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Cavern of Tranquility by Duskie-06 Cavern of Tranquility by Duskie-06
New updates on 19/3/2017:

1) Improved ground lighting below Luna
2) Added glow to one more crystal
3) Minor improvement to mane extensions

New updates on 22/3/2017:

1) Luna re-shaded with improved anatomy
2) More detailed cave

At first, the idea of Luna with a background that has a silhouette of her head struck my mind. Therefore, I tried adding trees in a forested environment at first to mimic her head with the branches. But it didn't turn out well, so I tried using a different approach, a cave. To my surprise, it looks much better and more beautiful I suppose! I'm so glad this wonderful piece is finally done! I think the crystals add a really nice touch to the overall feel of the artwork. Furthermore, the night environment also feels very cool, as it's located high up in the Frozen North. The cave is also a very quiet place, hence giving a sense of peace and tranquil.

Now, Luna is standing there reminiscing about her past and how she could help to improve the lives of the ponies under her charge.

This piece took significantly long to complete, with about over 20 hours combined over several days. Here are some WIP images to show you the progression since the beginning:

Eye of the Night 1 by Duskie-06  Eye of the Night 2 by Duskie-06  Eye of the Night 3 by Duskie-06  Eye of the Night 4 by Duskie-06 

Anyway, I hope you like this! The program used is only Photoshop CC 2015. Uploaded in HD for wallpaper size.

Oh, and special thanks to my friend, WanTing on Facebook for suggesting on adding the crystals, and :iconbrownie97: for encouraging me to draw with a different style (=

Critiques and comments are welcome! Feel free to show your support by faving. Thank you so much! <3
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:iconyanie-the-brown-pone:
Critique by Yanie-The-Brown-Pone Yanie-The-Brown-Pone/critique/1493455082">Mar 22, 2017, 9:01:03 AM
This picture is well done. The glow from the crystals and fireflies are nicely illuminating small parts of the cave. The water flow is well colored and is full of nice shades of blue. It looks like it is actually pouring down the cave ground , walls, and ceiling. The glow coming from Luna's mane probably needs to be a little brighter.

About the cave entrance, I love how it and the moon are shaped similar to Princess Luna herself, and how it is a reminder that she herself feels like she is forever part of the moon. It's very nice that you pointed out that detail. You did good blending the clouds and the stars with the sky.

Overall, you did a wonderful job coloring and shading this piece. :heart:
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:iconebonymanta:
EbonyManta Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Very beautiful - it's no surprise that Luna would spend her time here. ^^
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:iconunkownbrony52:
Unkownbrony52 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Love the outline for the cave. Wonderful colors.
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:iconavatar-j24:
Avatar-J24 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I coming there more often
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:iconrbdoucette:
RBDoucette Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2017
Wow. Very nice art piece. :)
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:iconwarsadlepony:
WarsadlePony Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Looks awesome! Well Done!
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:iconsetakarn:
Setakarn Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2017
I saw this when it first came out, and i only just realized there was a pony head with the moon xD
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:iconstrandedgeek:
StrandedGeek Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2017
Omg me too. ^.^
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:iconduskie-06:
Duskie-06 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you're unhappy about it, don't comment anything at all. You're so rude
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:iconxxgamerboi42xx:
XxGamerBoi42xX Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017
Hey, don't get me wrong, it's a great picture. I just don't like seeing it reappear in my notifications again and again.
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:iconsapphirejasper:
SapphireJasper Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017
If you aren't happy about the "many" notifications Duskie makes, you shouldn't be even putting your comment here instead, giving him a light feedback via a PM or note, not a rude one.

The comment section for each deviant by any artist is for comments on the deviant. Not a place for you to rant about personal things you dislike about the artist. Sorry, your comment isn't even a comment or let alone an insist; it's  just an outright rude and personal remark that you wish to tell the world about. 
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:iconduskie-06:
Duskie-06 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just wanted those who have not seen the picture before to enjoy the opportunity, since different people live in different timezones. Hence, if you've already seen it, you may kindly skip it. Anyway thanks! (=
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:iconyanie-the-brown-pone:
Yanie-The-Brown-Pone Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just block him. He always go around and say rude comment on people's posts.
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:icone-man300:
E-man300 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017
OMG that's awesome! This is one of the most creative and majestic pieces I've seen this year, well done!La la la la Clap 
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:iconduskie-06:
Duskie-06 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much E-man300! I'm glad you find this piece really nice, I really appreciate it! :hug:
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:iconjoakaha:
Joakaha Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! ^,^
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:iconduskie-06:
Duskie-06 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you Joakaha! :hug:
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:iconthetruepsychopath:
TheTruePsychopath Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2017
I just now noticed the face. I also see a second, but no sure if intended.
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:iconduskie-06:
Duskie-06 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, it is supposed to represent a silhouette of Luna's head :P
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:iconthetruepsychopath:
TheTruePsychopath Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017
I know. That on I just didn't notice at first because I was paying too much attention to Luna herself. I do see a face behind her though.
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:iconduskie-06:
Duskie-06 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe! I'm glad you could notice it, awesome!! ((=
Thank you TheTruePsychopath! :hug:
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:iconthetruepsychopath:
TheTruePsychopath Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017
You're welcome.

