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Glory of the Sun by JackJacko-Eponymous Glory of the Sun by JackJacko-Eponymous
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Glory of the Sunby JackJacko-Eponymous

Fan Art / Cartoons & Comics / Digital / Movies & TV©2012-2015 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:
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Edit:
Thanks everybody for the feedback... It got double featured in the Drawfriends for some reason, sorry for the spamming =/
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:iconbayonate:
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!
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:iconcaliaponia:
caliaponia Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
Aww, no prints?  bummer.
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:iconjackjacko-eponymous:
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 =/
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:iconcaliaponia:
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
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:iconjackjacko-eponymous:
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:
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:iconcaliaponia:
caliaponia Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
True enough - thanks!
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:iconawadd:
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.
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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:
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:iconashoof:
Ashoof Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
just... WOW!
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:iconpandaxd11:
PandaXD11 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
this reminds me of okamiOkami Sprite 
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:iconmaurox:
Maurox Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
Neighponese Celestia :D Sweet!
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:icondotterall:
Dotterall Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013   General Artist
This is so.. extraordinarily epic! Beautiful! Absolutely amazing!
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:iconxelianthought:
xelianthought Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
Beautiful piece! 
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:iconmylittleprimo:
MyLittlePrimo Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
I'd sing Solar Soul by Samael, but that song was only catchy for so long.
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:iconcorsair43:
Corsair43 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
"...and went for something simple instead for a change."

SIMPLE?!?!????

What's complex?
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:iconkuranue:
Kuranue Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love It!
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:iconkg-eisentraum:
KG-Eisentraum Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
Just wow.
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:iconkr4k40:
KR4K40 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whoa. Simply astonishing.
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:iconruinofdarkness:
RuinofDarkness Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
This is magnificent...I love the size, too, so you can bask in all the glorious details up close X_X
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:iconkasafeara:
Kasafeara Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
awersome
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:iconhannahsdefense:
HannahsDefense Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
I'm putting this in the WOW category of my brain. Truly magnificent :star:
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:icontsuki222:
Tsuki222 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Gorgeous!
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:iconenmar123:
Enmar123 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
Glory to the red sun!
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:iconokydooky:
OkyDooky Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
This is more how I pictured "Mi Amore Cadenza" before I knew how to spell her name, since it sounded very Japanese. Anyways, amazing picture!
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:iconchojomeka1:
Chojomeka1 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
This is just awesome.
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:iconcurator-san:
Curator-san Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice Asian motif you've got going there. The bit with the Rising Sun is rather good.
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:icon1110soulite:
1110Soulite Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
epic
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:iconturbosolid:
TurboSolid Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing! The way you use lines, shapes and color strangely reminds me of Frank Lloyd Wright...
I can't tell you how many times I've thought up ambitious projects that I never finish. Anyway, I love seeing these, no matter how long they take ^_^
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:iconenmar123:
Enmar123 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
beautiful!
:D
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:iconshockowaffel:
Shockowaffel Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
I like it.
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:iconweirdponyguy:
WeirdPonyGuy Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
Wonderful design.
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:iconstargazeschrecken1:
StargazeSchrecken1 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Extremly intruiging, from every possible aspect to every simple idea that went into it.
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:iconk4nk4n:
K4nK4n Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
This is amazing and beautiful! Is that Celestia? In oriental-style?
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:iconjackjacko-eponymous:
JackJacko-Eponymous Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's indeed Celestia, and I guess it did end up in an oriental-style in the end. Part of this style just kind of appeared while I was drawing, then I kind of stressed it on purpose when I noticed where the drawing was going..
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CastoroChiaro Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh man, this is freaking gorgeous! If I may ask, what were your influences in coming up with this design? Is there a specific cultural dress that you were going for here or did you make it up as you went along?
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:iconjackjacko-eponymous:
JackJacko-Eponymous Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There is no specific dress I had in mind while working on this. I just took the paper sheet, a pencil and drew this... But alas I guess I had a lot of various dress imagery dormant in my mind that resurfaced while drawing. Final Fantasy VIII if I have to guess, also Delphine from Last Exile. A bit of League of Legends' champion Leona too.
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:iconcastorochiaro:
CastoroChiaro Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh, neat! c:
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:iconsinjaaussiaangels:
SinjaAussiaAngels Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful! Love the details and the elegance.
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:iconsyncallio:
SynCallio Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I have to note that those long floaty bits of fabric look beautiful. And I like the composition. It feels serene and elegant, and well-balanced.
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:iconomigashezzamyra:
omigashezzamyra Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
BEAUTIFUL
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SolangeFoxheart Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
I love the coloring on this! The tones are very soft and rosy, and the lineart of course is gorgeous as well. I like this quite a bit :)
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:iconmuffinexplosion:
muffinexplosion Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! The outlines are amazing!
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:iconnaboolars:
naboolars Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This design is ridiculously cool, and the coloring is actually quite lovely. The headdress, the way her hair is done up, the wings, the flowing fabric... I love it all!
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:icondragonstar1278:
Dragonstar1278 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
Lovely.
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:iconfreefox:
Freefox Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
Looking really cool!
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:iconryugaknight:
Ryugaknight Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
This is amazing! Will we be getting a glory of the moon anytime soon?
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:iconjackjacko-eponymous:
JackJacko-Eponymous Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's an interesting idea! Maybe, one of these days.
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:iconmillennialdan:
MillennialDan Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist
Sooo... is this like, an OC? Regardless, it's quite impressive.
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:iconjackjacko-eponymous:
JackJacko-Eponymous Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually it is Celestia, but I did take a personal approach on her mane colours :3
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:iconhiroshi-tea:
Hiroshi-Tea Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
the colours are wonderful and fine!

remember, the biggest art critic is the artist himself
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