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The Celestial Night
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Published: June 1, 2014
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Old friends studying their old friends.

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Thanks for everyone who took a peek around the stream. Now I can plan those out better in the future...

Sooo yeah. Probably my longest piece to date in terms of raw work time, days passed from start to finish, time spent being frustrated, whatnot. I started this one before I had even got out of the military. It ended up being a project that I just didn't get myself working on because I screwed up pretty early on and didn't plan it out well enough. On top of that it has so many details and things to paint. I occasionally just tried to get back to it but ended up just trying to fix the composition and layout, never being satisfied, thus closing it off again for a while until I come back to repeat the same mistake. Eventually it started to work out by itself when I just tried to care less about the issues and just continue painting it.

The idea originally came out from the fact I wanted to paint the Ursae because it's just funny how the series has forgotten about two freaking huge celestial bears living near Ponyville, even after all the stuff with Tirek and such. First it was just about Major, then I added minor, then I chose to add Twilight to give more story for the picture, and finally Trixie to make it all click into place. I intended to get this one done before the finale but that obviously didn't happen.

All in all. It has been one hell of a work, and my vision has gone so clouded with it that I can't tell whether I'm really satisfied or not in the end.
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Comments (234)
lunchymunchies's avatar
What issues? It looks great.
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FloridanPhotographer|Hobbyist Photographer
That is a damn awesome piece of artwork.
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Lasergun45's avatar
This speaks to me on a spiritual level. Can't explain it, but I felt a flood of emotions when I saw this and just zoned out. Absolutely marvelous!
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fillenbillen1's avatar
This picture exists in a song
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Veriviiva|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Vau, on hieno! Tulee kyl vähä jopa kateelliseks, kun en itse hallitse digitaalia c:
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purplecruiser's avatar
GOOD GRIEF those Ursa-bear-thingie-whatsits are Celestia-damned HUGE!!! But this is also really, really cool. And awesome. And pretty.
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julian0123|Hobbyist Writer
Awesome picture :wow:
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Popilupa|Hobbyist General Artist
Trixie be like: WHAT THE HELL???
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Bleyk36's avatar
(scrolling down)..!!!! WHAT IN THE WORLD!! DAMN THIS THING IS AWESOME GIF My Little Pony - Fantastic!! GIF My Little Pony - Fantastic!! GIF My Little Pony - Fantastic!! 
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bloodiron53's avatar
Fucking epic.
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GregM94|Student Writer
Exactly what I said when I saw this. Heh.
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Hunternif|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dayum.
*_*
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adrianasb's avatar
Amazing work!
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LightDancer2|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Life imitates art sometimes.  Reminds me of my struggles with planning etc.  The colors caught my attention enough to click on this and check it out more.  I really like the concept of what the constellations do when the sun sets!  I'm glad you pushed through and finished it!  Love it!
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Valzeras's avatar
Been a long time Hussii, your art is still as great as ever.
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Angie-Pictures's avatar
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:

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ablis1|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the color pop!...it grabs your attention from a far and doesn't disappoint when you examine more closely
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Vicii-AneL's avatar
- Amazing! ^^ 
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urzapw2000's avatar
wow! those guys are big!
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Pretzelman718's avatar
Set as desktop background
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Bigjack66's avatar
That's really beautiful!:) awesome colours and lighting!
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Dragon-Mage-Chick|Hobbyist General Artist
This is beyond stunning. Amazing job!
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Equanimouss|Hobbyist Artist
Incredible! 
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