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November 4, 2012
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Luna in Ebony: Starry Night by xofox Luna in Ebony: Starry Night by xofox
The painted version of Dark of Night, this is the end product for :iconsaberthedoom:.

I don't usually paint my pieces, and I suspect I won't again except in very peculiar circumstances (outdoor pieces, etc.). Not simply because I don't paint and can't paint, which is obvious, but because I like to make things that look wooden on face value, evidenced by the lack of faces, etc on most of my pieces. (Although considering the number of fixed manes I seem to be doing, I might start painting manes.) On that note, any black parts on this piece are the original ebony showing through.

Nevertheless it is good to step outside our comfort zones from time to time, and this was a good experience, if only to confirm and concrete my feelings, and to give me new experiences! Here's to trying new things. I do need to work on my painting, though, because at some point I will need it, and I'm severely disappointed with the results here.

If you want to check out more of this pony, you can see her work in progress gallery and an expanded gallery over at My Little Woodcraft, as well as WIP galleries on unreleased pieces and sneak peaks at finished products.

Luna and My Little Pony belong to Hasbro.
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The details look amazing. Nice coloring, cant really find anything wrong with it. Good job!
I love her so much!
xofox Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fabulous! I'm so glad you can still see the details of the wings, even with paint. It's too gorgeous.
Oh, you painted her! How cool.

I agree with what you've said about figurines that look wooden on face value, ones that openly and unabashedly admit that they're carved from wood and don't try to conceal it behind a layer of paint, but that said, this one IS nice, too.

We're all our worst critics, too, aren't we? Just going by the pictures of her here, I'd say that while there is perhaps room for further improvement, she's still looking fine, though.

Still hoping you'll open a few commissions slots again some time - and that I'll be able to snag one that time before they're all gone. :) I'd still love a Night Mare Moon from you.
xofox Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The next time I open commissions I promise to give you a personal advance warning. :) (Although considering that I'm still half-a-dozen pieces from finishing June commissions, who knows when they'll reopen. :|
Much appreciated, thanks! :D

And no worries. Good things are worth waiting for, and art can't be rushed.
awesome as always ^^
Sullivanyifu Nov 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Actually I think you paint quite well.
esiewertjr Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is..... it... it just is..... think of every and any word that could describe this as something good and fill in the blank with every single one of them. I sure hope you plan to make more like this because she looks amazing! Superb job, my friend!
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