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Canterlot Hall of Royals by AssasinMonkey Canterlot Hall of Royals by AssasinMonkey
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Title already gives a slight description to this piece. Let your thoughts flow

This has been one of my ideas floating around for a while now. Creating a bust in some way. I usually connect it with royal characters. And then ~TheDashDub came along with his Album Art Contest
I thought that would be a great incentive to pick this up, make it a multi-purpose piece and such.

Edit: His album is up! you can check it out here: [link] or on his youtube: [link] or watch the ""Royal" Full EP" here: [link]
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Hamera Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Hi, I hope you don't mind but I made a real bust of your Luna. This is the link: hamera.deviantart.com/art/MLP-… hope you like it. And no I wont make the 3 others :p
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ilovebeemo Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome bust!
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20percentcooler75 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
awesome
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maryfersstiger Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Very good draw!! :3
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TheDemonOfSloth Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
No words can describe how awesome this is. One of the most creative ideas I've seen.
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9blueTurtles Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
may I use this for a cover? It's quite amazing and well done but it gives something subtle from it and I wanted to know if I could use it first of all.
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AssasinMonkey Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
With any non-commission fan-art I'd be more then happy to say yes.
Even though I'd be fine with it, in this case some of the motivation behind this was also meant for ~TheDashDub 's album. :)
Maybe I'm looking too much into it, rendering me somewhat indecisive.

I guess if it doesn't directly "compete" or conflict with his use of the cover it should be fine.
(But I don't know what his view on it is. In the case where he'd prefer not, then I'd go with that)
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9blueTurtles Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
Alright. Thank you.
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DoughnutJoe Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
They look quite stern as stone busts. I suppose there is some merit in that, as royal trappings are usually supposed to inspire respect and a touch of intimidation in those that view them. But there is something sad about this depiction of cold royal power, particularly since it includes Twilight who was recently swept into that world at a young age.
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Laurentiusje Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is awesome :meow:
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xelianthought Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
Brilliant piece!
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Koonitz Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
I absolutely adore the way the contrast between the busts depict the difference between 'new' and 'old'. Starting with the statured, regal wisdom of Celestia, to the open-eyed eagerness of Twilight.

I could stare at this for hours. What are the possibilities this could be released in a higher resolution for wallpapers?
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Trot-Baker Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't blink. Don't even blink. They are fast, faster than you can imagine.
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AlnairLindalwe Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
The Four Horses of the Apocalypse
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PinkyPeachyPony Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Really cool idea!
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Pearlie-pie Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
oooow, You wouldn't mind If I used this as reference to make a clay bust?
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AssasinMonkey Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I would love to see that! :D
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Pearlie-pie Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
awesome! Ill link and credit you if I do make one :P
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NuvolaVolpe Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
:)
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TheDashDub Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
SO. GOOD.
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Minepow2 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
So beautiful AssasinMonkey... so beautiful.
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Kahum Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Very cool!
:icontwilightgoappleplz: <-- I am a princess!
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BB-K Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice statues, great for any castle windows.
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I-am-knot Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Overall this is really good. But my favorite aspect, by far, is the lighting on their snouts.
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Hoopus Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
Beautiful!
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Dusk-Watch Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
Gimme some clay... I need to do this...
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Director-Julius Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'd buy it,
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Kujiiro Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
That is stunning.
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MeltedBlock Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
Wow great job!
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Rain-Gear Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great to see you finished this one off, was definitely worth the revision !
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porkchopsammie Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Very cool concept!
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:iconstrengthofabutterfly:
I really like this! You made it look like you actually carved them out of the canvas~
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TwilightIsMagic Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Strange that I haven't seen it done yet. Particularly since the royal mantles look just right as the border of a bust. Needless to say, I love the shading here, the difference between the light and the shadowed sides and the way it reflects off the side we can see and how it makes it all feel. Some very precise use of tones on their faces and necks and hair there, great job!
An interesting way of showing the sort-of hierarchy among them, which actually simply echoes the show's own size difference: Celestia is the biggest, followed by Luna, Cadance and now Twilight. Their faces are reflected very well, too, it's good to have them all next to each other for comparison. For the record, Twily still comes out ahead as the loveliest Princess. Now that she can be compared to the others, I can see her youthful and clear and open appearance even better. Ah, Twilight... <3
They all seem to be mildly disapproving of something. Maybe Discord came by the gallery...
Oh, and my own idea for this is that a bust was made for each of them after Twi's coronation, either as part of the celebration or as an idea of one of them, either Twilight's or Celestia's.
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crasydwarf Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Uh that's a neat idea.
Very well executed. Gorgeous shading. :)
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Magery1333 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is pretty neat.
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