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Fleur In The Rain by KP-ShadowSquirrel Fleur In The Rain by KP-ShadowSquirrel
Here the wet and shiny look is justified for once...
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:iconzecorathegreat:
I think you captured the rain running down her hair perfectly the rain is perfectly balanced it's not to heavy and not to light. The darker colours go well with Fleur's brighter colours it really suits Fleur.I also love the expression on her face and the detail on her horn is fantastic,her cutie mark is clear. I love darker strokes in her mane and I noticed how some strands of mane are a bit lose it adds a nice effect to her mane and the ears have great detail too.This is an absolutely marvelous Piece of art: Yours Sincerly Zecorathegreat
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It's not everyday that I see an image that inspires me to tell a story about it, and when I saw this one in May of last year I knew I had to tell one. The image, with all its effects, from the reflections to the shading to the scene itself. does an excellent job of evoking a sense of sadness and sorrow for Fleur while at the same time showing her beauty and making the viewer ask "what happened? Why is she out in the rain without a coat?" From this spawned a story idea for me. Those moments are rare and wonderful, I admit.

Honestly, Fleur is an underappreciated mare in my opinion, and it's always nice to see excellent fanart of her.
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xelianthought Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015
Impressive. 
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:iconmakenshi179:
Makenshi179 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015
Why do I get the feeling this is inspired from an anime scene..?
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:iconzecorathegreat:
Zecorathegreat Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So awesome
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:iconamberliy:
amberliy Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
love it

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:iconruaken:
Ruaken Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
love it.  love everything about it.
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:iconcolonelbsacquet:
ColonelBSacquet Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
Why the blush, Fleur ?
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:iconmissip:
MissIp Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
splendid
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sabrina1303 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Who else thinks Fleur is Celestia in disguise? Anyway, a beautiful effect on the rain on her coat, splashing on her horn, and magnificent shadow effects... But,sadly,I have an artist's eye, and I see the way the water reflects her... It looks odd, not like real water would, reflecting someone. Sure, it would look disoriented, and I know you probably weren't aiming for real-life effects, but I only see her colors on the water.. of course, it may be the way you positioned her and the portrait, or it may just be me, but anyway, this is magnificent.
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KP-ShadowSquirrel Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)

Yes, I wasn't too concerned with making the reflection realistic - just quickly implying it.
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twins6292 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
this piece is just beautiful. I love how you got the perfect gleam and look for the rain. The colors and emotion in this pic are just outstanding. awesome job!
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KP-ShadowSquirrel Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much :3
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twins6292 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
you're welcome ^^
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Losinistro Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
<3
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:iconlordcronthus:
LordCronthus Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Incredible!!!!! :D
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NorthernLightsmlpfim Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Oh it didn't work, well heres the link-->[link]
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NorthernLightsmlpfim Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This was my attempt at trying to recreate the beauty of this picture :thumb341646844: All credit for inspiration goes to you. Do you like it? C:
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KP-ShadowSquirrel Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yes :3
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NorthernLightsmlpfim Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
thanks! :)
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phoenixacezero Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Fleur: how am I going to tell him?
Rarity: fleur?
Fleur: rarity, hello.
Rarity: what wrong?
Fleur: Well I went to the doctor today and found out something that involve Fancy pants.
Rarity: really? Do tell.
Fleur: I'm pregnant.
Rarity: *scream in joy.*
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trinson Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Pony 1: "Hey! Isn't that.... ?"
Pony 2: "Ya! Fleur!"
Pony 1: "Oh my! Looks like she got dumped in the rain again."
Pony 2: "What do you expect. She tries to fool everyone but she is just a street corner harlot."
Pony 1: "Oh I know. Tsk Tsk! To think our streets could have such tra..... wait! OMG! It's Fancy Pants!"
Pony 2: "Oh girl he is coming this way. How does my mane look? The rain hasn't mess it has it?"
Pony 1: "Wait he is stopping in front of Fleur! Of all the nerve, trying to put the moves on Fancy. That gold digger."

Fancy: "Pardon me miss but you look troubled. Might I be of assistance."
Fleur: She shrugs him off and keeps walking.
Fancy: Fancy turns and follows her. "I do apologize if I am a bother, but I simple feel obligated as a gentleman to at least call you a cab to take you home."
Fleur: Fleur stops and looks at him slightly upset. "Why do you care? Or are you like the others and just want to give me a ride home in exchange for a ride in your home." She huff as a few drops of water fall from her eyes that obviously are not rain.
Fancy: Fancy steps back, but after a moment steps forward again. He pulls his cloak off and wraps it around her. Without even responding he raises his hoof and summons a taxi. As the taxi stops he leans in and speaks with the driver before turning back to a doubting Fleur. "Miss, this driver will take you where ever you want. As for my cloak, keep it."
Fleur: Confused, Fleur just stares at him. "Why? Why would you help me? Don't you know what I am? I am street side gossip and filthy and.... " Fleur starts to cry as she brakes down in front of him. "and not worthy of such kindness."
Fancy: Fancy gently places his hoof on her chin to lifter her eyes to meet his as he smiles. "Miss! A beautiful lady in distress is always worthy of a gentleman's aid. No matter what other might think. Never think you are anything less then a Lady." Fleur smiles softly at his kind words. "It is my honor to help you in anyway possible. If you find yourself wanting, call upon me any time. Fair thee well." With that Fancy turns and begins to walk away soaked, but holding his head high and regal.

