So Discord is back for good this time. My fangirl vibes are screaming for Discord/Celestia. XD
I liked this episode so much and couldn't avoid drawing a few thoughts I had while watching it. First; I didn't buy the "let's reform Discord and use his magic for good" from Celestia, so I made a rough sketch of what was the real reason behind all that. Second; seriously that introduction with the ponies wondering where Flutterhy and Applejack were... my shipper mind trailed far and because I kind of ship Applejack and Fluttershy XD And third; Fluttershy and Discord being friends? Why the heck not~
Phew! Almost thought I couldn't make it. I've been working on this since last Saturday. '8D
Some people complained saying this episode was a disappointment or weak. Honestly it exceeded my expectations, even with the fact of Twilight turning into a princess. She deserves it, no doubt. When I think this series can't surprise me anymore it proves me wrong. XD And this has got to be the best episode portraiting true friendship in my opinion. I even got emotional and cried during the most part of the episode. The song "True, true friend" was so powerful and inspiring. It is by far my favorite song of the entire series and I really had to make a drawing to show the beauty of this song.
I just feel like crushing my friends with hugs right now. ;w;
I had to... I just had to... That scene was SCREAMING to be drawn!
So this is my vision of what would happen in the episode's intro if they were humans. I don't feel sorry for Rainbow Dash, after all, she DID break into Fluttershy's house and pulled the bed covers! D8
Oh, on a side note. I changed my human Pinkie's hairstyle. I noticed that none of them has a ponytail or anything of the sort, plus it doesn't look so weird anymore. XD
Soooo I had this comic among my recent works and taking a closer look at it I thought it could be used as a Valentine's Day drawi-comic! It doesn't have the usual hearts and chocolate theme but I guess it still counts because what matters is the love! XD Pay no mind to the crappy outline, lately I'm lazy to do it. This scenario was sort of inspired on the episode where were falling stars, I forgot the name, meh! XD Anyways~ The comic speaks for itself so I have nothing else to add.
Truth be told, the only reason I draw Rainbow Dash so much is because of her design (also for shipping with Fluttershy XD), in personality wise she disappoints me. But just recently in the previous episode, "Wonderbolts Academy", Rainbow Dash shows the attitude I've been expecting to see since the series started. I got to say I'm very happy with the change and I just hope they keep her this way.
So, after watching this wonderful episode I've gained inspiration to make a drawing based on it.
Pinkie Pie's design for the "what if" story where Twilight Sparkle travels into an alternative and dark future.
Just like I did for Twilight, I'll leave a short summary here regarding Pinkie's background:
Right after Twilight Sparkle's mysterious disappearance Pinkie Pie and her friends searched for her at every corner of Equestria along with many others by Princess Celestia's command. But as the months passed and still without a clue the search teams began to give up. All except Twilight's trusted friends. However, not even they could find what the others couldn't and so they gave up one after another. But Pinkie Pie was the only one to prevail. Even when her legs couldn't walk any further she pressed on, for she believed that Twilight would return. About three years later she returns to Ponyville covered in scars from several battles she fought during her quest, and to find that her town was attacked by the Changelings. According to the other mane four, Queen Chrysalis heard of Twilight's disappearance and took haste on conquering Equestria. The years go by and the mane five attempted various strikes at the Changelings new headquarters in Canterlot, but all failed. And they could barely survive the attacks upon their town. Later, when Rainbow Dash's last plan causes grave damage, the group goes in separated ways and Pinkie Pie decides to move into Twilight's former home at the Golden Oak Library. Now she keeps Twilight's home safe from the Changelings while waiting patiently for her return. Which miraculously happens five years later.
Oh a little side note for a warning. This story involves my favorite pairings: Rainbow x Fluttershy, Pinkie x Twilight and Applejack x Rarity.
Next is Applejack! I'm going to follow the order Twilight meets them in the story.
Oh a colored comic, that's a first, and with ponies too. XD Not long ago I sketched a design for Twilight Sparkle and Pinkie Pie's daughter (yes I also did for my other favorite couple, dearu with it XD): Starchaser. And then this idea popped into my head.
