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The Royal Guards by Bee-chan The Royal Guards by Bee-chan
15 x 10 inch giclee prints available for sale!
$18.00 each!


Finished just in time for MangaNEXT 2012! Gotta love all nighters. Thank you, pancakes, for coffee... and pancakes!


This is the third piece in my, " MLP: FiM: Boys Only!!", series, entitled, "The Royal Guards".

This one took some time to create, as I wanted to design a crest to represent ALL of the Royal Guards of Princess Celestia and Princess Luna. That, and the original pencils and inks are 17 x 14 inches, with a 15 x 10 inch image area on bristol board.

India ink and brush

Scanned into and colored in Photoshop CS3.


Prints will be available for sale at my table at MangaNEXT 2012, and they will be available at my Etsy shop after the convention.
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Black-Shield Mar 21, 2014  New member
Royal Guards...Day and Night...serving our Princesses is our LIFE!
I have a theory about this guys. And also why all the Palace guards or "Day Guards" look basically the same with some exceptions (like Shining Armor).

When a pony, be it a unicorn, a Pegasus or Earth Pony, accept a position as a Palace guard, they swear their loyalty to Equestia, and ONE of the two princess, Luna or Celestia, becoming either a member of the Day Guards, serving Celestia, or the Night Guards, serving Luna. After the oath of loyalty, the pony in question is "knighted" by the princess they swore to, this ceremony is completed by having the Princess give them part of their power. The guards of Celestia then all get a white coat and blue mane, in the case of Pegasus, or a brown/gray coat and silver mane in case of Unicorns. And one or the other for Earth Ponies. That explains why every single Pegsaus and Unicron that we see in a royal guard uniform looks exactly the same.

Night guards, getting part of Luna's magic, get a dark grey coat, dark blue mane, and also other transformations, like longer and more furry ears and cat like eyes. And in the case of Pegasus, their wings turn into bat wings. We only see two in the series, pulling Luna's carriage in the episode Luna Eclypsed, but that's because Luna has been released from her 1000 year banishment for just about a year by then, and therefore the night guard hadn't been restored fully yet.
I love it! I love their wings and It makes me think of a shield or crest. Its really nice :D
Sombraluz-Images Apr 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
great design! reminds me of heraldry. :)
That's an especially good job on the Night Guard
KarNYCLoAMR Feb 26, 2012  Professional Artist
I'm so excited to see you next bronycon!!! If you do customs of these fellas they will literally fly off your table.
blueicefox54 Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
realy awesome its a shame that we got to see luna's guards for like 3 seconds
I really love this piece! There isn't enough art of the Canterlot guards. ESPECIALLY Luna's guards.
QuarkFace Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
They look fantastic. I love the background.
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