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Fanart - MLP. Rarity's Anguish by jamescorck Fanart - MLP. Rarity's Anguish by jamescorck
I think I am going to do this as often as I can. I have found myself in a bizarre art drive lately, and ever since I stepped into the My Little Pony fandom I have yet to suffer an art block, so I will keep riding the wave while it lasts. Besides, it's fun and it makes me way happier than playing videogames, as well as making me feel busy and productive. Also, doing quick sketches like these ones, with minimalistic color and a lot of black and white contrast, is something I really enjoy. It's very clean also, being this a digital format. If I tried doing this on a sketchbook I would smudge everything with grafite.

So yes, expect more to come. A lot more. My poor tablet is groaning in pain, but I don't care.

In today's picture, we have Rarity, haunted by her own demons. When the random number generator pointed me to her name I threw a hand to my mouth and chuckled guiltily. It's the kind of laugh you make when they tell you a joke that is two notches too wrong to be funny, but you laugh at it anyways. I knew I was going to get mean on her, and I think I kind of did.

This is a personal fear of mine, this one I put Rarity into. The fear of failure, followed by oblivion. Sometimes we are scared of what is inside us, our insecurities and lack of confidence. We are afraid of vanishing and leaving no trace at the end of our lives. We want to leave an impact in the world, since that's the only way we can achieve inmortality. Rarity, like any artist, wants to leave her mark in the world. She wants to be noticed, and she wants ponies to love and admire her craft. So, when she fails to do so, I bet she goes to a dark place, with one lonely mirror, from which a green eyed monster stares at her for hours. I feel for her. I've been there more often than not.

Art by James Corck
Rarity comes from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and belongs to Hasbro.
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PurpleKittenz134 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I feel youPikachu Crying Plz 
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iJab Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
May I use this art for a story I'm writing? It would suit it well. 

If permission is granted, I may ask to go a bit further and request that you allow me to slightly alter the image with a title. All credit will be given to you, and thank you very much for your consideration. 
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jamescorck Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Sure, feel free to do so.

Also, don't worry if you want to add a title, it's perfectly fine. Just make sure to link the picture to my gallery so your readers know where it comes from :D
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iJab Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks again, and will do =]
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WarriorsBrony Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
rarity, I feel your painSad Hug Extended 
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Jayden777 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is the best fic ever
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In-the-light-of-dawn Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
www.fimfiction.net/story/59834… I used this fan art for one of my fanfictions :) I dunno if you can read it yet (it's still waiting for approval) but I credited you and errythang :D
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jamescorck Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Cool beans!

Thanks for the feature, I'm glad you liked the picture enough to be the cover of your fanfic :D
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GatoPaint Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hey can i use this like a artwork of one of my songs? 


-GatoPaint
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jamescorck Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Sure man, go for it.

Make sure you credit me, so people know who drew it ;)
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GatoPaint Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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smithpat989 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
Another great image, I love it. I could see this happening to Rarity. Awesome job dude!
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KaidanDelRose Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
Great drawing, I enjoy dark themes and I could only imagine what would be going through her mind at a time like this.
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GiromCalica Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
looks like she has a cold.
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jamescorck Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Well, when you are upset you are more susceptible to get ill.
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GiromCalica Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Mostly because I see the tears dripping from her nose.
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jamescorck Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Have you ever cried unconsolably? Your tearducts "shortcircuit" with your nosetrils, and you end up dripping out of your nose and crying at the same time.

It's a type of crying you don't see in movies, but that I see every day in real life.
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GiromCalica Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's the reason why I read stuff from here
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jamescorck Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Aha, alright.
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KopaLeo Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Damn, this one got me right there deep. I have this kind of despair often. So accurately depicted by my favorite physicist (I'm a physicist myself) Steven Weinberg

