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Rarity Fighting a Giant Crab by Dahtamnay Rarity Fighting a Giant Crab by Dahtamnay
Rarity fighting giant crabs has been a thing for a while now. I had considered making my own interpretation, but never got around working on it. However, this week the *CutieArtCrusaders had a fantastic episode full of crab battle, and after that I couldn't resist the urge to give it a shot. So, my livestream yesterday started with this painting, which captures the epic adventures of Rarity in the land of crustaceans from yet another angle.

This painting was a lot of fun to work on. I'd made a pencil sketch the afternoon before the stream to get a basic idea of the composition. That way I was able to get quickly into the painting during the livestream. Rarity's weapons of choice are a set of lobster forks, as they were the most fitting instruments I could think of to slay large sea creatures.

Watch a timelapse of the painting on YouTube: [link]

Created with Gimp and Wacom Bamboo tablet.


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Rarity from My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (c) Hasbro
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:iconleetle-pink-fudge:
leetle-pink-fudge Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I thought of 'Spycrab' when i saw this xD
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:iconfoolsgil:
FoolsGil Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
...This is a meme?
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:icongames1004:
games1004 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
This is the first thing that this picture reminded me of: www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXi5tA… ... particularly Before 4:30.
I'd ask why Rarity is fighting a giant crab, but there's probably no time to explain.  La la la la
Oh, and to complete the circular reference, here's the second thing this picture reminded me of :D (Big Grin)  www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdgtmr… ... 10:30-10:40
Excellent work btw. :) (Smile) 
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:icondef-initely:
Def-Initely Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
Best weapons evar. xD
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:iconmrbronydash:
mrBronyDash Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
I love this ratity VS crabs thingy :D It's just so random xD
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:iconmylittleprimo:
MyLittlePrimo Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
DEATH BATTLE:
Rarity vs. Mr. Krabs!
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:iconrlpper:
RlPPER Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
Attack it's weak point
for massive damage
Attack it's weak point
for massive damage
Attack it's weak point
for massive damage
Giant Enemy Crab
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:iconshademaster24601:
shademaster24601 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
6
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:iconokydooky:
OkyDooky Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
YES! CRAB BATTLE!!!
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:iconkhuedang129:
khuedang129 Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
HORRAY!!!! MORE CRABS!!!! >0<
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:iconthecawofcrows:
TheCawOfCrows Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why is there a lot of art of Rarity fighting giant crabs? Just wondering if I missed something.
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:icondahtamnay:
Dahtamnay Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Some time ago *Whatsapokemon started commisioning all these crab fight pieces. Then it became a thing.
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:iconbrowntown747:
Browntown747 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
Rarity should use a Levin sword or a Bolt Axe and perhaps even a shockstick

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:iconmagicalmicrowaveoven:
MagicalMicrowaveOven Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it's the giant enemy crab.
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:iconcrossdevice:
CrossDevice Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
She must have moved to Japan!
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:iconmajoraswaker:
MajorasWaker Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
A top down view is indeed interesting, as someone below mentioned. But I could also see why it's not as frequently done as other poses, as it looks harder to get the perspective and proportions right.
However, I think you've done all of that well, and I also have to say that I like the long shadows you gave everything, as if the entire thing happened in the late evening.
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:icongodsonvacation:
GodsOnVacation Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
how did this become a thing?
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:icondirector-julius:
Director-Julius Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Some guy commissioned around 5 or 8 pieces, all from different artists.

Then somehow every single piece made it into EQD Drawfriends.

So one brony with probably only around $100 single handedly made a meme.
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:icongodsonvacation:
GodsOnVacation Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
well kudos to that guy... I think I would try to do something similar if i had the cash lol
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:icondirector-julius:
Director-Julius Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Trust me its not that hard. I've seen this happen across multiple fandoms.

In fact if memory serves correctly the Trixie pinecone meme started the same way.
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:icongodsonvacation:
GodsOnVacation Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
never heard of that?
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:icondirector-julius:
Director-Julius Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Just search Trixie pinecone on DA you'll see.
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:icongodsonvacation:
GodsOnVacation Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
but where does it come from?
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:iconjose-ramiro:
Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesomeness.
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:iconwhatsapokemon:
Whatsapokemon Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow, I really like the angle of this. It's like it seems part of something larger, which is really cool.
Hehe, I guess sometimes a lady just wants some crab huh?
Totally awesome work Dahtamnay!
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:icondahtamnay:
Dahtamnay Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you like it. And it looks like your scheme to get the entire pony art community into the crab meme is paying off.
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:iconwhatsapokemon:
Whatsapokemon Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, scheme? I have no idea what you're talking about :iconliarjackplz:
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:iconjosd:
JosD Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
its crab time
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:icondenathriel:
Denathriel Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
Can someone PLEASE explain the origin or Rarity vs Crab????? =.=
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:iconnicolasdominique:
NicolasDominique Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh crab! xD

Nice one.
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:iconfin-infinite:
Fin-Infinite Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've already said this but it must be repeated.
Do you think, perhaps, that she's fighting a... giant enemy crab? :iconmegustaplz:
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:iconpunisher143:
Punisher143 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
I don't know why this is a thing, but it's a thing I am totally behind.
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:iconkonrax:
Konrax Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Student General Artist
CRAB BATTLE - Snake
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:iconredtriangle:
Redtriangle Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
"I'm gonna boil you alive and eat your insides!"

Quote - Me. :D
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:iconandroidpudding:
AndroidPudding Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Pfft. Everyone knows Rarity wouldn't stand for anything less than lobster...
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:iconpony-berserker:
Pony-Berserker Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is it explainable? I mean this apparent meme - why is Rarity fighting giant crabs? where does it come from?
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:icondeftfunk:
DeftFunk Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
It all started with :iconwhatsapokemon: who went around commissioning people to draw Rarity fighting a giant Crab. The rest is history.
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:iconpony-berserker:
Pony-Berserker Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hah, so that's how you create a meme ;p
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:iconneuralshock7:
neuralshock7 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Now that wee have Rarity fighting crabs in all observable angles, all we need now is Tabitha fighting a giant crab!
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:iconguyversnake:
GuyverSnake Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
CRAB BATTLE!!!
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:iconlagmobile:
Lagmobile Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Stop freaking out, just stab it with your knife
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:iconguyversnake:
GuyverSnake Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
It broke my knife!
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:iconlagmobile:
Lagmobile Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That... Doesn't sound possible.
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:iconinfinite-scratch:
Infinite-Scratch Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
were going to need someone to come up with a backstory on why rairty hates giant crabs
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:icony2kbrony:
y2kbrony Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Because she wants to hit the weak point for massive damage.
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:icongenericusertwwo:
GenericUserTwwo Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Daily Reminder: Keikaku means plan ~
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:iconinfinite-scratch:
Infinite-Scratch Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
everyone must follow the keikaku...or theyll find theyre name in my little black book
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:icongenericusertwwo:
GenericUserTwwo Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
But how can they find theyre a name in your little black book, when they're already a name in it?
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:iconinfinite-scratch:
Infinite-Scratch Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
Simple! They die
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:iconmollyflutter:
MollyFlutter Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
what is it with Rarity fighting crabs? is it a fan fic?
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