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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:
sta.sh/01z7vbjz9xpt

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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Pardonmebutwhat Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  New member Student General Artist
Whoa! She's practically jumping out of the screen! Nice job.
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TwilightAlicorn Featured By Owner Edited Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I really really like the rendering you've done on Luna and the scarf.
I don't think I can get over how smooth the scarf looks, and how textured her hair and feathers are, absolutely fantastic work.
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zachlky Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015
This is such a good drawing that I though it was made in blender :D (Big Grin) 
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SongbirdInShadow Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Wow.  At first I thought this was a digital 3d render (except the hair gave it away).  The shading (and all of it) is so smooth and amazing, great work.
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Loki-Loo Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Student General Artist
Those eyes man! Holy crap! They're beautiful!!!
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Angetheblue Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Four words. 20% cooler than anything
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Festivalights Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Everything you draw is so realistic looking, it's amazing!
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BleuleCorbeau Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love Luna and this Artwork is Amazing.
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CloudWander Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014
The eyes and skin tone are captivating. I like that her mane is done up; it suggests a casual encounter, like bumping into Luna at Pony Joe's donut emporium. I wouldn't stress too much about the other details. I don't think they are that important compared to that knowing glance.
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Pwney Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Isn't Luna a late bird though since she stays up all night?
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DSC-the-Artist Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love Luna and this Artwork is Amazing. XD the quote on the cup is great XD and it match Luna soo good
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catisawesome123 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh god. this loooks so 3d that I thought you did it in Blender.... or some other 3d software, this is so awesome! How can this be your first one !
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KallusPony Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Student
Nice!
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jujubinha1234 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
that beautiful art! You're my favorite artist *U*
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ukulilia Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014
Dawww you :iconohstopityouplz:
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DrDicksAmazingStick Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014
I must have that scarf. It looks so cosy.
Also some coffee.
This is so wonderful.
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ILoveBrunoMarso Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My all time favoiurite pony art <3
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DavionX Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Damn, so clean, so good. Way to go missy! Is really good!
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SAPPHIREMAINECOON Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
so realistic
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Dreadmaster231 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish i could 3D like this :C
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ukulilia Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
It's drawn
3D programs that can do this, are probably expensive as hell :/
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:iconmrjwongy:
mrjwongy Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
which 3D program do you use?
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:iconukulilia:
ukulilia Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014
I said "it's drawn"
...:no: pff
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:iconmrjwongy:
mrjwongy Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
if it's drawn, i would love to know how you know such a vast amount about surfaces and lighting in an environment. how do you use that knowledge create something as realistic looking as this?
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ukulilia Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014
how I "use" the knowledge... hmmm o.o
well you know there are shadows, they are like a blanket that are on top of something... I guess
(I really don't know how to explain this ^^;)
so umm, you have to get a feeling for lighting
If there's a flat colored figure on your photoshop canvas you need to be able to imagine the shadows it has with your inner eye...
uff people keep asking me such questions daily but I really don't know how to answer them :,(
...I tried
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mrjwongy Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
right, so, it looks like you do 3D render it with a program then. Please don't be ashamed if you do use 3D rendering. There is nothing wrong with creating art in this way, it's really smart.

I have looked through your gallery, i can even see textures you have applied to models. I wouldn't ever expect someone who is 15 to be able to shade better then the best artists in the pony fandom. 

I would love you to teach people how you create art like you do with this method. Don't worry, even if you weren't truthfull people will still really respect you for your art pieces. ^^
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ukulilia Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014
da fuck? I don't use a 3D program, it's all in my head really!!! D:
gosh...
"with this method" YOU are so mean xD

I'm working on a shading tutorial ^^
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Dreadmaster231 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
XD.

Inb4 sculptris.

Wellp blender can achieve this and is free, you just have to practice for like ages.
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:iconmrjwongy:
mrjwongy Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
maybe i should pirate sculpturis, i would love to create art like this.
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Dreadmaster231 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wellp, if you will it, then so shall it be.

Though from the long glance i took at your gallery, your a pretty damn good artist already.
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mrjwongy Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I spent a whole year learning how to shade. Really, i have tried, i just can't.

All i'm good at is drawing shapes with lines. Don't get me wrong, i can draw realistically shaded things but they are just from refference really.

Rendering would really help with making things look 3D. I'm not smart enough to know values of reflected light and how it reacts with different surface textures, a 3D program is. 
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Dreadmaster231 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
A game concept artist doesn't worry to much about that... at least mine don't XD

But you do have skill, I can see it even if all you have are practice peices.

an perhaps a bit of 3D might help out. You can 3D model?
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mrjwongy Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i tried it once or twice, I'm not fluent at all.  (btw i think i was wrong about ukulilias art and 3D rendering it)

Oh, and you are making a game?
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EICHH-EMMM Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing work here.
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Bioshock140 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014
Amazing!
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AgentSmexyPancakes Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing,
It's a nice blend of both your styles that give it that cartoony look but also a realistic effect.
Keep it up! 
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Fuchsyx Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Hobbyist
bist du deutsche ??? :o
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BlackAquila Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Scheint so, nicht wahr? :P
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Fredericus-Rex Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Dieses Bild hab ich anderswo gesehen und es hat mir damals gefällt — und jetzt hab ich es hier gefunden! :+fav:

(Entschuldigung — mein Deutsch ist gar noch nicht perfekt :noes: )
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xSlLVER Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Warte du kommst aus Deutschland?




Ohhh....
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Hovel Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
Das habe ich mir auch gerade gedacht :O
Das bild ist einfach der hammer o.O
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Saddust Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014
I can't believe I only discover your gallery now... Viele Grüsse von Franckreich !
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ukulilia Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014
Aaaah! Salute! :3
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LivingColor1234 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014
ooh, I want to say that this art immensely popular in myspace!!!
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Pwney Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
myspace still exists?
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LivingColor1234 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
Literally, a few days ago he was still there and now I can't find the site itself..
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ukulilia Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014
NICE!
:iconbadassplz:








...sorry xp
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LivingColor1234 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
^^
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EscapeDeath Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014
Just beautiful. Simply beautiful. I don't know what else i can say about this other than that I absolutely love it
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RamaKitty101 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your art style is sooo AMAZING!Boogie! 
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