"Before Equestria's founding, Celestia and Luna were still royalty..."
Commissioned by biasedeyes
So after a few weeks I've finally finished the big commission I've been talking about.biasedeyes
gave me the guideline for the picture to include the two princesses and to do it in a similar style to my 'Veni, Vidi, Vici!' picture evil-dec0y.deviantart.com/art/…
I decided to go with the ancient Egyptian theme because I've wanted to make a painting set in the desert for a while, and ancient Egypt really interests me also, so it only seemed natural to mix the two and make the two princesses into co-pharaohs.
I think this is easily my most detailed painting to date, and I want to thank biasedeyes
for the impetus to get this painting started.
As for the things in the image I want to talk about.
First off, I had the eye make-up in mind before I played the game Overwatch, I'm not trying to rip off Pharah's look XD. Also as Tiger610
noticed and reminded me the marking are a hieroglyphic symbol for the ancient Egyptian gods Ra, of the sun for Celestia, and Khonsu, of the moon for Luna.
Secondly, the fur rug is a Chimera skin rug, I felt that of all the creatures in Equestria that a Chimera made the most sense both artistically and storyline wise.
And lastly, the reason that Celestia's wings are in angled forward is that she is supposed to be sunbathing, artistically though I wanted to convey the same style as the look of wings in the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs.
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