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Some Day by Jowybean Some Day by Jowybean

I think a royal place like Canterlot deserves to be a little brighter at night then just a few castle windows.;P

I never liked the idea of the entire city been inside the castle because judging by the way the show dose scale its going to be a very tight squeeze. I Personally like to imagine it spreads out across the mountain area and dips down in to private neighbourhoods with parks and lots of manor house. (Yes i have been over thinking this). 

I am trying to bring my MLP art up to a very cinematic and epic level as someone who's been inspired by a lot of animation i want to start creating pieces that have a lot of depth and look like they be long in an animated film. :)

Until next deviation LATERS Bronies :peace:

Check out my FIM title card project jowybean.deviantart.com/galler… ;)

Speed painted in Photoshop CS6 with my Wacom Pro in 2 hours

Epic FTW:woohoo: or Do Not want :rage: you choose :mwahaha   
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SnapCentino Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015  Professional Writer
"Mommy, look! There's stars on that hill!"

"Those aren't stars, my dear. That's Canterlot."
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Crusadier Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015
Nice
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Bhiggo Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This has 756 upvotes on Derpibooru, and it deserves every. single. one of them!
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Rhomega Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015
I was surprised at Sweet and Elite, having the whole city in there. These are rich people, which means they must also have mansions, big businesses, and let's not forget all the embassies. Surely Canterlot is a popular enough place to have sports teams. The place should be a metropolis.
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stevemacqwark Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Student General Artist
Looks like the beginning of an epic saga with adventure, danger, conspiracies, prophecies, tragedies, loads and loads of characters, story arcs and council meetings.
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KingArthur5 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
"I want to start creating pieces that have a lot of depth and look like they belong in an animated film."

Well, I think you just did. Holy crap this is incredible! Everything from the pose to the position to the colors to even the title works perfectly! I could picture this being the big epic scene in the last words of a song.
At the beginning, the foal is tired and getting in her bed after a day out in slummy neighborhood. She starts to sing about life being hard down here, but then starts fantasizing about Canterlot, just up the mountain. Daydreams of her with child like expectations of what it would be like to be rich and living up there (or, if she's more modest, not rich, just dreaming of a better life). At the end of the song, the tempo slows down, view shift back to her in her bed singing in a longing voice, and her final note is her pressed up against the window in this scene, and the camera zooms above her head to a full view of just the castle. Then, the same view of the castle shifts to day, view goes back to the filly. She awakens and realizes she slept in for that important thing, and, somehow, in her being late or missing it, she somehow lands herself in a situation to get into the high life.
I think the song would be called "Just Up There", "Just Up the Mountain", "Up There".

I couldn't stop typing after I started. This all came from looking at your picture. It's wonderful.
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Leafstormy Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My my.. this is wonderful.
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TerrorWolfX Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014
Is that Twilight or some other pony?
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Kyoshyu Featured By Owner Edited Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It does look magical, lit up like that. :)
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DrHikari Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks beautiful. I love pictures with an athmosphere and yours has one. It gives me a feeling of nostalgia and happiness, remembering the big city lights when I was a kid. :) I also imagine Canterlot to be a huge city, and I think you did a brilliant job catching this moment on a picture. Please draw more like this, because it is really amazing how a picture can not only look like something, but makes you feel something. And this artwork did this for sure.~
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Luna-Soresodthe Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Looking at night out the window of the castle kind of warmth and feeling of loneliness. Hug 

but it is beautifully Heart 
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Wisp-on-Paper Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your imaginative headcanons produce lovely results, Jowybean. It combines cinematic and young intrigue wonderfully.
I'm eager to see what else you have lined up! Epic. ^^
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Pokekid963 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW
Just...
WOW
My jaw dropped
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handyj443 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
It's funny how often an image that sticks out while I'm browsing drawfriends on EqD turns out to be one of yours! The detail you've put into the window lights is amazing. The scale of real cities is so huge that it's difficult to imagine how Canterlot could fit on a mountainside. Perhaps it only has a population of 1000 or something. 
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phew-mello Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
Epic ftw !!!Woohooooo!
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jyroman53 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sum day wittle twilight iz guna have her uwn caztle !
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alorix Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
this is incredible!!!! I love it so much! 
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GJTProductions Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
Well, I actually think Celestia deliberately keeps Canterlot relatively dark by decree (little to no electric lighting even though it's shown to actually exist elsewhere). Why? Two words: Light pollution. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light_po…

She didn't need to be giving Luna/Nightmare Moon another reason to be pissed off.
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Thepoescrow Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
That is simply beautiful
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TimMcJimFromPL Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
Looks amazing.
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RePoisn Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
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Love it

The Ghibli feels are exuding.
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Zebugamer45 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
Oh, so I'm not the only one who has this feeling!
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BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Edited Sep 18, 2014
"Twilight didn't seemed to be any different from the other unicorns when she first entered the academy. There were hundreds, if not thousands of ponies who had the same potential as Twilight Sparkle, and who have similar dreams or ambitions, and had the same capability and willingness to work hard to achieve greatness.

