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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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Zenie250 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Artist
Yay XD sombra in his warped shadow form! I think they should give him a gannon like laugh thatd make him so much more bad ass as a villain love him!
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strong-1 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014
Its a shame though that Gak had more of a personality than this guy. With a little more development he could have been the most menacing villain to date.
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ComedyTeam Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
This is his form in season 5
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fangmoon109 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
www.deviantart.com/art/Toutax-…
SOMEONE USED YOUR ARTWORK FOR THEIR OWN.
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The-Blood-Dragon Featured By Owner 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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ShadowflashMLP Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
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 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
As long as it's sourced, sure thing. :)
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ShadowflashMLP Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
Awesome, thanks.
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Artandcreation4you Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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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