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Princess Luna in Ebony: Theia is Magic by xofox Princess Luna in Ebony: Theia is Magic by xofox
A long, loooong awaited pony for a fantastic critic and an all around cool guy :iconarkindal:, I wanted this pony to be one of my best. Whether it is or not I won't deign to say, but I think I can safely say it isn't among my worst.

Among other things I took my sweet time on this one when it came to gluing on the mane, which I did as a separate piece this time around. I'm thinking that it looks better this way than with the mane as a solid part of the head and neck. Usually I'm a huge fan of 60 second epoxy, but this time around it was real wood glue and 24 hour waiting times before work resumed. (Not that it mattered, I fumbled her during later detailing and shattered half of the mane on the floor, but the repair seems to have worked out all right.
I've done better faces, but Luna is incredibly annoying when it comes to face and body shape (I think she might be just a smidge too long. But for once I made it through a tiara without being infuriated beyond all reckoning. And I did much prefer making the season 1 Luna to the current one. She's just so much more pony when it comes to the mane and tail. And I painted the mane, hmm, how about that. I'm still generally against paint, but the ebony is so dark and flat that it tends to blend together, and I wanted a little contrast.

As usual, there is a work in progress gallery and an expanded gallery offsite.

Princess Luna and My Little Pony belong to Hasbro.

Curious about the name? Theia was the planetary body that impacted Earth causing the formation of the moon in the giant impact hypothesis.
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LunaMoon1360 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i love this!
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xofox Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :D
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LunaMoon1360 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
your very welcome :D they must be so difficult to make with all that detail!
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XKurohyouX Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
SO.MUCH.AWESOMENESS! She's gorgeous!
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xofox Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:D Glad you like her.
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Netikras01 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
As always your work looks amazing. The body form is great and the details on the wings are amazing. The mane and tail are painted nicely. Another amazing piece of artwork. Great job.
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LeOtherGuy Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ebony, huh? Damn, I bet that was harder than hell to carve.
This is completely awesome. Man, the detail in the wings! I would've ragequit and threw it against a wall if I ever tried to make something like this.
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xofox Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It was just about that much of a pain, true, but I've done a few at this point so I'm getting used to working it. :P Glad you like it.
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Elder-Abe Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Oh wow :D
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xofox Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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DragonTygress Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this one. The mane does look better when made separately and glued on instead of being carved from the same piece; it looks more realisitic soehow, like it's actually growing out of her (that sounds weird lol) like a real mane than looking like it's part of her body... it's hard to explain.
Also I love her white mane. It looks fantastic agaisnt the darkness of the ebony.
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xofox Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thwnks; yeah, I think glued on manes will be my preference in future (although I seem to do fewer of them these days.)
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DragonTygress Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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Cjbronyten Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
wow thats pretty amazing:)
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xofox Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks; glad you like her. :)
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Cjbronyten Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
your welcome:)
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schneelocke Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Oh, wow, she's beautiful. :)
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xofox Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :D
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arkindal Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Thank you Xofox, as I told you it's awesome and I really love her, can't wait to have her here!
I did wait a bit, actually it's maybe almost an year? But it was well worth it, absolutely. I love all your work, you've shown to be an amazing guy, a good hearted person during the time I waited, when we sent each other notes here and there.
So thank you, for the pony and for being an really cool guy :)
I don't know, maybe it's because she's mine but... I can't find any flaw, I just like her that much, she's perfect, thank you :)
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xofox Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, it has to be at least nine or ten months at least. That commission list seemed to go on forever. :D
Well, it's the least I could do; you've given me some good suggestions as I got off the ground.
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arkindal Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
I had fun doin so, your works is good :)
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