you might remember one of my latest Spitfire drawings showing her with a grumpy expression, sitting at a pub all alone while having herself some booze... Well, I've seen this as some kind of prequel to the next shot, which you can see here:
Honestly, I would have liked to turn this scene into a small comic, only like 5 zo 10 pages actually, where we can find out what went wrong, why she's drinking to drown her frustration/anger and what happens next in the evening. But despite the lack of time to work on it, it might also give a wrong impression. You see: My opinion towards alcohol is clear - I despise it, I'm afraid of it and I've never intentionally touched even the slightest drop of it, not even for celebrations. However, as much as I hate alcohol as a whole and as much as I'm scared of it in a way, I can totally see it as a part of Spitfire in my long head canon, I might give you a short form of.
I imagine Spitfire to have been and still be like a machine, always focused, cold, strict and motivated to reach her goals for the best of Equestria and the ponies around her. However, by being that cold and strict, having to give punishment if someone disrespects her orders as the Captain of the Wonderbolts, she doesn't have the best rebutation and ponies might have started talking bad about her behind her back, despising her, but she knows. Therefore, on stressful days, the pegasus mare just sits at her favourite pub, drinking enough to cover her feeling of being lonely and hated by others around her and to cover her sorrows (that I won't explain any further since it would be too long).
So in short: I just see alcohol as her only real weakness - she is a strong, athletic, loyal character, an idol for many and leader of an important group, someone who seems to have no real weaknesses or flaws at all... She does indeed... alcoholism might be the problem for her.
This is just why I came up with this topic and wanted to draw it out, I'm not setting the statement that alcohol is a good thing, I wouldn't say that XD Just keep that in mind.
Nevertheless, I really hope you like this new drawing, I definitely enjoyed drawing it, drawing Spitfire from that perspective, my pretty grumpy favourite mare, and adding a more or less decent background XD oh well, looking forward to your feedback^^
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great looking picture tho
And wow, thank you so so much^^ I feel super honoured
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Sorry just imagining Spitfire acting like Rick from Rick and Morty here ;D
Even Berry Punch is like "Damn Girl tone it down on the drinking"
And yeah, berry Punch would be her best competitor if you ask me. But damn...
Thanks a lot
I am really liking the outcome of this one too. You did a really good job to express how she gets when she is drunk of booze. I would love to see a comic in this, but I see your point when it comes to alcohol.
But these drawings just really show us how you manage to draw someone being boozed of, even when you have never experinced the slightest of drop alcohol.
The choice is yours to make a comic is up to you, I know that school gets more busy now as it's closing in on exams. But it is your choice to make.
Lovely job on this one! Looking forward for more!
I have to say I'm very happy and relieved to hear you understand my point of view about alcohol and that it's just a strange thing to me. Thank you very much for your kind words. In fact, I am glad you like the drawing and the atmosphere. It means a lot since I quite enjoyed the process of making it. Your lovely words help a lot
We will see about the future of this topic and if a comic will be possible for me to make. I'd hope so, but I have huge projects already.
I already know this becuase I myself drink a couple times a week, just not a lot. But it is never really a good thing to drink often, or not even at all.
I am happy to help if my words do the job
Hahaha, take your time Lupi. And do the projects you are planning already before starting on other big projects.
If you panic with a little tipsyness...Then I wonder how it is when getting real bad..
And yeah, it's kinda hard to explain. As soon as someone drinks alcohol, I instantly see them as "intoxicated" so they are not 100% themself. Of course, it's a little overexaggerated but that's more or less how I am XD And on one hand, I'm curious what close people would be like when being a bit tipsy/slightly drunk and on the other hand I'd be scared and I'd feel weird next to them acting strange compared to normally. I don't even know if I want to find out XD
Beer or vodka I can understand, but how about cider? There are many different types of cider to find in normal stores usually. And the percentage of them is not so high either.
How much do you see them drink before you start to see them "intoxicated"? I can see your point though.
When it comes to close friends getting slightly drunk or tipsy, it can have different outcomes, both bad and good ones.
You have to find out one day xD sooner or later you will
I haven't touched or even seen cider so far over here. Huh. Dunno about it. I don't even really know the difference between all of them but I always thought negative about alcohol as a whole. So I'm uncertain about cider, either.
Uhm, hard to say actually. I have no real clue on what is much and what isn't so drinking one glass/mug of alcohol is "intoxicating" to me.
Yeah, i guess some day it will happen XD
Great job, by the way!
Let's hope for the future!
I means a lot to me hearing that I'm not the only one with my opinion about alcohol. It is a relief.
I will think about the comic idea, it's not completely gone yet. Thank you for your encouragement and support
I can see Spitfire having a more caring personality that clashes with her role of being a demanding task master. As much as she'd like to hug the recruits, it would do no good in making The Wonderbolts a great team. And being tough on ponies that she likes is something that troubles her.
I admit, I've never had much contact to military etc. which is why I may or may not have a wrong depiction of it in my head, but I found the concept I explained fitting for Spitfire. nevertheless, your alternate version doesn't sound too bad to me either^^
I know the feel.