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Into My Garden of Shadows by XNedra22 Into My Garden of Shadows by XNedra22
Edit Featured on EQD Drawfriend #592 [link] Thank you all so much for the support! I'm completely overwhelmed!

Edit The animators were kind enough to feature my art on their blog for CoTN!

I spent a good chunk of time on this today. It was inspired by :iconspiritto: and :iconlionheartcartoon:'s animatic "Children of the Night". Seriously, go check these guys out if you haven't already.

I have wanted to draw both Luna and Celestia in the traditional unicorn style for some time, so you can expect to see the Princess of the sun too. As for Luna's Celtic inspired jewelry, I had previously re-designed her jewelry to look less chunky and just re-used the design here.

The version of this without the background can be found here:


Luna is copyright to Hasbro/The Hub
The artwork is copyright to :iconxnedra22:

Time taken: 8 hours
Tools used: Paint Tool SAI, Photoshop CS5
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:iconamrasfelagund:
AmrasFelagund Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015
Glorious...! All hail the Moon Monarchy!
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ColonelYeo Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work! :wow:

I love the work you did on Luna's wings and the way you blended her hair into the night sky. I also really like the coloring and shading on the clouds.
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XNedra22 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! I remember having a lot of fun working on this image when I originally drew it. I've long since improved my skill, and I'm actually revisiting this picture and including Luna's sister in it this time :)
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No1fan15 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
that song fits perfectly!
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:iconxnedra22:
XNedra22 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:nod:
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:iconxelianthought:
xelianthought Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
Cool design!
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:iconxnedra22:
XNedra22 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconx-i-l2048:
X-I-L2048 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful. :heart: I love what you did with the tail and the wings, and her jewelry is gorgeous, too. =D
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:iconxnedra22:
XNedra22 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconx-i-l2048:
X-I-L2048 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug:
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ANACONDA-LILY-001 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013   General Artist
GORGEOUS.
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:iconxnedra22:
XNedra22 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconelectro-blitz:
Electro-BLITZ Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Professional Artist
Well done!
she is so beautiful, and her wings even more!

Keep it up!
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:iconxnedra22:
XNedra22 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so very much!
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Sinn2R Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
The only thing which bothers me is her tail. It looks like more griffin tail than pony tail. Otherwise great work!
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XNedra22 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It is based on a traditional unicorn's tail, which is depicted as a lion's tail. Did you know in ancient mythology, Unicorns are actually part goat? Hence the cloven hooves on many 'traditional' and older works. It's interesting seeing how they've morphed over the years to be more horse-like. But thank you!
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Sinn2R Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Wow! I always thought that unicorn is just a horse with a horn. It was so obvious to me so i even didn't consider to look deeper into history about these creatures. Thanks for the enlightenment!
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XNedra22 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol, I did too for a long time. You're welcome! I do prefer a more horse-like body, though I like the lion's tail.
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cajobif Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
Why this is not in my favs?

She is gorgeous. Very beautiful the way you've drawn her. I like that you kept her facial expression and the tail of an unicorn.

Wonderful work. You did great
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:iconxnedra22:
XNedra22 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart: Thank you so much! She was a good deal of fun to paint.
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:iconhelsaabi:
Helsaabi Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
Wonderful work! ^^
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:iconxnedra22:
XNedra22 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! :heart:
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:iconhelsaabi:
Helsaabi Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
You're welcome! ^^
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Dragonstar1278 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Gorgeous!
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:iconxnedra22:
XNedra22 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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Dragonstar1278 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
you're welcome.
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Shdinexus Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
I don't know how but you actualy made the 1st "real horse-shaped" pony picture I ever liked. It looks good, congratz man good job.
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XNedra22 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! I'm really flattered you like her! :heart:
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Shdinexus Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
Hey I have to give credit where credit is due.
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:iconxnedra22:
XNedra22 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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FDCanta Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
That's one serious Luna! love your work.
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:iconxnedra22:
XNedra22 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! :heart:
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KeeCoyote Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
notice you went with the traditional lion tale for Luna
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:iconxnedra22:
XNedra22 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes! I wanted to go for a more 'traditional' style unicorn design for her.
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zenx007 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
Holy EQUESTRIA, that's AWESOME!:iconyesvictoryplz:
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:iconxnedra22:
XNedra22 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
XD Thanks! :) There are a lot of mistakes I can see, and a few things I want to change. But, that will have to wait until I get caught up with commissions. :)
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BlackBlood100 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This piece is featured in my Youtube vid :)
[link]
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:iconxnedra22:
XNedra22 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for letting me know :)
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:iconblackblood100:
BlackBlood100 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome. I also gave credit to ur work as well :)
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:iconxnedra22:
XNedra22 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:nod: I left a comment for you on your video :)

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:iconblackblood100:
BlackBlood100 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :)
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County-Remix Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is just beyond gorgeous *A* I love everything about this. Especially the night sky blending in with her. <3 <3 <3
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:iconxnedra22:
XNedra22 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! ^^
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vvvvvalBphantom Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
damn
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:iconxnedra22:
XNedra22 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol, thank you!
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No-36 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
:iconohmygodplz: *manly tears* I'll just...click...the fav button...
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:iconxnedra22:
XNedra22 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol, thank you!
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MyLittlePrimo Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
Heard an "Angels in the Night" (or however it went) song yesterday. I'd be singing it here, if I could only remember it!
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:iconxnedra22:
XNedra22 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The song for this animatic? "Childeren of the Night?"

I'll say I listened to it on repeat the entire time I worked on this piece. I know all the words now.
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MyLittlePrimo Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
No, a different one. I listened to it on my car radio in the evening. It goes something like "Angels are the *something* of the night."
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