Rarity looks back over her shoulder.
"Now be honest. I am seeking constructive criticism here. So does this work or not? I'm thinking of offering it as an ensemble for Hearts and Hooves day this year. So I am trying to determine how well it might sell and thus how many I need to make."
This the finished example of concept sketch I already posted a while ago [link]
which was based off a dream I had in my Equestria dreamscape. It is also a piece that I effectively started and finished in a day.
One of the things that often occurs when I return from a good convention is that my creative batteries get a full charge and for the next couple of week after the con I am very productive. Having recently attended Further Confusion I found myself Monday morning wanting to do something artistic. Not just sketching or writing, and not wanting to embark on any large, complicated, pieces. Something nice and relatively quick. This is when I remembered the earlier Rarity sketch and decided to finish it as a completed piece. Besides I recently done a color piece of her as a Christmas present [link]
so I was familiar with her color palette.
All in all the piece took about eight hours from beginning to transfer the image to the Bristol Board to scanning it into the computer. Yes I am aware that her mane and tail appear more blue than they do in the show. However my scanner has problems with that shade of violet. It is done in my usual colored pencil, marker, gouache, and technical pen. The board size is 11"x 14".
I'm not certain where but I am considering putting this online for sale but I don't which auction service I want to use at the moment.