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AU doodle- Rarity and Twilight by Earthsong9405 AU doodle- Rarity and Twilight by Earthsong9405

Aw man, it’s been an exhausting day today, and I have an inkling that tomorrow will too. So, I drew these doodles a few minutes ago to help me just relax a bit.  Just some… Ref pics?? I guess they’d classify as ref doodles, so let’s go with that. Ref doodles of soldier!Twilight and Queen!Rarity from that plotbunny RariTwi AU sketch I did earlier. I’ve grown really fond of it in a very short amount of time, and these two wouldn’t leave me alone, so I went ahead and played with the idea.

So for this particular AU, Twilight and Rarity would appear slightly different from how I picture their canon counterparts. Twilight has a body that’s more taken to the shire gene in her family than canon Twi, making her taller and a little more fuzzy. Years of fighting and rigorous training has made her form muscular and, while she isn’t nearly as big as Applejack, she’s certainly formidable in physical strength. Pair that with her magical prowess, and you’re dealing with something very deadly. She also has a few scars on her body, some so faint you have to really squint to see, and some you can easily spot. The worst wound she’s had is the one on her chest: impaled by an enemy unicorn’s horn, who attempted to stop her heart with a magical burst with their horn still deep in her chest. As a soldier, she keeps her hair short for practical reasons. 

As for her personality, I think it’d be relatively the same, however it is hidden underneath a serious, commanding exterior. Despite her prowess as a soldier, she hasn't given up her love for knowledge, and she reads whenever she has the time to do so. In fact, it’s because of her intelligence that make one of the most dangerous soldiers in Rarity’s ranks. Some of you have asked whether or not she still has her knowledge, but please remember that being a soldier doesn't mean you lack intelligence. :/

In contrast, Rarity would have a bit more of a slighter form than how I see her canon counterpart. Her mane is longer and often done up in a ponytail, but much of her appearance remains the same. She likes to wear extravagant cloaks and capes, but despite her tastes for the lush and fashionable, her royal wear is actually pretty humble. All she tends to wear, minus the cloak, is a tiara and a relatively simplistic… necklace thing (I can’t remember what they’re actually called at the moment). Aaaaaaand she just loves to flirt it up with her socially inept bodyguard. C:< As for her personality, I think she’d be more of a flirt in this AU, and she can also cut a very authoritative figure when she needs to. Other than that, like Twi, her personality is relatively the same. Being queen, however, her love for fashion and making things may be a little more of a hobby/side thing since, you know, running a country is very time consuming. She doesn't have as much time to indulge in the many things she loves and, as such, probably makes her more stressed than her canon counterpart, but she’d probably be able to handle said stress better.

So this AU has the possibility for several different factors, but I’m particularly fond of the ideas where Equestria is united and not separated by breed, however they are ruled by Rarity. Aaaaaaand because I want the entire Mane 6 (and CMC) present, they all play roles in this AU as well (**cough AppleDash and PinkieShy cough**).

So far I have:

Fluttershy (Royalty and best friends with Rarity)

Pinkie Pie (Jester?? Of Fluttershy’s court? Or perhaps a servant?)

Applejack (a Captain of the guard/ one of Rarity’s trusted generals?)

Rainbow Dash (Fluttershy’s personal guard)

Spike (Twilight's squire?)

I dunno how the princess sisters would play out in this particular AU, so I guess that’s up for interpretation. Also, suggestions for the AU are more than welcomed. C:

And I think that’s it for now. As always, feel free to ask questions. And thanks for taking a look at my work! :3

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:iconbenthehyena:
Benthehyena Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool AU ! Rarity as fab as ever !
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:iconearthsong9405:
Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Traditional Artist
Of course, darling! Rarity forever remains fab! :iconisayplz:

Lol, seriously though, thank you! ^.^
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mlpfimisthebest222 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, :iconearthsong9405: I was wondering if I could please trace over this and color and shade it with Microsoft Paint and Pixlr. I need more practice with coloring and shading. All credit would go to you, of course. I just wanted to ask cause I thought it would be fun. I will try not to make it look too crappy, but I can't promise anything. Please?
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:iconearthsong9405:
Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I'm afraid my answer is no. I don't allow anyone to trace my work.
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:iconmlpfimisthebest222:
mlpfimisthebest222 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What about just coloring though?
its okay if u say no :)
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:iconearthsong9405:
Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Still no I'm afraid. This lineart is one of the many I'll end up coloring myself.
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mlpfimisthebest222 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay, not to be pushy, but, umm..... is there any that you arent going to? Sorry to keep bothering u
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:iconmlpfimisthebest222:
mlpfimisthebest222 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay I understand :)
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Shadeila Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What is AU?
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:iconearthsong9405:
Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Alternate Universe.
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:iconshadeila:
Shadeila Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh,thanks Luhan : Nervous Laugh 
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xXDani-MekashiXx Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Why do people give unicorns those tails? Horses don't have tails like that o.o
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:iconearthsong9405:
Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Because the classic representation of the unicorn have them with long leonine tails and cloven hooves.
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xXDani-MekashiXx Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh alright. I did not know that.
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Hetalia31 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Student
Big... burly Twilight... oh my...
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Mr-Dr-Sweetness Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
Did Twilight start as a Royal Guard? Or did she go "You've been promoted to rank Awesome Sargent Extreme, you now have the option to join the Royal Guard."?
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:iconearthsong9405:
Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
It all depends on how you personally see this AU. Either will work just fine.
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DoTheDinosaur24 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for replying!:D I am so mind blown right now!:)
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:iconearthsong9405:
Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
No need to thank me. I try to answer every comment I get. c:
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DoTheDinosaur24 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool
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:iconearthsong9405:
Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank ya! :3
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trinson Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
Ok after reading your stuff.  I see why Twi is bigger like that.  Alternate Universes are fun, but still.  Not a fan of Bigger Twi.  Though how you describe her in this story of your.  It makes perfect sense for her to be like that.  Still, I guess I am to drawn to the book worm mage instead of the battle mage you make her.  

