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Princess Celestia and Princess Luna by TysonTan Princess Celestia and Princess Luna by TysonTan
Princess Celestia, Princess Luna, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (c) Hasbro.

This is my anthro version of Princess Celestia and Princess Luna. Yesterday I had at first uploaded a picture with the design of Princess Celestia alone. 15 minutes after uploading, I suddenly realized: "What have I done! How can I left Princess Luna behind!" So I immediately take down that artwork and work on Princess Luna's design. My apologize to those who faved the earlier version! But nothing shall take these two apart! (Or I'm going to have nightmare XD)

Their clothing are based on a kind of Chinese dresses called Qipao [link] . I was planning to use this design in my MLPFIM comic project [link] . However the design is just too complicated (or they won't look elegant enough) , therefore I think I will use the official style in the comic if I have Hasbro's approval.

Princess Celestia... I liked the fact that many artists depicted her as a horrible tyrant (for fun or for real) XD, but for me, as I shared many similarities with Twilight and did not have such luck to meet my own Princess Celestia, I incline to draw her as a excellent tutor and also a conscientious ruler. There is a thin mist of sadness on her face in this picture, which I will explain in my comic (if it ever came out). :3

I hope you like my rendition of the sisters! ^^

Software used:
Ubuntu [link] Operating System.
Krita [link] Drawing and coloring.
All software I used are free and open sourced. I appreciate all the efforts from their communities.

Used Star brush made by :icondeevad: David [link] .

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I really like this. It's a beautiful piece to look at and very enjoyable all together.

The eyes, ears, and horns are gorgeous. I also love dresses, they fit the characters themselves and enhance them greatly.

Luna's ankle seems a little off, sort of wide on the right side for the foot.

I would have loved to see more detail on the wings. They have a gorgeous shape, but seem a little out of place with the details on the dresses and in the eyes.

Princess Celestia's nose also seems a little short and rounded when compared with Luna's, which throws off the flow of her face for me.

I truly loved the shoulders and the smooth transition of their bodies, flowing downward gracefully and enhancing the idea that they are royalty. The dresses, as stated above, are both very well drawn and shaded. The hair on both of the princesses is gorgeous.
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I'd better preface this by saying that this is written from a person who's seen one episode of FiM, and retained none of the information within. I'm not a brony, but I am a fan of the wonderful works of TysonTan, whose drawing of a tiger playing soccer rests happily as me desktop background. Just putting that out there.

Anyway, I'm not sure whether I like this so much. Knowing it's inspired by MLP doesn't really bother me inherently, but I do feel that it restricts creativity a little bit. Especially because you barely need to squint to imagine that they aren't ponies at all. Whether that's a good or a bad thing is up to the responder (but I like it).

Originality in context is good, but the My Little Pony thing is getting a little stale. I mean, search "princess celestia" on dA. How many results appear? Lots. But then, y'know, it's a unique integration of the human form (unique because it's well done and not unsettlingly over-sexualised).

It's always hard to fault this artist on technique. Just check out the care in all of the details. The masterful shading on (particularly Celestia's) clothing, the subtle but amazing textures that add depth to the image and the lovely colour choice all bring a lot to the work. My only gripes would be some evident peculiarities on Luna's foot/hoof, and that Luna's expression lacks the purpose evident in Celestia's.

Ultimately, this work doesn't hit me as hard as others by the artist, and I think that's because despite what I tell myself, the pony fandom bores me. It bores me because it drains creativity from artists all over the internet who have previously demonstrated their incredible creative power and funnels that creativity into a stock set of characters from a kid's show (yes, I know it's meant to have "intergenerational appeal", but it's called Friendship is Magic, how seriously could an adult take it?).

