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Steampunk Rarity by NastyLady Steampunk Rarity by NastyLady
FINALLY - Rarity. She's my faourite M6 pony by now and for some reason I didn't upload any image of her on dA. The time has come to fix that mistake.

Rarity looks beautiful in dresses, especially not-so-cute-but-classy ones. Plus, I love shading stiff materials.

Other Steampunk Ponies:
The Inventor - Twilight Sparkle [link]
The Timid - Fluttershy [link]
The Mechanic - Applejack [link]
The Pilot - Rainbow Dash [link]
The Random - Pinkie Pie [link]
The Princesses - Celestia and Nightmare Moon [link]
The Dentist - Colgate [link]
The Flyers - Spitfire and Soarin' [link]
The Smuggler - Carrot Top [link]
The Messenger - Derpy Hooves [link]
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I must first say that the way you have color moving in this picture is fantastic. Transitions trough the various shades of green, brown and red are nicely balanced by Rarity's coloring of white and royal purple. The pose is very striking and describes Rarity's personality, proud, elegant and aware of it. She dominates the fright frame, moving my eye from the bottom left corner with her flowing dress right to to her face at the above center of the composition. I enjoy how this movement is countered by the light to dark gradient effect of the background. It isn't too noisy or distracting but it still has interesting shapes in it that make Rarity stand out. The concept is solid and the expression on her face really sets it off. Diggin' the hoofboots too. Normally I don't, but everything about this piece is put together so nicely that I wouldn't take anything out. There is a lot of energy about it too, the cross hatch shading along with the off-white highlighting gives it a very authentic feel, like I'm looking at a water-colored lithograph. Very, very nice piece.
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DiaSam1 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016
Really interesting series!
Homemadebudgies Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
she's fabulous!!!
NCSR Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015
I don't usually like rarity pictures, but i loved this one
Gingerquill Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014
Okay, these are seriously cool!  I love Ponie, and I love Steampunk, and you have blended them fantastically!  I love the style, very Victorian :)
Octodog8 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014
You think you could create a wallpaper for this one and the others that you haven't done that for? I personally love to have my wallpaper to be a rotation of pony pictures of the same style that I like (like for instance, right now, it's a bunch of silhouettes) and I just feel that it wouldn't be complete without the ones you left out. If you could do this, I would greatly appreciate it, but if you can't or simply don't want to, I would also understand.

Thank you for the time you took to read this comment. I hope that whichever way you choose, you will respond to this with your answer. Good day.
NuvolaVolpe Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
II-edison-II Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG this is...
i have no words o.O
InvaderNax Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
These are amazing!
SomeRandomMinion Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
That cigarette holder is just priceless. :3
anrili Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
HFS this is an AWESOME DESIGN *drools*
I love all the liddle details!
Krzysiek2222 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
great work
i-black-rose-phantom Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Student Artist
this is really awesome :happybounce: 
RedBirdCouturier Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm seriously considering doing a cosplay based on this.  Would that be alright with you, and would you be open to answering any questions about design or details?
NastyLady Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure, go on! I'd love to see how it'd look like.
And feel free to ask me anything, I'll be glad to help. Just note that sometimes I take a few days to answer!
NeonRedWings Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Absolutely marvelous!  
TheClockworkFawn Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Student General Artist
This is beautiful, I love it!
EstaVS Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
I thought it was illegal for ponies to smoke
ctrlaltBATMAN Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
For some reason, the cigarette ties it all together! This looks great!
Rozen-Meimei Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, even Rarity still shines with elegance as a steampunk.
AlexStarkiller Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
Why, this is absolutely exceptional artwork!
KeissRandomKeissen Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
Dark yet hopeful
meowlove24 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Student Artist
hells yes!
XxNightcorePegasisxX Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing! Thank you so much for doing steampunk MLP, you are now one of my favourite DA artists!
Affecting-Solid Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I love your original style. Its amazing how you make your drwings seem lightly drawn, with huge impact. The values are stunning, as well as minute details.
NicoleEirin Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I love Rarity and she looks wonderful in this outfit!
Asteraea12 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is sooo pretty :D
marblejester Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
The coloration is simply amazing!
SilverHoofTales Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Titanium-Alex Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
This is awesome! I love Rarity and this fits her personality so well - she's always come across as a little Victorian to me anyway ;D
masaruten Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
Certainly very dapper and stylish, i could see Rarity wearing this.

Though why the smoke?
Tigerach Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
PEPEROXBR Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Generaly I don't say 'woooow' when I see pictures about My Little Pony, but your pictures are awesome and beautiful. I really liked!
Taiya001 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Now this is a change to the series that I can say I LOVE COMPLETELY!
Super cool. And seems fitting because of how most machines in their world runs on steam, or magic....but mostly steam.
KyraMatthias2009 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
excuse me when i say this. RARITY IS BEST PONY AND I LOVE YOU!!!!
lonesome-wolf-child Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm normally one to give nice long comments to people and their work, but after reading ~NeonNinja777's critique/comment, I really can't add on to it. All that I wanted to say is in that comment, every.. single. thing. o_o It's just... STUNNING. I just adore this concept and the outfit is absolutely steampunk gorgeous. :D Beautiful work! :heart:
NastyLady Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! :heart:
lonesome-wolf-child Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're very welcome! :aww:
spiritimvu Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i want this in a dam POSH frame on my wall...sighhh so awesome
FoxGirl82 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
if ponies were steampuck, this look would look GREAT on Rarity. good job! :D
DaOverlordOfAwesome Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist
so badass!
randomfandom22 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
I adore her dress, it's lovely.
MdnghtDsgndStck Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The nifty thing is.. i can see her making this outfit :D
beautiful work :D i loves
elicou Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
i usually don't care for stuff my little pony related
but this just blows that out the window, i love this *u *
ExtremeCombustion Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is beautifully done, and the dress is something I can definetly see Rarity wearing
Adresta Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
I love very much your steampunk style on ponies!!!! It's amazzing!!!!
peachesandcreamcutie Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student General Artist
Simply Lovely!!!
PillowIzEpic Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Rarity is best pony
pandafun101 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so. awesome.
Rain-Twister Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is there a wallpaper edition?
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