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Nightmare Night by TheArtrix Nightmare Night by TheArtrix
It's the day before Halloween, and since a lot of you will actually be out there celebrating it, I'll go ahead and upload it for your childish amusement.

I'm not going to claim it's the best thing I've ever done, and some of the coloring is rather experimental, but the overall gist of what I was trying to convey; for this year's Nightmare Night celebration, Princess Luna decided to visit Ponyville. Its inhabitants, all dressed up as fictional characters, are in awe as the ruler of the night performs a spectacle in the night sky.

So let's play a little game, try and guess the fictional characters without peeking at the rest of this description. For those who want to know, here are the characters and what they dressed up as (sans Luna because she's obviously not in costume).

Rainbow Dash: Lara Croft [Tomb Raider]
Pipsqueek: Generic Pirate
Button Mash: Super Mario [Super Mario]
Pinkie Pie: Chell [Portal]
Babs Seed: Toph [Avatar - the last Airbender]
Applebloom: Solid Snake [Metal Gear Solid]
Cheerilee: Zia [Mysterious Cities of Gold]
Sweetie Belle: Princess Peach [Super Mario]
Scootaloo: Zoey [Left 4 Dead]
Rarity: Jade [Beyond Good and Evil]
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ServantPhoenix Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
"Babs Seed: Toph [Avatar - the last Airbender]"

+500 reputation at Servant Phoenix. [TheArtrix]

Reason: Because Toph is awesome, and the idea that earth ponies can earthbend is awesome. 
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ColonelBSacquet Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
Button Mash is watching up Luna's robe, isn't he ? ;-)
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TheArtrix Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
If that makes you happy; sure, why not.
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ColonelBSacquet Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
Would that make me happy ? No. I mean, whether he does it or not, it's no big deal. It's just that the kid has a funny looking face.
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TheArtrix Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
A'ight.
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at-a-r-a-xy Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Hehehe.......Botton Mash X Sweetie Belle.. :3
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AlexKuro Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
I wish I had seen this sooner.

Also: Babs as Toph was a good choice.
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nightwingtheguardian Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
OMG I WAS JUST GONNA SAY THAT
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LuminoZero Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
Sorry Button, but your princess is in another castle!

Oh wait, she's right there.

-Lumino
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SecretlyWriter Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
XD
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cuddleskitty Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol:XD:
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ShadowDancerBrony Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
Awesome Sky!
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OllaClenis Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I Like that this painting exists.
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HorseCookies Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes! Not only amazing art, love that experimental coloring in the sky, gorgeous color and texture, but you gave a shout out to Beyond Good and Evil! My childhood game! :iconchuplz:
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Fairy-Slayer Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
It's quite a lovely show Princess Luna is putting on her little humans, literally dancing with the stars (but without the has-beens). Lovely use of sky to show the grandeur while keeping the princess herself closer to her people.

Wonderful selection of costumes, though I don't know why Pip had to be generic when there's a perfectly good Jack Sparrow persona out there. Oh, and is Babs dressed as Toph so she can seed no evil? =p Clever. Also, nice job on the way you made the characters seem less jammed together by, seemingly counter-intuitively, putting the tops of the buildings so close together. At least to me, it gives the illusion that the perspective is barreled whenever I'm looking at the lower third of the picture. (Or maybe I'm just reading way too much into it.)
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TheSUNGlassKid Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You had fun with this, didn't you?
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TheArtrix Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
No, I hated it (actually: yes).
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shadowryu21 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
Pinkie as Chell is freaking awesome.
Also, Sweetie Belle as Peach is freaking cute!!!
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ponyfan19 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
Pwetty!!!
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garciarael Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
You forgot to put a hat on Button. It's never Mario without the hat.
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TheArtrix Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I intentionally left the hair styles intact, but now that I think of it, Sweetie Belle is wearing a crown.
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garciarael Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
Well, next time try and make it more obvious if you're doing a Mario without the hat. Say, put a fake mustache. :)
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hrostami Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
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Westy543 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist
This is amazing. <3
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miniapplejack Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
Very cool!
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UnseenVision Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
A very happy Nightmare Night to you too!
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DarkCog Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer

Yay! :squee:

Luna! :heart:

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megamanhxh Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
AWESOME !!
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anime-underdog Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is freakin cool man.
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thefan2 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is so awesome!
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sucieFue Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
lol @ Dat Dash
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TheArtrix Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Dash sure is dat Dash in here.
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liberator7 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Student Writer
The moment I saw Rarity, I literally gasped. One of my favorite cartoon characters dressed up as my favorite game character of all time in an already awesome pic? Insta-fave
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RDsoCool Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
wooooooow!
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Botboy41 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
Holy Flip This is beautiful, Absolutely Astounding, I Just............................... WOW
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jindra555 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
Wahahah-a! First thing, I need to carry out my threats: Mindlessly favourited. Ha, you are helpless against that!

