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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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:iconrazortheracingpony:
Razortheracingpony Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
Solstice? Sure! Just let me get the ke- Oh... *deep blush*
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:iconspacedetectivetravis:
SpaceDetectiveTravis Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work you made here. Great Job.
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:iconalexkadin:
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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:icontwilightflopple:
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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:iconturbolover175:
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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:iconsassycat2:
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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:iconluisbonilla:
luisbonilla Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
How lovely, :iconfluttershyhappyplz:
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:iconshadowdancerbrony:
ShadowDancerBrony Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Very nice work.
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:iconrainbowdasy:
rainbowdasy Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
loved loved loveddd sweetttyyy <3
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:iconpartiallybatty:
partiallyBatty Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous looking Luna, Foxxy. Love the mistletoe in her mane :)
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:iconpunkroctorok:
PunkRoctorok Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
She's very pretty, Foxxy. :)
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:icondarkshadowguardian:
DarkShadowguardian Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
OMG She is very beautifull. Nice work I love it. <3
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:iconatiwolf:
AtiWolf Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
Flawless victory!
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:iconkawa11kun:
kawa11kun Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
BEAUTIFUL !
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:iconxeerinare:
Xeerinare Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This picture looks really nice! :) Luna looks like she's really comfy too. :3
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:iconcajobif:
cajobif Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
I'm sure now that there are lot of fans who are wishing a pony like Luna for Christmas/Hearth's Warming Eve.

She is so adorable with those socks. Must be careful when she walks on tiles or waxed floor.

Beautiful work. 1 bonus point for traditional media.

Got EQD featured. Congrats! And Happy Holidays!
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:iconserialgunner666:
SerialGunner666 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Happy Winter Solstice
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:iconserialgunner666:
SerialGunner666 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Happy Winter Solstice
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:iconjunglepony:
JunglePony Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is pretty cute, Lunas time of the year :)
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:iconpowerplay25:
PowerPlay25 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
As one who respects the solstice, I find this picture very interesting.
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:iconkingfox66:
kingfox66 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
awesome pics
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SoulDragonWithFlow Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
MERRY HEAETH WARMING TO YOU!!

mmm luna, now this is a pressant im going to enjoy unwrapping!
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:iconyeahlemons:
yeahlemons Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
oooooh, I like!!
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:iconrometwin:
RomeTwin Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing detail and color, I love this! :)
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:iconthedragonwarlock:
TheDragonWarlock Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Cool! :D
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:iconiamli3:
iamli3 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
my home isn't the only thing i'd welcome luna into.......
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:iconvladymyrsh:
VladymyrSH Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Wow, cute Luna))
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:iconjail-cat:
jail-cat Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Socks.
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:icondwreanpony:
dwreanpony Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
is that mistletoe in her ear? she must be getting some serious sugar.
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:iconfyrelyghts:
FyreLyghts Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Best princess on my favorite holiday :D

Also is it my imagination, or is that Rarity's couch she is on?
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ShadowSketch91 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Student General Artist
i love howcute those clothes fit on her, and the mistletoe earring adds up really good to, and being my fave princess, it was an instafve :lol:
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caballero-nocturno Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
very good :D great job ;DD
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:iconarccahlon:
ArcCahlon Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
socks and sweater make her adorable and that mistletoe makes her so kissable hehe. beautiful work.
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ecmajor Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your stuff, and this was a nice thing to see when i was surfing derpibooru. She looks adorable <3
Gotta curl up in some nice warm socks to make a winter day cozy!
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QuercusRobur Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
"Everypony's favorite pony for everypony's favorite holiday."

Sorry but i dont see Celestia anywhere... :icontrollestiaplz:

But yeah it looks lovely still.
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:iconblackvegetable:
Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Beautiful! :aww:
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:iconseriousjupiter:
SeriousJupiter Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Absolutely gorgeous. I agree that this is your best work yet. Merry Christmas!
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:iconprometheustehpony:
PrometheusTehPony Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
SOCKS!
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:iconmr-asshole-leaxxx:
Mr-Asshole-LEAXXX Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist
wow, I really like it! congratulations! :D
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:iconrefinum:
Refinum Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Winter Luna! Yay!
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