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Custom Pony - Luna by Modern-Warmare Custom Pony - Luna by Modern-Warmare
Edit: 5-5-13
This is THE Luna, the custom that put me on the map, my most popular work, and one of my earliest triumphs as a custom maker. You and tens of thousands of other pony fans have seen her around the internet over the past two years. I swore I would only make two Lunas, one for her S2 debut (which was sold on eBay), and this one I've kept for myself. I've had dozens of offers to purchase her--now she can be yours.

I treasure her dearly, but now, alas, the financial situation outweighs the sentimental value. You can own one of the most renowned customs in bronydom for $85 or best offer.

If you're interested, note me on dA or send me an email at Paypal only, shipping not included.

Bait: Pinkie Pie (believe it or not)

I'd wanted to do a Luna since I first saw her, but decided to hold off and see if she got an official toy release. Well she did.… I...wasn't taken by it. So I took that as the masochistic go-ahead to make my own.
Luna is the first pony that I really messed up on. That is, I dug myself in too deep and had to rush to Target for an emergency body donor. It worked out in the end, though.

Luna in the show has a body type that's less like a typical pony and more like a miniature Celestia. This was made back in the day before the unique "Luna/Cadance" body type, so I tried to mimic those proportions in the toy where feasible, like making my own wings and horns and elongating her neck. Her muzzle and ears are completely resculpted. I also tried elongating her legs at the joints, which is how I ruined body #1. Being a princess, I thought it fitting to bling out her jewelry and cutie mark with a little iridescent paint medium, with results...slightly better than those in the photo. Oh well.

I rehaired her with Dollyhair's Water Hyacinth blend, which mixes blue and lavender for a shimmery, iridescent effect. Luna's "true" hair color is probably Water Nixie but I liked the results of the blend. Someone on Ponychan /merch/ mentioned weaving the hair plugs which worked quite well, so thank you for the tip, brony. Styled as always with boiling water, drinking straw curlers, and prayers to my lucky stars that I wouldn't screw the whole thing up.

And look at that, I finished her up by the date of the Lunar Eclipse. So thanks for everything Luna, and hope to see a whole lot more of you in Season 2.

:iconcommissionsclosed: I am no longer offering custom pony commissions.
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Original art for My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Lauren Faust
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PrincessSymphany Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Royally beautiful
VanillaCinnimon Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
nightfuryorlightfury Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Student Artist
Ellyon Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
wow Best luna custom yet :) and i ve looked at lots
LavenderGriffin Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
mlpinkiepieworld9 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
wow she is pretty
Ambarloo Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You got her mane perfect! ; o ;
rainbow-muffins Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Awww, she's beautiful! <3 :D Great work!
las-pegasus Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
maaan, i am so tempted, even though my funds really don't want me to at this point in time. i may possibly wait until you're open for regular commissions, though, what would be the lowest you'd be willing to go for her?
Modern-Warmare Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
Lowest? I'll get back to you on that. Send me a note if you're interested. I could put her on hold.

Regular custom commissions though, as far as I can tell you, are probably never happening again. Too little time, too many more important things in my life now. :( That's why I"m having this little "fire sale" in the first place; I'm closing the shop.
las-pegasus Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
Aww, that's too bad. But I'll drop you a note about Luna. :)
Kira-Shiffer Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
She is cutie ^3^
PsariUsagi Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful! :D
Nobodyspatzy Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Although pretty late in finding this, I must say this is great work, and all for a Pinkie base? CRAZY!!!

Anyway, just letting you know how great this turned out.
Modern-Warmare Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
It's always just really sweet to hear. Thank you so much! :D
ToonTwins Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cute! :iconitachilaplz:
Narxinba222 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
featured here: [link]
PrincessLuna1313 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
how much do ya want for me
Modern-Warmare Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
I want your crown and your princess powers.
RocketToInsanity Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree with the fact that little luna is...gross. I absolutely HATE tinsel. It is impossible to style and just gets everywhere. Right now my luna is sitting with a bobby pin in her head to make a bun -_-. I should try what you did!
Modern-Warmare Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
They're making a new Luna with the alicorn mold used for Cadence. She looks really nice except for the tinsel! I bought a Gala pack of the Mane 6 with tinsel hair...I had some luck removing it by stretching the strands until they were hair-thin, then cutting them close to the base with a nail clipper. There will always be some remnants, but they were mostly hidden under the rest of the hair.
VinylScratch1269 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
this is just have to tell me how you made this! i'm desperately trying to figure out how to make my own but i just cant find the right thing. i want my ponies to look like this!
desu-death Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
She looks so pretty. <3 I'm too lazy to make a custom Luna myself, so I bought the one that comes with the Celestia w/ sculpted hair. She looks weird though. :u I plan to fix her eyes a bit and repaint the crown she came with as well as paint her collar/necklace and shoes on her.
DarthGamer2000 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Holy shit
Niatigra Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
omg, this is absolutely ASTRONOMICAL!!!!!
catseverlast Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sorry but I've never understood; whats a bait?
Modern-Warmare Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
For all intents and purposes, it's the "official" pony toy that was used to make the custom pony. I bought a Pinkie Pie from a store and turned her into Luna.
catseverlast Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I see. Thanks!
PerilsOfRosella Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
Oh, you got her expression right. She's absolutely lovely. <3
YukiSkunk Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Student Artist
you created it? YOU ARE AWESOME. *_*
SoiFon-Jaegerjaques Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like her!
FlossyEyes Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Student General Artist
this is amazing! <3
PhantomVulpix Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
beautifully done! it's a shame she was to much of a hassle for you to recommission. :(
normalcolt Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
wow good job
FlutterValley Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Luna XD
TinkerBellxTangled Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome!
kittyfoot Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I dunno about the size, that looks perfect to me
Centaur71 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
How odd; I always pictured Luna a bit ...bigger
Modern-Warmare Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
As the description said, I couldn't alter the stature without possibly destroying the pony (and I did once.)

My second Luna has corrected, taller proportions.
TheAdolescentKing Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
Why can I not has ;-;
FireIvy Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Do you have a tutorial on how to make/paint them?
Modern-Warmare Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
I do have an FAQ [link] that refers to some tutorials.
KaiDrawn Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
I'm modding a luna myself and wanted to ask, what temperature/time did you bake her at, if you did that to set the sculpey? I'm worried I might melt her, and I dyed the body so I don't think boiling is the best option.
Modern-Warmare Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
I wrote up an FAQ to help with pony-making questions, you'll find good pony-baking info there. [link]

Good call on the boiling. Not only does the dye bleed, but the tints leach out unevenly and the pony changes color. When I tried boiling a pony that I had dyed brown, it bled out its red tint and turned black! I definitely don't recommend it.
KaiDrawn Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
Thanks! I've done some experimenting with boiling and various different ways to dye or remove dye from ponies, but baking is something I haven't done before and I'm glad to have some input.
Peora Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011
I saw a Luna toy at Target, and didn't know it was her. The toy is Twilight Sparkle purple, with a tiny glittery horn and her cutie mark is tiny, not covering her whole flank but just the leg. Also the body is really wide, probably for the batteries. Considering redoing it, but i can't change the body shape. It just confuses me. I'm just gonna cut off the horn and call her Glow.
chibipanda95 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow she looks amazing! Way better than the official toy.
Poizonkitty3 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
where do you buy the ponys from?
Modern-Warmare Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
Target or Toys R Us, wherever you can find a reliable supply of toys.
Poizonkitty3 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
oh lol
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