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Lunacorn Stained Glass Design by swandog Lunacorn Stained Glass Design by swandog
My secondary "Lunacorn" char, which you can also see here, here and here. I'll post a proper char ref sheet of her later, but for now, this can serve as a temp one, and please note that she only has her wings when she's in anthro form, and she only takes on anthro form during the full moon. She's named "Luna" not just because she's part luna moth, but also because she has a crescent, moon-shaped horn, and is connected with the moon's phases as well as nighttime in general.

The rest of the time, she just appears as a wingless, non-anthro, deer-based unicorn, with some equine aspects (mane, hoof feathering, long tail tuft, etc.). Her wings are a cross between two species of luna moths: actias luna (American moon moth) and actias selene (Indian moon moth). The upper pair of wings borrow their shape from actias selene, and the lower pair from actias luna. The shape of the eyespots are based on those of actias luna, but they are pink like those of actias selene and resemble actual eyes (in this case, albino eyes, because I have a passion for albino and leucistic animals). The undersides of the wings have the same markings, but are overall paler in hue. This particular image happens to be a heavily-stylized concept design for a stained glass "suncatcher" that I hope to have made.

Edit: I decided after all to go ahead and make her eyes and nosepatch brown, to add her pink eye/muzzle stripes and tail coloration, and also her golden eartips and forehead marking...Now she looks a bit more likes she's supposed to. :) And forgot to mention earlier that the flowers are stencil patterns from here: www.stencil-library.com/ (Just needed something to fill in a bit of all that white space!) Lastly, ~CommodoreMarie may be making this for me as an art trade; she does awesome work! :)

PLEASE NOTE: My Lunacorn char has no connection with either the "Lunacorn" toy from the "Penguins of Madagascar" or "Princess Luna" from "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic", and my Lunacorn predates both of them by several years anyway. :)
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Skyfyr Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
<3 <3 <3 I Love your Lunacorn !!!! <3 <3 <3 I actually encountered  a Luna moth in Maryland. I heard it first, then turned to see the most magical creature fluttering a breath away from me. *Instant Tears of Pure Joy* I still get them to this day when I think about it <3
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swandog Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Aww, thank you so much!! <333 And that's exactly how I felt the first time I ever saw one...and still do! :)
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DeliriouStudios Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You should add this to your Daily Deviation folder :lol: DeviantART please!
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swandog Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I only have the pics I got DDs on in that folder. :)
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DeliriouStudios Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
And this deserves one :aww:
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swandog Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Aww, you're very kind! <3
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DeliriouStudios Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
No, your kind for blessing dA with your art! Would you mind if i make a piece inspired by this drawing? Id like to make a similar version of this but with my character moja; delirioustudios.deviantart.com…

But only with your permission of course :aww:
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swandog Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Aww! <333 And sure, you're welcome to use this or a similar pose/composition for your own char, if you'd like! :) (And maybe link back to this pic, saying you have my permission, just to prevent anyone from saying "OMG, YOU STOLE THIS POSE!!!1") XD
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DeliriouStudios Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I wouldn't have it any other way :aww: Thank you so much! Ill link you as soon as its done!
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swandog Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!! <3
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B81996 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
Very lovely.Heart 
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Kolorjesstic Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Student General Artist
This is beautiful, I cant stop looking at it.
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ulisku Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012   Traditional Artist
That's so pretty! I would totally buy it if it were a real ornament:)
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LinaInverse16 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Magnificent!!
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BrokensKiss Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can I model this in 3D?
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swandog Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Sure, if you want to, but it's supposed to be be flat, and not very thick (like a stained glass window). :)
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BrokensKiss Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YAY!!! It was instant love when I saw her <3 A perfect chance to practice material and mapping ^<^ :heart: Thank you so much!
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swandog Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Also, forgot to mention that her wings are colored like these now: [link] :)
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swandog Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Welcome! :D Please link me when you're done? :)
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BrokensKiss Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the color update. And Will the moons and stars be flat too? I think they'd look better like big clear beads. Sorry I'm starting her tonight after I walk the dog and my coffee break <3

OH and if you'd like I'll put updates up on here [link]

Thank you again!
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swandog Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Just saw the updates; looking great so far! :D Btw, I can send you the hi-res of that file if it would be helpful. Just let me know. :)
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BrokensKiss Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think I'm good thank you. It's not a very detailed image I'm trying to reproduce, the only issue I had was that the wings weren't symmetrical. So I hope you don't mind that to save me a little time I used the symmetry modifier to mirror the right wing over, then added loops for the beads to string up to.
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swandog Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh, no problem; that's perfectly fine! XD I just try not to copy-paste-flip symmetrical stuff myself, as it just looks too "perfect" for me, so I try to draw it by hand instead. :)
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swandog Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, the stars are meant to be blue glass beads, but the moons are meant to be flat stained glass. But since you're just doing this as a 3D digital model, you can do it however you like. I only ask that you make her colors the same as on her updated ref. :) Looking forward to seeing how it comes out! :D
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lizz-elric Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Let me know if it doesn't work out with the other artist, i would love to do this for you. Its just so dang pretty!
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swandog Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much, and will do. :)
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Mykahs Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just wonderful. I'm a big fan of stained glass, and I am totally jealous of this idea. I'd love to try and make it myself, just to have it hung up in a window. [bc unicorns are totes awesome. :3]
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swandog Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Aww, hehe...well, I only want one of these to be made, and to have it myself, since it's my char. :)
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Mykahs Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
mhmm, yeah, I understand that, :3
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StarLuna555 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011
this is amazing :heart:
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Charmingdevil Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Beautiful Colors n awesome Imagery... 8-)
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B0RTECENE Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
it is look wondeful
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Wolf-Daughter Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
This is a gorgeous design. I love the colors!
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yeevon Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
love it! the unicorn looks so awesome and lovely!
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silverelfshadows Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh this is very pretty :)
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Insector-Hagako Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Student
She's such a beautiful character, and I adore this design. <3
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KriticKilled Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Student General Artist
That is very cool.
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SpottedPegasus Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009
I've liked this design for a while. I didn't know it wasn't made yet.
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kamisch42 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
ooh! I want one! :love:
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devilxkat Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009
I hope you do end up commissioning this design! I can't wait to see it completed!
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Greylight-S Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009
Cool design!



Greylight S.
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Vampyre-Lover Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009
You should sell this one on the market... It's Beautifully Designed...
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timberfox15 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009
thats beutiful
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ringwraith10 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful!
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EmzieTowers Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Her coloration is absolutely gorgeous <3
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HeatherD Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
Gorgeous! It would be awesome if somebody really did make it in stain glass :)
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Rainbowmare Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
Tbis is way to gorgeous for words.
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SunGryphon Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just absolutely beautiful. Fantastic job, and I truly hope this can be realized as a stained glass piece.
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swandog Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, and me too! :D
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Seacigar Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
*whistles* wow... I'm actually fairly speechless on this one. I'll just mention the things that strike me strongest here... The eyespots are done in entrancing fashion, and the phases of the moon are an appropriate touch done in grand fashion.

Kinda funny really... I was just thinking yesterday about checking up on the earlier stained glass design to see if your friend has had a chance to work on it yet.

I shouldn't say anything for fear of sounding like I want something, but its my 25th birthday today... I figured I'd take the moment to thank you for keeping an eye out on me. :D

Take care Xenia.
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