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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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Winterfrost321 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  New member Student Digital Artist
Hm... For some reason looks Chinese to me. Oh I think it's the clothing. :nod:
TysonTan Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Definitely intended. ;)
Winterfrost321 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  New member Student Digital Artist
And guess what. It was.
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.
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.
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.
TysonTan Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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
TysonTan Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
Shinwa-Tsuki Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
Very nice!
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