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Luna: Water and Ink by MarbleYarns Luna: Water and Ink by MarbleYarns
Favorite pony, favorite mediums, & favorite hiking spot.

My entry for *CosmicUnicorn's art challenge, in which we were supposed to draw our favorite pony enjoying nature using any traditional medium.

I used to go hiking all the time, but for the last several months, I haven't gone at all. When I came across this art challenge, I thought it would be a nice opportunity to get myself out hiking again. So, I grabbed my art supplies and went out to my favorite hiking spot. It was an odd was almost like that sharp but enjoyable sensation you get when you step into a cool stream for the first time on a hot day. So, I thought it would be proper do have Luna doing the same. I accidentally left my camera at home (which was probably for the better) so the scene was created using the marker sketches I did on location and what was contained in my mind.

This was a delight to create.

Ink & watercolor on cold-press watercolor paper

MLP (c) Hasbro
Special thanks to Lauren Faust, the MLP team & CosmicUnicorn.
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Cloudwilk Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Student Filmographer
That style looks nice ^^
422373 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Cuando vi esta imagen se me viona a la mente "el toro y a luna", esta genial.
-El Toro y la luna- (Fragmento)
La luna se esta peinando
En los espejos del río
Y un toro
La esta mirando
Entre la jara escondido

Cuando llega
La alegre mañana
Y la luna se escapa del río
Y El torito se mete en el agua
Embistiendo al ver que se ah ido
zeno0192 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
cajobif Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
Very lovely work.

The fact that you did this using a traditional media make it even better. Luna is a bigger bonus. Yeah. You remind me I need to go hiking more too.
iamli3 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
all the best entries have luna in them , it's only fitting......
MissFlight Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
This is awesome! Though, at first, I didn't know it was a stream she was in until I noticed the ripples around her hooves and I guess it was too shallow than ones I've ever seen before. But now I appreciate it even more. :-D
elgregorPL Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
AAAAAAAAAAWESOME! You should have received first place ex aequo with :iconsugarcube-owl:. I love the overall mood of your entry, even if something isn't technically right. (For example things :icontheinexplicablebrony: pointed out; I can't notice anything incorrect here on my own.)

My view on art is: I don't give a f*ck about correctness when mood is awesome.
MarbleYarns Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student General Artist
I'm glad you enjoyed the piece! There were some awesome entries, and ~Sugarcube-Owl's painting was pretty well executed. I agree with you in that being correct just for its own end isn't really necessary (unless that is the purpose of the image), but I do think I could have pushed that feeling of place a litttttle bit further by brightening those reflections. I dunno, as long as it felt right to you, that's what matters. It was a hot day, and the water was so nice with those little bright points of light coming through the leaves...
elgregorPL Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
I mean yes, it would look better with those light points, I just didn't think about it until I read :icontheinexplicablebrony:'s comment.
Pyrobug0 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
Beautiful, I love the style.
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