I just noticed that this was at the top of my top searches. I didn’t realize people liked this so much. 🙂 Anyway, I figured that was my cue to make this a reupload priority, so here it is (remember to click the image for the full size). And for completion’s sake, here’s the original description from during my first week learning GIMP:
I wanted to do something small and simple to get myself learning. The result wasn’t anything small, but what I needed to do did stay relatively simple. Since I had a lot of screen caps of really good Twilight Sparkle expressions, I decided to try my hand at a wallpaper. It took a couple passes, but I ended up with an arrangement I’m fairly proud of. My original design had the official Twilight Sparkle art in the center, but trying to work an assymmetrical picture like that into the assymmetrical cutie mark design just made things end up not looking all that great. I also used to have all screen caps be square, but for Twilight’s friends, that didn’t really mesh too well with the satellite stars. The editting there was pretty time consuming, but really gave me too practice with the magic wand tool (the backgrounds were too diverse to get a one-shot outline extraction).