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Fabulous Family Portrait by WhiteDiamondsLtd Fabulous Family Portrait by WhiteDiamondsLtd
Ahaha. After Sisterhooves Social aired, this was literally the only thing I could think of drawing. What I can only imagine Rarity's family portrait might look like, if indeed her parents could even succeed in wrangling the poor flustered thing in front of the camera for such a purpose to begin with...

Also, as I'm sure that at least one person will bring it up I'm well aware that many in the fandom assert that Rarity's father must (or should) be an earth pony, but considering he was wearing a considerably large hat in the episode I think it's pretty much impossible to say for certain. In any case it was my preference to draw him as a unicorn, but by all means if people prefer to believe the alternative let them feel free.

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nataylor7 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Student General Artist
i didnt draw it agian my mother did and im still sorry
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nataylor7 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Student General Artist
and my mother drew this, she's 30, i lied about the note i sent you mzza-art, i looked at this for inpirastion and copied, i forgot to ask, beacuse i was excited , i will credit you, im sorry for not asking , i hope you can forgive me, i did'nt steal, i forgot to ask and credit you, i am sorry for who's feelings i hurt, next time if i draw something like this, i will credit and ask the owner, im truly sorry, and even if i copied your picture, i will make it as if you drew it, thank you for understanding Diamonds and mzza-art.Sad dummy Sad Angel 
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mzza-art Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Student Artisan Crafter
art thief alert! Rarity and her family by nataylor7
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RANDOMPERSON246 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
This is just too adorable! 
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selvokaz Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
Such humble beginnings for the Element of Fabulousness. 
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GJTProductions Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
One of the guidebooks established the dad is indeed a unicorn, and looks a little different than you have him here. derpibooru.org/340934

That said, this is a nice idea of the kind of family picture you would find hanging up on the wall or put in a wallet (assuming ponies even carry wallets at all :P). However much Rarity may want to distance herself from her lower-class parentage, I'm sure said parents would still be darn proud one of their fillies has helped save Equestria on multiple occasions and is able to regularly interact with the Canterlot royalty and other famous ponies.
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MLPegasis4898 Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Rarity's expression! Haha! :lol: :lol: :lol:
Come on, Rarity, it's just a family photo! :meow:
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fearieoflove Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I am in awe!! what exceptional work! And the expressions are perfect
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Tinyweasels Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
I'm inclined to believe Rarity is adopted and Sweetie is their biological child and that difference was the root of Rarity's initial hostility to Sweetie Belle until they finally truly became sisters at heart.
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shiita64 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
Ah~ this picture is fantastic!
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Winxzafir Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice
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DreamTheBunny Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awwww~~~! They're all so cute~!
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Sockmonkey25 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
Cute! I always theorized that her father was an earth pony, though. Still an awesome picture and I love the faces!
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Anon371 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
I like Sweetie Belle's cute grin :meow:
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SilverSpark12 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
If cadence and shining armor had a daughter she would be an allicorn, if the offspring was a male it would take after the father so unicorn in this case
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Delilahthevamp-wolf Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
nice acuard family
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atryl Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Holy crap I just came across this and I made something really similar, now I feel like I copied it thru the nether or something :)

Cute :)
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HectorRios Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! This is definately one of my favorite fan arts yet! I dont think i'll ever get over this pic!
Its truly amazing!!! Love it!
:D :D :D
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TomFraggle Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
This looks really great! Thanks for sharing! :+fav:
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thesillypony Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
I think they gave him that hat because they wanted him to be an earth pony, but they had to stay simple and have them have same-tribe parents for the kids watching.
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SergioSource Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
"same-tribe parents for the kids"
Why would showing him like this be bad for the kids????
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thesillypony Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
It wouldn't be bad, but it would be more simple. To cause less confusion for younger kids. I don't agree with it but I think that's the creators' thought processes.
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SergioSource Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it's far better for a kid to be confused about it and have their parents explain than them pointing it out to an actual family outside, would cause an awkward situation
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john123253 Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
It's really wonderful~
Rarity's family is good.
Yet especially Rarity's expression impresses me a lot.
I can almost know how she feel then, it's a bit complex.
For me,you make a great effort. really really~
I love your style still~:D
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demonjack123 Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
wAIT THERES A PICTURE OF THE FATHER?
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AmethystPhotographer Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
There's an entire episode with her parents when they briefly visit.
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demonjack123 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
...but we never see them right?
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harwicks-art Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hmmm? No... We see them. They both have speaking roles.
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demonjack123 Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
is not amused
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AmethystPhotographer Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
hmmmmm...good point
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demonjack123 Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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Emaldon7 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
After that ep I disagree that Rarity would be so apprehensive into taking a family portrait. Good work though.
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nikkichic109 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
lol I can totally relate to Rarity in this. :giggle: I HATED being in front of a camera when I was little... which is weird, because I'm a complete camera whore now :XD:
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teh-j0ey Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
So some folks believe Magnum is an Earth Pony because in all the shots he's in he's wearing a hat that obscures his horn.

