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Midnight Rendezvous by InuHoshi-to-DarkPen Midnight Rendezvous by InuHoshi-to-DarkPen
A drawing that started out from a idea, which was doing something Romeo and Juliet like thing with Shining Armor and Cadance. But I think the only thing left from it is the balcony.^^''

I probably went for the look more and didn't care about the realistic part, like I'm preaty sure with the moon in that position the shadows should look differently. Not to mention the moon is just a big, white circle.
But I liked how it look like so I left it like that.

Kinda happy I could finish this today, thanks to some illness, so I didn't go to collage. Yeah, I'm not the type of person you could say rest in bed. I just have to do something.

Characters and MLP:FiM (c) Lauren Faust, Hasbro
CM vector (c) :iconzutheskunk:
Star brush (c) :iconfrostbo:
Artwork (c) me
No stealing. Thank you.
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Supercoco142 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
reminds me of the Disney Alladin
Toxikfoxy Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015   Traditional Artist
beautiful job
vk22girl Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This was adorable! I almost died!
DerpCat122 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sorry i just had to say the but is glowing XD but awesome pic i love it its so kawaii
AngelWarriorQueen Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
This picture so reminds me of that song from the Book of Life, to the point I feel Cadence is going to drop Shiny onto a Mariachi Band :P… <- the song in question
yellowpikmin88 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
i was thinking the same thing
Flarescent Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Just saying, best movie ever XD
MLPegasis4898 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This reminds me of Alladin!!! :D :D :D
ShadowWing09 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
My first thought was actually Rapunzel

"Cadenza! Cadenza! Let down your mane!"
SparkleyStallion Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
OH MY GOD thats exactly what i thought too! XD
DarthCraftus Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
Reminds me of Romeo and Juliet!
Great job!
FirePrincess224 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I tžThink You Got The Magic Aurora Color Wrong
RageReaper Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
And wouldn't this sort of romancing have started before Luna came back from the moon?
Captain-Brony Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'm thinking Aladdin
RageReaper Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
I can show you the world!
Captain-Brony Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Ruaken Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
Boy, you're flirting with copyright infringements from multiple sources aren't you? ;)  Great Aladdin reference.  I agree with SteelLionMaiden, that sky is gorgeous!
AkantiaSolaris Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is absolutely beautiful! I love the detail put into the night sky owo
RageReaper Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
Bah. The night sky is inaccurate. And doesn't take much work. For one, the moon being right there, the stars wouldn't be as visible. Not to mention that the sky is not filled with just sparkling white dots. There are streaks and suns and nebulae galore. And in the city, the stars would be hard to see even if the moon wasn't in the way.
In short, it's a Hollywood image. Looks good, but the detail is wrong.
AkantiaSolaris Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really don't think the accuracy of the sky in a picture matters nor that the background was really drawn to be accurate either.
closetponymike Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Twilight would disagree
AkantiaSolaris Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well good for her
RageReaper Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
We are, after all, dealing with magical candy colored ponies.
AkantiaSolaris Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
CelestiaTheFilly Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Student Artist
so adorable :iconiloveyouplz:
Blazie-Blaze Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Rocky-The-Wolf Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
omg thats so cute!
Ashoof Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
such a sweet and romantic picture :)
trinson Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
"I can show you the world.
Shining Armor will take you.
To a Crystal Castle filled with love
and lots of ..... stuUuuff."

Cadance - "He he!  That was terrible.  He he."
S.Armor -  "Oh it was not to bad.  Who knows, one day I might form a colt band."
Cadance - "Right!  Don't quit your day job."
S.Armor - "What day job?"
Cadance - Seductively looks in his eyes, "ME!"  She then pulls him inside with her magic were the power of love will conquer all.....  night..... long.  ;P


Ya first thought was very Aladdin style. :D

Though before I post this.  I looked down to see I was not the only one who thought it.  Oh well.  I add my 2 bits and show how much I love it.  :D

