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She Stands Alone by Glaive-Silver She Stands Alone by Glaive-Silver
Luna, don't make me have to use the Elements! You're better than this, I know you are!
Everyone enjoys the night sky, but even ponies need to rest! They appreciate what you do!

No, sister. We... do not believe what you are saying is true...


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Celestia had just entered her study and removed her shoes when a guard had dashed into the room, stammering something nearly incoherent about her sister, Luna. Concerned, Celestia quickly went to see what was wrong, and was met with a horrible sight. A mare with a coat as black as ink, and an ethereal mane filled with softly twinkling stars, stood before her. She called herself 'Nightmare Moon'.

I decided to test a new shading style, just to see how it would turn out, and I think I like it quite a bit more than the style I used before. Everything just seems... cleaner. Regardless, I think I may stick with this style, or even jump back and forth between this one and the softer shadows.

Seeing as I haven't really drawn Celestia in great detail lately, much less in a somewhat dynamic pose, I chose her as my subject for this drawing. Her light coloring, plus her wings, horn, and jewelry, let me really practice my shading.

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MLP: FiM is Hasbro
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:iconamrasfelagund:
AmrasFelagund Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
It takes a lot of resolve to do what Celestia did. It must have destroyed her to banish her sister...
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xelianthought Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
Celestia looks awesome!
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Desert-Eagle-MLP Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That title makes me think of that Godsmack song...
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FishSlapFilms Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
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RoboKitty Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Gonna needlessly nitpick your artist comments: Luna would not be using the Royal We in this context. Celestia is the one speaking on behalf of the subjects, not Luna, since Celestia is trying to save said subjects and Luna feels abandoned by them
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JunaECBS Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hoo, boy. That is a nicely drawn, nicely shaded Celestia!
I can only aspire to be like that!
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:iconjezendar:
Jezendar Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This style of shading does fit well with MLP:FiM's overall style.
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:iconhotsushi-kun:
hotsushi-kun Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks good vector for it, but what happend to her shoes. D:
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InkRose98 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Look in the description :3
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:iconnuazka:
nuazka Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
AWESOME~! :la:

Great shading! :aww:
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:iconblackvegetable:
Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
Awesome! :D
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:iconpolkadotzombie:
Polkadotzombie Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome pose! But, where did her shoes go?
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Glaive-Silver Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She just finished removing them when the guard told her about Luna, and she didn't bother putting them back on in her haste.
In reality, I just forgot to draw them before shading, so I left them off, instead of doing the shading all over again.
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PegasisDraws Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy fucking BADASS!
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:iconhazzdawg:
Hazzdawg Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
[link] As if you hadn't seen it already.
Hee. Shoes.
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Glaive-Silver Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I actually haven't listened to this before! I preference for instrumentals tends to trump giving vocal songs a try.
And I'm happy to say, thank you for showing that song to me. I'm a sucker for those kinds of songs.
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Jezendar Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is the first time you've heard this song? You've really been missing out with this one. Admittedly, I haven't spent much time checking out the fandom's music myself as of yet, but I was really pleased to have come across that one a while ago.
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Glaive-Silver Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I definitely have been missing out on this song. I've been listening to it on repeat all day so far!
I like the music this fandom can push out, but I'm rather biased against vocal songs for some reason. That's the reason why I haven't listened to it up until this point.
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