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Pegasus Troopers
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Published: February 1, 2019
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It's a day to Celebrate Rainbow Dash over on Equestria Daily, and I'm finally getting back into a pony groove after an extended absence over the holidays.  We're getting into the final season of FIM, and I'd like to go out with a bang...  So have some war-torn Rainbow Dash from the Sombra Wars timeline.  This dystopian Dash design had a surprisingly modern look to her, complete with body armor and prosthetic wing, and she ended up being a lot of fun to draw.  Despite the harshness of her timeline, I couldn't help but to give her a bit of core Dash's smirk... she knows she makes for an awesome recruitment poster. 

I hope to be doing a lot more artwork this year, and I have a fair share stored up from last year that still needs to be shared as well.  I'll be starting a patreon while still posting things here as well, so I'll have to keep myself busy!  
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AutumnD's avatar
AutumnD|New Deviant

D-DID RAINBOW DASH LOSE A WING!!! :'(

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harwicks-artEdited |Professional Digital Artist
Yeah...  it happened in the show, in an alternate timeline.
youtu.be/XEPuFdlJyUQ
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AutumnD|New Deviant

Oh yeah I see that now but one question...WHY IS SHE SMILING!!!

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Kyoshyu|Hobbyist General Artist
Well, she wears them fabulously!
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BoneSatellite's avatar
This is what I wish MLP looked like all the time.
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Envirotech|Hobbyist Photographer
Ooh ^_^ very nice!
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GreyClouds12's avatar
Excellent rainbow dash day artwork harwicks, she looks awesome.
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TheExhorsecist's avatar
Her leitmotif, aptly titled "Friends."
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harwicks-art|Professional Digital Artist
A good fit for her!
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TheasTales's avatar
TheasTales|Student Digital Artist
Awesome...
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harwicks-art|Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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IBAIPshow|Professional Artist
Epic /)
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harwicks-art|Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Ah yes, I think this timeline was one of the best ones. The good guys hadn't actually lost yet and Dash looked like a total BAMF. I guess Sombra really was the weakest Big Bad, since every other villain seemed to have defeated Celestia and Luna just fine in the other timelines. Maybe the only reason the war was even still going on in this timeline was because the crystal ponies are incredibly tough. It's just my headcanon, but I think crystal ponies are physically much more powerful than regular earth ponies and also more durable against all kinds of attacks, including magic. I don't see how else Equestria's forces hadn't overpowered them by sheer numbers alone.

Anyway, I love this picture, and welcome back! I'll be looking forward to all the art you'll share with us this year and I have faith that FIM will end with a bang. Season eight was mostly great, so I'm quite optimistic.
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harwicks-artEdited |Professional Digital Artist
I give Sombra credit for holding his own without any kind of trump card power...  just a ruthlessness to use his own people to get what he wants.  

Well, it’s not really to his *credit*, but hopefully you know what I mean.

Thanks for the kind words, and I hope you enjoy what I have to come!
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templar127's avatar
Love the flashy crimson colors!
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harwicks-art|Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!  It fit the apocalyptic theme and really makes Dash’s color scheme pop.
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cartoonsbest's avatar
From 30% to a complete 100% more cool.
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harwicks-art|Professional Digital Artist
You know that she’d be awesome in an action movie.
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healed-hearts|Student Photographer
Not a fan of MLP, but the art style and coloring is fantastic :-)
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harwicks-art|Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, I really appreciate the kind comment!
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While I'm glad Prime Timeline Dash remains unharmed, I'd be remiss if I didn't mention her cybernetics look pretty hardcore. 
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harwicks-art|Professional Digital Artist
They really do!
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