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:iconhappynmmplz: Soon

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P.S. Please, stop whining that she's on the moon and not inside of it.
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The shading in this picture is beautifully done!
I love how you added the collar around nightmare moons neck! It brings a different kind of side to the story of her be banished and the she's actually trap there on the moon. The little drawings in the moon are epic! Luna has to entertain herself somehow ^^ <3
The angle on the face is amazing. Yet I would've liked to see more angle on the body.
I feel like there can be more shading on the mane. It seems you stuck with one kind of darker shade then using three or four like you did with the body.
The world can be a little more detailed, maybe add some lights.
The timer on the collar is genious...I really like how you added that!
Your version of her banishment is epic! I love how shes patiently sitting there waiting to escape.
Great job :3
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89 out of 97 deviants thought this was fair.

This is the first critique I've done in this format, so I hope it's alright..

First, this is one of the most beautiful depictions of Nightmare that I've seen.
The technique you've used with her mane, though somewhat simple, is absolutely wonderful.

For originality + impact I give a 4-4.5 because overall, it's Nightmare still stuck on the moon.
However.. you've drawn her in a unique way; showing a content smile on her face, knowing that she's about to be freed, rather than wicked and vengeful toward her sister.. Which is a very nice change.

Her lack of armor and the angle of her body also amplify the feeling. She's completely exposed here, but is looking up at the world, seemingly happy just to be going back.

The chain with a timer is also a nice touch, I've seen the whole "chained to the moon" thing before, but never like this. And the collar itself is rather elegant looking even though it doesn't seem to have much time spent on the individual sections of the chain.
(and the addition of the doodles and Wheatley are a funny/cute touch)

Personally, I think it might look better with a bit more detail in the sparkles of her mane, and the stars.. and maybe the links to the chain.

But other than those few things, this is a wonderful, breathtaking piece.
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NuttyPanutdy Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015  Student Digital Artist
this is so beautiful Hug La la la la Love 
TheUnseenWorld Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015  New Deviant
Luna was here XD; 
though it's true, the evil consumed Lun so she isnt there, its NightMaremoon
Professor-Evillious9 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
At first glance, I thought Wheatley was some other planet. Then I looked at the comments..
anyway, great work you have here! I love the marks showing Luna was playing tic tac toe with herself! Good job! :D
Netoey Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol the robot guy from portal 2 XD
ladyblackbird13 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015
"Luna was here" XD
CheesyIceCream Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Imagine how boring it must be to just sit there for 1000 years.
Is131ny Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015  Student Artist
The chain makes so much sense, because sometimes I wonder why NMM wouldn't just fly off the moon.
Ganondox Featured By Owner Edited Oct 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
As the description alludes to to, canonically she's INSIDE the moon. Not to mention that you can't fly between celestial bodies as that's not how flying works. 
sweetcupcake12 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
MAy I make a base out of this?
PrincessLunaMoon15 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this, especially the marks shes made in the moon.
ILM126 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I find this beautiful :D
BCXBT4Ever Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I like the idea of her being chaned to the moon, not inside it. It's an interesting take on other ideas, really and it's a beautiful peice of art.
BloodPainter323 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love all the tic tac toe games and sketches in the ground XD And something I never thought of was Luna being chained up on the moon, that makes a lot more sense actually :P
crystalflake12 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015  Student Interface Designer
amazing!!!!!Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart 
BlackestRift Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015
Words cannot properly express my love for this picture. The background, Nightmare Moon herself, the details, Wheatley. Truly one of, if not my favorite piece on this site. It is exceptional, much like the rest of your art. You are incredibly talented! I look forward to your future work.
GlitchyShadow137 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Do I see Wheatley in the background?
The-Pocky-Princess Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Holy shit that IS wheatley x'D
HobbesTCat Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015
This is a beautiful picture. I love it. Heart  I'm kind of surprised I've never seen it before. Maybe I'll save it for a background picture. :)
BritneyOctave Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
i have been playing tic tac toe with myself for a few hundred years, and i must say i am quite a champion Luna Yelling icon 
SnapCentino Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Professional Writer
Makenshi179 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015
I love her expression a lot!! ^_^
Midnights-Sky Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
oh wow that loooks so good
IvanCrysis Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful! Amazing job!

