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The contest deadline has been extended, which gave me more time to work on the pic, I added some more clouds and changed Luna's pose a bit. I also messed with the sun design to look more like the original inspiration and outlined the arabic floral symbol to make it stand out more
When the contest deadlines rolls around again, I'll let you guys know so that you can vote for me if you want :)

Inspiration:
The Arabic symbol comes from here: [link] I DID NOT DRAW IT MYSELF! I just outlined it to make is stand out more

The sun is based off of the Celtic design in the lower right: [link] The moon is just a....moon XD

I got help for making the clouds here: [link]žion=&global=1&q=sky+clouds+tutorial#/d30xzyu I originally just followed the tutorial EXACTLY as it instructed instead of messing around and creating my own clouds the way I wanted too this time around

The pose of Luna comes from this image: [link]
I changed it because, I must admit it was way too much like the original, too much so to just call it inspiration, so while it's still a similar pose, I messed with it a bit to make it a little more original and hopefully the artist will feel less cheated
Again, I apologize to the original artist for the earlier design

Ponies belong to Lauren Faust and Hasbro
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:iconsunwurm:
Sunwurm Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Exquisite.
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:iconnouthriss:
Nouthriss Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
Wow. Quite... nice.... if not to say ,,stunning"...
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dusk-rose Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
can i use this in a video?
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:iconthe-orator:
the-Orator Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What kind of video?
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dusk-rose Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
well, if i can figure out how to work this other website thing: it'll be like a powerpoint thing almost. pretty much a bunch of pictures put to music. ill prob upload it to youtube (once i figure out how XD)
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:iconthe-orator:
the-Orator Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure thing, as long as I'm credited
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dusk-rose Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
cool :) thanks
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Glitter-Eyeliner Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW.

Just... WOW.
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LadyRoxanne7 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
I love this fandom so much! This is awesome!
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shoop400 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
\(0)o(0)/ AWESOME!!!!!
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:iconphantasis:
Phantasis Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
That is so AMAZING!
Increduble picture!
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:iconnorthspeed:
Northspeed Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
Beautiful! I just love it, it's so pretty :heart:
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genisis22100 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
Very much thank you for the update!
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:iconearthshroom:
EarthShroom Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful. :heart:
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Sirkylanthered Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
Oh this is great I found this pic on 20pc.org but there wasn't a link to the artist's web site. I'm happy I found this. Okay long story kind of short, I'm a member of a medieval/renaissance reenactment group. I've been looking for a crest for myself to carry into battle. I found this and was struck with inspiration, but I didn't want to use it without first finding the artist. So if you wouldn't mind, could I use some of the aspects of your pic here to make my coat of arms?
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:iconthe-orator:
the-Orator Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It depends on what aspects you're planning on using.

But medieval/renaissance reenactment sounds fun as hell (I'm a bit of an amateur in Renaissance history) What kind of stuff do you guys do?
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Sirkylanthered Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
Well I would like to use mostly just the sun and moon combined like that.
Well when the group started, long time ago. It was just Europe from 600CE to 1600CE. But it has since expanded to include, the mid east world, the Greeks/Romans, the great age of the pirates, and (what I reenact) the samurai.
The sun moon combo looks like the simple designs that you find on Japanese crests, plus I'd think it was awesome that I was pay homage to Celestia and Luna.
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the-Orator Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Unfortunately, I'm afraid I can't let you use this exact design, if you've read the comments on this picture you would realize that there has been several issues with this picture involving fellow artists. In order to avoid further issues I think it would be best if kept this pictures influence right where it is.
However, I do believe you are welcome to use this piece as inspiration for your crest (though I must warn you, the center piece of this design was arabic and celtic based so it might throw off the Japanese effect you're trying to achieve)
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Sirkylanthered Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
Well all I wanted to use was the sun and the moon, not any of the knot work patterns around or within it. The origins of the two isn't a huge deal for the Japanese theme, the symbols for the sun and the moon in Japan vary quite a lot and can be very similar in shape to these. I just found the way you combined the two, the moon within the sun, very unique and thought it would be perfect for my banner.
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:iconthe-orator:
the-Orator Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, as I said, feel free to be use the symbol as inspiration
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Sirkylanthered Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
Thanks for letting me know ^^ Love your stuff by the way, keep it up.
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EB117 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
Its funny how this pic fits as a wallpaper on android. The dimensions work out perfectly.
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andrewk Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
She's PAANK!
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JapaneseTeeth Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
:icontwilightclapplz: This is amazing. Beautifully done.
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SirJames314 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
I wish you luck in the T-shirt contest--Voted for you last time, as this would really be fabulous to wear. :)

