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[Commission] The Royal Portraitist by dSana [Commission] The Royal Portraitist by dSana
This is commission for wonderful wobwobwobniaR - it's the first time someone has asked me to draw Stainless Key, my OC! ^^

It's been really fun to make, thank you for commissioning me.

Maybe you can guess the inspiration for the paiting? ;-)

Now, with an alternative version requested by Pony-Berserker :0
The Royal Portraitist - behind the scenes by dSana
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My Little Pony - Friendship is Magic © Hasbro
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:iconoddeyesdragoon:
OddEyesDragoon Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Hmm, I guess Key really is a great artist,
Not just in comic making then. ;)
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:icondsana:
dSana Featured By Owner 11 hours ago  Professional Digital Artist
^^
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:iconcajobif:
cajobif Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Wonderful work
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:icondsana:
dSana Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks ^^
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:iconcajobif:
cajobif Featured By Owner 4 days ago
My pleasure. Keep up the good work
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:iconcajobif:
cajobif Featured By Owner 4 days ago
My pleasure. Keep up the good work
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:iconthewayfaringwanderer:
What a wonderful picture!  The scene itself is very charming and the colors all go wonderfully together.  Commenters have gone into greater depth as to why this picture works, so I don't need to say too much.  However, I did notice that Twilight's hair isn't solid like normal due to the blowing fan, and I think Spike's head-scales are also blowing slightly as well.  It's subtle details like that which make this picture feel more alive!

I'll be adding this to my favorites.  Well done :D.

By the way, Stainless has good taste in art, being inspired by Napoleon Crossing the Alps and all.  Though one must wonder how the art of our world found its way into Equestria ;P.
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:icondsana:
dSana Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Who knows, perhaps Stainless visited Equestria Girls universe at some point? ;-) Anyway thank you for yet another lovely comment, Wanderer :)
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:iconthewayfaringwanderer:
TheWayfaringWanderer Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Oh!  If she did visit, I wonder if she saw any Impressionist paintings ;P.

You're more than welcome :D.
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:iconnightmarerei:
nightmarerei Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Such an honor to do the royal portrait, Spike looks so dashing as Napoleon and painting with your mouth can’t be easy. Well done!
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:icondsana:
dSana Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, Rei! ^_^
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:iconashertye:
AsherTye Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Such a regal looking painting.  And a neat twist on the old idea of a Princess and her Dragon.
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:icondsana:
dSana Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconxonxt:
xonxt Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice! And just think, in a bout a hundred years or so they can make another painting where the positions are reversed.
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:icondsana:
dSana Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
This is true! :)
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:icondejiko07:
DeJiKo07 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2018
Twi and Spike are so cute! :)
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:icondsana:
dSana Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
*nods*
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:iconscholar57:
Scholar57 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been wondering when you'd finally be included in your own work, and this is brilliant.  A drawing of you painting a painting of your two good friends and subjects.

I love the colors here, including you using a literal color palette!  The way you incorporate blue and purple into so many areas gives a good steadiness.  I love the blue of your fur and the crystals and floor.  And of course, Twilight and Spike are rocking the purple against that curtain.  And Spike looks so gallant with that cape!

Those added elements like the fan, your sunglasses and cutie mark are very fun to look at.  You look so cute in that beret!  And that spot of paint on your cheek is so fitting! :D

As for the inspiration, I'm afraid that alludes me.  But oh well. :-)

Lovely work as always, dSana!  I'm thinking of another commission, by the way.  I'll let you know once I've put some more thought into it. :heart:
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:icondsana:
dSana Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
It's about time, isn't it? :D I'm glad to hear you like the little deatils and colours. As for the inspiration, google "Napoleon Crossing the Alps" :]

Another commission sounds good - I know it's going to be something fun to draw Heart
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Pony-Berserker Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You should make an alt. version of this with the picture on the canvas being something silly/funny or completely botched up :P  Like, the pictured could be centered on Spike so much that Twilight's head is off-screen or the other way around =P
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:icondsana:
dSana Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah I was thinking about stick figures ;-) Or my original sketch :P
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:iconpony-berserker:
Pony-Berserker Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DO IT!!! =P
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:icondsana:
dSana Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Royalv2 by dSana :0
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:iconvarinki:
Varinki Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Lol.
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:iconpony-berserker:
Pony-Berserker Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconpinkiestarryeyesplz: Love it :D 

:iconparty3plz: :iconsaysplz: TO THE MAIN GALLERY!!!
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:iconeliander:
eliander Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2018
i think accidentally painting one the the books on the canvas would be just as funny.  a lot of fans seem to call twilight book horse after all.
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:iconeriddyn:
Eriddyn Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2018  Hobbyist
Spike Bonaparte, Dragon Lord. Conqueror of Equestria.
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:icondsana:
dSana Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
:-D
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:iconsiluntwolf:
Siluntwolf Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Cool
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:icondsana:
dSana Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Yay
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:iconnicolasdominique:
NicolasDominique Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2018  Professional Artist
Awesome work :D
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:icondsana:
dSana Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconphoenixflambe:
PhoenixFlambe Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2018
A commissioner commissioning a picture of a artist commissioning a picture.
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:icondsana:
dSana Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Meta.
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:iconfeanorkelsick:
FeanorKelsick Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2018
Aww, I really like this one
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:icondsana:
dSana Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you ^^
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:iconthesunrisefalcon:
TheSunriseFalcoN Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2018
Looks really nice) I think there is a reference to "Napoleon Crossing The Alps"? :)
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:icondsana:
dSana Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Yep that's the one :D
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:iconholidays9:
holidays9 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2018
Spike:I'm a hero. ฅ( ̳• ◡ • ̳)ฅ
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:icondsana:
dSana Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Heheh :D
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:iconrainbows2424:
rainbows2424 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks super cute! In fact, my OC is also a great artist! :D
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:icondsana:
dSana Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Yay for all pony artist! :D
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:icondeadpone:
Deadpone Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2018
This is so cute! :D
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:icondsana:
dSana Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe thanks :D
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:icontigreanpony:
tigreanpony Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2018
Very cute, really nicely done.
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:icondsana:
dSana Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers!
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:iconeliander:
eliander Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2018
That is both cute and rare. A commission of the artist painting a commission of the desired subjects. Kind of meta  but still well done. In the picture itself is utterly adorable.
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:icondsana:
dSana Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
It's meta and fun :D Thank you! ^_^
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