Sketch and modifications using my tablet based on the moment celestia opens her wings singing to twilight sparkle in the season 4 finale. The eye basics are actually taken from a still from the show and then blur blended as I cannot get that bit right yet. Not manga informed enough, yet.
I wanted to get the sense of blinding light in the face of a goddess. I used to have dreams as a child where everything was too bright to bear, I never understood why until someone said I was probably sleeping with my eyes slightly open.
All digital: Photoshop, Pixlr, Blur, Illustrator and Texturizer Pro.