But you aren't registering that I see a face behind her?
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:iconduskie-06:
Duskie-06 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am, but you weren't sure if it's intended so I thought of confirming it with you (=
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:iconthetruepsychopath:
TheTruePsychopath Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2017
Oh ok. Is it like a creepy looking face?
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:iconduskie-06:
Duskie-06 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nope, I just used the moon to represent her eyes and decided to add a small part of Cloudsdale behind ^^
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:iconrainbow-night:
Rainbow-Night Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2017  Student General Artist
Beautiful, I love the plant life and crystals and all the parts that glow such as the crystals and luna herself. The way the cavern comes together to form her head looks very natural and I wonder if she ever noticed it since she can't from the inside obviously :P
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:iconduskie-06:
Duskie-06 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoa, thank you so much for your wonderful and detailed comment Rainbow-Night! I really treasure and appreciate comments like yours. I'm glad you find the little details in the artwork beautiful and captivating! :hug:

Somehow, things that glow in the dark really makes an artwork beautiful. This is why most of my MLP full paintings usually take place at night xD

Well, she most probably didn't notice it ^^
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:iconrainbow-night:
Rainbow-Night Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017  Student General Artist
Hey when it's art as detailed as yours the comments practically write themselves! ^-^ and yeah I have a thing for glow effects I just think they're the coolest stuff
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:iconmakenshi179:
Makenshi179 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017
Oh wooooow I SO love this!! Especially that place and that setting. And its name, "Cavern of Tranquility", it feels like an explorable place from a RPG and it feels so good <3 <3 Also, I didn't notice that silhouette of Luna's head in the scenery until I saw those thumbnails in the description! With the moon making for her eye, wow! That's some serious creativity and artistic idea, I love it a whole lot. Amazing work with this overall, I dare say it is your masterpiece! :)
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:iconduskie-06:
Duskie-06 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Thank you so much Makenshi! I really appreciate comments like yours. I'm so glad you love this and find it beautiful! :hug:
How I wish we could be there with Luna to experience the tranquil ^^
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:iconmakenshi179:
Makenshi179 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2017
Yes, I wish so too, it would be so wonderful :)
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:iconsuntwilig:
suntwilig Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017
looks super
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:iconduskie-06:
Duskie-06 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you suntwilig! :hug:
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:iconsuntwilig:
suntwilig Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017
np ;-)
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:iconvile-flesh:
Vile-Flesh Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017
This is one of the best Luna drawings I have ever seen.
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:iconduskie-06:
Duskie-06 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much Vile-Flesh! I really appreciate it! I will most likely be updating an improved version of this, so stay tuned ^^
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:iconsnesmchalmers:
SNESmChalmers Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017
Didn't notice the "Luna" hidden in plain sight...nice touch
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:iconduskie-06:
Duskie-06 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you SNESmChalmers! :hug:
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:iconidrawspony:
idrawspony Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017
This is just a masterpiece! Amazing!
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:iconduskie-06:
Duskie-06 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much idrawspony! I really appreciate it! :hug:
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:iconidrawspony:
idrawspony Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017
<33
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:icondragonsfriend90:
Dragonsfriend90 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
I like the nightly shading and those crystals look awesome :-3
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:iconduskie-06:
Duskie-06 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww... thank you so much Dragonsfriend90! :hug:
I'm glad you find them awesome! =D
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:icondragonsfriend90:
Dragonsfriend90 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Crystals = magical source :3
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:iconcelgou:
Celgou Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017
WOW !

I really like it!

It will be my new wallpaper (on computer)
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:iconduskie-06:
Duskie-06 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much Celgou! I really appreciate it! :hug:
Enjoy your new wallpaper! <3
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:iconcelgou:
Celgou Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017
Thanks !

I will look for your future draws...
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:iconmr-pony-man:
Mr-Pony-Man Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i just noticed the pony in the background
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:iconduskie-06:
Duskie-06 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, nice! :D
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:iconmr-pony-man:
Mr-Pony-Man Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have a feeling that you where waiting for a reply.

So here is a reply.
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