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Fanart - MLP. I know your weak point, Darling by jamescorck Fanart - MLP. I know your weak point, Darling by jamescorck
So there is a very surprising trend going in the Pony Fandom that I find both amusing and fascinating. That is the trend of having Rarity fight against a giant crab. I don't understand why, or how it all came to be, or if this was supposed to be a spin on the whole "Giant Enemy Crab" meme spawned by the disastrous E3 Sony PS3 conference. Maybe it was going to originally have all of the Mane Six, but after doing just Rarity people found it really unique so everybody went and said, "Let's draw Rarity fighting a Giant Crab! It will be awesome!"

I agree, it is awesome. And it's Best Pony fighting a giant foe, so how am I not going to jump in on the bandwagon and make another drawing to add to the pile?

I was looking for an idea to practice my shading and trying a new technique, so I decided to go with this one. I've grown dependent to having black outlines and inks in all my pictures, so with this one I decided against it. It doesn't have a single outline or "ink" and all I did was adding color until it looked like what you are seeing right now. Yeah, I know the crab's pincers are huge compared to his body and that he is most likely going to fall on his face as soon as he takes one step, but I don't really care. It had to look threateningly cute, and I think I achieved that. This is a very costly technique in terms of time and planning ahead, but the results satisfy me greatly.

Art by James Corck
Rarity comes from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, belongs to Hasbro and is Best Pony.
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:icontomfraggle:
TomFraggle Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
Looks great! Love the detail! :+fav:
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:iconseriousjupiter:
SeriousJupiter Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Rarity used Stone Edge! A critical hit!

...Or should it be called Gemstone Edge? Eh, whatever.
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:iconbioshock140:
Bioshock140 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
Rarity is epic.
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:icondjwill:
DJWill Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Giant Enemy Crab! xD Attack his weakpoint, for massive damage! xD
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:iconsayafantasy97:
SayaFantasy97 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome, reminds me of an episode of powerpuff girls where buttercup had to kill a giant crab for a scavenger hunt.
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:iconjamescorck:
jamescorck Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I remember that episode. Good stuff indeed.
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:iconmillianalennie:
MillianaLennie Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
i like!!
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:iconjamescorck:
jamescorck Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconcrmareli:
CrMaReLi Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Totally reminds me of TES XD
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:iconjamescorck:
jamescorck Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I know, those goddamn giant crabs terrified the ever loving snot out of me.
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:icondoctor-gipsyking:
Doctor-Gipsyking Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
So what you're saying is that you did this "in the manner of smoke" as leonardo da Vinci puts it?
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:iconjamescorck:
jamescorck Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ooooh, sfumato!

It's been so long since my art school days that I forgot what it was called. Yeah, it is like that, and it felt really different and refreshing.
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:iconnophera:
Nophera Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Giant crab frothing at the mouth? This be the work of "Monster Hunter"!
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:iconjamescorck:
jamescorck Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I always wanted to play those games, but the premise is just so boring sounding!
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:iconnophera:
Nophera Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Student General Artist
It's like Dark Souls, It doesn't have a very welcoming beginning, it's hard as fuck, but when you kill something you feel like a god. It has a way of giving you a feeling that if you fail to kill a boss that's the only thing you ever think about until a you kill it, almost as if they were mocking you.
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:iconbroznik592:
broznik592 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
Rarity could take on Yoshitsune any day.
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:iconbarrfind:
Barrfind Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Yes, awesome dinner. ;D
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:iconjamescorck:
jamescorck Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I don't think ponies can process crab meat, they will get ill.
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:iconbarrfind:
Barrfind Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Who knows? Thats only question, and we can't answer it for sure.
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:icondyrilby:
Dyrilby Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
Attack its weak point for massive damage
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:iconjamescorck:
jamescorck Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
"Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiidge Raceeeeeeeeeeeeeeer!!!!!!!!!"
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:iconwhatsapokemon:
Whatsapokemon Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow, this is really cool!
I love all the details and texture of the crab, it really does look monstrous, those eyes also look so nice.
The shading and composition are also really good, it looks like your experiment turned out successfully!
<3
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:iconjamescorck:
jamescorck Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!

