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Portrait of the Night by Yanoda Portrait of the Night by Yanoda
Here is a portrait of the beautiful Princess Luna originally made by ~LightbulbClouds. The original piece can be found in *GSphere's Opencanvas 9012 which was made by LightbulbClouds.

Working on this piece has been quite enjoyable and allowed me to experiment with different shading and styles (some are available in the AI file provided). ~LightbulbClouds and several of my fellow Colleagues in the :iconmlp-vectorclub: were a great help to touch up and address some points I missed or needed to fix. :)

AI File: [link]

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My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic © Hasbro
Luna Portrait © ~LightbulbClouds
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DartAsh Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
The lovely Princess of Night. Love 
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spier17 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I absolutely love your shading style! I'm not too familiar with AI, as I've only used Ponyscape/Inkscape but do you have the shadows and highlights on a separate layer than the fills, and is it one continuous piece over both the stroke and the fill, or were they done separately? 
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Yanoda Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I set the layering to specific parts of the body like 1 layer is just the ear with the respective shading and highlight effects included for the ear, then layer 2 would be the horn with it's own shading and highlights as well. Example:
Here is a cleaned up version of what I mean i.imgur.com/VCUivtC.png (Shading includes both the actual shadows and highlights).

This makes it easier for me to avoid overlapping of the shading effects and keeps it organized. 

The shading and highlights are separate parts but are in the same layer that covers both stroke and fill for the respective parts. :)

I hope that was clear enough. :meow:
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spier17 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay, that makes sense, the picture of the layers made it really clear, I tend to have all my strokes on one layer and the fills on another, with shading on another in between, breaking up separate layers for different body parts seems like an easier way to manage everything better.

Thank you! I'm going to have to give it a try. Your explanation was great too :)

And on a side note, I like how the layers window is displayed in AI, looks a lot more thought out.
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MasterTrevor Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Used and Credited! - mastertrevor.deviantart.com/ar…
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grafic Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
can you?
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fiso-ix Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
I had reached the end of the line now I dont feel bad about spending my money now everyone recognizes me believe me the sky is the limit
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Rainjay-xx Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She looks beautiful! Such a smooth texture to it! Well done!
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saphushia Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oooo! this i amazing yanoda! i definetly cant draw that good!
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genuinetim Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
Nice work!
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