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.
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.
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…
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.
My guess is that it means back when they were designing Celestia originally Since Queens are usually the antagonists in quite a few things they may have just changed her to a princess just to make her seem a bit nicer. Little girls would probably rather be a princess because of queens being portrayed as villians as well, at least from what I've seen from my younger sister.
Wow! How u did celestia was absolutely AMAZING! Great job on the necklace and the crown! You did them with beautiful details so, this is the early celestia right? I mean, she's so beautifully detailed by a great artist named Lauren Faust! ^^ I can't even draw celestia properly with such wonderful details added to this art... You must be exhausted after drawing her? Or it's just a sketch? Anyways, nice art! Hopefully Season 5 is gonna be a successful season with lots of mysteries, adventures and friendships I can learn to make me a better person!
Sorry, but Lauren Faust wouldn't be able to tell you, since she no longer works on the show My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. If you would like to, you could ask Meghan McCarthy or M.A. Larson on Twitter.
That looks amazing! Thank you so much for sharing your concept works. Although, this does make me wish that in season 5 you could come in and voice your OC for some sort of parents' day episode. I highly doubt it'll ever happen, but a guy can dream.