a poor family!
Spar him from this life and this monstrosity!

Easy come easy go, Will you let me go!
DISMILOPH! NO! WE WILL NOT LET YOU GO!!
Let him go!
DIMILOPH! NO! WE WILL NOT LET YOU GO!
Let him go!
DIMILPOH! WE WILL NOT LET YOU GO!
Let me go!
WILL NOT LET YOU GO!
Let me go!
WILL NOT LET YOU GO!
Let me go!
WILL NOT LET YOU GO!
Oh let me go! Go! Go! Go! Go! Go!

Mamma Mia, mamma Mia!
Mamma Mia let me go!
Deolzboth, has a devil put aside for me,
For me!
FOR MEEEEEEEE!!!!

(Get it? QUEEN??)
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PrettyCelestia Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I didn't know she use to be a queen, that explains why she's being treated like a queen by the other ponies. 
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BronyNo786 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She is a queen. She just couldn't be called "Queen Celestia" because it would sound odd compared to Princess Luna (knowing that the two are sisters), as well as MOTHERBUCKER DISNEY :angered: remake  had already reinforced the "queens are devilish evil creatures/spirits" stereotype from the get-go of children's entertainment itself. So she was simply called "Princess Celestia", even though her ranking in Equestria's monarchy technically is that of a queen.
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Luspear-Soram Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
That is a nice picture of Celestia. I like the sparkles. That is great that you pushed the envelope by making her a queen. The show developers made her a "princess", but she still functions like a queen. It is very empowering to see female in a position of authority, without her being evil. The only good queen I know about is Elsa, my favorite character in Frozen. She is a subversion of the stereotype of the evil queen. I wonder what it would be like to have both queens and princesses in Equestria. It would give more variety of alicorns. Celestia and Luna would be queens. Twilight would become a princess, like she does in the show. Cadence would start out as a princess, and then become queen of the Crystal Empire.

Celestia Clap Celestia can have cake 

Clapping Pony icon: Nighty Moon HappyCadencePLZ Clapping Pony Icon - Season Four Twilight 
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LunaMoonCustoms1212 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016  Student Artisan Crafter
sorry for my bluntness, but this is, the real, the true, LAUREN FAUSTS deviantart page!! is this really her?? because shes basically a legend. I cant beleive ive found her, if it really is her, WOW.
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XweetDEATH Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2016  Student Digital Artist
lol Yes it's her! It's not much of a surprise, she's a normal person, and a great artist! Artist's belong on DeviantART, so it's not a surprise to find her here. Yes my icon is a pony creator edit xD
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LunaMoonCustoms1212 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2016  Student Artisan Crafter
Yes, I just didn't know if maybe it was a fake or something. Does she not post anymore art anymore??
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XweetDEATH Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I believe she's too busy with other things to really post here.
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LunaMoonCustoms1212 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2016  Student Artisan Crafter
Yes, I inow how that feels... 
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Jess4horses Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, this is her.
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LunaMoonCustoms1212 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016  Student Artisan Crafter
i cant believe it!! this is so cool :D
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Mr-Pilot Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2016
I thought she was a princess? o.o
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ScribbleHeart101 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
She is but originally she was going to be a queen
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LuciusAppaloosius Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016
No: there is only one Queen, and it is the Fausticorn.  7@=Q
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GofyTomcat1 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2016
Agreed!
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PioneeringAuthor Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I'm glad she still looks pretty much the same... different hooves and head, but basically the same.

Well, I must say, I didn't know you had a DA account!

I am glad you do, though---I like seeing these sketches you did.

Have a nice day, wherever you are! :wave:
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LordkittenJamaa Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
OH MY CELESTIA! YOU ARE MY DRAWING IDOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL, CAN U PLEASE, PLEASE GIVE ME A DRAWING!? YOU ARE SO AWESOME! (sorry caps locks) QUESTION: Can you reply or give me an autograph? I would be extremely honored. :P
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KaiserZephan Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I always thought of Celestia as Laurn Faust OC as i picture her being the one watching over the ponies etc.
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LarryKitty Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Queen Celestia has a nice ring to it
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McKay1606 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 28, 2016

9 out of 10 will now recognize the quote. Nice one, Larry ^^

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CrystalCadenza Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I still like Celestia as a Princess more, because it doesn't put her on so much of a pedestal.
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shark235 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Buck you hasbeen! I'm a queen!
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Satanbrony Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016
Who knows wich of the pony skeches were most fun to draw for Lauren Faust?
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compassrose0425 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015  Student General Artist
Note the cloven hooves. Beautiful sketch!
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ZanarNaryon Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Always thought that if she had an elvish name, it would be Aranar, Noble Sun
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Harthalys Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Celestia is so adorable :)
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redhead-alex Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tia!
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Monstermakerr Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2015  Student General Artist
Why isnt she a queen?I`ve always wondered and im still so confused.
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Luspear-Soram Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Celesitia functions like a queen. She rules over Equestria. Lauren Faust originally wanted her as a queen. However the show developers decided to make her a princess instead. A princess is more marketable, because they are so popular with little girls. A queen is less appealing, because they often have a negative portrayal in the media.
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lynx318 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016
Celestia & Luna can only be princesses when Queen Fausticorn is still regarded by all as on the throne.
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Monstermakerr Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016  Student General Artist
oh,Okay thanks !:)
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AskSapphireRose Featured By Owner May 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its because kids movies, like Disney, have made Queens have an evil-like nature.
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Monstermakerr Featured By Owner May 2, 2016  Student General Artist
ok ty :3
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AskSapphireRose Featured By Owner May 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
np
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TheFabGiraffe Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
cuz' hasbro thought that kids think queens are evil because of Disney. I can't really explain XD
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Monstermakerr Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015  Student General Artist
oh.Well that makes sense lol.Thanks.:)
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Pikachufan260 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice art lauren i am a HUGE fan of MLP keep up the good work >w<
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Alexbutalsotrash Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
so would luna be a princess, still?
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Rainstorm4444 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Ooh
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aotearoa-geek13 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015
seeing that Celestia was *this close* to being a queen instead of a princess, I'd love to see more good queens instead of evil. sure it IS an oldie but a goodie, but it is still what has been put into media time and time again; making it as stale as old popcorn. so I think it would be a good idea to increase protagonist queens as it would give media a fresh look for the audience; young and old. but at least there are some revolutionaries like Queen Uberta from 'The Swan Princess' and Queen Elsa from the ever-so-famous 'Frozen'; so the more the merrier! ;) (Wink) 
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