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Celestia by aJVL Celestia by aJVL
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We can't really leave Luna alone now, can we? :3
So, here's Celestia! Hope you like it.

Oh, 2 things I would like to ask, and please be as honest as possible. It would help me a lot in the future.

Does this style suits Celestia's Mane?
I know the original mane is all wavy and sorta mystic looking, so I'm not entirely sure if the current 'hairy' style would suit her.

EDIT: Added stars to look more ethereal, as some had suggested. Other than that, nothing has changed.

Do you want me to combine, both the Luna and this Celestia portrait together, into a wallpaper standard?
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:iconamaliapond:
AmaliaPond Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how you drew her magic!
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:iconajvl:
aJVL Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014
Magic missile incoming! Duck!
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:iconamaliapond:
AmaliaPond Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
NOPE NOPE NOPE 
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:iconthebluapple:
TheBluApple Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014
:D
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:iconthebamas:
TheBamas Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Just so pretty


a tip remove the white behind the horn and her ears it annoyed me then I aw it it was very disturbing
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:iconajvl:
aJVL Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
You're right.

Looking back, I feel like I could do a lot more to improve it. Maybe I should do a repaint of this sometime. :D
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:iconthebamas:
TheBamas Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
I hope you are irritated I just tried give you a advice to make it look better :3
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:iconajvl:
aJVL Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
Irritated? Why would I? I always like comments for improvement. 
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:iconthebamas:
TheBamas Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
We'll and a other thing make her hair more detailed and more shaper tragic on the he picture 
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:iconcharlesthehyena:
CharlesTheHyena Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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:iconsonic5421:
Sonic5421 Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very pretty...Heart 
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:iconartwarrior1985:
artwarrior1985 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Student Artist
Beautiful Celestia...Love in the Air 
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:iconrockmantheo:
rockmantheo Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
The beauty kills me!!!
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:iconnekolollisuckles:
NekoLolliSuckles Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
How do you do your hair it's amazing :O
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:icondepreticate:
Depreticate Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
i'd like to learn from you, you're awesome
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:iconfantasygirlxd:
FantasygirlXD Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Nice :)
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ShinyArcanine236 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
I love the hair!
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:iconxxreshiramxx:
xxReshiramxx Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I like how the main looks realistic.
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:iconslashopenthesky:
Slashopenthesky Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I like the hair.
Wallpaper would rock!
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:iconaresandapophis:
AresAndApophis Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
I think her mane looks fine. I would like to see Princess Luna and Celestia in a portrait together for a wallpaper. :)
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:iconjdavidbrony:
JDavidBrony Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
I love how you did her mane! And Celestia looks simply gorgeous!
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:iconcrazyburger:
CrazyBurger Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome
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:iconbioshock140:
Bioshock140 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
This is great!!
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:iconazdaracylius:
Azdaracylius Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
No, to aswer honestly your question I don't think this mane style suit her well, but on the other hand I confess her mane is really difficult to draw.
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:icondrewgle:
Drewgle Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
she seems so approachable in this picture. like a princess of the people
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:iconfreefraq:
FreeFraQ Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice!
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:iconclassyvelvet:
Classyvelvet Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I love the mane style!
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:iconausitn3:
ausitn3 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
she looks beautiful.
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:iconstarbird101:
StarBird101 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is better than the actual version. No one can top this.
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:iconheartlessspartan:
HeartlessSpartan Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
I really do like the hair, overall the portrait makes Celestia seem less like the stoic leader with hefty responsibilities and much more like a younger princess who enjoys the work and service she puts in for her kingdom, makes me think of what she looked like when she had a closer bond with her sister before she had to banish her when they were both young. Gives me that unfortunate vibe that she never say it coming while her portrait was being made.

Sorry, I just finished writing a timeline short story just over an hour ago!
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Fairy-Slayer Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
Wind in her mane looks terrific, of course. :) This is one that I just had to come back and comment on because she's just too beautiful here. There's a cheerful and relaxed way about her, especially with that refreshed smile. Probably from taking out the crown and shaking her mane free a bit, feeling the wind. It must get hot under there after a while, plus it makes her look really cute. The brushstrokes alone look ethereal enough to me, even with the defined hairs. I'm trying to imagine it without sparkles to see if that'd change my mind, but they're just too magical to get out of my vision. (Also, I see that you had terrific feedback from others, so I'll leave it at that. :))

Maybe this is also when she switches which side of her face will be covered. Otherwise she risks lazy eye, and we don't want that especially with her beautiful eyes.
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:iconajvl:
aJVL Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
I can never write that long for a comment. I ran out of words real quick.

Thanks :D Mm, still working on those hair. It needs more...weight to it.
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Arthuurs Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
wow the art!
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:iconangrykoi:
AngryKoi Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
the former, just fine, the latter... why haven't you done so already?
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:iconajvl:
aJVL Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
I think it's my laptop screen
I just did a fix on it and the colour somehow became more vivid. Didn't realize it has an impact on my photoshop colour management settings as well.
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AngryKoi Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
What I meant, was that you did a great job on it. And the in answer to your second question about combining the two, I asked: "Why haven't you already done that?"
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:iconajvl:
aJVL Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
It's in my gallery
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:iconthebrowncoat:
TheBrownCoat Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
this is the first time I've ever seen anyone depict Princess Celestia's mane as actual hair (at least that I can remember.)


I like it.

I REALLY like it.
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:iconajvl:
aJVL Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
Glad you really like it! :D
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:iconwoona-tic:
Woona-tic Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I just put this and the old one side-by-side, there's a huge difference.

All the shading is different, her wing has moved lower too, also the mane looks more detailed.
Not that this is bad, just pointing it out, there are heaps of changes.
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lzsmith88 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
hair is magic! well sorta i suppose. kinda? in any case, i think this is splenderific!
magic mane, hairy mane, whatever! it all looks pretty amazing to me!
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Neosword3000 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
I didn't think it was possible to make this better, but you proved me wrong! And yeah, I think the style suits Celestia's mane. The texture definitely makes it look more realistic and the color is absolutely beutiful!
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Woona-tic Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
The sparkles make her look just "that" much more magical...

Excelent work, will you be doing the same transformation for Luna?
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:iconajvl:
aJVL Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
Luna's was the old mane. Didn't have sparkle then.
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Pink--Champagne Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
I like this one and the original. Good job!
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:iconhalopony3:
HALOPONY3 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
beautiful art work you
did a grate job.
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:iconraptorarts:
RaptorArts Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
So beautiful O..O
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:iconajvl:
aJVL Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
Close those eyes! You will get burn by her sun!
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:iconthorium220:
thorium220 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
i've seen a couple of images that have done something like this with celestia's mane, none of which are on hand. i tend to like it, and you've done a fantastic job.
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:iconajvl:
aJVL Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
Thank ya kindly for the compliment!
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