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Coffee to stay awake all night by Queen-KittyKat Coffee to stay awake all night by Queen-KittyKat
Collab with :iconmykegreywolf:MykeGreywolf who did the shape of Luna's head.
Here's the lineart he did:
sta.sh/01z7vbjz9xpt

Edit: My first digital drawing, that got accepted in :iconbest-of-mlp-fim: Best-of-MLP-FiM!!!
        I couldn't have made it without MykeGreywolf's hard work, thank you so much! ^^
       
and by the way, his deviantArt address is on there now c:
I thought I've added it the day after I uploaded the pic, but I didn't notice, that I used the old
file without the address
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Firstly, pony lips, mmmm :tehe:

Having the background blurred presents Luna very well, making her the significant feature. Extremely creative with the mane/hair style, presenting a different side of Luna, away from her royal duties and enabling a more casual sense of responsibility. The bun was brilliantly done up... I mean drawn, almost the the extent of realism. Lovely shading and lighting to the hair, detail as always is exquisite.

As facial expressions go, this is the one most open to interpretation. Depending on the person it could be seen as smug, inquisitive, arrogant, sweet, but ALWAYS friendly.
I'm not the first to say and won't be that last to comment on those gorgeous eyes. Magnificent detail with the shading and especially the iris, with the many different colours shine and sparkle, becoming very attractive and unique. You are the only artist (I know of) whom puts much effort into the eyes, which I think are a significant aspect to creating emotion within a character. As well as that, your eye lashes are incredibly pretty, the shape and width are quite gorgeous. The subtle make up upon her eye-lid is also fabulous, giving her the feminine and well presented look.

Her wing seems a bit flat as the feathers don't have much depth, but I can understand the difficulty of it as feathers are a tricky object get perfect.

The snugly scarf looks very nice although its colour contrasts Luna and blends with the background a little too well. Not saying to go for a bright green, but something that blends with Luna's blue a little better.

The addition of the glow on her horn and the mug is very pretty. The saying on the mug, clever but slightly confusing.

Overall a beautiful image that seems to have been planned out perfectly. It has amazing uniqueness and detail. You should be very proud.
What do you think?
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117 out of 127 deviants thought this was fair.

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This is absolutely stunning, one of your best pieces yet.

The eyes are stunning, and the mane styling is perfect. The background and scarf complement Luna's color scheme wonderfully, and the natural colors and lighting heighten the vividness and realism of the piece and create a warm atmosphere. You chose a unique way to represent Luna by using these tones and lighting and you did it well.

The scarf complements her nicely, and doesn't blend in with the background, because even though the hues of the scarf closely match those of the wall and table behind her, the values of the scarf contrast those of the background much more than the values of Luna do.

I love the subtle bits of lighting, such as the reflection of the scarf on Luna's neck and jaw.

The only things I can see that could be improved on that haven't been mentioned in the description are the wings and the scarf.

The detailing of the wings look a bit too plain, and lack texture and depth. The smaller feathers, known as downy feathers should stick out from the base of the wings, and have a very soft, fluffy, and frayed appearance to them. Normally, I wouldn't ask an artist to go to that much trouble, because giving wings a realistic appearance is difficult, but given the realism and craftsmanship this piece already has, I'd love to see that.

The scarf looks nice, but the folds seem to be either very small and subtle, or in terms of the more prominent folds, too sharp, and don't seem to use up that much cloth. I would suggest trying to give them more depth next time to give the fabric a more relaxed look to it, instead of how it looks now, seeming less affected by gravity than it should be.

This is an amazing piece, and deserves every bit of attention and praise it gets, and more.

My rating is high and may seem biased, but the whole reason I gave this a critique is because it grabbed my attention enough to engage me in the piece, which is what led to me examining the details enough to critique it.
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:iconstephaniethehedghog:
StephanieTheHedgHog Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New Deviant
do you think you can make a self portrait of your pony? :P
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StephanieTheHedgHog Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New Deviant
looks real
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SparkelSongMLP Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
OH MY GAWD
I LOVE PRINCESS LUNA
she is perfect
AND THE CUP IS GERMAN
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:iconwindspeed8:
Windspeed8 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015
So BEAUTIFUL Heart Love 
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:iconlupus1970:
lupus1970 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015
This is such an excellent piece. The hair, the eyes, the shadows, the lighting, the eyes, the shine on the coffee cup and those eyes! Her eyes keep on drawing my gaze. The only criticism I can come up with is that the feathers on the wings look more like scales than feathers. Apart from that, best picture of best princess.

You've earned yourself another fan.
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Makenshi179 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015
It looks like she's real!! AMAZING work on this!!
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:icontwisrterfenix:
twisrterfenix Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Just perfect
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:iconlostnyxia:
LostNyxia Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
woah. It almost looks like a 3D model....
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:iconpaperfoldingrabbit:
PaperFoldingRabbit Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YOUR ART MAKES ME WANT TO LICK MY SCREEN


I HONESTLY DON'T THINK THERE'S A THING YOU COULD HAVE DONE BETTER!


