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King Sombra by Suirano King Sombra by Suirano
Finally got to coloring this. I wanted to try more digital painting in an attempt to get better at it. I have seen some great work so here is me practicing lol. Anyway, King Sombra, picture came out pretty good in terms of doing things differently. The good thing about having a dual monitor computer is that the two monitors are different resolutions allowing me to get a good resolution for the picture for most viewers to see it well, especially with all this black lol.

Anyway, enjoy. Also, any good tips on digital painting is much appreciated.

* * Please don't give me comments on how much you dislike Sombra, I seriously, really do not care in any way, shape or form. * *
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Mickeymouseisgay Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
Here comes the crazy
KillRoy231 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
King Sombra is really just like Mephiles the Dark

1.) They're both the darkest villain in their series
2.) They have a physical form (pony or hedgehog) and a shadow form
3.) They're both killed by a Princess (though Cadance alongside an entire Empire)
4.) They both appeared in the part of the series that nopony liked. (Season 3 of MLP and Sonic the Hedgehog 2006)'

And what does Mephiles's transformed state look like? Crrrystalssssss...
KillRoy231 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
Another thing: Did his death remind anypony of the destruction of that giant stone pegasus in Anastasia during Rasputin's death scene? (Interesting to note because one is an evil pegasus and the other is an evil unicorn)
KillRoy231 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
Also watch Guardians of the Galaxy and tell me a certain scene near the end doesn't remind you of him
Suirano Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ha, never noticed that similarity. Nice...
KillRoy231 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 6, 2014
(edit: realized this was in reply to Mephiles, not Rasputin)
Kyubeywatches Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
I don't know why but the way he's positioned and glaring reminds of of Shadow from Sonic... hmmm
Suirano Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Because Shadow was the origin or angst 8D.
I dunno for real though lol.
PeaceLovingMadman Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I found him really interesting. He seems like somepony who were driven mad by a lust for power, to the point that his whole person became bestial and instinctual.
immblueversion Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
I like to think he wasn't really a pony at all. More like some kind of anthropomorphic personification (or ponification) of dark magic not unlike the kind of magic that, according to Lauren Faust, took hold of Princess Luna through her jealousy and became Nightmare Moon. Instead of possessing a pony, he perhaps achieved his kingly, pony-like form after becoming imbued in the crystals of the arctic north and absorbing the Crystal Ponies' (supposedly) empirical culture. That'd explain his obsession with "Cryssstalllsssss..."; he IS one.

Where he came from, we still don't know. But we don't know where the magic that corrupted Princess Luna came from either, assuming it's from an outside source as reasoned by Faust. His role of a tyrant is a mere mockery of what he truly is: a wayward force of pure, unadulterated evil whose very nature is to spread fear and despair.

That's my headcanon and I'm sticking to it.
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