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Celestial Practice 1: Old Masters Palette

I got a new book of art stuff, "Color and Light" by James Gurney and I want to practice some with it. Who knows how far I'll actually get but even a little practice doesn't hurt. I figured I could basically do a whole bunch of pictures of Celestia so I could get my practice in with my favorite princess!

So the first practice was old master's palette. I have some experience with this years ago with oil painting, so it was a great refresher and something I should've tried to do digitally a LONG time ago. The violet in her eyes is the only thing you can't make with an earth tone palette, but considering she is royal, it's historically accurate to use a little bit of expensive blue pigments, even for an informal portrait like this. The composition is definitely modern though.
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Nomcarver's avatar
Wow! That came out wonderfully!
JaymieDaggerBark's avatar
Your artwork is beautiful and amazing! 

also Tia is my favorite as well Love
Vinylicious-Pon-3's avatar
Wow, it's beautiful!
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FeedbackJack's avatar
Did you base it of anything in the book? Or did you already know about some palette?
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I have some experience with old master works. I had been an oil painting student and we were often tasked with recreating old masterpieces. I used to copy Caravaggio a lot. We learned how to construct it from a Burnt Umber base, use a wipe out method, then build it all up with earth tones, as in, the pigments all came from the soil. Color was applied last. all that
Golesh's avatar
Wow, I am in love! Your work is incredible :D
cajobif's avatar
Oh? This mean we are going to have even more epic pieces made by y-

Wait! Celestia is your favorite? I thought it was Luna! Unless you mentioned it a while back and I forgot... Mmmm. Maybe.

BEautiful work on this one.
SilFoe's avatar
I love both of them and Twilight. Twilight is favorite pony overall, Celestia is favorite princess, Luna is favorite... I'm not sure, but she is well loved.
cajobif's avatar
That's okay. Sometimes I struggle myself between Celestia and Luna being my favorite.

But Luna is most the time for me. Same choice for best pony.
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DracoBlair's avatar
Draw as much Tia as you please, ma'am. I've absolutely nothing against it :D
tigreanpony's avatar
This is very nice, beautiful.
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NoradTwo's avatar
Oh, that's nice!
Norawind's avatar
It's so... classical. And this brown mane looks quite natural. I like the style very much, definitely it is something new among similar pony-drawings.
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Magnificent /)
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This gives me tons of inspiration just looking at it. Beautiful job. Her hair and eye are my favorite parts.
Dragunique's avatar
Lovely picture.
Obviously the young Celly.. I bet she's lookin' at some stallion and either decided to be his rival or just woo him...

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