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Darkness Defines Light by Whitestar1802 Darkness Defines Light by Whitestar1802
Artemis: "Shadow is the means by which bodies display their form. The forms of bodies could not be understood in detail but for shadow."

Solaris: Where'd you hear that? A Fortune Cookie?"


Next up in the Tudor Ponies series: Prince Artemis! :D

For Artemis, I used two outfits Edward VI wore to convert. I realised his wardrobe was still extremely similar to Henry VIII's, so I did some digging and decided to combing clothes Ed wore as a baby for the color and sleeves, then use the coat and hat he wore as king to create something that still maintains the feel of the Tudor era.

Since I imagine Luna/Artemis as painting the sky each night, I tried to make Artemis look like a scholar/researcher similar to DaVinci (even though he's from the wrong century) with toned down colors and less ornamentation than the other ponies in the series. Wheras Solaris would party and flirt, Artemis would be more interested in research and carefully crafting his night sky, and may have even been a student under Starswirl the Bearded (wait, this is Rule 63. Has anyone made a Rule 63 Starswirl yet?)

Also more background practice! :D I really like how the bg turned out this time.

Fun Fact: The title was inspired by several quotes by DaVinci in which he stated that while light leaves an impression, shadow is what defined a surface (artistically speaking). And as you probably guessed, the quote Artemis uses at the beginning of this description was by him too, one of my favorites. I really need to read more stuff by DaVinci. He was a genius after all.

Refferences: [link] [link]

Prince Artemis is the property of :iconjaquelindreamz:, the art is mine.

Enjoy. :)
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:iconwamix-awesomeness:
WAMIX-awesomeness Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
Please revive this series! 
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:iconwhitestar1802:
Whitestar1802 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I might, I've just lost my love of digital painting lately. I prefer sketching in pen and marker. :/
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cuteface10 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
I've heard of Starswirl the Sorceress..
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:iconrustic-king:
Rustic-King Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love your series of historical ponies! You should totally draw Big Mac as Isaac Newton getting hit by an apple and coming up with the maths behind Gravity! you could call it "Fancy mathematics"
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:iconwhitestar1802:
Whitestar1802 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:lol: Actually, I was going to draw him as Shakespere, because in an interview Peter New dud the classic "to be or not to be?" question in Big Mac's voice.
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Rustic-King Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Both would be good.
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:iconrainbowstr8ghtjacket:
RainbowStr8ghtJacket Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have never heard or seen this MLP character :? but I love what you did here
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:iconwhitestar1802:
Whitestar1802 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually, it's a genderbend of Princess Luna. :)
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:iconrainbowstr8ghtjacket:
RainbowStr8ghtJacket Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oooooooooooohhhh
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:iconwhitestar1802:
Whitestar1802 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah. :>
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:iconrainbowstr8ghtjacket:
RainbowStr8ghtJacket Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
nifty :)
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:icontheendofthelight:
TheEndOfTheLight Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Przypomina mi Mikołaja Kopernika z obrazu Jana Matejki.
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:iconwhitestar1802:
Whitestar1802 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Dziękujemy! :D
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:iconbronyman1995:
Bronyman1995 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Damn this is good.
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:iconwhitestar1802:
Whitestar1802 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :D
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:iconbronyman1995:
Bronyman1995 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome! And thanks for the llama badge! Didn't see that one coming at all.
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:iconwhitestar1802:
Whitestar1802 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No prob. ^^
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:iconshonz1516:
Shonz1516 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
I adore this please do more ponies
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:iconwhitestar1802:
Whitestar1802 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :love: I'll keep drawing ponies for a long time, so no worries. :)
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:iconcajobif:
cajobif Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
Oh my! What a wonderful work of Luna you've drawn.

Awesome and oh! the details! Love it!
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:iconwhitestar1802:
Whitestar1802 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :love:
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:icongrandmoonma:
grandmoonma Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
awesome
great detail
:clap:
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:iconwhitestar1802:
Whitestar1802 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. :)
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:iconlola-ferricks:
Lola-Ferricks Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice work as usual. ^^ I don't really have much to add. ^^;
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:iconwhitestar1802:
Whitestar1802 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. :)
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:iconlola-ferricks:
Lola-Ferricks Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. ^^;
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:iconyin-yang-mlp:
Yin-Yang-MLP Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this. I squee'd like a fangirl. My brother is concerned about what would make me squee like that.
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:iconwhitestar1802:
Whitestar1802 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:lol: I'm glad my art could make someone that happy.
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:iconyin-yang-mlp:
Yin-Yang-MLP Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It seriously makes me happy. I clicked it again and it all happened all over again. x.x
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TomFraggle Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
Looks great! Love the detail & colors. :+fav:
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:iconwhitestar1802:
Whitestar1802 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. ^^
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TomFraggle Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
Your welcome.
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:iconltblackcoat:
LTblackcoat Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Artemis is that not a girls name?

that aside yep DaVinci was indeed perhapes one of the best secintist we ever had (and was cracking at over stuff too) and yet ironicly only finished a small part of hes projects (some plans mesytrusly destroyed by hes broother)

good call on makeing him look younger then Solaris all in all a exelnt serries.
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:iconwhitestar1802:
Whitestar1802 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconltblackcoat:
LTblackcoat Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
most wellcome.
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:icontridus:
Tridus Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
This is such a great series of art. :)

It needs more Twilight Sparkle though.
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:iconwhitestar1802:
Whitestar1802 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :D
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LegendaryMemory Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have to say that the motive beyond this image is truly well crafted. Although, that implies to many of your other arts as well. I enjoy your type of inspiration and I find that astonishing. Love your works. :)
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:iconwhitestar1802:
Whitestar1802 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :iconthankyousignplz:
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:iconsparkythepegasus:
SparkyThePegasus Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
. . . Galileo?
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:iconwhitestar1802:
Whitestar1802 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe. :)
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Dairychris Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
You know, I usually don't much hearken to gender swaps, but this is amazing! I love this style of drawing ponies, and I'm sorry this message is taking so long to type, but I drooled all over my keyboard I think I might have to get a new one.
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:iconwhitestar1802:
Whitestar1802 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:lol: Thanks! I'm glad you like it. ^^
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:iconduelist925:
Duelist925 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
"...No. "

"...Oh fer the...it was a fortune cookie, wasn't it?"

"N-no!"

"*Stare*"

"...Oh fine. *grumbles* We do not know why our sister always saddles us with the most impertinent guards."
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:iconwhitestar1802:
Whitestar1802 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:lmao:
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:iconduelist925:
Duelist925 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
*bows* Thank you, thank you, I'll be here all week.
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JaquelinDreamz Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
* o * Is becautiful !!
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:iconwhitestar1802:
Whitestar1802 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :love: I'm glad you like it!
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:iconjaquelindreamz:
JaquelinDreamz Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I love it ! :D
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:iconwhitestar1802:
Whitestar1802 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:la: Then my mission is a success!
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