Please click on the image to zoom in as pixel art is nasty when scaled down by weird factors.
Thanks to EQD for featuring my work TWICE but their weird scaling butchered up my beloved pixels D:
EDIT 2: Well, this entry may not be the winning entry, but at the very least, it brought the best out of me.
Definitely the largest pixel art I've ever attempted. I have been very, very indecisive about the choice of colors (THANKFULLY because this is pixel art, I can change the colors on a whim), so this may or may not be changed by the time the deadline comes long.
For this contest, I wanted to make the most out of my forté, which is making hair look good, so this ended up being an excuse for making two alicorn OC's as I wanted REALLY voluminous hair like Celestia, but I can't draw her because the contest forbids copyrighted characters being used. Since there was no room for the wings though, they can probably pass off as privileged unicorns like Fleur de Lis.
Characters do not represent anyone in particular; I only designed them tolook very different from each other and nothing more.
I was gonna make the moon look something like the moon, but then I went crazy and made it look like a completely different celestial object. I like it though
WIP versions here: [link]
EDIT 1: Tweaked the colors for a more ominous feel, and redid the moon to look more like our own.