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Bring back the Night by Longinius-II Bring back the Night by Longinius-II
Your poor pitiful sister is no more, Celestia of the Sun! I am Reborn as the True Queen of the Night! I am Nightmare Moon, fear me and love me! From this day forth, the Night will last FOREVER!

Long ago, the Ursa used to live in harmony with Ponykind, living in peaceful coexistence under pacts with Luna Princess of the Night. But that peace was broken when the evil Nightmare Moon killed the eldest of the Ursa Majors. Wearing the fading glory of the Great beasts pelt as a trophy. Distrust between the Ponies and the Ursa.... Was never healed.
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It took quite a bit of time to get done, but it's finally ready. It was a bit of a challenge to figure out how to colour her black coat, but I went with a shiny blue highlight style rather than try to use grey. It's very nice how it came out to be.

I hope you guys here like it as well. 8D
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:iconkittypetro:
... daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

This is the most epic thing I have ever seen of a NNM picture

I love the details on the armor, the claws and horns... and man the starls in her mane and tail is amazing

great work with adding a lighter blue to make shadows on her black coat, and I cant belive how realistic her wings go from fur to feathers without it looking forced or strange.

The cape is also a nice touch, however at first I wondered how NNM got Discords arm, before reading in the description that it was the pelt of the Ursa leader

All in all this is fabolous and I want to see more :)

PS: congrats on EQD feature
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Buh.... Here I am, looking through my messages and I see this amazing piece of work.

I gave a 5 for vision, because both the art style itself and what nightmare moon is wearing set it apart from most of the artwork I've seen of Luna's alter ego. Definitely one of the more beautiful ones as well.

a 5 for originality as well, because most of the artwork out there of her is usually her in-show appearance or as close as you can get with a humanized version. Her outfit sort of speaks viking warrior to me, but with a bit of Castlevania's Dracula flair to it, especially with her cape and helmet.

I'm not a very good judge of techniques, because I'm more of an artist with words, however, whatever you did here made it look amazing.

For impact, I was quite literally struck speechless for a few moments. It almost looked like she was about to jump through my computer screen and bring about eternal night.

Overall, bravo to you, good person, for an epic job that would make anyone proud to be a brony or pagasister.
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Myuzoyuki Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014
god luv her ears
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leighamgooch Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
scary:stare: :lengelstare: PsychoSTARB0Y emoticon 
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PyramidHead90 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
You know, i think Nightmare Moon should have been given a chance to rule.  I mean yes she would have bathed the world in eternal night, but everything was reliant on magic so i doubt sunlight was needed.  Besides, Celestia was a shit leader.  In her centuries of life despite facing all sorts of horrible abominations including the bastard love child of Q and Sheogorath, she never developed a new weapon beyond the Elements of Harmony, in fact she left the fucking things behind after the Biomass-- er, Everfree Forest, began to spread, she never improved her own powers or made a real army so the entire capital city was defeated by fucking bugs, she never learned to keep an eye out for creatures like Changelings, she never killed Discord or found a more reliable way to save Luna, she made shit plans staking the fate of the entire nation and perhaps entire world on a group of teenagers, at least three of whom were mentally unstable, and she didn't even learn to recognize a pestilence that could devour an entire towns food supply.


