Hey, I'm writing an epic fanfic, and a major part of the story will be Luna. I want to give her a love interest, but I don't want him to be pony. So can anyone give me suggestions as to what species he could be. I was thinking Griffin, but he needs lips obviously. So is you can think of any mythical creatures that the show hasn't brought in yet could you tell me? If it helps, this character is a pirate captain, I hope you can help!!
I don't give a flying fuck what color skin the ponies have, so long as they look good and keep with their personalities. You captured Luna's spirit and longing perfectly with this, and it just so happens that she's dark skinned. Woohoo I don't care. Look at her. She's gorgeous and you did a brilliant job of matching the colors, though I feel that her eyes pop a bit more than her hair, which could've had some more variations of blue. That's just me though
I think this is my second favorite of your works. It's simply perfect. The outfit is elegant but subtle and understated, not flashy like Celestia's or casually stylish like Rarity's. The hair is perfect, and the pose and expression, oh! You managed to capture Luna's heart-rending vulnerability and melancholy, while at the same time keeping her strong and self assured. I also like the skin color - I think it works better than light skin might have. And it's a nice twist of irony as well.
Lol, I suppose I should elaborate on this a little more.
I am not personally offended by remarks of this nature, mostly because I'm white which means nobody chooses to ask me why I am what I am. However, I do find it unnecessary and kind of racist when people question the choice that artists make regarding skin tone and ethnicity, as if it doesn't make sense for them to be that way. Nothing about Luna or any other character in canon indicates they should be white/black/Asian/Indian/whatever, which is why there are variations of every single humanized pony. It's all up to the artist and what they envision. When someone questions why a humanized pony looks the way s/he looks, it's unnecessary. If you want to comment on clothes, fine -- the clothes don't have feelings, they don't care if you find them distasteful or pretty or whatever. But you wouldn't go up to a black person and ask them why their skin tone is so dark. It's rude and it implies that you think they're inferior or wrong in some way.
All of this isn't necessarily entirely directed at you, although you did ask a question that I don't care for. But I think it's something for everyone involved in fandom to keep in mind.
None of them necessarily have distinct accents that suggest anything of the sort, though, other than I guess Zecora. Plenty of people who look non-white speak exactly the same as people who are white. What people are really going off of, as you suggest, are stereotypical whitewashed notions.