Your art is featured in a YouTube video here: [link] :clap:
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TheDescendantofKehAn Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
The contest has restarted and I'm very glad to see you've resubmitted/they've put it back on the ballot. I voted for it last time and I'll do so again. There are a lot of good shirts, but this design is just so far about 95% of them that it's not even funny.

I so hope you win...if you did, I'd buy like 12 and just hand them out to random people on the street...
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Swifttail27 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
This is /amazing/.
Amazing job!
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TharzZzDunN Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
This is quite lovely, thank you for sharing!
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:icontwilight-vulpine:
Twilight-Vulpine Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is such a fantastic picture.

I wish it was wallpaper sized, although I'm using it as one anyway, and I only change my wallpaper when I find something truly breathtaking.
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Pastelpony Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah finally found your deviant! This has been a favorite of mine for a week or two now. Its very well done, maybe ah'll be this good someday :clap:
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genisis22100 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
I've found a fail in this picture, I don't know how to describe it, but here is a link that can tell it.

[link]
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:iconthe-orator:
the-Orator Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not sure I understand
How is this a fail?
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:icongenisis22100:
genisis22100 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
Should it be there?

And will you change it? It's really a beautiful philosophical and great picture, but unfortunately I am very interested in details. You decide, but I want it to be done.

Update: [link]
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:iconthe-orator:
the-Orator Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
OOOOOOooooh!
I see what you're talking about now
I'll fix it asap
I'm currently working on something
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Mezurashi-Cosplay Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
wooow nice
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:icongenisis22100:
genisis22100 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
THIS is art!
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The-LoneKnight Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
Hot DAMN, this looks like it could be a cover to "The History of Equestria Vol. 1"... This would make a great wallpaper!

Wait, nevermind, that's impossible. People eyes would explode out of the back of their heads at the speed of rainbows due to the sheer awesomeness.

Go you, dude!
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:iconthe-orator:
the-Orator Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much :)

But I must correct "dude" into "fine lady" XD

I kid, I kid
You don't need to be so formal ;)
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The-LoneKnight Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
lol My apologies, Miss. =p
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:iconweirdponyguy:
WeirdPonyGuy Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011
Can I tatoo this on my back?
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:iconthe-orator:
the-Orator Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Now, I need to to know.
Are you serious because there's not much emotion in you typing because if you are you need to give me sometime to think about it
XD
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WeirdPonyGuy Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011
Nah, a tatoo like that would be very painful and expensive.
Maybe just a T-Shirt.
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:iconthe-orator:
the-Orator Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
XD lol
I'm already designing a t-shirt based off the design
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:iconthe-orator:
the-Orator Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Uh.....yes? XD
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mooponi Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
holy shit this is amazing
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Robotpony Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
I agree, it's better. Especially after I read all the craziness that went down on this image. It's weird that you didn't trace it, yet the artist that inspired your Luna pose thought you did. It's great that you decided to acknowledge the artist's influence and to change it a little bit.
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the-Orator Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I just don't want the artist to feel insulted
I would probably feel the same way so, as a fellow artist I decided to admit my mistake and change it so that we were a little more on neutral ground, lol XD
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Robotpony Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
I agree, it was a good choice, especially since I can see the similarities in the two images. You could've just as easily hid from it, or denied it, and I think it was big of you to admit you were wrong and correct it. That mostly the reason why I commented a second time on this picture.
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Zekaire-Aquanimus Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Its even better... o.o

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the-Orator Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconclapplz:

Oh, wait
I'm the artist XD
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