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November 9, 2012
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Beauty and Brains by AlexKingOfTheDamned Beauty and Brains by AlexKingOfTheDamned
I had a really great time coloring this.
The original is by :iconkamicheetah: and can be seen here :iconarrowrightplz:

I took a few very small liberties in the design. Like I turned Rarity's shoes into high heels, I gave Twi shoes too, eliminated the scroll from near Twi's head, and I'm pretty sure Rarity is supposed to be wearing stockings, but I turned it into a garter instead. I see Rarity as wearing white stockings, and seeing as this is an anthro version and she's already white, they wouldn't have been seen anyway. In retrospect I could have put her in black stockings, but I've always viewed white stockings as classy and black as slutty, so... garter it is.

I really, really like these designs of the characters. Rarity's dress came out just divine, and I adore Twi's round little arms. The lineart for this was absolutely splendid. Give the artist props. I literally couldn't have done it without the original artist.

Bonus points if you can tell what book Twilight is reading.
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L-MASTER Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
good design
P.D.: great!
kxp71 Jan 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
there both beauty :love: 
oh my celestia. This is just so cute *squee*
Adan-Cricjer Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Comparing the original sketch and your coloured version I have to say that you did a very good job here. The lines are very clean and open. Moreover, even with the main forms of the figures all sketched out you still did well in terms of figuring out the colours and patterns of the clothing. I wouldn't have thought to give Rarity a bright orange dress, and have the top covered with white dots, or pair that with a blue blazer, but it works! And Twi's shoes! So true to character and so cute!
AlexKingOfTheDamned Nov 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
To tell you the truth, I struggled SO MUCH with colors. Especially the color of Rarity's dress, it just drove me up the wall. First it was pink, then it was green, then it was yellow, it was infuriating. I don't know why I settled on orange, but as it turns out, Rarity actually looks really good in orange!
mistypine01 Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent coloring.
AlexKingOfTheDamned Nov 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thank you very much!
mistypine01 Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome.
kamicheetah Nov 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hey that came out cool, good job.
AlexKingOfTheDamned Nov 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I'm really glad you like it! Sorry if I got any of the colors off from your original thought process. I hope it does your piece justice!
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