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Return of the King by I-am-knot Return of the King by I-am-knot
In many ways King Sombra is my favorite villain of the show.

Alternative title: The King in the North.

The background was easy enough. Dark backgrounds are fairly simple. Sombra took up most of the time. All in all it took about 6-7 hours to make this.
Also, he kind of reminds me of Santa Claus.
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Zenie250 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Student Artist
epicly creepyXD

I like him mainly because he is more of a villain that takes the classic style of fantasy evil meaning he takes fantasy villains with powers back to the classics, like gannon and zant , using there powers to change there form, i know he can do this cause i have seen the last few bits of the battle with him i love how you made him look so dark, and less cartoonish.
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MLPegasis4898 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow... the background... looks so gorgeous... :omg: :omg: :omg:
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I-am-knot Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I might have made it a tad dark.
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Althyra-Nex Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice relation with LOTR with the title.  I like it.
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Hills-to-Sky Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wish Sombra would come back, he was an awesome character.
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EonOrteaShadowmaster Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Student Writer
The King in the North, eh? Well, his crown certainly is spiky enough...
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:iconi-am-knot:
I-am-knot Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It sure is. It's fit for a king.
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EonOrteaShadowmaster Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Student Writer
Are you familiar with A Song of Ice and Fire, by any chance?
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IsaiahParker Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Superb!
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I-am-knot Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks.
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IsaiahParker Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are very Welcome
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LachlanTemplar Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Sombra is pony Sauron in my headcanon.
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:iconi-am-knot:
I-am-knot Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He was inspired by Sauron, was he not?
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LachlanTemplar Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm not certain, but most bronies don't seem to see the similarities and they call him weak because he didn't have much of a speaking role.
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SomeKindaSpy Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
He actually was inspired a bit by Sauron (confirmed fact), and most bronies are annoying, petulant little whiners.
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Tyrrakk Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Student General Artist
More King Sombra paintings! We need to make a roar to bring Sombra in season 4! All hail the King!
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I-am-knot Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If they bring back Sombra I'm pretty sure that's been decided on for quite some time already. But I do hope they will bring him back.
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Tyrrakk Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Season 4 is not for a long time. Lets hope that they change there mind and not make the horrible decision to not bring back the most badass character.
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Pyromaniac-v2 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
Dear Sir,

Your picture is amazing. And it makes Sombra look....look...look...FREAKING AWESOME! It's beautiful. And it's some powerful imagery! I'd kill for this kind of ability.

Argh. I guess it's time to pull out the ol' drawing board again and maybe stick with it this time.

And while I'm not going to say that Sombra is my favorite villain of the show (that honor still goes to Discord), he is super cool and, in my humble opinion, the darkest of all of them. He deserves more credit than he gets.

I'm definitely looking forward to seeing more of your work.
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I-am-knot Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you kindly. But you really shouldn't kill anyone. That might be a bit extreme and rarely results in added talent... Except maybe in killing.

Go for it. It can be frustrating when you are still struggling. That's why I never learn anything new. But you should.

Thanks again.
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Eisenfell Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
Dayum thats one nice Sombra
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I-am-knot Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you.
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schneelocke Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
Santa Claus! I don't know if I'll ever be able to get that association out of my head again now. :)

Beautiful picture, too. :)
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I-am-knot Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are quite welcome. And, thanks.
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Tyrrakk Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Student General Artist
How long have you been an artist for? I would kill to make pictures like this that only take 6 - 7 hours!
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I-am-knot Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It depends on how you look at it. I've been drawing for fun since I was 4 years old. But I didn't actually try to actively improve until the age of 19. And I'm 25 now. And you don't have to kill for it. Just draw every day. For every piece you make, good or bad, you grow as an artist.
And this piece is deceptive. It fools the viewer into thinking it's advanced. But it really isn't.
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Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
Wicked cool! :D
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I-am-knot Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wicked thanks.
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Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
And wickedly no problem! :bow:
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James-Washburn Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
THE KING IN THE NOOOOOORRTH!

Well, we know barely anything about him, so he could be anything.
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I-am-knot Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Even a flugelhorn maker.
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James-Washburn Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
Someone get on that.
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Cpt-Firespit Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013   Digital Artist
Nope more like Witch King of Angmar
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:iconi-am-knot:
I-am-knot Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There is a Swedish proverb that goes; Beloved children have many names. I think that hold true here.
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Reminds me of Lich King.
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I-am-knot Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah it kind of does.
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cajobif Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
Beautiful work
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I-am-knot Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you.
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PennyWereSkunk Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this!
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I-am-knot Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much.
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PennyWereSkunk Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your very welcome :aww:
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unassuminguser Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I want this pony to bring me my presents come Christmas.
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I-am-knot Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, careful what you wish for.
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mrchocoaddict Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
this may be the most bad@$$ sauron fanart ive seen in the brony fandom. just thought I'd let you know
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I-am-knot Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wasn't even aware that I had drawn Sauron. Good to know. Thanks.
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mrchocoaddict Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
sh*t. sombra. my bad :P
I'll go sit in the corner now.
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I-am-knot Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe. No worries man. You don't have to sit in any corners.
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Bakuflint Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Professional Artist
Good Job. :)
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I-am-knot Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you.
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Jelenadbz Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Student Filmographer
cool
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