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There was a new fan animation released yesterday, which attempts to give Sombra some backstory.

See it below!

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It has come to my attention that there is still a number of people who, when looking for color references of King Sombra, decide to use an old vector whose author took the colors from an early video preview made with a phone camera.

PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS OLD VECTOR AS A COLOR REFERENCE!!!

Since the recording was made with a phone camera, the quality was really low, and the colors far from what is seen in the actual episode. This resulted in King Sombra's colors having inaccuracies such as:

- Eyes not being red, but brown instead;
- Armor and coat having a brownish shade;
- King Sombra's "sideburns" and nose piece having a brighter, blue-ish outline.

Those colors are incorrect. The biggest problem is with the eyes - they are meant to be red, not brown. Other problems are more or less passable, but it's simply disrespectful to the character's design (as controversial as it is) to take the colors from this old vector and give King Sombra brown eyes when they are supposed to be red.

The author of the vector has fixed the colors at this point, but the old version apparently can still be found somewhere, and some people seem to still use it. Authors of vector resources submitted to us that use colors from the old version of this vector will be asked to fix them, or else their submissions will be rejected. Other kinds of digital art are not going to be subjected to this, although I would still strongly encourage people to update their colors.


HERE IS A COLOR GUIDE FOR YOU TO USE:



King Sombra Color Guide  (V 1.1) by Yanoda

While not perfect, it's meant to more or less do justice to what King Sombra looks like in the actual show. There are also vectors in our Vector Resources folder which can be safely used as color guides, though obviously it is highly recommended for you to use the one I have linked above.

Thank you for understanding and for taking the time to read this journal.

Keep Calm and Cryyyyssstaaaal Sssslaaaaaveeesssss.
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Group Info and Rules

The Season 3 of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic reveals a new villain of the name King Sombra. This group concentrates on collecting art featuring him.

All membership requests are automatically accepted. You don't need to be a member to submit art, though.


Group's Rules:



:bulletred::bulletred: First, remain respectful to all members; no bashing, insulting etc., always remain nice.

:bulletred::bulletred: Second, we accept only art featuring King Sombra. It doesn't matter if there are other ponies on the image or if he isn't the main focus, just as long as he is present there.

:bulletred::bulletred: Third, we will NOT accept any kinds of explicitly mature content.

:bulletred::bulletred: Fourth, always submit your deviations to the right folders, as detailed below:

:bulletyellow: "Traditional Art" folder is for anything made with pencils, paint etc.

:bulletyellow: "Digital Art" folder is for anything digitally created that isn't a 100% vector.

:bulletyellow: "Vector Resources" folder is specifically for vector traces and other vectors that are meant to be resources for use in t-shirts, wallpapers and various projects. If you don't know a vector is, it's suggested to take a look on Wikipedia or on the MLP-VectorClub's page.

In case of vector traces and other such submissions to this folder, it's required to have good quality, high resolution PNGs (at least 3000px wide or tall) and downloadable source files (SVG, AI, PSD, FLA, etc.). For a better understanding of what is considered good quality, take a look on MLP-VectorClub's rules.

:bulletyellow: "Shipping and Pairings" folder is for deviations featuring love or friendship pairings between King Sombra and other ponies/creatures.

:bulletyellow: "3D and Garry's Mod" folder is for deviations featuring King Sombra's or corrupted ponies' 3D models in either any 3D programs, Garry's Mod game or Source Filmmaker. See Gmod-Ponies group for a better understanding of what Garry's Mod is.

:bulletyellow: "Humanized and Anthro" folder is for everything where King Sombra is depicted as a human, or with a humanoid body.

:bulletyellow: "Rule 63" folder is for everything where King Sombra is depicted as a woman.

:bulletyellow: "The many forms of the King" folder is for everything where King Sombra is neither his usual self nor a human, anthro or a woman. Includes depicting him as animals and other creatures, and also various objects and vehicles.

:bulletyellow: "Corrupted Ponies" folder is for everything that features ponies (or any MLP characters) corrupted by King Sombra's dark magic or using this magic.

:bulletyellow: Regular members cannot upload anything to the "Featured" folder - only administrators decide what can be featured there.

:bulletyellow: You can always ask me (ZuTheSkunk) if you're uncertain where to upload the deviation or does it fit the group at all.

We are NOT currently looking for any new contributors/co-founders of the group.

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:iconcooolgirl889:
cooolgirl889 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
can i plz join??????
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MyLittlePrimo Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
I must ask you guys, was taking over the Crystal Empire really so accomplishing? Is King Sombra really that "force to be reckoned with" you see when looking at him?

First of all, seeing as the crystal ponies had no personality, and possibly didn't stand a chance against Sombra, odds are that taking over was easier for Sombra than we realize.

Second, if the Crystal Heart which kept Sombra out was powered by happiness and hope, how did King Sombra manage to crush both? The only possible explanation is something Sombra SAID to his subjects, which necessitates dialogue for him.

Third, if they need it to keep Equestria well, what difference does that make if Celestia essentially rules it, and Pinkie Pie aces at keeping Ponyville cheery? I mean, yes, now that it exists, we wouldn't want its folk to become miserable, as it would affect the whole world.  And that is a good thing, how? The Crystal Empire is, evidently, just a mouth for Equestria to feed--nothing more, nothing less.

And fourth, if the Crystal Empire is so weak and useless, doesn't it kind of kill Sombra's accomplishment and potential in overthrowing it?
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NathanTheMoldy Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconahuizotl-fc: Can you guys put my group into the affliations section? ^^;
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MyLittlePrimo Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
Guys, I need help only King Sombra fans can give.  Tell me, by viewing King Sombra as less the Sauron and more the Vlad the Impaler, Darth Nihilus, and Jafar of MLP, am I truly a Sombra fan, or am I merely entertaining an illusion?
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MyLittlePrimo Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
I seem to have removed you from my Watch by mistake.  Sorry about that.
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WinterDominus Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the request :)
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darkangle213 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Student Artist
Please would you like to add SomDashFamily to your Affiliates
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:iconlucky321:
Lucky321 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
can I join this group?
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MagicMan001 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
vote for sombra: www.equestriadaily.com/
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TobiIsABunny Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
i did
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