Sorry for kind of ditching you earlier, my 3Ds Internet connection shuts off at 8:00. (9:00 your time, I think).
Anyway, I wanted to critique this one because it's one of my favorites from your gallery. Seriously, it's beautiful. The mix of colors and textures on this is stunning. Overall, this is an amazing picture. When I first look at it, my eye is automatically drawn to Luna's eye. The glowing effect, I think, is what really makes this picture unique. I'd like to talk a bit about your style. Honestly, it's gorgeous. The shine and lighting you draw with makes everything look like candy- In other words, extremely appealing. In this drawing in particular, it gives the image the effect of rain. If this is what you were intending, you nailed it on the head. If not, then this is still a lovely picture. I also noticed the color choice on the horn, like how you blended in a bit of what appears to be a light white or purple. Again, the resulting effect is extremely appealing. However, you only added these tones to the horn. I think you should do the same thing to her ears, neck, etc. wherever you see fit. All in all, this is amazing. The shading technique you used looks very good and extremely professional. You managed to pull off something many older artists, like me, could probably not have. Please, keep up the awesome work.
As I looked at this artwork, I am trying to be very careful on what to say about this artwork because I have lots of experience in art over the years. So I hope you can take my feedback for granted.
Here are my first impressions, I basically love Princess Luna's mane. Well lighted and shaded, the tone is just right. And the effects of the parallel scribbles makes the mane to look more realistic and unique. If you only used the brush tool (not fuzzy or solid), then I really like how Luna was painted.
Now, when you are in the real world where other artists painted Princess Luna, I cannot tell if this is one of the greatest Princess Luna I've ever seen. It's a good painting, but lots of other paintings are (I have to dare say) better. One thing, what do you want to put in your title? If you want to be a great artist, you have to put more effort into it.
I know you are really good at shading, but what I see is an unfinished painting. It is just that the body is merely flat. I really love the hair, but if you darken the sides of the neck, then it looks terrific.
At your age, by scale, it is a terrific painting because you put effort very well in the mane and the eye glow. You just need to clean up on some parts, especially the horn. If it was on a real canvas than Colors! 3D, then this is a different story.
So here is the thing, what is a good title, does this picture look clean, etc.