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The Dark Queen by CosmicUnicorn The Dark Queen by CosmicUnicorn
Perspective study with Nightmare Moon.
I'll probably be annoyed with it in a week, but we'll see.
For now, I'm happy with it.

detail: [link]

Nightmare Moon would be an evil Queen, not an evil Princess.
I also imagine her having a very modular sleek castle, very opposite to Canterlot and Celestia. More science-fiction than fantasy... etc.


Several hours. Wacom tablet, Photoshop CS3.
Process: [link]

<3

EDIT:
Fiddled with the shadows and the throne. Adjusted some lighting.
Also, now in .png

Also, I lost the working file because I am an idiot, so I can't make any more changes on it. So while I love your critiques, please no more... because they'll just make me sad and frustrated because I won't be able to follow up on them... T____T


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shena12345 Feb 23, 2014  Student Artist
your picture is used  for a song a song called nightmare night,instrumental:


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:icondragongiblets:
oh this is going in my wall paper rotation.
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Mintleaf13 Nov 17, 2013  Student General Artist
I would think that it would be a very lonely place to live XD
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:iconromanje:
Unbelievable.
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:iconfoudubulbe:
FouDubulbe Sep 12, 2013  Student General Artist
You have certainly heard that a million times but... OH MY GOSH! That's beautiful! That's insanely beautiful! I love it so much! That's one of the most beautiful pictures I've seen in my whole life and I don't care if you think I'm exaggerating because I'm not! Bravo!!
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:iconrusstarik:
Don't you mind, if I borrow part of this awesome picture, for using as avatar in one of many forums? Actually, the part with columns and eclipse. Cause that part loocks like prison with a view on unreachable homeworld, and I like it.
Please. ^_^
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greseres Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just...wow.
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:iconwhisperer-of-winds:
Whisperer-of-Winds May 18, 2013  Professional Writer
this is really amazing. I just love the details of this. truly well done!
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:iconbrutalityinc:
"The stars are the keys to the gate, whereby the spheres meet.
Ponies rules now where She ruled once;
She shall soon rule where ponies rules now.
After summer is winter, after winter summer.
She waits patient and potent,
for here shall she reign again."


--- Final ramblings of earthpony Shade the Shadow-Priest, Cult of Nightmare Moon, before her execution. Year 687 Celestian Era.
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:iconamrasfelagund:
You always do such an intense NightMare Moon! I, for one, welcome our new insect overlordsnocturnal queen...
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