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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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nekoshappiness33 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconinuilikeitplz:  This is beautiful.  I love the details you put into the moon and the stars and how Luna sorta blend right in.  She looks bored sort of.  Unless she's just lounging.  I don't know but I've had days like hers.  
space-kid Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student Digital Artist
I was going for a pondering kind of look. It's nice to take a break and zoom out took look at life from afar once in a while. Especially on quite nights under a sky full of stars c:
nekoshappiness33 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
It is nice to take a break and relax.  I like your concept.  She looks very comfortable resting on the moon.  Sorry I mistakenly got the pondering look for a bored one.  It turned out amazingly after all.  :iconinuilikeitplz:
space-kid Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Digital Artist
It's tricky, because both those emotions look quite similar. Except with boredom, you can exaggerate it. Thanks, I'm happy you like it!
Pebbleshy Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Lunaaaa :D Beautiful work, she looks a bit bored... poor Luna must be lonely at night.
Mick-o-Maikeru Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student Digital Artist
 Luna is so cute and the scene is so beautiful!
irishbird208 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope you don't mind...I love this SO much that I just HAD to draw it!
ToxicBoost Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
...I think I'm going to cry in happiness
i bought a print at Supanova :excited: 
just thought I'd express that I'm super excited and that this is an AMAZING artwork
Hollylily Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  New member
That is AMAZING. Well done!!!
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