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Luna: Introspection by MarbleYarns Luna: Introspection by MarbleYarns
A prison for the mind, deep below the lunar maria, a few years before her escape; or, perhaps a turning point on the long path to becoming Night Mare Moon; maybe neither of these. I leave the interpretation of time and place to you.

Luna's canon tiara has always bothered me; I never really cared for the way it was just kind of stuck in her mane...it's a cartoon, sure, but the design felt bland too. While my version probably needs further revision, I tried to allude to qualities I find sharply defined in NMM: powerful and unrelenting; austere, but not without elegance; sharp, and dangerously beautiful.

Edit: minor change to composition.
Edit 2: Her eyes were bothering me; I redid the ink & paint, and also made her horn better match her body size.
MLP (c) Hasbro
A special thanks to Lauren Faust & the MLP Team!
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:iconcajobif:
cajobif Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015
BEautiful work
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Toadstooliv Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist
nice but that helmet has no horn hole
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Toadstooliv Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist
nvm i see it now
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:iconvilcronos:
Vilcronos Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow is muy impressive I like Princess Luna :D
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jakrocker17 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
IT'S SO BEAUTIFUL!
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:iconprinsesluna:
prinsesluna Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i dont like to be that .. i just cant help it please forgive me sister  :c
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Toa-Ignicus Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This is so beautiful. Very well done! :)
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Toa-Ignicus Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Wow, so beautiful.
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nateman747 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012   General Artist
This (or part of it) should be a t-shirt design. Seriously.
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HeartlessSpartan Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
Great picture, she looks like the younger version or at least what I consider the younger version (lighter coat/solid mane) I would say right on the brink of NMM, unsure of who she is, what she wants or what she is. Very cool, and great job with the question as to where the tiara rests, it looks relatively natural. I find it very interesting that NMM's helmet (or whatever it may be called) is resting next to her, but her gaze is more directed to something else. Very open to interpretation... I love it!
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MarbleYarns Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Student General Artist
You touched on pretty much everything I was trying to include to create a bit of story in the image! I also generally imagine that the solid mane/lighter coat indicates a younger age for her, although for this painting I kind of suspend that headcanon and can look at it either way. Thanks for taking a moment to look through the composition, and for leaving your thoughts...I really enjoy the feedback :D
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anzul Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Student General Artist
great concept man... :)
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:iconmarbleyarns:
MarbleYarns Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you :D
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:icondeathalchemist94:
DeathAlchemist94 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
She's so cute.
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Shadowbolt17 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
I dont know how you did it, but somehow this image literally tells a story, and yet at the same time remains silent. You captured a very moving image in this piece of art, and I have nothing but the highest commendations to you. Beautiful.
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Sire-Sword Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Luna, sad and lonely, imprisoned in her own mind. I think that makes sense for this picture.
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SJStansbury Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so cool looking.
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:iconduelist925:
Duelist925 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
I enjoy this...this is good.
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:iconzaiali:
zaiali Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
This time Luna banished Celestia.
Nice work.
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seo-the-artist Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thats really good (can't wait to see more. keep up the great work)
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mortalshinobi Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
beautiful colors here.
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:iconkeinzantezuken:
KeinZantezuken Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
I, actually, had a quite similar idea for a comic that is centered about Luna and these events back then. Sadly, I can't draw.
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:iconfasdaff:
Fasdaff Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
I love your art
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:iconmarbleyarns:
MarbleYarns Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks :3
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broznik592 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
I kind of imagine this as her returning to the ruined castle in the forest. Sitting there with the shreds of her old armor and losing herself in thought.

Also, I REALLY like her eyes in this!
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:iconmarbleyarns:
MarbleYarns Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Ohh, I really like that read of it xD
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:iconbroznik592:
broznik592 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
Well, I like exploring the connection between Luna and NMM, so this kind of stuff is great to think about. :D
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