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Lullaby for a Princess: part 1 by RussianKolz Lullaby for a Princess: part 1 by RussianKolz
:iconyouareplz::iconallowedplz:

Song that inspired this thingy: Lullaby for a Princess by ponyphonic, sung by Christina Larson
I highly suggest you listen to it while reading this.

Alternatively titled "A progression of my art skills"
Last page shows the largest change compared to the first page. More dynamic poses and better proportions/shading. Also an evolution of style and I almost want to redo the first page but I am too chronically lazy.

Part 2
Finale

EDIT:
figured out why the text was lighter than I intended..
the file got currupted in my computer and washed out the text as a random glitch. so instead of having a DARK PInK AND GOLD outline the text got FUCKING PALE PINK AND NEON YELLOW AND Urghgurghgrirhghrghrgr
So after a good cussing spree and A LOT OF MAX'S HELP I tHinK I GOT IT FIXED BUt IF YOu STILL CAN'T READ IT HERE ARE Thine lyrics-

Once did a pony who shone like the sun
Look out on her kingdom and sigh
She smiled and said, "Surely, there is no pony
So lovely and so well beloved as I"

So great was her reign and so brilliant her glory
That long was the shadow she cast
Which fell dark upon the young sister she loved
And grew only darker as days and nights passed


Also, THE ART GETS BETTER I PROMISE
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:iconhi110:
Hi110 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
I listened to the song and it made me cry by the way I love your art
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:iconmarinus18:
marinus18 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
Amazing!
it just matches the song perfectly. I've seen other comics of it but this is the only one that truly captures the feeling of the song.
The only thing about it is that it isn't complete. The intro and also the last part are missing.
However it's still beautiful nonetheless. I would just love it so much if you would complete it.
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:iconthenightmare77:
THENIGHTMARE77 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
I hate Celestia
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:iconamyroxechao:
AmyRoxeChao Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
so deep
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:iconmlplover12321:
mlplover12321 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Me and my baby sister watched the video today and she cried with me!Then she watched it on he own and she started crying and shes only a baby! XD
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:iconicecreamsandwich123:
icecreamsandwich123 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
your baby sister is starting to be a brony!
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:iconmlplover12321:
mlplover12321 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
She already Is a brony XD
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:iconrussiankolz:
RussianKolz Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Why would you make your sister cry!? oAo
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:iconmlplover12321:
mlplover12321 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
i didn't she wanted to watch with me

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:iconmlplover12321:
mlplover12321 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
btw i love the song!!!

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:iconquinnriley:
QuinnRiley Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Student General Artist
Riley: CELESTIA IS AN EVIL TYRANT!!!!
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:iconmoonstar0214:
Moonstar0214 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Celestia is too proud!
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:iconle-escritor-vba:
Le-escritor-VBA Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
i found this before listening the music.
have you ever thought of doing "Luna's reply" ? just asking...
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:icontemplar127:
templar127 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
I loved this song!
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:iconkninjasticks:
Kninjasticks Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Poetic pony genius. My little metaphors, it begins here
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:iconcobeoe:
cobeoe Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
u should play the moon rises from youtube with this 3 part
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:iconbrohoof-ninja:
Brohoof-Ninja Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is so beautiful :iconomigoshplz:
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:iconrevan1801:
revan1801 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Dont think I can say this enough but I love your style of drawing.
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:iconjshadowfire:
JShadowFire Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
I think this is beautiful, Luna looks great in the last slide
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:iconbrony1172:
brony1172 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
i have to ask what about the intro you know "fate has been cruel and order unkind, how can i have sent you away, the blame was my own, the punishment yours, the harmony silenced today, but into the stillness I'll bring you a song, and i will your company keep, till you tired eyes and my lullaby's have carried you softly to sleep." or the bridge " for years now before us, fearful and unknown, i never imagined, I'd face them on my own may these thousand winters swiftly pass i pray, i love you, i miss you all these miles away, may all your dreams be sweet tonight safe a pone your bed of moonlight, and know not of sadness, pain or care, and when i dream I'll fly away and meat you there. sleep X3"
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:iconrussiankolz:
RussianKolz Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Honestly? I didn't feel up to it because I am chronically, terminally, and unbearably lazy.
I didn't have ideas for what to put in those parts so I didn't do them, maybe if I ever have an inspiration 'em I'll do it, but not right now :noes:
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:iconimaginationslave:
ImaginationSlave Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Such a beautiful representation of this song. Awesome job. :)
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:iconrussiankolz:
RussianKolz Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Finale is the beautiful one to me but thank you so very very much!
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:iconrockethead117:
Rockethead117 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh god the feels!!!
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:iconkonstamonsta:
Konstamonsta Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
just give the text an outline that has good contrast but doesn't look shitty infront of the background
like the word "smiled"
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:iconteyandee05:
Teyandee05 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
Can you please add the text to the description or post as a separate deviation?

