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sun and moon by mistix sun and moon by mistix
More human ponies yeaaahhhhhhh

***EDIT*** Since this picture has been getting a lot of attention (some of it negative), I'd just like to add something here. From now on, any stupid comments about race/color are going to be deleted. My personal version of Luna is African-American; if you don't personally see her that way, that's fine, but DO NOT tell me that she isn't allowed to be black. Do not tell me that it doesn't make sense for her to be black because she isn't in the sunlight. Black people do not have to tan to be black, if you somehow weren't aware of that fact already. And do not tell me that Celestia and Luna can't be sisters if they're not from the same race. Any and all derogatory or otherwise idiotic comments about race and color are not welcome on my pictures at any time.

On a nicer note, thank you to everyone who's supported me, favorited/liked the picture, and has been kind/non-offensive in their comments. :)
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Thunessey Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Student Interface Designer
I love it.
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Bluerosethehedgehog Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
They both look very beautiful in this well done!!
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winddancer23 Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
I love Love Luna's hair, it looks like a galaxy of stars. Beautiful!!!
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mustafa611 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
"Do not tell me that it doesn't make sense for her to be black because she isn't in the sunlight. Black people do not have to tan to be black."

Huh... I never thought about it this way but black people's skin color is an adaption to generations of excessive sun. It would make sense for Celestia, who is the sun, then to have that particular evolutionary adaption. And there goes my head canon... I think I need a moment to reevaluate some things.
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ciaranbenson Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
You have a beautiful vision ^_^ The draping on Luna's sleeve is particularly stunning!
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theawesomenekotalia Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I MIGHT CRY...so bewtuhfil! Neko Emoji-05 (Rolling) 
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BenRG Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
The sisters of the sun and moon, swearing that they should never again be parted
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X4vrztesp Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Professional Filmographer
oh look, its solar eclipse.. :D
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adiosagacchi Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
I LOVE this this is BEAUTIFUL
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jszellmer Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
Nice work.  For some reason, your work reminds me of the more stylized Final Fantasy VI (my personal fave in the series) artwork.
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cuteface10 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
This is beautiful, I actually really like Luna's skin tone, it contrasts nicely with Celestia's.
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xelianthought Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
Fantastic design, I especially like Celestia.
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MChim Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
Argh, not to sound racist or anything but in all honesty shouldn't the colours be reversed? I mean the reason African people are, well... black, is because of the adaptation to intense sun rays. You tan in the sun. Likewise, when you're in the dark for a long time, say being sheltered in long winters, you pale to get as much sunlight as possible, hence why europeans are so fucking peachy, especially as you go North.

Then again they're fucking magic, so fuck it! I dunno, I got my headcannon. Otherwise beautiful pic.
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Pink-Pastel Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What I dont really get is how they can be related and not be the same race...

But this art is beautiful nontheless.
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BebeSPplz Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
Just put one thing in your head: PEOPLE DON'T BORN WITH A TAN. PEOPLE BORN WITH A RACE. PEOPLE GETS TANS. THE END.
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MChim Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
I understand that. Perhaps I used the wrong word. But I'm sure you understand what I mean don't you? Humans in hotter climate have darker skin to protect against the UV rays of the sun. When humans migrated upwards from Africa they needed more sunlight instead of less, so their skin lightened over generations. There are some exceptions such as the Inuit in northern Canada, who ate fish which were a rich source of vitamin D so they didn't rely solely on the sun for that and didn't lighten as much, plus the snow reflected quite abit of the sunlight so they were still taking in a good amount. 

I'm not saying the artwork is bad, and I didn't read the past comments nor the description in depth enough, so apologies for continuing a supposed string of negative comments. My headcannon is that if Celestia was a human, being a sun god she'd have a darker skin tone while Luna, awake primarily during the night and not in direct sunlight very often, would have a more pale skin tone. Don't we often stereotype "night dwellers" of any variety in Hollywood as pale skinned due to their lack of sunlight exposure?  

