This is my third submission for the Artists Training Grounds’ week 25 theme: draw a pony inspired by a book. I don’t normally subscribe to the Tyrant Celestia theory, but she was the only one to really fit the role. I haven’t actually read 1984 in a very long time, but for whatever reason, it popped into my head while I was brainstorming. And away I went.
This is the first time in a very long time where I’ve just flat out gone off model. Canon Celestia when viewed head on just doesn’t sit right with me if I look at her for too long (and while drawing that’s pretty much a guarantee). So I went with a pose that ended up being more difficult than I thought and tried to make her look even more horse like. I don’t think I quite got the perspective down, though.
I was kind of dreading doing Celestia’s mane, but it turned out to be the funnest part of the drawing.
Done in about 2 hours using the 2H-HB-2B trio.