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June 1, 2012
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Canterlot Night Guard by Tarantad0 Canterlot Night Guard by Tarantad0
My rendition of a humanized Night Guard that accompanies Luna to the Nightmare Night festivals. I suppose their wings transform into capes when not in use.

MLP is owned by Miss Lauren Faust and Hasbro.
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Marius-Gaius-Cohort Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
I can't tell if it's just the armour but the Night Guard seems a little... fatter then their daytime cousins.  
victortky Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
this is one guard you do not want to face!
Isazel Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really love your art, but your watermarks really mar it. Your signature on the bottom of the page suffices for showing your mark. Those watermarks detract from your work, lessen it in a serous way. I don't understand what you expect to gain from disfiguring your own art in such a manner.
Tarantad0 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012   Digital Artist
Yeah, I'm sorry if my watermark ruins the vibe received from my work, but please understand: I do this so my art won't be stolen and placed under someone else's name who's taking the credit for it. That is a thing I take seriously, and I'm being very cautious, since it's the internet and all.

Maybe I'll reconsider not adding watermarks to any other pieces I do in the future, but thanks for pointing that out. It might help along the road.
Isazel Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I understand, watermarks are used to prevent art theft. Trading artistic quality for security, but in my opinion you sacrifice more than you gain by doing so. What makes deviant-art and its like so useful for emerging artists is the network it creates, an environment where an artist can share his artwork and have it spread around by others, spoken about and appreciated which in turn means that it is spread further which over time can build an artist a reputation which he can use to secure commissions, jobs, ect.

Art theft does happen, but its stopped quickly because an artists drawing style becomes so distinctive that it functions like a fingerprint. I've seen art theft happen, and people notice it so quickly that the actual artist is notified of the theft almost as fast as it occurs.

What you sacrifice for that watermark however is everything, it diminishes and disfigures your creation. People hate watermarks, because its like watching something wonderful get smashed into tiny pieces. Its a waste and the gift and wonder of your art and your viewers ability to appreciate and enjoy your work is ruined.

You have a gift. Share it freely.
ravengaurd6 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
Zedrin Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Your painting methods really stand out! Seriously badass and awesome.
templar127 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
Luna's elite guard!
TailsKriby Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012   Digital Artist
This Seriously looks like Yu-gi-oh or Magic the Gathering Card Quality art, this is SO good :D
ndogmario Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
it looks like one of Luna's servants
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