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Again with the Nightmare by BHS-ArchetypeRex Again with the Nightmare by BHS-ArchetypeRex
...Moon, that is.

As much as the fandom frightens me into oblivion (and please don't ask me specifics or question me about it at all, i'd appreciate it), Nightmare Moon has been my favorite of anything i've seen of the new show. I stopped watching it however but still, I got this horrible love for her because...well to put it bluntly like that other image I did of her-

She's a fawking Winged Black unicorn. As a kid, I wanted one SO BADLY. I still love Black unicorns a lot...and...and ARGHHSgaddg. I know she isn't as BLACK as she should be, but considering she isn't a 2D flash cutout I had to really flesh her out. Blue and purple seemed the best to keep with that whole "night" theme she has.

I love her eyes, by the by. I always end up drawing some characters looking straight out like they are going to mangle some faces. It's actually creepy to some level when I render their eyes fully in images like that. Because then it looks like they are looking at you.

SO, this idea came to me last night while playing around with those Pre-war concepts of Wings and Inderel and low and behold, this came into being. ~Jasbraman made a comment to me when I showed him the in process about how she looked more 80s pony...and then my brain exploded in a good way.

SO yes, THIS is a G1/80s version of Nightmare Moon. If somehow this infuriates anyone, well god damn people, I grew up with the damn things I think i'm allowed to play around with this concept!

For my childhooooood! BAWL.

Seriously, I want to be specific here...should definitely be one of the Dream Beauty ponies, [link] .

I had the sparkly ones...but of course my mother gave them all away years ago so weeping internally over them. Always, ALWAYS wanted the pegasus... I definitely would make a Custom Nightmare Moon out of a baity version if I could find one - but they are pretty rare to begin with.

Would also consider making her out of a rundown Fashion Star Filly too (Oh shi- we getting really old school now, I don't even know how many of you remember that toy line... [link] good reference site) but yeah.

I had a lot of dinosaurs and colorful horses growing up, what a marvelous combination. :I


Nightmare Moon the "Dream Beauty" Oh yay!

Also just more paint practice...had to attempt something organic. I don't know if I can touch any dinosaurs or dragons yet...but I will. I WILL. After a bazillion more robots...maybe.

Nightmare Moon/My Little pony Hasbro
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rainbowrider66 Featured By Owner May 19, 2015
J25TheArcKing Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful, creative and professional. Nightmare!
Nightmare Moon! :iconnightmaremoonplz:

It was interesting reading what you wrote on the description. I like it. :)
Dashieandluna Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Student General Artist
MSwope Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the blue.
Xx-Clair-xX Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
wow :o amezing!!
MaskedFrenchman Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
Would you be interested in doing requests for compensation? I would love to hire you!
GPro587 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
I'm speechless... This is amazing!
Ashoof Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
just.. WOW!!
Frozencat56948 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Student General Artist
rayne123elm Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
did you draw this? my brother doesnt believe that you drew it
BHS-ArchetypeRex Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013   General Artist
It was painted in Photoshop.
rayne123elm Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
well its beautiful :3
Ducard Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Ever have one of those days where you wake up in the middle of the night, get bored, and discover that someone stole your art?

Because I just woke up in the middle of the night, got bored, and discovered someone stole your art. Someone named Luverfalvie posted this one day ago:


Her entire gallery appears to be stolen artwork with different styles and different people's signatures on them. It's pretty blatant.
BHS-ArchetypeRex Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012   General Artist
Hey there! Thank you for alerting me to this! I've had this happen with some TF work in the past. It seems to be pretty prevalent with DA...urgh.

Will take a poke at DA and see if they'll take care of it. Gotta love it. : /
mortalshinobi Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
this is incredible. love the feel of it. strong fantasy feel here.
HorribleUsername Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
This is just beautiful. :D
ladyarah Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I just wanted to let you know that I put this in an art feature in my group :iconrealmsoffantasy-myth: , in the article "Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Week 45 - Nightmares" You can find it here: [link]
BHS-ArchetypeRex Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012   General Artist
Aww! Thank you very much for that and telling me! :) That is an honor!
ladyarah Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome, it's my pleasure! ^_^
horserat Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Beautiful! I think the G1ness adds a nice touch!
Remi721 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Oh Discord... if human hands can really paint a beauty, then I'm clearly the most brainless idiot on this planet. It's time to take up the brush plate and learn, learn and learn again ... Thank you! This is truly one of the most beautiful pictures of the Nightmare Moon that I have ever seen! Brilliant work!
Arte-the-CatBoy Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
midas000touch Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
:wow: Amazing!
Althyra-Nex Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is this Princess Luna?? BECAUSE SHE'S EPIC!!!!!
horserat Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
Nightmare Moon doesnt look like a G1, thats just your style of drawing.

Srsly People, I dislike the previous generations just as much as anypony, but its what we grew up with, and I bet alot of you loved those generations when you were little. And also, if it werent for the previous generations, we wouldnt have the great show we have today. So stop being trolls, and lets show some love and tolleration her okay?

Great work by the way, Looks Amazing!
Pony-Photography Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Very impressive, I love it~
Kirajoleen Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is just so beautifully done, and impressive.
murasaki-rose Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good to find another old-school fan. I grew up with the G1 ponies too and was receiving them as gifts for the first seven years they were sold. (I had a couple Fashion Star Fillies too. O_O) Luckily my mom didn't get rid of mine so I'm hoping to have a daughter one day to pass them on to.

The picture is gorgeous and I love everything about it. ^_^v
Kuraiko-Sakura Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I really like it
FourLetterWurdz Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My absolute favorite. I love nightmare moon.
Pony-Photography Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Did you get your signature from "Fluttershy doesn't like lemons" ?
Psycho-Owl Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's from the game Portal 2
FourLetterWurdz Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
o_o no lol
KyouseiTamashiine Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you done the eyes perfectly,they look like they are following you if you have this picture up and walk about the room
bugsydor Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really loved the armor and her eyes. The shininess is perfect!
ShadowCatofHell Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
So pretty. I love the way the wings and mane are placed.
bonebreaker99 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You just Nightmare moon 5 times better, awesome work and with the mixture... well done :D
edennyyu Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
DUCK FACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11
BHS-ArchetypeRex Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012   General Artist
Quack quack quack!
hezaa Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
Soooooooooo pretty!!
LaPetiteNyctale Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful. I love it *-*
1vonreich123 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ill admit when i saw this I was HOLY CRAP THAT IS FREAKIN EPIC
Solis-Starweaver Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
woah thats awesome
BloodyPink-M Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
woooooooooow awsome pic n_n
Gothic-Seaden Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love this drawing! Nightmare Moon is my fav charater!
Dreamhydra1 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
WOW!!!this pic is epic!!!
I love it <3
GalvatronLikesPonys Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Student General Artist
Gosh DANG~! The colors...THE COLORS! THE SHINEH!!! *pukes rainbows and blood forever*
This has got to be one of the most beautiful and most epic MLP fanarts I've EVER seen~! Awesome work~!!!
Keto-Schneider Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
rashdino98 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So... amazing... must... fave... O_O
BHS-ArchetypeRex Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011   General Artist
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