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Ruler of the Sands by VanillaGhosties Ruler of the Sands by VanillaGhosties
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catname Featured By Owner May 28, 2018
Awesome!!! 0w0~
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VanillaGhosties Featured By Owner May 30, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! OwO
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catname Featured By Owner May 30, 2018
You're Welcome!! 0w0~
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JungleDyret-2000 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018
GREAT!!! ^^
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VanillaGhosties Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Huffy26 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2018
Could it be? Is that you, Somnamburectangular? The rectangular pony of legend! The most rectangular pillar of Old Equestria?! I mean, I knew she was rectangular, but I didn't think that she'd be this rectangular! D=

Great job, Vanilla! You're off to a very rectangularly start this year! =P I wish I could offer some constructive criticism regarding rectangles admittedly, but I fear that my eyes are not experienced enough yet to offer something of use to you in that regard. D=

Oh, but I guess I should also talk about something else beside rectangles huh? All right, all right. I understand. >.>

Just look at the way her wings work with the doorway and the pillars! And the ground with the shifting of the sand! They all point to  Somnamburectangular as the focus! I'm really liking how this picture "flows" you could say. ^^ 

Though, I do feel that you might have drawn that golden ring around her body a bit too big since it seems to have a loose fit.  

But even so, you got the Egyptian look down very precisely! That pose and that stare of her seemed like something you would find in an Egyptian book (Except it probably won't be as detailed and colourful). In any case, this is top notch work as always, Vanilla! ... And I know I said this already, but I do think this is a really rectangular drawing. =D
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VanillaGhosties Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is! Making an appearance for the first time in many centuries- what a time to be alive~
And despite all this rectangle talk, I still don’t think I fully understand what it really means- at this point it’s just open to interpretation for me =P

Thank you for the feedback! I don’t usually do ponies in these very spacious environments, so I’m glad that this worked out.
Ah, but what if the golden ring is used for hoola-hooping? 8^)
Thanks again for all the commentary~
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Huffy26 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2018
What?! A Hoola-hooping Somnamburectangular?! Why that is... is making a lot more sense than it should actually. Somnamburectangular is suppose to be Pinkie Pie's counterpart in Old Equestria after all so of course she's ready to do some hoola-hooping at a moment notice. @_@

Ah, but still, perhaps a bit of an elaboration is in order. =P What do I mean when I say that someone or something is rectangular? True, there are times that I might be referring to the literal, physical form of a rectangle when I say that they are rectangular, but more often than not, I am referring to the person or object as being rectangular in spirit! Even if someone or something lacks the physical form of a rectangle, they can still be very, very rectangular in spirit. 

In spirit, a rectangle can represent many characteristics and traits. For starter, you could compare a rectangle to a square to get a better sense of its spirit. A rectangle is like a square... yet oh so different. Unlike a square, a rectangle doesn't have the same length on all 4 sizes. At first you could say that the square is more balance in that regard, but that might not be so desirable. Take for example, even in my own room, I am surrounded by rectangles no matter where I look. Yet, squares seem to be more difficult to come by. They're more uncommon you could say. But then, why are rectangles more commonplace? Could it be that, despite the rectangles having unequal height and width, it has a more practical application? Surely, rectangle can represents consistency and reliability given that many objects use that shape. In this sense, you could say that the rectangle's sense of balance is more practical than the square. One could even go so far as to say that the rectangle has a better and more appropriate sense of balance than the square does. This is not to say that the square is a bad shape by any mean, but it's just that I do find it to be too, too balance more often than not. 

So, yeah, long story short, when I say that something is rectangular, I could have meant to say that something is consistent, reliable, practical, edgy, has very appropriate or well thought-out balance, has excellent structure, and/or has other positive characteristics depending on the context. 

