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Forest Song by SpainFischer Forest Song by SpainFischer
More background practice. This time line-less, which is not my forte. Close friend gave me some tips and I'm fairly pleased with the outcome.
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Tim-Kangaroo Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2017
I have a print of this -- I really like this drawing!  Fantastic job!
urzapw2000 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2016
so she's singing?
very nice picture and it makes me wonder what she'd be singing...
Tim-Kangaroo Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2017
I believe she is surprised to discover a castle hidden deep in this forest.
zeroviks Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so beautiful 
Unkownbrony52 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2016
This is beautiful. Great job.
Snaysme-Niogky Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016  Student General Artist
Wow muy good she is so beautiful I like Calibri is overjoyed [icon] 

Ashoof Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
how nice! i like this a lot!
Turple-Purtle Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bought a print of this at Nightmare Nights Dallas <3
Vilcronos Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow!! is muy impressive & so beautiful :D I like 
Mr-War Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
Can I ask you a question?
gt5blizz Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
the castle looks like penises. Nice touch
iamli3 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
much want.....
Lilly-Lamb Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
Awesome job! :thumbsup:
Luna-ReClipse Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
god this is beautiful
MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
Cute and beatiful work on her
TomFraggle Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
This looks really amazing! :+fav:
dekutree64 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Love it! Wonderful atmosphere. Somewhat nostalgic for me, since it hasn't snowed much at all here in the past few years. You can practically hear the soft muted tone that snow gives everything :)

I agree with others, the blurred snowflakes are a very nice effect. And Luna is GORGEOUS! And the lighting and shadows are all very well done.

If you're looking to improve your background drawing, then go back over it with a smaller brush and refine out all those visible brush strokes, and generally sharpen and add more detail to everything. You can keep on going smaller and smaller until you're in pixel art world if you want. But you already have the base done here, which conveys the vast majority of the emotion of the scene, and that's what counts. Any more detail added is just icing on the cake :) And actually, I think this picture would be pretty easy to over-detail to the point it becomes distracting from the overall feeling of it... and distracting from the lovely Luna. So I'd definitely call it a mission success.
dream-chylde Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
This is really pretty. The mood and atmosphere in this picture are great. Also, Luna's expression and body language are very expressive. ^_^
PuppyAkamaru Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
tigerbabes1029 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very very cool!!!!!
DemonPanther Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Let's see. My favorite of the two twin princesses.
Full moon.
cajobif Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
I also pleased by the result.

This is wonderful.
Lexi-Rose-Studios Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so beautiful. I love how the snow blurs like it would in a photograph.
attack193 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Hmm, this looks like it has a back-story....
Trecius Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
this is pretty and fitting of her ^.^
statoose Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like it! Nice background. :D
Phenometron Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
Princess Luna is so fantastic.
EaLicaria Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
I would like to hear the song ^_^
Dan001703 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
EaLicaria Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!! I love princess Mononoke!!! really thanks! :iconyayzplz:
Drake-Ryu Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I love how you even added blurred up close snowflakes. Makes it that much cooler! (No pun intended)
joeyh3 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Winter nights - my favorite part of the year. This is a very nice picture! The background is amazing, and I love how you drew Luna's mane and tail.
NaterRang Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice!

For background practice, I think you nailed it! The cooler color palette is perfect, you can almost feel the wintery air emanating from this picture!

Backgrounds are something I desperately need to improve on myself.

If I may ask; What brush, or brushes did you primarily use to create the background?
Dan001703 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
I wonder if Luna likes Robert Frost.

"My little horse must think it queer to stop without a farmhouse near Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year."

Also, [link]
SirJames314 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
One of my favorite poems of all time! :highfive: And great call on the song, too--I'm biased toward the Nightwish cover, but there you be.

Luna singing in the snow at night = All my yes forever. :love: Come on, Season 3, more princess sisters... :fingerscrossed:
richfiles Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This is very beautiful...
I wish I could sing with her!
Daniel-Choppy Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
After her time on the moon a little snow shouldn't bother her. good job.
Yavos Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
It's difficult to say something about this background style... But I'll try it anyway. ^^

The picture with it's background looks pretty harmonic.
The blur effect in foreground, the snowflakes and the moon look good, too.

Everything else probably needs a bit of experimenting... I only can tell you some things you could try, since I have no idea how it'd look like.
The elements more in the front should maybe be more detailed (perhaps using a finer brush setting?), the further away they are the less the details are of interest anyway.
I hope that'll help you a bit for your next background practise. :3
Rhomega Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
Absolutely beautiful scenery. Luna makes it 20% cooler.
Helsaabi Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
I really love it! <3
schneelocke Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
You should be pleased! This is a great piece, and the background looks lovely.
TreyRust Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
Excellent work!

Any chance of a 1920 x 1080 version? I would love to have this as a wallpaper.
Sunwurm Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Great feeling of winter, and I love Luna's expression.
The song of the forest
The sound of animals desperately trying to get laid
So beautiful...
richfiles Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Well my dear Luna...
If thou art looking...
SpainFischer Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hah! Fellow Redditor or just a fan of the comedian?
I don't even know what you're talking about, I thought of that brilliant joke myself.
Maddog3060 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
SorcerusHorserus Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful. I love what you've accomplished with shades of blue.
Fairy-Slayer Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
What a lovely mood and great scene all around. The lighting is gorgeous as Princess Luna strolls through the forest as a gently breeze throws around some loose snowflakes. She looks so pretty to begin with, but even more so as she stops in mid-step so delicately as she looks up. Perhaps even she's in awe of how awesome the moonlit snow makes the forests beyond Canterlot look under her full moon.

Then again, among the title, her desire to soften her tone, and the fact that she didn't get any singing parts in the wedding episode I can almost imagine that she's singing softly. Perhaps she's a little self conscious about her singing voice as she sings a lullaby to all the trees and plants and hibernating critters.

No matter what it's a great view of her softer side along with being a beautiful picture of her in general, plus a gorgeous and wondrous background too. :)
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