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Luna, Umbral Matriarch of Equestria by MythicHex Luna, Umbral Matriarch of Equestria by MythicHex
Time to for some Moonbutt fanart!

So, while kicking back and relaxing the other day my mind drifted onto My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and it dawned on me that the show has been airing for over half a decade now. That is an exceptional run for a cartoon and even now it continues to be pretty good. Sure it's had it's downsides, but it's also had some incredibly endearing moments. In addition to that it has some fantastic world building and it's been quite charming to see these pastal colored equines develop and change over the course of the show.

Now I have my favourites and opinions on why and, while I would say I'm more of a follower of ol' Sunbutt Celestia, Luna has had a handful of fun episodes and some interesting character development herself. I'd never really given doing fanart of her a really bash so I decided it was about time. I feel like I'm proficient enough to do her some justice. Besides I'd already done one for Celestia so why not complete the set of the original two Princesses?

If you like this you may like:
Celestia, radiant monarch of Equestria by MythicHex Pokemon-Amie by MythicHex Taking a Breather by MythicHex Get up and, pokemon, GO! by MythicHex 
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einsman Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
I'd love to have a print of this and the celestia one, and put them facing either face to face or back to back!
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MythicHex Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep that was kind of their intent, I love them both and thought they would look good next to each other!
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FriendshipIsHorses Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2016  Hobbyist
It's nice that you took the time to give subtle variations to the texture of Luna's skin/fur, and everything else as well. Makes it look all painterly. One thing I think she could really benefit from is more contrast -- darker darks, you know? She is princess of the night, after all. Good painting, would view again. Probably will on account of it showing up in the comment sections of everyone who liked my stuff, thereby prompting this little visit. I guess people who like my work tend to like yours as well? It's a small world.
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MythicHex Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the crit! And you're not wrong! Contrast is something I'm working on in general it's probably the thing most responsive for making art "pop". Particularly in my earlier pics it was far too soft. It's of particular importance to me as I love working with light and shadow and tend to draw a lot of reflective surfaces like latex. And I'm glad you like it! As for folks liking similar stuff, well like most fanbases "if you draw it, they will come" and I tend to draw a variety of stuff, whatever my current interest is. So I inadvertently cast a wide net. Double edged sword though as I'm sure it repels as much as it attracts.  
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FriendshipIsHorses Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2016  Hobbyist
Finding a balance can be hard. I often shade much too faintly, myself, because light and shadow are esoteric mysteries to me and if what's supposed to be the same color starts to vary too much then up becomes down, order becomes chaos and squirrels start conversing in Japanese.

And yeah, a lot of your work is gonna be lost on people who aren't super into inflatable pool toys and what-have-you, but if you're not drawing what you like then what's the point anyway?
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Niuray-Hitware21 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
 i like the colors *o* , soo cool C:Clapping Pony icon: Nighty Moon 
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MythicHex Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Why thank you! Glad you like it!
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