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Back in the sky

By NadnerbD
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Well here it is. The first thing since 2015 that I've put ... almost as much effort into as "Clinging to the Past". I remember why I stopped doing that. I haven't done anything else (except work) for three days.

I've definitely forgotten how to pony. We'll work on that though. Maybe. If there's still a market for this sort of thing.

Speaking of which, Ponycon (NYC? It's in New Jersey now) is coming up soon. Next week, in fact. I'll be there. Again. Even though they announced that the con was over forever last year. It seems that wasn't enough for some people. I'll have prints. Maybe you want some. Maybe it's just an excuse for me to go hang out with Celebi-Yoshi for a few days. Speaking of whom, she colored something of mine and it's pretty epic. You may get to see it soon.

In the meantime, let me know what you think. I feed on comments. They give me FUCCCUS.

Edit: New version with speed trail for Twi and ditched the over-saturating color correction. Original version can be found here, along with the sketch and WIPs.
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ilvbrownies's avatar
I really like the shiny effect on Celestia's regalia
DarthWill3's avatar
Best of teacher and pupil!
Maddi-Sans's avatar
I LOVE the texture
RusReality's avatar
До чего же аутишная морда тут у Твайлот... Прям ппц
Maran-Zelde's avatar
There will still be a market for pony at least until the movie is released later this year.
Your pony art is so beautiful!
BronyNo786's avatar
Awesome work here, I love the "free thrills" vibe this gives. :) (Smile) :) (Smile) :) (Smile) 
batosan's avatar
Sweet! No.....You did not forget how to pony! This is just fine....LOVE IT!
JDavidBrony's avatar
I'm glad to see you posted something new.  Since discovering your work at last summer's BronyCon.  It's so rewarding to see someone showing Princess Celestia some much needed love!  And adding Twilight is just the icing on the cupcake!  And no matter what happens, ponies will always be with you.  You just sometimes need to take a moment and reconnect and remember what they mean to you.  You'll get the joy of rediscovering them over and over again.  And you'll never forget them...as they are a part of you, just as they are a part of all of us!
Axis-of-Rotation's avatar
You can never forget how to pony. It's in your bones. Written in your DNA. It will NEVER GO AWAY. EVEERRRRRR

Anyhooves, have fun at Ponycon!
cajobif's avatar
Wonderful work
Nun2artzy's avatar
If it makes you feel any better I think you've only gotten better at this since the absence. At the end of the day it's nice to see your work regardless of what direction you take it in.

With that said; love seeing Celestia and Twi rendered like this; your color saturation and style of blending is always a treat.
harwicks-art's avatar
This one is charming as can be...  great job!
*comes in on a makeshift hang glider*
Get good, Twiley.... >8)
Neoklaitus's avatar
*After adding 23 mlp artists to my favorites in my Devian*
Well that's all! enough mlp, Now maybe look for more artists from Steven Univ-
*I discover you*
ARE YOU KIDDING ME!? fine...i guess 24 are not so many anyway.
NadnerbD's avatar
Kek.

Y'know there was a time when you couldn't go two pages on dA without tripping over an awesome artist drawing ponies. I like to think I have fairly high standards, and I'm watching nearly 400 people.

It's died down a bit in recent years, but those that are still around remain a source of inspiration for me.
templar127's avatar
YAY! Teacher and student!
methaneridge's avatar
Maybe it's Twilight teaching Celestia how to fly in unusual ways?
Maphisto86's avatar
So that is why Princess Celestia wanted Twilight Sparkle to get her wings. She just wanted another flying partner. :D Excellent work NadnerbD. :clap: They seem to be really engaged in conversation. I wonder what they are talking about? Magic? Royal etiquette? The lastest episode of Equestria Talks
NadnerbD's avatar
"Look how fast I can go!"
Very impressive, Twilight, see you later I guess
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