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

Neat design!
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StreaksPsyche Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
Wooohooo!!!
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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:
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PrincessLunaMoon15 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I found Luna!
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PerlaMLP Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Me too!
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PrincessLunaMoon15 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:) hehe
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Wolfywingedwolf Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm listening to the sound track of pete pan (live action) and it fits perfectly with this
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