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Star Mares S1.5: Lights, Camera, Action

This is the single most time-consuming (and memory-intensive) set that I've ever done - so much so of the latter that instead of keeping it as a vector background like I usually do, I had to export it as a bitmap, because just one copy of it on the page made even my Surface chug alarmingly.

The gem critter went through a number of iterations, the earliest versions having been vetoed by my test audience (the immediate family) for looking too Disney.

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Sparrow9612's avatar
I imagine Trixie's scream here sounds about like this.
This guy does not appreciate you dropping in unannounced.
tigreanpony's avatar
This is so cool. So living gems interesting. I'm assuming this is how light-sabers came out in your world? Still really liking the comic looking forward to the next page, and of course when those kooky background mares come back after this comic.
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The Gem can talk...
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tom117z's avatar
I wonder if those blue and green crystal are akin to lightsaber crystals, and they are what the prosthetic horns are made from. 
ChrisTheS's avatar
Well, if any Old Republic players have recognized what planet I took the reference images from...
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I have yet to find a suitable horse pun to rename it :(
RDkinght's avatar
This takes a whole different meaning for the term carbon life form.
OriginalPiMan's avatar
To ruin the joke: Most gems are not made of carbon. Rubies, for example, are made of aluminium oxide with traces of chromium.
Patronum2000's avatar
OMYGREATNESS! Stages and spotlights!
and a harry potter reference too.
Reshiram95's avatar
trixie  face  is the pose vector you came up with ^_^
ChrisTheS's avatar
It's yoinked from Pinkie's breakdown at the end of 'Baby Cakes'.  I've used it before, mostly for Maple Leaf.
Reshiram95's avatar
aww yeah i saw that ^^
Jmaster99's avatar
Trixes face in the last panel. May we get a vector of it someday?
ChrisTheS's avatar
I might release the parts sheet I've built someday - I've used this one a few times, so it's on there.
PhoenixFlambe's avatar
Oh no! It's that cursed gem! But it's literally living? Revenge!
Isenlyn's avatar
Not much to say here.
Maybe just a Harry Poter ref...
Well, sometime the story have to go forward. ^^
Mango7889's avatar
If I picked up a gem and it spoke to me I'd through clear across the room and seek phsycoligical help XD. So is the plant surface just a shell of sorts for all the gem filled caverns?
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