Well, several of you have been asking about her, and so it's with pleasure that I'm finally able to get her up here. Steampunk Rarity in all of her dreary Victorian glory!
This commission was done for the very tasteful ~Forderz, who came to me wanting a scene of wet-haired, steampunk Rarity out and about in the elements, and looking appropriately disgruntled for this fact. The picture was influenced to a certain extent by Forderz's fondness of this fabulous composition, "Rarity IS Industry", which very much helped to inspire me in creating a proper mood for the piece.
Also, even though I knew that the manestyle at least would not be used I created a page of concept art for the piece, to ensure a better grasp on the outfit that I designed for Rarity. All in all, despite the many challenges I have to say I enjoyed working on this project immensely!
My very first commissioned My Little Pony piece. This artwork was done for Pogosama of some pony-community notoriety (though he is not as active these days, he's a pretty talented musician and you can find his work here), who came to me requesting an artwork of a vintage-era Rarity that would be appropriate as a moody jazz cover. And this was the result. Originally I thought of going with more of a flapper-type of ensemble for Rarity but felt that the theme called for something a little less Roaring 20s and more depression-era 30s, hence the final version. Hopefully, most viewers considering the picture will agree I made the right choice in this matter.
Yes indeed, I suppose it was bound to happen sooner or later!
This commission was done for a friend of mine, who very simply wanted a picture of our favorite fashion pony with her hair down (dampness not necessarily required). I was excited to see if I could put my own unique spin on the idea since of course, wet-maned Rarity had a bit of a popularity surge following Sisterhooves Social, and I suppose the way that I most significantly sought to do that was to approach the subject from a less-than-sultry angle as many artists seem inclined to do. In all honesty, my understanding of Rarity's character is that she might actually be a bit shy to be seen in such a state (and especially if she knew anything about how much of her audience seems to view her as such), and I wanted to reflect that accordingly with her posture and expression here; she's posing, but perhaps somewhat hesitantly as I think she'd prefer to be viewed with her trademark elaborately-coiffed mane and tail (with which I can sympathize!).
EDIT: And very belatedly, months after posting this originally I think I will edit the title just a little bit for clarification purposes.
This drawing isn't much, and is most decidedly a doodle even by my regular doodle standards, but of course it's my opinion that Rarity always deserves more love in fanworks so I am happy to post it up anyway!
Well, as promised since people have been asking about her, here is my latest pony-work, a portrait of the ever-lovely unicorn and my most favorite FiM character (yada-yada, you all already know this ), Rarity!
This picture was made for something of a "special occasion", and in fact was created solely with the talented VA Tabitha St. Germain in mind, as it was a gift for her. My friend, the ever-kind and lovely *Prancypants attended Everfree Northwest recently you see, and as I was unable to go to the convention myself due to work and other responsibilities he was thoughtful enough to take a couple of copies in my stead, to gift to Tabitha and also to get an autograph for me (I'm very grateful ). I'm told she liked it which is all the praise I could ever hope to receive in my life, but hopefully everyone else might enjoy seeing it as well, so I'm happy to share it!
Unimpressed Rarity is unimpressed, I guess, though what might have elicited such a reaction from her I can't really say. This was just another simple and fun doodle of mine, quickly done as is the usual tradition with my blog's art-roundups so it's not anything too impressive, but I will say that I captured the expression I was going for perfectly here. I do so adore Rarity.
Poor Rarity. Even though at first glance, she seems to lead a pretty cushy life I think in actuality her work is far more stressful than many people (and ponies) give her credit for, or at least I know how my life tends to treat me when I'm juggling my "day job", freelance art and sewing side work and multiple artistic projects besides. It's not what I would ever describe as "cushy" or glamorous at all; it's difficult!
A random aside that I think everyone who knows me well is aware of, but I seriously adore Rarity when she's wearing her sewing glasses. I've said it before but honestly, a little dressmaker/couturier cartoon unicorn, toiling away at her tiny sewing machine with her adorable red glasses.... it's just too endearing for words, really.
Ah yes, this was probably the first FiM fanart that I actually put some real effort into! If it was not already apparent to people perusing my gallery or who are not already familiar with my work, Applejack and Rarity happen to be my two favorite ponies and as a result, I'm prone to making a great deal of fanart of them. This particular piece was partially inspired by a scene in chapter 17 of a fanfiction I had read much of when I first joined the fandom, Growing Pains, where a particularly playful Rarity is enjoying teasing Applejack during a brief respite from some much more serious goings-on (and I can only imagine that pony must be incredibly fun to tease... who could blame Rarity?). Anyway, I do remember having a lot of fun with this idea, and I'm still somewhat fond of it even after all this time... adorable ponies.
...like something from the oven. Or, such as I have heard, at least.
This artwork was made as a gift, for a very dear friend of mine, the lovable and highly talented *harwicks-art. The idea started as a simple muro-doodle several months ago when I sent him a batch of cookies in the mail, and he liked the concept so much he expressed interest in maybe seeing a finished version someday, something I was more than happy to do. I hope you all enjoy seeing it as well now that I'm getting it up here at last, and once again Happy Birthday dearest! I absolutely adore you, I hope you know, and am exceptionally glad that I'm lucky enough to count you as a friend.
I know, I know, I draw far too much Applejack and Rarity... you all don't need to tell me because I'm already aware, though seeing as how these two are my favorite ponies and I draw my fanart for fun (and not to mention the fact that they both need the love!), I can't say I feel the need to apologize too overly much for the fact!
Anyway though! This picture was originally made as a fun little holiday bonus to go along with a commissioned project of mine, seeing as how I didn't have the chance to do a more involved seasonal-themed piece like I'd originally wanted to. Somehow I don't think Applejack ever suspected the prim and proper Rarity could throw such a mean snowball, and as a completely random aside I'll admit I was sorely tempted to draw the former pony with one of those ridiculously tacky lumberjack-bomber hats with the big earflaps (which thankfully, I thought better of). Sorely tempted.