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Reflection of Deception by ApriLexi Reflection of Deception by ApriLexi
Have you ever looked into a mirror and seen someone else staring back at you? Well, I haven't, that's for sure. But, without a doubt, Princess Luna has. So, here's one of those moments, drawn just for you (yes, you. whoever you are)

And stay away from the dark! I know I would :iconhappywoonaplz:

Comment, watch, favorite, you know the drill

:iconnightrapemoonplz: See you in your nightmares, my loyal subjects.
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:iconbysthedragon:
Bysthedragon Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Student General Artist
Interesting, a mirror of deception, in some ways this reminds me of a mirror in Aztec mythology: The God Quetzalcoatl (god of Light, The Day sky, Mercy, Justice, and Knowledge) was given a mirror by some evil gods, and in the mirror he saw himself becoming mortal, so he left earth but promised man kind he would return one day...then the Spanish arrived...perhaps it's not deception after all, instead what they're seeing is their worst fear.
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:iconcrimsonbloodbender88:
We look into ourself and what we see isn't always to our likeing, but it is better to look and realize, then to live and let the darkness consum ourself.
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TheGreatAlice Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
looks awesome! 
:) i used it for a fanfic of mine chapter 8
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:iconmixterpony:
mixterpony Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
Hey, would you mind if i used this exquisite art for a cover in a fanfic?
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:icondarqfangofseido:
DarqfangofSeido Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Student Writer
Whoa. That's scary. I started listening to "Monster" by Skillet when I saw this.
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:iconspino495:
SPINO495 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
Oh both their expressions HAAAAAA! And that art style, *Squeedle*
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GreenFrogRibbit Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
Nightmare Moon: "Don't act so suprised Luna! The Elements of Harmony didn't distroy you, so they couldn't destroy me. I'm a part of you Luna, I have always been a part of you just as you have always been a part of me. It's fitting that you still speak using the royal 'We'. After all, there are two of us in here."
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:iconaprilexi:
ApriLexi Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconicantbelieveitplz: Oh my God, YES.
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:icondracoblair:
DracoBlair Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Saw those eyes and immediately thought about Lunar Isolation. Then I saw a Reginald cameo in your gallery. Good one :D
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xaq10r Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
I imagine this is what her nightmares are like. (no pun intended) Nicely done!
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:iconbb-k:
BB-K Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pretty scary when the old dark side reflection still attaches to you. :o
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Smoigus Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
really cool stuff, luna's face is awesome
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:iconcanadiandesperado:
CanadianDesperado Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I totally thought this was DracoJay for a moment too. Well done, you nailed his Luna facial style to a T. Also, the coloring as well. I'll be checking out your other art now :D
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kawa11kun Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
Ohh i like it !
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:iconcirdec:
Cirdec Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
I thought this WAS by :iconthedracojayproduct: for a minute, lol. The super-thick legs are what gave it away that this is totally not even that account. :P
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:iconmur4din:
mur4din Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:iconthedracojayproduct: taught you well mmh? First I tought it is his "secondary" account.
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:iconaprilexi:
ApriLexi Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconiloveitplz: You really think I'm good enough to be a secondary account of his?

I mean... OH NO YOU CAUGHT ME :iconretardiloveitplz:;;;;
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aedificatoris Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Student General Artist
To be perfectly honest, when I saw this on Equestria Daily, I immediately thought, "Oh neat! DracoJay has something new up!" There are certain features, primarily in Luna's face (but not Nightmare Moon's face,) that are strongly characteristic of his style, and the quality is excellent too!
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:iconaprilexi:
ApriLexi Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconfluttershycanthasplz: Um... Excuse me for living under a rock, but....
It was on Equestria Daily?! :iconrarityshockedplz:
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:iconmur4din:
mur4din Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yes, [link]
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:iconaprilexi:
ApriLexi Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconfshyitsbeautifulplz: Please excuse me while I squee and then proceed to faint
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aedificatoris Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student General Artist
Hey, I think you earned the praise! This is a very nice piece!

Overall, I was not to thrilled with the episode "Luna Eclipsed", but this image, I think, echoes one of the more poignant scenes therein, where Luna is bowed before the statue of the nightmare. "Will you forever haunt me? Will I ever be free of you?"
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Dragonstar1278 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
Nice work.
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Northwestcore Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome.
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E-man300 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
that sure would scare me
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:iconsire-sword:
Sire-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
God, that would be terrifying for her.
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:iconinvaderlez:
InvaderLez Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think NMM is still there in Luna. That picture really shows my thoughts. :la:
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Dynamo115 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconnightmaremoonplz: :iconsaysplz: Stop fucking staring at me!
Great work!
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Jase1505 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Poor Luna. The most woobiest character of the entire show.
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Death-Driver-5000 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
This reminds me of a lyric from the Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde musical:

:iconlunachallengeplz::iconsaysplz: All that you are is a face in the mirror! I close my eyes and you disappear!

:iconnightmaremoonplz::iconsaysplz: I'm what you face when you face in the mirror! Long as you live I will still be here!
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theurbanwerewolf Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
nice!
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:iconcrystal-eclair:
Crystal-Eclair Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I still hold Nightmare as the best and coolest villain of MLP
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:iconnorthernthestar:
NortherntheStar Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
impressive :D
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sixpathoffriendship Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
NM: ˇyou can't hold me forever child!
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:iconsonicfull:
SonicFull Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
COOL!
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:iconcodyandgwen:
CodyandGwen Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
NOOOO LOOK AWAY LUNAA
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Brainstormer623 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Catchy title. :D
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TheEnlightenment777 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You finished it! Woohoo! Wow! It looks great! Great job! The effects for the moon look Amazing! Damn! Well, I can't give you anything else so.......ten more humanity points to you. Congradulations you are now more valuable than most people are have reached the rank of: Saveable. Congratulations and thank you for playing.
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ApriLexi Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes! The noble savage will finally be saved! Happy day!
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TheEnlightenment777 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Finally....:/
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:iconaneclipseatdusk:
AnEclipseAtdusk Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*gasp* can it be...
MLP!!! yes! this is so cool, love the colors XD
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