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The Night is Young by Zedrin The Night is Young by Zedrin
A digital painting of young Luna I did in about 1 hour 26 minutes.

I really like how this one came out, made sure not to make the same mistakes I made in my Celestia painting, yet at the same time it bugs me that I made those mistakes on Celestia. D: She's forever doomed to be second to Luna in my heart. ;-;

:iconprincesslunahappyplz: :iconsaysplz: "Haha! Sister, our favorites have been doubled compared to thou!"
:iconcelestiaunamusedplz: :iconsaysplz: "Hrmph. Looks like I have to pay some subjects a visit."

Moon pony is best pony.

Watch the accelerated stream of its creation here: [link]

Tumblr: [link]
Youtube: [link]
Livestream: [link]

I do a LOT of MLP art and animation, so if you like what you see, you should watch me!

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:iconswanofwar:
This is pretty impressive for a painting that took less that 2 hrs to make :) The pose is a difficult one to pull off, but you seem to have done it! The stars look great, except the ones below her seem to lose some of their perfection compared to the ones above her. "The Night Is Young" is a good title cause you chose to paint the younger version of her. I think your best detail in this are probably the feathers in her wings. You gave them each a clear shape and great shading. Feathers can be difficult to figure out how to place and how many to draw but you seemed to get that right :aww: Love the pose of her tail, mane seems a TAD awkward. Eyes look great. needs a little more shading under the ear where it would shadow on the hair. Horn is well shaded, but some of the lines on her horn are crooked.

Overall, for a speed painting, this is pretty darn good!
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Fairygirl144 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014
Wow!Clapping Pony Icon - Princess Luna 
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FiretrontheHedgehog Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Cute!
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GeneralDurandal Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Beautiful :)
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MaggotKing666Blister Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would like to take a commission for your "Full color airbrush, detailed background: $30" somewhere in the future? as I soon hope, note me for more details...
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MaggotKing666Blister Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay thats Good ill have the "Plan" given to you soon as in after im done my next project which is almost done..
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:iconzedrin:
Zedrin Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Certainly! If you want to plan it ahead I can add it to the queue til you've got what you want finalized/have the money.
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omnimouse Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
i noticed the 4003x5667. wait here while i go drool rainbows from the uber quality
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:iconzedrin:
Zedrin Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Professional Filmographer
hehe x3 I think I need to go back and patch up a few errors here and there.
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:iconpunkroctorok:
PunkRoctorok Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
this is really pretty :)
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:iconnemesispyro:
NemesisPyro Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's just so..........majestic.
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:iconmlpfimluna:
MlpFimLuna Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
awesome cool beauty full
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:iconjolteonlover134:
jolteonlover134 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
beatufully!!!!
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:iconjoeyh3:
joeyh3 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is extremely awesome!
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:iconmaddog3060:
Maddog3060 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
So freakin' cute it's adorable and adoribibble which is a new word created from the ashes of the wastelands of the language after the Great Cute War denuded all life of descriptions of such epic adorableness. Or so Pinkie Pie says.

Anyway, nice. :thumbsup:
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Helsaabi Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
I really love it! ^^
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:iconmortalshinobi:
mortalshinobi Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
attractive coloration here. very nice.
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:iconzedrin:
Zedrin Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks :3 I LOVE Luna's color scheme.
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:iconmortalshinobi:
mortalshinobi Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
welcome.
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spirulina Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
My only critique here (and it goes for your other Alicorn pictures as well) is that your blurred art style, while very nice looking what with the blending colors and good shading, makes it difficult to focus on any part of the drawing, because the body parts start merging. For example:

Luna's muzzle and her left foreleg. The muzzle is in front of the leg, but because the edge of the muzzle fades the way it does, it blurs together with the leg, and on top of that, the sense of depth is erased as well. The image looks less tridimensional this way. Define the edges a little bit more, and I think it will look better.

However, I don't recommend that you add outlines; I think they wouldn't look very well with this style, unless they were super subtle and/or very thin.

I think that just defining the edges a little more with the colors where body parts are in front of each other (or touch each other too much) should be enough.
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:iconzedrin:
Zedrin Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Professional Filmographer
So just little bit more shading might help make the body a little more defined. Though, I also added a soft glow layer above it all so it might've blured it a little more ^^; Thanks for the feedback though!
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spirulina Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
Yeah, I think that would do it.

You're very welcome! It's a lovely picture, in any case, and I really like how your colors came out. That's some of the best shading I've seen in a while!
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Hitswinton Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
wow :love:
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Pyrobug0 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
Aww, she's so pretty.
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:iconhalopony3:
HALOPONY3 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
awesome art work.
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palafox129 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
preety awesome!!!! grat job
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DaPuddingz Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
Awesome :3
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chillfury Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Student Filmographer
it looks beautifull
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SandPerv Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist
mare did make a hell of an entrance during that halloween episode
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:iconmoonbrony:
Moonbrony Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful!
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GeneralDurandal Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
Aww, very nice.
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MrGiegue Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
absolutely wonderful!
good work!
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:iconzedrin:
Zedrin Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Professional Filmographer
thank you :3
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:iconsubitoforte:
Subitoforte Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
>In 1 hour 26 minutes!

Wow! That's amazing! It's amazing!
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:iconzedrin:
Zedrin Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Professional Filmographer
heh, thanks x3
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serpenttao04 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
I don't have enough words to write a critique I'm afraid, but you did very beautifully! The lighting/shading technique is outstanding and her mane, tail and wings flow very nicely. All in all it's a great piece of work!

The only point of improvement I can point out is the tips of the mane/tail, they're a bit edgy where it would look nicer if they were well-rounded.

But that's nothing art-breaking, it's really beautiful!
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Zedrin Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Professional Filmographer
\o/ :iconfluttersqueeplz:
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serpenttao04 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
:iconpinkiepieplz:
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