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The Rarest Gem by TrollGirl The Rarest Gem by TrollGirl
Dragons generally hoard treasure out of pure magpie instinct, but Spike had a better reason. They were all means to an end, the end being acquiring the one treasure he ever really wanted, throughout the years of being held as a servant and plaything in Ponyville, where his growth and natural instincts were suppressed by magic. When he finally managed to break the bewitched bonds, he had but one goal left.
And Rarity? She was nothing if not pragmatic, and having access to the vastest treasury in the land more than made up for certain draconic embarrassments at high-society events.

A little dark and evil, lol.. been meaning to paint this for a long time now.
Rarity is one of the ponies i like less, but nobody can say i discriminate :P
Watercolors. 
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WheelJackson Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015   General Artist
Aww! :D
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Kio-Barbra Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like how for the first time this picture is cold and then you just notice their tails together, and Spike eyes... It's magical piece! May I ask what brand of watercolors you use? I always wanted to try out this technique, but I always thought it's too hard... Do you think watercolor colored pencils would be good for starting or maybe it's better to start with paint? And do you use anything else than watercolors on your pictures? C:
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TrollGirl Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
 These are the watercolors:
www.amazon.com/Leningrad-Paint…
And it is a difficult medium. Unless you're some really talented bastard, you will need several years.
Colored pencils are nice, in my opinion not related to watercolor in any manner [ why are they lying with that name, i dont know], but arent my cup of tea so idk.
I use all kinds of stuff for accents. Markers and gouache and inks, oh my!
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Kio-Barbra Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok, thank you!
I already painted, but with oil and acrylics and I didn't like it, since the colors don't... Blend enough I guess. So watercolors can be something for me C: And I understand it takes years, like every technique, to perfect it, but after all the result is worth practicing!
I have got some colored watercolor pencils and I never really paid attention to them. They're just laying around somewhere, that's why I asked.
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Contravoice Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
This one is special! :) :) :)
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CreativeHand9 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a very beautiful picture! It is so detailed!! It's really amazing! :) (Smile) :) (Smile)  You said it is in watercolor? Is it hard to paint in that medium? I've never tried, but I want to check it out! :)
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TrollGirl Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Why yes, i did say it's watercolor, my descriptions don't usually lie.
Compared to other mediums, people claim it's pretty hard. Good luck with the 'checking it out'.
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Nazegoreng Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
So beautiful!
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Music---Junky Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty! :D
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DarkStormSeeker Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:squee: They're so lovely!!! I also love the crystals ^____^
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Pimpernel Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Their tails remind me 'Of Kindness and Berries' :)
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:icontrollgirl:
TrollGirl Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
That's how things without hands hold hands, as far as i'm concerned.
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TheNeonDemon Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing! I love your art style.
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:icontrollgirl:
TrollGirl Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
It loves you too ^_^
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woodywoodwood Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
nice
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TrollGirl Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
yay
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KnottyMorningWood Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Very nice!
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141188 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
:D FAVE
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KajaNijssen Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013   Traditional Artist
amazing colors ! 
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:icontrollgirl:
TrollGirl Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:bow:
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miniapplejack Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
This is truly beautiful! 
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:icontrollgirl:
TrollGirl Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:bow:
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CelestialRainicorn Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like how you have thier tails wrapped around each other.
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Shi-m Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
You draw really magical unicorns, and beautiful. 
I like how to handle the colors you use, and details.Clapping Pony Icon - Princess Celestia 
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easyridin Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
Wow this very good. Spike looks really cool here. This make me think of The Last Unicorn for some reason. Perhaps it is the way Rarity is drawn.
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:icontrollgirl:
TrollGirl Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Well yep, i drew her as an actual unicorn, not a little deformed pony with a puppy/baby face :P
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Alcira Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
I love it that you draw Raritys tail like an true unicorn tail :)
Looks so much better!
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:icontrollgirl:
TrollGirl Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yep. I love the show, but not the style exactly... actual ponies look a lot like piggies, they're fat :D
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galacta Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
This is so gorgeous! I love how their tails are twined.
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4ScarfAce4 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I truly don't know which of the two is the more beautiful ...
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TrollGirl Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Rarity :P
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4ScarfAce4 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Good point.
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Ricarlos Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
always
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SinjaAussiaAngels Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so beautiful!
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DolphinSilverwolf Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
Well, I don't think Spike was restrained by magic...just his physical age, a greed-induced-precocious puberty notwithstanding.

As for draconic embarassments...

:icondude2plz::iconsaysplz: Look, I'm sorry I sneezed on the buffet table, I didn't know that dish had so much pepper in it!
:iconangryrarityplz::iconsaysplz: Spike, you teleported it on top of Princess Celestia!
:iconzombieponiesplz::iconsaysplz: Uh oh...
:iconprincesslunaplz::iconsaysplz: Truly it's alright, she seems to be quite a good sport about it.
:iconprincesscelestiaplz::iconsaysplz: You could at least have waited until the Grand Galloping Gala, though.  Oh well, some accidents are just too delicious to punish.
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TrollGirl Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Ok, noticed this way too late, but soooo funny, good job :D
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WildWonderWorld Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist
LOVELY ^^ I love MLP :) and this draw is really great!!!
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HareTrinity Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not a fan of the "Sparity" pairing but this is nicely done, very unusual version of adult Spike and I like it! :)
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TrollGirl Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Fortunately, i'm not a fan of anything. That's just limiting.
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DNFTT2014 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
*WOWIE ZOWIE*
This has got to be the final form for Spike as an adult Dragon.
If Twilight doesn't grant Rarity some wings I'll loose all love for the Princess.
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TrollGirl Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Why on earth does Rarity need wings?
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DNFTT2014 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
So she may be an immortal and live for every with her true love.
They can be removed so she passes away after her love does.
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TrollGirl Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
"True love", lol bloody ridiculous myth.
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DNFTT2014 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Good kids come from true love while rotten kids come from drunks with lust in the heart.
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TrollGirl Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh dear.
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FireballStardraco Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
Fantastic work on this one, I really love it.
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starstruck865 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer

Wow, this is beautiful.

Oh my god, I only just realised this is meant to be Spike and Rarity! Awesome! ;)

Plus, I love dragons and unicorns. :heart:

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FlowFlame Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Spike and Rarity?? Oh WOW!!!!
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TrollGirl Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Err.. is that in any way unusual?
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FlowFlame Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course not, it's not that, sweetie... I just didn't recognize them immediately because of the awesome style!
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