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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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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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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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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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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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Whitestar1802 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually, it's a genderbend of Princess Luna. :)
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RainbowStr8ghtJacket Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oooooooooooohhhh
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Whitestar1802 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah. :>
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