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Daybreak Double Dash

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It's Rainbow Dash's Birthaversary over at Equestria Daily, and to celebrate here's the next in the paired versions of the Mane Six!

Okay, it's a bit unrealistic for the characters to be up at Dawn, but clearly there was something awesome to be doing.  Like race each other.  I am curious as to which is actually the faster one over a stretch...  Human Dash has magical super-speed, but Pony Dash seems to come by hers more naturally (Although I've often theorized that it was the binding of the Mane Six at the moments they earned their cutie marks that filled Twilight with enough magic to hatch Spike and gave Rainbow enough magic to achieve the Rainboom.  The Rainboom was an effect, not the cause.)  Regardless, it's a crime that this race never happened in either show.

For human Dash here, I went with something mostly inspired by her last regular outfit in the shorts combined with some of the flair from the popular Kotobukiya Bishoujo Statue... including the goggles.  I love a good pair of goggles.  Of course, if she doesn't wear them to keep the bugs out of her eyes at full speed, she must just wear them because they're awesome.

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Azzeria's avatar
AzzeriaProfessional Photographer

Im just xpeechless at your color and light work. You are too talented for this world! :D

OddEyesDragoon's avatar
The ultimate rivalry: Rainbow Dash vs. Herself.
ShadowQwerty64's avatar
Cool picture!
TheGroundedAviator's avatar
There is one cleaver detail on this that shows you have an eye for it, can you guess?
LightReading2's avatar
remind me of rainbow comment at the end of equestira girls asking if her double was as fast as her
cajobif's avatar
"Ha! Bet you can't catch me, slowpoke!"
"Yeah, because you are flying. I have to run unlike you."
"Excuses! Mockuses!"
"Oh yeah? Let me power-up somehow and we'll have that flying race."
"Sweet! I can't wait!"
"For now, try to catch me."
"Pff! I can do it even with my eyes closed. See?"
"Don't hurt yourself on those low branches."
"Ha! Like I w-"
"Told ya!"

Awesome work
MightyMorphinPower4's avatar
Cool an awesome
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IBAIPshowProfessional Artist
<3
Mokey1980s's avatar
Sorry for being so late, but I wanted to compliments the latest duo you've done. But of particular note is the background, the sky and the trees are marvelous. Just curious, but did you do the trees? There's some excellent level of detail in those leaves
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harwicks-artProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks!  For the most part, the trees are done with a simple stamp-brush in the shape of some leaves, so beyond layering the different colors there's not much that I did there.
Mokey1980s's avatar
Ahhh, I see. Well it looks amazing for such a simple technique, I must admit. And after re-reading that sentence, I noticed my grammar mistake. I asked that question very late at night =p
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artwarrior1985Student Artist
Pinkie Pie is by far my least favorite. She's soooooo annoying.
A-Ron1990's avatar
Dude, you might wanna take cover. You're gonna get a WHOLE lot heat from Pinkie fans.
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artwarrior1985Student Artist
I don't care. I have the freedom to express my distaste towards certain individuals either real or in
Pinkie's case, fictional. I'm glad she's fictional too.
A-Ron1990's avatar
You have some serious cojones, man.
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artwarrior1985Student Artist
Why? Do you think it takes balls of steel to express your opinion on something?
A-Ron1990's avatar
It's the internet, man. Say the wrong thing (by which I mean damn near anything, ESPECIALLY your opinion), and people are ready to crucify you. Have you seen Twitter?
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artwarrior1985Student Artist
Twitter? Please... I duke it out on YouTube all the time.
A-Ron1990's avatar
You're either the ballsiest person I've ever encountered, or the craziest. Or both.
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harwicks-artProfessional Digital Artist
Well, she's coming... but I have another character in line next.
glitchydemonfairy's avatar
Nice!!! Love the detail!!
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harwicks-artProfessional Digital Artist
thanks!
glitchydemonfairy's avatar
You ar welcome!!!!
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BbiohazardHobbyist General Artist
I'm not into the girly genre, but I love the artwork.
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