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Stand Back and Watch Me Shine, Sister! by Lionel23 Stand Back and Watch Me Shine, Sister! by Lionel23
Commission by :iconpalestorm:*palestorm. This drawing is of a young adult Sweetie Bell as part of my fanfic story.

Originally I just needed a reference sketch of how she might look as an adult as old as Twilight Sparkle is, but I wanted to give it some context if I was going to have it commissioned anyway. In this instance, Rarity is invited to a upscale ball and doesn't know that her sister is going to be the spotlight singer, and she's singing Taylor Swift's "The Best Day". It is meant to be Sweetie Bell's tribute to the best sister ever, and Rarity can't help but try (and fail) to hide her tears from the adoring attention of her little sister.
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:iconchaosphantom444:
ChaosPhantom444 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  New member Hobbyist Writer
Sweetie Bell definitely grew up beautifully.  
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:iconranger03:
Ranger03 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015
im looking for a image similar to this one, but with applejack and applebloom in it, suggestions anypony?
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:iconsegamarvel:
segamarvel Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
This... picture... is so AWESOME! Please tell me you still do commissions? I would GLADLY pay you to draw something as awesome as this!
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:iconlionel23:
Lionel23 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015
This was a paid commission by Palestorm, who sadly has deactivated his account and I can no longer get a hold of, sadly =/
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segamarvel Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015
Gee that sucks.
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:iconcherry-creampies:
Cherry-CreamPies Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow
it almost makes my eyes teary too...
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dakotadugger Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014
The work itself is already gorgeous, but the description gives it that perfect little bit more of context <3 Bravo! :iconrarityclapplz:
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ShadowLDrago Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014
The moment her performance ended, the crowd was cheering louder than ever. Sweetie Belle however was only looking at one poyn, her big sistr, Rarity who had tears of pride in her eyes "My little sister, is all grown up." she said and began clapping enthusiastically as well. Sweetie's eyes moistened, feeling very much touched.
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ChibiMisfit Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014
omg this is beautiful!
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:iconmakenshi179:
Makenshi179 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
Utterly amazing and emotional..! I'm at loss of words in front of such sheer beauty... Thank you for this art!
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DragonPONYnyanPOWER Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Buetiful!!!!Clapping Pony Icon - Sweetie Belle 
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:iconcianna200:
Cianna200 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
Sweating a little... Um Sweetie is sorta prettier than Rarity.
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:iconeonorteashadowmaster:
EonOrteaShadowmaster Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Student Writer
Well, that hit me like an applebuck to the chest.  Beautiful.
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:icontheawsomerandom:
TheAwsomeRandom Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AWSOME!

and aswell...

'QUESTRIA!
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:iconamrasfelagund:
AmrasFelagund Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
This is a beautiful commission...!
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:icondarknightprincess101:
Awe. I love this drawing. Sweetie belle is beautiful 
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:iconromanje:
RomanJe Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
I don't understand how i wasn't able to find this picture :/
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:iconknexfan100:
knexfan100 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
sweet! Sweetie's eyes look sweet! (redundant much?)

oh and you said this is part of your fanfic story..... do you have a link or something?
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AquaticDeath Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
This is beautiful. Actually, truly beautiful.  Well done, good sir/madam. Well done.
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:iconmad-nuraiabi:
Mad-Nuraiabi Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
Очень красиво
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:iconanonrenpunk:
anonrenpunk Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
This is just beautiful - many huzzahs!!!!!!   Can't wait for Applebloom  :)
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Templar22 Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
Holy scrap! I love it. Headcanon updated. 
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:icondakotadugger:
dakotadugger Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
awww lovely I may have to read that do you have a link?
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Icantevenart Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
shyshalicorn.deviantart.com/ar…

He did not even give any effort of mentioning you, just thought I'd say. 
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ShyShalicorn Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
1. Im a girl. Rude. 2. Look im damn sorry ok? I was gonna do it but it was early in the morning and I forgot to pay credit. Ill delete the post, cause right now I got dyin' family to worry about. Sheesh.
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Icantevenart Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
On the internet, nobody cares if you're a girl or a boy. 

