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Avant-garde by Choedan-Kal Avant-garde by Choedan-Kal
Pencil sketch reworked with vectors in Inkscape. While touring a Canterlot art gallery/museum , Rarity comes across Lyra, who seems to be mesmerized by a particular piece. Has she been standing there all day?

Although I am happy with the results, doing all 5 panels (with the exception of the cut n pasted art) with vectors was incredibly time consuming. As much as I like being able to reasonably approximate the aesthetic from the animation, I think my next piece will be something speedier I hope.

All characters above are from the MLP:FiM series (i.e. Hasboro) and not my original creations.
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:iconstreetsweep237:
streetsweep237 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
lyra really wants those hands.
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:iconcharlesthecomicartis:
CharlestheComicArtis Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i dont get it
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:iconchoedan-kal:
Choedan-Kal Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
It requires prior knowledge of the Lyra loves humans/hands meme (although it could probably work as a commentary on differing tastes).
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:icon7camo7:
7camo7 Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i knew it... -_-
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:iconsonofmrpeanut:
SonofMrPeanut Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
Still loving Art-Crowd Rarity.
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:iconwarriorcats098:
WarriorCats098 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional Photographer
LOL!!!! :rofl:
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:iconalexshy:
Alexshy Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconlyraponyplz: :icontellplz: Humans!!!!
:iconrarityfacehoofplz: :icontellplz: Ah... Lyra...
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:iconcs-epicness:
CS-epicness Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
reminds me of nokia walpaper! XD
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:iconalabasterrae:
AlabasterRae Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
Lyra used interrupt on the enemy Rarity, it's super effective!
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:iconpokemariofan14:
PokeMarioFan14 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Oh, Lyra. :rofl:
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:iconpink--champagne:
Pink--Champagne Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
I love that top down view of Rarity in her outfit.
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:iconchoedan-kal:
Choedan-Kal Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
Thanks :) That was definitely the hardest frame to draw.
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:iconalfamaxis:
Alfamaxis Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
:iconlyraponyplz: HAAAAANDZ!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconiisme95:
iIsMe95 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
Did anypony else notice that lovely picture of a tree above Rarity's head?
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:iconsuperomar99:
superomar99 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student General Artist
:iconfluttertreeplz:
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:iconiminlovewithmaryj:
ImInLoveWithMaryJ Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
Lov that look on Rarity.
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:iconsnowyzo3:
SnowyZo3 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
If she discovered Google Images, we'd all be doomed.
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:iconkeepers38464:
Keepers38464 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
Hot damn that look on Rarity!!
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:icondaydreamer449:
daydreamer449 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh lyra! What is it with you and hands?
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:iconascalpius:
Ascalpius Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
its a wonder we will never know just like pinkie logic





the cake may be a lie but what about pie?
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:icondaydreamer449:
daydreamer449 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The pie is a secret?
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:iconenmar123:
Enmar123 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
ha! I LOVE IT~!
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:iconhailrarity:
HailRarity Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
Hey, Lyra! You're awesome! High five!
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:iconchoedan-kal:
Choedan-Kal Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
:)
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:iconkdawg1631:
kdawg1631 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
8/10 damn good
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:iconpaulrap:
PaulRap Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
Lyra, you are being silly.
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:icondevifan2:
devifan2 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
*bro hoof*
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:iconkeaton-furman-prower:
keaton-furman-prower Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
What I want to know is how that was painting even exists in Equestria.
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:iconchoedan-kal:
Choedan-Kal Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
If you want a “realistic” rather symbolic answer, then I would say that equestria exists on a future Earth, well after the fall (or perhaps ascension) of man, and this was simply an artifact recovered from some long-collapsed ruins. Continuing on this theme, I actually have several sketches of Lyra coming across a half-buried Statue of Liberty a la Planet of the Apes, which I may add to my scraps section.
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:iconkeaton-furman-prower:
keaton-furman-prower Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
...I would've preferred a more symbolic answer.

