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May 1, 2012
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School of Canterlot - High Res V2.0 by Vectorshy School of Canterlot - High Res V2.0 by Vectorshy
"The girls brought a few of the items from their lessons on friendship with them to Canterlot. Can you find them all?"

Title: School of Canterlot
Tools: Adobe Illustrator CS5
Time: I prefer not to think about it. Probably about 200 hours in total as I vectored everything myself.
Wallpaper resolution link - [link]

This work is loosely based on the Renaissance work "The School of Athens" by Raphael.

I'm really not much of an artist, so a few of the poses are direct vectors from screenshots I took of the show and few are compilations of poses in order to achieve the one I needed, with some modifications to make everything fit.

I made this image for the express purpose of sharing it with the community in hopes that others might enjoy it. So you are free to download this image and use it however you like. Just don't resell it without permission.

AI CS5 file link (v2.0) - [link]
SVG Link (v1.0) - [link]
SVG file conversion courtesy of the wonderful and helpful ~RainbowFridge42 !

My Little Pony copyright :iconhasbroplz: and :iconfyre-flye: . Thanks to both of them for making such a great show!

(Not-so-interesting facts! I used over 1,000 reference screenshots and used over 50,000 nodes, most of which were individually placed!)

There are many hidden objects in this image, and one secret pony! Roseluck is somewhere in the image, but you'll need to look really really close to find her!

Version 2.0 - In preparing some of the ponies to be individually uploaded I made some updates and corrections throughout the image. In total there are about 200 minor updates and fixes. Most of them are very small, but together I think they make a large update. Remember, the high res is meant for posters/printing. Check out the wallpaper res (linked above) for computer use!
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That was too easy, finding the hidden Roseluck.

Awesome picture. Great work.
Amazing!  Looks great!  :+favlove:
MLPConcord Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You have no idea how much I love this picture. I’m working on my own story that takes place in Celestia’s school and this is so inspirational.
I see Colgate! X) Cute! Heart  this picture!
I found Roseluck XD
I love how hidden she is
Oh my god, this is the greatest crossover ever! My two biggest loves are philosophy (and I'm particularly fond of Plato within that) and ponies. And this has both, and all of it and it is amazing! The second I saw it I recognised it as 'The School of Athens' with Plato and Aristotle replaced by Celestia and Luna. You have done a fantastic job and made my day. And, fellow analyst, Whammy's day also it would seem :P
I want this on my wall. Like, now. I'm not even kidding.
SugarNSpice222 May 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Hey, I've been thinking about doing a blog for analyzing the series and all that (aka share random thoughts on stuff) and was wondering if I could use this to make a banner? Sadly would probably need to crop part of it due to banner size....or maybe not...*shrug*.
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