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The Last Screening by SmellsLikeBeer The Last Screening by SmellsLikeBeer
So, this is the last drawing in the untitled series of ponies in our empty, abandoned world. So there's five of them altogether. Gotta come up with another motive soon.

I know a lot of people aren't satisfied because there are pictures of humans here and there in the series, like the human torso mannequins or newspaper pictures of people, or like this huge movie poster of a fictional movie (David Bowie reference though!) So I was a bit hovering between if I should or should not draw a man in the poster. But since it was up to me only, I decided to draw it anyway. Come on, it's just a poster. "People who hate will be hating" or how was it?

Anyway, I was a bit tired to draw Rarity's hair, so I decided to go the easy way with the "wet-mane-Rarity" thing. I also think it fits better in the mood than the curled hair. Rarity is also a real pain in the ass to paint by the way. It's really easy to buck up everything 'cos she's so white. Too much color and it's ruined. But I'm quite satisfied with this, say what you say (:

Links to the other parts of the series:
Pinkie: [link] Fluttershy: [link] AJ & RD: [link] Twilight: [link]
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:iconpenguindf12:
penguindf12 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
Who knows? Not me. I never lost control....
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dreamingnoctis Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
BOWIE!

The world needs more Pony/Bowie crossovers.

You know, a lot of your depictions of cities, especially these and your Manehattan works, remind me of the downbeat 70's films that depicted New York as a crime-ridden slum.
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TheArtisticPony Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Rarity would be happy when she can't find a certain type of fabric in this place.

I'd watch the movie, "The Man Who Sold the World". Sounds good.
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crazydiary86 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
If this picture haven't a human image, it can remember me "Fallout: Equestria"
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Alex-sama Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
The way that Rarity seems both perplexed and a bit appalled by the abandoned theater matches perfectly with the rest of the picture. Great shading and love the style. *Fav
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stickman00 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
Humans in a human world?! the atrocity!
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Jrakob Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this would be about 20% cooler if you drew some rain in it. also I dont mind that humans are in it. never been a big issue for me:D keep up the good work.
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Count-KraumBurger1 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
saw this on EQD, awesome!
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CresentBladedBrony Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This is really awesome. I love this style. Rarity looks just a tad confused. XD
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SakioKurosawa Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
does it matter what other people think, probably some douches that just see the pic without reading the description, and even if they read the think they just want to make you feel bad, I know when someone say something bad about your work, it hurts and it hurts a lot, why because what we do is put our souls on that piece of paper, we are not painting fruits or landscapes to mask our selves,we print a emotion and we express ourselves in the pictures, I believe that's the reason we are sensitives when someone say something distasteful.
anyways the picture is gorgeous love the white of the skin is so delightful, I think I'm the man who sold the world, BTW I'm still reading that manga you send me is freaking awesome. :D
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SmellsLikeBeer Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Thanks, you're always so good with words (:
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SakioKurosawa Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
my pleasure :)
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9Summers Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
A world where ponies evolved from man?!?!

I'm okay with that.
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Meneth Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
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Punisher143 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
Oh, this has my writer's urge going. Maybe when I get out of this funk I'm in.
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guffi00 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
Очень крутая серия пикч, она меня впечатлила. И пофиг на пикчи людей :)
И еще, я очень рад, что ты опять взялся за рисование :)
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SmellsLikeBeer Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Thanks dude (:
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TheoneYellow Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
This is amazing!! The image itself reminds me a lot of the great story told in Bowie's Diamond Dogs.
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K4nK4n Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
I enjoyed your series so far. The thought of a "Life After People"-style scenario with the ponies exploring our now humanless world gives me the chills. The good kind of chills. I'm sad that you'll be ending your series and that there're many hateful fake bronies in our fandom who're putting you down. I can't stop you from making a decision, but I can help you decide.

"Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage."
~ RALPH WALDO EMERSON (1803-1882)
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NavySailorBOB Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
I really enjoy these, dude. I honestly admire how you're not limiting your art to what's already been created like many others. You have this brilliant new vision and you're rolling with it. I strongly encourage you (if you even need it) to continue your journey in illustration.
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SmellsLikeBeer Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Thanks man, much appreciated ((:
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firefanatic Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This whole thing reminds me of I am legend.
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SbI29 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
who could complain about such fabulousness, Lolz
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scootadoo Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
People complain about humans in your pictures? Pay no attention to them! You're an artist and are free to draw whatever you want. I think that guy fits perfectly :)
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Swordofjanak Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
Huzzah that is a great David Bowie song from the album the Man Who Sold the World, but I think I like the song All the Madmen more.
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Sir0Chicken Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
I really like this. There's something really interesting about the ponies in our world post-humanity. The world is alien to the ponies, but even more so because of our absence. It's discovering a new land and knowing even in its newness that something is wrong.
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SbI29 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
I like the whole Idea too
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FullMetal-Landon Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
The man who sold the world what? Drugs? Ponies? Bananas? I must know! I MUST!


