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King Sombra by DragonwolfRooke King Sombra by DragonwolfRooke
The newest villain to grace the MLP world. :) From the season premiere today! AND since I hadn't seen him before the premiere (no spoilers for me, ha ha) I think I was less disappointed than a lot of people. Since he didn't get much screentime. XD Personally, I agree it would have been nicer to see more of him - but they only had so much time to tell the story they wanted to. So I think they did a good job regardless.

Besides. I think that Sombra is evil enough that he doesn't need monologues, he doesn't need songs, he doesn't need us to even see him. He's the boogeyman, the nightmare, the shadow on the wall. HE IS YOUR FEAR. :)

Anyhoo...

For those who don't watch MLP, he's a tyrant king who enslaved an empire - but he was defeated, transformed into a shadowy fog monster, and sealed in ice for a thousand years. Then he returns, obviously. :)

SO I saw this picture in my head and just had to paint it. XD I wanted it to feel like ink, since his soul was so black...plus it's like he's crawling out of the shadows he was transformed into, and starting to regain his old power. :) It was so much fun to paint!

King Sombra (c) Hasbro
Art (c) me
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The-Blood-Dragon Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
King Sombra could've been so much more... we need to see more of him...
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Thought I'd ask: may I use this as a cover art for a story I might release later on? I'll source it and everything, just thought I'd ask first. 
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DragonwolfRooke Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
As long as it's sourced, sure thing. :)
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:iconshadowflashmlp:
Awesome, thanks.
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Artandcreation4you Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I would have loved to see him TALK!
If Sombra lacks one thing, it is character development! :(
Good job on him though. :)
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DragonwolfRooke Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
I figure he didn't really NEED character development. He was actually a pretty logical villain if you think about it - he didn't bother having pointless monologues, so that WE could get to know him. He was too busy trying to take over an empire and enslave its people again. XD
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Kheelaia May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
shadow is like an ink!
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:iconbeawiddler1:
God that's terrifying.
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:iconfasa004:
I'm sorry, but, it kinda looks like he has big breasts. I still love it though.
xD
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DaggetWithaDagger Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
AAAAH THIS IS SO AWESOME

...Can I make this into a vector and give it a bit of a shattered-kinda look? I'll credit and link back here.
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