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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!"

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Also here on Tumblr!

Original Sketch
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:iconyuukikoala:
YuukiKoala Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student Interface Designer
It's so vivid and cutie. I love Luna for her personnality
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:iconoopenyoo:
OopenyoO Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sooo beautiful!
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BURRITOBEAGLE02 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  New member Student Traditional Artist
Not a big fan of MLP(I don't hate it, just haven't watched too many episodes) but I like this!
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:icontazamo-arkazi:
Tazamo-Arkazi Featured By Owner Edited Mar 18, 2015   General Artist
...description SHOULD have ended,

Now before anyone says 'the moon doesn't work like that', to that I say 'Dreamworks Logo! Your argument is invalid!!'

Love this, by the way. Though somepony looks utterly bored up there... :o
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:icondesert-poppy:
Desert-Poppy Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015
"The moon doesn't work like that" 

XD jk!

I really do love this piece! The colors are great, and it's just so adorable! :D
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StitchTehZombie1 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015
Nice!
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:iconscarabscorner:
ScarabsCorner Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
pretty
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:iconhayum1ro:
HaYum1Ro Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  New member Hobbyist General Artist
wow!!!
you are amazing!!! :D
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:iconthewiggleking:
TheWiggleKing Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Student General Artist
I'm not an MLP fan but this is just too gorgeous not to favorite!
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:iconhermionekitty9:
Hermionekitty9 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  New member
A....MA....ZING😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍love it!!
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Bluenight01 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Good work! :)
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:iconskybreeze26:
SkyBreeze26 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Though not really into the pony thing I still will admit I dig this very visually apealing.
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:iconglitchyshadow137:
GlitchyShadow137 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
She looks so comfy yet so unconformable at the same time.
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:iconsuperdashiebros:
SuperDashieBros Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow this is AMAZING!! I Heart it!La la la la La la la la La la la la Nice workClapping Pony icon: Nighty Moon 
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Martialarts2003 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Student Artisan Crafter
Lovely artwork. :)
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:iconsthefanyvic:
sthefanyvic Featured By Owner Edited Mar 15, 2015  New member Student General Artist
're Beautiful and perfect
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:iconhannawolf-bat17:
HannaWolf-Bat17 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015
Such a beautiful night scene. I love it~Meow :3 Heart 
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:iconhuntresslacuddlepawz:
HuntressLaCuddlePawz Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Wow... this is breath taking
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:iconlonelynightrain:
lonelynightrain Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful!  I love the background.
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:iconsweety-muffins:
Sweety-Muffins Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  New member Hobbyist General Artist
OMG! This so amazing that I'll watch you right now! :la:
Your art is so colorful I love it so! ♥♥
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WolfyTheFighter Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This should be a poster.
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:iconsweety-muffins:
Sweety-Muffins Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Agreed! *q*
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:iconwolfythefighter:
WolfyTheFighter Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Like, this is amazing. I love this so much.
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Sweety-Muffins Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  New member Hobbyist General Artist
I agree because the color mixed, shading 'n' lighting, and the technique used here are excellent (^3^)
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:icon763lilypadpandaowl:
763Lilypadpandaowl Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Student Artist
So magnificent! Clap 
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spitfire-panda Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Professional Writer
Beautiful work!
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:iconconfuzzledangel:
ConfuzzledAngel Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so pretty! ♥
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LubiDeLop-Junior Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very imaginative and beautiful work.
free Princess Luna icon 
Anyway Luna is my favorite pony as well. Mainly because I am socially awkward myself and night always symbolised solitude and calmness for me. Truthfully it is my idea of paradise since I am constantly nervous or afraid and night somehow makes me cheerful, which is all I have ever wanted, to be cheerful and stop worrying about everything. Most people I meet, even my closest relatives dont understand my drawing hobby, my interrest in PC gaming or my desire to go jogging in the night (even whe it is raining). I guess that is what causes my overly frigtened and reluctant nature when meeting other people.
Anyway just wanted to show some love for your awesome pic which (as everything related with night) just makes me happy, perhaps I will try to resize it and use it as a wallpaper.
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carohernan Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  New member
Me too.When i feel that night it calms me down, the soft cold winds,the shiny stars glittering above you its very beautiful.Sometimes i go out and sit on my porch and watch the moon.What i hate is that when you move to a place where there's so much light you can't not even see a few stars, that's why i rather be  lonely and have peace and quite,just like luna she has been most of her live in the moon with solitude and loneliness.
And i must say Mare in the moon that you're a very talented artist,because the art that made me feel feelings that i always feel when i'm watching the moon and stars but not only me aswell as LubiDeLop-junior.
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LubiDeLop-Junior Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, the street lighting can be pretty annoying. I live in a small town so it is not all that terrible, but there is a street lamp just outside my window, it always bothers me when I go to sleep.
One day I would like to travel somewhere where there is no light pollution so that I can see the night in its full glory. Its sad that it will never be as marvelous as it was when there were no lights. At least some portion of the beauty and calmness of night is preserved.
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stickerheart Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
this would make such an amazing poster
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:iconcumulospark27:
CumuloSpark27 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool I like the many shades of blue use in this piece. 
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nowesnow Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
omg, i luv this!!!! :D
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gidmp Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014
Oh My God. The colors are so mesmerizing. I would pay for a desktop wallpaper size  of this.
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DrHotelMario Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Student Filmographer
I WANT THIS AS A POSTER SO BAD!!!
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:icondrhotelmario:
DrHotelMario Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Student Filmographer
I would kill for this as a poster :)
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Luna-Soresodthe Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
There are excellent detail with exquisite background :D (Big Grin) ,

which is a beautiful and lovely painting (good works) Heart 
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the-LAG-master Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist
This  must be my new favourite MLP art piece.
I don't know what it is but it is really pleasing to look at.
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axeL-zeck Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014
Wonderful. I love the colors. And the moon is very well done.
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Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
Beautiful! :D
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:iconnekoshappiness33:
nekoshappiness33 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  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.  
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space-kid Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
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:
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nekoshappiness33 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  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:
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space-kid Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
It's tricky, because both those emotions look quite similar. Except with boredom, you can exaggerate it. Thanks, I'm happy you like it!
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:iconnekoshappiness33:
nekoshappiness33 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconinulaplz:  Your welcome!!
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:iconpebbleshy:
Pebbleshy Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Lunaaaa :D Beautiful work, she looks a bit bored... poor Luna must be lonely at night.
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:iconmick-o-maikeru:
Mick-o-Maikeru Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
 Luna is so cute and the scene is so beautiful!
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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!
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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
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