Thanks for sharing this with us.  :D
SparkBrony Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
D'awww, I wuv this shipping! :)
Panthersclaw Featured By Owner Edited Apr 4, 2015
Is it considered shipping if we see them get married on the show? =P (Razz) 
derpishhorsey Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
Shining Armor + Mi Amore Cadenza = PERFECTNESS
SKYLER12567 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awwww! like me and my boyfriend!
Floating-Away Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
That's adorable, I love it!
Istarian Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
Poor Shining Armor, one little oops and he'd be a little white splat...
MAGIC! See Lyra, be  human is no good... humans can't do magic and hands are not Always make a ladder like that way XD Great art!;) :love: this!
AskSock-N-Socks Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
Well that's extremely clever :D
CommanderEX Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
Shining Armor eye look odd and a bit to big, outside of it, everything look perfect.
BubblyBlackbird Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Student
I love what you did with the magic - reversing the colors, to show that their lives are truly intertwined.
DragonKingAlpha Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Flash Fire: Aw why did I not think of that when Twilight and I were dating. Dragonking17: Let me think, oh yeah Twilight did not live in a castle or the library at the time. Flash Fire: You all ways have to correct me on every thing don't you.
alphabetsoup314 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A bit of constructive criticism:

The body language is quite appropriate, and I like that Cadance is lifting Shining Armor up like that - it shows that it isn't just guy pursuing with the girl being totally passive, they're both active in the relationship. I personally like the fuzzier look that you gave to them, it makes them look more like real animals. The way you paint their eyes is very vivid and full of life.

I think that you made the lining around Shining's eyes a little too thick - he sort of looks like he's got a raccoon thing going on. You might have been able to get away with that thick of a line on Cadence; since she's got long eyelashes, it would balance that thick line out and just make her look like she's wearing a lot of makeup. I'm also not quite sure what you're trying to do with Cadence's facial expression: her left eyebrow conveys tender emotion, while the right eyebrow, in this context, seems to be the amused equivalent of an incredulous raised eyebrow. Sorta like: You're kidding but less 'srsly -_-' and and more 'I am content'. Doesn't seem to match up to the left.

Your lighting is indeed correct if the moon had been in front of them instead of behind them - you did mention that you went more for mood rather than realistic lighting, so I do understand the wish to express some artistic license. The main disadvantage of this, though, is that now you've got really brightly lit body parts right up against really bright lighting source due to the way things are positioned, and the effect is a bit distracting. Still, you made good use of shadows, and they contrast enough with the lit parts that we can still see their shapes and contours.

If you really insisted on this sort of 'cheat' lighting with the moon behind them but with the fronts of the characters lit as they are, you could have placed the moon a bit higher up and/or made it smaller; this would have made their lit faces contrast against the dark skies more instead of competing with the bright moon. Though IMO, I think the scene would have still been effective with backlighting from the moon and the glow of their magic as the strongest (or only) lighting sources, and I think that it would have been a more intimate scene. You do seem to understand backlighting, because I see it used right around the characters. And I do see the glow from their horns reflecting from their faces (if they weren't lit from an imaginary light source from the front, these glows would look quite bright). So you DO know about these subtler effects, but you chose to obliterate/obscure them with something very loud and bright, which is kinda disappointing. What do you think is more intimate and romantic: a dinner by spotlight, or dinner by candlelight? Same sort of concept applies here.

Overall, it is a nice tender scene where it is clear that both characters love each other (as opposed to one being passive), in a nice unique style. Aside from the placement of the moon being distracting, the shadows are deep enough that we can see that these are 3D bodies, and we get a good idea of their shape.
FrostBo Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Masterpiece wow :)
SuperSweetSugar Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
DeJiKo07 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
So romantic.....
ragnu Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
I saw this on EQD and I knew it was you! I love that style that belongs only to you!
catluvr2 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
"I can show you the world."
"Shimmering, splendid..."
TheGuncake Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Aha! That reference! XD
Fallen-H Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aladin... that's what this reminds me of... minus the carpet and lamp...weeeeee falling 
Mario94 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
Now kiss her
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