But that's pretty cool too =D

Lyra: Damn you! God Damn you all to Hell!!!
Bon Bon: Lyra, We ponies believe in Tartarus. And we have Celestia instead of god.
Lyra: ...I don't care. God Damn you all to Hell!!!

Having realized she'd never find a human, Lyra decided to go with the next best thing: A pet gorilla.

Bon Bon: Take your stinking paws off me, you damn dirty ape!!!
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:iconchoedan-kal:
Choedan-Kal Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
Hearing that quote coming from Bon Bon made me lol. :)

The more symbolic answer is actually a lot less interesting. All I meant by that was that the use of Michelangelo’s Creation of Adam was for the benefit of the audience – it is something that most people would recognize and reliably connect to Lyra’s particular predilection. “In universe” (excluding the possibility of Equestria being a post-apocalyptic Earth) Lyra is just seeing something that speaks to her interest in hands/humanity but it isn’t literally the “real” painting from the Sistine Chapel any more than the ponies are literally speaking English in the cartoon or using tools that were obviously devised by bipedal apes. These are all just symbolic elements/props so that humans can relate to the situation.
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:iconkeaton-furman-prower:
I see...

And I'm glad I could make you lol ^^
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:icongranonis:
Granonis Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
BWAHAHAHA!!
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:icontinyweasels:
Tinyweasels Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
All my LOL's, take them.
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:iconsuperchaoskg:
SuperChaosKG Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
...

Wait a second-

OBJECTION!!

RARITY'S CLOTHES ARE IMPOSSIBLE!!

I see no plausible way that that can be put on without extending to the whole body!

In order to sit it up so that the bottom part can cover her legs, she must put it on beforehand.

HOWEVER, AS YOU CAN SEE, THERE'S TWO TINY HOLES SHE HAS TO PULL OVER HER HEAD!!

EXPLAIN HOW THIS CAN BE WORN!!
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:iconchoedan-kal:
Choedan-Kal Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
Wizards? Unicorn Magic?

I’m not sure that I understand the objection, so I’m not sure if this is serious question. Although not my design (obviously), the sweater would work just like any other sweater.
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:iconsuperchaoskg:
SuperChaosKG Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
I have no idea. Only after I wrote did I realize that I was wrong.


Um... nothing to see here?
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:iconchoedan-kal:
Choedan-Kal Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
No problem :)
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:iconascalpius:
Ascalpius Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
agreed raise hoof use magic to put on shirt EASY PEASY LEMON SQUEZY
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:iconkeaton-furman-prower:
keaton-furman-prower Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
It's a perfectly normal shirt. What's so complicated about that?
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:iconsuperchaoskg:
SuperChaosKG Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
I have no idea. Only after I wrote did I realize that I was wrong.


Um... nothing to see here?
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:iconkeaton-furman-prower:
Oki Doki Loki
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:iconskarsnikthelord:
SkarsniktheLord Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
Nice! But why is Lyra so into humans? I've seen the same joke hundreds of times but I've never known where the joke came from.
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:iconscootadoo:
scootadoo Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
It's because in the episode Dragonshy she sits like a human, not like a pony. Also, there is the fact that her cutie mark is a lyre, which could mean that her special talent (maybe her very purpose in life) is playing lyre, and how well can you play lyre with hooves? I've read several fanfics that explore this idea that she can't perform her special talent and she has a bit of an identity crisis because of that. On the other hand, you can always say that she plays with her magic :) In the end it's just a fanon personality and therefore as good as any other, it just so happens that many people like it.
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:iconskarsnikthelord:
SkarsniktheLord Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
Thanks!
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:iconscootadoo:
scootadoo Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
You're welcome :)
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:iconanthrooptimist:
AnthroOptimist Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
That was just.... unexpected.
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:iconfoxkristen:
foxkristen Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
god celestia O.O!
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:iconbryfury:
bryfury Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
epic win XD
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