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So great was her reign and so brilliant her glory
That long was the shadow she cast
Which fell dark upon the young sister she loved
And grew only darker as days and nights passed


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Come into this night
When you're able
To undo your deeds
And atone with your lonely soul
Once you're into this night
All minds are stable
Forget all your needs
Lose the grip of all control


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l spent a long time on this one. Hope you guys like it. ^^ Let me know what you think.
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:iconfantasygirlxd:
FantasygirlXD Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Student General Artist
This work represents what happened so well! :3
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:iconvulpessentia:
Vulpessentia Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! 
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:iconsilnev:
Silnev Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014
she be creepin' through tha night...cool pic. 
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:iconwisp-on-paper:
Wisp-on-Paper Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Poetry and art combined to form a beautiful whole. Disturbingly lovely. ^^
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:iconthe-moonsorrow:
The-Moonsorrow Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Can I use this as the cover of a fanfic I'm writing on FIMFiction.net?
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:iconvulpessentia:
Vulpessentia Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Its already being used as a cover for something.
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:iconthe-moonsorrow:
The-Moonsorrow Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer

Oh, ok then.

Also, I think this is a good image. Gives one the feel of Carl Jung's archetypes of the 'Ego' and the 'Shadow'.

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:iconaallen1350:
aallen1350 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The Beauty...It's too much *burns from overexposure to beauty*
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:iconpinkietane:
PinkieTane Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful!
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:iconl-master:
L-MASTER Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
awesome 
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Soulymans-real-self Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just amazing and beautiful. Words can't describe what you have done here, only that this image brings out the feels. You are extremely talented and i can't wait to see more inspiring content. 
Sincerely, 
           Soulyman
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Akernis Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, wow :wow:
That looks wonderful :)
The background is almost entirely black, which is often a really hard thing to make look good. But you have managed to incorporate it into the rest of the piece gorgeously through the various dark and lighter shades and specks of light. 
Luna and Nightmare Moon are both amazingly done, I lover their opposing contrasts, Luna being light, soft and sorrowful blues and surrounded by darkness, while Nightmare Moon is painted in black and cold cyan and framed by sharp light.
Phenomenal work :) 
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DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know just the music for it: www.youtube.com/watch?v=9X3Jmb…
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AlicornBob Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Student General Artist
data fail. All I'm getting is a shattered image, pieces dispersed randomly, all with a green hue.

Something tells me I need to open less tabs at once...
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OliviaDoesPonies Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This reminds me of what I read somewhere about Nightmare Moon not actually BEING Luna, but TRAPPING Luna like a prison and taking her over, feeding off of her resentment for Celestia and the daytime, and fueling that anger as well. Might've also been what made Sombra evil.

Just saying this incredible art reminded me of that. Faved, commented and watching you for more.
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NightShadow154 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist
An interesting take on Luna's transformation, and very accurate considering what Lauren Faust had in mind when she came up with the concept for Nightmare Moon.
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I-Immolate-Darkness Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
This is Freakin' AWESOME.
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:iconz1y0n12:
z1y0n12 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
It's very bold ,megusta~
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:iconb3njy4262:
b3njy4262 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
Dark, eerie, beautiful. Very impressive!
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:iconfeanorkelsick:
FeanorKelsick Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
Very nice! Poor Luna :(
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:icontheimaginationnexus:
TheImaginationNexus Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, if you like Luna lyrics... :P


This place disgracefully tied to perversions I'd much
Rather... leave
Behind
Or set aside
The honor brought by those has faded slowly
On... its way
To now
As if it were in vain

Just keep my mind burning strong
Into the gaping emptiness I'll go
On my own


There's that. Maybe it's just me... But... 
:shifty: Singing 
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:iconvilcronos:
Vilcronos Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow is muy beautiful dreams impressive Luna Con Nightmore Moom ^^La la la la 
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IloveSparklez Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
Hay bro, Me and my friend are writing a song, and this pic goes really well with it, do you mind if we use it as art for the video?
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TobyTCT Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
That is awesome
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:iconvulpessentia:
Vulpessentia Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks
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:icon99fluffball:
99fluffball Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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:iconj4b:
J4B Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great drawing!
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:icontolkien125:
tolkien125 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
creo que es muy triste
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:iconpinkie-pie00:
Pinkie-Pie00 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
WOW it's verry AWESOOM!!!!!!
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GhostDragonSpirit Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know why I chose this one to ask on, but here's my question anyway. Has anyone ever felt that they wanted to change the mane and tail colors of their character? Because mine has orange hair with burnt ocre accents, and now I want to change them to black with maybe the same color of accents. Should I change them, or keep my original colors?
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Vulpessentia Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes
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:iconghostdragonspirit:
GhostDragonSpirit Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I forgot to mention that I'm doing a picture with my character and Rainbow Dash ballroom dancing, I'm just going to wait until I hear from you later. :)
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GhostDragonSpirit Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Like, as in change them, or keep them? Cause I'm just a bit confused.
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bilybobjoe12356 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
:O SLENDERPONY!
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:iconmrsmartusername:
MrSmartusername Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
i believe that is actually Nightmare Moon.
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:iconkeys501:
keys501 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
(Too great for words)
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:iconlordofsilense:
LordofSilense Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In the hindrance of your shadows, you must not try and hide other's light by your night.
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:iconkronoxus:
Kronoxus Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
It's profundly incredible
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:iconhilliard:
hilliard Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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:iconmyriadoffailure:
MyriadOfFailure Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow - this is amazing. I love the style you've used for Luna!
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:icongrimsparky:
GrimSparky Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
superb!
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:iconnightspherethgnostic:
This is beautiful, the contrast created by the dark spectre of Nightmare Moon looming over Luna's lighter tones is really impressive.
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:icon009-1:
009-1 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
Amazing =D
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:iconbreezzie:
breezzie Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Its very beautiful, you did marvelous job. :iconexcitedpinkieplz:
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:iconsorelstrasz:
Sorelstrasz Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this so much! :)
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:iconenmar123:
Enmar123 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
oooooh
now this is a nice piece
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:icondarkagumon2000:
Darkagumon2000 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
Very cool pic!
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CrucifyTheWolf Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I KNEW IT!I knew I noticed the Opeth reference!

My friend,you are brilliant,MORE brilliant for using an Opeth song as inspiration!
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:iconvulpessentia:
Vulpessentia Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yay another opeth fan! Thx ^-^
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:iconcrucifythewolf:
CrucifyTheWolf Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course :3.Good to see another Opeth fan!
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