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Commission: Soviet Rarity by WhiteDiamondsLtd Commission: Soviet Rarity by WhiteDiamondsLtd
Finally, nearly a month after I actually finished work on the original version of this piece (as you see it here) and several months after starting talks with my client ~KerenskyLI planning it out, I am able to post this at last. This piece took me quite outside my comfort zone as I still don't consider myself especially proficient with drawing/painting complicated inorganic objects (which I suppose a Russian KV-85 tank would certainly qualify as) but in the end I'm relatively happy with it, and am relieved to be able to post it at last.

In my own opinion, this picture is quite reminiscent of my Steampunk Rarity artwork in many ways, but this is essentially exactly what my client asked for and he was happy with it, which is the most important thing of course! And I did have quite a lot of fun working on it, which is always a nice thing.

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:icondankthewolfhog:
DankTheWolfHog Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New member
wait a KV-1? i think ponyville is safe from now on.XD
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:iconeboy4190:
Eboy4190 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
I can totally see Rarity being Russian
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:iconkentpony34:
Kentpony34 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014
Is that a KV-1S Tank?
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:iconcanelamoon:
CanelaMoon Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's amazing:-o (Eek) 
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:iconzombiefx:
ZombieFX Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014
love rarity
playing wot+wt

goal!
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:iconfacelesssoles:
FacelessSoles Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Where's the german soldier version? :iconohjewplz:
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:iconwhitediamondsltd:
WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
The commissioner didn't ask for one of those!
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:iconnachtana:
Nachtana Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Rarity in a Zobel with a expensive brooch. That suits her. And you did a awesome job in shadowing her and the rest of the picture. About the Tank is not much i can say. I love drawing tech designs, even that will take a lot of time. And this one is done well. All i miss is the typical lettering and a painted flag on the tower.
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:iconmlpegasis4898:
MLPegasis4898 Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wooow... this looks just... wow...!!! :omg: :omfg: :wow: :O
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:iconschmittlenin:
SchmittLenin Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
I don't think that there would be any unicorn or pegasus in a Hooviet State (Question of equality, you know, with the power that comes with it...); Rarity should have her horn removed or something...
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:iconyoloswaggin:
Yoloswaggin Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
Man that's a really nice work :D P.S for thoose who don't that tank behind her is IS 2
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:iconridingengenere:
RidingEngenere Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
you obviously know that much on how the IS and IS2 look, that is actualy a KV1-S with 85mm gun
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:iconroyaltyrarity:
RoyaltyRarity Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Student Artist
Oh Darling this is beautiful~<3 Genius~<3
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:iconwhitediamondsltd:
WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you dear! I'm glad you like.
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knightr33 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
This reminds me of a poem that many Russian troops held close to their heart......

"Wait for me, and i return only wait very hard.Wait as you are filled with sorrow as you watch the yellow rain.
Wait when the winds sweep the snow drifts. Wait in the sweltering heat.
Wait when others have stopped waiting,forgetting their yesterdays. Wait even when from afar no letters come to you.
Wait even when others are tired of waiting. Wait even when my mother and son think i am no more.
And when friends sit around the fire drinking to my memory, wait and do not hurry to drink to my memory too wait, for i'll return defying every dead. And let those who did not wait say that i was lucky.
They never will understand that in the midst of death, you with your waiting saved me.Only you and i will now how i survived.
Its because you waited as no one else did..."

