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A Dark Symphony by PerfectBlue97 A Dark Symphony by PerfectBlue97
EQD, I can't believe it, I'm in EQD. Thanks guys. That's so cool.

My first real attempt at a proper Screen Tone Comic. It's harder than it looks, given that the colors are so simple.

The Wings took Forever to get right.

I originally titled this "Luna's Torment", but I've already used that one, so I changed it right before I uploaded it.

This is an Unofficial sequel to my earlier comic "A Mother's Love"…. It was inspired by a number of different things. Season 2 episode Luna Eclipsed was a big influence, as was the second arc of the IDW Comic series. Which showed more Luna than the entire animated series.

It was also inspired by various Symphonic Metal tracks that I've been listening to. Our Destiny by Epica, and Empty Hollow by Rage spring to mind.

Outside Luna is strong and capable pony. She is the ruler of the night, with all of the mystique that come with it. Yet, inside, she is filled with a hidden sadness. She protects the dreams of other ponies, but is herself haunted by nightmares that fill her with shame and doubt.

The Canon for this would be her due to her fall into the shadows as Nighmare Moon. Though I like the Fanon answer that there is further darkness hidden inside her from something not shown in the series or the comics….

Luna's pose from Frame 1 is based on Celestia by Mihaaaa (…. Everything else is scratch drawn. The Screen Tone was modified from the Screen Tone that comes with Yishan Studio's The Complete Shoujo Art Kit.

I used brushes from Obsidian Dawn for Luna's Mane.
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ringtailmaster Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
interesting, she can protect other ponies from nightmares, but who protect her? nice job n_n
tyruvelp Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014
1- if ur in EqD u should post the link with the comic that is featured in EqD 

2 - this is rumored to actually be happening in season 5 lol
mlpcool495 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
ciiiiiinda right
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dudebladeX Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014   General Artist
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

only-second-place Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
It's always awesome to find thoughtful comics like this, which try to expand on a character.
I mean funny comics can be great too, but I think there are too many of them compared to ones, that portray other emotion or have a deeper meaning.
I absolutely love the way you did Luna's mane and how you drew her wings
and I think the idea you tried to get across is also expressed very well,
so there are only a few nit-picks I have detail-wise,
for example, that her hooves look a tad too pointy in the last panel or that the make-up under her eyes makes her look a little bit bag-eyed in the first two panels she's in (if that wasn't intended).
Also, I'm not sure if you could see her left eyebrow from the angle in the last panel.
But aside of those details, I think you did a great job overall. :D (Big Grin) 
ChaosDrgon Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
Kind of a 'Who watches the watchers?' thing going on there.
Tesla51 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Poor Luna. I deeply pity her for having to remember something like that.
TwiWrite-Flare Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Who watches that watchman?
tyruvelp Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014

sorry had to 
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