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Nightmare Moon by Earthsong9405 Nightmare Moon by Earthsong9405
**NOTE: Please forgive the quality of the photo; I'll have to retake it when there's better sunlight out o3o**

This is a speedpainting I did for the con that I finished today. I had the lineart finished for a while, but last night struck a creative cord in me, and I ended up painting. This, is the result! Painted on Canvas with Acrylics and Glitter.

So several of ya have been asking me about drawing Nightmare Moon, so I went ahead and used her for this painting. It's of the mare staring off into the darkness (she's probably on the moon or something), thinking hard about something that's troubling her. What that is can vary, so have fun coming up with theories. c:

I really like how this came out, considering how big it is and how fast I managed to finish it. I managedd to get it done far faster than what I expected (in about 3-4 hours), and I'm quite satisfied with the outcome. And once again, I decided to use glitter to help paint the image for a second time. I used it on her hair, and I have to say, I REALLY like the look the glitter gives the paintings. I really wish you guys could see it for real; this photo is very poor in quality (it was taken on my phone), so it won't show you how her hair actually sparkles when in motion.

That said, however, those who are going to the con CAN see this bad boy in real life! I'd like to get a better photo of it in case I want prints, but the primary reason I painted this was because I'm gonna try to sell her at the con. She will be among one or two other original paintings I will attempt to sell at the con. Like the others, she's the only one I've painted, so once she's bought there will be no more of her. I'm actually debating on not even selling prints, and making her an original painting exclusive only. So if anyone is interested and is attending the con, this is your heads-up. C: And if she doesn't sell that the con, she'll on sale here.


Okay, so I think that's it for now?As usual, feel free to ask me any questions you may have, and thank you for stopping by! C:

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:iconanttman:
AnttMan Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
I really like the coloring, looks like chalk to me. 
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PrincessLunka10 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG! This Nightmare Moon! I love Nightmare moon :D
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:iconanimallover1024:
animallover1024 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2016  Student Artist
and its awesome
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:iconanimallover1024:
animallover1024 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2016  Student Artist
i so will draw this at home!
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KFutagoh89 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2016
<3 Love it 2 <3
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016  Student Filmographer
Thanks! :3
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Ember-the-sandwing Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2016  Student General Artist
How how how does one paint with acrylic? Doesn't it feel stressful because of the unerasability of paint? If I were to do that the thing would look horrendous. Im like WUT as I always do when I look at ur stuff. Could you make a timelapse of one of the watercolor pones? Or not depends im hoping for an possibility?
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2016  Student Filmographer
Not really, no. To use any sort of medium takes practice, and with practice I've learned just how at ease I am with acrylics. Acrylic is great in that you can make any mistake and essentially erase the mistake you've made by painting over it with a couple of fresh coats, then go back and try again. It's fast drying time, for me, allows more room to work and more of a solid footing of what I'm attempting to achieve.

A timelapse would be cool, one I'd like to do, but I currently don't have the equipment to do one. :/
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Ember-the-sandwing Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2016  Student General Artist
Lol I seeeee. Paint sounds pretty expensive. Do you need a huge variety of shades?
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2016  Student Filmographer
It can be pretty expensive depending on the quality and brand. That said, while it's a bit easier to have a variety of colors, you don't need all of them. The most you need is yellow, red, blue, and white to make just about any color aside from the select few that are manufactured and can't be recreated by traditional means. 
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Ember-the-sandwing Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2016  Student General Artist
I see. Thanks :D
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MochaStarOC Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is one of the... no, it is the best image of Nightmare Moon I've seen yet.
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015  Student Filmographer
Thanks so much! ^.^
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TylerFreeFlight Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
My favorite Mare. Nightmare Moon looking very equine like. love it.
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:iconearthsong9405:
Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Student Filmographer
Thank ya! :3
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Engavar Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OH MY FAUST THIS IS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
honestly, I am breathtaken...
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:iconearthsong9405:
Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Student Filmographer
Thank you! ^.^
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Engavar Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)
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waxypanda Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Student General Artist
This is awsome!'
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:iconearthsong9405:
Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Student Filmographer
Thank you! :3
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1over0 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer

Here is my take on the picture:

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The Nightmares pooled in writhing masses at the base of the dais. While the vague forms of darkness and dark emotions appeared to boil over one another, no sound broke the anticipation laced silence.

