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The Mare Nubium Sets Sail by harwicks-art The Mare Nubium Sets Sail by harwicks-art
I'm a big fan of airships, and the more literal the "ship" part, the better, so naturally I was thrilled that such things are a part of official MLP canon. (It's also a reason why I'm so enjoying Flight of the Alicorn, which certainly was a huge influence on this image as well.)

So it was inevitable that I'd have to get around to designing such a ship for my own amusement... and who is more deserving of a tall ship and a star to steer her by than the Princess of the Night herself? The Mare Nubium ("Sea of Clouds") looks to be a personal vessel for nighttime cruises with a few steampunk touches. I admit, I'm very tempted to jump back in and design her a warship named "Mare Crisium" next, but I'll hopefully come to my senses when I recall how much of a pain it was to draw this one.

On a side note, I'm not sure there ever is a crescent moon hanging over Equestria... and yet one makes up Luna's Cutie Mark, so it seems like it would have to be possible. Don't ask me how such a thing would work with the whole bizarre rotations of heavenly bodies that the Princesses have going on. That kind of thing hurts to think about for too long.

Oh, and by all means, please click on the image above and look at the big version.
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Moonstarofsnowclan Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Oh, no! Save Applejack! Arrr, I am Pirate Pie! All shall fear me!
I love it! Nice work!
RareTea Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work and detail. I've always loved flying air ships, but one with ponies is even better. The background is also very well done and just continues to add to the piece.
EarlAnnex Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Luna's on the ship.

Prepare thyself, for a pun cometh. 
Sailor Moon.

Feel free to throw stuff at me. I dare you.
BenCooneyTheGuardian Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
Talk about an overdose of magic! He heh.
ShadowLDrago Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
They look like they're having fun.
Indi008 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it!
StreaksPsyche Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
Ha! Look at that! Spike's at the helm!

Neat design!
StreaksPsyche Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
MLPegasis4898 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woooaaahh... such an amazing scene... :omg: :omg: :omg:
Love it!!! The background looks really beautiful!!! :love: :love: :love:
PrincessLunaMoon15 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I found Luna!
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