(EDIT and aside: How bout 'dem transits of Venus? Celestia's power weakens daily....)
Ok guys. I really
do not like this piece. Yes, yes I know, inb4 how wunderbar, she's fabulous, etc. etc. I'm not fishing for support, I just know that, although I'm fairly critical of my own work, I can
make things that do
deserve, if not support, then a nodding appreciation of a job done to my standards. And this piece, in my opinion, is not among them. My major problems are the shape of her head, which is a different shape from most ponies' and which this doesn't even resemble, and her hair. In making the tiara, I decided to drop bores for the hair too far forward, meaning that half her face is permanently covered by hair. Now, I'll grant you that, due to the wood drying in my Texas workshop too quickly, there was an enormous fault on that side of her face, but you should still have been able to see it.
Hrumph. Oh well, at least 1) I like how her wings turned out. 2) I silverleafed her cutie mark instead of painting it white, and I like the effect, and 3) It's made me cautious about the new Luna I'm making for the raffle, and caution is good. 4) I used the old Luna hair, and I like it. I'm sticking to it!
(A quick aside, I'm raffling off seven wooden ponies for free. Leave a comment in my journal to be entered for a chance to win!
Feel like seeing more of Luna? She has a Work in Progress Gallery
and an expanded gallery
over at My Little Woodcraft.
Princess Luna and My Little Pony belong to Hasbro.