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First breath of Freedom by Senwyn1 First breath of Freedom by Senwyn1
EDIT: I got featured on EQD! Thank you to whoever submitted this! :D Drawfriend 485: [link]

OTL I keep finding errors in this image. First the shoes, then her tail being in the wrong layer. I've checked it a hundred times and I see no other glaring issues. So hopefully, this will be it. <<


Anyway, this is my first proper piece of fanart. I didn't get the MLP background vectors right, I know, but I'm really proud of how Luna turned out. Basically, when I was drawing this, I imagined how Luna would feel that first night back from the moon, able to feel the wind and go outside. I was trying to give her an expression of bliss/happiness, just enjoying being outside in the fresh air.
I've been rather Luna inspired due to the animation that's coming out soon (I've replayed it around fifty times or so on loop <<). I was also inspired a little by this particular line from the song Luna Waited ([link]) where she sings 'my soft warming reassuring shadows of the night'. I was trying to get that feeling of peace across when I drew this.
It took me around 8 hours in Inkscape. My one regret is the lack of shadowing, but I'm pretty new to drawing and when I tried placing them, they just looked wrong.
Again, all comments are appreciated and I'd really appreciate critical feedback to address how I can improve.

EDIT: Btw I do have the vectors for this saved, so if anyone wants it, just message me.
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MissIp Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
marvelous
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singalr Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i use inkscape also, how did you make the moon luminescent? btw love your gala dresses <3 luna is by far my fav pony in the series
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Senwyn1 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
Been a little while since I did this, but I think it was one of the glow tools possibly combined with a slight blur. I just fiddled around until I found the effect I liked. Thank you for the compliment~ I like Luna a lot as well! ..Though best pony for me is Rarity (Same VA though :P).
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Senwyn1 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
Just remembered I can, you know, just go check the file. I can confirm that actually the moon consists of two objects. The first is a main circle with a blur of 2.6. The second is another circle placed on top of the first. This circle has 10.8 blur and around 60 opacity, so it creates a fuzzy glow over the first moon. As far as I can tell, I didn't actually use any glow effects, but it might be worth while trying it out.
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singalr Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you so much :)
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ShadowDancerBrony Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Nice job. I loved the write-up.
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Helsaabi Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
Awesome work! X3
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Senwyn1 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
Thank you!
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Helsaabi Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
You're welcome ^^
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Dogman15 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
Featured in Drawfriend 485: [link]
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