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Zecora with Complex Stripes

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The title pretty self-explenatory. Just for fun I wanted to draw Zecora with stripes more similar to actual zebras.

I was watching a video about how in animation design should be simplified to make them easier to work with, ended up reminding me how much mixed feelings I had about Zecora's design. Part of me was fine with it, because it made MLP zebras (in theory, if all zebras look similer to her) unique in a way and you can make different zebras look, well, different. However the other part of me didn't like it how the few stripes made her look so un-zebra like.

But I understand it probably would have been a nightmare to animate her. Heck, just drawing her like this and making her look good was a bit tricky. I even was thinking about leaving off her cutie mark. It's just doesn't fit well with the full body stripes.

Anywho, it was still fun.^^

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HolyCross9's avatar

Zecora's such a beautiful and exotic mare and you magnified those traits in her most splendidly in this piece!

DuskaDoesEverything's avatar
I wish there had been other Zebras in FIM. the fact she's the only one is problematic, to say the least.
DragonTurtle2's avatar
Really interesting observations on modelling and animating.  Thakn you.
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cajobif's avatar
She's so beautiful. It was well worth your effort to make her like so.

Wonderful work
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Lurks-no-More's avatar
Excellent Zecora! Always glad to see more art of the Best Zebra. :)
BSW421's avatar

She is a master piece!

Delta52775's avatar
Wow you did an amazing job on this, I haven't seen you draw Zecora in a long time!
MLP-Trinary's avatar
So incredibly gorgeous!!! Love it!
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