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Commission: Steampunk Rarity by WhiteDiamondsLtd Commission: Steampunk Rarity by WhiteDiamondsLtd
Well, several of you have been asking about her, and so it's with pleasure that I'm finally able to get her up here. Steampunk Rarity in all of her dreary Victorian glory!

This commission was done for the very tasteful ~Forderz, who came to me wanting a scene of wet-haired, steampunk Rarity out and about in the elements, and looking appropriately disgruntled for this fact. The picture was influenced to a certain extent by Forderz's fondness of this fabulous composition, "Rarity IS Industry", which very much helped to inspire me in creating a proper mood for the piece.

Also, even though I knew that the manestyle at least would not be used I created a page of concept art for the piece, to ensure a better grasp on the outfit that I designed for Rarity. All in all, despite the many challenges I have to say I enjoyed working on this project immensely!




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:iconzombiefx:
ZombieFX Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014
reminds me on dr who
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CaptSteamClank Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014
Now THAT'S fashion. :D
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firedart1 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
Beautiful.
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:iconwhitediamondsltd:
WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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TheFieryHawk Featured By Owner Edited Jul 1, 2014  Student Artist
I hate to say this because I'm no longer a brony because I see them being insulted or bullied by non bronies however I do hate rarity because she's annoying than twilight and some episodes involving her mostly shows her being a brat (its just my opinion just don't judge) :P
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
Well everyone is entitled to their own opinions of course, and I certainly do not take personal offense. Rarity is a complex, multi-facteted character who absolutely does have definite flaws in addition to her many character assets. Which is one of the reasons that I personally love her as I do. Her element is Generosity, yet we have seen her battle with her own selfish desires... the fact that she can be self-centered does not really make her a bad character when you consider the fact that she has always done the right, generous thing in the end... it simply makes her more real because she has to battle satisfying her own desires with doing what she knows is the right thing as we all must do. Likewise her obsession with always making good appearances likely stems from a certain deep-seated insecurity or desire to be approved of, similar to how Rainbow Dash covers up her own insecurity with bravado. At the end of the day though, Rarity truly does have a warm heart and an honest desire to help those she cares about (proven many, many times over in the series), and really does delight in making the world a better and more beautiful place to the best of her ability, in spite of her shortcomings. So for these reasons I love her.

That is only my own opinion though. And apologies for the belated response!
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gimaiye Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
Sweat Rarity and steam punk combination
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MLPegasis4898 Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She looks pretty good in a steampunk outfit!!! :O :O :O
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TheGamerXU Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
I suck at judging fashion, but this definitely looks charming!
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Slasher0001 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
She's pretty :D
Awesome job on this! :iconrarityclapplz:
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:iconwhitediamondsltd:
WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much, I appreciate the compliments! :heart:
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kitty12000 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
AMAZING <3
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ClapperCreations Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Very nice!
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:iconpexxastar:
Pexxastar Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
WOW !
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DracoDei Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
She doesn't seem very gadgetted out... then again, she probably has at least three concealed weapons designed into her outfit.
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Beatothegolden08 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
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YOU.
ARE.
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TomFraggle Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
Looks great! Love the detail! :+fav:
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NinjaFluttershy Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Ooh, very nice~ She looks amazing in those clothes. Great detail on the attire, mane, and background!
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Maximilian-McMonkey Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013   General Artist
Very nice. Rarity goes rather well with steam-punk attire. :D
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Zellcius Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
Wow that's amazing! :D
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:iconwhitediamondsltd:
WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much, I appreciate it!
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Zellcius Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
You're welcome! ^^
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ClexYoshi Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
increasingly amusing ways to draw Rarity! my Jelly levels are rising!

Beyond the work with the subject though [which is awesome on multiple tiers for being steampunk, wet mane, Rarity, and the involvement of monocles and really well done wrinkled cloth], I would like to gush over the background work and how I love it since I usually get REALLY lazy with backgrounds.

