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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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:icongerbsterpers:
Gerbsterpers Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
She's so fluffy I'm gonna die!
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Xalder1 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015
The eyes, the flat expression, the haaiiirrr <3
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:iconblackneck:
Blackneck Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015   Traditional Artist
I like the hair and blending of the light on her armor 
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:iconponymoog203a:
PonyMoog203A Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
This is perfect...
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Novabomb1 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful pic.  
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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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:iconashoof:
Ashoof Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014
just... wow!!
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:icondarkriser-1080:
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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:iconkyoshyu:
Kyoshyu Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Dayum. :)
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:iconk9pilot85:
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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:iconneverending-spectrum:
Very beautiful!:heart:
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:iconsokki13:
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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:iconsapphirevision421:
SapphireVision421 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
:iconlunalaplz:
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:icondoughnutjoe:
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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:icondemolition-kitty:
Demolition-Kitty Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
i'll style her hair, after our night is over
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:iconromanje:
RomanJe Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
*Blushing* she's beautiful!
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:iconiamli3:
iamli3 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
my queen does have nice hair ^^ ...

wish i had hair as nice as her's T^T .....
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:iconragnad:
ragnad Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
The forlock sweeping over the eyes rivits the attention - and the wide pupils are gorgeous!
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:iconzguy0fsci:
ZGuy0fSci Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
now this is gorgeous...  very nicely done  :thumbsup:(^-^)'7
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:iconalicornswag:
Alicornswag Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I just realized somthing, See moon's hair? it looks kinda like season 2 luna hair, People freaked out about luna's s2 hair. i think i know why her hair looked like that, Well s2 luna had the dark blue magic just like nm (nightmare moon) but s2 luna had a magical aura round it, when she turned back to luna in the 2nd ep. her power was drained, while healing her blue hair would start to come back, if you remeber the blue magic caused the manticore and shadowbolts to appear, they maybe had to but a speel on luna's hair so it would not get chaotic. CASE CLOSED
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:iconhere-for-the-ponies:
Here-for-the-ponies Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
The short hair in the front is pretty darn cute.
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:iconangelslastsong:
AngelsLastSong Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
Nightmare Moon looks so much better without her helmet..
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:icontrue-love25:
True-love25 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Student Artist
AWESOME
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:icondarthwill3:
DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very lovely!
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:iconvinyl268:
Vinyl268 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Student General Artist
She's pretty without her helmet
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:icontenjen:
Tenjen Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
Gorgeous.
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MysticalWhisper Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Amazing job!
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:iconbluesoul5:
BlueSoul5 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
can i download it and use for the cover of a book i'm wrighting please?
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:iconbluesoul5:
BlueSoul5 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful sooo pretty
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:iconmonarth:
Monarth Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
She's... beautiful... :meow:
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:iconaidanturnerlove:
AidanTurnerLove Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014   Artist
She's so pretty
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1127779 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
*hugs her*
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:icon1996billiejean:
1996BillieJean Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW SHE'S SO CUUUUUUUTE!
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:iconzzhello22:
zzhello22 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
is that a real MLP????
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:iconmugenseiryuu:
MugenSeiRyuu Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
Yes!
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:iconlunathekittycat:
LunaTheKittyCat Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I've never actually seen MLP, (and quite frankly, I don't want to) but I must say, this looks awesome!
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:iconbrentogara:
BrentOGara Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She's such a lovely villain! Beautiful work.
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AnaisTheNightguard Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awsome
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:iconpichugamers:
PichuGamers Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
ik
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:icontoastytop:
ToastyTop Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
MUhWAHAHAHA
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:iconmythicalslegendaries:
She looks less evil and more... Attractive
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:iconelectricpoodle:
ElectricPoodle Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful!!!
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hitokage195 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
I can't tell if it's the helmet or something else, but something about this makes her look much less menacing than normal...
This is really beautiful though wow. I love the armor and the stars in her mane :>
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KnightMoonlight98 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know it!!! 
Under that horrible nightmare & darkness.. There's a beautiful alicorn in the quality night. 

Well done dear friend, you're the best. ;)
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IamtheRealmJumper Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
*heart attack by the seer cute adorableness of it* I think I have a new crush!
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:iconmaxwell237:
Maxwell237 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Epic. Just.... epic.
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:iconx-darkie-x:
x-Darkie-x Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Student Artist
So sexy mane. 
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:iconmasao114:
Masao114 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
Awesomely cute. /)^w^(\
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Dark4Kuran Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Cutte *o*
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