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The Solar Empire by I-am-knot The Solar Empire by I-am-knot
This is the first piece in a series of four.
By Celestia this took a long time to make. Somewhere around 20 hour I think.

The next one will be where I stand.
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:iconmlpegasis4898:
MLPegasis4898 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love Celestia in golden armor pics!!! They're so epic!!! :XD: :XD: :XD:
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d715 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
Looks like yet another "Celestia is EVAL!!"

Can't you Lunafags stop being stupid for a second
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:iconi-am-knot:
I-am-knot Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Seems a bit harsh. But that's cool.
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d715 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
You need to be harsh to Lunafags


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ctrlaltBATMAN Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
Heavy Metal Celestria! Love it! You did a great job with this one!
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:iconneedthistool:
needthistool Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
A dark, steampunky Brave-New-World/1984 -esqe Equestrian AU? Count me IN!

Really fabulous piece. The armor design is wonderful and the effect of mild confusion ('what has become of our princess' etc) + mostly awe and fear is really present here. A rather subtle but interesting collission of styles going on here which I think works out quite well, from the irl-horsey chest  you rendered to the high-fantasy sortof armor to the grundgey expression and backdrop to the childrens'-book sortof mane. It's awesome that you got it all working together.
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kyo4kusanagi Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ILOVEYOURWORKS!!!~
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:iconhyperactivechaosgirl:
HyperactiveChaosgirl Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really love both peices to your Empire series^^ Hmm, though considering these Empires, I still have no idea were I stand on this. 
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DJdonnie Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
that looks like raritys cutie mark on princess nickles 
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:icondeutschliand:
DeutschlIand Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
EPIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconi-am-knot:
I-am-knot Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks.
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:icondeutschliand:
DeutschlIand Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Your very welcome!:D (Big Grin) 
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Mistykittyartist829 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
did you draw this? If you did then thats awesome!
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:iconi-am-knot:
I-am-knot Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No no no, I found it lying on the street. I just glued it to the screen. *smirks*
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FancyHatching Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This series is EPIC! The only thing I don't like that much are the hooves. But everything else is simply magnificent^^
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:iconi-am-knot:
I-am-knot Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well I can't skip the hooves. They kind of need them. Thank you.
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reighreigh18 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Student Writer
This makes me feel of darker, grim undertones rather than the usual 'bright' image Solar Empire propaganda brings.
Especially with the chains, the bit in her mouth, and that odd look of hers.
:iconcelestiaunamusedplz:

Superb work!
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:iconi-am-knot:
I-am-knot Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, odd look? I would love to get an elaboration of that. If you want.
But yes, I definitely went for something gloomier here.

Thank you so much for all the comments. I appreciate it.
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:iconhawkbittern:
Hawkbittern Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Student General Artist
May as well ask. How far into the NRL/Celestia-is-evil stuff do you go?
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:iconi-am-knot:
I-am-knot Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good and evil is a point of view. I don't see any of them as evil. Heck I don't even know that much about this whole Empire vs Republic thing. I just enjoy drawing pictures with a darker undertone from time to time. So I wouldn't say that I go too far with it.
I hope that answered your question. Because I'm not completely sure I understood it.
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:iconhawkbittern:
Hawkbittern Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Student General Artist
That Sir (or madam) is as good an answer as I could have hoped for =) (sorry if I wasn't clear enough)
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:iconmisterkaos:
MisterKaos Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconepicfaceplz: *epic face*
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:iconi-am-knot:
I-am-knot Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I guess so.
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malemlp Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
awsome
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:iconi-am-knot:
I-am-knot Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you.
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xelianthought Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
She looks awesome!
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:iconi-am-knot:
I-am-knot Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you.
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Pirill-Poveniy Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
The framing of this is just brilliant, not to mention the huge detail in it. Really impressive work.
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:iconi-am-knot:
I-am-knot Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like it when talented people comment on my art. And you sir are a talented artist.
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Pirill-Poveniy Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
Oh my. :) That certainly means a lot coming from you. It's artists like you that keep me going. Each time I see something amazing like this, I wanna try and see if I can get to their level. :D
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TiaAndLulu Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
Not going to a beat a dead horse, see the other comment.

Her mane's nice. The eye is plain creepy. Why chains on her wings?

Yeah the NLR/SE nonsense really makes this image worse than it is.
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I-am-knot Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the comment.

The "why chains on the wings" has been answered. So I'll just refer you to those answers.

I'm sorry you feel that way.
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thelunarmoon Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Now this is amazing work, i love concepts like these.
So graceful, but a internal fire burns very fiercely inside the chained empire.
This would defiantly be used to bring in new recruits into the empire.
But i am NLR all the way. :D
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:iconi-am-knot:
I-am-knot Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm NLR as well. I just hope "they" appreciate this.
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:iconthelunarmoon:
thelunarmoon Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yea, they should because of the way the concept sums up the Empire. :D
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:iconmalemlp:
malemlp Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
ahhhh
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:iconmalemlp:
malemlp Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
scary
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:iconi-am-knot:
I-am-knot Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Far to many find my art to be scary and/or creepy. I just don't get it.
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:iconmalemlp:
malemlp Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
i like creepy things i just liked that emotion!
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Brother-Malachai Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
Why does she have chains on her wings? :?
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:iconi-am-knot:
I-am-knot Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My reason for making them is that I think it looks cool.
But maybe it's that all those under her wings are caught in the chains of oppression. Or some other reason. It's really up to interpretation.
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InfinityVoid Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful, friend.
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:iconi-am-knot:
I-am-knot Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, buddy.
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:iconballman64:
Ballman64 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work, can't wait to see the others.
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:iconi-am-knot:
I-am-knot Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. Nor can I.
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:iconnicolasdominique:
NicolasDominique Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fuck yeah... Awesome art.
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:iconi-am-knot:
I-am-knot Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yey, thank you.
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NicolasDominique Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
MOAR xd
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HareTrinity Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous! :D
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:iconi-am-knot:
I-am-knot Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you.
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