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Just Like You by Nimaru Just Like You by Nimaru
Ok, I swear not to write a novel, but...

This is my first set of drawings with Celestia and Luna and it was a great experience that taught me a lot about gradients and other tools in Illustrator.

It's my first set of custom backgrounds (though the other spire is just a trace).

It's my first MLP comic (many more to come). I hope it makes sense... I was going for a sweet exchange between sisters. As for the "Kitty" reference, I am planning on explaining that in future comics.

EDIT: Whoah. I usually thank everyone for their favs, but this was more popular than I expected. Thanks in advance for anyone who likes this, watches me, etc :)
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:iconcavenerd20:
Cavenerd20 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
I'm not sure why this wasn't in the Pony Comics group earlier. It's a wonderful and very cute comic.
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:iconnimaru:
Nimaru Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! It was my very first :)
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Ponyrellabellasara Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
Aw true sistersHuggle! 
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DragonHero15 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
Even Princesses are sisters first before anything else.
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EStories Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love sister moments of those two :3
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WheelJackson Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013   General Artist
I'd rather it be explained now. XD
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SilvaraDarkMoon Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
so cute. Please keep making the cute and side note do you have any idea what Celestia's mane would look like when not in sparkle mode?
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Nimaru Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When not sparkling. Who knows :D
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SilvaraDarkMoon Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
hee well you seem to be so wise thought you would know maybe just flat-ish rainbow maybe?
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ZDForrest Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Student Filmographer
In the first episode, the stories depicting her and Luna portrayed her with a pink mane, so many of the fans see it as cannon before it was the flowing rainbow. 
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SilvaraDarkMoon Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
that works for me!
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your-good-at-art Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Student General Artist
kitty?
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Nimaru Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For over two years, there's a story I wanted to tell that explain that... but there's been so much that I needed to do in between... But I'm getting closer! I want to have it done by the end of summer.
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your-good-at-art Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh and sorry for asking a question you answered in your description.
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your-good-at-art Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh well that makes sense, im trying to write a story too but its about luna. Sooooo ya. But hte babd part is that every pony is like'" its SO hard to writw a story" but to me its not so im just like. Okaaaaay" well im kindof rambling right now but if you want you can read it.
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SwordofCenturies Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
LOVE IT! Yay for SISTERLY LOVE! ^_^
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Morlord Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
I luv it :33333
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Rebron-y Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I predict future turmoil in the show between Celestia and Luna.
Buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut who am I to say?
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Whisperer-of-Winds Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Professional Writer
this is indeed beautiful. What do you use to make such drawings?
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Nimaru Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Illustrator, but any vector art program should work. I believe Inkscape is a free vector art tool.
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Whisperer-of-Winds Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Professional Writer
okay... I do not want to sound quite ignorant (though I am new at this) but many others spoke of the word "vector"... what is "vector" ?
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Nimaru Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Here's a short explanation: [link]

Here's a longer one: [link]
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Whisperer-of-Winds Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Professional Writer
You are quite generous, Nimaru, and I respect that. I have downloaded Inkspace and, quite frankly, I felt bit stunned; its far more advanced than AutoCAD... but I am an adamant learner and I will do this... who knows, I might get something worthy enough.
I lost count of the many times I thanked you... but thanks :D
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Nimaru Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem. I started out by doing a few simple vectors and just got better and better with time. My advice; start by watching this:

[link]

Most vector art requires that you understand how to use a pen tool.
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Whisperer-of-Winds Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Professional Writer
I have, i think, a fair understanding of the video clip. I do not know if you worked with AutoCAD, but it offer a ... less variety than the vector drawing program.

you can see what I mean by looking at this image:

[link]

This is what I mean. you can see for yourself how basely the design is since not many options are given (this is, after all, an architectural program)
This is me trying to draw Rarity. I have carefully analyzed your tutorial, sketched it on my a paper, then, after trying to figure out a few mathematical issues, I emerged with this. the eye alone took almost an hour *phew*
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Nimaru Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It gets easier. To be honest, paper is probably your best bet, but go with what works for you.

For my daughter, I told her to draw on paper first, then scan to the computer and use the pen tool to "trace" it. In video tutorials, the term is "inking" if you want to check out some others.
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jeurobrony Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
LOAF x33
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FreeFlyingAngel Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
kitty?
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Nimaru Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh ho. You found my oldest foreshadowing. The funny thing is... that's a hint for the comic I have planned since I started this fandom. But I knew I didn't have the artistic skill to pull it off. I'm getting close though after a year and a half and have been thinking it might be time soon.
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SonicRainBoomlol Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
CUTE
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RedClover17 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
AWWW XD
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:iconpopsecrets:
popsecrets Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
hee hee! so cute!
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xXdarkryXx Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*diabetus incoming*
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Macareina1 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Student Photographer
Aww thats cute and adorable! :love: I when they make this! :D
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999lazerman Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
this animation's incredible! i can't tell the difference btw this and the real thing
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EmyliaHawke Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:rofl: With two siblings ten years younger than I, I certainly appreciate this sweet and entertaining comic of Princesses Celestia and Luna.
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Allanpike Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Awwwww
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Shudderbrush Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
"Kitty"?
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:iconnimaru:
Nimaru Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There's a reason :)
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Nevel7 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
Love it! *HUGS*
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Brainstormer623 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww!!!
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:iconnimaru:
Nimaru Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol! You just reached the very first comic I ever made for ponies :)
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Brainstormer623 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And a great one it is. Really shows that kind of connection that only siblings can have.

And, I gotta tell ya, you are way better at drawing in pony style than I am: [link]
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Nimaru Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is how I learned. It was a good process: [link]
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Brainstormer623 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, thanks for the info! 'Cause, as it is, drawing in a style other than the one I've been drawing for the past 15 years is very hard for me.
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oliver8899 Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
Awww thats so cute!
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BB-K Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol, a little bonding time. :) Although I wonder which Luna do you prefer, personally I still take Season 1's more than Season 2. ;)
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:iconnimaru:
Nimaru Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I definitely like S1 Luna better. I based everything about the way I portray her on what I saw in that episode and they completely changed it :(

Cest la vie. But the new Luna has some good points too, I just wish she wasn't so clueless.
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BB-K Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wasn't a big fan of her S2 design either but Faust has a point on why, overall, S1 Luna is just too cute. But when S2 Luna takes over as the current fashion, I'll just turn to Cadence instead as my favorite alicorn. I also begin to wonder, once you finish that comic, I wonder what's next? Telling on how Shining Armor work up to captain & meeting Cadence?
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Nimaru Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Origin story for Celestia.
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