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Luna in Ebony: Dark of Night by xofox Luna in Ebony: Dark of Night by xofox
This ebony Luna for :iconsaberthedoom: is a bit of a new kind of pony for me in a couple of ways. First, as you can see, her mane and tail are wooden instead of thread, a necessity for the season two hairstyles. Second, this is technically still an unfinished piece, since the final result is going to be painted, eyes and all. Anyone who has been around this page should know that I don't post WIP pics here, but I'm making an exception here because, if it were my own pony, I would stop here. Unpainted is more my style; although I've sprinkled her fairly liberally with silver leaf. Still, the painted version should be up in a day or two.
As for the pony itself, this is definitely a presentation piece, and I seem to be straying further and further from the "toy" ponies that I was making a year ago, but c'est la vie. Her left side is definitely her strong side, while the hair covering her face on her right side looks pretty iffy. But I like her high-topped Nightmare Moon boots and she has an actual removable tiara this time around. The wings aren't too terrible either, and the face is definitely more Luna-esque (Lunar sounded wrong) than previous attempts. Like a black dress, though, dust and scuffs definitely show up on her, and understand that all those angular curves and knife marks are what remains after a darn good sand and polish. Ebony. Whatcha gonna do?
If you want to see more pictures of Luna, and the woodworking process, please check out her offsite WIP gallery which will continue to update during the rest of the work on her, and the Dark of Night expanded gallery at My Little Woodcraft.

My Little Pony and Princess Luna belong to Hasbro.
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:iconsomercet:
somercet Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
Wow, that is awesome.
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Dreamgaze47 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
Unlimited want.
Great job with this sculpture. I love the aesthetic.
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:iconxofox:
xofox Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you; I'm very glad you like her.
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ProsaurusRex Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
That looks awesome! Great work!
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:iconxofox:
xofox Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks; I'm glad you like her! :)
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MalDudemaker Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice job, one of the best i`ve seen of your pony work. I second the preference for wood! :thumbsup:
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Eltharion Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I much prefer the wood myself, shame you couldn't keep her this way, she looks lovely!
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:iconxofox:
xofox Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, painting is definitely not my jive in any case, and I haven't had any practice at it. :|
c'est la vie.
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:iconeltharion:
Eltharion Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aye - as long as the customer's happy in the end eh?
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:iconxofox:
xofox Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed. I'm not an artist, and I'm barely an artisan. I just like to make stuff, so if the recipient likes it, my work is done. :D
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gsomv Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Oh Ebony, the Diamond of the woods, great job Mr. :iconbravoplz:
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:iconxofox:
xofox Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you; and I'm glad you like her. :D I think I'm about to start in on an ebony Nightmare Moon mini minifigure as a giveaway; I had too much fun not to do another ebony piece before halloween.
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:iconcajobif:
cajobif Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
This is awesome work!

Just for the originality of using wood and all the work on it, you deserve a bonus point.

Wonderful
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:iconxofox:
xofox Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much; I'm glad you like her! :)
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Silverwolf1345 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
She looks so awesome :D
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:iconxofox:
xofox Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad you think so! :D
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:iconneonblackheartattack:
omg this is awesome!! :D
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:iconxofox:
xofox Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I'm glad you like her.
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:iconjaimie07:
jaimie07 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Student Artist
:heart::heart::heart::heart:
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:iconxofox:
xofox Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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eduardorpg64 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Amazing!
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:iconxofox:
xofox Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :D
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Lukjad Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
I too agree that this is where I would stop.

It looks like a finished piece to me. I really love the look of wood, and always feel sad when someone wants the colour covered up by paint.
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xofox Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, although I do substantially agree, we'll see how it looks with paint, and, who knows; it could be even better and I've just been missing out. :D
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:iconlukjad:
Lukjad Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
It will look different. Awesome, but different.
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:iconxofox:
xofox Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Eh you say that, but I just finished the painting and she's...
Anyway, yeah, have I mentioned that I'm not actually any good at painting?
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:iconlukjad:
Lukjad Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
*demands pics*

I need to see this, you probably are just too hard on yourself.
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:iconxofox:
xofox Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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probably not. :| I do not have a painter's eye.
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:iconlukjad:
Lukjad Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
Hmmm...

Well, I've already stated my preference for the wood, especially in this case.

A suggestion I could made is that Luna is about shades of the night, so aside form the sparkle of stars there should not be any white/light colours (unless you are doing Woona/S01E02 Luna).

There's also the fact that drawing a 2D pony on a 3D wood surface interpretation of a 2D model doesn't translate well in every angle. It takes someone extremely experienced at it, and with time you'll get a better grip on the subject if you keep doing it.
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CristianJarcia Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Tu ta' to' loco illoh.
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:iconmaroniemann:
Maroniemann Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This already looks awesome. Can't wait to see the finished one :D
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:iconxofox:
xofox Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Painting started about half an hour ago before a lunch break. =P (although I recently kept my little siblings at my place while my parents were off at a conference, and loaned out my paints for a school project, and I'm frightfully low on red and blue. :|)
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skannersnake Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
awesome. want. now. please.
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:iconxofox:
xofox Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D Glad you like her!
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:iconskannersnake:
skannersnake Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
I shall trade you 3 souls and a half eaten Hershey bar.
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:iconxofox:
xofox Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Normal souls or the souls of firstborn children?
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:iconskannersnake:
skannersnake Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Firstborn children, duh.
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MasuoToZuo Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:heart:
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:iconxofox:
xofox Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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ElwisFromPoland Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
This is absolutely amazing and adorable.

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xofox Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much; I'm glad you like her :D
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ElwisFromPoland Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
You're welcome.

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Daft-Perception Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Truly fantastic work! Everything about it is perfect :D
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:iconxofox:
xofox Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D aw, thanks; I'm glad you think so.
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clayjase69 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
amazing work
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:iconxofox:
xofox Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :)
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Sgphad Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Absolutely amazing. Ebony really fits Luna.
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