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- Don't Fear The Shadows - by Yiuokami - Don't Fear The Shadows - by Yiuokami
Source : My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic
Characters : Luna and a bunch of fancharacters.
Backdrop : This was so horribly annoying to do, but the idea didn't get out of my head.

I'd be surprised if we ever saw Luna's guard again, let alone if we get an answer on why they're so different. My pet theory is that they're the nocturnal version of daytime pegasi, which led to thinking up dark earth ponies and unicorns as well. Most of these characters were made up as I went along; I ended up with a magic concept of why they've got physical differences greater than just cutie marks, explanation for why they're hardly heard of, names off course and other useless story stuff that I'll probably never use. Making it up though was more fun than working on the image.
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:iconkaylathehedgehog:
kaylathehedgehog Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I just adore the night unicorn.  The Medusa-style hair is an amazing idea.
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EcliptorCalrissian Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
I'd always thought the night guards' look were part of the outfit. I'd love to see an episode about them, though!

The scene you've created is so awesome.
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Clockwork-Falcon Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This is amazing! Your style is so cool and unique! Was we continue doing more awesome stuff!
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EmeraldFire909 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this!
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:icondoctorwholovesthe80s:

I've read one fimfic that had a theory of Bat ponies origin, that wasn't too bad.


Personally, I think all the royal guards, regardless of unicorn, pegasi, or earth, are regular ponies that wear enchanted armor that allow them to fly and to match the princess they serve. So, bat ponies for Luna.

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HoodedTomsi Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't handle the perfection
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:icongewb2105:
GEWB2105 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
"Jaw drops to floor." I would love to see the background stories to THESE ponies.
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GEWB2105 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Also, liking the Blue Oyster Cult song referece. I wonder what a Grim Ripper pony would look like?
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:iconyiuokami:
Yiuokami Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I never heard of a Blue Oyster Cult song, what do you mean?
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:icongewb2105:
GEWB2105 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
It was one of their most popular songs. There was even an SNL scit about it. "I need more cowbell."

Song:([link])
SNL skit ([link])

Sorry, I can't seam to find the original skit in It's entirety
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GwynnethSasaki Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous:iconomgkawaiiplz:
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ed00 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
backstory idea:

gorgens:(or curse unacorns) thare magic talent is always is always harmful, such as blight, fire or sickness if not used can be painful. thay tend to have reptilian feathers.
morlocks:(dark earth ponys) live underground, amazing diggers, have hard skin.
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Yiuokami Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not quite what I had in mind for the unicorns; if their magic is always harmful, the title wouldn't make much sense. The underground ones though, yeah, pretty close.
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StarryOak Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I thought lunas guards were the four horsemen of the apocalypse
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Jrakob Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
"I'd be surprised if we ever saw Luna's guard again"
I was in fact just about to tell you how cool that you drew them and that I wish they would show them again. maybe they where just something she conjured? like the spiders?
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Squirrelfl1ght4evr Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks fantastic <3
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:icondevelray:
develray Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So mythical.
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CajesTheTabby Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Everything about this piece is stunning. I especially love how you drew Luna and her guard, also that white unicorn to the right is really pretty <3
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Blaquelire Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Great!
I love the way you made Luna ^^!
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K4nK4n Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
There is so much AWESOME-EPIC-COOL-NESS in this image~!! Excellent job!
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karkovice1 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
Spec-TACULAR!
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:iconblueicefox54:
blueicefox54 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing piece
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ThatNightmareNyxilis Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
Couldn't help but grin about the part of thinking was more fun than the making. I frequently sit and just assemble worlds, creatures, cultures, histories, and other things. Any reason for it? Just for the heck of it! It will never come out as something, not as story or art. Perhaps, I should move to change that one day.. but the act of brainstorming with ones imagination is really one of the better things out there.
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dempsey23 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
This image is not big enough. Could you make it bigger? It's really awesome.
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:iconyiuokami:
Yiuokami Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Changed to being 1024 wide, is this better?
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:icondempsey23:
dempsey23 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
Um yes. I didn't think I'd get a response. You should go full wallpaper size maybe. It's a really good piece. Thank you very much.
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:iconyiuokami:
Yiuokami Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There's several wallpaper sizes though, which one do you need?
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:icondempsey23:
dempsey23 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
Oh. Apparently I'm just not familiar with how deviantart works.
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:iconyiuokami:
Yiuokami Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, wallpaper size differs per monitor resolution, that doesn't have anything to do with dA.
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dempsey23 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
That I was aware of. What I'm not sure of is why it says your deviation is 1200588 under details but when I select properties for the image that displays it says its only 1024x502. Now you say, Dempsey, you pitiable dumbass, just hit the download button. There is no button, so I assumed that the image was only offered at the lower resolution. Am I missing something here?
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Yiuokami Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, it is indeed only offered at the lower resolution. You said full wallpaper size, so I assumed you meant a crop/expansion of the image to adhere to wallpaper ratio.
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Brandiphaba Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sweet :)
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Natizilda Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
You could share the concept with us, I like these kind of things.

And I loved the picture! Luna is just beautiful and the composition is well-balanced. The colors and shading are great too: Very dark, but far from monochromatic. Congratulations.
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Erix19 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I was curious what this was until I saw Luna in the sky. I'm impressed with this.
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GalaxyGoddess Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
it's agorgeous picture, and yeah I'm kinda bummed we don't get to see her "spooky" guards again. I loved them.
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wheresmytea Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love Luna. <3 I also love that Medusa pony! That is super cool! Great layout and composition too. :)
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Sky-Lily Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Quite creative!
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Lissantea Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
great work
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:iconaquarior:
Aquarior Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Damn, this looks epic! :wow:
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Bonaxor Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
My dear God your Luna looks badass:D as well as every other character on it.
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Flying-seacow Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh, I really like the "medusa" pony. Is its tail made of snakes too? And does it have fur, or skin like a snake?
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Yiuokami Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
His tail's one big snake. He's got fur otherwise, cause he was born as a regularly maned unicorn.
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Flying-seacow Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really interesting, I would love to hear your ideas about it. So are they a culture of their own, or does the change occur randomly?
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Yiuokami Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's a bit of a long story, I'll post it in LJ one of these days ^_^
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Twye Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Love you theory on the Luna's gaurds and the whole "night" pony concept.

Now, this is just amazing times a helluva lot. Yes. I cannot think of anything that I could type that would give this justice. It's just that awesomes. Yes. Awesomes. :heart:
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DPV111 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
Dayum.
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Girl-Jagon Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
it is very interesting :D
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SiraWolfe Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Professional Writer
Do you wanna know something ironic? I was just thinking, "Wow, I haven't seen anything My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic in the longest time. I wonder if any of the people I watch will draw something to do with it."
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