I heard this in a documentary and i just had to write it down hmm i guess somehow this wonderful piece of art brought this up even though no violence is in this very impressive indeed :)
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Snowdrop1985 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Normally I don't like weapon or war machine pictures. ;)
But you made such an epic picture with this topic and Rarity, that I have to :heart: it.
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:iconfluffythehedgehog12:
fluffythehedgehog12 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am in love with this pic. I can really see the work you put into it, and the details look like pure perfection. :)
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:iconnatalianaa:
Natalianaa Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
OMG! Clap Spin, Slide and Bump 
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:iconmarblemagic:
Marblemagic Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
i just bought a T34. i'l givr you a piv when im finished
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:icontornado1555:
Tornado1555 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
Also epic artwork! That KV-85 looks absolutely stunning. Now, if it were a Panzer VI...
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:icontornado1555:
Tornado1555 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
'The gasoline fires in that KV-85 are so DREADFUL!'
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:iconmlpinkiepieworld9:
mlpinkiepieworld9 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
FALLOW THESE STEPS 1. COVER YOUR MOUTH WITH YOUR HAND 2. WHISPER A WISH IN YOUR HAND 3.POST THIS ON TEN OTHER GAMES 4. LOOK AT YOUR HAND
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:iconkninjasticks:
Kninjasticks Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So THIS is the one I keep seeing all over EQD...
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:iconhectorrios:
HectorRios Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll gladly defect to Communism for Rarity :D
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:icontomfraggle:
TomFraggle Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
This looks really great! Thanks for sharing! :)
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:iconthesillypony:
thesillypony Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
In Russia, you are fainting couch.

Yeah, that was the best i could come up with. forgive me, Internets.
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:iconmaximilian-mcmonkey:
Maximilian-McMonkey Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013   General Artist
It's a strange combination but it works surprisingly well. O.O Cool.
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:iconbludraconoid:
BluDraconoid Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:iconmegustaplz:
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:iconipostrandom:
iPostRandom Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
y ish my little pony so popular??? ANYONE?
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:iconwhitediamondsltd:
WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
Honestly, I'd love to know the answer to this question myself, as would countless toy and entertainment companies, I can only imagine. I know for me the greatest appeal, and the reason I became a fan of the show to begin with are the very well-rounded and dynamic characters, but of course I can't speak for everyone, and even still it is pretty strange how the series has gotten to be so popular, no matter how well done it may be.
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iPostRandom Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But Seriously, HOW R U THAT GOOD AT ART- I Tried 2 Draw Like Chu xD
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:iconblokrokker:
blokrokker Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
I'm always surprised at how VERSATILE Rarity is. Surprisingly, much more so than the other of the Mane 6, except perhaps Twilight, imo.
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
I am definitely inclined to agree with you, or at least insofar as Rarity's versatility goes (otherwise, I think Pinkie may arguably be the most versatile, though perhaps in a different sense). Rarity's versatility is one of the reasons that I love her so much, or at least love drawing her, because she translates beautifully into a variety of different styles, situations, interpretations and so on... there's very little she seems unable to do (and, of course, she generally looks good doing it). Again, it is certainly a big part of her appeal for me. :)
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guilmon182 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
In Soviet Russia... dresses wear you?
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:iconwhitediamondsltd:
WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
And Rarity spends her casual free time drawing fanart of me, I suppose. ^_~
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:iconnikkichic109:
nikkichic109 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*insert generic Soviet Russia joke here*
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:icon12344444444:
12344444444 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
And military power of the union will spread until it will reach an empire stage!!
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:iconwhitediamondsltd:
WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
I imagine we'll be seeing more ponies drawn in ushanka hats if that is the case.
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12344444444 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
The Soviet Union will reunite when the NWO orgenazation will be officially declared by UN and US
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:iconikanasenshi:
IkanaSenshi Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks more like an IS-1.
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:iconwhitediamondsltd:
WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
I am the first person to admit that I know almost nothing about tanks, but in this instance my client (who is rather particular) specifically requested a KV-85 for this image, and he was very satisfied with the end result so that was good enough for me!
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IkanaSenshi Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
All that matters
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:iconikanasenshi:
IkanaSenshi Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just barely.
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:iconpi-rex:
Pi-Rex Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Still a tank, though. That's a matter handled. :)
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:iconikanasenshi:
IkanaSenshi Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Blasphemer.
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:iconpi-rex:
Pi-Rex Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Tanks! :D

Also, I like Russians.
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:iconwhitediamondsltd:
WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
Despite the fact that I know almost nothing about tanks, and admittedly do not have much interest in them I have to say that they are quite nifty-looking. And yes, every person from Russia I've personally met to date have been quite lovely, it's true.
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ReignXCrimson Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
This has made my day awesome
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:iconwhitediamondsltd:
WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
Now that is a fantastic compliment, I am so happy to hear it! Thank you very much!
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Trollingandco Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
That's uncomprehendingly awesome.
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