Starchaser loves astronomy and studying like Twilight but she also has a inner "party side" of Pinkie which she represses frequently. However, when someone mentions a party her party mode immediately turns on. And how does one know? When parts of her mane and tail spike up. XD
Fluttershy's design for the "what if" story where Twilight Sparkle travels into an alternative and dark future. A little warning. This concept involves my favorite pairings: Rainbow x Fluttershy, Pinkie x Twilight and Applejack x Rarity. Thou have been warned! XD
Here's the usual summary regarding the character's background:
When news about Twilight's disappearance reached Fluttershy she volunteered right away with Rainbow Dash to search for her friend along with the others, but Fluttershy's strength to accompany them fade away fast as she unexpectedly fell ill with high fever. Knowing that she would only slow the others down she decided to go back home but Rainbow Dash refused to let her go on her own and accompanied her. As the two girls returned to Ponyville Fluttershy felt that she was getting worse but even so she did her best to hide it from Rainbow Dash, which didn't work, Rainbow always knew when she was lying. Fluttershy recovered within a few weeks thanks to Rainbow Dash's constant care, and a couple of days after that Ponyville is unexpectedly attacked by Chrysalis' army. Fluttershy was scared to fight but without Twilight to help them she'd have to do something, and so she swallowed her fear and joined Rainbow Dash and their friends in the fight. The battle was won but unfortunately it wasn't the last. The attacks became more frequent and their town was getting obliterated. Fluttershy couldn't take it, this war was too much for her to handle and as she began to lose hope it left her in a awful state of depression. But one day something unexpected happened. Rainbow Dash knelled to her and presented her a wedding ring. In her proposal she promised that would do anything to make her happy again and she vowed to take a stand and end the war. Rainbow Dash's vow began to take form as she organized an army with the townspeople and their counterattacks became successful. And then one day she formed a perfect plan for an ambush at the castle in Canterlot. But when the plan failed Fluttershy and everyone else had to fight desperately for their lives. Fluttershy could barely keep up with the others and then her fate was sealed when a Changeling blasted a green acid on her face and caused her permanent blindness. She miraculously escaped along with the other main four but they had to leave everyone else behind. And when they got back to Ponyville Applejack broke the friendship bonds with Rainbow, and when everyone leaves Fluttershy is the only one who doesn't abandon her. As the days go by Fluttershy tried to get used to her new life without vision but it was proving to be hard. She couldn't cook or sew without hurting herself, nor even walking around the house on her own without tripping. She required Rainbow's assistance for everything and Fluttershy started to feel like a burden and it was tearing her apart. So one night she made a decision which would change everything. She ran away. And the only thing she left behind was the ring Rainbow gave her so her beloved could always remember her. She wandered without knowing where to go, and then she ended up deep within the woods of Everfree Forest. There she was encountered by several creatures, and instead of hurting her they aided and took care of her. With the past of the years Fluttershy's senses grew sharp and she got accustomed to her blindness. Now she lives in the forest with the creatures and developed incredible archery skills which prove useful whenever a Changeling dares to enter the forest.
Coming up next is our fashionista Rarity!
Edit: Shoot! I forgot her cutie mark! Quick fix! 'XD
"A good thing came out of this burned skin. I don't care about my looks anymore and now I attend the refugees at full time."
Rarity's design for the "what if" story where Twilight Sparkle travels into an alternative and dark future. A little warning. This concept involves my favorite pairings: Rainbow x Fluttershy, Pinkie x Twilight and Applejack x Rarity. Thou have been warned! XD
Here's the usual summary regarding the character's background:
After hearing that Twilight mysteriously vanished Rarity went along with Applejack and their friends on a long search through Equestria in the hopes of finding her. Rarity didn't mind the long walk, especially if its objective was to find a lost friend, but as this dragged for months the purple haired girl began to reach her limit. Applejack was the first to notice her fatigue and suggested to pause the search but Pinkie Pie immediately refused to give up. Rarity intended to continue, no matter how exhausted she was, but then Applejack decided to carry her back home. As the two girls arrived to Ponyville Rarity thought Applejack would go back to the search but she was surprised when the farm girl said no. According to her it was pointless to keep looking. She believed that Twilight would return by her own efforts, knowing the girl she most likely would, and that reassured Rarity. Not long after their friends' return Ponyville was attacked by the Changelings, and Rarity despite not liking to fight refused to let Applejack and Spike fight on their own. Along with their friends and the townsfolk they managed to make the Changelings retreat. But their victory was short as the attacks became frequent after the fall of Canterlot. Rarity began to fear for the safety of her family and started making plans of possibly moving from Ponyville to a safer place. If there was any at all. But those plans were temporarily put aside when Rainbow Dash informed her and the others about a strategy she elaborated to ambush Chrysalis. Who knew, it could probably work and she wouldn't have to leave town. As the decisive day arrived Rarity started to feel anxious. Applejack and Spike assured her that everything would be fine, but unfortunately it didn't went that way because as they set foot in the castle they were ambushed by the Changeling Queen's army. A bloody fight took place in the castle and the Changelings were clearly in advantage as they wiped out Rarity's comrades one by one. During the fight a Changeling caught her and had set a part of her clothes on fire, which ended up burning part of her skin. And as if it wasn't bad enough for her Applejack rushed to save her from being crushed by the crumbling walls and ended up losing one of her legs. Rarity feared it was the end for them, there was no escape, but then Spike stepped up and ordered her and Pinkie to guide everyone out before turning into a full grown dragon and fighting the Changelings by himself. When the main five returned to Ponyville Rarity watched silent as Applejack and Rainbow Dash argued and broke the bonds with each other. After that she came to the conclusion that she couldn't bear to live in that town anymore. She didn't want to lose anyone else. Before leaving she asked Applejack to go with her and bring her family along, but the farm girl refused, she just couldn't abandon the town where she grew up nor its people. Rarity and her family followed other townsfolk who seek a safer place to live and they ended up in a small refugee camp built within the woods close to the Hayseed Swamps. Now Rarity attends the refugees at full time, providing them clothes and fixing them, giving them food and helping the sick and wounded.
Coming next and the final piece of the set, Princess Twilight Sparkle.
Important note!: Ok I can't take it anymore, people keep asking "what about Spike? Why won't you draw him?", it was going to be a surprise drawing after I'm done with Twilight's drawing but well, now it isn't anymore...