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Fanart - MLP. Rarity's Anguish

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I think I am going to do this as often as I can. I have found myself in a bizarre art drive lately, and ever since I stepped into the My Little Pony fandom I have yet to suffer an art block, so I will keep riding the wave while it lasts. Besides, it's fun and it makes me way happier than playing videogames, as well as making me feel busy and productive. Also, doing quick sketches like these ones, with minimalistic color and a lot of black and white contrast, is something I really enjoy. It's very clean also, being this a digital format. If I tried doing this on a sketchbook I would smudge everything with grafite.

So yes, expect more to come. A lot more. My poor tablet is groaning in pain, but I don't care.

In today's picture, we have Rarity, haunted by her own demons. When the random number generator pointed me to her name I threw a hand to my mouth and chuckled guiltily. It's the kind of laugh you make when they tell you a joke that is two notches too wrong to be funny, but you laugh at it anyways. I knew I was going to get mean on her, and I think I kind of did.

This is a personal fear of mine, this one I put Rarity into. The fear of failure, followed by oblivion. Sometimes we are scared of what is inside us, our insecurities and lack of confidence. We are afraid of vanishing and leaving no trace at the end of our lives. We want to leave an impact in the world, since that's the only way we can achieve inmortality. Rarity, like any artist, wants to leave her mark in the world. She wants to be noticed, and she wants ponies to love and admire her craft. So, when she fails to do so, I bet she goes to a dark place, with one lonely mirror, from which a green eyed monster stares at her for hours. I feel for her. I've been there more often than not.

Art by James Corck
Rarity comes from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and belongs to Hasbro.
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Sukeruton53's avatar
Why is her horn on her left eye
jamescorck's avatar
Shrug I dunno. I drew this like three years ago, I didn't give two figs about accuracy back then. Things are different now, though. People change, you know?
Sukeruton53's avatar
Nice and friendly response. Icon Pacifica - Gravity Fall 
jamescorck's avatar
If you can't handle the heat, get out of the kitchen.
Sukeruton53's avatar
All I was saying is you need a better attitude.The End 
jamescorck's avatar
I was told the same thing three years ago. The person who did is now unemployed and quit producing content. I'm still here. I think I like my attitude.
Sukeruton53's avatar
Well if it makes you happy then continue bew you!! :)
jamescorck's avatar
You really don't get it.
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Kuya64's avatar
May I use this art for a story I'm writing? It would suit it well. 

If permission is granted, I may ask to go a bit further and request that you allow me to slightly alter the image with a title. All credit will be given to you, and thank you very much for your consideration. 
jamescorck's avatar
Sure, feel free to do so.

Also, don't worry if you want to add a title, it's perfectly fine. Just make sure to link the picture to my gallery so your readers know where it comes from :D
Kuya64's avatar
Thanks again, and will do =]
WarriorsBrony's avatar
rarity, I feel your painSad Hug Extended 
Jayden777's avatar
This is the best fic ever
In-the-light-of-dawn's avatar
www.fimfiction.net/story/59834… I used this fan art for one of my fanfictions :) I dunno if you can read it yet (it's still waiting for approval) but I credited you and errythang :D
jamescorck's avatar
Cool beans!

Thanks for the feature, I'm glad you liked the picture enough to be the cover of your fanfic :D
GatoPaint's avatar
hey can i use this like a artwork of one of my songs? 


-GatoPaint
jamescorck's avatar
Sure man, go for it.

Make sure you credit me, so people know who drew it ;)
smithpat989's avatar
Another great image, I love it. I could see this happening to Rarity. Awesome job dude!
KaidanDelRose's avatar
Great drawing, I enjoy dark themes and I could only imagine what would be going through her mind at a time like this.
GiromCalica's avatar
looks like she has a cold.
jamescorck's avatar
Well, when you are upset you are more susceptible to get ill.
GiromCalica's avatar
Mostly because I see the tears dripping from her nose.
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