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Luna Moth by otakuap Luna Moth by otakuap
this on turned out looking pretty nice, if i do say so myself.
fun fact, i was originally going to make it night in this picture,
but while i was doing the outlining, i noticed that most pictures of luna are set at night time, so i decided to make it sunset, because you don't see luna during sunset that often.
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SheabeePrime Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Lovely, Luna gets her own moth. So cute I can hardly contain myself!!
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TheNextAlicorn Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
i love luna moths!But i have a question why are you obesesd with moths?!?
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Orca19904 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014
If Luna didn't already have that possum from the IDW comics, then this would be the perfect pet for her.
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AussieGriffin Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
This illustration makes me feel happy in ways I don't understand, Ergo the fave. ^.^
A.G.
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marinus18 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
if Luna sleeps as much as a person does then that is still just 8 out of 24 hours. like from 10:00 to 18:00. that still leaves plenty of time when Luna is awake with the sun up.
I like the drawing, it really symbolizes Luna I think. The calm and comforting darkness. Luna makes the night feel peaceful and safe instead of scary.
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:iconphenometron:
Phenometron Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
You did Princess Luna a lotta justice.
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:icondradavar:
Dradavar Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
A very lovely picture.
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:iconlunarrepublican:
LunarRepublican Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
Can you send a file of this picture to my email?
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:iconotakuap:
otakuap Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
can't you just right click and save as.?
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:iconpestilence616:
Pestilence616 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Student Writer
What program did you use to draw this?
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:iconotakuap:
otakuap Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Adobe Photoshop 7.0
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TheBlueDreamMaker Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
really wonderfull.
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artwarrior1985 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Student Artist
Cute......:) (Smile) 
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:iconlunarrepublican:
LunarRepublican Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
How much do you want for the original piece?
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:iconotakuap:
otakuap Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
it's made digitally, so this is the original.
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:iconlunarrepublican:
LunarRepublican Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
How can I get a copy? Or better yet, how much would you take for art ownership?
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LunarRepublican Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
Princess Luna stood upon the balcony of her chambers as she prepared to raise the moon. Yet as she looked out upon the horizon of the setting sun, she saw not the beauty of dusk, but the darkness in her past. The site she observed only reminded her of how she hated her sister, and how ponies would only see Celestia's sunshine, but not what came after it. The sadness she felt her heart was felt everyday, yet grew with the glow of every twilight. A tear ran down her cheek as she rose to do her royal duty, but something halted her. Not something of divine greatness or great evil, but instead a single insect. A luna moth. She had heard about them, but had never seen one. The towns people would talk about them and how lovely they were. It puzzled her how such a small creature could be so admired, so adored. And then it clicked in her mind. It was beauty. It was a rare and beloved beauty that shunned the day yet danced in the midnight sun, and it was treasured by all. Luna realized that her night was a sacred treasure, and no one was worthy of it but her. Another tear ran down her cheek. This time, not in sadness and anger, but in joy and hope. The princess began to raise the moon, and the moth disappeared into the dimming horizon to become a sacred relic once more.  
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LunarRepublican Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. I hope these words qualify.
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maniax362 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
That story hit me like a wrecking feel.
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ZGuy0fSci Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
so long as not 'like a wrecking ball', last thing world needs is more Milie ;p
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:iconmaniax362:
maniax362 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
Don't worry. It's a good thing.
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:iconlunarrepublican:
LunarRepublican Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
Thank you.
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:iconlunarrepublican:
LunarRepublican Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
Is that good or bad because I can't tell.
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JackVolt Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yui Hirasawa (Shocked) [V2] THiiiis is so beatiful :D
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AutobotNitro Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
The luna moth...perhaps one of, if not THE most beautiful insect in the world. The sight of one just seems to instill a sense of peace in the soul, that overwhelming natural beauty that can calm even the most troubled of hearts. I know that's how it works with me
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PREDALIENZRULE Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist
Pink Floyd-Dark side of the moon should be playing here.
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sanjouin-dacapo Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is a pretty picture, but I don't know if I like the way you used the dodge/burn tool  for the shadows. They look kind of flat and messy. The dodge/burn tool is a very poor tool for highlights and shading, and it makes pictures look flat. Try using light and dark colours of different hues instead, and work on the lighting. Anyway, I do like MLP: FiM, and I like the picture, but the shading and lighting could use some work.
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otakuap Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
actually i used only use the brush tool for for the shading, and i used light and dark colours and hues.
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sanjouin-dacapo Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Cool. The colours still look a bit too dark in some places, and the colouring in Luna's shaded hair is kind of messy.
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Loco4Noco4Ever Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is absolutley beautiful.
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:iconartfan765:
Artfan765 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Princess Luna and a Luna Moth..... EPIC! :D
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:iconvilcronos:
Vilcronos Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Student General Artist
Ah is so beautiful I like Princess Luna muy Good Amu Hinamori (Wink) [V1] 
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cady213 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
MOTH!
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:iconcloudshit:
CloudShit Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's great I love it
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VladymyrSH Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
It's so adorable) Very nice work. 
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JimboMcGrotesque Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
*Gets stuck in a prolonged "d'awwwwwwwwww" loop* Heart
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StandardBronyBrowser Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
That moth is so beautiful
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WhiskerfaceRumpel Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful!  Great shading and lighting here! 
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schneelocke Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
How lovely! Luna's really beautiful here.

And the moth is as cute as ever. :)
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:iconfancymareinblue:
Fancymareinblue Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cute!~
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cajobif Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
The only butterfly Luna can observe on her "shift"

Beautiful work.
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:iconmanymasksmanyfaces:
manymasksmanyfaces Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
those moths are so beautiful irl

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Siarnaq21 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
"You're going to make an excellent Invisibility Potion."

Luna Moth Wing+Vampire Dust=Invisibility+Regen Health
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:iconragnu:
ragnu Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
Nice! :)
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:iconthenecrocritic:
TheNecroCritic Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
I wonder if that thing is related to Fluffy.
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krazykidfannumber1 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
my thoughts exactly! probably a half cousin. also, for all of those who dont know who fluffy is, 
the name is short for fluffy: the bringer of darkness, (you'll see why when he lands on your face) the name of the recurring moth from otakuap's prevous fan arts who is obsessed with crash landing on applejack's face.
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Vorxon503 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
this is probably the the best insect and pony grouping I have ever seen.
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ScarletAddendum Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
Best Princess+Best Insect=All the awesomes.
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:iconmoppypuppy:
MoppyPuppy Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
Moth on Muzzle Moth Action.
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Jowybean Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Nicely done my good man ;)
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