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Don't go to sleep. by Lopoddity Don't go to sleep. by Lopoddity
gosh i draw luna so much it's almost like she's my favorite pony

she's like pony dream slenderman, no wonder everypony was scared shitless when nightmare moon came back. I bet she was up in their dreams like pony Freddy Krueger before she got punted to the moon

I experiment a lot with digital media, and while it usually results in soul crushing failure, this is an experiment that went... kinda right. I was trying to throw a show-style pony into a naturalistic painted background and then blend the pony in with gentle shading. And it sorta worked, I'll try it out again.

might scrap later, background is shamelessly ripped off from a photo
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flamingranibow Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2018
sleep sounds good and is good
SrDem Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
SPONGEBOB: whats she doing?

PATRICK: she's just standing there menacingly!!!!!
Crescent-Minor Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This is both beautiful and creepy ...
Trekkicat Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
hauntingly beautiful
purplecruiser Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2016
"Darkness rules the nighttime,
With glittering bits of stars above.
I am a wandering pony soul,
With no one left to love.

The moon is dark; I cannot see,
Is there anyone who can guide me?
I am scared, and all alone,
And so dreadfully far from home.

Alas, a pony comes to me!
With eyes aglow like twin blue moons,
She seems intimidating, taller than I!
With a horn for magic and wings to fly!

Horn aglow with radiant light,
She smiles at me, a welcome sight.
I sigh in relief, company at last!
She guides me out of the woods,
My fears put away in the past.

I call her 'Luna',
She calls me 'friend',
And asks if I would come again.
I smile as I reply, 'Yes, of course!',

And that is how I made a new friend,
In the spooky moonlight woods.
Pomalong Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Operatoer Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015
AY YO RUBY CHILL (F2u icon) 
doodlemuze Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
i never realized you drew this...
it's my phone background! did someone steal your work, or did you consent for people to use it as a background?
Dowlphin Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I guess it's OK in the fan art realm as long as no money is being made with it.
What does apparently happen though is that some people make others assume it is their work:…
(The usual dA proper-crediting issue.)
miss--eIephant Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, guess I'm staying up.

It's almost 4 am here, by the way.
Gp3119 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015
"Let me carry the lantern for a while, woodsman. Rest, perhaps even...dream".

Ok, maybe it's not that fresh to compare them, but I got vibes of "over the garden wall in this.
SilentPrincessIda Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Geez luna, you give ppl nightmares!
BSCassell Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Whats ppl
SilentPrincessIda Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
sabrina20000 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is absolutely gorgeous! Very well done! :D
SilverMuttt Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That picture really reminds me of slender!
FeanorKelsick Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014
Love it! So much atmosphere!
clockworkscar Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i love this more than I probably should
TheBlueDreamMaker Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This kinda freaks me out but it is still cool!
kirbymaster8 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
avert your eyes!!!!
kirbymaster8 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
Luna us Slendermare! :iconlunamadplz::ghost: 
kirbymaster8 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
is not us oops...
Clockspur Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
J25TheArcKing Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

I love the scenery, so dark and it's perfect for Luna! She reminds you of Slenderman or Freddy Krueger huh... She reminds me of Siegfried (Luna) and Nightmare (Nightmare Moon) from Soul Calibur, the series.

HaloArt117 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing.....fits here "nightside" perfectly. :D
tomayto Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you think you could finish this piece? As in add in the shoes, crown and tail? I just realized this could make an awesome background for a smartphone or something. Either way, something to think about.

Hope you notice this lowly suggestion!
Lopoddity Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Maybe. I've been looking to post some creepy pony stuff for Halloween. :)
Gittons Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
luna is the most interesting by far, she can be goofy, fun and silly or series, dark and scary.
That1MegaLeaFan Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Come little children, I'll take thee away...
blinkingstarBS Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
its so pretty *twinkle in my eyes*
rainbowfires Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Student General Artist
This very well may be the second or third best luna drawing I've seen so far :heart: but... she seems to be missing a tail?
Lopoddity Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you.:) She is missing her tail...and hoofshoes, and tiara. This was just a color/layout experiment, I had no idea so many people would like it, otherwise I would've been much more elaborate.
rainbowfires Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Student General Artist
Well it's an awesome experiment, I love the style, and I'm looking forward to any other artworks like this, I would fave it again if I could:D wait... did I fave it? :iconpinkiegaspplz: oops, I forgot.. it's never too late though :icontwilightblushplz:
xXEmperorBotzXx Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Student Artist
No thanks,imma go to bed.
u-ok-england Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
-'come little children' plays in the background mysteriously-
well good thing princess luna is my favourite pony
Lopoddity Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Actually, when I first saw the initial animatic of Children of the Night, I thought Luna was dropping the children at the end, which seemed so sinister and horrifying-and somehow poetic?
Pwney Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That would have been hilarious.
u-ok-england Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's anotheer way to think...

But I dunno why she would do that if she were singing to them and leading them to her 'garden of shadows' so that the little foals and bucks would grow strong and much more happy under the kingdom ruled in secret under the night by Princess Luna.

Idek,I really like Princess Luna also,so.


Nevermind. I suck at talking.
Kaya-the-collie Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Luna is pony  slender men hands down
1scourge1 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Student General Artist
The title…I can almost hear her plea
'Don't go to sleep. please, enjoy my moonlight…I want you to. Don't go to sleep now.'
Lopoddity Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I like that idea. And the pony seeing this would be like DAH WHAT THE FUCK GET AWAY
KittyKatLikeThat Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
the title of this made me realize that luna could be a GREAT freddie cruger (of however you spell it)
DoughnutJoe Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
A beautiful and atmospheric picture. I love how it is all done in shades of blue.

And I can imagine what it must have been like even before she became Nightmare Moon. You're having a perfectly nice dream, walking along through the forest, orchard or wherever, when out of nowhere that thing comes dashing at you screaming
:iconlunamadplz::iconsaysplz:WHY WON'T YOU LOVE ME!
Natsumushi Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
awesome piece! The phrase "shhh, go to sleep." comes to mind. ^-^
gylfy Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love love love this!! I'm also very jealous of those trees. Which I can't do. To save my life.
bilybobjoe12356 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
buttercup234 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
jane the killer or luna the killer
Guisey Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Don't go to sleep.
You won't wake up.
IGame101 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Herobrine/Slenderman anyone?
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