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Every pony has fears... by SimeonLeonard Every pony has fears... by SimeonLeonard
Oh my gosh, this scene...

Wise words and kindness from the Princess of the Night. I love her portrayal in this episode :heart:

Took me about 5 hours in Gimp.

If you've never heard the song Lullaby for a Princess, man...one of the best fan-made songs out there, imo. [link]
Listened to it about 15 times today :D
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JonahXD Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a nice drawing, detail is great!
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timfortune9 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
Probably the cutest moment in an episode filled with cute.

Forget the unicorn candidates.
Scootaloo is Luna's student.
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JonahXD Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
totally!
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ipunchheads Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Awesome picture, AND introducing me to an amazing song???

*mind-splosion*
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SimeonLeonard Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh yes, that song :heart:

Thanks, glad you like it!
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TheodoreSeville85 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Your art never ceases to amaze me. I love Luna's hair, it looks amazing! It's just all around awesome.
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SimeonLeonard Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, shucks :icontwilightblushplz:

Thanks :) Glad you like it!
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BoredStupid100 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, I love this! It's a sweet scene, and I love how you did the sparkly details in Luna's mane and the characters' expressions. Overall an excellent piece! :D
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SimeonLeonard Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :glomp:
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Peruserofpieces Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Whoa, sweet! When you said you were working on a Luna pic, I didn't think you meant one from the new episode. It looks excellent for a quickie (I say that only because of how new the episode is), and I think you caught the ambiance of the scene really well. Luna's eye looks a bit too far back on her head, though, and her legs look a tad too spindly for her body. Her wing looks possibly too big for her body, but if the legs were beefed up more, it might look more proportionally correct. Her hair, on the other hand, looks brilliant, as does little Scootaloo (such a cutie in this episode!). I think if you worked on bringing the shadows in your bodies further around, instead of sticking so close to the linework with it, you might be able to get your bodies to look as pleasingly realistic as your hair. Not that I'm an expert or anything, but it's something to experiment with, at least. ;-) Because if I'm being honest, I've always thought that your hair and eyes are beautiful, but the bodies are perpetually lacking something, probably because (like me) you're not entirely sure what to do with it. You might try showing little 'tufts' of fur, maybe see what that looks like, but beyond that I'm afraid I'm not much help.

So...maybe not the most constructive criticism in the world, but three cheers to you for getting something that looks this good out this fast! :D
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SimeonLeonard Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok, fattened her forelegs a little (now her hind legs look too small), redid the star field, made her mane more sparkly, added some definition by using the line technique you showed me, and did a teeny bit more shadowing. Minor tweaks, but I hope they help trick the eye into ignoring the flaws. I'm actually rather proud of how this turned out.

Now that I've edited it a dozen times :iconcrazytwilightplz:
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Peruserofpieces Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Agreed about the hind legs, but everything else does look better now, her front legs especially. You should absolutely be proud of this! :D
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SimeonLeonard Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh no, it's quite constructive. Luna's eye is definitely misplaced. It was WAY back when I first uploaded. I went back and fixed it as best I could but it's gonna have to do.

I like the shaggy look on ponies, maybe I should try going that route. Or just add more shading like you said.

One self-criticism too: The star field in the background kinda came out looking like snow :hmm:

Thanks much, good pointers as always :)
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Miiachi Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so gorgeous and I love that episode!
Song is beautiful too.
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SimeonLeonard Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh man, I love that song so much :heart:
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Neko-me Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very good job on this!! This scene was really touching and well surprising too. :D
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Pon-Ea Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Epic ^^
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JoDasher Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Nize! :D
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LateCustomer Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012   Digital Artist
1. Beautiful pic.

2. OMG, thanks for making me aware of "Lullaby for a Princess"!
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SimeonLeonard Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the comment! Glad you like it, and isn't that a beautiful song? A friend passed it on to me. Keep it going if you can think of someone who might like it! :)
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LateCustomer Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012   Digital Artist
You're welcome!

It is a beautiful song which I already passed along :)
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RainbowDash561 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Luna's so awesome in this episode. :)

Awesome drawing! :D
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SimeonLeonard Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know! :la: Love the idea of her entering ponies' dreams, especially as a guide of sorts.

Thanks! I just realized I have to fix a couple things tho...
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RainbowDash561 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Like what? :o
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SimeonLeonard Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I moved her eye a little. It's still not exactly right, but it's better than it was. That and a place where another layer was showing though. It's all fixed now, good enough.
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RainbowDash561 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Good enough? I think it's great! :D
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