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This Old World by RouletteObsidian This Old World by RouletteObsidian
Is it me or do I have a fetish for sun shots?
I've been pretty inactive for a while, though I suppose that's nothing out of the ordinary.
I'ma go watch Season 4 episode 4 now.
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The feel overall is amazing. However, the red-wash made it hard for me to tell who Celestia's companion was without zooming in. On a little laptop screen. The lack of rainbow near Celestia's head also briefly confused me. (Looking back, I don't know how I missed Twilight?) Once I saw Twilight contentedly dozing next to her concerned-looking mentor, the emotional weight of the scene struck me.

The weight of a thousand lonely years and the concern for her naive student's next thousand years, perhaps tempered with the pleasance of companionship, combine to give Celestia an inscrutable look. I don't know whether to cry, curl up on the grass next to Twilight and go to sleep, or give Celestia a shoulder to cry on. But I want to be there, and I feel so close.

This piece is amazing.
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:iconhenryseville:
Henryseville Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2017
Very beautiful and well done!
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:iconsnapcentino:
SnapCentino Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016  Professional Writer
To fade like sun at end of day...
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:iconthenextalicorn:
TheNextAlicorn Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
OoOOo
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:iconpinkprincessblossom:
PinkPrincessBlossom Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful 
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:iconrouletteobsidian:
RouletteObsidian Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist
Thanks
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:iconpinkprincessblossom:
PinkPrincessBlossom Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your welcome 
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Jeriih Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
You know. There is something about the sunset that Shoothes me. Every now and then I just like to get up to the roof of my house for a while, and get soaked with the last sun rays of the day. I dunno how to explain it, it is just a very nice feeling. I just sit there and listen to the sound of the birds and other little critters ending their daily routine, and watch the sun go down. It just calms me and let me have peace for at least a little it.

This pretty artwork just remind me to that, it's just beautiful.
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:iconrouletteobsidian:
RouletteObsidian Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist
Thank you.
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:iconxelianthought:
xelianthought Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
Incredible piece! 
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:iconrouletteobsidian:
RouletteObsidian Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist
Thanks
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:iconnottkenny:
NottKenny Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Student General Artist
Very cute picture.
Some parts look too blurrish, though.
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:iconrouletteobsidian:
RouletteObsidian Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist

Yeah, that's urked me for a while, I think I found a way to fix that though.

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:icontucarius:
Tucarius Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
I like it, however the perspective of the shot makes them both look enormous in scale.
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:iconrouletteobsidian:
RouletteObsidian Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist
Now that you mention it, I kind of see it.
Thanks for your input.
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:iconashoof:
Ashoof Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
such BEAUTIFUL art! 
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:iconrouletteobsidian:
RouletteObsidian Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist
Thanks.
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:iconiczesmv:
iczesmv Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Wow! so beautiful Astonished EmoteWhoa Emoticon 
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:iconrouletteobsidian:
RouletteObsidian Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist
Thank you.
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:iconblackvegetable:
Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
Love it! :D
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:iconrouletteobsidian:
RouletteObsidian Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist
Thanks
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:iconblackvegetable:
Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
No problem! :bow:
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cajobif Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
What a wonderful piece you made with the details on the flowers, the sunset with its ambiance and a princess perhaps lost in her thoughts while her student is napping close by, feeling safe with her mentor.  I really like the way you drawn her mane part of previous and actual ethereal one to picture her past and present. Such an incredible princess Celestia is.... but the time keep worning her out.

Wonderful work
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:iconrouletteobsidian:
RouletteObsidian Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist
Thanks.
Also, that's an interesting interpretation you have of the mane there.
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SciFiPonyGirl Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
This, combined with the title, remind me of The Magician's Nephew, when the children meet Jadis in Charn, with it's sun a dying red giant. Though I daresay I wouldn't want to compare Celestia to Jadis.
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:iconrouletteobsidian:
RouletteObsidian Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist
I would have a better retort, but I haven't read those books in years.
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SciFiPonyGirl Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
I hope you don't think I was being mean about your art. I really do like it! I only said my brain interpreted it a certain way. You should read the books, they're amazing!
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:iconnicolasdominique:
NicolasDominique Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Professional Artist
Lovely.

Anyway, what's the story here?
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:iconrouletteobsidian:
RouletteObsidian Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist
I'd tell you but that would involve spoiling my fanfic.
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:iconnicolasdominique:
NicolasDominique Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Professional Artist
So, fanfic? Nice xd
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:iconshamanguli:
Shamanguli Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I adore the atmosphere! It's so lovely ^^
Also dat mane of Celestia's - wonderful work!
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:iconrouletteobsidian:
RouletteObsidian Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist
Thank you.
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:iconmuttmix:
MuttMix Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love the detail you put into the trees and flowers.
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:iconrouletteobsidian:
RouletteObsidian Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist
Thank you.
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:iconashen-neko:
Ashen-Neko Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
This is beautiful. What did you use to create it, if you don't mind me asking?
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:iconrouletteobsidian:
RouletteObsidian Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist
All the painting was done with Sai, finishing touches like the lens flare were done with photoshop.
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:iconmare-and-bear:
Mare-and-Bear Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Absolutely stunning piece of art, but rather confusing. Clearly there is a story behind it. It gives off almost a somber feeling but I'm not sure how to place it without context.
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:iconrouletteobsidian:
RouletteObsidian Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist
This takes place in a fanfic of mine (One I've sort of been neglecting and should really get back to).
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:iconkeithsterling:
Keithsterling Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Nice pic
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:iconrouletteobsidian:
RouletteObsidian Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist
Thanks
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:iconkeithsterling:
Keithsterling Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
welcome
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:iconfeanorkelsick:
FeanorKelsick Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
awesome! I love the atmosphere and the lighting here, also celestias mane looks beautiful!
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:iconrouletteobsidian:
RouletteObsidian Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist
Thank you.
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:iconbrighteststarlight:
BrightestStarlight Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Student General Artist
is there a story to this painting?
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:iconrouletteobsidian:
RouletteObsidian Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist
Yes. I'd rather not say what it is though, not yet.
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:iconrainbow-gale:
Rainbow-Gale Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
Then when?
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:iconrouletteobsidian:
RouletteObsidian Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist
It's from a fanfic of mine (that I really need to finish because it's been on my shelf for a while).
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:iconrainbow-gale:
Rainbow-Gale Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
Yea. I found that out after reading the rest of the comments. May I ask if ya could tell us what it's going to be about?
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:iconrouletteobsidian:
RouletteObsidian Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist
It's essentially about Equestria's expansion of evolving species and how they adapt to it.
(I've gone through several drafts of the actual story, so nothing is especially concrete, with the exception of the aforementioned theme).
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:iconrainbow-gale:
Rainbow-Gale Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
Sounds intriguing. Can;t wait to read it.
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:iconrouletteobsidian:
RouletteObsidian Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist
Good to know you're interested.
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