So why did only Twilight succeed?

The answer is simple: ultimately, she was lucky, instead of just being better.

She may be considered a prodigy, but genius and talent can be trained; she attracted the attention of Princess Celestia, but truth be told, any-pony could; and above all else, any-pony could be taught how to make friends. She was just in the right place and the right time to have these circumstances happen to her, gave her opportunities, and push her in the right directions, something that could happen to any-pony.

To suggest that she succeeds because she's special; whether that she's born to be better than anypony else, or she was destined to greatness, would raise... unfortunate implications, especially for ponies like us, now doomed to mediocrity."


--- Moondancer, Twilight Sparkle's classmate, when asked to comment on Twilight's spectacular success.
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SomeRandomMinion Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
A bit pessimistic, aren't we Moony?
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BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
Moondancer, [Shrugs] "In the real world, some ponies are going to get lucky, some ponies are going to get hurt. You won't find any rhyme and reason to it, nor any justice. That's just life; the best we can do, is to live as well as this world would allow us to."
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SomeRandomMinion Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
"...Touche'."
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Wisp-on-Paper Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
^ Applause to your improvisation, sir. ~^
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BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
Thanks!
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Wisp-on-Paper Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very welcome. I hadn't seen one of your writing tidbits in a while, and it's notably nice to find this. :)
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schneelocke Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
That's lovely! A breathtaking view indeed, and one can only imagine how marvellous it must've seemed to a filly who's sleeping in the royal castle for the first time.
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IJoinedForPonies Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
I can't tell if that is Filly Twilight looking at the castle from the Canterlot courtyard, or if she is seeing the castle from the Ponyville Library and that she just looks really small.
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TexasUberAlles Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The show's sense of scale is definitely all effed up; All of the buildings are much smaller on the outside, and if you could really see Ponyville from Canterlot, the whole country would only be twenty or thirty miles across.

This is an enormously cool picture.
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GJTProductions Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
Depends on how high up the mountain Canterlot is. If Ponyville and the Everfree Forest are in a valley near the base of the mountain and Canterlot is placed high up the mountain, then the enhanced sight lines means Ponyville could be much farther away.
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Nukilik Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Student Filmographer
Buildings looking bigger on the inside is a thing in most cartoons, I think.
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FeanorKelsick Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
Really like this one, has a magical sort of atmosphere that kinda reminds me of classic disney stuff
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BlizKreigBob Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
Wow this looks like something out of a studio ghibli production, incredible.
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fixman88 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
This is incredibly done!
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Keen-Blade Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
Man, I absolutely love that design, and the childlike sense of wonder evoked in the way Twilight is gazing up on it.
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DeJiKo07 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
Magnificent!!! The details you did with Canterlot's light and buildings! :)
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cajobif Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
That's a view epic enough to make a filly dreaming big. Very big.

Wonderful work
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GraphiteHeart-Pony Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
amazing detail!
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bbasco2 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
I love the colours and the soft glow from the mountain.

Reminds me of those HDR photos of cities at night.
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Sire-Sword Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, thats pretty much how I've always imagined Canterlot to work. But wow, that is one spectacular image, Twilight is the luckiest little filly. 
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Adder1 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Student Writer
I just want to say I love your interpretation of Canterlot with it being more than a walled-off castle city. In my headcanon, such a manner of construct would quickly lead to gentrification... which, given the abundance of nobleponies in the show, is probably the case. So not only is your rendition beautiful in my opinion- it also makes more sense from a civic design standpoint. ^^
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January3rd Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
YES I LOVE THIS
BEAUTIFUL INTERPRETATION OF THE CITY
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Scyphi Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Of all of the varying portrayals of Canterlot I've seen, I think this one is my new favorite. :D
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TwilightIsMagic Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Student General Artist
I flipping love it. Them lights. That city structure. Great thinking here, and fine execution of the idea!
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NadnerbD Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014   Digital Artist
Oh my gawd. Nighttime Canterlot has never looked so awesome.
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werecass Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Student Artist
So cute.
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Lurks-no-More Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
I imagine Canterlot as being built in tiers on the mountainside, with the Castle Canterlot at the top level being the only part you can easily see from Ponyville. 

That aside, this is a really, really fine pic of the Shining City on the Mountain. And the idea of little Twilight sometimes staying up late in the night, watching the lights of the city and the castle, is charming. :)
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