So, I've been working on this for a loooooong
time. Originally I got the idea from reading "the Lost Symbol", and finding a lovely illustration of the "Apotheosis of Washington". This was right around the same time I started getting into My Little Pony, and so I combined the two.
And so Rainbow Dash has reached 20% cooler.
I've never worked on a pic this...complex before. This has the most characters ever in one of my pics, at a grand total of 9. add in clouds, background, lighting, and I was in for hell. The sketches alone took a week to finish. I tried to give it a feel like old fresco's and Renaissance paintings. Finding a single color to shade everyone was hard enough, but I settled on a weird brownish color. Sadly, it was too late for I didn't find the color until after
I finished shading RD, so...yeah. That's why she looks weird. Also..Celestia's mane..how can something so colorful and voluminous be so menacing!? It's like animators are purposly trying to give fanartists a hard time.
To clear some things up, Dash isn't becoming a god, like the definition of Apotheosis means. She's just becoming protector of the skies or something. Also, I know Luna looks too dark. I know, I tried to fix it, but...meh. And certain proportions are lost. This pic involved five seperate sketches compiled into one, so certain proportions are bound to be off.
And now I'm rambling. Anyway, enjoy the pic. ^^
Just fixed the pic up a bit so it's more balanced.
Thank you so much everyone for over 400 faves!!!!!
Thanks guys, I now know the banner should say "Meus Parvum Equus", and that I'll never use an online translator for Latin again.
Seriously though, I'll try to remember when I re-paint this in the Summer (which I fully plan on doing).