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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!

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Marker, colored pencil, ink, watercolor and acrylic. July 2012!
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:iconcipherjester:
CipherJester Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014
Sweet lovely little rarity, also I like how you draw nice work
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:icontwilightflopple:
TwilightFlopple Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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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
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:iconspartanguy88:
spartanguy88 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
"I'm ready for that massage darling. Please be gentle..."
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:iconkxp71:
kxp71 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
and why is this not in my favoirites till now?
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:iconmr-asshole-leaxxx:
Mr-Asshole-LEAXXX Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist
very nice!!! I really like this one, congratulations for your great work! :D
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:iconwertego:
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
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:iconponycouplemaker:
PonyCoupleMaker Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Draw me like one of your Cantorlot girls, Blueblood." :iconsaysplz: :iconrarityplz:
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:iconponycouplemaker:
PonyCoupleMaker Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Had to say it >_<
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:iconjoey-darkmeat:
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
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:icontwilightflopple:
TwilightFlopple Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hooves are my specialty. ^_^ Thanks for all your comments!
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:iconalex-kitsune:
Alex-Kitsune Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
Damn, the long time spent drawing this really shows, great art Foxxy.
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:iconrodolfomushi:
RodolfoMushi Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ooooh! so great!
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:icondigitalalltheway:
digitalalltheway Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesom in its entirety. You have covered everything so well. Great painting! Great ART!
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Buttersc0tchSundae Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Nose crinkle = utterly adorable.
Also, those hips. :drool:

Although I know nothing about art, the perspective you've drawn Rarity from seems a really hard one to pull off.
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:iconoarkley:
OArkley Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
I sense a hoof fetish here ;)
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:icontwilightflopple:
TwilightFlopple Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You sense correctly! ^_^
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:iconoarkley:
OArkley Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
Pfft, not that I can judge you or blame you!
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:iconrometwin:
RomeTwin Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I always love seeing how utensils like water color turn out, beautiful picture! :)
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:iconoem20:
oem20 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
And THISD is awesomeness!
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:iconanon371:
Anon371 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
I wish I could suck on Rarity's hooves...:drool:
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:icontwilightflopple:
TwilightFlopple Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Don't we all!
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:iconoarkley:
OArkley Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
"hooves ready for suckling"

Oh Foxxy, why are you such a tease?
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:iconpixelkitties:
PixelKitties Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I am just...wow! The perspective, the color, everything is so awesome!
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:iconhelsaabi:
Helsaabi Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
It's really pretty! <3
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:icondoomzealot:
DoomZealot Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is absolutely adorable! I love her expression and pose. It looks as if she was hard at work but then noticed somepony walked in. I love this picture, I hope to see many more drawings!-A new Watcher.
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Dragonstar1278 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
She's looks cute.
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:iconakeel465:
akeel465 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
She has a gorgeous expression! Everything's definitely worth the hours put in. :)
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ColonelYeo Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd have to say, from what I see here you hit every point you where aiming for. I can definitely feel a sense of Rarity having some weight and life to her. Most of all I really like the detail you put into the perspective and fabric. :clap:
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:icontwilightflopple:
TwilightFlopple Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah, it was fun playing with that draped cloth.
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:iconkingfox66:
kingfox66 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
awesome
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:iconwesdaaman:
Wesdaaman Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student General Artist
I'm often annoyed by Rarity's need to look fabulous and insane cleanliness. Would'nt you agree?
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:iconlou-sifer:
Lou-Sifer Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
uhhh.... somepony is trying out a new style ^^ neat.
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Orhblin Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
There really isn't anything i can say, that you didnt say in the description. I think we can all agree that you should be proud of this piece of true art.
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:iconvarinki:
Varinki Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
"Draw me like one of your French fillies!"
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:iconblisfstructure:
blisfstructure Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
CREDITS:
The part of Rarity as played by "your french girls".

That is all.
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jail-cat Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! That is amazing! The coloring and shading and... well everyhing is perfect! I think this is honestly your most well done picture. Great job!
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:iconarccahlon:
ArcCahlon Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is amazing I'm speachless. way to go man
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:icongmoss96:
GMoss96 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think it's just me but....I think this is ur best picture to date! :D
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:icontwilightflopple:
TwilightFlopple Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :iconraritysmilingplz:
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hip-indeed Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
>hooves ready for suckling

Oh you, Foxxy, oh you <3

It's magnificent, though. Every time you draw an FiM piece, it captures the spirit and feel of the show more and more, even without you ever lessening the feel your unique style brings one bit -- and I dunno, though every hoof you draw usurps the last's position of "best hoof ever" my focus this time can't move anywhere but the face. It's so goofishly adorable while still being so very Rarity. It's so ... squishy, in all the best ways. I love it.
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:icontwilightflopple:
TwilightFlopple Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Darling, I'm quite the squishy pony. :iconrarityknowsplz:
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hip-indeed Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
|3c
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:icon5kmoe:
5kmoe Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
In order to paint Rarity, one must know Rarity. One must feel Rarity. One must lick Rarity. One must date Rarity. One must BE Rarity!
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:icontwilightflopple:
TwilightFlopple Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wish I could fave this....
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:icon5kmoe:
5kmoe Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
Aww, shucks. :blush:
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:iconarccahlon:
ArcCahlon Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
but what of tom? would he get jealous?
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:iconalexisonickst:
AlexiSonicKST Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Masterpiece. Congratulations ! :clap:
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:iconalexkadin:
AlexKadin Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
This is masterfully done, especially for watercolor drawings. I have nothing to say about Rarity herself that hasn't been already said. I just could stare at this for long.

Excellent work.
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