Days after this first meeting. Fleur followed the address on a card she found his one of the pockets of his cloak. She went under the pretense of returning Fancy his cloak. Meeting again, Fancy asked her out on a date. For month Fleur tried to put on airs and act like a trophy to make Fancy look better. Feeling that was what he wanted. Eventually he told her to stop and be herself. That he could buy any pretty accessory he wanted to make himself look better. What he wanted was her to be herself and live for herself. So she did and their love grew until she eventually became, Mrs. Pants.

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Your picture makes me think this of Fleur. I also imagine that Fancy to not be the same as the rich ponies that follow him around. That he would be more noble. As he can see others for who they truly are. That he sees in Fleur to be more then some show pony. To be a true lady.


Thank you for posting such wonderful art. :D
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Advent3546 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic story
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Kinjareta Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the story XD I cracked up when I read Mrs.Pants though XD
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trinson Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
why thank you. I am glad you enjoy it. I enjoy writing little stories to the great art that inspires me. I just never know if anyone likes it. So thank you.
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KP-ShadowSquirrel Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome - and thank you for this interesting story :)
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ladyepic247 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Very beautiful :)
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KP-ShadowSquirrel Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :3
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ladyepic247 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
no prob :)
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GespenstKAF Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
:blush:
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1Bluefur Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She looks gorgeous <3
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KP-ShadowSquirrel Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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Soul-Raper-Dragon Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
Here ho woow. :D She looks very beautiful, a stunning high quality picture indeed good sir/ma'am.^^
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KP-ShadowSquirrel Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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TreyRust Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
It's always justified...
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:iconkp-shadowsquirrel:
KP-ShadowSquirrel Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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SoraRoyals77 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome picture:)
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TheGreenSprite Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
it looks like she could use some shelter.
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Kobrakin Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
(This one was long overdue! hope you like it, KP. :D)

:iconregallaplz: ...Hello, Fancy...how nice to see you at home...and with Miss Rarity, at that. How lovely.
:iconmlpfancypantsplz: Ah, welcome home dearest, me and Miss Rarity were...Celestia above! Don't tell me you walked home in this deluge?!
:iconrarityshockedplz: My word! Madam Fleur, you look positively dreadful! You poor thing!
:iconfleuromgplz: Oh, your concern is truly touching. Tell me, Fancy dear, was there something you...forgot today?
:iconmlpfancypantsplz: Forgot? Well, I certainly don't believe so. I had invited Miss Rarity over for a spot of tear, to discuss the possibility of franchising her Carousel Boutique. I had wanted to invite you, but you had already left for the spa.
:iconraritysadfaceplz: Our meeting ran a bit long, you see, and the shower scheduled for this evening started before we were finished. Fancy Pants was kind enough to invite me to stay until the rain stopped. It's a terrible shame you were caught in such wretched weather, darling, especially after a visit to the spa.
:iconfleuromgplz: Oh, I agree completely. Especially considering I had scheduled the Supreme Ultra-Deluxe Royal Canterlot Treatment. It is by far their finest, most exclusive, most expensive package; even the wealthiest elite of Canterlot can only afford to have such a treatment once a year. Tell me, Fancy, do you have any idea why I would choose today, of all days, to be my one yearly Ultra-Deluxe spa visit?
:iconmlpfancypantsplz: Heavens above! I have not the faintest idea, Fleur! What could posses you to do such a thing?
:iconfleuromgplz: ...BECAUSE TODAY IS OUR ANNIVERSARY, YOU UNFATHOMABLY DENSE GELDING!!!
:iconrarityshockedplz: ...F...Fancy Pants! How could you forget such a thing?!
:iconmlpfancypantsplz: But...I did no such thing! Fleur, dearest, our anniversary is not until next week! I told you, we were going to meet at the Palace Gardens, tour the grounds, then have dinner at the finest restaurant in Canterlot! I planned it months in advance!
:iconfleuromgplz: ...Next week...? NEXT week!? That. Is. Your. FIRST WIFE'S ANNIVERSARY! TODAY is ours! I waited for four hours, every passing minute fearing some calamity had befallen you, and then I was forced to gallop all the way here in the RAIN when the pegasi started this wretched storm! And here I find you, inside, sipping tea, and UTTERLY OBLIVIOUS!
:iconmlpfancypantsplz: ...
:iconrarityshockedplz: ...
:iconmlpfancypantsplz: ...Well. Bugger me, then.
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Alfamaxis Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Phaahahhah the last one iz killed me XD
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JayfeatherMLP Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Student Artist
Omg that last line caught me completely off guard lol.
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DoRiMe123 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Student General Artist
LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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PonyEveningStar Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Student Interface Designer
I laughed so, so hard at the last line XD
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Kobrakin Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
Haha, glad you enjoyed it. :XD:
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greseres Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Poor Fleur :c
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:iconkobrakin:
Kobrakin Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
Don't feel too bad. One of the advantages to being married to the richest stallion in Canterlot is the ludicrously expensive apology gifts whenever he messes up. ;)
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greseres Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I still feel bad for her. He forgot their anniversary...
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:iconkobrakin:
Kobrakin Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
Yup. Nopony is perfect. :(
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:iconkp-shadowsquirrel:
KP-ShadowSquirrel Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Poor Fancy - looks like he'll be sleeping on the couch for a while... :D
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:iconkobrakin:
Kobrakin Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
Haha, yeah. Maybe this is why Fleur didn't go with him to the Canterlot Garden Party at the palace? ;)
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KP-ShadowSquirrel Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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Lou-Sifer Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you can never see no one crying in the rain...
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