Also, though this little 'arguement', so to speak, is pointless, you still don't have to overdramatize things by saying you have a whole dying family. 

Stop making excuses up. It's not healthy for your mentality, nor your conscience if so you have one.
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ShyShalicorn Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just fuck off.
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Icantevenart Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
Ouch my heart. 
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:iconlionel23:
Lionel23 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
No, thank you so much for making this known to me.  I don't mind people asking but it gets to me when people don't even have the courtesy to take 5 minutes of their time to ask and instead just take.  Thank you for bringing this to my attention.
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Icantevenart Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
I am glad I could help.

Have a lovely day. 
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AmethystForge Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
I applaud you for keeping an eye out for art theft.  It's become much more rampant on DA the past couple of years (than it was in 2006 when I originally joined before leaving and returning).
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darkslywolf Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
aww thats so aweet
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Gogogadgethat Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
Sweetie Belle's cutie mark should be a musical note. Or a pair of ringing bells. Other than that, this is really good.
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PULSericsson Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
Gosh this is just so perf. Hng
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jtfroh Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013
I love this. This is beautiful. I like what you did with Sweetie's mane. It's original, and fits her well.
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:icondeathofink:
DeathofInk Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013
Sweet and heartwarming :).
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DanneDiamond Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
One of the best pony arts i have ever seen. Keep up the good work.
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Starsword Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013   Writer

<?xml:namespace prefix = da />Aww Aww Aww, that's so adorable! I love this picture, you did such a good job on it.  I'm in paticular awe at how awsome you made Sweetie Bell look. My only gripe is that Rarity's coat is supposed to be white, not a lavender-ish purple like it is in this. Never the less, well done. Clap 

 

 

By the way, I found this pic while I was surfing DA -----> (Sieze them!) and was quite intrigued, both by the awsomeness of the scene depicted, as well as the fact that it was related to a fanfic. The artist who made the picture told me the fanfic to which the picture belonged was yours. Being a writer of MLP fanfiction myself, I was wondering where I could find/read this fic of yours, as I am quite eager to find out what happens to Twilight and co. From the looks of the picture, it kinda looks like their about to hang Twilight!:nuu: 

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steampoweredcrow Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm fairly certain the artist knows that Rarity is supposed to be white, lol. White objects are very rarely pure white unless they're completely lit from all angles. If Rarity is sitting in shadow, low light, or surrounded by a colored light source (like the colored lights in night clubs, for example), her coat wouldn't be white. It would be lavender just like it is here - particularly since it'd have very slight reflections from her mane as well. It also serves to highlight Sweetie Belle and give the picture depth, rather than just having both of them equally flat white.
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rio-grande Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
Excellent job of aging both ponies. I agree with Dragon Strider.
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kennyg302 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
Oh God, The FEELS!!!!!
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:iconlowtidethealicorn:
Lowtidethealicorn Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
OMG SO YOOOUR THE ONE WHO MADE THIS AMAZING DRAWING! I was scrolling through photos, happened to see THIS! This was like a long time since I've seen this again!
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DragonlordT Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
Well doubt you want to be the one hearing this but think someone is using a simple recolor of your commission here. ponysquare.com/bon_appetit/
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AmethystForge Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
Guess they took it down; it comes up with a missing page when I click it. ^^; Of course...it has been months, so what did I expect. =P
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DragonlordT Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
Most likely.
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:icondarth-silas:
Darth-Silas Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013   Artist
You are absolutely right. That is definitely a slightly edited recolor.
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:iconjesserfly:
Jesserfly Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
AWW!!WHY MUST THIS BE SO PERFECT AND HEART WARMING :icondeathstareplz: it's perfect!
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rainbowdash526 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing!
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sapiking Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013

Aww... I had an image of a scene like this in my mind for a while, I can't believe I found a picture that was almost exactly as how I imagined it! :D

 

(just needed an older Spike by Rarity's side to have it complete my fantasy! ^_^ oh, and Sweetie Belle singing 'I'll be There' by MJ or Mariah Carey...)

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AokiBengal Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
I recall seeing this piece a while back, it's quite fantastic and very well done! 
The execution and story about it is really wonderful!
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