This was definitely the wrong place to state that so apologies, I still love the artwork nonetheless. 
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MochiFace Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
That is the way the dear artist of this beautiful work thinks how she looks socookie chase here have a cookie and we can all move along .
By she of course I mean princess Luna of course
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NicokBT Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
celestia is a white pony , so she's white
luna is a dark blue pony so she should have a darker skin tone ,because, you know there is no blue people
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heysashy Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
i love luna! love the skin tone too! nice work!
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nekomuffin513 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
People whining about the race for those reasons are silly. Imo, I would see Celestia as darker-skinned (who stays that pale in the sunlight?) and Luna as paler(like most nocturnal folk), but I think your depictions are beautiful nonetheless. <3
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Unique-Brushstrokes Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think she looks great with both white and black skin, she could be either and I love both :heart: I love this picture
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charmzof Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
Personally I love Luna more with dark skin, as I (for some reason) have always pictured her with that. I think it's because her base colors are just overall a lot darker than Celestia's.

Anyway, lovely drawing of the two :heart:
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ChristinaMaree Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
I can't get over Luna's hair in this picture. Its so pretty and looks like an enchanting night sky. I assume that was what you were going for. But I have to tell you that you did an amazing job, I just love it!
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Ellfie Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
Oooh I love this! I adore the idea of dark-skinned Luna, and RP her with such an FC, so I'm always glad to see people drawing her like that :D It's nearly exactly how I picture her! Awesome job!
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BlackQuestant Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
finally somebody that draw human luna black-skined <3

awesome work
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MochiFace Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
Whoa! Where did you get your icon thingy?.........IT'S A WORK OF ART!
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unknownvizard Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh my god this is sooo beautiful! It was as if you went into my mind and took what I saw and actually drew it! Seriously, this is exactly what I thought if Luna and Celestia were humans!
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Scourge-the-Unholy Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
amazing. stunning. Stellar. I LOVE IT!
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BebeSPplz Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
I love Princess Luna with dark skinned! Great Work! :clap:
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poniesforall Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
ireally like how their dresses match them entirely
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Jenny8239 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
so far out of all the african-american lunas i've seen.... this ones better
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Scourge-the-Unholy Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
OMG! So funny!
Alaskan Brohoof /)
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mercenario1945 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
Méxican Brohoof :)
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LenaCorday Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
I really like this picture! :)
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Shonz1516 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
This is still the best human version of luna out there.
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brongaar Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
Love the play on the skin-tone.
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hippy-ninja Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Oh my gosh that hair is gorgeous! The whole thing is, really. Great work! :D
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firadart Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
It's rare for a dark skin Luna. She looks beautiful. And I really like their clothes. Wonder how it look full body.
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mistix Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
There's a full body of Celestia and Luna in my gallery ;)
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Jin-Ghi-Lives Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
Great work.
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mistix Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
Thank you very much :)
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YourJealousLover Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Student Writer
Yes, finally diversity!

I am in love with your Luna
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mistix Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
Thank you! :)
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asemd7 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
I find your usage of the term "African-American" in a setting without an "Africa" or "America" a bit silly. Other than that I rather like the darker Lunas as they are closer to the ponies in their overall Hair/body lighting contrast.

That's the one problem I actually have with most humanized ponies, the artist usually doesn't seem to give a damn about how the brightness contrast of the mane and body go together. Luna pony has a dark body it makes sense Luna Human would too. On the rather more controversial subject I prefer Olive toned Twilight's to pale or very dark ones since while her body is darker than most of the other Mane 6 it's also a lot lighter than her mane.
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mistix Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
You have a good point! It's more of a visual reference point than anything: she LOOKS African-American, is (physically) comparable to a person in the real world who is, etc.

But thanks for the compliment. :) I'm fine with any iteration of them but the ones you've mentioned are usually what I personally imagine.
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asemd7 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
Well you could say she's comparable to any dark-skinned populace really but I digress. In my opinion colors should be chosen to produce the right general aesthetic and in humanizations should do their best to match the original. Darker Celestias or paler Lunas don't really seem to be getting the character design. They aren't supposed to physically represent how Light and Darkness make people look if they're exposed to them, they're supposed to represent Light and Darkness.

Arguments like Nocturnal or Nerd=Extremely Pale only hold true in select populations in real life anyways.
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mistix Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
Lol, yes. My biggest issue with the exposure thing is that ... being exposed to the sun doesn't make your skin that color. It's stupid to say that she "looks like she's been in the sun" when she's just naturally that color.
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Javashot Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
oh my god. I. Want. Luna's. Hair !
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ZeldaHatter Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
omg i love this!! yes im black so finding this made me really happy <3 nice job!! and thank you for standing up for a black luna!
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