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AU Sketchdump- Celestia and Luna by Earthsong9405 AU Sketchdump- Celestia and Luna by Earthsong9405

So from this point onward, I think I’ll be referring to this AU as the following: RariTwi AU or Bodyguardverse. These names are mostly just for general uses, as in naming the AU as a whole. On an individual bases however (for example, a chaptered story based on this AU or oneshots, that stuff), it can be titled whatever you guys want. C:

That said, have yourself the mini and messily done sketchdump of the alicorn sisters in this particular AU!

I posted a thread earlier talking about how I should make the sisters appear more godlike, and this is pretty much the result I ultimately settled with. So this is the general idea here:

The Sisters are literal Goddesses of this world (goddesses of the sun and moon respectively) in that they are unable to die, are unworldly powerful, and they are among the some of the favorite gods that are worshiped in Equestria. The two of them have worship stones all over the place, as well as temples and monuments dedicated to them. The temple they tend to frequent is the one upon the highest peak of Equestria, but their visits there are often enough that others hope for gaining an audience with the goddesses, but rare enough for the possibility of actually seeing either of them is very likely to not happen. Celestia is the goddess of the Sun, and is often associated with Guidance, Power, Warmth, and Strength. Luna is the goddess of the Moon, and is often associated with Influence, Balance, Wonder, and Magic.

So the concept here is that the sisters, while being able to shapeshift into almost anything they wish, typically prefer to switch their appearances between 4 forms. A mortal form, often that of a pony, the “Balanced” form (a de-powered version of their deity form), the “Deity” form (the form seen here), and then their “Nightmare” form. I’m on the fence with the concept of the The nightmare forms, but if it were something that they had, it’d simply be the sisters taking on the appearance of a “nightmare” version of themselves; they wouldn’t actually be possessed. The purpose of that form would mostly be to instill fear. o3o

ANYWAY, this sketchdump focuses of the “Deity” form, or the form that is often seen in depictions of them. This the form where they allow most of their unlimited power to flow freely. I took some inspiration from Okami and gave them markings, and they can appear to be either solid or somewhat transparent with some of the galaxy being visible upon their bodies. Either way, though, they’d have an ethereal glow present at all times, and their eyes are typically glowing so brightly it’d be hard to see the color of their irises.

For Celestia, I gave her “sunspots”, or markings that vaguely resemble her cutie mark. Said cutie mark is also much larger and covers nearly the entirety of her flanks. Her mane and tail are, instead of the usual semi-rainbow of her canon counterpart, is more the color of blazing fire, which eventually gradient to a sunset color when in close proximity with her sister. In this form, her connection to the sun almost makes her white coat shine so brightly that it’d be painful to stare at her for too long. In addition, the air around her will become very warm, but not uncomfortably so; this is due to the fact that she’s mindful enough to keep a leash on the heat she can release from her skin. Same with the light; she usually keeps it contained enough that mortals can look at her for long periods of time, however they’d still have to squint (sort of like that of a very bright summer day). The inside of her wings reflect that of a golden nebula or the color of her mane.

For Luna, I went with the new-found fact that the dark marking upon her flanks are exactly that; a marking, not a part of her cutie mark. Sooooo I played with that and gave her more markings similar to that of a “painted” horse, only with dark colors on dark instead of dark on light. Her cutie mark is more angular with the addition of stars, and along her body there are random white spots that could resemble stars as well. Her mane and tail reflect that of the night sky and space, sometimes exhibiting a nebula. Even still, when close to her sister, her mane also gradient to that of a sunset, however hers is more of the cool colors of the sunset to better match that of Celestia’s warmer colors of the sunset. The inside of her wings also reflect the night’s sky with the stars within them in this form.

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So I think that’s all I wanted to type for this? If not I’ll just come back and edit this. Until then, I’m off for a needed nap. As always, feel free to ask me anything if you have any questions, and thank you for taking a look! C:

