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Mare in the Moon by space-kid Mare in the Moon by space-kid
"I am the Princess of the Night, thus it is my duty to watch over your dreams."

Luna is my favorite pony; mainly because of her association with night, solitude and space! I tried to convey that through this piece; the moon might have been a place of banishment, but I feel it could also be a place of retreat for Luna. Just another quiet night relaxing under the stars. She might be a bit socially awkward, but maybe she just needs people to show her the way.

I took the liberty to give Luna a special "Space-Kid" set of accessories, and made them look like black crystals with cyan highlights. It's very Tron-esque, but it's not meant to be electronic. Anyway, it's a little personal touch.

Now before anyone says "the moon doesn't work like that", to that I say "Hah!"

Also here on Tumblr!

Original Sketch

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ArtofTreasure99 2 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
This is the best Luna image EVER!!! Hands down.
A shady site led me here.

God bless shady sites!
KeShapanther Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
absolutely stunning! ^^
Gorgeous work! I like seeing this side of Luna which isn't tragic or super serious as she is usually portrayed. I also LOVE with you did with her mane. Very visually appealing.:D (Big Grin) 
BronzeswordMLP Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The colors are chosen really well! (just like the rest of your gallery cough)
I don't know, I always find stars in a drawing to always look good, unless it's my drawing. (They look amazing.)
Her pose really makes her look more like she's thinking than sad. 
(I don't think I need to say anything about the hair or the textures on the moon)
Elastiboy Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoa! Luna looks phenomenal in this drawing.
I just love how you made her look with that pose and expression. She looks really sweet and calm. :aww:

The colors are fantastic, and I really like the the appearance of the firmament with all those stars and the shape of the moon where Luna is resting. :D
The accessories you made for her are pretty cool as well. I'm a fan of the Tron style for suits and other things. It's something subtle, but it looks very nice on her.

Excellent Work. Mesmerizing :clap:
Keep it up :#1:
This is gorgeous:heart:! I love the colors, Luna looks so beautiful!
funkyG09 Feb 25, 2014  New member Student
Cannotevenplz    Clapping Pony Icon - Princess Luna 
This picture is... unique among most i've seen. Her mane is literally like... made of stars. This is an incredible work indeed.

Oh btw, da moon dun work like dat bruh......JK :)
Beta1556 Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
User karinagarmadon357 has reposted your work, without credit!
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