I am trying to recognize the part after "so great was her reign..." and before "...that long was the shadow".
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:iconphilliechi:
PhillieChi Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
Damn this is beautiful. I listen to the song sometimes when I need a reminder.
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:icondtlux2:
dtlux2 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
looks awesome, wish I could read itr withour crouching down, even then it is hard to read, but I still love it. Next time try not to make the text the same color as the background.
dtlux1
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:iconmadmanrb:
MadmanRB Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
the text is hard to read in a few places
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:iconinfinite-scratch:
Infinite-Scratch Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
LOVE THIS SONG
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:iconmiteymouse99:
MiteyMouse99 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
maybe you can do this one next [link]
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:iconshallownate:
ShallowNate Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
I can't read half of it, good thing I already know how it goes.
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:iconwebsurger:
Websurger Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Awesome!!!
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:iconnoisypegasus:
NoisyPegasus Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Shadow the text with a contrasting colour, it works when I do it for some projects. Hope that helps.
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:iconcracklethedragon:
CrackleTheDragon Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
The outline on the word "smiled," is a little too brown. If you ever post an updated version of this piece might you consider changing the outline on smiled to be a little more pink.

?IF you still have the source file with all its layers intact; shouldn't be too difficult. There is something else I'll mention too in case you're willing to make slightly more difficult improvements. I was reading along up to the word "beloved," and then I got stuck for a little while trying to figure out what you had written; not long enough not along enough to interrupt/ create an awkwardness in something that was otherwise beautiful. The word "beloved" is really difficult to read because the text color matches the background too closely. If you ever post a revised version of this piece, can you do something to the word "beloved" so that there is more contrast between it and the background? The contrast does not have to be extreme; the rest of everything is in very soft pastels, so just a little adjustment. The words "reign," "brilliant," and "glory" are also difficult to read. It is not the color of the text that's a problem, per se. Other text in the same color such as "no-pony" and "lovely" look great and are really easy to read because the background they are on is different than the text color. I almost suggested adjusting text color of each word slightly so that there is more contrast, but I really like that the text takes on a limited few different styles. If you adjust the color on the hard to read words, that will mess up the limited number of test styles. so instead my advice is that change the online color of the hard the read words and leave the fill color consistent throughout the piece. If there is no outline color on those words, fill only, maybe add outlines.
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:iconrussiankolz:
RussianKolz Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If it were as simple as that, I would have done it before this was held up to thousands of people's scrutiny. OTL
I made this part so long ago and when I finally had the time to come back to it, upon examining the source file I found the layering to be in shit condition. I'm working out how to fix it and avoiding the option of writing over the whole thing again and risking it looking really sloppy.

I have noticed that on some screens there is no difficulty reading the text and on others there is a problem, varying usually because of screen brightness and quality.
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:iconleonardmeltsner:
LeonardMeltsner Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
This is my favourite song.
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:iconcupcake911814:
Cupcake911814 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Lullay moon princess, goodnight sister mine. ~<3
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:iconsannemesu:
SanneMesu Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Yay! Love this song. Nice text placement too! I've never seen anything like it.
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:iconmcginspace:
McGinSpace Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Lullay moon Princess.

I like this.
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:iconmurdareik:
MurDareik Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
♫♪ Remember when you were young... ♪
♪ ...you shone like the sun... ♫ ♪
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:iconarcuswind:
ArcusWind Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this song and you capture the feeling of it very well.
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:iconsilentcarto:
SilentCarto Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Welp, there goes my heart.
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:iconcentaur71:
Centaur71 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Always remenber the promises you don't keep; for as ye sow, so shall ye reap...
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:iconsiiver7:
Siiver7 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
"Dark is not bad, nor is Light good.

Light is a source of life...and a source of greed.

We want life, therefore want light.

The more light we want, the more dark we become.

Once you consume it all, and extinguish the light, all that is left...

Is darkness."
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:iconnophera:
Nophera Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Student General Artist
"Remember when you were young, you shone like the sun, (ba-dum-ch) SHIIIINEE OOONN YOU CRAAAZZYY DIAMOND"
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:iconchaoslightspeed:
ChaosLightspeed Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
I'll do you one better. It's already on my phone. One of my favorites
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:iconminty-illusion:
Minty-Illusion Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful! This whole little series is really awesome!
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:iconmillennialdan:
MillennialDan Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist
I love that song so much, gives me shivers every time.
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:iconno-man789:
No-Man789 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Such a sad immortal pony princess goddess.
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