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Her Approving Glance by harwicks-art Her Approving Glance by harwicks-art
So many of these start out as such simple drawings...

I admit, I love fair Rarity. Pound for pound, I find her the most entertaining pony (although one shouldn't measure a lady by her pounds.) It's no real secret that my favorite of the characters is Twilight, but I can't deny that Rarity steals most any scene that she deigns to enter... doubly so if she sings. (I am among the many commercial artists won over to the series by her excellent ballad to the headaches of pleasing clients in "Art of the Dress".)

I'm consistently shocked that she meets with more than her share of disapproval from certain fans, as a result. How diminished the show would be without any one of the Mane Six, no doubt... but how truly drab things would be without the pony every pony should know.


Edit: After some complaints that she looked too old, I gave her the ol' Hollywood cheesecloth treatment and did a softer blend on the brushmarks making up her face.
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:iconredwallfvs:
redwallfvs Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Those hoof braces.......^^
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KironStrife Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
While gifts are nice, the true way to a womans heart, is through your own ears.  Listen to what they say, especially about things they like and dislike.  When they're in distress, just listen, and at the end, ask if there's anything you can do to help them.  When you listen to a woman, or anyone for that matter, it lets them know that they're important enough to you, that you will take time away from yourself, and give it to them.  It's like a subliminal sacrafice. Saying, I am willing to forego a part of my own life for you.  
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MLPegasis4898 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is just... I can't stop looking at this beauutiful piece of art!!! :omg: :omg: :omg:
This looks too fantastic!!! And Rarity is gorgeous with that gown!!! :heart: :love: :heart:
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RainbowBright124 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Student
I was super!!! :)
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:iconkanalalinki2003:
KanalAlinki2003 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist
BEAAAAAAAAAAAATIFUL
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:iconraconni:
Raconni Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
hah! a doughnut!
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badponfree Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
beatifulButterfly Free avatar excited 
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:iconlionkingp:
lionkingP Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
why is this so AWSOME!?:happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: Heart - Free Heart free avatar Heart - Free                                                          
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:iconcookie-lovey:
Cookie-Lovey Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
I'm 98% Sure that Rarity's Face look Really like Miss Piggy!
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:iconfiolee4ever136:
Fiolee4ever136 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
jajaja ella tan glamurosa
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Animal983 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome
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:iconmentalfloss:
MentalFloss Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
Everyone else is is trying to give her jewelry, gems, chocolates, perfume, flowers...

...and then there's this shmuck with the donut.
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:iconxpegasus12:
xpegasus12 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
This looks gorgeous, but Rarity's face looks a little weird to me.
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Queenofvampires666 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013   Digital Artist

Amazing :D

you should post how you draw on youtube i bet you would get populer in no time there :D !!

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:iconfrosttailka:
Frosttailka Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
wom O_O
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:iconalex-love-mj:
Alex-love-MJ Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013
OMG IS AWESONE
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:iconstonehot316:
StoneHot316 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
iliekdis
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:iconzazzine:
Zazzine Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oops! WOW! You made her so very much more gorgeous!
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saturdaymorningproj Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
Great job! outstanding eye for details :D As for me Rarity is great addition to the series - she's very entertaining character - always fun to watch - nothing beats "The whining" xD
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DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very lovely!
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:iconscooterloo9000:
Scooterloo9000 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Rarity is my favorite Pony Clapping Pony Icon - Rarity Clapping Pony Icon - Sweetie Belle
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StarrySkiez Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
TOO AWESOME!




Does anyone see that doughnut? 
Clapping Pony Icon - Rarity 
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Telanore Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love this! The shading and lighting of her mane is just awesome, and I love the colours you've used.
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Dragonking17 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Flash Fire: I must admit she knows how to war a dragon heart, namely my little cousin Spike's. But truthfully she is one of my best friends.   
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Jrakob Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Rarity is best pony hooves down.and you know she is not even my fave pony, and unlike  many fanboys who say their fave pony is best pony, I have analysed in my head the reasons why she is best pony and it just comes down to  the fact that she is one classy lady.
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AlicornNinja Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What other ponies are holding the items with their magic? =l
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RAPRZADRfangirl Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
OMGsh This is GORGOUSE!!!
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lionkingP Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
rarity: i bet your well jell!
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XxCherryz Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
oh my god. that would take me a year to do this. it looks real. I love the gift flowers, donut, gem, shading looks great! 
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Barrfind Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
She is just beautiful, like always. ;3
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:iconmad42hatter:
Mad42Hatter Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
Oh Doughnut Joe, I never knew!
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Phoenix-Skyfire Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
Ill be honest....



Rarity is my top fav of the Mane Six.... followed by Twi
so I approve this Rarity Love ^^
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OrangeAussie Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconmanlyspikeplz:
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OneWingedCat Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
so prettyy!!
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:iconkaterinehowardrose:
KaterineHowardRose Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Professional Writer
This is one of my favorite Rarity images, ever!
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:iconhooon:
hooon Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Student Artist
Rarity : "Oh, Spikey~Wikey !"
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paperhater Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Wow!
Awesome work.
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shenzi12345 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student Filmographer
Love it but erm....nose
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RobotSanctum Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist
This is AMAZING!!!! And...Is that a green chaos emerald? Nice! all of this looks good ^^
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dragonlove908 Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No wonder why spike loves her so... lol :D
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MisterKaos Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
She really does look...fabulous! :D
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theSILVERpotato Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
oh yeah that's really nice and..........wait a minute, one of those magic auras is green! SHIT THIS BITCH IS A CHANGELING!!!
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MisterKaos Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Correction....one of the suitors is a changeling!
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Mesamune88 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
Ummm... the Flim-Flam Brothers also had green magic, although they could still be changelings themselves, helping themselves to ponies as they pass through towns.
Also, a doughnut? Really?? That had better be Doughnut Joe there, or else that is just tacky... Good art!
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WhiteOwl7979 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
what did you use?
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Turok21 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
Nice Work Sweet Rarity ^^
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JedaUW Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Why do I think of the beautiful Diva Ms. Piggy? I loved Miss Piggy, she showed class and sas and showed that a girl cant just sit around, we gotta stand up for ourselves.

If the roles were reversed I believe that Spike would be Kermit and Rarity would be Ms. Piggy.
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Suitov Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
Such a darling little diva.

In most franchises a character like Rarity would have me climbing the walls with loathing, but in FIM... I just can't dislike her. Her fussy drama-queen nature isn't the whole of her character.

...Also my headcanon is that Chrysalis is the one offering the chocolates.
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Magnus3 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
Really like this one.
And about Rarity, I think - it is hard to say, but - maybe the least featured pony in overall, even though I think she has a great and interesting personality. I hope pictures like this make people realize that she is actually THE BEST PONY (allright, I must take that one back, but I can't help it, she's one of my fav ^^)
Anyway, keep up the good work!
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KartalTheArtist Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this. But I see you've heard that a lot. Everything I would say has been said, detail and suchlike. So I must comment on one thing and one thing alone.
The doughnut. Amongst all these proper gifts, you've got a doughnut of all things.

Nice. VERY nice.
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