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mlp:fim The Legend of Solar Flare by emeralddarkness mlp:fim The Legend of Solar Flare by emeralddarkness
SOME OF YOU MAY REMEMBER like 4 months ago when I submitted this which was ORIGINALLY done for the Equestria Daily Training Grounds (yes, that long ago) challenge of drawing the evil counterpart of a pony.

Then I got some commissions and so this became my sanity piece that I worked on for a change of pace, then my computer got a virus, but finally here we are.

Anyway. Evil Celestia in storybook style, which is fun but SURPRISINGLY HARD. I have named her Solar Flare, because Flare sounds like Mare and that was the best pun me or my friends could come up with. Shut up, Nightmare Moon is a hard act to follow, all right? Anyway, she's red rather than the usual trick people pull of keeping evil!Celestia white because I went by this logic: Luna is dark blue, and Nightmare Moon is black. Celestia is light pink, so clearly Solar Flare should be red. BRILLIANT.
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samykhadre Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015
Can you make a fanfic comic with this, please ? Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please 
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ilovemyfavoritegames Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  New member
you inspired me. thanks
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:iconbobshmit13:
bobshmit13 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Student Writer
What's the story with this though? Luna's made sense since people slept at night, but how's it work with Celestia?
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:iconnettleheart:
Nettleheart Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Greed, perhaps?
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:iconbobshmit13:
bobshmit13 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Student Writer
Perhaps, it's a good opposite extreme
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:icondarth-silas:
Darth-Silas Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015   Artist
In the Lunaverse series, Celestia grew power-hungry if I remember correctly.
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:iconbobshmit13:
bobshmit13 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Student Writer
Is this in the comics or is it fanfiction?
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Darth-Silas Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015   Artist
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:iconbobshmit13:
bobshmit13 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Student Writer
Thanks!
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:icondarth-silas:
Darth-Silas Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015   Artist
Your welcome. From what I have read, its an interesting alternate take on history.
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Fellmoon Featured By Owner Edited Dec 11, 2014
Wonderfully well done... though I am very glad this was not nor ever would be canon. Let Luna keep her status as the Fallen Hero, Apocalypse Maiden (shades of anyway), The Redeemed, and the Atoner with her My Greatest Failure being becoming Nightmare Moon. This is what originally made her so interesting for others. That and it would allow Celestia to keep her status as a Mare Wearing the Queenly Mask who Did What She Had To Do with her moment of My Greatest Failure being having to banish her sister... as well as many other failures.
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LIESS4ever Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014
wow ... wish it was not so in the series : P
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SAPPHIREMAINECOON Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
i wish that would turn out like that luna should be the main princess lol
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:iconpainttasticpony:
PaintTasticPony Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
so im going to guess that Celestia got jealous of how beautiful luna's night was.
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:icondead-sweets:
Dead-Sweets Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thats the same thing I was thinking. After all it would make a lot of sense.
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:iconpainttasticpony:
PaintTasticPony Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Student Digital Artist
yup
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:iconluna-soresodthe:
Luna-Soresodthe Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
A great painting (good works) :D (Big Grin) 
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:iconmora0711:
Mora0711 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks great! But I think your missing the part that shows why Celestia became angry in the first place.
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Celestial-Rainstorm Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am so sorry. This comic is gorgeous. But someone has stolen it. 

sallysword.deviantart.com/art/…
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:iconthewandasisters:
thewandasisters Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
those peices of crap!
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greencarrot01 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
Perfect =D
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:iconcorruptedscout:
CorruptedScout Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
Much better than original 
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:iconwolfabella555:
Wolfabella555 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I agree!
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:iconbruiser128:
bruiser128 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
This is how I think the story would go.
"Once there where two regal sisters who ruled the land of Equestria.
The elder sister Celestia controlled the day through the sun, while the
younger sister Luna controlled the night through the moon. Together
they brought about Peace and Harmony to Equestria and it's inhabitants.

