Silent and watchful, Luna bore the mantle of the night because she feared her sister could not.
While it was true the night held beauty, it also was where the monsters would hide from the sun. Only she was willing to take up the night and all the evils that came with it.
The night was vast. Echoes from beyond the stars reverberated of ancient powers and terrors, possibly echoes of the gods themselves, cryptic and mysterious, shrouded in black-- The darkness that Luna would stand against all night, every night, would stare into its face and never blink once, forever a guardian against the evil she could call down. Tireless. Unwavering.
She's the hero Equestria deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So we'll shun her, because she can take it. Because she's not our hero. She's a silent guardian. A watchful protector. A Dark Knight
*50k pageviews!* I hope this suffices for something... School has gotten in the way so much.
Inspired by Whisper Sun, Silent Moon, and Mandopony's song "I am no Hero".
Warrior Luna is best Luna.
1080p for wallpaper use.
(Props again to the MLPDrawingSchool for offering advice.)
On this night, we gaze up to the sky and wonder at the stars sparkling high. For this is the night, pristine, everlasting The moon shines down, its rays ever casting And henceforth, the night serenely fades away in favor of a longer, brighter day.
I've been waiting six months to make this one. It was interesting trying to match [link] while utilizing six months of new tricks. Or maybe I just haven't developed that much. I hope that's not the case.
And so concludes the Solstice set, albeit a very small set indeed. As the heavens cycle, so shall I see you all in the new year. Have a wonderful holiday and a happy new year.
It's you, Celestia. It's always been you. You look right through me. I was only ever there for your convenience, wasn't I. I was only there when you wanted to see me. Well tell me, Celestia. Do you see me now?
I've had an idea for an animation for some time, probably since I originally depicted these two. Lacking the skill or resources to make it happen, stills will have to do.
I know there's a lot of discussion about exactly what Nightmare Moon is, but allow me to explain my notion. Nightmare moon is, to me, a part of Luna's mind, part of her but separated. Fueled by her sorrow and her fury, everything that compounds those feelings makes the nightmare stronger, the voice getting steadily more powerful until, one night, it overcomes her rational thought. And from there, it's only a downward spiral.
I loved this concept. I HAD to draw something with it. I just absolutely loved the idea of Luna helping calm other ponies' nightmares especially since she was once the biggest nightmare herself once upon a time. This episode gave me SO much more respect for the Princess of the Night.
That I'd rather stay awake when I'm asleep. Pf, you know the words.
A re-draw of that old Fireflies thing I did April of last year. Around 11 months of drawing ponies later. I'm so glad that Friendship is Magic kept me drawing in a period where my imagination literally died out. This time last year was a bit difficult for me and my motivation and inspiration dried up, but ponies kept the drive to draw going. Although a large bulk of my work for the past year has simply been fanart, and the original stuff is just boring lifeless rubbish for school, I'm very glad and grateful for these ponies. I've learned a lot simply by gawking in awe at the works the other fanartists have created, so thank you to you guys too for sharing your gorgeous pieces and helping me learn! Not quite sure I'm where I wanna be yet, but gonna keep working at it. ^u^
This thing has been floating around for a short while. Figured it was time to update. xP
I'm not completely happy with the way Luna looks overall but the colours were pretty fun to play with. The idea I had in my mind initially was that perhaps she was taking a stroll on her first night after fully "recharging" from the Nightmare Moon fiasco and remembering that there were always those who did enjoy the nighttime after all. Or something like that. xP Yay buggy friends.