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Letters to the Sun by grayma1k Letters to the Sun by grayma1k
...and memories are letters to the Sun

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I don't know what it means.
She never explained.
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:iconvilcronos:
Vilcronos Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Impressive story ^^ is muy Good :D I like 
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imepiclyawesome Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
WARNING! Carry on reading! Or you will die, even if you only looked at the word warning!
Once there was a little girl called Clarissa, she was ten-years-old and she lived in a mental
hospital, because she killed her mom and her dad. She got so bad she went to kill all the
staff in the hospital so the More-government decided that best idea was to get rid of her so
they set up a special room to kill her, as humane as possible but it went wrong the
machine they were using went wrong. And she sat there in agony for hours until she died.
Now every week on the day of her death she returns to the person that reads this letter, on
a Monday night at 12:00 a.m. She creeps into your room and kills you slowly, by cutting you
and watching you bleed to death. Now send this to ten other pictures on this one site, and
she will haunt someone else who doesn't. This isn't fake. apparently, if you copy and paste
this to ten comments in the next ten minutes you will have the best day of your life tomorrow.You
will either get kissed or asked out, if you break this chain u will see a little dead girl in you
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9blueTurtles Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
Thank you for spamming ._.
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:iconimepiclyawesome:
imepiclyawesome Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
sorry. that was my sister.
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:icon9blueturtles:
9blueTurtles Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
No no it's fine. Thank you for clearing it up!
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:iconimepiclyawesome:
imepiclyawesome Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
your welcome.
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:iconwilhel7:
Wilhel7 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You forgot to add the magic sparkles on her horn and the quill.
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:iconrgb64:
RGB64 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
What if when those letters burn in the sun, they are burned into Celestia's memory?
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:iconcolonelyeo:
ColonelYeo Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That looks really good. :)

I love the contrast between the light and the shadow.

I like the work you did on Luna and the moon too. Her highlights and the moon's detail looks great!
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:iconablazze:
Ablazze Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
This is so beautiful, I love it
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:iconteyandee05:
Teyandee05 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
One thing makes me sad - those letters are getting burned on their way. Why does she write them?
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grayma1k Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
Oh, I can't actually tell. It's not a planned picture, I did not design or devise it - just seen it as an image and felt an urge to draw it. May only suggest what it really depicts. Something like an eternal flow of time, maybe. Definitely not rejection of Luna' thoughts by Celestia, nothing that simple and that off-character. And that sad. Cycle of day and night, the night being burned by the sunrise and reborn in the evening to heal the things scorched by the day's heat. Arrow of time. Eternity, constant motion and repeat and a smile on her face.
I just don't know myself. She really did not explain.
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:iconluxraylzs:
LuxrayLZS Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Student Artist
When I first saw the title, I thought Luna sent Celestia to the Sun.
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:iconcuteprettypony:
CutePrettyPony Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Poor Luna
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:iconhelsaabi:
Helsaabi Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
I really love it! ^^
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:iconcajobif:
cajobif Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
Very beautiful work.

Not just because it is about Luna, but the contrast and the aspect of it. The message itself too.
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:iconduelist925:
Duelist925 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
beautiful
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:iconthatdudesdude:
ThatDudesDude Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
I'd be the happiest person in the world if this was in 1920x1080 X3

Love it grayma1k!
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:icongrayma1k:
grayma1k Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
Well, you may find original resolution here. Hope that helps.
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ThisIsSoKool Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
This is something I'm gonna think about for a long time... but that's okay cause that just means I'll be obsessing over a beautiful piece. Well done!
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Sire-Sword Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Daww, Luna writing to Celestia banished to the sun. So sad.
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:iconattemborough:
Attemborough Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
Honestly, I love this picture and there may be some way to describe the scene.

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For an eternal Alicorn, it hurts for saying last goodbye to their beloved friends . But she may feel more sorrow for not being able to see the last face of her friend. After her body was occupied by darkness, one thousand years have passed and everything has been changed. It's so sad to tell her that her beloved friends and royal subjects were in the past. But of course she knew this.
She feels the bitterness from memories. She has too many things want to tell her friend during one thousand years. Luna doesn't blame Celly becuase she knows that Celly did not have any other choice.
Memories which is happy or sad won't be gone with the wind easily. Luna chooses to write what she want to talk to all the ponies she knew before down and sends these letters to the sun. That's the way how she faces the past and her memories.

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I think that PL has a sensitive heart and fears loneliness. Even she used to pretend to be strong in front of her royal subjects becuase she's ruler of the night (See S2 E4).

Sorry for my poor English. By the way, Thank you grayma1k. I love your paintings! Your paintings shows the element of relationship. Your paintings make me feel a lot :D And of course I love the story that you tell about!
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:icongrayma1k:
grayma1k Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
Thanks. Glad to hear that. It means a lot for me when my art touches someone. It is a bit unexpected, but, well, good.

