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I was greatly inspired by the recent works of ~JinYaranda , and especially this one: [link]
I've tried to draw something dynamic before, but I failed. This time, I've tried to start with the line of action, and it magically worked! I don't know why I didn't use it before, but it turned out to be pretty easy and fun to draw this way. Gah, I'm so excited I just don't know what else to say!
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:iconflamegrell:
flamegrell Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
epic
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:icondoughnutjoe:
DoughnutJoe Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
Ah, back in the day when Celestia would actually defend Equestria, instead of just sending Twilight to do it for her. ;)
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awesomecraft124 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
i know
celestia = charlie

mane six = angels
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:iconcommanderex:
CommanderEX Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
Celestia is very cute when she fight, she should do it more often, after all adventure is less boring then paper work and far more productive.
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:iconxelianthought:
xelianthought Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Go Celestia! Great pic!
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:iconstickman00:
stickman00 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
"Sonic Boom"
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:iconearthphantomts:
EarthPhantomTS Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013   Writer
Go Celestia, warrior princess!
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:iconmetagenki:
Metagenki Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
All hail Celestia! For she protects us against.. WHATEVER THE HELL THAT IS
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6660202ash-wolf Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool
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:iconmetapsionic:
metapsionic Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
I love the younger Celestia look!
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:iconsonofthenorthe:
SonOfTheNorthe Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
I've seen enough hentai to know where this is going...
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:iconsokolas:
Sokolas Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh, you
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:iconultramar48921:
ultramar48921 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
so who is she fighting against?
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:iconsokolas:
Sokolas Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Evil Ancient Tentacles Of Darkness or something like that, I don't know
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ultramar48921 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
looks like some sort of demon if u ask me. maybe its something she fought long ago?
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DShou Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Header Image of EqD's Nightly Roundup #535~ [link]

and since I hadn't commented yet

Great use of the action line! I think I remembered it subconsciously but meh, forgot about it 'til now basically~ You can definitely sense the movement of Celestia here. The style differences to help focus the shot on Celestia, soft lines, strong+appropriate shading/lighting, the magic effect done simple (yet allows it to not to take away any focus) - altogether makes the drawing amazing

Just as strong as your lineless style, I really love how your outline style looks!
Out of curiosity, what's your own opinion between the two styles? (Difficulty and visual appeal)
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:iconsokolas:
Sokolas Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! As you can probably tell, I couldn't choose one style over the other even in this one picture. I've seen many amazing examples of using either of them and I can't decide which I like more. Drawing with an outline is probably easier because I don't have to worry about differentiation of the adjacent parts. Visually separating for example the leg from the body using shadow or highlight is difficult for me. I don't think it's possible for me to paint Celestia here without the outline. Plus, black and white placed between the other colors add some nice contrast. But on the other hand, I can't work with the outlines good enough, too. I couldn't draw a proper background, and it was easier to paint the monster right away rather than outline it first.
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Elsendor Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The movement!! How do you capture movement??? :glomp:
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:iconsokolas:
Sokolas Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I draw a line, then draw the rest of the pony around it. Like this: [link]
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:iconelsendor:
Elsendor Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hum... I should try that. :iconhappytwilightplz:
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:iconorfearus:
Orfearus Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
SO NICE!!!!
I look forward to more from you!
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:iconspaniardbrony:
spaniardbrony Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
I love your style
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GraysonPaladin Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Title is simple but perfect, that is who she is.
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:icondm4544:
Dm4544 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
I really like her mane.
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:icongohlanblack:
gohlanblack Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!! ^w^
I would have made Celestia's legs a tad thinner/longer though...
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:iconsokolas:
Sokolas Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I stull suck at alicorns' anatomy
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gohlanblack Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, you're much better than I am. X)
It was only a minor suggestion: I still love it! :D
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:iconbronyxceed:
BronyXceed Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
nice pics
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Spetsnaz-Marksman Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Now all you need there is a M82A1. And about 3 rounds or so will do. Might be a tad bit overkill to be honest.
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Masdragonflare Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome :D
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Rhyming-Zecora Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Our protector, Celestia, fought back against the beast,

She fought for her subjects, the strong and the least.

The beast howled and opened it's maw,

Its sharp teeth glistening as drool dripped down its jaw.

But our princess held firm and with a beam of light,

Vanquished the creature on that one fateful night.

This tale's been passed down through many a bard,

So we can tell you fair folk of our celestial guard!
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Sokolas Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconfluttershyclapplz:
*bows before the epic rhyming skills*
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:iconrhyming-zecora:
Rhyming-Zecora Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Sokolas, your art is what is truly great,

Something so refined I simply could not create.

Keep at it; you possess a great skill,

And all of your work certainly fits the bill!
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RedMarkerRellik Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
This is really cool.
Great work.

Also, I imagine that thing to be voiced by Mike Patton.
If anyone knows why, congratulations.
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:iconsokolas:
Sokolas Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why does it even needs voice?..
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:iconredmarkerrellik:
RedMarkerRellik Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Okay, if it had a voice.
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:iconsdal:
sdal Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Ай малаца. Вот только контуры, на мой взгляд, жирноваты. Пропала та "воздушность".
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MagicWolfSpirit Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful pic ^^
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Ashoof Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
this is a pretty awesome picture! nice job! love the action and color.
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Vabla Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist
Pretty damn amazing. Not sure how, but you're improving at quite a rate.

Though I think it could use some darker shading on Celestia. Especially with how dark the ground shadow is and the general darkness theme.
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Sokolas Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Anatomy here is wrong in many ways, but still, I'm pretty happy with what I'm doing. And I definitely need to read those books on color theory... I just don't get it.
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:iconvabla:
Vabla Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist
Your anatomy is way better than mine so...
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crasydwarf Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Uuuh very awesome indeed.
Whatever you did, it worked great. Well done mate, looks lovely.
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Sokolas Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconimacake:
imacake Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Nice. Also some nice coloring :D
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:iconsokolas:
Sokolas Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now that I look at it again, there's a terrible difference between the styles of coloring on different parts of the picture... Dunno what to do with it :c
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Ambercatlucky2 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
wowzers, this is amazing
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Sokolas Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks
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Ambercatlucky2 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
No problem, you are really amazing!
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