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Quite a few of you asked if I was going to draw the three Princesses of Equestria. I hope this answers your question. o3o

So, here we finally are. This is how I see our beloved pony princesses, Celestia, Luna, and Cadence. These three will also be seen in Requiem, and they all hold a relatively important role in the story.

So, a little bit about them in the Requiem Universe:

Luna was never banished to the moon. Yes, she turned into Nightmare Moon, and yes, she and Celestia had a bit of a civil war that devastated their country. But, Celestia managed to harness the power of the Elements to remove the dark entity from within her sister and destroy it. Since then, they worked on building Luna's reputation back up after giving an explanation for her sudden violence and agression. A thousand years has past since then.

In the current time of the story, Celestia and Luna both rule their nation equally.

As for Cadence, she was recently born into the royal family and taken under her Aunts' wings.

Now, how I view them in my headcanon. Celestia and Luna are, by definition, ponies. However, since they inherit every sort of magic from all three different types of ponies (and with a significant amount of said magic for each), they are literally some sort of demi-gods. Immortal to age, but they can still die by outside causes. The trick is to get close enough to kill them, and that's IF you can stand up to their might amazing healing capabilities.

Cadence, however... she is NOT an alicorn in this story, nor in my headcanon. Instead, she is a Winged Unicorn, or a pony born with both wings and horn, but does not posess the powers of an Alicorn or their immortality. Winged Unicorns, while not rare, aren't too common either, but not every Winged Unicorn is born into royalty (or become royalty, for that matter). Winged Unicorns harbor the magic of a unicorn and a bit of magic of a pegasus, and earth-pony genes ARE needed somewhere in the family tree in order for this sort of pony to be born, but it's nothing close to god-like.

Cadence is a special case, where her magic is a bit stronger than a normal Winged Unicorn, and she even harbors a tiny level of Earth Pony magic; perhaps it's because she's blood-kin to the princesses. But yeah.

As for their appearances, Alicorns are, for an pony, unnaturally tall, long, and slender. Their wings are huge and wide, larger than the normal wingspan of a pegasus, and their horns are long and have a slight, but noticable, curve to them. They are almost exotic beauties, so to speak.

So, a bit about them in the story:

-Celestia, one of two rulers of Equestria and the keeper of the Day Court and Sun. Celestia is just as she is in the show; loved, admired, respected, as well as friendly, patient, and gentle. But, unbeknownst to many, Celestia has a silver tongue, quick wit, and a legendary poker face, not to mention fantastic acting skills. This allows her to be a rather dangerous pony to face when politics and negotiations are involved, of which is her domain of expertese. Of course, you wouldn't want to try to fight her, either. She is the primary mentor of Twilight Sparkle.

-Luna, one of the two rulers of Equestria and the keeper of the Night Court and Moon. As she is in the show, Luna is sweet, funloving, and mischevious. Just as loved and revered as her older sister... maybe even a little more by those who love the night scene, as she is often seen attending night-clubs and celebrations of the like. But, despite that, she's no slacker, and pulls more than her own weight when co-ruling the nation. Like Celestia, Luna is a master at a particular domain, of which hers would be war. She is a military geniues and leader, sometimes even showing up to lead the charge herself (Celestia is known to do so too, but not as often as Luna). Where Celestia may be the stronger one as far as raw power goes, Luna makes up for it with split-thought strategies and better control. She is the primary mentor of Shining Armor.

-Cadence, princess of Equestria and founder of the Helping Hearts (temporary name) relief effort organization. Even if her Aunts are rulers of Equestria, she is still taught and primed to be a ruler of a country like her alicorn relatives; she even runs a few courts of her own to take the work load off of Celestia and Luna's shoulders. Like in the show, she's a very likable pony with a gentle charm and her heart on her sleeve... or, in this case, flank (bad pun intented). Like her aunts, though, she doesn't like simply sitting and doing nothing most of the time, often out and traveling the world to help other, less fortunate countries any way she can (of which the foundation for the HH Organization was founded). Currently, she is in Collambia with Shining Armor, organizing and running several refugee camps and hospitals to help the civilians caught in the middle of the war there.

Soooo... there you have it. :3 As usual, if you have any questions about the story and such, ask away. Other than that, though, I hope you all like these. ^.^
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VaporeonFire Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
luna's head is a bit small but other wise YOUR AWESOME !
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This is two years old, when I didn't know how to proportion their heads and body well.
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NicokBT Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
celestia and luna have children in your headcanon?
oh and all your stuff in deviantart is simply great and gorgeous
and how its  going your requiem story ?
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
No, they don't have children. Probably never will, either.

And thanks. :3


Requiem's currently on hiatus, soooooo.... yeah. >.>
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NicokBT Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
and about their healing factor , they would get killed if  they are decapitated, or they're something  like deadpool?
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
They will die if decapitated. The trick is actually get close enough to do that.

They aren't invincible, but there's a reason why assassination attempts have ultimately failed and why they've managed to live as long as they have.
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NicokBT Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
so if the sisters are  demi-gods ,what or who would be a god in your headcanon ?
(sorry for asking so many questions, i'm too courious about your headcanon)
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
While they're pretty damn close, they aren't really demi-gods, although they are often referred as such by their subjects (something they really loath). They are somewhat equivalent to dragons, especially the elder dragons; they are NOT gods, but they hold an indescribable amount of magic and power.

Because of the fact that they are the last two existing alicorns that were BORN as alicorns, and not Ascended, plus them being the rulers of Equestria and tied to the Sun and Moon, it causes many of their subjects to be downright worshipful of them.