But then, if I wasn't told they were from MLP, and if Luna's face shape was a little different and maybe if they didn't have horns, there would be no reason for me to dislike it: it would merely be contrasting day/night characters, and it would be awesome. And that's what's got me in two minds. When you do fanart, you restrict yourself to a canon, and that can be exciting, especially when the canon in question is enormous, like you'd find in fantasy fanart. My Little Pony... eh, not so much. Does that make this a bad image? Definitely not, but I can't help but be concerned about where this is all going.
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XxReonxX315 Featured By Owner 11 hours ago  Hobbyist Artist
Freakin beautiful... * q * 
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:icondeadpegasus:
DeadPegasus Featured By Owner May 19, 2015
Of course Luna's going to be a bit more bold and daring with her dress than her sister.
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
That's right!
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:iconblackmoon23579:
blackmoon23579 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I REALLY LOVE THIS!!!!!!!
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:iconneko-lover32:
Neko-Lover32 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I love the colors!
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconneko-lover32:
Neko-Lover32 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
np :)
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BBOFF Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really cool! Those are very beautiful dresses. Good work!
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconwinterfrost321:
Winterfrost321 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hm... For some reason looks Chinese to me. Oh I think it's the clothing. :nod:
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Definitely intended. ;)
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:iconwinterfrost321:
Winterfrost321 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
And guess what. It was.
:D
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:iconjdunk1971:
JDunk1971 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014
Interesting anthro look for them, though I think Luna's Qipao should be a bit shorter in back as she is more of the warrior than Celestia.
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
This is for formal situation so I think it's a better idea to not expose too much of her skin.
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:iconj25thearcking:
J25TheArcKing Featured By Owner Edited Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The two legendary Princesses of Equestria... :iconprincesscelestiaplz: :iconprincesslunaplz:

Very good Qipao dresses. Super work.
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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shadowzero20 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
I gt hooked on he series thanks to brother,  kind wished humanoid/anthro style like this. ^^ bu aittle more action in it hehehe
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconshinwa-tsuki:
Shinwa-Tsuki Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
Very nice!
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconicefeather9110:
IceFeather9110 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it! Do you mind if I draw myself in a kimono similar to Luna's?
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Please feel free to do so!
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:iconicefeather9110:
IceFeather9110 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconnightmaremoon7372848:
Nightmaremoon7372848 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
now i'm luna
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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:iconashoof:
Ashoof Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
quite beautiful work :)
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconriverclanlover:
RiverClanLover Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
Beautiful...
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconphoneixthefirebird:
PhoneixThefirebird Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
pretty.
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconphoneixthefirebird:
PhoneixThefirebird Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Your welcome ^_^
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:iconmiguel4170:
Miguel4170 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
amazing
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconninax333:
Ninax333 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
cool
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you lady! :)
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:icongriffonmender:
Griffonmender Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They look so pretty and elegant. And I really like the dresses.
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:iconcottoncattailtoony:
CottonCatTailToony Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Princess Celestia and Princess Luna are nice dress and powerful.
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:iconalyrae1226:
Alyrae1226 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Love this
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:icondaisysong907:
DaisySong907 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
I like them both human and pony.
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:iconeternalbutterfly03:
EternalButterfly03 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is just so amazingly beautiful!!!
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:iconterrortheslayer:
Terrortheslayer Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
cool :)
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:iconotakugirl14:
OtakuGirl14 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Hey CUTE
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WebWalker756 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
Magnificent. It's always fascinating to see anthro-ized versions of the FiM cast, just to see how artists will portray the outfits that the cast will inevitably wear. And for Celestia and Luna, you haven't disappointed in the slightest.

Celestia's robes are both sleek and regal; and I especially like the kimono-esque large sleeves and the stylized sun motif you added to them. And, of course, there's Luna's ensemble--the lack of a jeweled brooch and the extra cloak implies that she's a bit less restrained by the trappings of her position than Celestia, and still getting used to being free for the first time in a millennium.

Finally, I love your rendition of their wings, and their respective manes/hair. Luna's in particular, stands out...but that's to be expected when you've got the night sky for a mane, isn't it? :)
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MetalCarebearGirl Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
They look really regal. I love their dresses and expressions and their hair and wings? You made it look easy to draw
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ValkrieAlliance Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
I really like this piece of art's elegance and design. Princess Celestia's apparel looks beautiful on her, it is has a more modest style than Princess Luna's, and possesses more jewelry, lacing, a necklace, etc. This is most likely a symbolic indication of her great responsibility. Princess Luna's dress is nice too, it is more flowing than Princess Celestia's, and has less but that is probably due to the fact Princess Luna is younger, therefore she has less responsibility than Princess Celestia. Overall this is a very nice piece of art. Good Job!
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TheGuyNoOneRemembers Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow, a humanized version of the princesses that isn't perverted and actually looks pretty neat! Amazing work!
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FractiousLemon Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
This is... This is just beautiful. I wish I had something better to say about it, but really that's just it. It's gorgeous and I can't think of how to explain it.

Also, I like that you also view Princess Celestia as, you know, NOT evil. *laughs* It's fun to portray her that way in parodies, but I like to think of her as actually being deserving of her role.
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:iconbolynn:
Bolynn Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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Snowy-kun Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
So pretty <3
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