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Fear Naught but Dread Luna by Amarynceus Fear Naught but Dread Luna by Amarynceus
I finally finished it!  As regular stream attendees know, I've been working on this piece of wonderful absurdity for some time now.  It's all :iconncmares:'s fault -- after I saw him working on a giant ship pone or two, I had to give it a go myself.  (I'm not into Kantai Collection or KanColle, btw.)  There's a giant Celly that goes with this nicely: Sol Combatant. :D  Go check it!

There's plenty of flaws in this, of course -- but overall what I like outweighs what I don't.  These are actually the first two battleships I've ever painted -- despite my love of ships, I've barely even  drawn any 20th century craft before.  The ships are the Texas and the Royal Sovereign.  Luna's kit is based off the famous Dreadnought of 1905.  I let the picarto chat choose which battleships I'd paint, and a shout-out again to them choosing a pair of ships that could actually served alongside the Dreadnought.  Given having never painted either before, I'm quite pleased with how they turned out.

The title is playing off of Dreadnought's ship's motto, by the way: Fear God and dread naught.

Working resolution: 16"x9" @ 600dpi.  Single layer, single brush (stock oil flat.)  30-40 hours.

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:icontandyman90:
Tandyman90 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2017
If you're ever in Houston, go see the Texas. She is still a gorgeous warship.
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:iconamarynceus:
Amarynceus Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2017  Professional General Artist
'Tis a ship I'd like to see.  The last of her era after all!
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:iconnoradtwo:
NoradTwo Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2017
I was about to comment on Mares' page that nothing could be more glorious than his Battleship Celestia.  Then I clicked the link to here.
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:iconamarynceus:
Amarynceus Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thank you! <3  NC's Celly is pretty darn glorious too!
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:iconmorion87:
morion87 Featured By Owner May 24, 2017
Question: how are the guns being fired. Is Luna the one doing so mentally, or are there little people (or whatever) in there doing all the work? From here, it looks like Luna is.

Hard to be sure, not knowing Kantai Collection.
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:iconamarynceus:
Amarynceus Featured By Owner May 24, 2017  Professional General Artist
I don't know Kantai or KanColle either beyond the names, so I honestly have no idea.  Therefore the answer is "a wizard/unicorn did it".  :D
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:iconmorion87:
morion87 Featured By Owner May 30, 2017
Actually, the anime is up on youtube (even subbed). Just watched episode 1, and from that little bit it seems like its all done mentally (its an anime. Logic dosen't apply to it.)

Thought you might like to know.
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:iconamarynceus:
Amarynceus Featured By Owner May 31, 2017  Professional General Artist
Ah, thanks!
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:iconjerzeyboy1995:
jerzeyboy1995 Featured By Owner May 13, 2017
Lunarspite?
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:iconamarynceus:
Amarynceus Featured By Owner May 20, 2017  Professional General Artist
Warspite would be a good one to use if I do another giant ship pone thing, for sure. 
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:iconjerzeyboy1995:
jerzeyboy1995 Featured By Owner May 21, 2017
Yes, please! also my thoughts on a pony Großer Kurfürst. I thought of Großer Fuasticorn or Großer Molestia. I think the second name will spell out new treaty violations. Now don't bite my head off because she might end up as a modern day DDG or guided cruiser and try and overcome that with her firing tomahawks with prepare your stern written on them on them! IT'S HORRIBLE!
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:iconamarynceus:
Amarynceus Featured By Owner May 21, 2017  Professional General Artist
Heh, nice.  I'm definitely toying with using a High Seas Fleet ship for the next one, perhaps Bayern/Baden Cadance, not sure yet.  It'll be a little while before I can indulge in another fun silly giant pone painting.
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:iconkibichan:
Kibichan Featured By Owner May 8, 2017
This is quite neat.
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:iconamarynceus:
Amarynceus Featured By Owner May 8, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thanks kindly!
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:iconblupropaganda:
BLUPROPAGANDA Featured By Owner May 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
she's fighting big sis!
Sol Combatant by NCMares
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:iconamarynceus:
Amarynceus Featured By Owner May 7, 2017  Professional General Artist
Aye.  We even worked together in at least one art stream with these two paintings. :3
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:iconblupropaganda:
BLUPROPAGANDA Featured By Owner May 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
:3
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:iconbluedragonaura:
BlueDragonAura Featured By Owner May 7, 2017
So.....
Dreadnought Luna? XD
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:iconamarynceus:
Amarynceus Featured By Owner May 7, 2017  Professional General Artist
Indeed!
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:iconnarilyte:
Narilyte Featured By Owner May 6, 2017
I really don't get these "ponies as ships" images.
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:iconamarynceus:
Amarynceus Featured By Owner May 7, 2017  Professional General Artist
Just something for fun and something different.  There's nothing to get but silliness, imo. :D
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:iconnarilyte:
Narilyte Featured By Owner May 15, 2017
*shrugs*  Doesn't mean it makes any more sense to me... or is all that fun either.
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:iconjyroman53:
jyroman53 Featured By Owner May 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WE ALL PIERATES now !
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:iconamarynceus:
Amarynceus Featured By Owner May 6, 2017  Professional General Artist
:ahoy:
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:iconikarooz:
Ikarooz Featured By Owner May 6, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I especially love it when designs are practical and make sense, it makes everything so much better. For example the notch of the upper part of her leg protection: it has the shape of the lower part, meaning that the armor parts won´t be in each others way when she stands straight. Or the crane at her ear, which can lift cargo/ammunition to the main deck, combined with Twily´s watchtower. Twily is probably the tactician, so a place close to luna´s ear makes perfectly sense. The hook on her horseshoe/lower leg protector can be probably either used as an additional crane for lifting/salvaging or as an anchor.

