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MLP: Tea Party by JayManney4Life MLP: Tea Party by JayManney4Life
I owed my dear friend Crystal a birthday pic from back in July (yeah, I was a little behind on stuff). Anyways, they wanted something with ponies, either the royal sisters or Sweetie Belle especially, so I decided to do something cute. i.e. a tea party between 'Princess' Sweetie Belle, and the newest honorary Cutie Mark Crusader, Princess Celestia! :meow:

I put a lot of work into this, although some bits I cannot take credit for. Everything except the background and the table I did myself, but I found those two things here on dA.

CMC Clubhouse:
Table:

Anyways, hope you guys like it, I've been meaning to do more ponies, and I'm actually rather proud of how this one turned out. :meow:

Princess Celestia, Sweetie Belle, MLP:FiM Hasbro, :iconfyre-flye:, and others
pic, as always :iconjaymanney4life:

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UPDATE: Some awesome person on derpibooru (seen here: derpibooru.org/431294 ) added an awesome little story bits to the pic. Whomever you are, you are awesome. Also, if you're on DeviantArt, FurAffinity, or Tumblr, or just have any sort of handle or nickname, I'll happily credit you with this! :D You made my whole day!

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Sweetie Belle sat on the floor of the clubhouse in a huff. Apple Bloom was busy helping her family harvest apples and Scootaloo was hanging out with Rainbow Dash. This meant she was all alone with nopony to have fun with.

"Boooored…" Sweetie groaned, rolling over onto her back.

All her homework was done, she couldn’t crusade by herself, and she couldn’t plan any future crusades because Scootaloo usually didn’t like her ideas. Even though blanket weaving and flower arrangement could be their special talent, Scoots was always dead set on something like fire-spitting or sword juggling or something really dangerous.

Looking over in the corner, she sees some blank sheets of paper along with some crayons. She could try drawing something, she figured. Dragging herself over, she takes a piece of paper and selects a red crayon. She hummed a tune while staring at the page, expect some idea to come out from her head and onto the paper.

5 minutes pass.

10 minutes.

15 minutes pass and the page is still blank. The tune she was humming had long trailed off as she balanced the crayon on top of her hoof. She sighed.

"If only somepony would play with me…" she grumbled.

Then, she got an idea. There was somepony who could probably help her. The being who taught friendship itself to the ponies in town. Surely she could help with her friendless dilemma!

She began writing on the paper. Within moments, she had finished and rolled it up, taking it with her into town to find a certain little dragon who could deliver her message.

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Princess Celestia sat in her throne room, a stack of documents floating in front of her awaiting her signature. It was standard budget allocation for palace staff and she preferred that her guards and servants were able to provide for their families. Mostly involved filling in the numbers from last year,adding a bit more for those who have hit certain milestones in their time of employment.

Still, it was rather dull work. While she appreciated being informed of everything going on in her palace, she still sometimes wished to delegate some of these more menial tasks to her specialized bookkeepers.

But if she did, what would she do then? There was nothing that needed her immediate attention, no meeting with foreign ambassadors, no royal council today. It was a slow day, and while she was thankful for these kinds of days when she needed to relax, now she just found her eyelids beginning to droop. The words on the page blurring together.

However, a small little dancing green flame came in through the window. Celestia’s spirits rose immediately at the sight. Was this a letter from her star pupil? Or perhaps a report from one of her friends? Setting down the stack of papers, she took the scroll in her magic, deciding to take a little time to satisfy her curiosity.

Unrolling it, she read:

DEAR PRINCESS CELL CELESTIA,

MY NAME IS SWEETIE BELLE, AND I’M RARITY’S LITTLE SISTER.

NORMALLY I’D BE PLAYING WITH MY FRIENDS TODAY, BUT ALL OF MY FRIENDS ARE BUSY AND I’M ALL ALONE WITH NOTHING TO DO. IT’S SOOOO BORING!

SINCE YOU’RE THE PRINCESS WHO KNOWS ALL ABOUT FRIENDS AND FRIENDSHIP, DO YOU THINK YOU COULD HELP ME?

THANK YOU!

The princess rolled the scroll back up. She contemplated the letter’s contents carefully. Without a word, she stood up off her throne and descended the stairs down towards the massive doors.

"Princess? Where are you going?" asked one of her guards.

"I’m afraid something very important has just come up," the princess replied. "I shall be back before sundown. Hold your post until then."

"Yes, your highness!" the guard replied, snapping into his normal statue-like position while the princess walked past the throne room doors.
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I'd like to start by saying that this would make a super cute scene in the actual show, and I think you captured the spirits of both of them well. The line art is pretty clean and crisp and follows the color patterns accurately. The line's don't have 100% accuracy where it usually thins out but it works to this image's advantage and makes a unique style difference. I love Celestia's demeanor in this piece, as it as a youthful flare to it. It also reminds me of princess Luna. XD Sweetie Belle seems to fit into the tea party scenario well too, clearly being the one running the show here. Overall, it's accurate to the show in style, personality, and behavior and I think it's a great piece of artwork in your gallery. Keep up the great work, and I look forward to seeing more.
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Ha Ha ha. This is a funny scene. Although I NEVER see the show this scene is funny. I also like the story you put with the picture you have done here. Role reversal tea party. The little one must want to be like the older one who is joining her for the little one's tea party. I see nothing wrong with the picture you have done. At least the older one has have time from her busy schedule to play with little ones. Keep up the awesome work that you do here.I thank you for asking me to critique this picture you have done.
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MasterghostUnlimited Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thats so cute
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TransformersG1fan Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This is so awesome.. Celestia is a Crusader..and Sweetie Belle is a Princess....Rarty would be jealous LOL
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cyborgebolt Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ba weep gragna weep nini bong
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TransformersG1fan Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Ba Weep Grana Weep Nini Bong
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cyborgebolt Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*grabs radio and plays dare to be stupid*
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cyborgebolt Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
its hard to find good g1 fans. Not many people know how to tell Grimlock the story about the Petro-Rabbits again
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TransformersG1fan Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Ikr? I'll give ya petrorabbits! LOL
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cyborgebolt Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
and ya wana know what was funny? Unicron was considering sparing cybertron until megatron decided to pay a visit
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Kimberly-AJ-04-02 Nov 17, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow! Looks like they've switched roles.
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