Interested in advertising on Derpibooru? Click here for information!
Sky Railroad Merch Shop!

Derpibooru costs over $25 a day to operate - help support us financially!

Description:

An exploration of a possible city plan for Canterlot

Posting because I'd like to hear your thoughs on how the city might work (at least visually).

I'll keep working on this and update when I have more ideas. Currently it kind of looks more like a small vacation resort or an amusement park…

MLP © Hasbro
safe1709000 artist:plainoasis240 pegasus292753 pony970057 airship945 background1735 canterlot5688 canterlot castle2174 castle2031 citadel23 city4253 cloud30796 cloudy6102 mountain5126 no pony10292 river1965 scenery8053 scenery porn848 sketch62970 statue2328 wallpaper18634 water13299 waterfall1687 wip7866

Comments

Syntax quick reference: *bold* _italic_ [spoiler]hide text[/spoiler] @code@ +underline+ -strike- ^sup^ ~sub~
redweasel
Duck - "someone befriended them, saved them, coaxed them out of their shell, and showed them that sex is nothing to be afraid of. I’m kind of envious of that rape victim"

Fuzzbutt
the city works because heck yeah let's build on top of a mountain screw gravity we can kick gravity in the butt!

but in all seriousness I always imagined the city wrapped around the mountain rather than separating the castle from it.
Background Pony Number 17
My Little Pony - 1992 Edition

Well, what we know of Canterlot from the show is that it contains:

- The Royal Palace, which dwarfs all the other buildings in the city.
- Buildings associated with the Palace, including:
—— the Royal Library.
—— the Royal Gardens.
—— Princess Celestia's School for Gifted Unicorns.
- A large shopping district.
- A large "restaurant row".
- Assorted museums and cultural-type buildings.
- A Pegasus racetrack and/or sports arena.
- An airship port with docks.
- A train station.
- Numerous rivers and canals that flow through and around the city's districts.

Think you can fit all that in?
Vinyl Fluff
My Little Pony - 1992 Edition
Wallet After Summer Sale -
Not a Llama - Happy April Fools Day!
Magnificent Metadata Maniac - #1 Assistant

What the Fluff?
Wow, that's cool. Definitely a way to explain why Canterlot looks so relatively small from the side, but large while in the city.

Agree with the others, it definitely needs a train depot, though.
Sassy Response

Warning! Very sassy
@Revenant Wings
i know. but i dont see one one the picture above. so that could be added for infrastructure enhancements. but not only a single traintrack. a city like canterlot would need more to work properly
Sassy Response

Warning! Very sassy
hmm a trainstation would be handy
and some major train tracks in general. since trains would be the main source for goods i guess.
or some bigger airship landing pods. otherwise a nice start so far. looks visually pleasing from the colors.
but it also looks all really flat. more variations in heights would be great. but not only with the buildings but also in the landscape of the town. canterlot is on a mountain after all. you can go nuts with that. like in this illustration from yeeears ago >>373750
thats a futuristing version of canterlot. but i like all the massive building complexes there and all the platform variations.

so lets see where your are going with the map