Celestia was maliciously stupid.  Nightmare Moon was at least legitimately malicious.  Maybe the tyrant would have been preferable to the idiot.
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Vkdogg Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Easily the best Nightmare Moon I've ever seen!!! Heart Heart 
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Longinius-II Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. :D I'm happy it's been received so great!
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:iconvkdogg:
Vkdogg Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Your welcome! :-)
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meloncosplay Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
i'm in love with this :3
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:iconlonginius-ii:
Longinius-II Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, happy you like it. :D
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MsKillerwolf Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
Can i use this for an MlP Video? I promise to give credit. :)
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:iconlonginius-ii:
Longinius-II Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Feel free. :D
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MsKillerwolf Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
Thanks Your name will be in the credit at the end. The video will be posted when i get confirmation from everyone else. :)
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star40174 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
is awesome
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DeadHeartMare Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
I audibly squealed at the sight of this piece! This makes me happy inside :3
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:iconlonginius-ii:
Longinius-II Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ehehe, I'm happy you like it. :)
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DeadHeartMare Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Seriously, this & your Queen Chrys needs to be on WeLoveFine shirts.. 10/10 WOULD BUY! :D
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TheCryinClown Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
Dear God, I just had an eyegasm! Holy freaking crap the details are awesome!
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:iconlonginius-ii:
Longinius-II Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. I was very happy with this picture, I'm glad ya like. :D
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Honeytongue22 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
This is what Nightmare Moon should have really looked like. Magnificent.
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iamli3 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
i love it , it just that it's so small......
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:iconlonginius-ii:
Longinius-II Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is it really that small? Hmm, sorry to hear that. :(
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ravenstar316 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
oh my godddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd
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:iconlonginius-ii:
Longinius-II Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy you like. :D
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Socratico Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Bravissimo :D
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MasterBrony13 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
You should most definitely submit this to the New Lunar Republic's contest for pony armor. It's AWESOME!
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Longinius-II Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mmm, I don't think I should since this was done MUCH earlier than the contest. Also it's not really a Lunar Republic armor. XD BUT thank you very much for the sentiment, happy you like it that much. :D
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Deahthallowisbaws Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Holy... wow. I have no other comment than that this is amazing, and that i love the design of her ears, and armor.
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Longinius-II Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahahah, no other comment is necessary then, happy you like it. :D
Armor design is fun for ponies. 8D
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Cjbronyten Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
pretty awesome,looks great:la:
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Longinius-II Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. :D
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Cjbronyten Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
no prob:)
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arkane32 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
You do have some very well-drawn work, but this one is by leaps and bounds your best. The piece speaks of power, of a dark majesty, and of a being not of night, but like Tirek from G1, of nightmare itself. This is almost, no is, a better look for Nightmare Moon than the one the show itself actually brought us. Combined with her coat, which is near to the blackness of a black hole, the stars in her mane no longer speak of the beauty and tranquility of space, but its eternal, lonely emptiness. This Nightmare Moon is not one who merely threatens, but clearly has acted, and is ready to act again. There are so many story ideas in this, such a wondrously nightmarish universe just in this picture's depths, that there's only one thing that keeps it from being perfect. The cape does not fit the rest, I think. It just seems to be too much. Hmmmm... I don't know what to rate it, but it is an epic piece, and made me appreciate Nightmare Moon more.
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Longinius-II Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm happy that the artwork seems so evocative to you. I personally always thought that Nightmare Moon is so under-appreciated. :C

I hope I can draw more of her and maybe some cool interractions between her and Luna. 8D
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arkane32 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
I hope so... you have a true gift for the darker side of life, whether it be the secret world of the erotic, or the nightmarish world of beings like Nightmare Moon. (Frankly, I'd love to see what you could do with Tirek, from the very first My Little Pony Special, myself.)
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GodzillaKrueger Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Darkly beautiful.:wow:
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Longinius-II Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. 8D
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GodsOnVacation Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
badass :D
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Pink-Pastel Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
She is BREATHTAKING!!
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Longinius-II Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. 8D I'm very proud of that pic.
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EarthPhantomTS Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012   Writer
Nightmare Moon is so beautiful really. Evil, but beautiful.

...And sexy :iconcloppingplz: :icontrollunaplz:!
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Longinius-II Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahahah, It's that really severe beauty that she exhibits.

And yes it is also sexy. 8D
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MTHERULERMAN Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DAT PITIFUL SUN PREENSSES IZ NUFINK KOMPAERD TOO YOO MAI KWEEN
SHEE IZ MERELY A SIMBOL
OFF AN OALD AEG
SHEE IZ A WITHRUING OALD BEATCH
DAT NEEDZ TOO BEE POOT OWOOT OFF HUR MISERY
WEE WILL KILL HUR
ANN ALL HUR SUBJEKTS
ANN SAKRIFEISS DEM
FOAR DA NIGHT

YOR NIGHT IZ PRESCHUSS
WEE WILL MAEK SHUR DOZ PYOONY SUN LUFFEENG PONIZ
WILL NEVUR SEE DER SUN AGEN
ANN I MEAN DAT ALLSOA ASS IN
DEY WILL NEVUR SEE DA LIGHT OFF LIEF AGEN

DESTROYER OFF LIGHT
BRINGUR OFF NIGHT
VIOLATOR OFF DA SUNFIRE SLUT
ANN KILLUR OFF HUR PATHETIK SUBJECTS

ALL HAIL NIGHTMARE MOON
DA KWEEN OFF DA KULT OFF DA NIGHT
AND DA GODDESS
OFF DA NAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHT
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009-1 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
I love this picture =D
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WeirdPonyGuy Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Nightmare Moon needs more love.
And that coat is just badass.
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Longinius-II Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She does, people may have forgotten about her due to Chrysalis, but there is only one TRUE Queen of Darkness. 8D

And yes, coat is Badass. ;)
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Dragonstar1278 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Lovely.
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Longinius-II Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank yah. :)
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Dragonstar1278 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
you're welcome.
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Immortalhivemind Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Awsome! I am definitely a fan of your art style!
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Longinius-II Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yay! Happy to hear that. 8D
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EaLicaria Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Wow!
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