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Celestia and Philomena by PurpleLemons Celestia and Philomena by PurpleLemons
Oh boy. I really did my best to get something done because of school, but I'm never satisfied, but I hope some of you will like it :)

May go back in and retouch some places with fresh eyes. In the mean time It's done.

(I gotta lay off the fanart, but convention people love it so much.)
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Hmmm... a rather centered composition, but it seems to work out as Philomena's basically making a circular shape that seems to make these sorts of compositions work out.

Your coloring job seems pretty spot on, but I feel as though there's something missing here. I am not sure what's happening here. Like some of my past pieces, it seems like one of those 'hey, let's just draw couple of figures and hope something happens' sort of pieces. I once read about the best part of compositions with multiple characters being mostly about making us stop and figure out the relationships between the characters. It's pretty ambiguous to what's happening here. I can't figure anything out putting aside what I know for certain from watching the show.

I wonder if we could have a more interesting piece if we made Celestia's eye more visible, and give it a really vibrant purple color to attract attention? I particularly like coloring some of my pieces in a fashion to make the eyes stand out a lot. I personally don't see that much merit in making her eye squint and almost covering it up.

This piece is mostly warm with all the cool colors being found in the mane and tail. Those end up being more attention-grabby but I feel that her expression deserves some attention too.

As for Celestia's face, I can see a bit of the top plane of her nose that's shaded, but it seems to taper off into the tip of the nose. What I end up not being able to make out is any sort of depth on the front end of her nose. Her nose ends up looking flat on its end =/

I also seem to be thinking the same for Philomena's head. It seems a bit flatter than other things here. Maybe if we draw in a beak and shade the lower beak, we could create a bit of depth.

Also, those are some kickass wings, but they're colored differently so they start to not appear to belong on the same character... a bit.

(And is Celestia missing a leg?)

Overall, it's a piece that probably had a bad start from not telling a story of sorts when the inclusion of two characters kind of make me want to expect this. What if... we changed this so it looks like they're flying over some villian from below by clearly giving Celestia a stern expression looking downwards? This will probably add something to this what will probably make a stronger impression for me, and maybe others.
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Moon--Dreamer Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SecretAgentJonathon Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
DAMN, that looks great!
ImCookieMonstah Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
I've been staring at this pic for like 20 minutes and I still haven't figured out what's the pose of Philomena ._.
volganderk Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
Hiya, I was wondering if you'd let me use this as cover art for my story. The link to it is here, if you're interested.
selvokaz Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
Still wandering what Luna's pet is? I think it should be a werewolf.
PurpleLemons Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Haha, maybe, I had my mind on ghost crab for a long while. Maybe I might make Luna's pet one eventually.
Starlight-Adeveonde Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Good job man. I think u did a great job on this piece.
MissIp Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
skylarwrite Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
Is there any possible way you can do me a request?

I'm sorry, but your art is just absolutely STUNNING.

I apologize if I may annoy you in any way.

I don't usually do this.
PurpleLemons Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Student General Artist
I really don't do any requests but you can mention something anyway.
jimbox31 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
WhiteHorseGirl Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012   General Artist
Beautiful! Very dynamic and intense. Very passionate colors.
kangps3 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student Artist
is very cute
Dragonstar1278 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Oscarina1234 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Masdragonflare Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Magnifficent! :wow:
vexinkora Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
it's really good, but in my opinion the defining outlines of phily's head makes celestia look bland in comparison. at first glance I thought you used a different art type for phily, sorry
PurpleLemons Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student General Artist
I noticed that too after a bit. I'll try to modify it a little. A little more work, then I'll try my best on the next piece.
Rebron-y Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What are you talking about? This is great!
PurpleLemons Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student General Artist
It's just me haha, thanks!
konadh324 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
You are WAAAY too hard on yourself. This piece is amazing. I wish i had a shred of your skill.
PurpleLemons Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks, I'm my worst critique. Practice a lot, skill is learned.
konadh324 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
good words to live by :)
soydiota-pah Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
cool, powerfull... And beautiful... yeeeeah
IFlySNA94 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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