IT'S JUST SO AWESOME AND PERFECT AND AMAZE AND BEAUTIFUL AND LIKE THERE ARENT ENOUGH WORDS TO DESCRIBE IT DSFGH
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:iconqueen-kittykat:
Queen-KittyKat Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THANKS BEAUTIFUUUUL <333
I hope that screen tastes like blueberry cheesecake 
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:iconpaperfoldingrabbit:
PaperFoldingRabbit Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I AIN'T BEAUTIFUL LMAO


THIS ART IS BEAUTIFUL, BUT I LOOK LIKE A TOADSTOOL XD
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:iconqueen-kittykat:
Queen-KittyKat Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
a gorgeous ...Toadstool? yeah, a gorgeous fabulous pretty pretty Toadstool
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:iconpaperfoldingrabbit:
PaperFoldingRabbit Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nope, a smelly gross bumpy toadstool >->
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:iconcountcarbon:
CountCarbon Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Nobbad. Though I think the scarf would have casted its shadow closer to pony around the "shoulder". I do like the ambient glow <3
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:iconqueen-kittykat:
Queen-KittyKat Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah I know
it's old...
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:iconi-plushie:
I-PLUSHIE Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
well shit.
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:iconlezlidax:
LezliDax Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015
OMG, that's stunning!
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:iconnoizogeddon:
Noizogeddon Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015
One of the best pictures i've ever seen *_*
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:iconroo-gryphon:
Roo-Gryphon Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
whats the coffee cup say
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:iconmistressruby:
MistressRuby Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There is a german proverb which says that only the early bird catches the worm.
''Der Späte Vogel ... kann mich mal'' is an answer to this proverb and means '' The late Bird can kiss my ass ''
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ojaio554 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015
dat eye
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:iconcraiawings:
Craiawings Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It's difficult to say someting... Simply great! 

You did a very good job, I love her expression and especially her lovely lips ♥_♥
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:iconpardonmebutwhat:
Pardonmebutwhat Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Student General Artist
Whoa! She's practically jumping out of the screen! Nice job.
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:iconastro-shark:
astro-shark Featured By Owner Edited Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I really really like the rendering you've done on Luna and the scarf.
I don't think I can get over how smooth the scarf looks, and how textured her hair and feathers are, absolutely fantastic work.
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:iconzachlky:
zachlky Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015
This is such a good drawing that I though it was made in blender :D (Big Grin) 
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SongbirdInShadow Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Wow.  At first I thought this was a digital 3d render (except the hair gave it away).  The shading (and all of it) is so smooth and amazing, great work.
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Loki-Loo Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Student General Artist
Those eyes man! Holy crap! They're beautiful!!!
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:iconangetheblue:
Angetheblue Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Four words. 20% cooler than anything
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:iconfestivalights:
Festivalights Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Everything you draw is so realistic looking, it's amazing!
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:iconbleulecorbeau:
BleuleCorbeau Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love Luna and this Artwork is Amazing.
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:iconcloudwander:
CloudWander Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014
The eyes and skin tone are captivating. I like that her mane is done up; it suggests a casual encounter, like bumping into Luna at Pony Joe's donut emporium. I wouldn't stress too much about the other details. I don't think they are that important compared to that knowing glance.
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:iconpwney:
Pwney Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Isn't Luna a late bird though since she stays up all night?
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DSC-the-Artist Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love Luna and this Artwork is Amazing. XD the quote on the cup is great XD and it match Luna soo good
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catisawesome123 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
oh god. this loooks so 3d that I thought you did it in Blender.... or some other 3d software, this is so awesome! How can this be your first one !
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KallusPony Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Student General Artist
Nice!
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jujubinha1234 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
that beautiful art! You're my favorite artist *U*
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:iconqueen-kittykat:
Queen-KittyKat Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dawww you :iconohstopityouplz:
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DrDicksAmazingStick Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014
I must have that scarf. It looks so cosy.
Also some coffee.
This is so wonderful.
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ILoveBrunoMarso Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My all time favoiurite pony art <3
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DavidCurser Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014
Damn, so clean, so good. Way to go missy! Is really good!
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SAPPHIREMAINECOON Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
so realistic
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:icondreadmaster231:
Dreadmaster231 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish i could 3D like this :C
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:iconqueen-kittykat:
Queen-KittyKat Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's drawn
3D programs that can do this, are probably expensive as hell :/
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:iconmrjwongy:
mrjwongy Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
which 3D program do you use?
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:iconqueen-kittykat:
Queen-KittyKat Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I said "it's drawn"
...:no: pff
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:iconmrjwongy:
mrjwongy Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
if it's drawn, i would love to know how you know such a vast amount about surfaces and lighting in an environment. how do you use that knowledge create something as realistic looking as this?
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Queen-KittyKat Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
how I "use" the knowledge... hmmm o.o
well you know there are shadows, they are like a blanket that are on top of something... I guess
(I really don't know how to explain this ^^;)
so umm, you have to get a feeling for lighting
If there's a flat colored figure on your photoshop canvas you need to be able to imagine the shadows it has with your inner eye...
uff people keep asking me such questions daily but I really don't know how to answer them :,(
...I tried
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:iconmrjwongy:
mrjwongy Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
right, so, it looks like you do 3D render it with a program then. Please don't be ashamed if you do use 3D rendering. There is nothing wrong with creating art in this way, it's really smart.

I have looked through your gallery, i can even see textures you have applied to models. I wouldn't ever expect someone who is 15 to be able to shade better then the best artists in the pony fandom. 

I would love you to teach people how you create art like you do with this method. Don't worry, even if you weren't truthfull people will still really respect you for your art pieces. ^^
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Queen-KittyKat Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
da fuck? I don't use a 3D program, it's all in my head really!!! D:
gosh...
"with this method" YOU are so mean xD

I'm working on a shading tutorial ^^
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Dreadmaster231 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
XD.

Inb4 sculptris.

Wellp blender can achieve this and is free, you just have to practice for like ages.
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