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Still Beautiful by WillisNinety-Six Still Beautiful by WillisNinety-Six
WHOA!! I think I outdid myself this time!

Needless to say, I had a really fun time making this, It's the first time in a while I felt this much joy making art. I learned new techniques, challenged myself, and tried new things. Today has been a good day :)

And yep, that's Rarity as a dragon.
I guess the backstory is that she accidentally turned herself into a dragon by trying a spell. And because of this, she thinks she's hideous and she flies near the mountains, but not without Spike seeing her. So Spike goes after Rarity and finally catches up to her. Spike sees her crying and asks her what's wrong. Rarity then replies she thinks that she's hideous. However, Spike replies that he thinks she is still beautiful even as a dragon, and he doesn't mind what she looks like. After saying that, he pulls out a rose. Rarity then smiles, picks him up and thanks him for the kind gesture as the moonlight touches them both....

PLEASE READ. Some of you might wonder, why Rarity has the design of a greedy Dragon. Well, to be honest, I don't think we've seen a normal, non-greedy dragon all grown up. Yeah there was that Dragon Quest episode where Spike meets all the dragons. But, I think all those dragons were teenagers or pre-teens. I'm not sure I could be wrong :/

And holy moly!! Did I just get premium membership?? I'm looking right now and I see I have the option to have critiques! (We're not having another free premium membership day are we?) Well, I didn't get it myself, so that means someone gave it to me! Whoever gave me premium, Thank you!!! It's very much appreciated! :boogie:

EDIT: I guess it is one day premium membership lol XD

EDIT 2: this time I got Premium membership for real lol. And thank you all for the positive comments! Even if the pic has some flaws :D

MLP:FiM belongs to Hasbro and was created by Lauren Faust :iconfyre-flye:
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Vision: You vision was basically a "half role reversal". Instead of Dragon!Rarity and Pony!Spike, you just had Dragon!Rarity and normal Spike. This was an expression of Spike's unconditional love for Rarity, as well as the tenacity of his love for her, no matter what. 5 out of 5 stars!

Originality: This kind of scenario is very original! Who would have thought of Rarity turning into a big dragon. Like I said, I'm sure role reversal has been done, but this is something very original and different. 5 out of 5 stars!

Technique: The shading, the background, they way you drew Dragon!Rarity. It's such a beautiful image. The clouds and the sun just seem to pop out of the sky. the mountains almost look real. The slight blush and joyful tears on Rarity's face. Genius. Also, you kept the age difference. Rarity is older than Spike, so Dragon!Rarity would be bigger than him. Good thinking! You even put a purple version of Spike's "ear-thingies" on Rarity! Clever! You made this like an elegant oil painting! Marvelous! 5 out of 5 stars!

Impact: That title. "Still Beautiful". You can feel it in your heart. Touching. Heartwarming. The way Spike is just standing there with a cute little smile while holding the rose, and how Rarity is just filled with joy and love for this adorable little dragon who cares so much about her. It almost make you want to cry tears of joy yourself. 5 out of 5 stars!

20 STARS!!! You are a genius! This was a masterpiece, I must say. Keep up the good art work!
This is Matthais123 signing off!
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Vision: I love what you did here. This is a very nice drawing that was put alot of thought on, especially on getting Rarity as perfect as she is as a pony, but in dragon.
Originality: This is certainly different, since actually making a character and converting her into a whole different creature without any actual references to help you and still capturing the essence of Rarity and making her a dragon is simply outstanding.
Technique:Your shading is really accurate(which is good). It fits the scene perfectly and THE SCENE (backround) MAN. It is like so f'in romantic. Plus, the toned blush and tears on Rarity? GENIUS. And i just love how cute Spike looks with that smile holding the rose. ;u;
Impact:This just really touched me. Never in my life have i ever had an impact as to when i saw this, never. Not even in award winning romantic movies. The title "Still Beautiful" is just perfect and when i saw this in my messages about 2 days ago, it brought tears to my eyes. Honestly, this is just a genius and wonderful work of art.

Keep up the good work man ;) i really liked this drawing and it is definitely going to my favorites. 20 out of 20 stars. Peace out, and Joshio1 wishes you well.
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fanfics4ever Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
"You're only saying that because now I'm the same species as you..."
"Dragon or Pony, you're always beautiful in my eyes."
bloodthirstyponys Mar 18, 2014  New member Hobbyist Artist
She is so cute. But if they kissed spike will be eaten
AmberThePony Feb 1, 2014  New member
butey is on the inside

 Is weird and unexpected see Rarity turned in a huge dragoness. :omg: However,the blush on the face the sweetness and light on her eyes, show that she still been the wonderful pony that she always was! :toocool: Now,IŽd like say that this scene deserve a good story,to elucidate how the turning happens. :hmm: I can try do one,if youŽre interested. :greetings:
Woah, Dragon Rarity is kinda hot. 
BluMagpie Dec 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
That's very phenomenal.
Mexicanightbat Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If only Rarity were a dragon or Spike a ponyNo, I disagree! Waaaah! 
Over4000 Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Need a heart attack? Look at this pic now!!
The-Chaos-Controller Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
my question is how did this happen?
StoneGER Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh the feels~
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