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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)
Suirano Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ha, never noticed that similarity. Nice...
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.
KillRoy231 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
He could be like Mephiles the Dark. Maybe he took pony form through a unicorn's shadow, like how Mephiles took hedgehog form through Shadow's shadow
PeaceLovingMadman Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Sombra was a human? :iconlolwatplz:

We all have evil inside of us. Luna's transformation to Nightmare Moon was an internal source as stated in the first two-parter. Her bitterness and jealousy took a hold of her. Her strong magic combined with it and she became Nightmare Moon. Celestia couldn't wield the elements properly as she was never their true owner, much less on her own. The elements allowed her power to seal away her sister in the moon for a thousand years when the true owners would arise.

King Sombra was jealous of Celestia and Luna's immortality. He tried coaxing Starswirl the Bearded into revealing the secret but failed. Sombra turned to dark arts and his hatred and jealousy mixed with the forbidden arts he hoped to uncover, but found he needed an inordinate amount of crystals to do so. He enslaved his kingdom and forced them to mine and harvest all day long. The more crystals he gained, the more power he got, but the more power he got, the more warped his mind became. Celestia had no choice, no elements and no sister. She did what she could, but in her weakened state, Sombra was allowed just enough respite to curse the Crystal Empire.

There you have my head canon :3
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