I wish more artists would put that much practical thoughts into their designs, the amount of armors/armor parts I´ve seen (especially shoulder protectors) which didn´t have any straps/belts and were just "sticking" to the character...I stopped counting.

Very well done! :D
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:iconamarynceus:
Amarynceus Featured By Owner May 6, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thanks for paying attention to the details!  I place a lot of value on practicality and plausibility in my designs, or at least the appearance of it in paintings of 150m high pones where 'plausible' doesn't really enter into it. XD
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:iconikarooz:
Ikarooz Featured By Owner May 6, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I guess what finally counts is believability, not realism :D
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:iconmackeroth:
Mackeroth Featured By Owner May 6, 2017  Student Digital Artist
It occurs to me these battleships are operating in very shallow waters here.
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:iconamarynceus:
Amarynceus Featured By Owner May 6, 2017  Professional General Artist
Extremely shallow.  ^^;  Only a few fathoms at most under their keels, assuming the seafloor was solid and not ooze. 
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AudreyAzura Featured By Owner May 6, 2017
One thing I forgot to say on the stream is how much I love her wings. These are really awesome!

Everything I said still stand. This is an awesome work of art, with an awesome amount of details. Really great work!
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:iconamarynceus:
Amarynceus Featured By Owner May 6, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thanks!  Not entirely happy with the wings, but I certainly put in a lot of work on them!
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:iconaudreyazura:
AudreyAzura Featured By Owner May 8, 2017
One can really feel you took model on bird wings, which is really interesting, I think. More of a challenge, of course, but it gives a realistic edge to the picture I like a lot. As realistic as a 200m pony with wings and 40m long canon on her back can be.
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:icontemplar127:
templar127 Featured By Owner May 6, 2017
FIRE THE MOON CANNONS!!!!
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:iconamarynceus:
Amarynceus Featured By Owner May 6, 2017  Professional General Artist
:D 
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:iconurzapw2000:
urzapw2000 Featured By Owner May 5, 2017
very awesome!!
great picture!
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:iconamarynceus:
Amarynceus Featured By Owner May 6, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thanks kindly!
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:iconurzapw2000:
urzapw2000 Featured By Owner May 6, 2017
you're welcome!
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:iconbioshock140:
Bioshock140 Featured By Owner May 5, 2017
Cool!
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:iconamarynceus:
Amarynceus Featured By Owner May 6, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconbioshock140:
Bioshock140 Featured By Owner May 6, 2017
No problem.
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:icongalaticfox1:
galaticfox1 Featured By Owner May 5, 2017
Just keep those pesky planes away from her
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:iconamarynceus:
Amarynceus Featured By Owner May 6, 2017  Professional General Artist
Indeed!
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:icontf2player:
TF2Player Featured By Owner May 5, 2017
Welp.
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:iconamarynceus:
Amarynceus Featured By Owner May 5, 2017  Professional General Artist
Yup.
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:iconiven-furrpaw:
Iven-Furrpaw Featured By Owner May 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Not bad! You did a pretty good job!
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:iconamarynceus:
Amarynceus Featured By Owner May 5, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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:icontheotterpony:
TheOtterPony Featured By Owner May 5, 2017
Amazing work!
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:iconamarynceus:
Amarynceus Featured By Owner May 5, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thanks kindly!
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DaemonAngel Featured By Owner Edited May 5, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
The American equivalent of HMS Dreadnought (1906) was USS South Corolina BB-26 (1910). She along with her sister, USS Michigan BB-27, were the first class of American dreadnoughts. USS Texas BB-35 (1914) was a New York class, the "fifth" class of American "Dreadnoughts".  Respectively, Royal Sovereign was one of the Revenge class that came after the more successful Queen Elizabeth class, which included the famous HMS Warspite.

USS Texas is perserved as a museam, and after the selling and scraping of Turkey's Yavuz Sultan Selim (formerly the German SMS Goeben) in 1973, the last of the original dreadnoughts.
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