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The Art of Distress by WhiteDiamondsLtd The Art of Distress by WhiteDiamondsLtd
Poor Rarity. Even though at first glance, she seems to lead a pretty cushy life I think in actuality her work is far more stressful than many people (and ponies) give her credit for, or at least I know how my life tends to treat me when I'm juggling my "day job", freelance art and sewing side work and multiple artistic projects besides. It's not what I would ever describe as "cushy" or glamorous at all; it's difficult!

A random aside that I think everyone who knows me well is aware of, but I seriously adore Rarity when she's wearing her sewing glasses. I've said it before but honestly, a little dressmaker/couturier cartoon unicorn, toiling away at her tiny sewing machine with her adorable red glasses.... it's just too endearing for words, really. :heart:


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:iconcaballero-nocturno:
caballero-nocturno Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015
Very cool!
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MLPRocks190 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And thats the art of distresssssss
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:icongameguy199:
gameguy199 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Student Writer
"sweetie belle and spike were caught doing what at school!?"
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:iconmlprocks190:
MLPRocks190 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Having.. well.. you know. Ma'm, please let me check your child's room for anything suspicios."

(I cant spell..)

*officer finds sex toy under Sweetie Belle's bed*


"That explains it."
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CinnamonSand Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Ooo, she looks frazzled
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Envirotech Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
"8 more dresses.. I bwah, duh, gah.. bwahaha!!"   0_0   Oh I so love Rarity for how she can become so stressed out, reminds me very much of me when I had really busy days at work.  I think Art of the Dress is my second favourite Rarity episode after Sweet and Elite, it's so hard to choose!! If it weren't for Art of the Dress, we would not have Vinyl Scratch or 20% cooler, so it's another reason it's up high on my favourite episode list.
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StarHeartCustoms Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thats me
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:iconstaticallycharged:
staticallycharged Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very lovely drawing!
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JonesOmega54 Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Student Writer
Well, that's the hard truth of glamour. You have to work hard to live the high-road.
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catluvr2 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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Daniel-SG Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw, she looks so cute. Poor Rarity. Stress is certainly not a pleasant thing (I'm lucky enough that I haven't had to deal with a lot of it, yet. At least, not work related stress with the hassles of day to day living). Nobody said life was easy, right? ^^;

Also love her glasses here. I hope the writers don't forget that she wears them, as I think it looks so adorable when she has them on, I think. :aww:

Awesome job on this, friend. Hope you make some more art of her wearing glasses, sometime! :D
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2SilentMask7 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
Stabbed in butt I guess...

just kidding awesome painting.

I love her messy hair *w*
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thepiplup Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Messy hair.
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:iconawrah:
awrah Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Or managing a bunch of different deadlines with only yourself to rely on. If she didn't try and conduct herself with poise she'd probably lose it and never get anything done.
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cajobif Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
I kept forgetting to put this in my faves.

I like this drawing because of her priceless facial expression.
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Pia-sama Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh you're the one who made this one too!
you know i've used this image in my facebookseveral times as profile pic xDD
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barney-nedward Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Professional Writer
My job is pretty easy, I'm a social critic and satirist, All I need to do is find out where the biggest deposit of stupidity is coming from and make fun of all the idiots.

OCD really does make for enjoyable characters doesn't it?
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emmanueljmoreno Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
If she had failed, then it could have been the worst possible thing!
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:iconwhitediamondsltd:
WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yes, in this case it might just have been... I can easily believe that Rarity would have a very real fear of failure!
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tglooker Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hook and Kinfe
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:iconwhitediamondsltd:
WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
Is that some sort of reference to something? Because either way, I'm afraid I don't quite know what you mean by it!
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tglooker Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Something Broke
The Continuing Tale Of Pinkie Pie and Ponycide
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BlackenedHeartStereo Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
:icondoublefacepalmplz:
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tglooker Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

Don't blame for me for know that exist.

 

Blame man who title it so

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BlackenedHeartStereo Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
OK Bro
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Blaisie Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
its so cute! her glasses are absolutely adorable~
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:iconwhitediamondsltd:
WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
I think they are as well, and it's fabulous that you agree! ^_~ Thank you very much for the comment.
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:iconblaisie:
Blaisie Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i wish mine looked like hers! :XD: and your very welcome!
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
Haha, same here!
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Blaisie Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
everypony wants those glasses
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
I actually do have some which are rather similar, that I wear on occasion, but they're black not red (they are Coach though at least~). Apparently, that makes all the difference. ^_~
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Blaisie Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
close enough! maybe you could paint them?
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Oh, no, I would never dream of painting actual Coach eyeglasses! I'm sure Rarity would consider that a crime against fashion for sure. Perhaps someday when it comes time to get some new ones I can consider a different color, but for now I'm content enough.
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MigBird Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
This is great. It's halfway between a still from a cartoon and a painting; my mind is bending around it. Too charming not to stuff into my favorites. :3
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
I'm so glad you like the picture, and thank you very much for that lovely feedback! Most of my fanart is on the more cartoony side of course, because I can keep it simple that way and just have fun with it, but still I like to make an effort to color with a little more depth when I can. I'm happy you like the result!
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yeahlemons Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Drawing of true emotion. Better than the show. Well done.
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
I'm sorry that it's taken me as long as it has to reply to this, but thank you very much for that kind comment! That really is saying a lot, and I appreciate the sentiments as emotion/expression has always been what I value most in my artworks. Many thanks!
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yeahlemons Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Of Course Darling! Rarity is a fantastic character, of which you seem to master her ABSOLUTE BEAUTY even in your simplest drawings! I hope to become as good of an artist as you some day soon!
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
Oh well that really does mean a great deal, thank you! :thanks: As she is my favorite of course it's especially appreciated, and I wish you the best of luck with your art as well!
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yeahlemons Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Thank you dear! I hope to see more of your lovely work soon!
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patorikkudozzu Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
muito bom.
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you dear!
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munchimon Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
:poke: is it ready yet? :giggle:
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:iconwhitediamondsltd:
WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
Oh d'aww, poor Rarity! ^^;
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Sombraluz-Images Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
:giggle: Cute!
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much!
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Sombraluz-Images Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
You're welcome. :aww:
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blackdragonthebad Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
Aren't you upset about the fact that someone copied this?
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
Well, no, I wouldn't really say "upset"... one artist who has done works based on this picture asked me for permission which I happily gave (he was kind enough to credit me for the original work and link back, which was much appreciated)... the other I know of has not done so but I feel somewhat uncomfortable approaching them about it when they're only making pictures loosely based off of my idea/expression and not really stealing/copying it directly. I suppose my attitude is that I myself am creating fanart based on somebody else's ideas and characters, which I have been lucky enough to do for profit in some instances (meaning commissions) so I shouldn't really complain about people "using" my pictures unless they're trying to claim credit for drawing them. I don't know if that really makes sense or not, but mm... I guess I feel it's something of a grey area.
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mikehollowhead Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
ah'm an aj man but it was rarity's "dress makeing's easy" musical number's that got me into it, so she hold's a special place in mah heart.
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