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Gray wastes of soul by grayma1k Gray wastes of soul by grayma1k
Wastes of the soul, passion of a banished one. Fallen goddess, the one who can scorch the Moon and imprint her own image in its ruin, but unable to create.

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There are no laws against experimenting on fallen gods. Luna had nothing against it either. But this eye will still be chasing me in my nightmares, I afraid, for I made it wrong.
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:iconcelefin:
Celefin Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014
Haunting...
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:iconfilpapersoul:
FilPaperSoul Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah. This art is amazing. It gave me chills.

Brilliant work! *watched*
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:iconrazedoberman:
RazeDoberman Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
Oh, Princess Luna...
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:iconmegagad:
megagad Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
Я вам писал что этот арт просто прекрасен? Он бесподобен!
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:icongrayma1k:
grayma1k Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Что ж, спасибо!
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AgentB-7 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Student Writer
That strange thing I caught in my eye seeing this drawing... Oh, it's nothing, it just made me cry a little.
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Nyerguds Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
This is... magnificent.
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:icongrayma1k:
grayma1k Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
Indeed. And also sad and empty and gray.
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Lunarlight-Prism Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
I really like it, very simple with a big impact. I like the damage to her helm, and her eye being more wide in possible realization rather than in the anger or twisted pleasure of her evil. It is a very nice work.

-Words inspired by this-
These eyes, only gaze on the barren wastes of my path.
This landscape of my fate, is this all I have now or what I will come back from?
In sweet bitter time, return shale I to complete my work...
And these tears shedding from a weak soul, will pool in the sea of those foals!
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:icongrayma1k:
grayma1k Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
Thanks!

The picture was really a sublimation, a substitute for another image that knocked on my mind around that time. The one about the burning Moon - even rocks and vacuum may flame up in a fruitless rage of a fallen god. And the Moon burned, and the nights were red quite some time after the banishment, and the result - scorched silouette, silent reminder and silent menace - could be seen for a thousand years more.

That should be a bright, and colorful, and disturbing, uneasy picture - the one I did not want to make, really (and don't want to still - you should feel her rage and anger to properly depict it, and I don't want to). It just knocked on the mind, and I had to make just anything related to release myself from this obsession. And now I am free from Moon and NMM images for some time, and may calmly draw peaceful and quiet Luna pictures, as I like them much more.
Heh.
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Lunarlight-Prism Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
Sounds like it would have been amazing though, but I m more of a darker side type. Luna I like to be happy or a bit mysterious into the gothic, but Nightmare Moon I love seeing in pure darkness. Nightmare moon was the first one I drew of the ponies, and hasn't stopped since. Ponies any ways.
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grayma1k Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
It seems I will definitely make the picture sooner or later - the image is just too persistent to waste it. Just not right now. And maybe it will not be too bright. And it may even be not focused on Nightmare Moon herself - another variation of this "burning moon" idea is about it hanging over the sea, reflecting in waves and coloring everything in crimson, and Celestia toiling along the shoreline, head down, unable to look at it. Sorrow and regrets and desperation, not anger or hate. It suits me better.
We will see.
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Lunarlight-Prism Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
Both sound really good. Was giving me an idea for my own first battle of Celestia and Nightmare Moon. I've played with it a few times in various story ideas, but I do like the one I was thinking after reading your last description of the idea.
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NightrapeMoonPLZ Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
And just what IS wrong?
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:icongrayma1k:
grayma1k Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
Hm.
Upper eyelid and superciliary arch. Overall projection - it is supposed to be 3/4, but shading of the face and helmet is not exactly consistent with that. Reflection is more or less right, but the Earth one still has to be distorted a bit - which is not.
Something like this.
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:iconnightrapemoonplz:
NightrapeMoonPLZ Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
Mainly the detail one can't expect in a cartoon character anyway?
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:icongrayma1k:
grayma1k Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
Indeed.
The reason behind the picture was to understand the realistic eye structure - as the stylization comes after understanding. Without it I can't just draw the eye properly in any non-standard position - and using the other artists' works as references is not really a solution here.
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:iconnightrapemoonplz:
NightrapeMoonPLZ Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
Anatomy practice, I see.
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:icongrayma1k:
grayma1k Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
Exactly.
Just too lazy to do it traditional way, has to accompany it with some sort of an idea to make it a bit more interesting.
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:iconnightrapemoonplz:
NightrapeMoonPLZ Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
I think you've managed that much.
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:icongrayma1k:
grayma1k Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
Is a good conversation :-)
Thanks!
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QuercusRobur Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
Makes me feel kinda sad,since i see this as her realizing where she is and tears starting to form in her eyes... :(
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XxRockinPrincessxX Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely beautiful.
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:iconhombre0:
hombre0 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
Genius.
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:iconkotekigo:
Kotekigo Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. Pretty.
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:iconmousesquisher:
mousesquisher Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
...
I love this
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:icongrayma1k:
grayma1k Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
Thanks!
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LimeyLassen Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Nice!
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DelDiz Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
What do you mean you made it wrong? It looks fantastic! Like a movie poster! I would pass out from awesome overdose if I saw this at a theater!!
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:icongrayma1k:
grayma1k Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
Well, it does indeed look realistic - that was the idea. But its overall structure is off, as it is neither actual horse eye (especially upper eyelid and superciliary arch are wrong here) nor its oversimplified stylization as in the series. Just something weird in between.
Anyway, glad you like it.
Thanks!
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DelDiz Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
Well, if it's any consolation, Pixar characters are basically the same, realistic yet "simplified" as you say. Honestly though I see nothing wrong here.


You're very welcome!
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ParaspriteHugger Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
Wow. just....

WOW.
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DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice!
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alexander-lion Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
AWESOME ! Could you make one with more armor in it ? It took me a while to figure it out :D
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:icongrayma1k:
grayma1k Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
Thanks!
Sorry, still not that good with realistic armor designs. As well as overall anatomy which is desirable for such quasi-realistic pictures. Not exactly understand the shape of a head, for example.
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Pilgrim12345 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
This will be on ED 10 sec flat for sure
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BronyForever Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
Absolutely amazing, I hope you will do more like this one !
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:icongrayma1k:
grayma1k Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
Thanks! Hope good ideas for pictures will keep coming from somewhere :-)
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vest Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
So much.

This image...just says so much. No need for words. Beautifully done, mate.
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grayma1k Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
Glad you like it. Thanks.
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SandwichDelta Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoa, this is intense. Just brilliant, mate.
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