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Coffee to stay awake all night by ukulilia Coffee to stay awake all night by ukulilia
Collab with :iconmykegreywolf:MykeGreywolf who did the shape of Luna's head.
Here's the lineart he did:

Edit: My first digital drawing, that got accepted in :iconbest-of-mlp-fim: Best-of-MLP-FiM!!!
        I couldn't have made it without MykeGreywolf's hard work, thank you so much! ^^
and by the way, his deviantArt address is on there now c:
I thought I've added it the day after I uploaded the pic, but I didn't notice, that I used the old
file without the address
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Firstly, pony lips, mmmm :tehe:

Having the background blurred presents Luna very well, making her the significant feature. Extremely creative with the mane/hair style, presenting a different side of Luna, away from her royal duties and enabling a more casual sense of responsibility. The bun was brilliantly done up... I mean drawn, almost the the extent of realism. Lovely shading and lighting to the hair, detail as always is exquisite.

As facial expressions go, this is the one most open to interpretation. Depending on the person it could be seen as smug, inquisitive, arrogant, sweet, but ALWAYS friendly.
I'm not the first to say and won't be that last to comment on those gorgeous eyes. Magnificent detail with the shading and especially the iris, with the many different colours shine and sparkle, becoming very attractive and unique. You are the only artist (I know of) whom puts much effort into the eyes, which I think are a significant aspect to creating emotion within a character. As well as that, your eye lashes are incredibly pretty, the shape and width are quite gorgeous. The subtle make up upon her eye-lid is also fabulous, giving her the feminine and well presented look.

Her wing seems a bit flat as the feathers don't have much depth, but I can understand the difficulty of it as feathers are a tricky object get perfect.

The snugly scarf looks very nice although its colour contrasts Luna and blends with the background a little too well. Not saying to go for a bright green, but something that blends with Luna's blue a little better.

The addition of the glow on her horn and the mug is very pretty. The saying on the mug, clever but slightly confusing.

Overall a beautiful image that seems to have been planned out perfectly. It has amazing uniqueness and detail. You should be very proud.
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This is absolutely stunning, one of your best pieces yet.

The eyes are stunning, and the mane styling is perfect. The background and scarf complement Luna's color scheme wonderfully, and the natural colors and lighting heighten the vividness and realism of the piece and create a warm atmosphere. You chose a unique way to represent Luna by using these tones and lighting and you did it well.

The scarf complements her nicely, and doesn't blend in with the background, because even though the hues of the scarf closely match those of the wall and table behind her, the values of the scarf contrast those of the background much more than the values of Luna do.

I love the subtle bits of lighting, such as the reflection of the scarf on Luna's neck and jaw.

The only things I can see that could be improved on that haven't been mentioned in the description are the wings and the scarf.

The detailing of the wings look a bit too plain, and lack texture and depth. The smaller feathers, known as downy feathers should stick out from the base of the wings, and have a very soft, fluffy, and frayed appearance to them. Normally, I wouldn't ask an artist to go to that much trouble, because giving wings a realistic appearance is difficult, but given the realism and craftsmanship this piece already has, I'd love to see that.

The scarf looks nice, but the folds seem to be either very small and subtle, or in terms of the more prominent folds, too sharp, and don't seem to use up that much cloth. I would suggest trying to give them more depth next time to give the fabric a more relaxed look to it, instead of how it looks now, seeming less affected by gravity than it should be.

This is an amazing piece, and deserves every bit of attention and praise it gets, and more.

My rating is high and may seem biased, but the whole reason I gave this a critique is because it grabbed my attention enough to engage me in the piece, which is what led to me examining the details enough to critique it.
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Brave-Dash Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this looks so real, almost like a statue
Crazyaniknowit Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you use Photoshop CS6?
ukulilia Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Nah I use the demo version of Adobe Photoshop ^^
Crazyaniknowit Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
ukulilia Featured By Owner 4 days ago
It's free *u*
Crazyaniknowit Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Okimonoko Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  New member
This mist have taken such a long time! She looks 3D, like so 3D that she looks like she could be in real life! I love the way you draw ^.^
JayBeanieMags Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my gulay.
AlphaArt101 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Speechless whoa!!!! thats amazing!!!!
PrincessEmbraceMLP Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It looks so beautiful! Embrace clapping icon by PrincessEmbraceMLP  
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