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LJ-ATCTION-360 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015
Gorgeous job!
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BL00D111 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015
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soniccharactersmaker Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I hope you don't mind if I this to my group of AMAZING fanart,This is tri wish I could draw like you,it looks like it takes a lot of practice!
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artistagal Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
SO FREAKING AMAZING!!! XD
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! :3
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artistagal Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
You're welcome! ^-^
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TheHobbitArt Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous job! I think artistagal will like this a lot too!
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thank ya! :3
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HerLadyness Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm curious as to what the little circle with the X on their shoulders means? I also noticed discord had it. 
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
It simply means that's where the wings would be if I drew them there, but I didn't because it would have obscured their bodies. As such, many artists indicate that the wing (or whatever limb it may be) is present and the character has it, but it simply wasn't drawn to show their entire body without it getting in the way.
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HerLadyness Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh! I don't even know why I didn't think about the wings xD 
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Skyflyer63 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
my eyes hurt from the awesomeness
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Lol, I hope they don't hurt too bad. x3 And thanks! :3
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FizzBuzz3456 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I prefer this to the original design, love it ;)
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! :3
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animalpainter Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I. Love. This. No words can express.... :faint:
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! :3
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PinkieTane Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg, they both look so pretty! I'm a big fan of how Luna looks c:
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! :3
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PoneBZH Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014
How long do you do to draw a pony ?
And honestly congretulation (*o*)
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Drawing a pony ranges from 5 minutes to 15 minutes, depending on the complexity and how fast I'm drawing. o3o
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PoneBZH Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014
OK, thanks for answer ;)
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KittyKat708 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014
they remind me of Egyptian goddesses or something :) 
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I suppose they kinda do look like they could be Egyptian goddesses, huh? x3
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FoxDragonLover Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
spaz kermit *CAN'T EVEN HANDLE IT* WTF HOW DO YOU DO THIS?! I think I've fainted. 
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Aw man, I love the gifs/icons you use. That kermit one is almost as funny as this one: :iconkermityayplz:


And thank you! 8D
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FoxDragonLover Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL!! That's too funny XD and NO PROB!! I'm so inspired by you OuO
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LullayMoon16 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow! This is amazing! Luna is just gorgeous and Celestia is absolutely beautiful!  
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you. c:
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zabransky10 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This is an incredible piece of art!
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! ^.^
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zabransky10 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
It is just incredible how deeply you look into there world!
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Chontica Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your versions of the MLP characters! :D They just look so different and unique! You're someone that motivates and inspires me to draw something on paper. :3
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! ^.^
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Chontica Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. :)
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LunaBestPrincess Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i dont think their "muzzle" should be that long,but still cool! :3
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
They're horses. Of course they'd have long muzzles.
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LunaBestPrincess Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
but on the other ones the muzzles weren't as long.(I love nitpicking.:3)
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
If you're talking about art of the sisters, then their muzzles were always this long when I took up making them actually look more like horses.
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LunaBestPrincess Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ok.I wont hate.
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Jedi-Cat Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What would happen if someone tried to touch them?
What is the texture of their manes?
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Their manes is still hair, however it would probably have a texture that is indescribable when in this particular form. That said, they probably wouldn't allow ANYONE to touch them unless they deem them worthy enough, or innocent enough (such as a child) to do so. Even then, the pony in question probably would have to be coaxed into touching them, since... you know, they're goddesses.
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Jedi-Cat Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
They're just so pokeable
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roxaswantsacupcake Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Student General Artist
i'm not super-into this show, but i'm familiar enough with it and the characters to know this is freaking beautiful ;-; and if the canon princesses had these designs i would definitely be a lot more interested in the show xD i love luna's mane, but i think celestia's design is much more appropriate color-wise than her canon counterpart.
beautiful work, did you use watercolors to color it?
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! As much as I love Celestia's design, I don't exactly know what it has to do with the sun, if it does at all. My best guess would be that her mane represents the reflection of a rainbow by the sun after a rainy day, but I don't know. :/

And yep. I used watercolors. :3
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roxaswantsacupcake Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Student General Artist
i don't understand it either. i don't think of pink and green and blue when i think of the sun. shouldn't warm, fire colors be the natural response...? :shrug: maybe they were thinking of a more "heavenly" sort of thing than strictly sun, in which case her colors would make more sense, but then luna's would feel so narrow and restricted. man i don't know. i'm overthinking it.
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darkcaninepinkielove Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
While beautiful on their own, I'm having a hard time seeing them, Celestia especially. In the show, her entire color scheme is of a few colors, mainly pink, and here the design is changed entirely. Now it's based off of yellow, which makes it hard to see her. Kind of like if you recolored Derpy to be purple and pink; you can still see it if you look hard enough, but if you glance you don't think, "Oh, that's Derpy." 

I do like the style, mind the confusion. I know you tried to mix it up, but I just don't see it.


Luna looks better, and is easier to recognize. Just... wow. That mane looks gorgeous, and since it resembles her mane in the show, it isn't too far fetched. The armors a nice touch, as are the feathers, but I see those being a part of pegasi in your drawings. 
I'd just rethink Celestia. Add a bit of pink to her design in future works, maybe. I dunno. I'm not much of an artist yet.
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
The whole point of this drawing wasn't to make them look exactly like the characters. It was to take the basis of that character and do something different with them.

Celestia's color scheme isn't at all changed entirely. What changed is the fact that she no longer has a semi-rainbow colored mane and is more based off of yellow than pink. Something of which would not have worked for the idea behind this image; to make her look like a god. She's the goddess of the sun, so her colors represent that. Luna's color scheme didn't need much changing, obviously.

If you don't see it, that's completely fine. However I think these designs work absolutely fine when it comes to the AU they are for, especially since they are still easily recognizable, so I disagree with you.
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Airebellae Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
DA AWESOMENESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks. xD
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