Great pics though.  Wonderful designs and style with beautiful detail.  
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:iconearthsong9405:
Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks. c:
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sabrina1303 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think the neck-thingy is called a Neck Brace :3
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:iconearthsong9405:
Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Nah, a neck brace is what you put on when you break your neck. I'm thinking about jewelry. It's called a Torc.
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sabrina1303 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh... My life is a lie.
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:iconana-mizuki:
Ana-Mizuki Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
Twilight would easily build that bulk, considering how her brother could.

And I like this idea ^^
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:iconearthsong9405:
Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Indeed indeed! Although I think this Twi would still be this muscular while the canon Twi would remain slightly leaner. x3 And thanks! C:
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Here-for-the-ponies Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Wait, so Twilight is Rarity's personal bodyguard? That would work. As long as she isn't a regular foot soldier, or some kind of front line infantry. I could totally see her as a general or some sort of military strategist as well.
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Oh of course. Twilight seems more like the type to rise in the ranks quickly, so why just make her something like a line infantry soldier?
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Here-for-the-ponies Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Agreed. Is her family royalty at all, perhaps by distant ancestry, or at least high class?
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:iconearthsong9405:
Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
In this particular AU, I didn't specify mainly so folks could have liberty over that. I personally think she'd be at LEAST a high class, sorta, even if it's because her family are known for their military background and prowess.
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PonyUniverse Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Man I love your style!
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:iconearthsong9405:
Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! :3
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PonyUniverse Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :D
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AlexDemille Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
I've found that your art looks really weird to be sometimes. The realism strikes me as off sometimes. But I'm growing to actually really enjoy your art. This sketch is very well done and I really like the story idea. Good job.
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:iconearthsong9405:
Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks. c:
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JadeDragon18 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Student
I really like how this AU is shaping up, really looking forward to what else you do with it. You have such creative ideas. :D I'd be really interested in seeing a lineup of the mane six to see how their sizes are in comparison. ^^
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:iconearthsong9405:
Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! As soon as I finish Pinkie and Shy, I'll definitely do a lineup so ya'll can see everyone's sizes. ^.^
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SonicHomeboy Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It is interesting to see the body types of the two here. Twilight is so burly compared to Rarity. :XD:
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:iconearthsong9405:
Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Indeed indeed! Twilight has been lifting weights in hopes of wooing the glorious Rarity. xD
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SonicHomeboy Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Heh. Goodness Twilight. XD No need to go overboard on being in shape. lol
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PsychoTwi Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
I cannot express how much I love Twilight and rarity with those manecuts! Awesome job! <3
I have an idea for the princesses' roles... Maybe Celestia and Luna can be Spirits that live on Earth, like Discord and all the other major villains (except Sombra who is a mortal). They still control the Sun and the Moon, but they aren't rulers. I think Cadence can still be a princess (maybe Rarity's cousin or something) and married to Shining, but is a pegasus.
But, yeah, I'm not very creative when it comes to AUs. ^^"
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:iconearthsong9405:
Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! ^.^

As for the sisters, I actually settled on the idea of them being something of living deities or actual goddesses whom live far from the ponies (perhaps one of the highest peaks in Equestria). They'd be worshiped as gods, and they only show themselves to those they deem worthy. And they still are as powerful (if not more so) as their canon counterparts, as well as having power the sun and moon. The event of Nightmare Moon wouldn't have happened either, I don't think.

As for Cadence, I think I'm going with her not being a princess but is still royalty (kinda like Fluttershy is in this AU). However, she enjoys being in the field more alongside her husband, Shining Armor, and is a renowned doctor. She's also a pegasus, indeed. And no worries! Half the fun with AUs is the brainstorming part. C:
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Amaris-the-Demon Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Damn. Buff Twilight is buff. 
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:iconearthsong9405:
Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Eeyup. Don't screw around with this one. o3o
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Amaris-the-Demon Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
For realsies
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ThatBronyWithGlasses Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Student Writer
How would the the more powerful creatures measure up in the world? The princesses, Chrysalis, Sombra, Discord, Tirek?
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
These characters would more than likely be religious figures that potentially exist. The princess sisters certainly exist, I'm on the fence on Discord existing, Sombra still be pretty much the same but, unlike the others, he isn't a god or deity, so he'd be easy to face in comparison. Tirek would probably be the king of Tartarus, although just as much as it's his domain, he wouldn't really be able to leave it either.
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ThatBronyWithGlasses Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Student Writer
I smell a juicy fanfic in the making. You could call it Game of Ponies or Elder Scrolls: Equestria (could be a great sister series to Fallout Equestria)
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