However all these problems may be resolved, and whichever cosmological model proves correct, there is not much of comfort in any of this. It is almost irresistible for humans to believe that we have some special relation to the universe, that human life is not just a more-or-less farcical outcome of a chain of accidents reaching back to the first three minutes, but that we were somehow built in from the beginning. As I write this I happen to be in an aeroplane at 30,000 feet, flying over Wyoming en route home from San Francisco to Boston. Below, the earth looks very soft and comfortable, fluffy clouds here and there, snow turning pink as the sun sets, roads stretching straight across the country from one town to another. It is very hard to realize that this all is just a tiny part of an overwhelmingly hostile universe. It is even harder to realize that this present universe has evolved from an unspeakably unfamiliar early condition, and faces a future extinction of endless cold or intolerable heat. The more the universe seems comprehensible, the more it also seems pointless.
But if there is no solace in the fruits of our research, there is at least some consolation in the research itself. Men and women are not content to comfort themselves with tales of gods and giants, or to confine their thoughts to the daily affairs of life; they also build telescopes and satellites and accelerators, and sit at their desks for endless hours working out the meaning of the data they gather. The effort to understand the universe is one of the very few things that lifts human life a little above the level of farce, and gives it some of the grace of tragedy.


The important part is the last line. I sincerely believe that the universe is a big, dark, cold, impersonal place. (Read this lovely poem and weep:
A mare said to the universe,
Sir I exist!
However, replied the universe
This fact does not create in me
A sense of obligation)
Only a few things can give life a bit meaning, including studying physics, mathematics, creating great art, building Equestria on Earth. So far so good, BUT-- what if I fail?? What if, despite my best efforts, I still failed to make an important contribution to science? What if my whole life's erudition ends up rotting in a dusty corner of the library? I well understand similar fears of artists'. Intellectual death is a fate worse than death.
I think about this kind of intellectual death a lot. Every time I come across an obscure scientist on Wiki, I think, here comes another poor forgotten soul, I wonder whether this shall also be my fate... (example: Pockels [link]) Occasionally, when I get really stumped in my studies, I have this despair: "That's it, I'm doomed! There is no way I can contribute anything important to science, I'll sink into total oblivion, there is no hope for me!" To make the despair worse, I have a skull (not a real one) on my desk as my Memento Mori, and I can stare at it to cry even harder.

Well, that is a physicist's depression. Not really much different from an artist's depression. I always think art and science are closely linked together.
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vulpinedesigns Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is awesome! Despairingly bleak, but awesome! Can definitely imagine the darker recesses of Rarity's mind being something like this!
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jamescorck Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, that means I did my work more than well :D
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midnightfox1 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i am in this place. i have been there alot lately.
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jamescorck Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I feel for you man. Nobody wants to be in that place. I hope you get out of there soon.
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midnightfox1 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i hope so too. i am trying to dig my way out. i just get depressed easier than most.
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jamescorck Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
So do I.

Good luck with that man! I hope you get well real soon.
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midnightfox1 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you. nice to meet someone who understands.
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jamescorck Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome man ;3 We are not alone, there's a lot of people like us right now.
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midnightfox1 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
if u dont mind can u check out my wip in my gallery and tell me what u think. and give tips if needed
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jamescorck Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Sure, will do.
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gameguy94 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
Someone mad Rarity cry? *racks shotgun* We ain't havein that shit. (Great pic by the way)
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jamescorck Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!

I'd murder anyone who makes Rarity cry...unless they apologize in the end, of course.
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Pink--Champagne Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
This is amazing, and I think Rarity probably does suffer from inward turmoil like this. We've seen it come out before.
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jamescorck Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, remember "Green isn't your color".
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Sire-Sword Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What exactly would this green eyed monster be?
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:iconjamescorck:
jamescorck Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Envy is one big green eyed monster.
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Sire-Sword Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah yes, green with envy. Ok, I see now.
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ijustlikehalo Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
-You are nothing.
-No!!!
-You are a wretched piece of dying flesh, cursed to age and wane in beauty and mind, cursed to rot and to feed the worms.
- SHUT UPPPPPPP!!!
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-No my little one. I.Will.Never.Shut.Up.
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RookieOwl Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I understand so much man.
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:iconjamescorck:
jamescorck Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
We all have been there, the monster of envy is way too strong.
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RookieOwl Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
More that envy is the worry of ending up being a shame :(
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fernindt Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
Ouch. Poor Rares.

Very nice, though.
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:iconjamescorck:
jamescorck Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!

Always ready to make these poor little ponies suffer a little.
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Peach-the-mouse Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thats amazing! Poor Rarity!
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jamescorck Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I know, right!? I want to give her a hug, moreso than ever.
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FinalGamer Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
Reminds me of Black Swan somehow, the tortures of an artist and such. Very nice stuff man.
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jamescorck Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I was going for a "Black Swan" atmosphere, so it honours me that you think of that film when looking at this picture.
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