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999th by MarbleYarns 999th by MarbleYarns
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

MLP (c) Hasbro
Special thanks to Lauren Faust & the MLP Team!
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genuinetim Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
Very impressive! I almost can feel what she feels!
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xormak Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
duuuuude, the impact O_O...duuuuuuuude ....
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TSMatchsticks Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
The whole thing is fantastic. Her expression and hair, though, take the cake.
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oron61 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really love the idea that In Daylight, Celestia's Mane ethereally flows an Luna's mane seems like any other mane, but I never see the converse: Celestia's Mane as shown and Luna's Mane as in Nightmare Night episode. I like.
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FellitoRockero Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
It's curious sometimes. It's frightening or contradicting, since leaders always have the stereotype of strenght, yet they know their own limits, and are nothing more than the people they've always governed. Even when Celestia is meant to be a deity, she's only a pony.

In a more critical stance, it also shows that the power of a nation doesn't rest over one person, but over the nation he/she reigns.
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Rainfiremlp Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow...what you just said was amazing.
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EightyFivethePegasus Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Just discovered this amazingly beautiful piece of art!
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xelianthought Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
Sad but excellent piece.
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Shakespony Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
They don't really explore that aspect of the princesses' relationship. They don't explore any aspect of it, really.
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JDavidBrony Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
Epic pic!
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