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Winter Solstice by TwilightFlopple Winter Solstice by TwilightFlopple
:iconlunashappyplz: "Winter Solstice greetings!!" :iconlunashappyplz:

Everypony's favorite pony for everypony's favorite holiday. I had hoped to get this uploaded in time for Friday evening's festivities, but a power outage (!) forced work on the background to move forward a day or so. I'm sure you'll welcome Luna into your home, late for her holiday or not. :3

I'm very pleased with the backdrop here. Rendering the tree realistically was quite a challenge, as was the feinting couch's wood grain, but my favorite bit here is the view of the snowy mountains out the window. I really needed the landscape to feel cold to accentuate the warm colors of the rest of the image - and of course, the falling snowflakes outside match the stars in Luna's mane. It was also fun to experiment with the glow of the Hearth's Warming tree on Luna's face and neck. It's subtle but I think it adds to the scene.

Truthfully, in terms of balancing color, composition, and detail, I think this is my best work yet. So Happy Hearth's Warming to one and all!
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Razortheracingpony Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
Solstice? Sure! Just let me get the ke- Oh... *deep blush*
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SpaceDetectiveTravis Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work you made here. Great Job.
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AlexKadin Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Seems like I'm the only one that noticed the cushion is moon-shaped.
Anyway, great work. It's great beyond words.
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TwilightFlopple Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah I really like that detail. :)
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:iconalexkadin:
AlexKadin Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
It's a nice subtle touch.
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turbolover175 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
That's my present she's opening. I got her a plushie of herself.
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Sassycat2 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Whoa, that's pretty awesome. I love Luna herself, tearing open the present in socks and her mistletoe earring.
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luisbonilla Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
How lovely, :iconfluttershyhappyplz:
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ShadowDancerBrony Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Very nice work.
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rainbowdasy Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
loved loved loveddd sweetttyyy <3
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