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Relatively quick thing.

I wanted to do something kinda cute, so here's Celestia teaching itty bitty Cadance how to take off from a standstill.

Edit: I herp'd and I derp'd... and forgot a cutie mark
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:iconidontdrawwell:
IDontDrawWell Featured By Owner May 6, 2015
Wow... Tia's so handsome! XD
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marinus18 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014
I would think that taking off would be easier for Cadence since she's so much lighter.
The heavier you are, the more power you need to get off the ground. I would think that Celestia would need a running take-off.
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GJTProductions Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014
Magic. Can't forget that element in the mix. :)

(It's also theorized pegasi have some kind of magic that cancels out the gravitational effect of their mass as well as the mass of anything attached to them, which is why the things they pull behind them stay horizontal without dropping down. Also, if you do out the physical force calculations for the Sonic Rainboom, you basically HAVE to assume a very small or zero mass in order to get a "survivable" magnitude of force.)
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marinus18 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014
guess you're right, their wings are far too puny to get them into the air.
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ScarabsCorner Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aww
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MLPegasis4898 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
D'aaaww! What an adorable and cute scene!!! :meow: :meow: :meow:
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AgentTasmania Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
The little details. Oh, gods the little details.
You manage to make it seem so much more real without compromising the show proportions.
Fetlocks, muscle lines, bone protrusions, general shadings.
I am a stickler for little details. Do the maths.
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SilFoe Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014   Digital Artist
I'm glad you like it! It's a fun challenge to find that nice place between show style and the uncanny valley.
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Xemnas-sama Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The small details are always the hardest, excellent job my friend!
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Kyoshyu Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconhnnnnngplz:
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XenoBrony Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
No regalia. Adds a certain touch of....closeness I guess is the best word.
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RainbowDashie41 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
really cute 
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abananamadura Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013   General Artist
Congratulations, this is Fabulous!
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YamiKariShadow6 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013   Digital Artist
Cutie
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Crystalizedkitty Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
Cadence was a Pegasus before becoming a alicorn, but great work!
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SilFoe Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013   Digital Artist
Copy/pasted from a reply below: "(Cadence's ascension is) covered in a short novel called "Twilight Sparkle and the Crystal Heart Spell"... I'd read it before I made this. It doesn't necessarily contradict this drawing as it doesn't say at what age Cadance ascended. She could have been young enough to still need flight lessons or at least help with certain techniques. She could also be behind most pegasi in this area as she was raised primarily by earth ponies before Celestia adopted her as her niece. "

Theory of a probably-not-canon book aside, I'm glad you like it.
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Kalimdor89 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very good. She was not in flying school also.
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99-cells Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
With that said, Cadence is no Rainbow Dash.
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EarthsShadow Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
OMG  I LOVE how you drew Celestia!!!
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LadyClisilMoonlight Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Student Artist
I am always curious why Luna and Celestia are like TALL then the rest of the ponies?
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NamelosesandHell Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My theory:
They've lived for so long that pony's have actually shrunk over the centuries to the status they are now.
So they're a part of the old gene-pool of ponies.

Or I could be working off three days of no sleep and pulling it out of my ass. Who knows? XD
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RevanThePreserver Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
I love how you draw Celestia between show and realistic styles. Dat neck.
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felesroo Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love their legs/hooves. Nice work!
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somercet Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
Wow, Celestia looks awesome.
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NarutoWhiz Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
was this done on concrete and in chalk? if so, THATF FREKEN AWSOME!!!
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SilFoe Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013   Digital Artist
No, it was done entirely in Photoshop CS5. It would be hella fun to do in chalk though.
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NarutoWhiz Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
i only asked cause it REALLY looks like you did it in chalk. perfection
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kiinastar Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Awww, cute!
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Jesserfly Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
GAh.... it's sooo cute <3 Cuteness factor is over the moon X3 So cute :)
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Randomreader-001 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
nice and amazing. :D
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jayands Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
This is cute and all–but we found out it's canon that Cady was a pegasus first; it was covered in the official comics, apparently.
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Because-Pinkie-Pie Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I deny that canon and substitute my own: she was always an Alicorn.
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SilFoe Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013   Digital Artist
It's covered in a short novel called "Twilight Sparkle and the Crystal Heart Spell" actually. I'd read it before I made this. It doesn't necessarily contradict this drawing as it doesn't say at what age Cadance ascended. She could have been young enough to still need flight lessons or at least help with certain techniques. She could also be behind most pegasi in this area as she was raised primarily by earth ponies before Celestia adopted her as her niece.

But I'm glad you think its cute.
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CaptainPenguin Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
i didnt know these comics are filling background like this
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SilFoe Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013   Digital Artist
I have no clue how canon the comics and the novels are... The novels probably less canon than the comics, but yeah. It provided some backstory and a cute idea.
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CaptainPenguin Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
alright. i wonder what season 4 will bring
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TiaAndLulu Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
Shame it can only be Celestia with cutie filly Cadance.

This makes me happy. Lovin' the Celestia and Cadance stuff.
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atram95 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Your draw is Magnificent!! Congratulation I love it!!
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kuku88 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so cute! :heart:
But according to the book "Twilight and the Crystal Heart Spell", Cadence was originally a pegasus before mastering the magic of love and becoming an alicorn through the same process as Celestia...becoming her adopted niece in the process; since she was originally adopted and raised by earth pony villagers. :meow:

But it isn't exactly canon, and I simply love this! Cadence (or is it Cadance...?) looks so cute! :dummy:
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TiaAndLulu Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
Good on ya to bring up that the book isn't exactly canon. It also makes canon trip over itself worse than the S3 finale and Cadance's character already had too many canon breaking questions because of S3's premiere, not that she wasn't already in trouble because of the wedding. Basically if she was a pegasus and then became an alicorn it would mean that she had mastered the magic of love before she was even a teenager.

Also it's Cadance.
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BrownieComicWriter Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cadance isn't a word. The dictionary says "cadence". Still cute though.
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TiaAndLulu Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
Cadance is still her name though...

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BrownieComicWriter Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cos they're American. Like "Armor".
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TiaAndLulu Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
*eyeroll* that doesn't discount that that's still the spelling.
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BrownieComicWriter Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know. I would spell it "Shining Armor", since that's how it's spelt (no ambiguity.) However, Cada/ence is debatable, so I'll go on the side which is actually a word.


Btw - you don't have to listen to me or take me seriously!
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jayands Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
Only problem is, Cadance is named after the daughter of an executive at Hasbro, so it doesn't have to be spelt like a word. Until I found that out, myself, though, I was in 100% agreement with you.
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SilFoe Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013   Digital Artist
I could be wrong, but I don't think this contradicts the book at all. It never says exactly how old Cadance is when all this happens. So it's possible that she was young enough after being adopted by Celestia to still need flight lessons (especially if she was raised by earth ponies).

Regardless, I'm glad you like it!
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kuku88 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
True, but I just figured I'd throw it out there. :iconhappymeowplz:
I try not to "argue" with anybody, and your art is amazing! :happybounce:

Why wouldn't I? :dummy:
Oh and would you like to be friends? :la:
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SilFoe Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013   Digital Artist
Well, kudos to you for never wanting to start trouble and thanks again.
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kesia6075 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
IT'S SO CUTE!!
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