But the moon might never, truly shine" - LuleMT, A poem for the lonely moon
I always thought Luna felt like this, and I love showing this side of her ( althought its mostly something I imagine )
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She wanted the popularity and fame of her sister yet at the same there was the allure of the night with its peace and quiet and Luna does come off as a very private pony.
Still love your works.
The Princess of the Night looks amazing, and her loveliness shines even more even with the deep-seated sadness she's feeling. First off, her more-realistic form helps kick up the emotional side too while also carrying so many textures and highlights which give her great depth and charm. The lighting plays a big role too, with the sweet glow of the obscured moon behind her and then her other side lit up by the dimmer yellow of the sun… perhaps a mix thinking about her sister but fading because of her own mood? (…or maybe I'm just reading way too much into it. I'm too good at that.)
In any case, this is all the more touching for its beauty. The celestial background and tiny orbiting planets seem to make her feelings seem much "bigger," perhaps at least in her mind. Gorgeous work on her weathered crown and alternate collar, plus the silver moon charm is a sweet touch.
Thanks for sharing this tender moment of self-reflection and doubt; your poem for her is truly touching too. It makes me think how terribly empty even Nightmare Moon would feel if Celestia had been truly banished.
I really like the perspective. To show celestial bodys so small against Luna. The sun is draws my attention. Together with the poem it gets across your point.
To note an other thing. My brother was here as i saw it the first time. He said she looks like a stellar nebula- i must agree with him. She has something - ghostly, mysterious, beautiful ...