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Impression, Celestia by Muffyn-Man Impression, Celestia by Muffyn-Man
Hey again to all my brony watchers and everyone who watches my MLP work regardless. I know that you've already seen a lot of my work before, but this one is probably one that I'm a tad bit conflicted over.

You see, when I created Luna's Starry Night [link] I was driven by personal comparisons between the subtle meanings behind Starry Night, Van Gogh's personal life, and Luna's nature to the MLP:FiM fandom. I took all of these into consideration and even constantly listened to fan-made songs about the princess when making it.

I felt proud of what I did with that piece, but I can't say the same thing for Celestia. In this I was trying to tie together "Celestia, the bringer of Light" with "Monet, the painter of Light" which fits in my mind as I can now understand how topics so positive and optimistic can still be so avant gard in contemporary society; in other words, Society's initial view of Monet during his contemporary life, compared to The Brony Fandom in our lives. 
If you're head hurts a little, I do apologize. 

All that aside, I do feel like my picture is severely lacking. That's why I waited over a month to upload it because I wanted a premium membership to activate critiques. Anyone who is still reading, I humbly ask for your honestly brutal critique on this. Is it perfect? Should I give this piece another shot? Am I doing something harmful by comparing a fictional cartoon character princess to one of the most prolific modern artists ever known? Did I even capture the magic that Monet expressed every time he touched paint to a canvas? 
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The description is impressive as well.
As seen in the background you did let it look like a dreamy outcome, which I like:D Highlighted the Canterlot Castle main attractions gives a good point of vieuw. Shiny and bright!

As for Princess Celestia, she looks wonderful, as Always, her look in her eye's you did choose very well:D Altough it isn't a MLP related style, it is a good piece of art though couse of the many details. Like her mane&tail which are curly beautifuly done! (no not like a van Gogh altough your other work suggest a hint, but a good attempt! carry on!) Nice face expression, like she is concerned.

The bright clear coloring is a treath for the eye! Sometimes there are too many effects and shades used which causes a to 'complicated or busy' picture. Yours shows a smooth and fluid shaped Celestia!

I don't know what you'll have in mind for the future in art. Just carry on and see what's happening. Please stay improving and well as a hobby I think you'll do fine:D
There are already enough 'bored' or 'rated' ppl on DA which I pitty,everyone/everypony does her/his best. If you're serious about art and creating, just do your best!
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In all honesty, I actually love this piece. The entire idea of combining Celestia with Monet is wonderful, it shows a knowledge of art history that is not often seen when the main subject is something often considered so simple, like ponies.
I like how it feels as though Celestia and Canterlot shine off the page, as well as the golden shimmer off the buildings and the ground. The gradation in her mane between colors is exquisite, and I love how deep the colors get, rather than the customary pastel shades. All of the colors feel rich, and bright, which fits with the optimistic message.
The technique and detail is also gorgeous. It seems as though every part of this piece is careful and deliberate. If not for the description, I would have thought you would be beaming with pride for this piece, because it truly is great. I would say it's near perfect. To my eye, I cannot see anything that I would change, but perfection is never really something that happens. I would say you captured the same sort of magic that Monet had. Most truly great artists in their time, believe themselves failures, or are not satisfied with their pieces, but your idea was unique and interesting, and marvelously executed. I would love to see more pieces like this. :)
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sonicavenger1 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, this is it. The best art of Celestia I've yet to see. Congratulations. This was spectacular enough to get an audible gasp out of me when the picture loaded. Truly, a job more than well done.
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Muffyn-Man Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Clearly you have mastered the art of Trolling, Sir. With all of the Celestia fanart that is birthed from out of the AEther, I find it hard to believe that this is the best you have seen. But then again, maybe you haven't seen too much fanart of her.
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sonicavenger1 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No, seriously. This is awesome, and I feel that the colors especially are absolutely perfect. But then again what do I know
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Muffyn-Man Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sorry to sound like asshat, but I really don't feel that way about this pic; feel like I could have planned it out better than I did. 
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sonicavenger1 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, alright...if I ever produced anything like this I'd literally be jumping for joy.
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Muffyn-Man Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks
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RainbowDash420 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
i like it
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sonicavenger1 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome man. Keep up the great work-just because it doesn't resemble the work of some famous artist doesn't by any means make it bad. Even if it didn't come out the way you hoped it would, it's still a gorgeous work of incredible talent. It's often said that an artist's greatest critic is themselves, and I know this for a fact to be true. Don't feel as if you've failed or something because you've still produced stunning art.
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Vilcronos Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow is muy impressive beautiful Colors Love Princess Celestia
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Muffyn-Man Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you, glad to see people giving her some love still.
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