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Take off your helmet, Nightmare Moon. by Dreatos Take off your helmet, Nightmare Moon. by Dreatos
Alternate title:  "Nice-Hair Moon" (Say Nightmare Moon and then say Nice-Hair Moon really quickly).

This image may still see some slight alterations with lighting and details.  I'm want to revisit it after staying away from it for a bit.
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MetalBladePegasus Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014
She looks so beautiful. That mane, starting like regular and smoothly changes to swirly, magic filled nebula. I live when it is drawn like that and you have shown who does it the best.
Shading is perfect, it gives the full depth of features and establishes the light point. Rarely it is done so expertly, with such attention to the details, like wing shadow on her neck.
Armour is superb, I am always struggling with it and you have executed it marvelously with engravings and reflections underlining this combat design. I love how the separate parts meet, how their thickness can be seen and how its design in general shows that there is no messing with the one that wears it. Horseshoes and helmet kept in that style only add to its beauty.
I like how the wings fold, I like the pose and expression, but I am lost in those eyes of her. The are so beautiful, so deep and thoughtful, I could stare into them until I am completely consumed by the darkness.
The background colour is chosen very wisely, it gives a good contrast that exposes the dark nature of Nightmare Moon, those strokes keep it from being flat, give it some depth.
Marvelous work, one of the best Nightmare Moon fanarts ever.
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Ashoof Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014
just... wow!!
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DARKRISER-1080 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow. Gorgeous. Never even thought of what she'd look like without her helmet.
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Kyoshyu Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Dayum. :)
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k9pilot85 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014
I have to say, I've seen *alot* of art in my time but this has to be one of my top 3 ever Nightmoon Pictures. The expression, shading and just general look of this is BEYOND WORDS AWESOMES!~
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CrystalHeartz6 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Student General Artist
epic sauce
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RidiculousCupcake Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Student General Artist
Very beautiful!:heart:
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Sokki13 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah I saw this pic at bronycon on a fan trading card you made :D
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SapphireVision421 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
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DoughnutJoe Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
youtu.be/43Km6xAzZdE?t=23s

:iconnightmaremoonplz::iconsaysplz:I would love it if you styled my hair!

Perhaps she needs some fabulous star barrettes? :D
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