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My Patrons voted, and well... I hope I delivered!
Sunset Shimmer won the February Vote on my Patreon. They forced me to this!!! The Horror.

Never made a Pony Sunset Shimmer before, so that was a good vote result I'd say. Filling up that hole in my gallery. I've made her before so at least I knew some of the struggles I could anticipate. Her colours are not exactly the friendliest, but I gotta get em in somehow, eh.

This piece kinda figured itself out along the process. Did do different sketches, but in general my goal was to have a canvas filling (and exceeding) pose.
Then the shading and w/e evolved from just... starting somewhere hah. Wanted "different"


Approx Time: 5~6 hours
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Sun Day [WIP] by AssasinMonkey


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:icondaisyazuras:
DaisyAzuras Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
How do you paint eyes like they are wet and covered in smooth glass? The effect is so striking that it makes them look real.
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:iconmootsarts:
MootsArts Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It feels like a photo
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:iconnarkissa03:
narkissa03 Featured By Owner May 13, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Your art looks so real
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:iconflowerfreak:
FlowerFreak Featured By Owner May 12, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
the lighting/shadowing on this is excellent. And those eyes.... :D
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:iconhappy0406:
Happy0406 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
The lights and shadows are so realistic!!
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:iconmightymorphinpower4:
MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2018
Lovey one
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:iconmarshmerry:
marshmerry Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2018  Student Digital Artist
The way you shade is so realistic and amazing!
Thank you also for the progress shots-- it really helps me to see other artist's processes. ^^
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:iconstake2:
stake2 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I want to say this piece was really good, this looks realistic, she looks cute and sexy xD, I always loved your art since the Applejack + Winona stuff, and you drawing my waifu made me happy :D :3
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:iconmarrow-pony:
Marrow-Pony Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous! I love the reflective eyes
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:iconr3dunit02:
r3dunit02 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
twilight likes puttin that Sunny D in her mouth
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:icon2387528112:
2387528112 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2018
wawawa
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:iconcherymoon:
cherymoon Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
MMMMM that hair detail tho -.uu-.
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:icononemoretemmie:
OnemoreTemmie Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2018
very nice. great job. keep it up *brohoof*
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:icondaydreamartwork:
daydreamartwork Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful picture
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:iconemilygorskiart:
emilygorskiart Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Amazing <3
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:iconteamskirmish:
TeamSkirmish Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
this is actually rather awesome art
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:iconenigmaguard:
EnigmaGuard Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018
Can't get over how much improvement you have made since the days of Cutie Art Crusaders. Keep it up AM!
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:icondragonlord117:
dragonlord117 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018
That’s amazing
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:iconseriousjupiter:
SeriousJupiter Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018
Beautiful bacon pony. 10/10.
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:iconjustanescapist:
Justanescapist Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not normally a pony fan but your art work overcome that barrier. Good work!
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:iconayrael:
Ayrael Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing. Love the process
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:iconkraytas:
Kraytas Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
what....the.....fuk
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:iconlule12:
Lule12 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018
horse sex,yay!!!!
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:iconthamuzmartu:
ThamuzMartu Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woooow! I do not like ponies very much, buuut dis art is AMAZING! That face expression, eyes, colors and shading, pose... Just wow! Heart 

Funny thing is.. I just relized that I am your watcher and I do not like ponies... xD 
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:iconfairy-slayer:
Fairy-Slayer Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018
Even as her mind races with so many problems and worries from her past, Sunset looks lovely as she relaxes in the late-day sun. Those big beautiful expressive eyes seem to stare off into her soul while her body language shows just a hint of tension to go along with her headache. Nice touch, rubbing her temple too. (…or maybe I'm just reading way too much into it.) Gorgeous blending and shading give her great definition too, and the lighting does an awesome job highlighting her mood. Thanks for this awesome bit of introspection.
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:icontemplar127:
templar127 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018
Gorgeous work!
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:iconfeanorkelsick:
FeanorKelsick Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018
Oh you delivered alright sir. Holy smoke let me bask in the bacon for a while
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:iconcajobif:
cajobif Featured By Owner Edited Mar 11, 2018
.... *sigh*

Wow. Seriously. Wow. This looks outstanding
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:iconbiblecat:
biblecat Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
this is great, not much to critique because it all looks good. i dont understand the function of the use of yellow in the eyes though thats all i can see that would seem to be a flaw. i love this peice great job.
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:iconrivalcat:
rivalcat Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018
May I please post this to my Sunset Shimmer tumblr page with credit and source?
svnsetshimmer.tumblr.com/
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EqDBot Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018
This Deviation was featured in the following Equestria Daily Post www.equestriadaily.com/2018/03… Thank you for providing pony material for all of us to enjoy :)
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:iconpucksterv:
PucksterV Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She turned out amazing <3
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:iconneruth:
neruth Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
The quality of this is undeniable. If someone says else just because is a pony it doesnt have a brain. has a dick inside the skull
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:iconfal-lan-storm:
FaL-LaN-Storm Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018
AWESOME! :3
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:iconbbasco2:
bbasco2 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018
I love the details in her eyes
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:iconrenarde-louve:
Renarde-Louve Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018
Looking amazing!!
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:icondylancart:
DylanCArt Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018  Student General Artist
Nice art work you did.
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:iconcoldtrail:
Coldtrail Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful artwork! Great job!
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:iconbaconflower28:
BaconFlower28 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018  Student Digital Artist
OH.MY.FLIPPING.GOD thisissoamazinghowdidyoudothiswowienoticemesenpai
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:icontwilightismagic:
TwilightIsMagic Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018  Student General Artist
Yay, Sunshim by you. A good day, this.
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:iconeverlastingjoy:
EverlastingJoy Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
She looks like she is having a creative block, like she's laying on a canvas wondering what to come up with next to paint.
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:iconjoakaha:
Joakaha Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet! :)
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:iconthomaszoey3000:
ThomasZoey3000 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome little picture, Sunny looks great. :)
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:iconperuserofpieces:
Peruserofpieces Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
You wanted something different, and you succeeded in the best possible way.  This is one of my favorite pieces from you.  :-)
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:icongoatkiie:
goatkiie Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018
this is beyond gorgeous omg
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:iconfritofredrik:
FritoFredrik Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work on this :D
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:iconvest:
vest Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018
Absolutely beautiful man. Awesome stuff!
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:icona3kitsune:
A3Kitsune Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018
        Chibi Sunset Shimmer Icon 
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