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A very early design of Princess Celestia for the 2008 MLP:FiM pitch bible. Back then she was a full-fledged Queen.
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legs are kinda weird but hey, thats okay. flowy hair appreciation.
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amyrose4500 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Omg I love it so much! Look at mine I didn't trace btw Princess celestia by amyrose4500 on deviantart
amyrose4500.deviantart.com/art…
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glittershark1 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think queen would sound more Strong but seeing that people has used queen characters as evil I could see why you changed it 
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sonicdude558 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015
that was actually Hasbro's decision, not her's
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Tuxedo-Guy2 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And that is hypocritical on Hasbro's part because there were queens before in the franchise, also portrayed as GOOD (not evil) protagonists... G1 Majesty, which I guess Celestia was based on, was a QUEEN, even though she never appeared in the original series (she appeared in the comics)... though she did seem to be psychopathic in her comic and story appearances...

G1 Rosedust is a queen too, and also a nice pony... this evil queen thing was around even then, but Hasbro didn't stop them to say that "princess market better because they're good."

But that must have changed now...
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SpaceKitty320 Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alicorn OCs these days imitate her and more.

You need to look at the alicorn OCs...
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SunshinePowerMix Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  New Deviant
Celestia ^^
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Crystal-Secret Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Back then she was on a bucket of ice cream and cake sweets! DAT FLANK!
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SpagettiKittyMint Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  New Deviant
Horse legs 0_0
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mia-mackroni Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
She is so Pretty and cute 
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:iconlillybri:
LillyBri Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i thought u were Dead e_e

also why are the legs so disgusting
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sockergris Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
stylized anatomy
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TrippingAcid Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015
they're not disgusting
they are horse legs
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LillyBri Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah but the sharpness to curve back to back thing is really hurting my eyes
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dinosaurcol Featured By Owner Edited Jun 29, 2015
The legs are fine, Lauren is minimalist artist.
This hurts your eyes?
You haven't seen anything.
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Kittehkitteh2003 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ummm... Just a little question, how come there is now only princesses and princes for actual rulers now? The only Kings and queens there in the entire thing now are Queen Chrysalis and King Sombra, their both villains.
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snappleu Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015
In most fairytales, the one whom is evil is a king or queen. That's why they changed Celestia to a princess. She was originally supposed to be queen, but the term made her seem evil.
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Kittehkitteh2003 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I guess so... I just think that the fact that only 'bad guys' are kings and queens is a bit stereotypical. Oh well.
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Tuxedo-Guy2 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The whole thing is also hypocritical on Hasbro's part since, back in G1, there were GOOD (not evil) queens, and yet this stereotype was present back then. Majesty was a main character in the comics and stories (though never appeared in the series, despite being planned to), AND was a QUEEN who was PROTAGONIST. Rosedust, the QUEEN of the Flutter Ponies, was also a good character...

They could have changed them into princesses... but I guess they thought it was cool back then... Okay, okay, maybe it's because of time and new people leading MLP, but still... they had queens before...
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snappleu Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015
:shrug:
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mlpsuperfan1234 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
i like this except the legs but still tots awesome 
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isspecialist Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
ikr
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SomeRandomNoob Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am amaze
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animegothangel Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Student Digital Artist

I actually question that fact, why they didn't make her a full-fledged queen when no one out ranks her. It can't be the "kids think queens are evil"cliché. 

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Tuxedo-Guy2 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's because "princesses" sell much better than "queens," though MLP did have Queens before, all the way back in G1. The possible inspiration for this character, Majesty, was the queen of the ponies and was a main character in the comics and stories of G1 (though never appeared in the G1 series, sadly), but was portrayed as an all powerful psychopath; I'm not joking, she flat out obliterates (kills) her enemies while laughing... and shows no remorse, as far I can see... she was also an Winged Unicorn at one point...

Rosedust, from G1 as well, as also a Queen; Queen of the Flutter Ponies, and she DID appear in the G1 series. She was a bit snotty, but she wasn't horribly rude or... psychopathic. I think there were other good queens, but there were some good and evil queens in the original series.

