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Reign of Celepstra and Selene by Evil-DeC0Y Reign of Celepstra and Selene by Evil-DeC0Y
"Before Equestria's founding, Celestia and Luna were still royalty..."

Commissioned by biasedeyes :iconbiasedeyes:


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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:iconkyoshyu:
Kyoshyu Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, beautiful. :)
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:iconskll-grl:
Skll-Grl Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2016  Student General Artist
Teach me your ways, this is AMAZING!!!!Es increible! 
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:iconveronicamiranda:
VeronicaMiranda Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Thats remind me the original comic N° 20 in the end
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:iconcosmicpaintercat:
CosmicPainterCat Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Amazing! It reminds me of one of the comics of my little pony!
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:iconkarkovice1:
karkovice1 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016
They've certainly been around a LONG TIME, have they?

Not bad looking, for 2-3000 year old ponies.

:D
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:iconquinoproductions:
quinoproductions Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
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:iconfalling-stars-1:
Falling-stars-1 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous! 
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:iconlunar-white-wolf:
Lunar-White-Wolf Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
It's so beautiful, great job!
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:iconmegabolthq:
MegaBoltHQ Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2016
Which one was the Egyptian Sun God that Celestia would be here?
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:iconevil-dec0y:
Evil-DeC0Y Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ra was the ancient Egyptian god of the sun. He had a bird head.
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:iconmegabolthq:
MegaBoltHQ Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2016
I keep thinking Osirus(don't think I spelled that right...) was the one with the Eagle head.
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:icontiger610:
Tiger610 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:33< osiris has a normal human head
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:iconsentireaeris:
SentireAeris Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As you say the detail of this is astonishing! Great wok there :D
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:iconbronyno786:
BronyNo786 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Getting a "Dark Horse" vibe. dat eye of horustia tho xD
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:iconstarryoak:
StarryOak Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks like the AU celestia and luna from the comics, sweet~
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:iconbenpanced-ii:
BenPanced-II Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016
Beautiful piece.  And Ancient Egyptian ponies MUST be made a thing.  :)
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:iconeverlastingjoy:
EverlastingJoy Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016
This is amazing, the details are so well done yet aren't so extravagant they become distracting. The way you designed the settings and background add perfectly to the ancient Egypt theme.
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:iconevil-dec0y:
Evil-DeC0Y Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks Hap!
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:iconspider-jameson:
Spider-Jameson Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Anubis does not recall these goddesses.
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:iconguille832:
GUILLE832 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016
Princess Celetia does not approve Once I called you sister
Once I thought the chance
to make you laugh
Was all I ever wanted...

Princess Celestia Mad Emoticon. And even now I wish that Faust
had chose another
Serving as your foe on Her behalf
Is the last thing that I wanted...
This was my home
All this pain and devastation
How it tortures me inside
All the innocent who suffer
From your stubbornness and pride...

Luna White White Eyes You Have (Princess Luna) You who I called sister
Why must you call down another blow?

Celestia Angry Let my ponies go!

Luna White White Eyes You Have (Princess Luna) You who I called sister
How could you have come to hate me so?
Is this what you wanted?

Then let my heart be hardened
And never mind how high the cost may grow
This will still be so:
I will never let your ponies go...

Luna White White Eyes You Have (Princess Luna)Celestia Angry  I will not...
Let
Luna White White Eyes You Have (Princess Luna) Your ponies go!
Celestia Angry My ponies go!

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:iconkarkovice1:
karkovice1 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016
Go Down Moses ponified? :)
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:iconeverlastingjoy:
EverlastingJoy Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016
:iconclapplz:
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:iconunicornsmile:
unicornsmile Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016  Professional Artist
Their beautiful.
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:iconbiasedeyes:
biasedeyes Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016
:D Yay!
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:iconfundz64:
Fundz64 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016  Professional General Artist
The details tho
Amazerful™!
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:iconevil-dec0y:
Evil-DeC0Y Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks Fundz!
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:iconminhbuinhat99:
minhbuinhat99 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Looks amazing. I love the 2 sisters in this style most!
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:iconevil-dec0y:
Evil-DeC0Y Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :D!
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:iconsamykhadre:
samykhadre Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016
Bastet the cat goddess of the Night for Luna, Selena is Greek ?
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:iconbenpanced-ii:
BenPanced-II Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016
IIRC, Khons is the Egyptian moon god.  Son of Amun-Ra..
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:iconsamykhadre:
samykhadre Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016
I know (I'm Egyptian) but Bastet is Goddess of the night and a female and the same colore than Luna so she's more Bastet than Khonsu (Chonsu, Khensu, Khons, Chons or Khonshu (wow the translation of its name still has not made ​​an agreement between the Egyptologist).
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:icontiger610:
Tiger610 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:33< bastet is a goddess of fun
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:iconsamykhadre:
samykhadre Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2016
And a cute kitty ! ^3^
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:icontiger610:
Tiger610 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:33< :33
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:iconevil-dec0y:
Evil-DeC0Y Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The commissioner picked the names for the picture, and I didn't ask their reasoning for the names, but my guess is that they wanted to make it seem like these were the ancient names for the sisters.
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:iconsamykhadre:
samykhadre Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016
Ok and great Draw ! ^^
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:icontiger610:
Tiger610 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:33< hmm, ra and khonsu?
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:iconevil-dec0y:
Evil-DeC0Y Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good "eye" there(seriously though, good catch, I wasn't expecting anyone to notice that let alone mention it)!


Yeah, I meant to include what those marks meant in the description, but it slipped my mind. Thank you for reminding me to do that :D!
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:icontiger610:
Tiger610 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:33< p.s love the chimæra rug there
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:iconjcsstudio:
JCSStudio Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Ancient Egyptian style! Love it! ^V^ 
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:iconevil-dec0y:
Evil-DeC0Y Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, I'm a big fan of the aesthetic also.
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:iconjcsstudio:
JCSStudio Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Me, too! I mean, something like this sure is perfect for a MYSTIC atmosphere and style! 
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:icontearahk:
Tearahk Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is magical and awesome, and i love it X3
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:iconevil-dec0y:
Evil-DeC0Y Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :D!
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:icontearahk:
Tearahk Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome ^u^
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