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Lunar Divide by AssasinMonkey Lunar Divide by AssasinMonkey
Another quick thingy, quicker than Celestia's piece. To which this a follow up for. Even though I didn't plan to do both when I made 'Celestial Harmony' hehe, but I think worth it right?

Nightmare Moon's colours, oh my, she's like the opposite of Celestia in terms of coat. So dark. At least there was enough to have a contrast with it like the eyes and armour pieces. Plus I used her mane as well, which I used as an excuse for the ring-o-magic.

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Lunar Divide [WIP] by AssasinMonkey
Celestial Harmony
Celestial Harmony by AssasinMonkey
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Your choice of color is excellent, and your shading and blending is quite good. I like your attention to detail like the saliva coming from her mouth and the metal of her armor (the lighting, dents, and molding). The feathers look very soft and are layered very well.

I think that her mane should be better defined and more detailed because it looks like a blob of color that only blends with the background. As for the background itself, I would like to see something else besides a solid color scheme. I think that maybe the outline of the Everfree castle or maybe the night sky and moon. Better yet, the eclipse that Luna/NM caused when she refused to lower the moon.

Overall: I love this picture. It's one of the best I've seen.
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Citron--Vert Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I feature your wonderful deviation here
AssasinMonkey Dec 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the heads up and the feature! :)
Keithsterling Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful piece of work
SydneyitsSydneyYo Nov 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
Wow....your work is amazing.
I don't have much difference to say here concerning Celestia's piece. The one thing I do like here is it's a little brighter, so some of the detailing, like the feathering on her wings, can show through a little bit better. On this pic it works, however, I will say I'm glad you went with the lighting you did on the previous piece because it keeps the dark tone to it then.
NicolasDominique Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome work xd
That's quite an intense way to leap out from the clouds and scare the bejeezits out of some unfortunate pony. Great work on the vicious face and especially those sharp pointy teeth. (Telling her to "Bite Me!" is out of the question.) Of course her helmet and that sharpened horn, along with the tremendous and strong wingspan, make quite an impression too. If the technology existed then I'm sure many ponies would gladly install glow lamps rather than complain too much. At least there wouldn't be sunburn anymore. ;)
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Nightmare Moon looks awesome!
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