Also, I think I should thank you for spawning a meme where Best Pony is acting like a complete and utter badass. Really out there idea, never seen anything so bizarre yet so cool hit this fandom in a good while.

/)*
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:iconwhatsapokemon:
Whatsapokemon Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*(\
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General5 Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
OK THAT'S IT!! What is with the fan art with rarity and the crab. I don't remember any fight with her and the crab in the show!
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ChaoticNote Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
A single guy commissioned a lot of Rarity vs Crab pictures from a lot of different artists, thus starting a meme.
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General5 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
I get it now
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:iconinkblu:
InkBlu Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Student General Artist
I know where Rarity Fighting a Giant Crab came from; I personally know the guy who did it. It just cam into his head one day, he didn't know anything about the 'Giant Enemy Crab' thing, actually. His name is Whatsapokemon and his Deviantart link is: [link]

Go blame him :P
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:iconjamescorck:
jamescorck Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I already linked him ;D
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:iconsuciefue:
sucieFue Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
Rarity Got Crabs lol
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:iconjamescorck:
jamescorck Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh such a witty and easy joke to make :/
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FenrirConnell Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It is because Pokehidden got a request to draw Rarity fighting a giant crab. He should have done it, but he biased the random selection system. His exact words were. "There is no way I am drawing that shit."
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:iconjamescorck:
jamescorck Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Well, his loss.
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:iconfenrirconnell:
FenrirConnell Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I guess!
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EightyFivethePegasus Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Nice art! I like the sense of action I get from this!
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:iconjamescorck:
jamescorck Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Necromagenvion Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
Once upon a time, a guy called "whatsapokemon" comissioned several artists all over deviantart and beyond with a random subject called "Rarity fights a Giant Crab". The comissions were completed and it created a Domino Effect among other artists who decided to create their own take on this.
In the end, the whole thing became viral and we all can see the results.
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:iconjamescorck:
jamescorck Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I am more than okay with the results :D
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:iconmusical-medic:
Musical-Medic Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I believe someone kept commissioning it.
Nicely done :3
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:iconbrowntown747:
Browntown747 Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
Why am I thinking that rarity should use a Thordon tome weapon [Rank B Lightning magic]
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:iconjamescorck:
jamescorck Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I kind of agree.
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:iconbrowntown747:
Browntown747 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
Or even the Bolting Spell [Same effect but can be used LOng distance [Example Rarity could be on one end of beach and hits Crab who is on the opposite end]
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ndogmario Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I thing i too shall join the rarity vs crab thing
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:iconacacia-rabbit-desert:
Acacia-Rabbit-Desert Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
Esto me recuerda a una parte de banjoe kazoe donde luchas contra un cangrejo tambien... o era un caracol? jajaj que buen arte =D
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:iconjamescorck:
jamescorck Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
No recuerdo si era un cangrejo o una langosta. Era un bicho, eso seguro.

Gracias por el comentario <3
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4ScarfAce4 Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I have just one question... what is Rarity's weapon meant to be? It looks original.
And I believe that the Rarity vs Giant Crab thing stems from an Equestria Daily Drawfriend (no, I can't tell you the date or number) which had a random Rarity vs Giant Crab picture as its header. I couldn't tell you which picture from the many that now exist it was. All I know is that that was how I first became aware of this being a thing, and that the number of RvsGC (clumsy acronym) images in Drawfriends ballooned after that.
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:iconjamescorck:
jamescorck Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I intended it to be a ruby sword. It's like she took a ruby and carved a sword out of it. The glow of her magic around the handle makes it look like the hand cover of a normal sword.
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stickXdude Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist
Looks awesome, but for as long as I've looked, I have NOT been able to find out WHY this is a thing. XD
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kiwifingers Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
blame [link]
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:iconxertex:
Xertex Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
Yeah, I also think that he's the source of this idea XD
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