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Chick Flick by TheArtrix Chick Flick by TheArtrix
One day, Sweetie Belle is dumped at Carousel Boutique. Her parents tell her to look after her younger sister, for they are going out for the night. Rarity thinks the best way to spend the night is to pig out and watch a movie together. Sweetie Belle, initially excited to watch this "very serious movie for grown-ups", soon discovers that it's rather... disappointing.

The idea for this picture has been sitting on my mind for quite some time now. I did a variation of this back in 2009, but this one's different in that it is actually an effort piece with lots opportunities to play around with lighting and shadows. It really captures what I had in mind, which is one of the most satisfying things an artist can achieve. It was also an opportunity for some subtle world building and even nice throwbacks to other franchises and things I've done in the past. Also experimented with Rarity's design, once again, this time going with a more direct conversion of her hair style as seen in the show.

Anyways, I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it.
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:icondjhiryu508:
DJHiryu508 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015
Look, just be glad you aren't the boyfriend of a girl who dragged him to go see Mamma Mia when it first came out.

...I still have nightmares.
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DJHiryu508 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
I like the "powerpuff girls cereal" you threw in there. Classy touch!
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deaththekit Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Power puff girl cereal !!!!
Lol sweetie belle just has that wtf am I watching look on her face XD
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:icondeaththekit:
deaththekit Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I think they're on her shirt too
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Frozencat56948 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Student General Artist
You Did A Really Good Job On This!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconrythmear:
Rythmear Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Heheh, dem power-puff girls cereals.
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:iconellocabruja:
ELLOCABRUJA Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
love you art
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:iconhaissan:
Haissan Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
Oh this is about how I would imagine someone of Sweetie's age to react, I'm surprised she could sit through it for so long sugared up on Powerpuff Girls' Cereal, or is it Lucky Captain Rabbit King Nuggets? (heh) I love the expression on her face.
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:icontheartrix:
TheArtrix Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Considering how bored she must be, Powepuff Girls cereal is probably the only think that can keep her up :]
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:iconthe-electric-squid:
The-Electric-Squid Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Student Filmographer
rarity icon Rara: I so feel for her
Clapping Pony Icon - Sweetie Belle Sweetie: Dafaq is going on
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Duraciam Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Clapping Pony Icon - Rarity Clapping Pony Icon - Sweetie Belle 
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:iconmarcellad20:
MarcellaD20 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Student Filmographer
this is the best way to spend the night with your sister...damn
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:icontheartrix:
TheArtrix Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Something tells me you're the Rarity in this scenario.
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:iconmarcellad20:
MarcellaD20 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Student Filmographer
If you think I am the Rarity, check out my sister and I. My sister is more like Rarity. I am more like sweetie belle when I watch soap operas with her. lol
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:icontheartrix:
TheArtrix Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
If that's the case, I would guess you find a great deal of amusement in seeing your sister's emotional response to the overacted melodramatic roller coaster that is soap operas.
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MarcellaD20 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Student Filmographer
It actually makes question why she watches it? lol It is nothing, but fighting, yelling, slapping, and 5% comedy. I only seen two worth watching that was on the Brazilian network (...do not remember the name though...)
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teh-j0ey Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
I agree with you sooooo much it's not even funny when I say it.

Whenever the maid of the house is here (and no I don't live in a mansion, just a friend of the family) and my father is out of town, what does she turn on? The f:iconfluttershyyayplz:g Oxygen or Lifetime channel. I'm seriously not trying to sound chauvinistic when I ask you this, but...

