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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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:iconsilkenwinds:
SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful! And I love young, pink-haired Tia :)
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AussieGriffin Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
Damn you George R.R. Martin! I'm expecting a crossbow bolt to come out of nowhere now. -.-
A.G.
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:iconiisaw:
iisaw Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
That is absolutely lovely!
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:iconblackwind06:
Blackwind06 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
beautiful pic
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:iconluna4everandever:
luna4everandever Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
Lovely. I can see Tia wearing this!
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:iconnafsi-chan:
Nafsi-chan Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful!!
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:iconpinkamenadianepielol:
BEUTHIFYL :D
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:iconvren55:
vren55 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Dis... and all your tudor art... is BEAUTIFUL!!!!
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Jrakob Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
great artwork hate the  hair though.
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:iconxelianthought:
xelianthought Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
Brilliant piece! (Though I admit I'd have loved to see her with her rainbow mane) :)
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FeanorKelsick Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
Very nice!
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AlnairLindalwe Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
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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:iconwhitestar1802:
Whitestar1802 Featured By Owner 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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AlnairLindalwe Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
You shouldn't. It's stunningly amazing as it is. Love 
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Kuranue Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful
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:iconwhitestar1802:
Whitestar1802 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. ^^
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:iconkuranue:
Kuranue Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
NP
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Shakespony Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
I want you to know that I appreciate all of these. They are amazing. The subject matter, too, is genius. I don't know why more people don't play around with the clothing styles of the ponies. These outfits you've design fit each pony perfectly, and best of all they aren't bastard children of bad anime and warhammer 40k styles like we are used to seeing.
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Whitestar1802 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :la:
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SpeedFeather Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
AWESOME!!! I love those details :wow: :wow: :wow:
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:iconwhitestar1802:
Whitestar1802 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :la:
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:icon009-1:
009-1 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
Amazing =D
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:iconwhitestar1802:
Whitestar1802 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :D
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RainbowStr8ghtJacket Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ssssssssooooooo beeaauuuutiful :iconsobeautifulplz:
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:iconwhitestar1802:
Whitestar1802 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. ^^
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TastefulCostume6 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SO PRETTY! :D
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:iconwhitestar1802:
Whitestar1802 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :la:
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TastefulCostume6 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your welcome!
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CecilyRoseMidnight Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is gorgeous. I have never seen Celestia depicted this way; its very innovative and, once again, gorgeous. :) I love the comparison between Queen Elizabeth and Princess Celestia. :)
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Whitestar1802 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! :iconblushplz:
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:iconcecilyrosemidnight:
CecilyRoseMidnight Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :D
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rainbowmane123 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so incredibly amazing!!!!!!!! I LOVE THIS PIECE OF ARTWORK SO MUCH
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:iconwhitestar1802:
Whitestar1802 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :iconblushplz:
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rainbowmane123 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your welcome!!!!
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ZoruaAWESOME Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You have an amazing gift..that is a beautiful piece. Well done.
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:iconwhitestar1802:
Whitestar1802 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconoddberry126:
Oddberry126 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
Oh my god. This is the most beautiful pony fan-art I have seen thus far. :O
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:iconwhitestar1802:
Whitestar1802 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! :iconblushplz:
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Attemborough Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
Wow! This is awesome!
I like this!
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:iconwhitestar1802:
Whitestar1802 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconkittypetro:
kittypetro Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Student General Artist
You have a small typo in your description.

Anyhow, love the picture, both of this and of Luna

Also I can totally see a fanfic of the aftermath of Celestia and Luna after the pictures were found, poor Celestia
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:iconwhitestar1802:
Whitestar1802 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:lol: Thanks.

Someone needs to write that fic. ;P
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kittypetro Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Student General Artist
... you know, I need to do some MLP stuff that's not drawing anime characters as them... give me a week or so and I'll let you know how things works out

You got twitter?
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:iconwhitestar1802:
Whitestar1802 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sadly no. :< I only have DA.
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:iconkittypetro:
kittypetro Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Student General Artist
well thats ok, I just got twitter today... damn it Tara strong why are you so awesome?
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:iconwhitestar1802:
Whitestar1802 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:lol: Maybe I should get a Twitter someday so I can follow all the VA's.
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:iconkittypetro:
kittypetro Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Student General Artist
why do you think I joined?
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:iconwhitestar1802:
Whitestar1802 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Good point. ^^;
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WierdoSannaN Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
wow! I love this!! I love that you mixed it with the Tudors!!! I kinda saw King Henry VIII daughters in these! Cadance kinda looked like Queen Elizabeth when she was an adult :) Luna and Celectia looked like Queen Mary when she was young and adult (luna: young, Celestia: Adult)
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Whitestar1802 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :iconblushplz:
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