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My Little Pirate

By andypriceart
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Yo ho Yo ho a pony's life for me!

Since it's been revealed, here is the unedited original art for the cover to MLP: FIM #13 coming this fall. Without the logos, now the ship flag can be seen, as well as the mainsails and logos on Chrysalis' ship in the background.

An idea Katie and I have had since we first landed the MLP book, but alas, we're not the team doing this storyline. However, there was no way I wasn't going to do the cover. Easily the most ornate piece I've done for MLP so far, and a big personal favorite as I really got to play with period clothing and environments. And Celestia and Luna as ship-captains delighted me no end.

This is being printed in glorious B&W in a high quality manner or reproduction for November's "artist Edition" covers!
Brush and India Ink on 11x17 Bristol
Image size
1363x2110px 1.04 MB
© 2013 - 2020 andypriceart
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This would look so good in color.
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Yaoi-Huntress-EarthHobbyist Traditional Artist
Is it ok if I try to color this and another page? I want to apply as a colorist for IDW and wanted to use some of their established work to prove my worth.
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andypriceartProfessional Traditional Artist
That's fine with me, just keep in mind they're really going to want to see range of work and previously published pieces, not just ponies.
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Sadly, I don't have any published colored pieces.
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My Little Pirate, My Little Pirate Ahh, ahh, ahh, ahhh.
(My Little Pirate) I used to wonder what shipmates could be.
(My Little Pirate) Until you all shared your booty with me.

Great picture mate.
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Nice job :D
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igglerStudent Digital Artist
I am suuuuch a~ huge fan~
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So this wasn't colored in the end? :?
(it looks amazing in black and white, though)
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There is only one person could beat them now Capt. Jack sparrow
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Say, any chance we'll get more pegleg ponies?
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beautiful Celestie en Luna
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Art, I believe, is at it's finest when it's not only well-done, but also able to inspire action from its viewer.  This inspires me to let out a hearty pirate's laugh, have some rum, and say things like "Aye" and "Yar!"  Well done sir.

Drink up, me hearties, yo ho.
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aniyi123Professional Traditional Artist
very well detailed. i use bristol as well
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RuffyYoshiHobbyist Digital Artist
Can't wait to get this on Amazon later in May! :D
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meiyeezhuHobbyist Traditional Artist

Time for a sea shanty "Good Morning Fillies All!" (Parody of Good Morning Ladies All)

We are outward bound for Hoofington
With a heave-o, haul!
An' we'll heave the ol' wheel round an' round
Good mornin' fillies all!

An' when we get to Hoofington
With a heave-o, haul!
Oh, 'tis there we'll party 'til the sundown
Good mornin' ladies all!

Them mares down south are happy today
With a heave-o, haul!
With them we'll flirt with colts in our way
Good mornin' fillies all!

We'll swing around, we'll have good fun
With a heave-o, haul!
An' soon we'll be back on the raiding run
Good mornin' fillies all!

An' when we get to Bristle town
With a heave-o, haul!
For the very last time we'll prance around
Good mornin' fillies all!

With Spike and Flutters an' Jackie too
With a heave-o, haul!
We'll drink an' dance with Daring-Do
Good mornin' fillies all!

So a long goodbye to all you mares
With a heave-o, haul!
Don't cry for us, don't waste yer tears
Good mornin' fillies all!

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DrHikariStudent Filmographer
Ponies drink from the frenchmens whine and the darkest night is the ponys time! Away we raan from Celestia-Man... it's a pony's life for me! It's a pony's life for me! ♪
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can i paint it?
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loving how you did up luna and celestia. More so Luna. hehe
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I used to wonder Looting could mean....
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Hey Andy... I just picked up issue 13 today.... and when I saw my comic book shop had it in stock I had to get the AE cover version, which is this pic... its just so awesome!  Thanks for the great work!
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If Rainbow Dash's surprise hidden talent turns out to be "swordfighting" I'm going to turn into a hug machine. It'll be the hugpocalypse.
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many an Alestorm song shall be listened to while I read this comic.
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XD Plz, plz, PLZ have somebody color it!!! This is so cool and awesome!!

I love how you incorporated the pirate theme with My Little Pony! Hope to see more of your art!!

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