The closest thing to a god to ponykind would be the "Creator", which in this case would probably be Fausticorn (dunno the actual name of the character). Whether or not she still exists in the living world or if she literally IS a god up to speculation.
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KuroKittyNya Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Hi, I was wondering if you drew these on paper or on the tablet? They're so pretty~~~ Love    You're really talented~~  :happybounce: 
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Paper. Everything I draw is traditional medium. And thanks! ^.^
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Chibionna Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
I absolutely adore Luna's wings. They suit her well.
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! :3
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Dragonpaws Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
Wow, this is absolutely breathtaking... Their body structure and poses, and the way their manes flow is just amazing. I'm kind of at a loss of words to say any more.
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! ^.^
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rasowiec Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
Princess Luna is cute:)
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks. c:
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sunbead Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
Is Shining Armor married to Cadence here too? You don't say specifically, just that she's with Shining in Collambia.
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
No, not yet she isn't.
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Comickook Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
Beautiful sketchwork and great info.
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! :3
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Frostbite365 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How long does it usually take for you to draw one pony like this? (cuz they are AWESOME!!)
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
At the most, ten minutes. o3o
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Frostbite365 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ten minutes!! OMG why are you so talented! *passes out*
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peregrinetacos Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow these are AMAZING! I commented on your reindeer and moose and deer one saying I love your art style and I do SOOO MUCH! Did you hand draw these and scan them? I can draw by hand well, but not on a computer so I usually scan a drawing an upload it. Is that what you did here?
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Of course. I have no sort of mean to draw digitally, so anything and everything I draw or color is traditionally done and scanned.

And thanks. c:
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peregrinetacos Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, I need to upload some drawings now XD and you are very welcome!
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MosiKitty Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely love how you depicted Luna ^^ She looks like such a graceful warrior in this pic ♥ The other two are wonderful as well x) -has a particular soft spot for Luna though-
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Aw, thank you! ^.^ And I can understand; as much as I love the other two, I think I like Luna a tad more. xD
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MosiKitty Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
♥♥♥
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privateX007 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
AWESOME!
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! :3
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Demon-Tetra Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I love how celestia looks!
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! ^.^
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Lurks-no-More Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Excellent "realistic" alternate take on the princesses!
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! c:
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SprinklesMLP Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
OMG Cadnece is frigin adorable, and celestia and luna ar so majestic !
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! :3
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SprinklesMLP Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
X3
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Keto-Schneider Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012   Traditional Artist
so pretty! I love celestian in your style, and this type of wings for Luna is a cool idea!
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! ^.^
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phoenixsinger Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
well done. I can't wait for the story to be finished. Any other characters sheets in the works? Love to see king sombra in this style.
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks. :3

As for King Sombra, I may draw him just to be drawing him, but he won't be featured in the story other than a simple mentioning. o3o
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Velgarn Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Unfortunatly i'm too tired for now to read all the text, but it will be on my to-do list. i always love to read concepts and story making (still i read just a little about luna)

Thumbs up for Bat-Winged Luna
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks. ^.^
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Roman-Sheep Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
By the way, I've looked at a lot of your other works and I've noticed an interesting trend; almost all of the pony's heads seem just a little bit too small compared to the body (for real horse proportions, not FiM style) and I just wondered if you'd noticed or if that's just part of your style.

But I love the story and the pictures, especially the ankle fur on Celestia! Makes her look somehow regal and adorable at the same time! :D
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Oh, I've noticed it. I think it has something to do with the scanner I'm using; it's smaller than the paper I use to draw, so it compensates by sort of shrinking the drawing a little, and it tends to shrink the top of the paper (and, in turn, the head and neck of the pony).

I'm trying to make it so that doesn't happen, which is either working on paper the same size, or smaller, than the scanner, or just making the head a tad bigger so when it shrinks, it shrinks to size. o3o

And thanks! ^.^ I sort of thought of how really fantastical unicorns have ankle fur sometimes, and I thought it would be a nice touch for her. It also shows that not only country ponies have feathering around their hooves. Someone in the past once told me feathering automatically means the pony's a country/working horse, but I thought that a bit silly. o3o
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Roman-Sheep Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Ah, scanners; the bane of every artist's existence! I'd probably go with the smaller paper size, but first have you tried scanning the image up-side-down? It shouldn't be too hard to flip the picture in just about any picture program, or even Microsoft Word if all else fails. Then the bottom of the picture would be squinched instead of the top (maybe a little less noticeable?).

Yeah, they were probably thinking of Clydesdales; big, burly work horses. They're one of my mom's favorites and I guess mine too; they're just so strong and majestic looking but like they could still get down and dirty. I think Big Mac and other stallions of his body type were sort of trying to emulate that feeling.
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah, I've tried. It works sometimes, but even then I have to sort of try to edit the size of their heads in Paint (I don't have photoshop or anything like that). Sometimes it's simply me accidentally making the head a bit too small for by realistic horse standards, and the scanner making it worse, but yeah. :shrug: I don't think it looks too bad, but I'ma pay more attention to the head/body ratio. o3o

And I love the Clydesdale myself! That's exactly what I thought when I first saw Big Mac in the show, as well as even Fancy Pants and maybe Blueblood. But yeah. x3
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Roman-Sheep Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Scanners are almost more trouble than they're worth sometimes...

Yeah, that's what I was thinking too. Whether they are or not is anybodies guess, but they do look like it.
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shadowryu21 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Quick question: Since Cadence is an alicorn, does that also make her immortal, or does she age normally like the other pony races??
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