Dear Princess Celestia,
This week I learned that ponies should wear safety goggles-!- and that eyepatches are only fabulous for a few hours, after which they become merely awesome.
Yarr! I feel like a pirate. A pirate in a tie and waistcoat and in great pain, but still a pirate.
It's Luuuuuuuuuuuuuna. She's done in ebony, which, to its credit, is less of a pain than holly, although I seriously messed up my first Luna and had to abandon half of my wood; so, sorry
Luna Mark II is waiting for a new block of ebony.
I actually had a lot of fun with ebony, although I broke two sawblades on it and dulled another two. That stuff is crazy hard and dense, but the weight helps when cutting out the silhouette actually.
I really wanted to make her tiara and slippers, but I really
to get her before Nightmare Night (dumb new Woona design messin' up my hours
of work drilling holes for the mane and picking out the right thread.
I kid. I kid. I really dig the new Luna.) and I was actually dashing out the door at a flat run to the Post Office to see my favorite IRL mailmare, Sue, (I love my post office staff. They're super cool.) while the paint on her cutie markwas still wet. I didn't make it, but I spent most of the extra night sanding instead of accessorizing. She doesn't look it, I know; she looks rough, but she actually is my most sanded pony in a long time-done in a once over with 160 grit and an hour+ with 400 grit paper. I kind of wish I'd spent the extra evening making new wings. I made her two pairs already, but I still don't like 'em. They look like baseball mitts.
Also, I was thinking of doing the moon on her cutie mark in silver leaf instead of white paint, but I left my leaf in Texas and I didn't want to drop ten bucks for more. I know it's not canon, but I thought it would look cool and magisterial. What do you guys think? Should I go for a silver moon on the next Luna?
If you want, you can find many more pictures of Luna and other ponies on my shutterfly [link]
Luna and My Little Pony belong to Hasbro.