Speedpainting. This is my rendition of a "Nightmare"/dark/fallen/evil/unbalanced Celestia.
An evil Celestia makes me think of black holes, super novae, and neutron stars.
This was an exercise as well as a video-test... I've had a few requests to either stream or record myself while I work. Since I don't particularly like being watched while I work, I've opted for recording my screen instead...
See it here: [link] Music: Karl Jenkins, "Allegretto"
Hopefully it turned out alright.
Speedpainting. Hour and half or so. PhotoshopCS3. Wacom Intuos 3.
Gosh, you have absolutely my favorite interpretation of anti celestia. Its a simple design so it feels consistant with the simple nightmare moon design of the show, but dominating enough to get the point across. Sometimes simples can be the most memorable. I love love love your dark celestia pics!
I have the Jubileus battle theme from Bayonetta playing in the background whilst looking at this picture and it fits startlingly well. [link]
I love the design; probably the most solid concept of the Celestia-equivalent to Nightmare Moon I've seen. The imposing usage of harsh light and silhouette mixed with the hot colours gives the impression that the sun itself is falling from the sky or bursting into a gigantic, bloated perversion of itself per Celestia's new egomaniacal mentality.
I also rather like the slightly rough style, showcasing quick brushstrokes and harsh contrast. The imperfection gives it a certain validity in the vein of canvas painting that digital artists seem to forget, striving for perfection that can only be found in digital. This feels real and visceral and dynamic.
Sometimes imposing challenges on yourself (in this case, speed-painting) can help draw out the most creativity in someone and, personally, I'd like to see more speed-painting from you if this is the result.
"I'm disappointed, Twilight Sparkle. Very disappointed. Mastering the energies of the Solar orb is the very first thing I have learnt when I had when my Cutie Mark awakened for the first time, all those millennia ago. The power did not overwhelm me then; did you think when you banished me to the Sun that it will overwhelm me now? I have walked across the surface of my charge and destiny. I have seen magical interactions so complex you would not believe it had occurred at all. You my faithful student? You're a unicorn, and the world's smartest unicorn means more to me does its smartest termite."
--- Umbrae Nova, fallen Alicorn princess, after Twilight Sparkle tried banishing her to the Sun and failing.
(Tribute to Dr Manhattan from Watchman by Alan Moore)
... True enough though the question is what would those flaws be? Luna fell partly because her older sister was getting all the attention, Celestia ruling during the time most ponies were up, and thus allows the outside force into her.
Celestia wouldn't have fallen because of depression, jealousy, or anger what would have lead to her fall without you making her OOC?
Hmm, very nice... I could actually see that, thank you. ^_^
Yet personally I am still against fans making Celestia a villain even if in the same way Luna was the villain as Nightmare Moon. The way I look at it, at least at this point… if you want Celestia as a villain it would need to be a setting where both Celestia and Luna are in the wrong. Either both princesses are good or both are bad.
Ooh, I can imagine this. A dark grey Celestia with a flaming golden mane and tail. Her cutie mark an orange sun with a black swirl in the centre, Her royal armour silver instead of gold. Reminds me of a severely discorded version of her.