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Moon's Lull

Luna joins the noir-ish alongside her sister piece: "Sun's Respite"

These pieces keep getting more and more shinies! The lighting stuff, not the stallion. Luna likes sparkly stuff I guess. Her hair sparkles already anyway, so what would a couple more do, right?

Trying to make this while having a bad case of horribly placed mouth ulcers/canker sores (one placed all the way back in the muscle folds of my tongue...), so I did speed through it a bit more, because these things have been tiring my muscles by making them constantly active due to irritation/pain. Basically, motivation to not take too long and get rest haha. But it's still an important piece to go along the others.

Planned print for Pacific Ponycon (and near future cons). Since Tabitha St. Germain will be there, I thought I'd make something new for her too since I did it for the others already. Even though technically I already had a Rarity noir-ish from a while ago. Now I got fresh stuff for the three VAs, though!

Luna's darker coat posed a new challenge I didn't really have with the previous ponies, since those were all pretty light coloured. But it's fun to have to think about how certain colours translate into greyscale. Although there's still a decent amount of flexibility/room for error.
I did keep her mane a bit simpler than Celestia's.

Now I have no idea if I'll do even more noir later on. Maybe, since I don't think you see it that often, and many did like the Rarity piece. And I'm familiar with greyscale anyway, so maybe I just have to cover this style for more posters right? Set myself apart amongst vendors.

Anyhow, hope y'all enjoy this little garden rest.

PS: An art timelapse video is eventually planned for this, with early access for Patrons. I got a couple others that are up first still.


Approx Time: ~6,5 hours
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Timelapse: youtu.be/VnqDlZx4Kvg
Moon's Lull [WIP] by AssasinMonkey


 
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Eonity's avatar
A friend of mine helped me get the print of this at the last BronyCon, and it now hangs proudly in my bedroom. :D
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Like an old time movie star, and a star in the sky. :)
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OMG I LITERALY LOVE LUNA THIS IS SO AWESOME IM SCREAMING IN MY HEAD RIGHT NOW AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
Unkownbrony52's avatar
This is beautiful. Outstanding job.
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ONE DOES NOT SIMPLY MAKE A PHOTO LOOK 3-D!
HyperDashPony's avatar
Took me a few views to notice the design of her necklace... nice touch am!
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Sharp foods like crisps give me ulcers, they are good at cutting my mouth xwx
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This is beautiful i wish i was as good as you 
Finn-The-FishBowl's avatar
Beautiful as always.
LunaMoonCustoms1212's avatar
Luna's hair makes no sense in the show, you do a good job of translating that into a more realistic look.
Duna364's avatar
Wow
Now if i was able to draw like this.
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You always impress me with such gorgeous and moving pieces. Princess Luna looks spectacular here. Her beauty shines as she casually dips her forehooves in the fountain and looks lovingly to the rest of the garden. You caught her best side, and her face is especially pretty with the softer smile and features. Her eyes dazzle, her wings are beautifully detailed and feel so warm and soft, and her mane is as elegant and ethereal as ever. Also, I truly love that lovely outfit she's wearing, especially with the cute wing accessories and that lovely choker with the charms. Her relaxed, natural pose speaks of contentment and joy.

 

The fountain is quite lovely too, with every stone in place and the lovely lilies floating gently as she absentmindedly swirls the surface. The rest of the flowers are really beautiful as well, and I like what we can see of the gate and then the wonderfully bright city lit up in the distance – all under a beautiful starry sky. Awesome work. Thanks for sharing.
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I'm loving this noir series you've been doing and this one being no exception. I think my favorite part is how bright it is, surprisingly. What gets me is how bright and light filled you've made the picture without making it excessive. You've made a nighttime cityscape come to life.
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This is so pretty
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Simply gorgeous! *o*
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Love the water effects!
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That necklace is clever
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Amazing work. She looks so gorgeous and majestic here.
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