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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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:iconazdaracylius:
Azdaracylius Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
Traditional art for the win.
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:icontwilightflopple:
TwilightFlopple Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! ^__^
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PunkRoctorok Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
DEM PRETTY COLORS.
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:iconvasillium:
Vasillium Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconthumbsupplz:
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Ask-TDROTI-Manitina Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i think lunas mane is more mysterious than celestias.. think about it... HER MANE IS TRANSPARENT!! AND FULL OF STARS!!
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Healer-and-protecter Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
If I don't walk away, I may end up liking Princess Celestia. -walks away-
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Fire-Link Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
You do a great job, but I must ask, what is with the ones with socks?
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ThePhobiaPony Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty! :D
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xelianthought Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
Great pic!
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:icondirector-julius:
Director-Julius Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love ponies bathing!
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