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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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Skittle141 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Man, that's awesome. :D
ZombieRaccoon5 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
now i'm not a fan of ponies at all,
i would have been disappointed if i had searched "School of Athens" and NOT find a mlp version.
so thank you for filling a necessary niche.

and good work ;)
AleuTheSilverWolf Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Tell me....I've seen a picture like this with all the philosophers in my history book XD
aadsit22cps Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Is rose luck the pony in the background with green eyes next to cadence?
YofordPants Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
high res is right :p
Mariangela28 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
That was too easy, finding the hidden Roseluck.

Awesome picture. Great work.
TomFraggle Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
Amazing!  Looks great!  :+favlove:
LizzysMind Featured By Owner 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.
PenWonder22 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
I see Colgate! X) Cute! Heart  this picture!
mrhato Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
I found Roseluck XD
I love how hidden she is
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