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At The Gala by Kishmond At The Gala by Kishmond

It is finished!

If you can download a 7 MB file, view the full version.

Here's the big project I was working on, and probably the last thing I'll finish before I leave. Here's some numbers because numbers are fun.

Time taken: 75 hours and 13 minutes over 27 days
Size: 12000 by 6747 pixels, 7.24 MB lossless PNG
Number of layers: I had to split it into 2 PSDs due to the sheer amount on memory needed to work with them. The background has 129 layers while the castle has 249 layers. Total: 378 layers.

I'd like to thank :iconsirleandrea: and :iconivan-chan: for helping me with some of the ponies in the foreground, :iconmoongazeponies: for teaching me how to vector efficiently, and everyone at Hasbro for making a truly awesome show.

I guess that's it. Have a nice day. :D

Here's a more manageable 860KB wallpaper sized version:…

.ai file with all the paths used:
.psd of just the castle:
(The .psd of the background is too big!)

On Equestria Daily:…

My Little Pony belongs to Hasbro
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Malte279 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much, Kishmond :)
I used  part of your drawing and credited it here:
Pipe Cleaner Celestia by Malte279  
MasterTrevor Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Star-of-Twilight Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful Job! totally impressed, you do good work!
Oathkeeper21 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist

It's like the one that I've printed a year ago
except there were no ponies going inside
HareTrinity Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, very nice! :D
MiraBellaAzuriana Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
Can I use this for a comic?
Kishmond Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
Yeah sure.
Dawkz Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Used in [link] as a background. Thank you very much for your hard work. :D

You're credited on the footer of every page ;)
Col762nel Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Thanks for th Bg, used it here: [link]
RedBlupi Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I used this in my animation: [link]
You're listed in the end credits.
If it wasn't for you, it would probably take me more to make this single background than the entire video O_o
Thanks a lot, you really saved my deadline-threatened hide!
LordCronthus Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Incredible!!!!!! :jawdrop:
futzi01 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
Used here: [link]
Immortalhivemind Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
UtterlyLudicrous Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Used this in a movie poster parody of Titanic: GALA
Excellent work :)
1zacster Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
pulmonox Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
Since you don't seem terribly against people using this magnificent piece of artwork (so long as credit is given) I have used it as a background for a piece of cover-art that I drew. Thank you for making such a great resource available! Picture can be found here:


If you have any issues with its use, please let me know!
tamalesyatole Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Used here [link] for a Stellaruim Landscape. Completed with ~MLP-Vector-Collabs's " Group Background #1".
hastypixels Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
I've used the product of your time and effort for my cover art. ^^; Thought you might want to see it. Credit given, of course.

Thank you.

Here's the link: [link]
hastypixels Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
That is incredible. I'm going to use this for a fanfic cover. Would you like a link to the deviation?

Thank you for your work!
SUBJECT-241 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
I used your vector here [link]
ikonradx Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
Ive been waiting for this since the finale!! Thank you so much :3
Musicalmutt2 Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Student General Artist
wowow! pure amazing! <33
Atmospark Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This needs so much more attention! Absolutely amazing!
Atmospark Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This needs so much more attention! Absolutely incredible!
SirClrwaterMK2 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
The grand galloping gala is where all the magic happens since the 1st season finale.
Priceless911 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
AdrianImpalaMata Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Used your deviation to create this wallpaper, hope you like it! [link] ;) :) :D
CrazyGpu Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sweet mother of work O_o
CajesTheTabby Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hiya I used this in a comic of mine and gave you credit. I hope you like. [link]
Malsententia Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pity this isn't a real vector. Like, an AI or SVG. I could really use an actual vector of the castle for a project I'm working on right now. Great work though.
adecoy95 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
this is absolutely stunning, and the size makes it fantastic for working on other mediums
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy shnikeys! That is one big-flank file!!! :wow:
Bioblood Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011
Nice....but you know what bugs me about this pic....if we see Canterlot castle from Ponyvill you see it it's on a ledge of a high mountion...but looking at dont show it...U know what Im saying?
adecoy95 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
its possible that we are seeing it from the other side of the castle from pony ville
Bioblood Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
oh no, theres no way, if we're seeing the castle right now, we'll just see the castle ledge not the castle gates...
ReikoSaskia Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011   General Artist
RodolfoMushi Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, i'm speechless
SkyRings Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Professional Photographer
AMAZING WORK ! I can imagine HOW difficult and hard it was to do such a complex vector drawing !

I'm currently working on a 3D modelisation of Canterlot, I'm just about to finish the Castle part (only the modelisation for now, no texturing) and it's going to be a long work too (see [link] ).

I'm working with some shot from the last episode, in 720p, I have a lot of accurate details, but you bring it to a very exploitable scale. Do you mind if I use your great PNG as a basis for my modelisation ?

Thank you again for this wonderful job :).
FlyingGekko774 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Preeeettyyyyy....... and my word that is a ton of layers!!
noroxia Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
Chobittsu-Studios Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry, kinda blew up the city ;P [link]
NB1K Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
F-en badass! Who made that?
Chobittsu-Studios Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Me! ^.^
NB1K Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
freaken awesome
WhiteHeather Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is so gorgeous! I'm using it as my wallpaper right now. I'd love to see more vectors like this of the scenery in the show, though obviously they take a lot of time and dedication to do.
Julien12826 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You, sir, are a magician. Vector is magic really applies here.
Chobittsu-Studios Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You sir just SAVE CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!
FireEsper Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
Now you're just showing off.

Incidentally, why can't I favourite this more than once?
Fieryeel Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Student Filmographer
Looking at the pic long enough...I feel like I can dive right into Equestria!
GiantMosquito Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Professional Filmographer
That, sir, is an insane amount of work. Well done. And I say this after having had a job for four years where I had to make vector art on a regular basis.

I would suggest that if you really want to try something like this again, you consider using Illustrator. Your file size will be much smaller, your computer won't choke, and the vector tools available are superior to those in Photoshop.
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