.... Um. But you probably shouldn't be taking all of the above too seriously though since I just made it all up on the spot, Vanilla. >.>
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VanillaGhosties Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah okay, thank you for the detailed (on the spot) explanation- I can feel myself becoming spiritually merged with the essence of the rectangle and I believe that I’ve achieved a certain stage of enlightenment.
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Huffy26 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018
... I have a feeling that this year has just gotten a lot more rectangular for both you and me. >.> On the bright side, I heard that being rectangular can make you magnetic to a wide variety of people, so that could work out in your favour! Though, there is a bit of a side effect in that you'll be edgier than you usual are, but I'm sure it's nothing to worry about. =P

In all seriousness however, it seems that people in general will associate different characteristics with different shapes. At least, according to this video by Sycra:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwmcJY…

I just think it's pretty interesting to keep the shape in mind when designing a character. Come to think of it, this could also be why the mares in FIM have a more rounded nose in comparison to the stallions having a more rectangular nose.
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VanillaGhosties Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah definitely! I know a little bit about how shapes affect the look/feel of a character from studying humans- y'know, the whole box-y men and more curved/smoother women sort of thing, which I guess Sycra kinda referred to in this video.
Yep! Mares have smoother muzzles, while stallions have more rectangl-y ones. Definitely done intentionally keeping shapes in mind~
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Yassir-AraCat Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Possibly my favorite of the new characters :) excellent work!! :D
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VanillaGhosties Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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Yassir-AraCat Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're most welcome!
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LuxiWind Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is freaking badass
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VanillaGhosties Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, thanks!
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Mecha-Dragon101 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018
YES VANILLAGHOSTIES, KEEP THE FAN ART OF THIS AWESOME PONY ALIVE ^__^
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VanillaGhosties Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, glad you like it! ^^
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SuperCr4sh Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018
Looks awesome
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VanillaGhosties Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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templar127 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018
Really beautiful!
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VanillaGhosties Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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templar127 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018
ur welcome!
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cajobif Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2018
Wonderful work
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VanillaGhosties Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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cajobif Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018
My pleasure. Some like to play in the sand
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Mutio86 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 6, 2018
Sombanumbla.. Isn't it Sonambula?^^'
Anyways, great art! <3
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VanillaGhosties Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Somnaubanala 8^)
Thank you! <3
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Mutio86 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018
I got it wrong too, it's "Somnambula" and..
are you messing with me?^^' xP
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VanillaGhosties Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maybe a little bit =P
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Mutio86 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018
Youuu - if you are at BronyCon I shall visit you and call Celestial wrath upon you! :P
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VanillaGhosties Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pinkie Pie (Me why me) plzUh oh, I'll watch my back.
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Mutio86 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018
Owww you better should hehe:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tpvs0…
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LolliponyBrony Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow this is gorgeous! Everything from the perspective to the overhead lighting. I must learn the ways! also, I've noticed there's more vibrancy and saturation in your recent works, which is a great thing! I still struggle with colour pallates xD such a masterful piece that really deserves more attention (:
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VanillaGhosties Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw, thank you, I appreciate the feedback! I struggle with various parts of coloring as well- they're tricky but they work wonders :^)
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LolliponyBrony Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Anytime (: Perhaps the biggest struggle for me would be knowing what colours to choose from a pallet of millions of colours!
It's just one of those things you don't deal with when doing traditional ^^; You certainly got it down, though!
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Renginer Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2018
Ah yes. That's a very nice looking Sombanudla. Beautiful work! :D
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VanillaGhosties Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you like my Sombraonlda! :)
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Laszl Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2018  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Gorgeous.
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VanillaGhosties Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Laszl Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018  Hobbyist Interface Designer
You're welcome!
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Jatheus Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2018
Beautiful! :thumbsup: :D
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VanillaGhosties Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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BellHeLLeR Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Супер :33
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VanillaGhosties Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Спасибо :)
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Kenisu-of-Dragons Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
She's got to be my favorite looking of the pillars. 
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GUILLE832 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2018
-Princess Luna 6SAAAAAAAAAAAAAND 
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Renginer Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2018
DAMMIT! You beat me to it! XD
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