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Once upon a time... by CosmicUnicorn Once upon a time... by CosmicUnicorn
...in the magical land of Equestria...


...There was an epic space battle.



Commission for :iconmoongazeponies:


This took a while to complete... many, many hours...
I learned a lot.


A more classical/iconic themed interpretation with both physical and magical aggression to their duel (I figure sisters would fight at a more personal distance).



Photoshop CS3. Wacom Intuos 3.
A million-jillion hours and a million-jillion layers.

Critique not desired, as it is a completed work.



Prints: [link]
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:iconbejeweledapples:
BejeweledApples Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, this is so amazing! The magic, the ethereal hair, everything! The emotions are strong; Luna seems to be in complete anguish, and Celestia just looks like she's lost all hope.
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:iconcormy1:
cormy1 Featured By Owner May 20, 2015
Luna's open mouth makes this piece.
You can't contain true pain and agony with a closed mouth when you're in battle and it is the appropriate time to let it out.
IT MUST BE RELEASED!
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:iconfansyboots:
Fansyboots Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014
I can imagine Celestia and Luna's parents ,the King and Queen of Equestria, being a pair of godlike constant near-invisible flows of energy I.E. Alicorns made of the Aurora.
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:iconashoof:
Ashoof Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
o.... WOW!!! this.. is something else!
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:iconkatmaria:
katmaria Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely beautiful!
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:iconthundergalaxy:
thundergalaxy Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student General Artist
A stunning, magic work.
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:iconskittle1994:
Skittle1994 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it's beautiful!
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:iconelpachonisimo:
elpachonisimo Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Student Writer
Fabuloso
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:iconeilemonty:
EileMonty Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
Beautiful!
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:iconghostgrenade:
GhostGrenade Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
Gotta love an epic space battle.
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:iconwolfofdesire:
wolfofdesire Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist
AMAZING!!!!
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:iconfaded-rainbows:
Faded-Rainbows Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
this...is really quite amazing.
just...I haven't any words.
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:icon009-1:
009-1 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
amazing
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:iconthunessey:
Thunessey Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Student Filmographer
It's art such as this that reminds us that beauty still exists in this world.
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:iconshaun-shau:
Shaun-shau Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absoliutely incredable!!!!
not to mention beautiful!!!!
Amazing work!!!!
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:iconsupermetroid2:
SuperMetroid2 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
EPIC
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:iconangeldarkcielcross:
AnGeLDaRkCiElCroSs Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
The clash of the titans!
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:iconangeldarkcielcross:
AnGeLDaRkCiElCroSs Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
The clash of the titans!
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:iconchildofthebeat:
ChildoftheBeat Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Incredible art! ;p
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:iconlordcronthus:
LordCronthus Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Amazing!!!!!!!!!! I like it!
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:icondragonkeeper92:
DragonKeeper92 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
WOAH! THAT IS AMAZING! wonderful drawing, im surprised it didn't make the daily deviation AWESOME!
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:iconwillisninety-six:
WillisNinety-Six Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist
I'm surprised that this didn't get daily deviation.....
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:iconstaphbloom:
staphbloom Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Student General Artist
beautiful in its own merit
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:iconinuleon06:
Inuleon06 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*o* too awesome for words
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:iconfaolaneternal:
FaolanEternal Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think that robots are overrated.[link]
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:iconfaolaneternal:
FaolanEternal Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow
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:iconkrystaltrinity:
KrystalTrinity Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Epic.
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:iconsonikzoom:
SoniKZooM Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
Screw transforming space robots! GIVE US SOME PONIES!!! :icontrollfaceplz:
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:iconattemborough:
Attemborough Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Incredible!
This artwork is awesome!
How epic this battle is?

GREAT JOB!
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:iconsugarbit:
SugarBit Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is incredibly beautiful!
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:iconthps48:
thps48 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
TIME TRAVEL AND PARADOX, WRITERS! >:3

Actually, the four stars might have something to do with... Nah, too simple. I'd suggest Twilight's adult foal who's inexplicably a Princess Pony traveling to the 1000th year, but... Yeah, I guess the simple option is best for the primary audience... Bloody primary audience. >~<
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:iconlost2found:
Lost2Found Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How do you draw these things!
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:iconmylittleponylover5:
MyLittlePonyLover5 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing, I could never make that!!
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:iconnikikt:
nikikt Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wowsers. Excellent job.
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:icon0nyx5tone:
0nyx5tone Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Love how each side of the piece has a different ambiance to it that fits the characters. :3 The entire thing just makes sense. Great job and great color! One question... are the nebulae/stars done traditionally (by traditional I mean with brushes custom or not) or with renderers and/or photos? Either way I love it and you did a great job. ^^
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:icon8loodyrain:
8loodyrain Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the colour is so good bro./)
hey bro could you join my group?
[link]
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:iconluner-tigher:
luner-tigher Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
omg that looks so epic looking i also love the colors style and the background is sweet too =3
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:iconjavott:
Javott Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderful! way to make a 2D animation into an epic photo!
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:iconjavott:
Javott Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
SO EPIC!!! Well done!
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:iconloopuleasa:
loopuleasa Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Those colors
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:iconbryand:
BryanD Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
Holy crap. *This* is what a fight between goddesses should look like.
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:iconchickenwhite:
Chickenwhite Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My God, those hours paid off, it looks amazing! O.O I find myself humbled by your perseverance and astounding skill! >w<
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:iconmidas000touch:
midas000touch Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
Lisyening to:
"Neodammerüng" by Don Davis, The Matrix Revolutions OST
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:iconcosmicunicorn:
CosmicUnicorn Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
:thumbsup: Niiice.
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:iconmidas000touch:
midas000touch Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
There might be an even better score.
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:iconangelthundergrl:
angelthundergrl Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wow that is fucking beautiful
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:iconakili-amethyst:
Akili-Amethyst Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is beautiful.
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:iconrenegades0ffunk:
Renegades0fFunk Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAHHH~
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:iconaxellis:
Axellis Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
Agreed o.o
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:iconsmyris:
Smyris Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
your profile pic makes your comment all the more awesome
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