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So, some pretty awesome fanfics have made me partial to the idea that Celestia and Luna started out as earth ponies. So this is what I ended up doodling when I should've been working.

PS CS5
time: absolutely no idea

Edit: Yes, the initial inspiration came from the fanfic "Paradise" www.fimfiction.net/story/273/P…
with a heavy dose of personal theories added in. That fanfic is amazing.
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:iconlaleywashere:
LaleyWasHere Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015
I love the markings and the accessories on them. It looks cool.

Seeing this has also got me into reading that fanfic. thanks. lol.
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Warriors77495 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. I never thought of it that way.... that's an amazing idea...
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:iconmunchkana:
MUnchkana Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
Can you draw them like this more often? I really love this!
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Ask-Poizen-Dart Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
this is lovely
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:iconpony-aphrodite:
pony-aphrodite Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
whats the fanfic?
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:iconsilfoe:
SilFoe Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013   Digital Artist
It's called "Paradise." The link to it is up there in the description if you want to check it out.
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:iconkiko-the-eevee:
Kiko-The-Eevee Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is so cool! Great work!
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:iconbrutalityinc:
BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
So, in the context of this picture, they started out as normal, and mortal. no divine providence, no heroic lineage, no ordination from a higher power, neither BORN to rule or born to be privileged, nor were they created and given a charge no one that haven't been tested and judged should be considered WORTHY to take?

So instead, they began with NOTHING, and yet against the hardships of their world, these mortal sisters persevered the strength of their will, their love and their friendship, and with their own two hooves, they set out with meaning and purpose to steer their own destinies, fought against the evils, injustice and darkness of their world, and with wits and sweat and blood they triumphed over all obstacles, against impossible odds, and as reward for their efforts EARNED their Alicornhood?

This, in my opinion, this is the best interpretation of the Sisters ever conceived by the fandom. INSTANT HEADCANON. 
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agentchrismarco17 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
I agree 100%.
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:iconsilfoe:
SilFoe Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013   Digital Artist
So much better right? This guy can explain it way better than I can: www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqWDrB…
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:iconbrutalityinc:
BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
Aye, what that guy said.

Have you read "Whisper Sun, Silent Moon" by any chance?
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:iconsilfoe:
SilFoe Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013   Digital Artist
Yep, I have. I barely remember it, though.
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SomeRandomMinion Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
Oh HELL YES.
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BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
Just like how Cadence and Twilight earned their's, only more EPIC.
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:iconvidenoctuam:
VideNoctuam Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why you so epic
Why
-squee-
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ForlanceAbice1 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
Fittingly humble.
Starting from roots where their abilities are hidden and benign.
Of unlikely beginnings and occupations.

To the rulers of Equestria as alicorns.
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ssumppg Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes!! I hope this is canonized (Luna & Celestia starting as earth ponies). :D
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SeraphineFrost Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist
I think they would have looked a bit weird dressed in that jewelery if they were alicorns but as earth ponies in that jewelery they look epic!
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:iconsilfoe:
SilFoe Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks! Epic is what I was aiming for.
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:iconveterilu:
VeTeRiLu Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist
EPIC!!
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:iconlavallett1:
LaVallett1 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
For some reason, that picture reminds me of the Aztecs.
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:icontallestzatora:
TallestZatora Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
OMG ITS SO PRETTY!! LOVE BUTTON*
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:iconsilfoe:
SilFoe Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012   Digital Artist
I wanna love button... and a return the love button so I can <3 all the people who fav and comment
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TallestZatora Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Yay! :D
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Scremises7854 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Student General Artist
Ask Zecora for some jewelry they said. It would be fun they said.
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:iconsilfoe:
SilFoe Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012   Digital Artist
And so it was
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:iconealicaria:
EaLicaria Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
Wow!
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:iconsarahostervig:
Sarahostervig Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
this is so cool do you do commissions?
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:iconsilfoe:
SilFoe Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012   Digital Artist
Unfortunately, I don't really have time to take commissions. I really wish I did, though. Sorry.
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Sarahostervig Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
well i can hope for some in the future^^ i'm potimistic XD
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GraysonPaladin Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
Huh... this gives me more ideas for my headcanon.... yep I can see Chieftain Celestia Everfree right there, or at least how she appeared before the death of her father
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:iconsilfoe:
SilFoe Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012   Digital Artist
You have my interest
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:icongraysonpaladin:
GraysonPaladin Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
Eh? You want to know more?
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:iconsilfoe:
SilFoe Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012   Digital Artist
You're talking about pre-Equestria Celestia and Luna. Earth pony Chieftan Celestia, no less. Of course I do!
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GraysonPaladin Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
Alright, alright I'll talk. Let me shoot you a PM as to not clutter up the reviews.
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chrisjr5 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
this is very interesting drawing about how they started
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:iconaffiejay:
affiejay Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
Nice! :D
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Dragonstar1278 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
Cool.:)
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SlyWitWritingIsMagic Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Student Writer
I approve of gypsy Celestia and Luna.

Very beautiful artwork! The accessories are added in with an eye for color, and speaking of the eyes, I particularly like the designs you've chosen for them.

Added, favorited and all that. I suppose it's a bonus for me that Paradise is associated with the inspiration.

PS. The fanfic isn't AU (yet, as of the end of season 2).
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SilFoe Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012   Digital Artist
My bad. I guess I formed certain assumptions about what season 2 implied.

Thank you for the fav! I'm really glad you liked it.
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SlyWitWritingIsMagic Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Student Writer
It wasn't nearly as derailing as the beginning of season 2, but I worked that out. Though, I can see how those assumptions could come about, I will need to eventually explain Cadance in it, but that's for another story.
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SilFoe Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012   Digital Artist
Well, you definitely have a reader here for that story, too.
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SlyWitWritingIsMagic Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you! I appreciate it a very much! Also, the fact that you're a talented artist is certainly a plus!
+watch
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:iconsilfoe:
SilFoe Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012   Digital Artist
This just made my day. :heart:
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mockingjay-fly-away Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
oooooooh, I like this. :iconfavplz:
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jodisamma Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
i just put this to favs
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:iconjuu50x:
Juu50x Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
Hmmm... interesting. But I kind of think that if they were ordinary ponies before becoming Alicorn's, Celestia might have been unicorn or earth pony while Luna was pegasi.

But either way. It's really good drawing, I love it :D
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Fellmoon Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
How is it AU? There is nothing saying it can't still be canon (unless you thinking of Cadance and I fix that by saying she is a recent/lesser alicorn (non-immortal).
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Watch-it1337 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
I actually really like how they look as earth ponies here, great job :D
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schpeelah Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
Absolutely awesome. But I don't see the connection with Paradise beyond them being earth ponies. Still, that look is very fresh and really cool.
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