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MLP Sweet Nightmares by Meiphon MLP Sweet Nightmares by Meiphon
Commission for :iconkenboneoch: for his lovely wifes birthday. I had so much fun with this I can't even begin! Though it strayed a bit from my original vision it still has the ethereal feel that I wanted to accomplish. VAAASSSTTT. I realize the character doesn't have that many colors on her tail/mane, but it was an effect I was going for. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did drawing her. :D
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AzaratheDragon Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow. This is absolutely gorgeous! I love everything about this piece: the way you did the hair, the colours, her eyes, the bright glow at the top to provide a bit more contrast. Just an amazing piece! :)
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thundergalaxy Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Student General Artist
Gosh This is awesome!
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Karanakia Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is one of those pieces where... I don't know how to feel about it. It's by far one of my favorite pictures of Luna because of the composition, attention to detail, colors and style. It's an amazing picture! But it's also one of those that makes progress I've ever made feel so inferior! Good job on this.
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Kairi846 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love your style. Its very beautiful and it also caught me off guard!
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kimy-shan Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
oh... my... god... Best Nightmare Moon Fanart i saw. You're very amazing you know? Oh my... god O.O
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:iconthenekk:
theNekk Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This piece, for lack of a better word, is amazing!
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cajobif Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
Oh my gosh!

What an amazing piece!
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HectorMcreyes Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing
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Ballman64 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Simply amazing, well done.
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Sassycat2 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
So pretty and epic. I love it :D Her eyes are so mesmerizing, I can't believe it.
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murphylaw4me Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
THIS IS FREAKING AWESOME

OMG
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ArrJaySketch Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Outstanding!
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ilovemew12 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful! Simply wonderful
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NightmareEclipse Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing, the detail is unbelievable!
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Oscarina1234 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is just absolutely stunning! I just can't get over how detailed and how nice it truly looks.
The colors are so nice to look at, nothing too neon nor anything that's just overly killing to the eyes, it has colors that makes it easy for the eyes (especially for me, I've been getting sensitive eyes as of late).
Nightmare Moon's hair was also wonderfully executed since it's pretty hard to actually decide HOW to paint her hair (what do you call it, ethereal mass of gooze? xD)
I really like the way you executed it at least. A nice little touch as well is with the eyes, how it sort of glows and it's not overly bright but subtle.

Now for what the person underneath me commented about, the background. Like he/she said, this would be better if you yourself made it and my reasoning is because of how different the background is compared to the focus on the picture, sort of a fuzzy as if taken from google. But none the less, brilliant work!

This was wonderfully painted albeit, the source underneath at the bottom sort of disturbs the picture but I can understand why you put it there; don't want any art thieves to take credit for this beautifully made picture.
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Colorful-Chimera Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Now this is how you do fan art people! Showing respect to the subject while still integrating your own style and flare, absolutely stunning.
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Unirizz Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This nightmare moon is stunning. I really love her wings and the light from above. Her smokey mane with sparkly dots makes feel amazed. But it would be even greater if you had painted the background yourself too. Coz I bet its taken from google :( But really, lovely job :heart:
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Meiphon Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Wow thanks for such a detailed and awesome comment, much appreciated.
The background and effect on her tail/mane are a combination of about 6 stock images in which I applies separate effects/layer effects to.
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Unirizz Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Oh, are those stock images from here or some other site? It would be nice if others could use them too and created their own nice looking works, tho I still would love to see people use their own photos and painting skills to do background. But some never leaves their homes to see world (and going up to space is damn expensive).

And I just realized that instead of dark lines you used light ones. Of course dark ones would simply fade/fuse together with bg. Now I'm curious. Did you turn bg black or in any other dark colour before you started to draw Nightmare moon or simply changed some adjustments from toolbar. But anyway, keep up the good work ;)
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Meiphon Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
[link] Mostly here.
Yeah uh...I can't exactly acquire galaxy photos myself :\ And while it would have a toonier style if I had drawn each star myself its not the look I wanted. I wanted a mesh of fully natural/organic/real and cartoon.

She's originally drawn with pencil on 11x17 fanboy comic paper and inked digitally. The character has blue lines in the show so it only made sense to make them that way. Though, originally they were adjusted so I could see them better. Wasn't till after I started working on her that I ended up changing parts of the lines white and darkening other areas for more 'level.' The background was set to black once I lightened the lines, though, after more layers than Id like to admit the background became a plethora of colors and stars with black as a base.
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Unirizz Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Wow, thats a great site. I better share this to my friends who loves to draw some science fiction stuff :)

You drew her using a pencil? Thats great! I havent touched my pencils for a while! Now days I do everything digitally, except water-coloring. Yeah, I see some lines are just little bit darker shade than other lines. Those do give a nice feel of depth to her (specially for her mane which looks lovely). I simply think its nice that there are other shades and colours than just black on the background. Its more interesting and lively.
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JustArt27 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
i dont do MLP, but this is bad azz!
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PeppermintSiren Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
Oh my gosh this is so beautiful. This is truly amazing. :nod:
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Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
Wickedly gorgeous! :wow:
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009-1 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
Amazing =D
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Masdragonflare Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely :D
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leviadragon99 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
Whoa, well that's trippy as hell, impressive.
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AerialsFlight Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful work! :)
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Meiphon Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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philorion7 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Student General Artist
fantastic layout and design. good balance to the piece
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Meiphon Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hey thanks man! :D
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ilikeshinyobjects Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh *u*
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tolkien125 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
art feels to just see
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xxxFenton31xxx Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
Wow hits is amazing work really awesome
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Wrinki Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy schmack. This is so poster perfect.. I hope your commission client is getting a print of this because it would look SO good printed! (I assume you intended that? lol)
UGH the composition is so nice, I LOVE how centred she is between her mane and tail... which are my favourite parts by far. THE SWIRLS!
:heart: :heart: :heart:
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Meiphon Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yup, he is. It was originally just supposed to be an inked work, he wanted the original but later decided on color and print.
Me too :D I had so much fun with the white and light blue lineart. Originally I did it just to SEE the lines while I was working but realized how much more ethereal and character accurate it made the pic (She has light blue lines in the show.)
Thanks
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Wrinki Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahahah, that's hilarious that it was kind of accidental... it looks SO good.
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Kapoopie Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
That is soooo pretty
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Meiphon Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Ooo thanks!! haha I love your user name!
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Kapoopie Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
Thanks, I was bored when I came up with it
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NomDeCheval Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Awwwwwesome! :D
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:iconmeiphon:
Meiphon Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks! <3
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TwistedMare Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh... this is just so amazingly awesome and cool and gorgeous and beautiful and stunning! Ahhh so... I love it. *-*
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Meiphon Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
hahaha *hugs* wow thank you! So glad you liked it that much haha.
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TwistedMare Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe you're welcome. Kinda went overboard, but it's really an amazing piece of work. ^-^;
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sweetsweetsunshines Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing ^^ all the stars and Luna are gorgeous <3
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Meiphon Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks hun!
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Dony123 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
jesus fuck that's rad
Loving the colours, would love to see this as a poster, and make sure none of my friends see it and go "Is that a pony?" so I don't have to say "IT'S A GOOD ONE CALM DOWN" and hit them with a shovel.
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Meiphon Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yup, I put her up as a DA poster print, Id love to get her printed just to see how it looks.
Meh, art is art regardless of content. Shouldn't limit what you enjoy based on gender norms. Besides, most bronies are guys it seems.
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Dony123 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
Apparently so.
Not one myself but I appreciate good art when I see it.
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