"This was not to last as Celestia saw the inhabitants prefer her day over
 her sisters night, causing her to develop delusions of superiority over the
night and eventually turning Celestia into Solar Flare"

"The younger sister Luna tried to use the elements of harmony to heal her 
sister, but it failed. Forcing her to use their power to banish her sister into the
sun, leaving her the lone controller of both night and day."

What do you think?
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thewandasisters Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think its awesome! theres a site called Qfeast me and my friend actually have our own little Luna and Celestia oc's! except sonic versions..we love sonic honestly! ^-^" fanfics tv show books you name it we love it. but anyways with us we have our own solar flare and nightmare moon too! basically Luna and Solaria (our sonic version of celestia and luna oc's) live on gazen as a sunwolf and  a moonwolf. but gazenians being gazenians. well...they preffered the moon way more then the sun and so solaria is sad because no one appreciates her day. so this is kinda a good backstory for both Solaria's nightmare moon side Blazing sun and solar flare! if its ok with you could i use that as a backstory?
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:iconbruiser128:
bruiser128 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
So you plan on using what I wrote as a reference for a FIMfiction?
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:iconthewandasisters:
thewandasisters Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i guess? sorry if it sounds like copyright. since Solaria is infact the sunwolf version of celestia i just want them to have simillar or i guess maybe same storys Sweating a little... 
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:iconbruiser128:
bruiser128 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
What's Solaria and the Sunwolf.
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:iconthewandasisters:
thewandasisters Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Solaria IS a sunwolf. shes the last sunwolf in existance.
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:iconbruiser128:
bruiser128 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
Now that I think about it I saw some fanfiction mention 
that on FIMfiction. com a week earlier.
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:iconthewandasisters:
thewandasisters Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Solar flare?
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SuperSmashCynderLum Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I love it. ^^
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:iconbruiser128:
bruiser128 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
You do?
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SuperSmashCynderLum Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Yes. It sounds lovely. :) and one can go mad with too much power and apreciation. ^^
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bruiser128 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
Thanks. ^^
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SuperSmashCynderLum Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hey, no probolem. ^^
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:iconbruiser128:
bruiser128 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
On another note what did you think when the Mane 6 got super forms?
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:icontt54321:
tt54321 Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so cool:D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) 
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:iconwhitenova:
whitenova Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what kind of style and effectdo you use on your pictures?
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:iconwhitenova:
whitenova Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually this is the answer I want to know. Thank you. :)
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emeralddarkness Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
I'm... not sure what the question is? I did this in photoshop, mostly just with a round brush - used the pen tool some as well. I was obviously mimicking the style of the storybook intro for Friendship is Magic. I got a little fancier with this pic than I did some, and grabbed some textures and patterns to use for things like the fire overlay, stars and clouds, cloth texture, etc. I also used things like gradient fades and such for the starburst around Luna, and I used some sponge pattern brushes etc for some of the more textured lines or colors. There were a lot (a LOT) of individual layers, some set to multiply with, uh, oh shoot, not masking but that one thing that's like it turned on, where you can edit which area the color shows in. Those were played with for things like fade effects and so forth sometimes.

idk bro I hope this is what you wanted because I'm not sure what the question is.

Just in general I just work digitally in ps3 with a wacom intuos 3 (all my stuff is old at this point) and the effects tend to be pretty simple. I don't know how to use ps as well as some but THAT'S OKAY i can muddle along pretty well with what I do know.
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starrynight32 Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This should be a fanfiction.
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:iconwarrior1215:
Warrior1215 Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lurv it! ;)
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:iconthexiadarkness:
TheXiaDarkness Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
...and so she was sealed in the sun, which no one ever thinks about because it's too bright to look at.
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:iconbloodlily16:
BloodLily16 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is brilliant. You have blown my mind. 
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:iconsup-gurl:
Sup-Gurl Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
alternate world equestria?
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:iconkerriecat:
Kerriecat Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
At least it's not Luna anymore...
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:iconeekiwi:
eekiwi Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
Honestly better with the Nightmare Moon version, but this one is just pure. AMAZING.
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watermane2000 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Some one needs to make a vocal reading with this as the artwork for the vid.Here are the lines to help with it www.deviantart.com/morelikethi…
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