He suggested to draw Rainbow Dash either as a cavalry soldier, or a native american with war paint and feathers. After how she acted in "Over a Barrell", I didn't see no reason to draw her as anything else but "Dances with Turtles". Silly Dash forgetting your element of harmony every once in a while. You should write it on your hoof next to that grafite wrist watch you had in "Party of One".
Okay, okay, I'll stop messing with her. I love Dash, you know that. She is an awesome pony, and she has a very special place in my heart. Along with Rarity and Twiley, she is my favorite of the Mane Six. But you have to admit, sometimes she does act like an idiot. I wonder what did she do in this picture this time. I'm pretty sure something that will cause the destruction of something due to poor decisions and even poorer execution. I enjoyed doing the war pain on her body. I originally was going to give her a Tomahawk hanging from her waist, but I ended up changing my mind half way through the process. I wonder if that was a good idea or not. You guys let me know in the comments.
Art by James Corck. Concept by Fernindt. Rainbow Dash comes from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and belongs to Hasbro.
Conditions in the armed forces are always difficult. There is not an easy assingment, and there is not a mission that always goes smooth. It inspires me how the military keeps its soldiers looking their best, especially in the past when the conditions were even more visible. Sure they were not wearing a lot of protective gear, and they didn't know what a bullet proof vest was, but they looked great to charge the enemy into oblivion.
Here we have Spitfire, Captain of the Wonderbolts, as she stares into the distance while resting a hoof on her map, shortly after planning her strategy to attack the enemy. You know that, if pegasi existed in our world, most of them would be part of the armed forces. Because pegasi have quite a pair of...wings, when it comes to braveness.
Art by James Corck. Concept by Fernindt. Spitfire comes from My Little Pony Friendship is Magic and belongs to Hasbro.
Continuining with the "Ponies in the Wild West" comission theme that Fernindt asked me to do, here we have Twilight Sparkle as a, and I am citing verbatim, "Missionary for the Church of the Sun". It has nothing to do with religion nor faith, but more about how missionaries back then taught people how to read and spread their interest in books (even if it was just one). I personally saw her as a doctor, but comissioner rules, and in the end his idea was more related to books than mine. We could have drawn her as a book keeper, though I don't really remember many book keepers back in Old West times.
I like her glasses though. She looks more bookish than usual. Also, I hope you guys can tell the irony of the picture.
Art by James Corck. Concept by Fernindt. Twilight Sparkle comes from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and belongs to Hasbro.
I knew I wanted to draw Twilight Sparkle crying her eyes out, but not because she was in pain, or hurt, or anything like that. So I decided to draw her crying in the most harmless way possible, and that is while reading something that will get her emotional.
I read all those books, and let me tell you, "Little Women" gets me going everytime. It's one of those books you must read knowing you are going to cry.
EDIT 19-11-12: Like everybody pointed out very kindly in the comments, Twiley looked blue in the picture, and I am the one to blame. I was a derpy head when I edited this picture, and I screwed up the color levels. I hope this one looks better! Sorry guys ^_^; Thank you all for helping me out on this one.
Art by James Corck Twilight Sparkle comes from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and belongs to Hasbro
Last one of his Wild West comissions which I greatly enjoyed drawing. For the last one, Fernindt and I went back and forth a couple of times. His ideas was much better than mine (Trixie as a Can-Can girl, though saucy it doesn't fit her showmare image), so here you have an old timey poster of Trixie selling her multifunctional snake oil, perfect to cure every single ailment that might affect you. It can also make you strong as a minotaur, and fast as a bullet. That is, if you don't die from food poisoning or something worse after drinking it. Seriously, did snake oil ever worked on people, or was it all just a massive placebo? Tell me in the comments, I'd love to know!
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Art by James Corck. Concept by Fernindt. The Great and Powerful Trixie comes from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and belongs to Hasbro.
Doing pictures with Pinkie Pie in them is always fun. I think her element of laughter seeps through the paper and into myself. I can't make a drawing of her without smiling all the time. I like this idea a lot as well. One would expect Pinkie Pie to be dressed as a can-can girl, you know, like in "Over a Barrell", but that would be going for the easy option. Easy is not fun. Easy is boring. That's why we both Fernin and I decided to put her behind a counter, pouring drinks and cheering everyone up with jokes and anecdotes. We changed her hair style to look more like the hair of an old timey bar tender, and I added a bow tie and an apron that were not in the original sketch.
I think this one turned out fairly well, don't you think? Considering the mental break down state I've been in the past few days.
Art by James Corck. Concept by Fernindt. Pinkie Pie comes from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and belongs to Hasbro.
When approaching the character of Zecora, we were going to be very careful. One wrong decision and we would end up making a very touchy picture. Of course, the obvious (and lazy) choice is to make Zecora into an Indian chaman with a massive feather hat, a tomahawk, and all those lovely insensitive clichés from spaghetti westerns. So we made her an illegal brewer instead. I'm pretty sure that her striped moonshine brewed in between moon phases has enough strength to knock down a buffalo.
Art by James Corck. Concept by Fernindt. Zecora comes from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and belongs to Hasbro.
She might be shy. She might be quiet. She might be insecure. But she knows what she stands for. She's strong, she's determined, and she's brave enough to conquer her own fears. She is Fluttershy, and she is tougher than anybody else thinks.
Yeah, this is a bit "Captain Planet", "Ferngully", "Protect the Rainforest" soap-box picture, but come on. As soon as Fluttershy showed up in the random number generator, this sprung in my mind, and it didn't leave until I finished it. Less color than I intended it to have, but then again it's a dark picture.
Art by James Corck. Fluttershy comes from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and belongs to Hasbro.
I like how the Brony fandom, at least from my perspective, is a bottomless melting pot of ideas and creativity. I have my own of course, but one has a limit to how many things I can come up with. Ideas like a series of pictures that mixes ponies with the Wild West is something that never crossed my mind, mostly because I am not that much into westerns. I am more into space stuff and science-fiction.
Have Rarity here as an oil tycoon/prospector/money mare. She looks so classy with those clothes, and that watch, and that cigarette holder, even though she looks a bit dirty on her cheek, she still looks fabulous. She is a glamourous, tidy pony but that doesn't mean she doesn't get dirty from time to time in order to find a pit full of oil. It's her job, after all. I hope we ever get to see her roughed after looking for diamonds. Getting those gems out of the soil is not a clean job.
Art by James Corck. Concept by Fernindt. Rarity comes from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and belongs to Hasbro.