I'll start by saying that this is the best damn artwork that I've ever done IN MY ENTIRE LIFE, and really I can't believe I actually did it. As much as I wanted this to be a freestyle of my own, it's actually for a contest, so I was with the pressure factor on my back, nothing that bad with it.
the dimensions of the picture were mandatory, so I was thinking about what kind of MLP related stuff I could draw within this canvas. The first thing I knew is that I wanted Rarity in it, I wanted something glamurous as well, but what could it be? And then the idea of her wearing a samba carnival costume came to mind. Mind you she's a pony and on top of that, I didn't want this costume to be too... too sexy, for the lack of better word, I wanted to keep the picture "user friendly", so I made my own interpretation of a samba costume that a pony could wear but with a lot of bling-bling that represents Rarity very well.
This actually took me a week, but mind you, I wasn't working on it all the time, there were days in which I didn't do a thing, so I couldn't actually say how much this took me, of course it wasn't a full week, probably I would reduce it to 3 days.
Nonetheless, I'm very happy with the result and I don't want to sound too confident or shallow, but I feel like I already won because I did a damn great job with it and I worked very hard too, even if I slacked in between XD. Feel free to favorite and ivnt to groups if you like Rarity :3 and of course wish me luck!
BTW, the prize is a 30cm plushie and a mention in a peruvian brony magazine.
EDIT: she mostly looks like she came out of the Emperor's new groove XD