(I get the reference, don't correct me)
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ChanticlearSkies Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
I jus hve to tell you how fantastic this series is. I mean, all of your stuff is great, but I really love this set. The details, the references in the background, the overall feel- everything is wonderfuly done. It's bleak and dismal, and beuatiful and uplifiting, and all so very important. I love the gritty feel, and I love the messages and emotions conveyed. So thank you for creating these pictures.

Also, three cheers for the Bowie reference!
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SmellsLikeBeer Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Thanks, that's really kindly said (:
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SeventhAgent Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
Perhaps she died alone, a long long time ago.
Who knows? Not me. I never lost control.
You're face to face
With the mare who sold the world.
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TrixieLove19 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
I love the way you use crosshatching. (That's what its called right?) Anyways, I really like the way you made Rarity the only colored thing within the pic too. It's so awesome~! ^0^ Everything is so detailed~.
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T-babe Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
What happened to her beautiful hair?
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Teknibaal Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
You have to draw what you love, not what people tell you to draw. If they are not satisfied with the fact that you draw some humans in your pictures, that's their problem and they'll have to deal with it.
Anyway, I love it!
(I cannot find your full signature! Haha, I'll try to find the "Like")
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SmellsLikeBeer Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
"Like" is hidden quite badly, not very cleverly or anything. But thanks for your words (:
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Teknibaal Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Found it :)
I'm repeating myself but I love this!
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Fundz64 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hoo boy, do i ever understand how frustrating it is to sketch out Rarity's hair! :roll:
I actually love this kind of artwork.. the way you added color to a lifeless surrounding- it's quite touching really.

a pastel colored pony in a monochrome flavored world...
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Sniper-Bait Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
That awkward moment when you find yourself looking for Derpy and other easter-eggs in the background instead of taking the picture for the work of art it is. :P

Like the others, this looks awesome! Keep it up!
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McStalins Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like how you make sceneries look life-like by filling it with small details like garbage, old signs and such. Really impressive (: And I just love these deep shadows like the one at the inner wall of the passage.

Yet it looks a bit strange to me, how Rarity's legs don't fit into the picture. The same with the Dash's tail in your previous drawing.

P.S. I personally think the best way to colour Rarity, is steel gray with slight touches of purple in shadows. But that's only my opinion.
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SmellsLikeBeer Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
I like breaking the golden ratio, I'm such a badass (; Nah, it's mainly just like an experiment. I can't explain what I was looking for, it's too complicated to verbalize for me : D sorry
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McStalins Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, rethinking it, I must admit, this sorta makes it look like Rarity is just passing by, like she's in the picture simply by accident. As for me, it quite makes sense this way.
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theoldhorse2 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
i remembver that place when it was new, shame about the area, this place would get robbed, stolen, even vanalised, shame,
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simpe94 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i opened this while listening to aladdin sane. luv bowie reference, and that rarity...

"who knows, not me..."
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CptMaximum9001 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Draw something happy next time.
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SmellsLikeBeer Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
Haha, I'll try (:
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KeinZantezuken Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
I know a lot of people aren't satisfied because there are pictures of humans here and there in the series, like the human torso mannequins or newspaper pictures of people, or like this huge movie poster of a fictional movie (David Bowie reference though!) So I was a bit hovering between if I should or should not draw a man in the poster. But since it was up to me only, I decided to draw it anyway. Come on, it's just a poster. "People who hate will be hating" or how was it?

I don't get it? Didn't you mention that series of this pics united under one idea/theme "ponies in our world"? I would be surprised if there was no humans.
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SmellsLikeBeer Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
Well, I've read some comments, I don't know if they are complaining, but, that the human references are somewhat irritating. I don't know, maybe I'm just too sensitive about it, but I think not everyone is happy.
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KeinZantezuken Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
If these were complaining then it is just plain weird, consider the concept of the drawing. Just ignore them.
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