Are some women just suckers for depressing shit? :iconscootalooshrugplz:
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:iconmarcellad20:
MarcellaD20 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Student Filmographer
The women just need chocolate and someone to cuddle (that is where a puppy comes in, lol). Women get over their depression the next day. I watch cartoons, anime, and anything related to be happier. Mostly Tosh.o and south park
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:iconteh-j0ey:
teh-j0ey Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
If I were a woman, I'd totally be a tomboy. Just saying.
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Ud-the-Imp Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
Sweeite Belle's all like:  "What the Heck am I watching?"
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Interstellar-enigma Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Power Puff Girls cereal lol
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:iconrave-ix:
RAVE-IX Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
I bet it's Equus they're watching
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:iconxkiosikx:
xKiosikx Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
Dat PPG Cereal
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Turbotowns2 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
aye. XD
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:iconandypony:
Andypony Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
What's that what Rarity is levitating?
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:icontheartrix:
TheArtrix Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It's a bonbon, which is fancy for chocolate.
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:iconandypony:
Andypony Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Oooh - okay. :D I didn't realize.
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chronicler87 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Sweetie. XD
She's just
"I don't get it."
XD
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:iconalnairlindalwe:
AlnairLindalwe Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
Everything's said above already. What I can't believe is an amount of mess in the room. That's so un-Rarity...
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:icontheartrix:
TheArtrix Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It's not messy, it's organized chaos :]
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:icongym356:
gym356 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
haha
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:icondnftt2014:
DNFTT2014 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Hah,Sweetie Belle looks like a bag of WTF.
I love Rarity's robe.
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:iconteh-j0ey:
teh-j0ey Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
'A bag of WTF'.

I'm gonna start using that. Thank you. XP
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:icondnftt2014:
DNFTT2014 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I remember the first film I watched that showed the Human Nude body.(I kept trying not to lookover at theadults in the room,who were also watching softcore porn.)
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:iconteh-j0ey:
teh-j0ey Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
Well.

One time I saw a clip of a guy going around tackling trees.
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:icondnftt2014:
DNFTT2014 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I'll take that over watching softcore porn with parents & Grandparnets in the room too.
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:iconteh-j0ey:
teh-j0ey Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
I couldn't find A guy tackling trees. But I did find two dipshits doing such a thing: m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=fL-boD…
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DNFTT2014 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Link is a "miss" doesn't go to a clip.
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:iconteh-j0ey:
teh-j0ey Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014
www.youtube.com/watch?v=fL-boD… There you are. You should be able to see it now.
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:icontheartrix:
TheArtrix Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It is a really nice robe, I'm surprise there wasn't an influx of fan art the moment it was shown on the show.
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StrawberryMadoka Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
This picture reminds me when I was younger my mother made me watch Romantic Movies and I just sat there trying to figure out what Alcohol was. Oh my gosh the face on Rarity is so perfect for my mother too! I love all the tiny details you included in this too
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:icontheartrix:
TheArtrix Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wait, mothers actually do this with their daughters? Makes me wonder what my mother would make me and my brother watch if we were girls :\
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:iconteh-j0ey:
teh-j0ey Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
If I could just be honest here?

If me and my brother were the other gender around and it was just me, him and our father, he'd still have us watch Looney Tunes probably.
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TheArtrix Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Looney Tunes has universal appeal, which is why it doesn't have that "for gender X" stigma that chick flicks have.

On a related note; while I don't think The Looney Tunes Show (the 2010s series) isn't as good as the original shorts, the way they handled Lola Bunny is great. Looney Tunes has always been kind of a sausage fest and the few females it had weren't as funny or unique as their male counterparts. This Lola is a genuinely funny female character in her own way.
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CRAZY4LUV Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg, so when your a unicorn humanize , you can control magic with your hands?! epic!
and sweetie's confused face is funny!
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Turbotowns2 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
he gets rid of the horns too, so they kinda have to use their hands for magic, I personally, keep the horns(and wings for pegusi), allowing them to use their hands AND horn. XD
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CRAZY4LUV Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would love to have wings in real life! XXDD
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:iconturbotowns2:
Turbotowns2 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
totally. XD
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:iconcrazy4luv:
CRAZY4LUV Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XXD !! lol
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mushroomjardin Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
That's so funny :)
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