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Longest Night by Esuka Longest Night by Esuka
On this night, we gaze up to the sky
and wonder at the stars sparkling high.
For this is the night, pristine, everlasting
The moon shines down, its rays ever casting
And henceforth, the night serenely fades away
in favor of a longer, brighter day.


I've been waiting six months to make this one. It was interesting trying to match [link] while utilizing six months of new tricks. Or maybe I just haven't developed that much. I hope that's not the case.

And so concludes the Solstice set, albeit a very small set indeed. As the heavens cycle, so shall I see you all in the new year. Have a wonderful holiday and a happy new year.

HAPPY END OF THE WORLD EVERYONE.
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:iconwolfdash:
Wolfdash Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I lov this picture of Luna it is so AWESOME :)
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evilsushicat Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for agreeing to add this beautiful piece to :iconlunafans101:
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SkronashRex Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Student Filmographer
Good beautiful Luna love :D
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Vilcronos Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student General Artist
es muy inprecionante de verdad si que lo es :D
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TastefulCostume6 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Those wings are beautiful! :D
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CollisionCorrs Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
This is so incredibly wonderful, I...I just don't even know what to say.
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CrowleysPyramid Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
:iconlunahuzzahplz::iconsays3plz:"The stars didn't aid in my escape after 1000 years just so I could have a two-year vacation!"

Happy New Year! :iconpartypinkieplz:
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leberschnitzel Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
wow Oo
It's all so awesomely wow!

How can I click "Love, Joy and Wow!" at once??
:Love: :Joy: :Wow!:
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Krissi2197 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
The amount of detail in this picture... It's so stunning. Amazing job!
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Director-Julius Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!!!

I thought nobody would remember that the winter solstice is Luna's longest night.
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Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Peacefully gorgeous! :heart:
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Dragonstar1278 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Beautiful.
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AbbieGoth Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Ooh, very nicely done! I like how you made her shoes and wings detailed. And the way you made her mane and tail flow looks fantastic!
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Whisperer-of-Winds Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Professional Writer
this is most enchanting indeed. You have utilized her mystique to the fullest!
Well done.
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therussianhippie Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
world didn't end, oh well :D
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Maddog3060 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
So, no love for the equinoxes? ;)

Seriously, lovely picture. :)
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Attemborough Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Simply brilliant!

Luna's wings and mane are extremely beautiful in your artwork.
The background night is amazing!

Fav and love it!
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Cjbronyten Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
looks amazing, love the work
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talesofthewinterborn Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Stunning
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TwilightIsMagic Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student General Artist
That shadow under her wings just makes the picture for me. Awesome!

And them stars. The ones that aided in her escape, perhaps?
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EaLicaria Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
:iconlunaclapplz:
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RaymansNumberOneFan Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Student Writer
Beautiful. And, I gotta say, as a Wiccan, I really appreciate this work.
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Novanplz Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Gorgeous!
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GodzillaKrueger Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is astoundingly gorgeous work.
:iconbravoplz:
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Flower-of-Grace Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Awesome! I love the stars in the background. Some are bright while others have varying degrees of light.
The moon is awe inspiring and Luna herself is just the right shade of dark and light.
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Awajuk Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!
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Zaranthan Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Six months of new tricks, indeed. The clouds are much better, and I like the way the wings came out this time. LOOOVE the corona around the moon.
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Masdragonflare Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome :3
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BronyMike Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
how do u do the clouds?
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Esuka Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
I have a special brush that I use for clouds and dust, and I keep the shading towards the center of the cloud. Being so loose, they don't really have cast shadows like a ball would. As for the lighting on the edge, it's a soft round brush with some erasing for shape.
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BronyMike Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is amazing lol
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Echo908 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Luna!!! :meow: I love it! The halo of light around the Moon is a very nice touch, really adds a great atmosphere to the whole thing. Well done Esuka!
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crasydwarf Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful. Stunning. Amazing. And inspiring.
Good work :3

Happy holidays and a happy new year right back at you.
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