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July 19, 2012
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Sunset Over Rarity by TwilightFlopple Sunset Over Rarity by TwilightFlopple
This one was very interesting to do. I've been feeling the urge to do a very fancy Rarity picture for some time and this interest ended up manifesting in the very dense texture of this picture.

I'm particularly pleased with the pose and expression here. It's hard to draw such an unusual pose and perspective while keeping everything fluid, but I think I succeed. I tried to pay extra attention to credibly draping that curly tail over the side of the chaise lounge, and giving her eyes some life and body some weight. One thing I like about this sort of careful attentive work is that it requires a certain degree of projection into the form of your subject. While doing the line art for this, I had to become Rarity. Total engagement with the details, which isn't always possible in my art.

The background is watercolor. Coloring Rarity look about two hours and the background took about four. I'm glad I've finally figured out how to get some painterly texture into my watercolor work. Of course not every picture can be this carefully done. I was really after an effect almost like acrylic.

And, yes, some hooves ready for suckling. Or is she trying to help you up? You decide!


Marker, colored pencil, ink, watercolor and acrylic. July 2012!
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SPIKE--the-dragon Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
faving for 2 reasons:
1- it's Rarity
2- it's Rarity

and 3- it's Twilight Flopple's work
spartanguy88 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
"I'm ready for that massage darling. Please be gentle..."
kxp71 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
and why is this not in my favoirites till now?
hooon Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
Rarity : Oh Spike.................
Spike : WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mr-Asshole-LEAXXX Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist
very nice!!! I really like this one, congratulations for your great work! :D
wertego Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have to dubt, this is for sure best art whih i ever saw, BUT leg of this table us just so conspicuous ;D
PonyCoupleMaker Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Draw me like one of your Cantorlot girls, Blueblood." :iconsaysplz: :iconrarityplz:
PonyCoupleMaker Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Had to say it >_<
Joey-Darkmeat Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
The least I can say about such a long, awesome piece of hard work is that adorable hooves are adorable :3c
TwilightFlopple Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hooves are my specialty. ^_^ Thanks for all your comments!
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