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Reach for the Stars (Updated) by Duskie-06 Reach for the Stars (Updated) by Duskie-06
New updates on 23rd August 2016:

1) Darker side of moon darkened further to match sky color
2) Meteors behind moon moved lower down to the Milky Way
3) Waterfalls added under the rocky platform Luna is standing on
4) Lighter color added above Luna's eyes to show that it is 3 dimensional and rounder
5) City lights added to the background
6) More illumination added around the rivers
7) More illumination on Luna's body facing her tail
8) Glow effect added to moon

New updates on 24th August 2016:

9) Luna made slightly taller by extending hooves longer, as she looks stout

Hope you like the new updates!

As I used to be an astronomy enthusiast, I love photos of the Milky Way over landscapes and horizons, so I decided to incoperate it into my artworks featuring Luna, since she is the Princess of the night. The dark band cutting across the Milky Way are nebulas surrounding the central core.

Resolution: 16:9 (Nice for wallpaper)

Time taken to complete: 2 days
Programs used: Photoshop CC

I really hope you love this, because galaxies are really beautiful!

Oh, and if you really like my artworks, feel free to support me on Patreon
www.patreon.com/Duskie

Critiques and comments welcome! <3
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It's a very detailed, and inspirational piece. Clearly, a lot of hard work has been put into the details on the texture, lighting, structure, etc. The idea of Luna looking out onto the horizon isn't as original by this point, since there are so many ideas of how she reflects, but you get points for adding in the Milky Way with the especially well done cosmic effects. That in mind, they way Luna's looking to the horizon in this way doesn't make the viewer think, "Is she okay, is she still feeling guilty about the Nightmare Moon incident?" It more insinuates the idea, "Where's she planning on going next, is she satisfied here on the planet's surface, or does she wish to go further because she feels there's nothing left for her here?" It's a very powerful piece that intrigues some thought into Luna's character, and is quite bold to look at with it's plethora of detail and design.
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FoxMayham Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2017  New Deviant Student General Artist
Cool
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:iconlittlewindy7:
LittleWindy7 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2016
Amazing work!:)
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:iconduskie-06:
Duskie-06 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you LittleWindy! I'm glad you like this! Hug 
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LittleWindy7 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016
Aww, you're welcome!:) It is such a lovely art work.:)
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:iconcajobif:
cajobif Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2016
Wonderful work
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templar127 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2016
Wow! Beautiful night!
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ZiddersRoofurry Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Reminds me of this song. www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JF8lH… I love this art so much. 
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:iconfunny-arts:
Funny-arts Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
It`s just amazing!
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:iconduskie-06:
Duskie-06 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you Funny-arts! =D
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:iconlukesaurusflavius:
LukesaurusFlavius Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Oi lads! you need to teach me how to draw those mane like that @@!
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:iconduskie-06:
Duskie-06 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't mind teaching, I would love to :D
Feel free to drop by in my livestreaming channel where I can demonstrate and do a live tutorial =D
picarto.tv/Duskie

Mainly is the smudge tool
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LukesaurusFlavius Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Oh boi Oh Noes! !
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:iconcometfire1990:
CometFire1990 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This pic is so beautiful :happybounce: 
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:iconduskie-06:
Duskie-06 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you CometFire! =D
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suntwilig Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016
looks  epic!
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:iconduskie-06:
Duskie-06 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you suntwilig! =D
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suntwilig Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016
You're welcome
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gLItcHyGeAR Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This one is amazing.
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:iconduskie-06:
Duskie-06 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you GlichyGear! =D
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Miokomata Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow.
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:iconduskie-06:
Duskie-06 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you Miokomata! =D
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:iconpillonchou:
Pillonchou Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wooow that looks so awesome Duskie :O Teach me senpai <3
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:iconduskie-06:
Duskie-06 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much Pillon! <3
I will teach you how I draw one day <3
:D
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Pillonchou Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you senpai :heart:.:heart:
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:iconreaverclan:
reaverclan Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016
So beautiful.
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:iconduskie-06:
Duskie-06 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you reaverclan! =D
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reaverclan Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016
Love the update as well.
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:iconduskie-06:
Duskie-06 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you reaver!
There will be another update again tho xD
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Duskie-06 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes! =D
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Bluenight01 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work :3
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:iconduskie-06:
Duskie-06 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you Bluenight! Hug 
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Bluenight01 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem^^
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fearanger Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016
Oooooooh... I love the background so much! So atmospheric... o3o
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:iconduskie-06:
Duskie-06 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much fearanger! I'm so glad you like it! =D
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CyonixCymatro Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, I think it looks great! Love the Milky Way, especially the colourful glow, looks awesome! Clap Heart 
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Duskie-06 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much Cyonix! I really appreciate it! Hope to see you again in the streams! ^^
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maximussolini Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
Fancy galaxy 8) Also, I think these mountains feel similiar XD
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Duskie-06 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, haha I see! 8D
Thank you so much max! Hope to see you in the streams one day 8D
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maximussolini Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
I'll be in the streams one day, that's for sure XD
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:iconphlar1245:
Phlar1245 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2016  Student General Artist
I could make some notes if you're interested. There are a few things that stick out to me.
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:iconduskie-06:
Duskie-06 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure thing
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:iconphlar1245:
Phlar1245 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2016  Student General Artist
I posted this in my stash for you.
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:iconduskie-06:
Duskie-06 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the valuable feedback, I will make the changes accordingly =D
I'll update you once it's done
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:iconphlar1245:
Phlar1245 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016  Student General Artist
No worries, just keep practicing. Look at references after a quick sketch; it helps a lot! (random art tip of the day!)
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:iconduskie-06:
Duskie-06 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you =)
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RyanManGaming Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2016  Student Artist
Wow Duskie this looks really awsome! You need to teach me this stuff :D
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:iconduskie-06:
Duskie-06 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you Ryan! I'll do up a live tutorial stream if ya like ;) (Wink) 
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:iconryanmangaming:
RyanManGaming Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016  Student Artist
Sure! But idk if I will be able to join or stay long. Getting ready for school and that is alot of work.
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