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Luna's Moon by illuminatiums Luna's Moon by illuminatiums
It's her duty to never sleep at night.


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For some reason, this picture reminds me of Children of the Night.

It's always nice to see pictures with the Princesses being more leisurely, kicking off all that regalia they always seem to be wearing. It gives a sense that they're just relaxing and not having to worry about their usual royal duties. Maybe there's something about the night that makes it easier to make such serene images.

I do have to wonder why Luna's mane is a mix of her season 1 and season 2 styles though. Did you initially want it in season 1 style and then switched later on and forgot to remove her mane? I also find it curious Luna is resting on a pile of hay, rather than in her bedroom or something.
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A very beautiful piece of work.

Luna is very rarely seen in such a style. Her hair seems disheveled, and her figure is overall much less Alicorn-y. The eye lines have a curious two-fold effect: They remove the veil of "Perfect Alicorn Princess" and they remind the viewer that Luna is actually thousands of years old. The view is also unique, on a rooftop of a nondescript barn or commoner's house.

One thing that could use work is on the background. The style isn't quite as clean as Luna, or the starry sky. I would almost suggest a third-party background behind the immediate rooftop that Luna is on.

I'm also a stickler for show style. Usually, I'd comment on the snout, as the royals have longer, thinner, more ladylike features. In consideration of the attempt to lift the facade of a perfect goddess, however, the "commoner" snout makes sense.

The originality is a little marked down to me as well because, "oh jeez, its another Luna staring at the moon" was my initial reaction when I saw the thumbnail. The full picture blew me away, though!



This is really an outstanding picture. I love the small touches, such as the "z's" floating up from the chimney. As I said, the drawing does not show luna in the perfect, royal state we are accustomed to. This has both positive and negative results.
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Crusadier Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015
Nice
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mlpfire23 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015
Anyone else wondering why the fuck he is not making anything else
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LJ-ATCTION-360 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015
 beautiful!
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jmkplover Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
poor luna. that's gotta be a lonely life for her.
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RainbowRocks02 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
hmm, the lines below her eye makes her look sleepy... but this is one fine piece of art sir!
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CumuloSpark27 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like the way you have drawn Luna relaxing while she is looking at the moon. She looks very peaceful.
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bobricknelson Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Student General Artist
You should draw her with coffee in the morning!! :D
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:iconkalluspony:
KallusPony Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Student General Artist
Awesome
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:iconsonic-fan17:
Sonic-fan17 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This' beautiful!
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Duna364 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful
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:iconphenometron:
Phenometron Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014
Luna looks pretty tired herself.
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:iconnafsi-chan:
Nafsi-chan Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooh poor Luna...:( (Sad)  She needs a hug.Huggle! 
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:iconreimx:
Reimx Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Beautiful art :D (Big Grin) 
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:iconluna-soresodthe:
Luna-Soresodthe Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Luna looked at the moon in the sky on the roof, but it is a lonely and beautiful paintings (good art) Heart 
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schorpioen007 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
Nice job ^^
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Dragunityking1 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
Such... subdued beauty in this. I love the way you drew her to be tired but stoic, and I also like the little touches like the houses and stars but seriously, this is a very beautiful representation of Luna... Please draw more.
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EquinoxJoy Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Lovely. You may want to check out my contest. :)
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:iconilluminatiums:
illuminatiums Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whatever, Lunas Moon beats it all!
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Reactor33 Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
You rock, man. You are so  amazinga at drawing! :D I especially love your Princess Luna drawings. And that's coming from a guy, who's never been a big Luna fan. However, you've made me one! :D

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illuminatiums Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
shhhhhh, it will be all ok. 


(puts spiky strapon for special occasion.)
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KawaiiEmo1000 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OH GOD *runs away*
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Tarascus101 Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
In my opinion you are the best Princess Luna creator. Respect. ♥♥♥♥♥+♥
Brohoof
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illuminatiums Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks:D
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Runoratsu Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist
Hah, when I just saw this linked on EQD, I wanted to fav it, and google led me here… only to find I had already fav'ed at some point before.

Now how can I do so again?… :P
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:iconreactor33:
Reactor33 Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
Make a ton of collections on your DA Account, and put it in each of them :D
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:iconrunoratsu:
Runoratsu Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist
Not a bad idea :D
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:iconreactor33:
Reactor33 Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
I actually did this :P
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Jdubsisbestdubz Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMN THATS AWESOME!!!
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Dragonf123 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Student Photographer
nice
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artwarrior1985 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Student Artist
JunglePony you are a talent. I've commented on your art before but darn. You know how to keep us Bronies entertained that's for sure...:happy: awesome smiley animated 
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Multiverse13 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
She needs more nighttime friends.
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:iconequinoxjoy:
EquinoxJoy Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm writing a fanfic 'Friendship at Midnight' just for her. Wanna help?
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:iconmultiverse13:
Multiverse13 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
Sure, I have a good imagination. I'll see what I can come up with. What are the details on the story so far?
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TheWanderer93 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
Are there going to be more sexy pone?
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ShadowMark-182 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
When will you be creating more new sexy artwork of ponies?
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:iconilluminatiums:
illuminatiums Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I will try to draw some after my school stuff.
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ShadowMark-182 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
I was thinking about seeing Coco Pommel wearing stripy socks and hi-cut string bikini panties while lying down on her back much like Fluttershy, because I totally would love to see that one soon.
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Jdubsisbestdubz Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
BWAHHAHAHAAHAHAHAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!
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Growlie26 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pretty!
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Genie-Dragon Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Come Little Children Come!
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pokemonrjg Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
I am really liking this picture of Princess Luna. Well done. In fact, I like it so much that I set it up as my desktop wallpaper. :D
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Stickeelion Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
that holy resolution! ^_^
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:iconaskmerisstheskeletal:
me: p-princess luna? why don't you sleep at night?
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:iconmalvolio21:
Malvolio21 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
:iconprincesslunaplz::iconsays3plz:It is my duty to keep watch over Equestria during the night hours.  This is why I'm eternally grateful for the invention of Mr. Coffee.
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me: but you look tired
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:iconmalvolio21:
Malvolio21 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
:iconprincesslunaplz::iconsays3plz:I appreciate your concern, but it is not a problem for me.  If you want to help, you could try to get the parents of Equestria to stop allowing their foals to watch all those monster movies.  It gets frustrating having to enter the dream realm and soothe so many nightmares.
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me: yeah, i think i could make a movie rating system... is there? (in this rp there isn't one *yet*)
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Flarex315 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
Must've been a rough day.
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Wesdaaman Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Student General Artist

Very nice, my friend.

 

Sort of reminds me of a night setting in my original series, The Chronicles of Gadooa

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ToldenNightMare Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
Luv it :3 And it's so smexy!!
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