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Glory of the Sun by JackJacko-Eponymous Glory of the Sun by JackJacko-Eponymous
So, after conflicting for a good while with one of my usual ambitious projects, I got fed up with it, put it away and went for something simple instead for a change.

This is the result (which took me no less than ten days anyway, 'cos I'm that quick at painting, yup yup). It's the coloured version of one of the sketches I made for the last EqD ATG, actually the one I liked the most among them.

So, as much as I was satisfied with the sketch and lineart, I'm really not very satisfied with the coloured outcome, as in I think it's probably cool and all, but I'm sure it could have been done two or three thousand times better than this.
I've been told a more cel shaded, comic style colouring would have worked better, and I agree. I've been also told it would need more contrast and shadowing to enhance shapes and details, and I guess it is also true.
But everything was pretty much finished already and I'd honestly like to move on and colour something else, so here it is.

I'm uploading the lineart as well in the case someone wanted to try and do the drawing some justice:

Thanks everybody for the feedback... It got double featured in the Drawfriends for some reason, sorry for the spamming =/
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Bayonate Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
Can you please do a concept art for this? I love this design so much! I think its one of the best designs that capture Celestia's power, grace, and beauty!
caliaponia Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
Aww, no prints?  bummer.
JackJacko-Eponymous Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The problem is that Fan Art (or at least works listed under the Fan Art category) can't be made available as prints. Sorry =/
caliaponia Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
That's a shame.  It looks decent as a wallpaper, but it'd be awesome on my actual wall
JackJacko-Eponymous Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, the picture is freely downloadable as a 2762x3852 pixel .png file (just use the download button in the upper right of the page). I think it's big enough for you to try and have it printed in a printing shop if you'd like :meow:
caliaponia Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
True enough - thanks!
awadd Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
Even after so long since you posted it, this is still one of the most creative designs for Celestia that I've ever seen, and one of my all-time favorites.
JackJacko-Eponymous Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sheesh, it HAS been quite a long time... Makes me a bit sad _
Anyway, thank you for your appreciation :meow:
Ashoof Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
just... WOW!
PandaXD11 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
this reminds me of okamiOkami Sprite 
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