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Royal Bathing Chambers by TwilightFlopple Royal Bathing Chambers by TwilightFlopple
How does Princess Celestia's mane work? Is it it a cloud, or sometimes solid? I guess nobody's really sure, which may account for the distressing rareness of wet mane pictures for my favorite princess. If it is real, that's a lot of hair to keep care of... not that I'd mind helping her out.. anyway, that was the starting point for this picture.

Celestia is special to me and in many ways I fell for her because of drawing her; that long neck and lithe form are very beautiful to me. As a result I'm always very careful when drawing her to make sure she's just so. This one has lots of technical challenges in it... falling water, a beam of sunlight, and her own wet hair, and coloring took probably seven hours. Much of the architecture around and behind her is improvised. As is usual with my art, the trick is to get the rough outlines in there then keep filling it in with detail until it feels like a real place. It was very satisfying to be a "fly on the wall" in this room for a few hours, and I hope my Princess enjoys this tribute from her subject.

I'm usually very careful about making such pronouncements but I think it'll be a long time before I top this picture.

Watercolor, Acrylic, Marker, Ink and Colored Pencil - September 2013
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Healer-and-protecter Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
If I don't walk away, I may end up liking Princess Celestia. -walks away-
You do a great job, but I must ask, what is with the ones with socks?
ThePhobiaPony Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty! :D
Director-Julius Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love ponies bathing!
TwilightFlopple Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Then I'm the artist for you!
i like your pics
"How Celestia's mane works" is one of Equestria's most closely-guarded secrets.

:iconprincesscelestiaplz::iconsaysplz:Since you have seen this, my little pony, I am afraid I must erase your memory. Don't worry, the spell is quite painless.
Not that it hasn't been apparent for quite a long while, but you've certainly become a master of what you do :O being a simple-minded pencil-primate, it amazes me to think of how much work it takes to blend several elements like watercolor, markers, and pencils together in a picture but you've created a solid and trademark style with those skills. and a good challenge sometimes is a great way to make mark of how far you can go, and willing to bet you should feel pretty accomplished with this :3
Wholly beautiful and eye-catching piece, in every inch, and a great depiction of a lovely Princess ^^
So regal & elegant...
love it :)
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