Nightmare Moon looked out at her subjects. Using a fraction of her power to amplify her voice, she addressed them, "My kin, I did not succeed in bridging the gap between our world and that of the ponies." She raised her head high and smiled. "However, our toil did not end in vain. Luna and I are now one in both body and will. Due to my battle with her, it would seem that Celestia no longer commands the Elements as well." She stomped her hoof upon the stone floor. The resulting sound cracked like a hammer fall. "While our efforts this night were thwarted, we have a thousand years to prepare, to haunt their dreams, and to grow stronger! When our power reaches its pinnacle again, we shall descend upon them and take what is ours!"

The nightmares responded with a cheer of screams, roars, and shrieks that echoed hellishly throughout the castle.

*****
Good art like this can inspire so much, and you create a ton of it. Thank you for sharing and inviting us to play around with our own ideas of what Nightmare Moon is thinking.


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:iconearthsong9405:
Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Student Filmographer
Thanks so much! :3
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Samie-Seville Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014
That is amazing.
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:iconearthsong9405:
Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Student Filmographer
Thanks! :3
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Samie-Seville Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014
Your welcome! :)
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DeilspaceGrist Featured By Owner Edited Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This print was AMAZING to see in person! A still image does no justice to the shimmer effect that the glitter adds. Do you offer commissions like this when your commissions are open?
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Student Filmographer
Aw, thank you! I'm glad you liked the real-live result! C:

As for commissions, I'm afraid me taking painting commissions in this fashion are very far and few in between. Not so much because of the lack of interest, but because of how time-consuming it could turn out to be. O:
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WhIppIng-b0y Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist
Oh man, that bg :faint:
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Student Filmographer
Thank ya. x3
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WhIppIng-b0y Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist
welcome :)
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:iconartsy-purple-lover87:
Artsy-Purple-Lover87 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
wait... you DREW THIS ON PAPER?! *faits of AWESOMNESS*
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:iconearthsong9405:
Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Student Filmographer
Not on paper, but on loose canvas. C:
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Artsy-Purple-Lover87 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
ohhhhh cool beans dude
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artadorkable Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Gorgeous mane
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:iconearthsong9405:
Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Student Filmographer
Thanks. :3
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Mr-Dr-Sweetness Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
How'd you put the glitter on?

Compliment: I can't tell the difference between space and mane (the dark colors).
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:iconearthsong9405:
Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Student Filmographer
Just sprinkle them on when the paint is still wet, and layer. As for the space and mane, that's kinda the point.
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molly29666 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Student
I love this!<3 Nightmare Moon's expression and Armour is amazing, and so is the background! You're such a good artist!<3
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:iconearthsong9405:
Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Student Filmographer
Thank you so much! :3
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molly29666 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Student
Anytime! c:
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waraiigoe Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The background is so amazing! The color scheme is amazing to match Nightmare Moon's colors. Clapping Pony Icon - Nightmare Moon 
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:iconearthsong9405:
Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Student Filmographer
Thanks! :3
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JadeDragon18 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Professional General Artist
I really hope you make this one a print or something online because I want to buy her so bad but I can't go to brony con. :( Would have been really cool to meet you too if I could go. ^^ It's nice to meet the artist behind the amazing work.
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Student Filmographer
I'm afraid not. This was a Bronycon exclusive, so here is no recreation or prints made of her at all. Once she's gone, she's gone. o3o

As for Bronycon, hopefully next year you'll be able to go! :3
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JadeDragon18 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
Aw dang. I'm hoping next year it'll be hosted closer to the midwest but in the mean time there are a couple small local ones by where I live luckily. ^^
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SonicHomeboy Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooooh, super gorgeous. No doubt this looks way better in person.
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Student Filmographer
Thank you so much dude! :3
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SonicHomeboy Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :D
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YaoiLover113 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconwowplz: This is absolutely GORGEOUS! :D 
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:iconearthsong9405:
Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Student Filmographer
Thank you! C:
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