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Wanted to finish this before I watched the new episode. 


Pen/paper. CS6


Nightmare trip by CosmicUnicorn



I AM EXCITED. 
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:iconunseenrealms:
UnseenRealms Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the hoof armor on Princess Celestia
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:iconbejeweledapples:
BejeweledApples Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Oh dear, it's Nightmare Moon against Princess Celestia...and it looks like NM is winning.

One of the details that I really like is the lack of ethereal flow in Celestia's mame and tail.
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ZombieFX Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014
like Rarity put it: dont be sucha drama queen 
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shade-the-cat Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Student Artist
I absolutely adore Celestia's mane!
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:iconsomafan12:
SoMaFan12 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Student General Artist
So lovely, you did a beautiful job with the effects and the posing, overall I give this a 10/10.
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:iconpepsi-coia:
Pepsi-CoIa Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
get her tia!
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Mcnutty97 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
heavy
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:iconfoxpoppy:
foxpoppy Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist
Can't believe you drew that its so amazing
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:iconthegreendome:
TheGreenDome Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
"We were meant to rule together..."
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:iconurabi91:
urabi91 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. Well done portraying the emotions! (I couldn't do that if I tried for months)
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:iconthundergalaxy:
thundergalaxy Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student General Artist
Celestia is crying ):
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thundergalaxy Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student General Artist
Just amazing, what a emotional and epic work.
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Catiacaterina Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Poor Celestia. She was forced to banish her own sister to the moon. Really Sad  But the good thing is: princess Luna turned back to good and she and Celestia are close as before. holding hands 
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TanukiTagawa Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
A awesome and thrilling scene ! :excited:
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:iconcaldwin:
Caldwin Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
Awesome. I just love how this back story has inspired so much art and fan fics. This is really beautiful.
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:iconstarhorse:
Starhorse Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
I spy Doré! Nice homage! I like the way you do their manes. 
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:iconhurricanesparky:
HurricaneSparky Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
Recently got internet back so I could check my dA (been about 50 days). Got the chance to catch the premiere and loved that they filled in Nightmare's transformation scene in.
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TomFraggle Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
Looks amazing!
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Davey-the-6th-moon Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Student Writer
A very dreary feeling here, with some lovely colours!
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:iconwitec:
witec Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
Pretty amazing precognition you got goin' on there.
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:iconthebamas:
TheBamas Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Itsgood put like I always say to all other artist  higer grafic it Will looks better ..
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:iconsomebody12345:
Somebody12345 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
I longed very much for your art! Glad to see it, hope for more to come :)
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Fairy-Slayer Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
Ouch, I can imagine the heartbreak and fear Princess Celestia is feeling when she realizes what's become of her sister. It had to be quite a shock, and I'm sure the riding crops of harmony were the last thing on her mind until she at least had a chance to talk to Luna/NMM. The stormy night outside the old castle or temple wall. (Architecture came a long way in the next millennium.) It was a horrible evening in every way.
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:iconphenometron:
Phenometron Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
Truly terrifying and sad.
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:iconisikainova:
Isikainova Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's pretty much what happened, awesome job!
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nateman747 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013   General Artist
This is -pardon the pun- very stellar work! Keep it up!
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:iconcosmicunicorn:
CosmicUnicorn Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
I love puns. 
:lol:
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Nanorider426 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
I'll say! *thumbs up* and /)
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:iconk4nk4n:
K4nK4n Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
This is very beautiful.
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StoneHot316 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
KILL IT WITH FIRE!
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:iconmissluckychan29:
MissLuckychan29 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
....If you kill "it" then Harmony is lost and all the ponies and every animal on that planet dies and its just a space rock
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Akernis Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That looks amazing, very fitting as well.
Love the perspective between them, really captures ethereal that feel of the scene, even if you painted it before seeing the episode itself :)
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BillySymphony Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
This reminds me of a similar painting, but I can't remember what it was called.
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:iconcosmicunicorn:
CosmicUnicorn Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
I was studying Gustave Doré.
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elgregorPL Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
Since I already did it, I might share it as well: sta.sh/0i0lejvlooi
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GUILLE832 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
Amazing job! Your style is awesome, as always, and it really suits this situation :)
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quiet-victories Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Student General Artist
likes
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Dragonstar1278 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
Lovely as usual.
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DeJiKo07 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
*fight
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DeJiKo07 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
This looks beautiful! It really captures the atmosphere of the figth between Celestia and Luna!
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Pri1ncessLuna Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Well I can probably guess that this was inspired by the season premiere today and I have to say that this is quite impressive! First of all I am really loving the character designs on this as well as the way that you integrated them into the gorgeous atmosphere that you created. It as if you can look at this piece and feel the night! I also love the cools colors and how extremely well they coexist with the lovely lighting and shading! They both add so much depth and the intensity created by this piece is breathtaking! This is a truly incredible piece and I would love to see much more! Great work! Kind regards, Princess Luna
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CosmicUnicorn Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
Thank you! 
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NeonRedWings Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing!
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Armameteus Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013   Writer
Love the dark tone and sombre atmosphere. Crestfallen Celestia really speaks a lot in regards to her body language and the usage of the oppressive shadows at her back. And I see that single tear; makes my heart ache. Nightmare looks rather simple but that may just be because of her distance from the focal point of the image. Her aggressive stance and dusky features give her a very imposing appearance though; very fitting for the scene. I'm also really drawn to the way you made their manes sparkle so vibrantly, even with the tone being so dark. It creates a very, well, magical appearance and helps to highlight all the flowing, sweeping curls, giving Celestia an essence of majesty even in her fallen form and Nightmare a dynamic, charged feel, as though she's simply boiling over with power and rage. Altogether, a very powerful scene.
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CosmicUnicorn Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
Thank you for the beautiful words. :heart: 
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:iconderyoshi:
deryoshi Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
I really like her mane!
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schneelocke Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
Oh, I love your interpretation of this encounter. And the lighting on Celestia's great - as are the stars in her mane and tail.

At first I thought that the left side of the picture was a bit empty, perhaps calling for more ominous clouds and lightning and all that sort of thing, but looking at it now I think the picture's actually showing a moment of deceptive quiet - the eye of the storm, the moment where the world seems to stand still before all hell breaks loose. So it actually works out very well this way. :)
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CosmicUnicorn Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
Thank you for the kind words. 
I was trying really hard to get the light right. 

"Deceptive quiet... eye of the storm" and a world standing still is what I was shooting for; I'm glad you see it too. 
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SeriousJupiter Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
Stunning work. :iconbravoplz:
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disneyland1052 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
the episode was amazing :D
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