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Princesses of Night and Day by SoraNoRyu Princesses of Night and Day by SoraNoRyu
Aaand... more Ponies! (Who'd have thought?)

This is the last one I'll need for my story; between this piece and the others like it, I now have everypony I need for chapter headers, and then some.


The manes gave me a lot of troubble this time; maybe I just lost my touch, but I guess it's more likely it's due to the fact that they're way to long and way to wavy. I'm more practiced with shorter, spiky hair or long, straight manes...
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jardape Featured By Owner May 26, 2014
Pretty but the angle placement of Luna's horn is little off.
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SoraNoRyu Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
As is Celestias.

Although personally, I would say it's the ears I should adjust to solve that issue.
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jardape Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
Celestia's horn looks fine.
Luna's horn should be more in line with her crown just like Celestia's.
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SoraNoRyu Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
Maybe it's the crowns that make the difference... but if you look at the ears, neither are placed quite right.

Oh well, nothing I can change now anyways, and I'd definitely pay more attention to horn-placement on any new pictures anyways. ^^;
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CigarsCigarettes Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
Loving it!
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SoraNoRyu Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
Thank You ^^
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xelianthought Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
Brilliant piece!
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SoraNoRyu Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
Thank You ^^
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MAYGONLUVSKITTENSLU Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Student
So creative. :3
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SoraNoRyu Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Thank you ^^
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Yasmeeeen Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
awesome
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SoraNoRyu Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
Thank you ^^
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KalahariMeerkatfan Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
I like Nightmare Moon/Princess Luna, but I do wish for the original ponies. And I do with the Birthday jewels at least got to debut (and Coconut Grove).

I do have a question. Does Princess Luna had a love interest or did? I saw another piece of heart that had a strange, creepy looking guy pony
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SoraNoRyu Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Well, I guess they have to come up with some new poinies for every generation, or loose copyright to te old ones over time? The ponies that are mostly drawn now are the ones from the current show, as the old ones weren't nearly as popular.

I don't know if Luna has any love interest; I don't think she does in the show, but some fan like to come up with sidestories themselves.
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KalahariMeerkatfan Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
I don't see why, the new ones don't seem any different then the ones I grew up with.

I don't know, but I saw a picture of her with some pony called Sombra, do you know who that is?
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SoraNoRyu Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
I guess it's something about the well-done animation of the new show, and the more action and humour filled stories?

Sombra is a new villain from Season3. We don't know awfully much about him, he's more a looming, centuries old evil that doesn't get to say much ^^;
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KalahariMeerkatfan Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
It seems more kiddish and at least they added new kinds, like the Griffon.

Is he more like a presence? Who knows, maybe he will have a bigger role as Season Three progresses.
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SoraNoRyu Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
I don't know the previous seasons that much, especially season three. I guess a lot of it is really just fear of the unknown - people have taken a great leap to start liking the new ponies, and with the old ones looking so different ... all just guesses, though.

Yes, Sombra is more like a malevolent fog.
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NourGwenn Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
I'm not familiar with MLP, but this picture's colours caught my eye. ^^ I really, really like the colour gradation of the background here, it's definitely one of the best background you've done on computer, if not the best. And their manes and tails... they look so soft! Almost like clouds. Multi-coloured clouds. Especially with this slight see-through effect. I don't know if it was already this way in the original design, but it's a nice addition. :)

The light of the sun and the glow of the moon are also well-rendered, and I like the fact that you went for a more original and dynamic variation of the "two characters opposing each other" type of picture (where they usually just stand in front of each other or face the viewer).

The only flaw I found is a minor one: the white princess' ears and crown are set in a 3/4 position, but her face is turned sideways. Also, shouldn't her horn be more aligned with her crown?
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SoraNoRyu Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
I can't really take much credit for the background, as it is one of the pre-set color gradients in GIMP. All I do is fit in into the background/pick the one that best compliments the foreground.

The manes did take some work, though. The only part that is actually transparent in the show is the lighter part of Luna's, but I like them better this way, even if it adds a little more difficulty to drawing them.

Doing the sun and moon was fun, but also rather easy - wich is funny because just a few years back, effects like that would have been completely beyond me XD


Funny thing is, I alwasy start with the face in side position, and then have the ears slightly apart anyways. I'd argument with the depht of the head usually, but in this case you're right, you should see the underside of her head in that position.

As for the horn... the horn placement is about the only point of complaint I have in the show's original art; It never really looks right, and I was never able to figure out how the crowns are placed behind it.
I should probably take a better look at the toys until I can get that right...
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Silver-Diamonds Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
wow what software is this
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SoraNoRyu Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
You mean the program I colored this with?

GIMP (Gnu Image Manipulator). It's free, just google the download :3

The lines were drawn with a black ballpaper on simple printing paper.
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Silver-Diamonds Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
oooh it is still cute
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SoraNoRyu Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Thank You ^^
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Dynamo115 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!!!! ^-^
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SoraNoRyu Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
Thank You ^^
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Dynamo115 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Have a good day! ^-^ <3
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TheoneYellow Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
SO CUTE X3
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SoraNoRyu Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Thank You ^^
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TheoneYellow Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
Your more than welcome.
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Attemborough Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
Brilliant!
The royal sisters are regal and beautiful in your artwork.
GJ!
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SoraNoRyu Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Thank You ^^

I tried my best to let them shine, even though this coloring style doesn't work as well as what I managed to do with others. (colored pencils, or just outline-free manes...)
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Thejboy88 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
Magnificent.
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SoraNoRyu Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Thank You ^^

(Yay! my first one-word comment that doesn not say 'cute'! I'm learning =D)
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