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"There can only be one princess in Equestria. And that princess will be ME!"

This piece was a doozy. First of all, line art. Nuff said about that. And secondly it changed style 3 times during the drawing process. So that was different. And lastly, I was gonna have blue fire all around her on the floor and stuff. But I forgot about that and now I don't want to add it any more.

Luna's style was inspired by :iconbleedman: Who made a Nightmare Moon piece as a commission.

Enjoy!
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:iconcorneliusoiwer:
Breaking this composition down, I'd begin by saying that it is lovely set piece. The perspective and consistency of the work throughout highlights a good technical skill and the image feels like an actual location. It's a great work, and one you should be proud of creating.

From a criticism standpoint:
-Luna's presence lacks imposing force. She's the focal point of the image, but the environment fails to reinforce her presence. A larger value range would assist in bumping up the contract around her, helping her to standout further.
-You mentioned that a sensation of anger was the theme that remained with you through the process. The piece has underpinning of angry feelings coming out of it, but those feelings feel muted both by our distance from Luna, and the impact that anger is having on her surroundings. Very little damage has been caused on the set.
Final Grade:
-Vision: 3/5: What you were going for is visible. Subtle touches like the statue weeping add to the mood and make for a nice visual. Not quite outstanding, but it does a good job.
-Originality: 5/5: I've rarely seen anyone do a piece from this perspective, or with this approach. Very different, very interesting, very video gamey. Your approach to what could have easily been a traditional piece wins you points here.
-Technique: 4/5 Nothing that you really don't understand or fail to execute. Good work on the execution front.
-Impact: 3/5: The image doesn't really jump out at you with its motion or contrast.
The stuff in it is subtle and that mutes the punch.

Conclusion: 4 out of 5. Good work!
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:iconmindmendereoin:
MindMenderEoin Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Student General Artist
Given this angle I'm reminded of an isometric RPG or something like that.  I would so love to play a top-down MLP RPG, have all sorts of epic quests and adventures and STUFF!  :icondurrhurrplz:
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:iconi-am-knot:
I-am-knot Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If it wasn't all cutesy wootsy I would probably play it as well.
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:iconiamli3:
iamli3 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
holyfuck.....
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:iconollaclenis:
OllaClenis Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Reminds me of Bastion, The room floating in a void all by its lonesome, The world beyond probably doesn't exist anymore.
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:iconnyerguds:
Nyerguds Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
Hee. I thought the same thing when I saw it :)
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:iconmissip:
MissIp Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
intense
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:iconcolorfullartist:
ColorfullArtist Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
awesome
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:iconi-am-knot:
I-am-knot Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you friend!
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:iconcolorfullartist:
ColorfullArtist Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
np
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:iconcorneliusoiwer:
CorneliusOiwer Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
What would you say was the goal of this piece? I guess what sort of theme or aesthetic or specific idea did you have in mind when you made this? That would give me an idea on how to critique this.
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:iconi-am-knot:
I-am-knot Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The only basic idea that didn't change during the process was anger. I wanted to draw an angry pony/horse. So I picked the scene just before Luna is transformed into NMM.
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:iconcolonelyeo:
ColonelYeo Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy.... :faint:

Brilliant work!
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:iconi-am-knot:
I-am-knot Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Don't pass out, Yeo!

Thank you.
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:iconsmokeybacon:
smokeybacon Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Detail is astounding!
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:iconi-am-knot:
I-am-knot Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yey!
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:iconzilvart:
zilvart Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome^^ good work keep it up^^
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:iconi-am-knot:
I-am-knot Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll do my best, thanks!
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:iconskpip:
SKpip Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This is really cool! I like the way the carpet is torn near the edge.
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:iconi-am-knot:
I-am-knot Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, needed to do something to balance out the picture. For something to happen on the other side of the "room". Glad you like it.
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:iconj4b:
J4B Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nicely done I say.
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:iconi-am-knot:
I-am-knot Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, I say back.
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:iconfixap:
Fixap Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
NICE!
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:iconi-am-knot:
I-am-knot Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^^
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:iconbb-k:
BB-K Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A nice point of view like from a game. :)
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:iconi-am-knot:
I-am-knot Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Isometric!
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:icondoughnutjoe:
DoughnutJoe Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
It makes me yearn for a good FiM RPG. :)
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:iconnafsi-chan:
Nafsi-chan Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOOH! Yeah GO LUNA!!
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:iconi-am-knot:
I-am-knot Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah Luna, just go, leave! We don't want you here!

Or maybe you meant the other "go".
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:iconnafsi-chan:
Nafsi-chan Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm I have a feeling our Princess of Darkness won't be too happy with your previous response..
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:iconjdts7:
jdts7 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome job!

Reminds me of Bastion........ponies+bastion.....WHY ISN'T THIS A THING?!
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:iconi-am-knot:
I-am-knot Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Due to intellectual property.

Thanks!
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:iconmymetalpony:
MyMetalPony Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Professional Writer
Narrated by flutterguy!
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:iconi-am-knot:
I-am-knot Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I second this idea!
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:iconkarmajinx:
KarmaJinx Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014   General Artist
This is amazing!
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:iconi-am-knot:
I-am-knot Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconkarmajinx:
KarmaJinx Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014   General Artist
I love the pose she's in. And I LOVE how her mane looks like
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:iconweirdponyguy:
WeirdPonyGuy Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
It's so isometrically beautiful.
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:iconi-am-knot:
I-am-knot Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Isometrically beautiful...*tastes the word*... I like it.
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:icondarthwill3:
DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconbtasjokerlaughplz:
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:iconi-am-knot:
I-am-knot Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, you joker.
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:icondarthwill3:
DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Indeed, he is.
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:icondewlshock:
DewlShock Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I dunno, I think the line art could be improved. It's just not line-y enough, know what I mean.

...well that settles it. It's impossible to say something coherently negative about this.
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:iconi-am-knot:
I-am-knot Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I do know what you mean, however, there is only one thing worse than lines. And that is punk-ass deer!
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Sire-Sword Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That looks incredible man.
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:iconi-am-knot:
I-am-knot Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I try.
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:iconthedawnfire:
theDawnfire Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa, dat perspective!  This is a cool piece right here.
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:iconi-am-knot:
I-am-knot Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, thank you very much.
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:iconthecanadianpie:
thecanadianpie Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
Wow. I'v always loved your work but this is just incredible!! This looks like it was lifted out of the game Bastion.
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:iconi-am-knot:
I-am-knot Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A lot of people have mentioned that. I should really give that game a try.
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:iconaemeyer:
aemeyer Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
I would love to see Nightmare Moon being catapulted out of the castle with the trick throne.
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