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Family Snapshots I - Rarity
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Published: August 25, 2018
Finally I can show you all what I've been working on for the last weeks! :D

The end of August 2014 was the time when I got hooked on these colorful little ponies. How this went off is a long story, but after watching my first complete episode I was absolutely 100% in, and those ponies have continued to give me joy ever since.
I wanted to celebrate this in some way, so the idea came up to make some sort of family photo of each of the main ponies, and here we go. There will be one new picture per day over the course of next week, until everypony has got their share!

Rarity's and Sweetie Belle's family takes the start. Of all the Mane 7, their parents are probably the ones we know the least about. I hope this will change before the series concludes, and I hope for some really good stuff... they definitely look as if they could tell some intriguing and fun stories! :)

I was a bit scared about drawing Hondo Flanks and Cookie Crumbles (you have to love those names :D ), because there are just a few references in the show, and thus only a few good vector images around as well. So I drew them myself, with all the reference I could get. Turned out better than I imagined though.
Background looks a bit generic here, but it is in fact the little pier in front of the parents' house. Nod

Credits roll:

Background by the great and powerful BonesWolbach :iconboneswolbach:
Cute looking Rarity by DashieSparkle :icondashiesparkle: with only minor modifications
Just as cute looking Sweetie Belle by me :iconmundschenk85: based on a vector by Lahirien :iconlahirien: for reference
Hondo and Cookie by me :iconmundschenk85: as well

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Rarity’s family is my favorite of the Mane 6.  It is a shame though that they had so little screen time and only one speaking role in “Sisterhooves Social”.  
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Love this family:hug:great job here’s my order of my little pony families 

rainbow dash’s
and pinkie and fluttershy are tied for last
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OptimusV42Hobbyist General Artist
Aww… That's wonderful.
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Really nice. I think you did a good job with Hondo Flanks and Cookie Crumbles. Shame we only got/get small nods to them and don't get to see them that much in previous seasons; here's hoping we get a season 9 episode with them in it.
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Thank you! Yes, I still have my hopes up as well. By now, we've got at least one "parents" episode per season:
Season 5's "Hearthbreakers" for the Pie family.
Season 6's "Flutter Brutter" for Fluttershy's family... well, mostly Zephyr.
Season 7 being very rich with "Parental Glideance" for Dashie, "The Perfect Pear" for AJ and "Once Upon A Zeppelin" for Twilight.
And Season 8 at least brought us Starlight's dad with "The Parent Map". I'd like to see her mum someday as well.

Either the writers don't know what to do with Rarity's parents, or they are just keeping it for S9. ;P
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Thanks Nod 
KAWAT3NGUSANStudent General Artist
I love this famiglia, I still remember when I met them from the episode of the second season,  I don't remember the name but I think it was "Sisterhooves social", in Italian the name was "Sorelle" (Sisters), but in the same time I discovered that Rarity and Sweetie were sisters, because I watched the episodes of the first and the second season in the same days, but I've enjoyed the fandom just in 2017 but I followed the fandom from afar since november of 2012. However, this picture I love it it's lovely, it's a beautiful family, and I always thought that Rarity loves her parents despite their manners and appereances and Sweetie is very important for her.
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I like the relationship between Rarity and Sweetie Belle a lot. Rarity is a role model for Sweetie Belle in some ways, but she also goes her own way. They love each other very much, but give each other the space they need as well (most times). :)
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Nice work!  I love this family theme and I am really looking forward to the Pie Family when you get to them as Cloudy Quartz is my favorite Mane Six mother.  I love how you did Rarity here and also Cookie Crumbles.  I started watching the show in December 2013 and never looked back.  :)  "and those ponies have continued to give me joy ever since"  Same here.  The happiness is immeasurable.  
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Thank you! :happybounce:
The Pie family pic will be released on Monday! And to be honest, it's somewhat of my personal favorite of this series :D
It is incredible how much influence those little horses can have on one's life. They sure have changed mine for the better.
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