This ate up my whole day but I really like how it turned out. Inspired by phoenixes as they are seen as a symbol of then sun which fits Celestia perfectly.
This is for day nine of the New Artist Training Grounds run by Equestria Daily. The prompt was two ponies having their manes swapped or a pony made over. I decided to give Celestia a new look. I was thinking of adding a crown but I think see looks a lot more cute without one.