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The Celestial Night by Huussii The Celestial Night by Huussii
Old friends studying their old friends.

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Thanks for everyone who took a peek around the stream. Now I can plan those out better in the future...

Sooo yeah. Probably my longest piece to date in terms of raw work time, days passed from start to finish, time spent being frustrated, whatnot. I started this one before I had even got out of the military. It ended up being a project that I just didn't get myself working on because I screwed up pretty early on and didn't plan it out well enough. On top of that it has so many details and things to paint. I occasionally just tried to get back to it but ended up just trying to fix the composition and layout, never being satisfied, thus closing it off again for a while until I come back to repeat the same mistake. Eventually it started to work out by itself when I just tried to care less about the issues and just continue painting it.

The idea originally came out from the fact I wanted to paint the Ursae because it's just funny how the series has forgotten about two freaking huge celestial bears living near Ponyville, even after all the stuff with Tirek and such. First it was just about Major, then I added minor, then I chose to add Twilight to give more story for the picture, and finally Trixie to make it all click into place. I intended to get this one done before the finale but that obviously didn't happen.

All in all. It has been one hell of a work, and my vision has gone so clouded with it that I can't tell whether I'm really satisfied or not in the end.
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Given 2015-08-17
The Celestial Night by Huussii has a real sense of depth enhanced by the lighting of the stars and size of the subjects. ( Featured by Lyricanna )
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fillenbillen1 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016
This picture exists in a song
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:iconveriviiva:
Veriviiva Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Vau, on hieno! Tulee kyl vähä jopa kateelliseks, kun en itse hallitse digitaalia c:
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purplecruiser Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016
GOOD GRIEF those Ursa-bear-thingie-whatsits are Celestia-damned HUGE!!! But this is also really, really cool. And awesome. And pretty.
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:iconjulian0123:
julian0123 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome picture :wow:
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:iconpopilupa:
Popilupa Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Trixie be like: WHAT THE HELL???
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:iconbleyk36:
Bleyk36 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015
(scrolling down)..!!!! WHAT IN THE WORLD!! DAMN THIS THING IS AWESOME GIF My Little Pony - Fantastic!! GIF My Little Pony - Fantastic!! GIF My Little Pony - Fantastic!! 
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:iconbloodiron53:
bloodiron53 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015
Fucking epic.
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:icongregm94:
GregM94 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016  Student Writer
Exactly what I said when I saw this. Heh.
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:iconhunternif:
Hunternif Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dayum.
*_*
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:iconadrianasb:
adrianasb Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015
Amazing work!
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:iconlightdancer2:
LightDancer2 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Life imitates art sometimes.  Reminds me of my struggles with planning etc.  The colors caught my attention enough to click on this and check it out more.  I really like the concept of what the constellations do when the sun sets!  I'm glad you pushed through and finished it!  Love it!
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:iconvalzeras:
Valzeras Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015
Been a long time Hussii, your art is still as great as ever.
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:iconluckyspirit14:
LuckySpirit14 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015
very cool!
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:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:

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:iconablis1:
ablis1 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the color pop!...it grabs your attention from a far and doesn't disappoint when you examine more closely
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:iconvicii-anel:
Vicii-AneL Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015
- Amazing! ^^ 
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:iconurzapw2000:
urzapw2000 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015
wow! those guys are big!
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:iconpretzelman718:
Pretzelman718 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015
Set as desktop background
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:iconbigjack66:
Bigjack66 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015
That's really beautiful!:) awesome colours and lighting!
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:icondragon-mage-chick:
Dragon-Mage-Chick Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beyond stunning. Amazing job!
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:iconequanimouss:
Equanimouss Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Incredible! 
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:icontuttaliny:
Tuttaliny Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I love the little twilight and trixie you put in there :)
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:iconhetalia-england:
Hetalia-England Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015
This is beautiful. I really like it.  
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:iconstar-peace:
Star-Peace Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You made the center of attention the beautiful galactic bears and the forest, I hope people take the time to also look at the river, mountains and skies as well...for is is simply too majestically beautiful to be ignored! You did an unbelievably great job on this, however long you took to finish this, just know it was totally worth it! just...Wow! Thank you for this piece and thank you for your service! :iconawwwwwplz: Have a very beautiful day ^_^  
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:iconcandiitea:
candiitea Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015   Digital Artist
Amazing!! I love the lighting and detail! The water looks fantastic and the anatomy is perfect.
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:iconkenedy421:
kenedy421 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Student Artist
WOW AMAZING!!!
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:iconhannahelizabethh:
hannahelizabethh Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Student General Artist
cool :)
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NaokoElric2250 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
The lighting! The colours! The details! The majesty! I love it all!
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ShittyChickenBang Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015
Superb concept!
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:iconmea00:
mea00 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice! Congrats on the DD
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:iconnikitaowo:
NikitaOwO Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015
I love the colours, amazing job man ♥
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:iconsvorec:
Svorec Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Student General Artist
I had a dream that I gave someone a dd
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:iconmrsgraves:
MrsGraves Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Professional General Artist
Congrats!
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:iconalyssaqueen:
AlyssaQueen Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015
It's sooo beautifull...
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:iconcookiegirlchica:
Cookiegirlchica Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015
Amazing keep up the good work 🙋🏼
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:iconioye:
IOYe Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015
This is breathtaking!
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:iconmingariasky:
MingariaSky Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Student General Artist
Amazing, congratulations on your DD!
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:iconalthyra-nex:
Althyra-Nex Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YOU GOT DD!!!!!!!  Congrats!
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Dan001703 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015
TGAPT's worst nightmare. Or second worst after wheels.
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Empowermom Featured By Owner Edited Aug 17, 2015
Whatever your perspective was, your mood, whatEVER you did from thought to finish is awesome.  HOW you got there was probably a long journey and I doubt you will ever see the true beauty we see.  Just remember, "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" and I am beholding a beautiful piece of art today.

Thank you for sharing.
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Lintu47 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the DD! :DALove: by Ikue
Have a nice day! :love: by CookiemagiK
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ArcticPetal Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Wow!
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Whatijustdidnow Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Looks awesome...so beautiful picture, and such beautiful stellar sky...
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:iconimaagination:
imaagination Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on DD! Amazing work, I like it very very much Clap 
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:iconlindartz:
LindArtz Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your DD! :clap:
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:iconhuussii:
Huussii Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dang, had to scroll this far down to realize what the influx of comments was about. I was away for a day and didn't know. Thank you! :D
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LindArtz Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha yes, I imagine such large volume of activity could be downright frightful! :rofl:

You're welcome. :)  Congrats again on a beautiful work! :heart:
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:iconmojo213:
mojo213 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015
This looks so spectacular!! Great job
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dolphin42 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015
This painting is the best pony work seen to date.
And it's worth scanning at extreme closeup. So much detail.
*applauds*
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:iconultimateguardian7777:
 Snif..Is Beautiful..Onion Lovey-dovey Fella (Love) 
The Teacher and the student!

So beautiful!
:Big eyes: 
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