And I see Wheatley at the background :3
resistancechick Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't zoom in gar enough to tell but is that...?
It is
I like your nightmare to
lunchymunchies Featured By Owner May 5, 2015
She's on the moon and not inside of it.
aldodger Featured By Owner May 3, 2015
I don't know Portal as well as I should but I see you little space loving robot :3
HappyNattie Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Student
if she is a princess, why can't she just use her magic to remove the chain thing on her neck??
SerenityDragonwing Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015
I noticed that you put a sort of count down clock on her neck collar to count down the years
HappyNattie Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Student
seconds right??? like she is going to die
137nightshade Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This hurts my neck
MLPegasis4898 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks really beautiful and sad... :heart: :heart: :heart:
16jasminestreet Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Pwney Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you have a livestream or youtube or anything so I can see your process and learn to not suck?
Underpable Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Student General Artist
Pwney Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Marry me
Dawnpath Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful and sad omg <33333
hersheyyah Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Student General Artist
-wheatley intensifies-
kmathel94 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist
what to say?  First of love the erthal collar, looks all magical n'stuff.  Second, i like how its Nightmare Moon trapped not Luna
fiskefyren Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
I still don't know why people think she was just sitting on the surface of the moon... even the show said she was sealed inside of it -_-
Underpable Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Student General Artist
Because it's much more fun to draw her on the moon than inside of a rock.
fiskefyren Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014
Maybe... but there seems to be a HUGE misunderstand in this fandom, a lot (if not most) seem to believe that she was running around on the surface of the moon, while the show quite clearly says she was sealed inside of it... but then again I know people are stupid, so that is probably the real problem. Simple words are very confusing!!!

Regardless, I really dig the time collar thing :3
Underpable Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Student General Artist
If you think that people are stupid, what makes you think that you are smarter than them? It's a silly cartoon about technicolor horses and if people don't want to follow every single little canon detail doesn't automatically make them stupid. You know, there might be a lot of reasons why they believe so. For some it might be a matter of translation, or they just didn't remember that exact words and saw a lot fan art of her on the moon and thought she was on the moon and not inside of it and so on. In case of artists, as I said earlier it's just much more interesting to draw her on the moon than inside of it. And I don't know why some fans are creating shitstorms just because of that, cause I don't see any real problem in it.
fiskefyren Featured By Owner Edited Oct 20, 2014
Higher than average IQ (I always feel like an asshole to point this out, but it's true nonetheless), Bachelor, Philosopher, free thinker. Stuff like that.

Wasn't really the point. It was more the fact that a lot of people seem to have problems with understanding words (and context for that matter), but then again, America has a pretty sad illiteracy rate (meaning that it's very high compared to other developed countries, and according to the Department of Justice: "The link between academic failure and delinquency, violence, and crime is welded to reading failure.") and aren't all that well known for their "intelligence" and it's pretty much a fact that most people who watch MLP are from there. Regardless, I just find the norm quite stupid. After all, most people in this word believe fairy tales to be the real deal (I'm talking about religion here). It's the minority (scientists etc.) that punches humanity forward.

“Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.” -George Carlin

A shitstorm be brewin... but honestly, I don't want to make a big deal of this. So let's just call it quits?
-with love from an Agnostic 
Underpable Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Student General Artist
Let's not touch religious topic here.  And I couldn't care less about America's illiteracy rate. We were talking about the concept behind NMM's location. I don't always shove my opinion into other people's faces, your comment just got past the boiling point. I just got tired of people who thinks that their duty is to write obvious things in comments, like "It's not canon", "He/she is out of character". Or trying to tell me what I should change in my ideas for drawings, something like "it's not supposed to be here, I didn't see any mention of this in the show/game/book/fanfic/elsewhere",  "Your technique sucks because it looks sketchy",  "You should do this like that and blah blah blah blah".
fiskefyren Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014
Fair enough that you do what you want. Regardless, a lot of people seem to have a hearing problem. But hey, people can't understand the Bible for shit either, so how could they possibly understand the lore of a cartoon made for small kids?

I'm not saying you have this "issue" but I just find it a little sad that so many people can get something so simple so very wrong. And trust me, it isn't because they just changed it to make it fit better into whatever they are doing. But because they think that is what the show states. 

Again, I will suggest to call it quits... this is a silly conversation. 
-with love from an Agnostic 
Underpable Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Student General Artist
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ringtailmaster Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014
just waiting patiently, 1000 years is nothing, enought time to plan her revenge, amazing job n_n
Pauleen-MLP Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
lol i found some stuff
a message luna wrote: luna was here
tic tac toes and a drawing of celestia and said dumbies lol
AnonymousPonyPerson Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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