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Nightmare Moon Wallpaper by Kitana-Coldfire Nightmare Moon Wallpaper by Kitana-Coldfire
Oh laaaawwwddddyyy. That took FOREVER. I only finished this because I'm running a fever and have stayed in my dorm all day. If not for that, you probably wouldn't be seeing this until tomorrow or the next day..... I'm surprisingly artistic when I'm sick, which is good for y'all I suppose.

A quick word about the file itself: If you download, be aware that the file size is larger than ANY other I've done so far. Approximately twice as large, in fact. Blame the mane.

Now that that's out of the way, lets talk about the wallpaper. I was unable to find a unique NM vector that was up to my standards. So, I made one..... sorta. I've been calling her 'Frankenmare Moon'. And this is why (tl;dr ahead).

After getting fed up trying to meet my own standards, I broke down and did borderline art. For the body, I flipped the Celestia wallpaper and adjusted other pieces to match the size and position set by the former's base. I found a good NM vector and used that for the head shape, wings, and cutie mark. The mane and tail..... lets just call them a hybrid. (The sparkles are all from the Celestia wallpaper, though, just recolored, repeated, and flipped a few times. Basically, its the Celestia sparkles 10x over xD)

I used a piece of artwork I found that had NM's mane in flat color as the primary shape. Additionally, bits and pieces of Celestia's mane and tail were used for shaping as well. The rest, like some of the 'curls', were done by me. But the vast majority of my intervention was done on the tail; I'd say about 2/3'ds of that tail is my own original work. So if it came out badly, let me know and I'll try to learn for the future.

I wanted to make NM a 'mirror' of the Celestia one, so that multiple monitor users could benefit. Incidentally, if anyone would like me to repost the Celestia and NM wallpapers with flipped images (ie, Celestia on the left and NM on the right), I'll be happy to do so. I'll only do it if asked to do so, though.

Remember to leave a comment. Comments are a key ingredient in the medicine that makes Editor Pony Tana achieve a speedy recovery from sickness (with the others being Snapple, fruit snacks, caramel, and love)

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Base vectors used: ComiCon Celesita [link] by :iconblackm3sh: (main body/pose) and Nightmare Moon - no hair [link] by :iconmoongazeponies: (head/neck/chest/cutie mark/wings)

Bases used for the mane/tail: ComiCon Celesita [link] by :iconblackm3sh: (residual shape pieces/sparkles), Nightmare Moon art by dotrook [link] (NOTE: if you recognize this as your piece and you have a dA, please let me know so I can link to you here), and my own original work.
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SpudnikKildozer Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Lovely~
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superdoglac Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
This is excellent! I use bootcamp on my mac so I actually have this on the PC side of my computer Celestia on the Mac. Just...awesome work! :D
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Kitana-Coldfire Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
Thank you~ I'm glad someone with dual monitors can get some use out of them~
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xscaralienx Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh god YES!!! you are awesome!! it looks amazing, thank you for making this wallpaper!
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Kitana-Coldfire Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
It was actually more fun than Celestia in some regards. Maybe because I didn't have to clean up a full vector, just bits and pieces. Glad you like it ^^
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8bittramp Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Really lovely. Well done.
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Kitana-Coldfire Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
Thank you, I like how she turned out myself *nod nod*
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
Exllcent work on her
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Kitana-Coldfire Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
Why thank you~ Her hair was the hardest part ><
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