Seeing Ponyville in overcast is already something I love [it's part of the reason I like Magic Duel as much as I do], but you also made it look so smooth, so... right! everything from the soggy cobblestones to the subtle fuzziness of the rooftops to the shadows the rooftops cast to the ever faint smokestacks that can be seen off in the distance. this pic OOZES beauty through every painted pixel. <3

... gushing over.
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is such a fabulous gushing comment, and I can't tell you how much I appreciate all of the generous feedback, thank you so very much! While credit for this idea itself must go to my client ~Forderz of course, since this was a commission, there were still quite a lot of the actual details left up to me (including the costume design) and so truly, the compliments mean a lot. Especially those regarding the background, because unlike many artists it seems such things do not come very easy or natural for me, and if you have really looked at most of my other fanarts you can see that I seldom bother with backgrounds at all as a result. So in any case yes, it really means a lot, and I thank you again... I'm sorry that it took me so long to get back to this message!
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CalicoChris Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013   Digital Artist
Very interesting style here, kind of reminds me of something from Charles Dickens. Possibly a tale of two cities :D
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
My apologies for the late reply, but thank you so very much for the kind comments! Indeed, Charles Dickens' works were a bit of an inspiration to me while I was working on this piece, so you really are quite on the mark!
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plushbrony101 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
cool can you make more steampunky pony?
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
I may eventually make another steampunk-styled pony-picture, but I don't really have any plans to do so at this time. This piece was a commission which means I was paid to create it, but if I had not been I really can't say if I ever would have tackled the idea on my own.
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Ravenvampir Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Cool Picture
Reminds me of Dishonored
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you for the comment. I'm not sure what that is, actually, but whatever the case may be I'm glad you like the picture!
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Ravenvampir Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Its a Stealth/Action videogame in a Victroian Steampunk Setting
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Ah, I see. I'm afraid, for better or for worse I don't play video games and so am not very familiar with many or any of them, but going by that description I can certainly see why this might remind you of it, then!
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Kitsune-Queen Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi there! I'm sorry to have to message you like this, the note won't work for me at all. :(
I was wondering if I could use this image to make a playmat for my boyfriend. He plays pokemon and magic and absolutely loves this image. I just wanted to ask you and double check if it was ok with you if I did this for him. I will also contact Forderz and ask their permission, since they were the one to commission it.
Thanks so much and I love your work!
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
Well hello there, and regarding the note matter don't even worry about it, it's not a big deal! In answer to your question I wouldn't have a problem with such a thing, provided you would only be making something for strictly personal use, and if you would also be willing to ask Forderz for his permission as stated that would be wonderful since technically this image is his property now. Thank you very much for being considerate enough to ask for permission (and for the kind compliments as well), I very much appreciate it!
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emmanueljmoreno Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, the steampunk.
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yes indeed! It's not as overtly steampunk in the details as it could have been, maybe, but nevertheless I had a lot of fun making it, so I was grateful for the project. :)
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kaeveris Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
Wow, that's incredible :love: The atmosphere is awesome :heart:
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
I am so dreadfully sorry that, due to my scarcely being on deviantART recently it's taken me so long to respond to this message, but nevertheless I sincerely do appreciate it and so wanted to extend my thanks! I'm so happy to hear that you like it. <3
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kaeveris Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Hehe, your comment is just so awesome :D I just wanted to share how much I liked this pic and I really can't wait to see more of your great work soon :heart:
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much again! <3
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Aerodil Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Rarity's hat and dress are amazing! I love them :3
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much for that, that's a fabulous compliment. I had a great deal of fun designing Rarity's outfit for this project, so it's wonderful that people like it!
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Aerodil Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
You're welcome. And her dress is quite beautiful, not to mention it fits her personality quite well.
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you again!
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Aerodil Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
You're welcome, again :D
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somekindahatebreeder Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist
epicly awesomly epic
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you so very much! :heart:
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I-Wuv-Ponies Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
So amazingly gorgeous, this is probably my favorite pony pic of all time! <3
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
Oh, that is such an incredibly kind compliment to me, thank you very much! :thanks: It means a great deal to me that you enjoy my work.
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Phenometron Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
You treat Rarity with plenty of respect.
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