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Commission: 30s Rarity by WhiteDiamondsLtd Commission: 30s Rarity by WhiteDiamondsLtd
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.

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:iconprincess0kitty:
princess0kitty Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Student Writer
You could not be more right sir!
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imnotgoodatbeingclev Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014
*Miss Jackson by Panic! At the Disco plays in the background*
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imnotgoodatbeingclev Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014
Nah kidding, that's a bit fast paced for by idea of this piece-
good work!
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:icongeckosfancies:
Good call on the pick of era, yes. I love the mood in this picture, I can almost hear the music. The muted color palette and smoky shadows does a lot for it. 
Also I like how it shows a not exactly brooding, but pensive..? side of Rarity.
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DallasBlack Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
You are making me LOVE one of my least favorite ponies with these works.
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:icondeli73123:
deli73123 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Student General Artist
It's amazing how well this fits her xD
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Professional General Artist
This is one of my older works that I've been sorely tempted to revisit with greater care and effort, I must admit. I do sincerely love the idea and feel I could (and perhaps should) do it greater justice. It was quite a bit of fun too, I remember.

Thank you dear!
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deli73123 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Student General Artist
Sounds like a great idea to me! ^^
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:iconwhitediamondsltd:
WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
If I do so, you shall of course see it here!
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:icondeli73123:
deli73123 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Student General Artist
Good to know! ^^
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MLPegasis4898 Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow!!! Looks just gorgeous!!! Looove it!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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:iconwhitediamondsltd:
WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you darling! :iconraritysmilingplz:
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antibug5 Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
I just love the look of the 30's and this makes them even better xD, i would love it when that style would come back in trend, when the Men are wearing suits and hats again and the woman these kind of elegant ''things'' ^^.
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:iconpozolegirl:
pozolegirl Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love the colors!!!!!
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:iconwhitediamondsltd:
WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you so very much!
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:iconeztp:
Eztp Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
First commission! Exciting step to make
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CaptainPrower Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
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The piano bit towards the end of the song is particularly fitting.
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Orbitalbacon357 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've done a pencil version here:[link]
Sony worry I credited you :3
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Orbitalbacon357 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Don't
Why the hell did this stupid IPad say Sony?
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SuperSweetSugar Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
fashion.:icondivaplz:
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:icond3i:
D3i Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
Classy. I really like the natural feel about your style of drawing.
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Orbitalbacon357 Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello WhiteDiamonds
I happen to be a follower of you, but a while ago, before I knew about you I drew this picture in pencil so I could have a way to see it(I saw this picture on FIM Fiction)
And I was hoping that I could have your permission the drawing on my page.
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RuthieTammy Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
iiiiiiiiiiiiii llllllllllllllllllloooooooooooooooovvvvvvvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeeeeee iiiiiiiiiiiiittttttttttttt
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Sabix5 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Supreme
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nikkichic109 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is beautiful. I'm obsessed with 1930's clothes
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Faintpony Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi there,

May I please use this image as the cover image for a Fanfiction I wrote?

If you'd like to read it to make sure your work is being suitably presented, it's only about 800 words long. The link is here:
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I would of course credit you in the description of the piece.

Much love,
Idylia
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Faintpony Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello! It's been a couple days now, and I'm not sure how else to get ahold of you. I'm really sorry if it offends you or anything but I'm going to use this as a cover image for the aforementioned fanfiction. I think it's a beautiful piece of art and I can't think of any other pieces (except more of your own Rarity works) that would better fit the image I am trying to put forth.

If at all this offends you, or goes against your wishes PLEASE respond to this comment or message me and I will remove it at once!

Love your work,
Idylia
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AdrianaWentz26 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hermosa <3
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ClexYoshi Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
This piece has so much of my yes... I... I'm gonna come back to this someday with paragraphs of praise, but it's easily my favorite piece of yours in this gallery.
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Even though this piece is an older, and arguably less-polished work of mine I'm so happy to hear that you get so much enjoyment out of it... thank you very much! Once again I sincerely appreciate your kind support and interest in my work. :aww:
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ClexYoshi Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
... WHY AM I NOT WATCHING YOU YET?!?
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RainBowDashForever3 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Ooooooh this is your first pony commission? Looks great, that's for sure! :)
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:iconwhitediamondsltd:
WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yes, this was my very first fanart commission, and since it was done at a time when I still didn't anticipate that people would have a lot of interest in my work, it was done for relatively little money and sadly, I didn't put as much time into it as I wish today that I would have done. I'm glad to hear that you still like it though, thank you!
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RainBowDashForever3 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
It's incredibly difficult NOT to like your work! :) You're very welcome! ^^
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Scottorego Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Absolutely beautiful.
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:iconwhitediamondsltd:
WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
I sincerely appreciate it, and am so glad you think so. Thank you very much!
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IndigoGiraffe11 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
OHMYGOD you combined two of favourite things! Yay!
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:iconwhitediamondsltd:
WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
Ponies and... vintage fashion, and/or the depression era? In any case I'm simply happy to hear that you have enjoyed it, thank you very much!
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IndigoGiraffe11 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Ponies and vintage fashion, particularly the twenties/thirties. I adore those decades in fashion, and the entertainment.
And thank you for creating this piece - definitely one of my favourites! :)
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Westfallen Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Well, I have no words that can encapsulate how I feel about this picture....I cannot say anything that could be of justice for this. This coming from somebody who has no artistic abilities whatsoever, this is by far THE. BEST. THING.
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
How did I ever miss seeing and responding to such a kind generous comment? I sincerely do apologize for that, but believe me when I say that the words mean a lot. Thank you so much!
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xcesskinavira Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
delicate, dahling
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:iconwhitediamondsltd:
WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
Indeed, a lady always conducts herself with the utmost grace and delicacy! Even when pining moodily.
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:iconxcesskinavira:
xcesskinavira Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Like a sir, er I mean madam.
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:iconwhitediamondsltd:
WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
:iconraritysmileplz: Quite!
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gameboycolor47 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
amazing work!
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:iconwhitediamondsltd:
WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! :thanks:
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gameboycolor47 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
no problem :dummy:
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LitlMomma Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Love the hair do... wonderful work yet again!
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:iconwhitediamondsltd:
WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! Certainly, Rarity is the best pony to work with when it comes to experimenting with outfits and manestyles, but of course, and I definitely relished the opportunity here! Much appreciated. ^_~
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