It's horribly hypocritical on Hasbro's part when you had full fledged QUEENS in your franchise before, yet you won't allow it here... great job Hasbro...
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Coppersoul-Is-Kawaii Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
it is actually
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DaviDark-TheGunter Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dear Lauren Faust,

I Wanted to ask you if you hate the idea of princess cadance and princess twilight,
im asking this because you said that twilight would become celestia's (a queen/princess) sucessor,
but not an alicorn or a princess, hope you awnser :)

Kindly, Davi.
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yamashta Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Shame the cloven hooves didn't make it. Cloven hooves on unicorns/unicorn-esque creatures are just lovely.
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Nuclearzeon2 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
I really wish you had fought those evil executives and made her a queen in the final version. Because maybe you could have CHANGED the whole "evil queen" stereotype that they claimed girls believe.

I'm not actually expecting you to reply, though.
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Angelwings200 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015
Well at least she stopped them from making Celestia pink. That would have been bad.
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GokuMartin Featured By Owner Edited Jan 26, 2015
In the Riseverse, the reason none of the alicorns go by the title of "queen" is because they have subconcious memories of Nostalgia Critic's rants against fatherless princesses who keep the "princess" title, and thus the Alicorns willingly assume the title of "queen" because they associate the title of "queen" with the old universe, and therefore with Linkara.
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MlpOrionStar Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I still think she would have been much better if she were queen. It makes more sense. But at the same time I understand why she was changed into a princess.
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Mlpandmclover Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Her title was actually named princess... Because children are seeing queens are bad and princesses are good...
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RoyalKnightV Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Que viva la reina!
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wolfe-inugami Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015
Heil queen Sunbutt!!! :3 <3
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isspecialist Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL
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glaceon2003 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
solarrump
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Kittehkitteh2003 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol
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PoshPegasus Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015
I love original concept art of anything! It's always such a treat!
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PhoenixFlamesParrot Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree with midnight21, but otherwise, Celestia pretty cool!
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midnight21 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i really wish that hasbro did make celestia queen. it would make more sense and it would break the stereotype of queens being evil. not all queens are bad. some of them are strong, independent, responsible and loyal to their people. It would have sent a much stronger message of feminism to young girls instead of a cute innocent princess.
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Swairard Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014
My little pony universe is a dark and brutal and horrible place, that is if you are a sentient cow or a sentient sheep, for those races are enslaved and used as farm animals, their babies are taken away from them and used to feed the blood thirsty pony slavers and their carnivorous pets, thus turning murder and rape and slavery into a very unique and magical features of My Little Pony universe - www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4vS7Y…
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BudCharles Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015
Hate to break it to you but that happens in our world too, there's plenty of evidence animals have thoughts and emotions. And while I'm at it, it actually doesn't happen in Equestria, you will notice they have "hayburgers", not hamburgers. ;)
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jawsisra Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Student Artist
I think some one has some issues  LOL
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mlpDreamer Featured By Owner Edited Nov 29, 2014
I've always prefered the style of pencil sketches and for an early design, that's spot on. I'm just now seeing all the other one's and they look almost unchanged. I guess you really know what you want from the start. That's an amazing gift to have and I would love to have that kind of confidence, but then you have been practicing everyday. I also love you nailed the one-shot execution of the finer details, I know for one thing, repeating symmetry on mandalas is not easy.
I would love to see an animatic of the storyboards, with commentary and even a side by side comparison of the finished work. That would be fun to watch.
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xxponyloverx Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
Princess? Scootaloo dice NO 
Sun butt?CCCOOOOOOOLLLLLLLOOOORRRSSSS!  CORRECT!bunneh icon14 
Yes, I did PLZ Just type that
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Crimson-Dragon-King Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice Job! :icondragongrin:
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therealAPPLEJAC Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
mmmeeeeekkkk i wub it
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ChrispyCookie Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
and she has hooves!
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AvidAvatarLover23 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i wish she was still a queen
queen celestia just rolls off the tongue and makes sense too
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