A shot of Celestia training new Princess Twilight in some of the finer points of defense.
Why do they have traditional swords in Equestria? I dunno. I suppose it can stab just as well when wielded with magic.
Ohhh, goodness was this long-coming. This was a very old commission, and when i did start it, I got a sketch and the start of coloring, and then it got set aside for wayyy too long, and then despite the fact that I thought it would only take a day or two, I've been fiddling with it for a couple of weeks now... I have GOT to get quicker at digital art. I think that since it's endlessly editable I want to keep fixing it forever, whereas it's much easier to say, "Yup, screw it, it's done!" when you're dealing with paint.
Nevertheless, I think I found a finishing point for this, and I hope y'all enjoy it.