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True Night by Zedrin True Night by Zedrin
Edit3: Updated and overhauled!

Bring fear, bring dark, bring night,
TRUE night, ALL must be dark and cool.
Peace of death and dreams...

Nightmare Moon is best villain

SPEEDPAINTING! Woo. Under 2 hours. Wallpaper formatted btw.

Edit: I totally forgot her mane. Added that in.
In the event you want her without her mane still, you can download the old version here:…

Youtube stream to watch its assembly:

EDIT: LasFas I love you:

Edit2: Now on Redbubble:…
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I know that this was a speed painting, and for that you get a 12/10
if I had to try critiquing it would not be really for the piece, but what is not there
you background matches the character and the character itself is amazing (I freaking love the eye effect), along with the excellent executions of shadow cores and other shading effects with the armor, I really do grasp the dimensional of the 'boots' and wing armor
I would just like to see something in the mid-ground, because the moon feels like its trying to do that but it is more of a background piece
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Critique by rainbowdashrules42 Aug 12, 2012, 8:25:02 AM
i think it looks amazing very well drawn. and very nicely detailed. the backdrop is amazing and very nicely detailed as well. i think that the armor was a very nice addition to the photo it suits nightmare moon very well and captures her personality of hate anger and insecurity. the mane and tail are very well drawn and detailed as well. you should continue to post more drawings like this. i am very much looking forward to more of these amazing photos. keep up the good work. might i suggest that you do one of discord too.

-rainbow dash
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Crack-N Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oh well i guess we'll never see or know the ending to that story now
Krysnha Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014
Support, Nigthmare moon and Chrisalis are the best
AmrasFelagund Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
Love the armoured look to NightMare Moon! Feels like an RPG final boss!
Fierce-Dities-Link Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
Luna: I am Iron Mare!
Duh dun dun dun dun, dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun~! XD
(I hope i got that right.)
Yin-YarnTheMaster Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Student Filmographer
Luna was probably mad at Cadence.

This is what happened:

Luna: You....

Luna points her hoof at Cadence.

Luna: ....Now I'm really pissed off!

Luna pulls out a Nightmare Helmet and puts it on her head.

Dark aura begins to surround Luna.

Then, Luna transforms into Nightmare Moon.

She opens her eyes.

Luna: You're gonna die!
Zedrin Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Professional Filmographer
...uh what?
Jdracous Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
This is really good. I love the mods you did to her armor she looks so fierce.
balthazar9999 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
have you ever like talked to anyone from riot and showed them these pictures it looks amazing enough to be in the art videos they do especially the nocturne and I like the Diana one too
Zedrin Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Professional Filmographer
omg I would kill to work for Riot x,x
Vunlinur Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Dat armor?...
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