But wait, a discussion like that reminds me of the Cake Twins, a Unicorn and a Pegasus while the parents are Earth Ponies. Which leads me to another thought. If Shining Armor is a Unicorn and Cadance is an Alicorn, what would their kid be? Would it...be...a......

Argh, my head! Pony genetics, they hurt! THEY HURT! :iconwhyplz:
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spyrofan923 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
I like how you made Rarity and her mom have almost the same expression. really cute.
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SirJames314 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
What a gloriously appropriate family shot! There definitely needs to be more of this clan's shenanigans next season.

Perfectly captures them all--Fabulous work. :love:
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oOChocolateOo Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is pretty much me and my family 8D Rarity has my cringe, Sweetie has my little sister's excitement, and my dad always puts his hand on my shoulder for pictures and I make a face as he does. xP

I love their expressions and I think this is exactly how their picture would turn out xD
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Yupasama Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
still one of my favorite Rarity and Sweetie belle fanart. Mainly because of the technical quality of the drawing and how there are like normal living people with personalities and quirks. I love their expression and Rarity's embarrassment.
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
Oh this really is such a wonderful comment, thank you so very much! Certainly, a lot of the time when I sit down to draw a fanart, I really try to imagine the characters as real "people" with personalities and distinguishing characteristics all their own, and I enjoy trying to imagine how they would react in any given situation. Which is why I do so many portrait works and have so little interest in drawing backgrounds, I think. Anyway I really am glad to hear that you enjoyed this, and once again the compliments are appreciated. :heart:
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AgentTasmania Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Rare's father (Magnum, according to the iOS game) may or may not be a unicorn, but I see it as more likely.
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
I suppose either case is just as likely, really, seeing as how he's been shown with a hat in every scene he's been in, but I guess I just don't see any reason for him to be an earth pony, despite the fact that some people feel his larger size and football cutie mark must somehow designate him as one. It's pony-race stereotyping, I'm telling you. =p
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Pia-sama Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i think Rare's father is an earth pony, btu i still like this : D SHS is one of my top favourite episodes, and i hope to see more Rare SB centered chapters in the future...
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
Another late reply from me I'm afraid (honestly, I have to wonder how I end up missing so many of these), but I'm so happy to hear that you like the picture, thank you very much dear! I loved "Sisterhooves Social" as well, and Rarity and Sweetie Belle truly do have a very fun and amusing (as well as occasionally adorable) relationship with one another, so I hope we get to see more of the two of them together in the future, too!
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pinkertonfloyd Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
Anyone else feel like an "all in the family," sitcom could work with this? You know, Spike as Meathead, Rarity as Gloria, Rarity's Mom as Edith and Rarity's Father as good old Archie Bunker? It would be AH-MAZ-ING!
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
While I can't say that this is any idea that ever would have occurred to me, with the way this fandom works I am almost surprised such a thing hasn't been done already, honestly.
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emmanueljmoreno Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I believe they should be called the Shine family, as in Rarity Shine?
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
Hm, I can't say that I've ever devoted much thought to the matter of Rarity's last name, but I suppose that could work just as well as anything. No doubt Rarity would be all for it, in any case.
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EscapeDeath Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
Ok. has anyone else noticed that Rarity's mother looks like Sparkler AKA Amethyst Star?
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
Despite the fact that I was a pony fan back during Generation 1, I can't say that ever really occurred to me, no! But I suppose there is a certain resemblance now that you mention it.
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EscapeDeath Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Ya.I had just noticed it myself. I know that they reuse designs and color schemes in a lot of their background ponies, so I guess it isn't that odd.
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