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Canterlot Interpretation by josh-5410 Canterlot Interpretation by josh-5410
My very first submission :D
This is my interpretation of Canterlot, drawn on a sheet of 8x11. If you compare this with the actual castle, you'll see that they are very different. I tried my best to keep the integrity of the original, but I guess I got carried away :/ Any ways, I hope you like it as much as I do! :)
inspired by [link]
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BalefireDCPhoenix Featured By Owner 5 days ago
How do you get the sun and sky details? Do you shade then erase? Very stunning by the way. I love these sketches of yours.
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RyanGuardianRanger Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I have to say,nice job  with some of the details in some of your pictures of Canterlot,I try to look for more realistic pictures because it's hard to describe how big Canterlot is in the show,and it often times looks smaller on the outside.
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Wolfstriker289 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
This is awesome!! :D
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xelianthought Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
Cool!
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cowlicks6546 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Student General Artist
You have a talent that is amazing!
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ASimpleRarity Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How long did this take? It's amazing!
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josh-5410 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ha, Thanks :) glad you like it~ I can't remember how long this took, but I'd say around.. 14 hours? Give or take
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MyLittleSonic Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Student General Artist
This. Is. BEAUTIFUL! :la:
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josh-5410 Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! Glad you like it~ :la:
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rorycon Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
HORY SHIT!
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FrankytheShadow Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
its...ITS BEAUTYFULL!!! that lights and architecture, Awesome!
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josh-5410 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! Glad you like it :D
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catluvr2 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy bucking COW. :wow:
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Phenometron Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
Canterlot looks incredible no matter how an artist interprets it.
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josh-5410 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's why I love Canterlot! :D
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terrymouse Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, this is really impressive! Mind you, this is coming from someone that hasn't even tried to draw anything pony-related. Not to say I never draw, though, but I have no original art actually uploaded on dA.
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josh-5410 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! I appreciate it. :) You should at least try something pony related, if you ask me ;)
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ShinGallon Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
I like how you made the castle actually look *gigantic*. In the show, it kinda has this 16-bit RPG thing going where from the outside it looks kinda small but then it's bigger on the inside.
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josh-5410 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you like it! Yeah, I know what you mean. Especially in the very last scene of the season finale where you can actually see how big the castle is compared to a pony. It's very small :lol:
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BobbyBrony Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Good lord, your drawings are incredible! Every time I click to view another of your drawings i'm blown away time and time again by the incredible detail, realism, imagination and the emotion that go into your drawings.

Where on earth did you learn to draw like this? Or, if you were self taught, how long did it take you to become this skilled?
I mean, I would kill (not literally, of course) to have the drawing skills you have!
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josh-5410 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, shucks :D Thanks! I really appreciate it.
I guess you can say I self taught myself. But any actual self teaching would have been sub-conscious, or I just got really lucky. To be honest, I really don't know where I got any of this. But I can say over the past year I've improved through conscious practice, lol.
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www-arturq Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
No download option? =(
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josh-5410 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What? Well that's not right.. I'll get on that soon!
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www-arturq Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Thx ^^ fixed
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Eagle1Division Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Mind-blowing! I want to make a 3d model of Canterlot someday, and I may use this as a reference to help design the city...

Here's some beautiful, fitting music, IMO :D [link]

Lol, and it looks like you decided to give the bottom hole a shadow (the 3 holes in the paper) :XD:
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josh-5410 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you like it! A model of Canterlot would be pretty kick ass, if you ask me. :D Also, you're the only one who has mentioned the hole shadow. lol, good eye!
WHITACRE FAN! /) Lol, we're playing a couple pieces by him at my university. He's great.
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Eagle1Division Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
He is!

You know something that's stumped me, though, is how to actually get to Canterlot.

If you carefully look at the scenes that show it in "Sweet and Elite", that little portion where the Gala is held is not only a far ways off, but is separated by solid rock - it's on an entirely different ledge than the city itself. Look just to the left side of the base of the left tower of it here: [link] (picture is accurate, I checked). This is confirmed by two moments in the episode when the camera pans past it, and it zips by much closer than the city itself, which is much further away (parallax).

Then there's the boatlaunch; [link] from that angle, it must be north of Canterlot, but then something identical is shown right at the end when Rarity talks about her roots in Ponyville, so there's another boat launch to the south of Canterlot, I guess... And a path going south, so my guess is, just below the Garden and Ballroom, a little ways down the cliff, is the path that leads to Canterlot on another ledge.

It's all very fun, and eye-hurting to study, lol. But I REALLY love things like this, actually. I love to imagine exploring all the nooks and crannies, like the little lower street you drew right next to the enormous fountains, and the little courtyard just above them, or this little garden I noticed just in front of the enormous round building - which I can only guess is the library (remembering S1E1, when Twilight wrote that letter she was looking out enormous windows a lot like those on that huge building.) [link]

So that path Twilight ran along in S1E1, right after the intro, must be just to the right of that building, it was all grassy, so in that garden area... It's like a big puzzle, piecing all this together :D
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josh-5410 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, I'm just surprised that they have been consistent with the architecture on the show. I never noticed! Usually cartoons are filled with these types of inconsistency. Maybe the rock you're talking about has a tunnel in it? Who knows, lol
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RavensDagger Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
This is just...

I mean.

Sir, could I use this? I have a rather (admittingly not as popular as one could hope) story set within Canterlot, and the current art is... lackadaisical, at best. Would you mind if.... No. Would you give me the honour of using this fine image to embellish my own work?

Here's the story in question:

[link]
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josh-5410 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, shucks.. Well I'm flattered! Of course you can use it. Thanks for the kind words :)
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RavensDagger Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Hah, puns. Mayhaps unintentional but appreciated no less!

And thank you, I'll go change that around right away!
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josh-5410 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Unintended, lol. But puns are the best! Who says that they're the lowest form of comedy? Not me, haha :)
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Polex-P Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student General Artist
It's beautiful!
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josh-5410 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you like it :)
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BrazilianOnDay Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
UOWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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neratur Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
I will comment after I found my jaw.
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WWII44 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Canterlot seems to be a very defendable city. What with the seemingly only viable entry into the city is by the rail line.
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Artlover67 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
*sigh* sometimes I wish I lived in Canterlot.
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StormClouds17 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Stunning !
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HorribleUsername Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
You should do some of the Evrfree Forest and Ponyville!
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josh-5410 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm avoiding the everfree forest because I feel it will end up looking like a regular old forest. My main focus is reality, after all, haha
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HorribleUsername Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
But you could put the Castle Ruins, and Zecora's hut in view. It would obviously be the Forest. :3
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DivineMuro Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is twenty times better than my attempt at drawing Canterlot, and It's Traditional!
If I may ask, what tools do you use, and did you have a reference Image?
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josh-5410 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, man! Glad you like it. :)
I believe I used a graphite pencil and a mechanical for the smaller things. And an eraser for the sunlight and sky, of course. I used a reference for this, as well.
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DivineMuro Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
No charcoal? Very well done, and the details are perfect.
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EpIcLuKo8D Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
WH0A! i tried to draw Canterlot once...it didn't go very well.
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HeartlessSpartan Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
Puts mine so to shame, this is awesome!
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josh-5410 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heh thanks! Glad you like it. :)
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HeartlessSpartan Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
Puts mine so to shame, this is awesome!
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naruhinalovr Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
kinda reminds me of what I imagined the elven cities in the Lord of the Rings universe looked like.
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