[POTENTIAL SPOILERS IN DESCRIPTION, BE WARNED]
I saw Equestria Girls: Friendship Games last weekend and oh my god, Sunset Shimmer just gets better and better each movie! Like, the movie overall wasn’t as good as Rainbow Rocks, but that ENDING MAN! HOLY SHIT AAAAAAH THAT WAS SUCH AN AWESOME ROLE REVERSAL THEY PULLED THERE FUCK MAN I WAS SQUEALING!!!! Sunset Shimmer is like one of the most developed characters in the G4 series’ and her transformation into an angelic figure was such a great symbolization of how far she’s come since her “popular-bitch girl turned she-demon” days.
She’s gone from one of my least favorite characters to one of my most favorite characters, a lot of it thanks to Friendship Games, so of course I just HAD to draw her. I kind of drew her EG1/RR outfit by accident, forgetting/not noticing that she wore a completely different dress in EG. By the time I noticed I already partially drew the outfit so I just went with it. The hair I’m really proud of because holy shit her hair is so complex! Like, just drawing it made me realize how ridiculously anime is and I’m jealous. I never even realized she had a random strand coming out the back! And it didn’t help that her hair is totally different looking when she’s facing left then it is when she faces right. That’s some great character design right there, but I can only imagine how many times the animators accidently used the wrong hair during the production stage XD
I might consider lining and coloring this someday, although if I do another art piece of her I think I’d rather do something with her super angel form (Daydream Shimmer I think it is?)