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=The Shadow King= by Zhoid =The Shadow King= by Zhoid
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King Sombra, a villain from the series My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.

Might I say, this is the first official pony fanart I've done |D though my style isn't exactly what you'd think is associated with the show. Anyways, this guy's cool and I hope he would've gotten more screentime. But what can you do.

The first piece in my attempt to do a series of the villains of the show. Next one shall be Discord, the troublemaking Dragonequus.

other pictures from the series:



MLP:FiM and King Sombra Hasbro, Lauren Faust

Art :iconzhoid:
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protvscar Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
Ой он у тебя такой клевый!! Мне в мульте че-т вообще не понравился, а этот крутооой!!! :3
Если б такой был, эхма!
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Zhoid Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm terribly sorry but I don't speak russian!!

However from what I understood, thank you.
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protvscar Featured By Owner May 30, 2014
Oops I'm so sorry, I've mistaken the author!
I say, this King Sombra is AWESOME!!
If your version is in series it would be waay cooler than the original, to my mind.
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Sup-Gurl Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
do i can say something that i just like that guy....
king sombra is awesome, even that he got less screentime(and the wierd stuff named gak got more screentime then him)
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AZREAL258 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
I like your villain designs.
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Zhoid Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! Glad you do.
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AZREAL258 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
You add a darker edge to the villains in your art.
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CTSael Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013

This is the best King Sombra art I've ever seen! I keep staring at the purple veil of energy enveloping his horn. The static-like appearance is very cool!

 

THIS is how a villain in MLP should look like! *Putting it into favorites folder immediately.*

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Zhoid Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aaaah, thanks! Thre's been some debate about the way I interpreted his anatomy but I'm glad you find it to your liking uvu
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CTSael Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
Well, for the most part, he is a horse, but then he also has fangs. I don't see anything wrong with this anatomy.
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CigarsCigarettes Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
It's a shame they didn't develop this character in the show:( I have a feeling he'd be a great villain
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Zhoid Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Same! It's a shame but I'm glad we got what we got :') and we can always hope he'd make an appearance later on.
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CigarsCigarettes Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
True, they re-used Discord so who knows. Specially when they ended season 3 with a rushed story of Twilight becoming an Alicorn. Anything can happen and I have high hopes for season 4 :D
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sweetstrawberryblood Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Yeees...now he looks a lot more dragon-like<3
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Zhoid Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Heh, thank you. He's not really your regular unicorn :'D
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DavionX Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
he looks like a snake



O.O
hmmm!!
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Zhoid Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Snake? Interesting opinion.
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DavionX Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
im sure that is the tooth
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Zhoid Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, he's got the sharp teeth in the original design too so, I think Hasbro wanted a monster-y mood around him.
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DavionX Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
yeah. ofc. maybe the tooth is a bit to long
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Zhoid Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Considering his anatomy, not really.
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DavionX Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
just saying
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DarkstarWolf53 Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your art style!
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Zhoid Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you uvu
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DarkstarWolf53 Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome!
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Blackvegetable Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
Whoa, quite the dragon-ish influence! :D
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Zhoid Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
heh, it's maybe the snout plates and the tooth that makes it. I tried to stay as faithful to the original character as possible, but just tweaked his anatomy to look more like a real horse.
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Blackvegetable Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
I see! :D
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Worldgoesround4all Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
he looks awesome in your style
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Zhoid Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :') I'm glad you like it.
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Worldgoesround4all Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
you're welcome ^^
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VORP-A-Being-of-Ligh Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
He looks here more like a dragon.
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Zhoid Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, then it's a matter of artistic style as I already replied in an earlier comment. And to be honest, he doesn't look similar to the other unicorns anyway.

His anatomy, however, is directly based on a horse. So for the details, you can blame Hasbro.
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RelativelyExtreme Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Really cool :) this style is awesome
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Zhoid Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad you like it! :') Hopefully it'll apply as nicely to the rest of the characters as well.
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RelativelyExtreme Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sure it will, you definitely seem to know what you're doing ;)
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KaijuAlpha1point0 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
Not to sound rude here, but Sombra is supposed to be a unicorn (well a corrupted one). He looks more like a dragon in this pic.
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Zhoid Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I know he is a unicorn but if you look at the official artwork of him, he has sharp teeth, no visible horse ears, those black things on his snout that pretty much look like some kind of plates and all those metal contraptions. My style might not be the the closest to the real mlp around but I based him off a real horse and frankly, gave him the horn that actually makes him a unicorn.

So sorry to say, but I cannot change anything to make him look "more like a unicorn" without changing my art style altogether. Stylistic differences are difficult to deal with if you don't like a certain style, but it is a bit offending since I did not change the character at all.

So yes, he is "supposed to be a unicorn". And that's just what he is here.
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Anzu18 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
This is so amazing! Love King Sombra :heart:
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Zhoid Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad you like it! :'D He's a nice character but it's a shame he didn't get any more screentime than what was in the crystal kingdom episode... But who knows! Maybe we'll see more of him someday.
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Anzu18 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
I hope so! :)
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SonicsSuperFanGirl Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This looks so epic ^^ :heart:
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Zhoid Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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SonicsSuperFanGirl Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Your welcome ^^
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