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The Dark Side of the Moon by naboolars The Dark Side of the Moon by naboolars
"...Everything under the sun is in tune
but the sun is eclipsed by the moon"
-"Eclipse" by Pink Floyd


Nightmare Moon from the wonderful My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. I think this picture takes some of its style and feel from The Last Unicorn, which was lurking in the back of my mind. Drawn in Photoshop Elements.
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Party-Animal-axv Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would make the head a little bit bigger. Otherwise I love this! :D
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RosalieNL Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wonderfull how you have made this!
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thundergalaxy Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Student General Artist
Very beautiful!
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andreas75490 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist
Astonishing. ^^
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BrokenDreams0 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
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Well Well Well
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shadowman131 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
Dane, just seeing this now, and wow. Well done, this is incredible :)
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naboolars Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm so glad you like it :)
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ZeldaSonicCat Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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ManintheArmor Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
A combination of both beauty and awesomeness, worthy of being an object of worship. A shame we will never see this aspect of Luna again, or explore the circumstances leading to her imprisonment.
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DashieMoulinRouge Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student Writer
Stunning.
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YamiKariShadow6 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012   Digital Artist
KOOL!
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schneelocke Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Ooooh, what a beautiful picture. And I love the Pink Floyd quote to go with it; it's so fitting.
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XaleManix Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
... I need this picture with a beam of white light going through her from the left and coming out on the right as a rainbow. Thank you.
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MairusuPawa Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Hello naboolars!

By any chance, do you have a 19201080px version of that picture? I'd love to include it in the MyLittleKaraoke project ([link])
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Thanks!
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naboolars Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Would you just want the one I use on the YouTube video with the words and stuff? Or a reformatted version of this particular picture?
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MairusuPawa Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
Hi! Preferably with no text, as this might interfere with the on-screen HUD and lyrics. :D
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naboolars Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, I get it. If I get some time, I'll put one in my dA scraps.
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MairusuPawa Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
Awesome! Thanks!
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wingedD20 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
A little dark(black on black) but much love for this pic
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naboolars Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, I wasn't sure how to get around that issue, but I'm glad you like it!
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wingedD20 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
Maybe a glowing outline?
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EmberDash Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
How did you do all that amazingness in Photoshop Elements!!!
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naboolars Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :) Well, it's not the best program for drawing, but I used a tablet, and I redrew all the lines a couple times to get them straight. For coloring, I used the blur, burn, and dodge a lot. And there were around a dozen layers. But mostly, I just spent a ton of time on it.
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EmberDash Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Awh thats so amazing! I wish I had a tablet, what kind do you have?
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naboolars Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's an older Wacom Bamboo tablet. The drawing surface is a little less than 4x6 inches, so it's small, but waaay better than a mouse.
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EmberDash Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
Oh ok! I want to get a Wacom Bamboo Connect Pen Tablet it seems the most cheap and efficient, also do you have any tips on drawing? Mostly pony related.
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SirJames314 Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
Epic and trippy! :omg: I especially love your lighting in this piece. :love:
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Zarcos Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So pretty! I love how her mane is a sort of in-between of Luna's and Nightmare Moon's mane.
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iamli3 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
this never happens , and i mean never
im all a out the vgm , i hate songs with lyrics , they all sound like shit (with notable few exceptions) and more often cover up somewhat decent sounding music

but this song , this voice , as soon as i started signing i was just drawn in to the song , it practically overshadowed the music with it's shear vocal talent

i don't know who sang this , but they can sign for all my luna songs any night.......
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Priceless911 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
this is a beautiful side of Nightmare Moon that we never knew existed. grate work
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larsrichard Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wish you would put this on both side of your YT channel.
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larsrichard Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hope you put this entire piece up on each side of your youtube channel page. Great work...
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breaksystembse Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Student General Artist
:+fav: and Subbed. :)
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Radu-B Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm just going to leave this here, right next to your amazing art: [link]
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Leafpoolknuxzer Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Wow, this is absolutely stunning! I love how graceful she looks, even though we know what she's feeling inside...
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naboolars Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I was definitely going for style over emotion, so it might not be completely representative.
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Khuur Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
The detailing in her armour, or whatever you would call it, is beautiful.
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naboolars Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! That part was fun.
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Khuur Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
You're welcome! I've always liked intricate details.
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BioMutt70 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
this is just sheer brilliance!!
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Okami-Dragon Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
This is very beautiful! Nightmare Moon looks so graceful here!
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belmor15 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
I love the tone of this picture, its very well done!
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ULTRADJ4EVER Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
the picture is so...shiny
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Duskfall11 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Student General Artist
I love it!
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sasukesis247 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a very beautiful piece. FAV~
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yeld Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Great work.
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Zekaire-Aquanimus Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely beautiful...
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cheetah13 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
she is just...beautiful
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Fboss90 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome
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naboolars Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! And for some reason, I really like your comment signature... :P
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