And now the in-depth not-really analysis.

I like your sky. Dat effect of paint with lower opacity and smudges. Oh how you smudged them there smudges! And it surely shows, because they are awesome. Both the northern lights and the clouds. I bet they taste like ice cream.
Bonus points for not erasing the moon. That counts.
And then there's Luna. MOTHERFUCKIN' EXPERIMENTAL LIGHTING GO! Maybe it's the freshness of it in your art, but I don't care, it adds even more awesomeness here.
And don't think I can't see that curly cloud next to the moon there. Oh you Dutch artists and your Starry Nights.
(Also this was the part of the picture I absolutely positively NEED to see/have on a T-shirt.)

Background is pretty, looks cozy. Don't know how you did the lampions, but it's sure good you put them here. CONTRAST!
That's why all the characters look orange, like delicious pumpkin treats, right?

And now to the people... ponies... plonies.
I am pleased you let me inspire you and made Pinkie to be Chell. Regarding Pinkie, I think you are sure now about how to draw her and it can be seen. Also, mmm, dat majestic voluminous wild hair. And Scoot'loo's so badas here she might as well not be a chicken ( Come, little chicken...). Aaaand, huehue, Rainbow Butt.
Unfortunately it came out very difficult to see what exactly is Applebloom dressed as.
And yes, I spotted the ant.





P.S.: Obligatory "Protect me, Big Mac!"
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TheArtrix Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
tl;dr, lol

But seriously, I'm glad that you like it as much as you do, and that you had the privilege to see it unfold.

See what I did there?
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rulkout1993 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This looks so cool. Though, where's Flutter... Oh, wait. Nightmare Night. Nevermind :D
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x-Nicole Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
like it :D
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bearboymcg Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013   Traditional Artist
Beautiful drawing:D
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Krazylec Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
Very cool illustration! Great composition, great colors, great feeling... I love it! Your humanizations are among the best I've seen.
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AARST Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
Copied from my Derpibooru comment:

RD as Lara Croft
Button Mash as Mario
Pipsqueak (I guess) as a pirate again
Pinkie as Chell (Portal)
Babs as Toph (Avatar TLAB)
Sweetie Belle as Princess Peach
Scootaloo as Zoey (L4D)
Rarity as Jade (Beyond Good & Evil)

8 out of ten, not bad.

I couldn't tell what AB and Cheerilee were dressed as. I should probably watch Mysterious Cities of Gold, hear it's really good.
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TheArtrix Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Don't expect 2edgy4me. Aside from poor 80s production values, the first season is fairly amusing, albeit oddly paced at times. The second season is better in this regard, it has a better flow. It's still relatively lighthearted, but it has enough adventure to keep you interested. Also, backgrounds look great.

An English dub is in the works, but watching the English (fan-)sub isn't much different that watching your anime, except it's in French.
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aNIGHTLYpony Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Student General Artist
ah! the complete masterpiece is finally uploaded i see. what more is left to say? it looks amazing!

good shading, everything below lit by the lamps, the warm glow it gives the characters, it's wonderful. nice contrast with the colder upper part. luna of course looks enchanting. good thing you turned rarity around by the way, her costume is more easily recognized and we can see clearly that she's dressed up like jade! the stars and the northern lights are a little too sketchy for my liking but i'm not sure if you did that on purpose or not, on the other hand the more detailed lower part gets the attention it deserves this way,which is very good.

you worked very hard on this and i really enjoyed watching you make this, once again i tip my hat to you,sir ^.0 
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TheArtrix Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.

From the start, I did intend to have this contrast between the "painted" night sky and the characters in front. Digital painting is still relatively new to me but I'm slowly getting the hang of it. It is try that I try to draw the attention to the lower part, as this is where most of the interesting things are.
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aNIGHTLYpony Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Student General Artist
you're welcome =D
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