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the escape
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Published: November 10, 2011
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I'm overdue for a new badass Nightmare Moon piece...

So here she is bust'n out of the moon, ready to dish out some eternal night.



Had this laying around in a folder unfinished... I think I started it in the summer. Having some insomnia... so I decided to finish it off.
Two hours or so (to finish it).
CS3.



Yes, I will make wallpapers... but not right now.
And the reason it's extra wide, is because when I started it I had a dual monitor setup... So when I do make wallpapers, expect to see at least one for a dual display.


If you crop or resize it to use as your own personal wallpaper... please refrain from posting your modified versions elsewhere... or if you do it anyways, at the very least, cite your source (here). Or make a new "crappyunicorn.deviantart" stamp.




Creations by others inspired by this image:
- [link] a fanfic by ~MeaninglessArtist
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FoxyRainbow's avatar
FoxyRainbow|Hobbyist General Artist
So awesome...!! :hellyla: 
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BrutalityInc's avatar
"The stars are the keys to the gate, whereby the spheres meet.
Ponies rules now where She ruled once;
She shall soon rule where ponies rules now.
After summer is winter, after winter summer.
She waits patient and potent,
for here shall she reign again."

--- Final ramblings of earthpony Shade the Shadow-Priest, Cult of Nightmare Moon, before her execution.
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Spartangirl118|Hobbyist General Artist
Dish out some eterna night, huh? Well, I guess it's good that friendship is magic, right?
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DeilspaceGrist's avatar
DeilspaceGrist|Hobbyist Photographer
I really love this artwork! That being said however, I have an odd question:

If Luna broke out of the moon during a solar eclipse in the show, why does this show her breaking out during a lunar eclipse?
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CosmicUnicorn's avatar
I don't believe it was ever specifically stated that there was a solar eclipse... only that, "the stars will aid in her escape". It is a popular fanon idea though, that there was a solar eclipse.

In any case: artistic license *flashes badge*. Move along...

:p
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DeilspaceGrist|Hobbyist Photographer
Never mind about the question; the sun didn't rise until Nightmare Moon was defeated. *facehoof*
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TQK85's avatar
It there any chance, that you would be able to make this fit the resolution of 3960x1080?
I know it is an odd request, but I would LOVE to see this picture span across both of my screens! ♥
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TQK85's avatar
Sorry, I meant for 3840x1080 resolution
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Razmere's avatar
:iconzodplz: "FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!"
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cutemute34|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
... D: Epic!
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Priceless911|Hobbyist Writer
This is sooo ironic. this is how most of my fic takes place during Nightmare Moons Uprising
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AzureKaryu's avatar
Hm. Small image while searching=good.

Actual image=0.0
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GANGSTA-WOLF|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy.. This is just amazing
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egallyg's avatar
I kind of want this as a print.
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mmadhu94's avatar
Dear god man the epicness is too highasd;lfasdf
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Dragonstar1278's avatar
It's beautiful.
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Ask-WhillathePeacock|Hobbyist General Artist
BADASS INDEED.
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Alexanderan's avatar
WOW!!! You are the best artist i've seen so far in my time in DA . Here you go :winner:
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CatoMaletous's avatar
Finally our true queen shall be free!
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Frissa-Roofshadow|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Luna is the most awsome pony (imho) and this is just too (Insert yet to be invented superlative thats good enough)
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SPITFIRE118xxx's avatar
Nice story idea
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Akili-Amethyst|Professional Digital Artist
Your gallery is too epic for me. I think my heart stopped.
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Ten101's avatar
Seriously amazing, just like all your work
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XxEeveeStarxX's avatar
SUPER LONG HAIR!!!! lol
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