Only a tiny fraction of a millennium left before Luna returns—I can only guess at the potent mix of emotions within Celestia on the eve of that thousandth year.
As far as painting goes, coloring Celestia was frightening. Taking a grey brush to a white character was difficult...even though I know she should be mostly shadowed when backlit. Weird how you have to fight yourself on some things ><
A note to Fanfic Authors: I've gotten lots of requests to use this image for fanfic covers, and while I *really* appreciate the interest in wanting to use my artwork, this particular piece has already been used for a cover—so for now I'd rather it not be used again. Thanks! ;3
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Special thanks to Lauren Faust & the MLP Team!