I think a royal place like Canterlot deserves to be a little brighter at night then just a few castle windows.
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
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Speed painted in Photoshop CS6 with my Wacom Pro in 2 hoursEpic FTW or Do Not want you choose :mwahaha
"Those aren't stars, my dear. That's Canterlot."
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.
but it is beautifully
I'm eager to see what else you have lined up! Epic. ^^
My jaw dropped
She didn't need to be giving Luna/Nightmare Moon another reason to be pissed off.
The Ghibli feels are exuding.
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.
This is an enormously cool picture.
BEAUTIFUL INTERPRETATION OF THE CITY
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.