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BC (Before Canterlot) by aJVL BC (Before Canterlot) by aJVL
~ Equestria, Chapter 1, Verse 3
And Celestia said, Let there be Canterlot: and there was Canterlot.

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Not really fond of this colour combination. The orange and purple seems to be dominating each other.
Anyway, I came out with other two rejected thumbnails before selecting this one. Still working on the lighting and brush techniques. I have a looooooooong way to go.
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:iconjdavidbrony:
JDavidBrony Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
Just one word..."Epic!"
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:iconcrowleyspyramid:
CrowleysPyramid Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
:iconemperorkuzcoplz: Y'know what would look perfect there? A WATERSLIDE!
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:iconarcolm:
Arcolm Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Well done on this one. Backgrounds are just amazing as alwase.
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:iconiamli3:
iamli3 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
before canterlot , clever lol....
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:iconblackgryph0n:
BlackGryph0n Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
This is BEAUTIFUL!! I'd absolutely LOVE to go there pre-canterlot era! (Heck, I'd love to go Post Canterlot era too. :P )
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:iconponyeveningstar:
PonyEveningStar Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Very surreal. I love it, and I think it's a great idea which you've portrayed fantastically.
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:iconsynchel:
Synchel Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
I like how the other rock spires fade into the background.
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:iconcat-in-the-web:
cat-in-the-web Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
am i the only one who thinks she kinda looks like rarity? XDDD
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:iconblossombrave8:
blossombrave8 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
No, she kinda looks like Rarity. XD XD
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:iconprettypurringfox:
PrettyPurringFox Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
Before Canterlot, there was no grass... and then Celestia said there needed to be grass and there was grass! =D LOVE This pic. =D
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:iconkopaleo:
KopaLeo Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoa, this is 144% cooler than the old Genesis. That rock reminds me of Pride Rock in The Lion King.
BTW, what did Luna say?
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:iconk4nk4n:
K4nK4n Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Such a beautiful image. I also like your your usage of 'BC' = 'Before Canterlot'.
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:iconmadrigles:
madrigles Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
So breathtaking!
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:iconmortalshinobi:
mortalshinobi Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
incredible scenery here.
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:iconswanlullaby:
SwanLullaby Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome background!
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:iconbb-k:
BB-K Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol, that verse, like Genesis. :)
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:iconhelsaabi:
Helsaabi Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Beautiful! ^^
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:iconeevee212:
eevee212 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
looks almost like pride rock
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:iconrainbowjake:
RainbowJake Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
It looks really cool :D great job
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:iconadawait:
AdaWait Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
These are some fantastic colors used. The tones are especially spot on. I also love how Celestia looks younger than she is now
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:iconsevenofeleven:
sevenofeleven Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Why did you pick orange and purple?
Are you doing a triad?

Looks great so far.
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:iconjeht-maverick:
Jeht-Maverick Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
I love being a brony.
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:iconrebel-mel:
Rebel-Mel Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Actually, I think the purple/orange color scheme looks really nice. I think Celestia's candyfloss colors look a bit out of place in it though, and stick out. They look a bit too cool against the warmth of the background. But overall, this is very well done. :)
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:iconavalarguardian:
AvalarGuardian Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow...
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:icondreamrevolution:
DreamRevolution Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Reminds me a whole lot of the scene in the Movie "The Neverending Story" where we see of the Ivory Tower palace of the Childlike Empress for the first time.
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:icondragonstar1278:
Dragonstar1278 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
Beautiful!
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:iconfreefox:
Freefox Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
Still really neat
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:iconcajobif:
cajobif Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
This is wonderful.

This is one determined Celestia contemplating the future site of Equestria'S finest and royal city.
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:iconneosword3000:
Neosword3000 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
Everything you make is so amazing! :O
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:iconthegreensprite:
TheGreenSprite Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
lovely
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:iconnicolaigrey:
NicolaiGrey Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
great pic
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:iconhiawolf:
hiawolf Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
.......simmmba....remembah who you are...
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:iconiisme95:
iIsMe95 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
I'll give that rock a castle. Rocks love castles.
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:iconfairy-slayer:
Fairy-Slayer Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
I love the concept and composition, and the craggy rocks and large outcroppings seem like an odd place to build the center of a society. But then there's that one spring: so much pure clear water under so much pressure that it can actually climb up that fractured pillar and support the humblest beginnings of life there. She already has her cutie mark and appears to have come into her power, but not strong enough to start transforming this nearly desolate place into the seat of power and protection – not in her magic at least, but in spirit. I imagine her gathering followers, bringing all kinds of ponies together and building a prosperous nation. Only then could such an ambitious project even be realized by most.

Yet here she is, knowing that this is where Equestria's Protector will be able to look out over the entire nation. So while the rocks and fountain, trees and seagulls are good, and little Celestia, small in the scale of things, is very beautiful it's as much her determination as anything else that makes this such a moving piece.

Or maybe I'm just reading way too much into it. But I hope not. :love:
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:iconraptorarts:
RaptorArts Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Beautiful piece! Just that waterfall defying gravity bothers me...
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:iconzaiali:
zaiali Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
beautiful . . . and wtf bible?
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:iconutterlyludicrous:
UtterlyLudicrous Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I think you mean canterlight. ;)
Really excellent work. Very deserving of a critique in the near future.
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:iconryan-pawz:
Ryan-Pawz Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
The eternal Princess *bows*

Aye, its a good piece tho.
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:icondarkestdragonking:
DarkestDragonKing Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol
And Celestia said, Let there be Canterlot: and there was Canterlot.
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:iconklarkkentthe3rd:
KlarkKentThe3rd Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
And we shall call this land... This Land.
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:iconbriggengerda:
BriggenGerda Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Wow very good! :)
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:iconkeinzantezuken:
KeinZantezuken Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
There is something wrong with lighting on the rock close to Celestia but i can't put my fingers on it...
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:iconthehandsomerocklee:
TheHandsomeRockLee Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
The canvas of the goddess has yet to be filled, but life waits in anticipation for the gentle stroke of her paintbrush.
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:icongenstian:
genstian Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Professional Artist
Under the rain of Discord? What happen to the chocolate rain? :(
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:iconsomekindaspy:
SomeKindaSpy Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
Oh, daaaaaaayumn.
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:iconcrasydwarf:
crasydwarf Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful landscape.
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:iconcolorcoatedart:
ColorCoatedArt Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I personally like the purple and orange mix. It gives an awesome feeling! =D
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:icontwistedgear:
twistedgear Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Its when it was OK to eat the grass....~sigh~ what memories.
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:iconlordvurtax:
LordVurtax Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
God I have a thing for leaning mountains. So this piece pleases me greatly. Not to mention the beautiful waterfall and river detail.
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