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Gloriana by Whitestar1802 Gloriana by Whitestar1802
Archeologists recently uncovered this portrait in the catacombs underneath Old Canterlot.

Celestia could not be reached for statement, however when approached Princess Luna simply trotted away, yelling "Tia, we told thee you coulds't not burn them all! Ypu owe us ten bits!".

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No, it's not Molestia. It's a young Celestia, silly people.

:lol: So, I've had this idea of a Tudor Celestiain my head for awhile. I imagine Celestia would always keep up with the times. However there was a time when giant dresses, long sleeves, and jewels the size of eggs were fashionable. I'm sure there are some old powdered wigs and corsets hidden away in an attic in Canterlot Castle somewhere.

The dress was based on a gown worn by Elizabeth the 1st. I think Celestia would have been very similar to her, so I used one in a portrait from around 1546. Originally, there was to be more lace around the tiara, and floral designs on the red areas, but I thought the dress looked better without. Still iffy about the black veil too, but eh.

Fun Fact: "Gloriana" was actually one of Elizabeth's nicknames, along with the more popular "Virgin Queen" and "Good Queen Bess".

Refference of Elizabeth's dress: [link]

Enjoy. ^^
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:iconblackwind06:
Blackwind06 Feb 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
beautiful pic
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:iconluna4everandever:
Lovely. I can see Tia wearing this!
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:iconnafsi-chan:
Nafsi-chan Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful!!
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vren55 Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Dis... and all your tudor art... is BEAUTIFUL!!!!
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Jrakob Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
great artwork hate the  hair though.
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:iconxelianthought:
Brilliant piece! (Though I admit I'd have loved to see her with her rainbow mane) :)
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:iconalnairlindalwe:
She looks so surprisingly Russian to me. O_o
I've found this image somewhere in the depths of the web and came a long way here to see whether this Russian look was intentional.
I've searched the original painting of Elizabeth in her red dress and I did see what you was trying to interpret. But, seriously, you've managed to do it remarkably wrong, turning your princess from English into a generic Russian highest-society design.
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Whitestar1802 Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, sorry. :< I'll try to get it right if I ever revisit this piece.
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