As for the picture itself, I probably can't add anything to it. I truly don't know what is shown here - it was not a "planned" painting or the one to depict some concept. It just, well, appeared as an image, and I may only guess about it myself. What I am sure, though, is that it does not bear the feelings of sadness or regret or something like that - more of a flow of time (which eternal alicorns most probably feel completely different), of eternal cycle of day and night, of a things what are right and as they should be. But, well, I truly don't know. There may be more behind. Or less.
And thanks for sharing your vision on that.
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:iconattemborough:
Attemborough Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
I really appreciate your reply ^^ In addition, I like the way you describe the characters (especially royal sisters) in MLP. Your artwork won't exaggerate but it still can make others to image what it tells. It's my pleasure for waiting your artwork. :D

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Yap, maybe she just plays the role of observer as an enternal alicorn. But this is a still beautiful scene (and not so sad).
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K4nK4n Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
This is pretty.
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:icondejiko07:
DeJiKo07 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
Beautiful!!!
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LunarLegionaire Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
Well done, she's quite expressive.
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:iconrandomjack32:
Randomjack32 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
I never get tired of the light/dark duality of all the Luna/Celestia images. Well done
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Maddog3060 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
I absolutely adore how you did her mane and tail.
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DarthFeffer Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
I am not entirely sure what is going on, but I don't care! It's a beautiful picture, and I love it!
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:iconattemborough:
Attemborough Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
Free hug for her!
She's beautiful in your picture.

And the sentence that you wrote completely fits this picture. I love this!
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JuliusScipio Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Student Writer
Oh wow.

This is beautiful!
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:icon0mnil0rd:
0mnil0rd Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
With 1000 years to write, I'm sure she had a lot of letters to send. I almost wonder if Luna envies the sun at times. She needs a hug.
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:iconpunisher143:
Punisher143 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
Drawing's really nice. Not much more to say on that.
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:iconrichfiles:
richfiles Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
But they tell me I'll be fine, That it will all get better
Just try to write it down, Or put it in a letter...
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:iconcalamityb31:
CalamityB31 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AWesomeness has no bounds. That is so special. Words can't even fathom this.
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:icongrayma1k:
grayma1k Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
Thanks a lot!
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:iconmillafrog:
millafrog Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
this is so good!
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onkelscrut Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
Мне очень нравится то, что я читаю на её лице. И нравится торжество настоящего над прошлым. И то, какой естественной (и просто красивой) получилась метафоричность. Ну и с трудом я удержался, чтобы не написать первым же пунктом: мне нравится её грива! Всё о чем говорили (и даже лучше) под Painting lesson, тут удалось.

традиционная рубрика диванной критики:
- всё же книги бы смотрелись лучше, если б и бумажный блок был хоть немного освещен. Сейчас чересчур напоминают плотные пустые обложки.
- гибкие вещи, такие как портьеры, существенно оживляют перекрытия - как-нибудь по этакому принципу.


ps
козодой и другие ночные птицы смотрят на тебя с осуждением :)
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:icongrayma1k:
grayma1k Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
Ох, ночные птицы, да. А я ведь действительно подумывал, что кого-то надо - но никого не вспомнил из тех, кто мог бы на такой высоте ночью летать. Ночные птицы - они ж высоко обычно не поднимаются, не видно же сверху ничего. Не так, как днём. Даже летучие мыши наверно на такую высоту не забираются - да и не хотелось мне туда летучих мышей, они по настроению почему-то не подходили.
Но я понимаю, что виноват, да.

И за критику спасибо - книги и занавеска действительно так себе. Ну да со временем, наверно, научусь - раз уж с гривой стало получше наконец-то :-)

(А что там за метафоричность - я честно не знаю. Наверно, что-то именно в духе того, о чём ты пишешь. Что-то совсем без плохой подкладки. А мне ещё думалось о круговороте дня и ночи и о стреле времени - но как оно к рисунку относится, и относится ли вообще - не уверен. Просто такой вот яркий образ, который забрёл в голову незнамо откуда и очень просился на бумагу.)
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onkelscrut Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
Отсутствие конкретной трактовки как раз нравится. Получается как-то сразу целиком внутреннее состояние - не в отдельно взятый эмоциональный момент, а вообще. В период жизни. И оттого хорошо видеть здесь спокойствие и равновесие. Как-то так ощущается.
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Barhandar Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
Yaaaaay.

Такое словами не объяснишь, думаю. Это нужно знать самому.
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grayma1k Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
Да, наверно.
Спасибо.
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:iconstatoose:
statoose Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012   Digital Artist
Not sure what emotions I'm supposed to be feeling, so I'll just say: Very pretty drawing! :D
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Dynamo115 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think I can explain!
Luna could never explain or tell Celestia how she had felt(Her jealousy and sadness maybe) about banishment or problems she had, so she tried to ignore them and forget about them! But she couldn't!
In other words- The horrid bad memories she had! She wanted them gone! So like burning the letters on a fire, she went and maybe either confronted Celestia and told her, her feelings and asked for forgiveness or she literately wrote down her memories in a letter and send them to the sun to be burned! Aka maybe The letters were her memories of banishment and sadness written to Celestia!
I hope this helps!
ps:Nice job on the art work I love it! :D
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:iconattemborough:
Attemborough Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
I like the way you explain this picture!
This sounds reasonable and I think your explain makes the picture more beautiful! :D
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:icondynamo115:
Dynamo115 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw thats apples mate, Thank you very much :D
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:iconfirefanatic:
firefanatic Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very nice. we'll have to see what grayma1k has to say about it.
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:icondynamo115:
Dynamo115 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks man! Have a good day! :D
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Alluris Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No magic?

/killjoy
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