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Happy Year of the Horse 2014

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Published: February 1, 2014
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Gong Hoy Fat Choy 恭喜發財 Happy Year of the Horse 小馬 Everyone!

Been working on this for the last two nights. As someone of Chinese heritage, born on the Year of the Horse, and as a fan of MLP, I had a lot of fun drawing this. Hope everyone has a good 2 week Lunar New Year celebration! Best wishes for this new year!

The initial drawing itself was based around the Chinese painting I learned as a child. I drew Pinkie Pie’s hair in the style of how clouds appear in Chinese art. Three of the ponies represent the Fu Lu Shou 福祿壽 deities, the bat over Fluttershy is drawn in the traditional style as opposed to the MLP style which represents prosperity, the peach is from Taoist myth and represents longevity, Rarity is wearing the traditional phoenix crown and red dress worn for social events like weddings, and Spike has a loin dance.  Spike is with the lion dance outfit ironically, as most people assume the lion is actually a dragon, which is a completely separate dance and outfit. My spelling isn’t the best, but I am sure I got all the Chinese characters right. Happy New Year




彩虹小馬:友情就是魔法 红包 Lai See/Hong Bao


Year of the Horse Set
Applejack: Coming Soon
Rainbow Dash: Coming Soon
Pinkie Pie: Coming Soon
Fluttershy: Coming Soon
Rarity: Coming Soon
Twilight/Spike: Coming Soon

Year of the Snake Set
Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy: southparktaoist.deviantart.com…
Rarity: southparktaoist.deviantart.com…
Year of the Snake Set: southparktaoist.deviantart.com…

Year of the Dragon Set
Pinkie Pie: southparktaoist.deviantart.com…
Octavia: southparktaoist.deviantart.com…
Qilin Guard: southparktaoist.deviantart.com…
Spike and Twilight: southparktaoist.deviantart.com…



My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic designs/concepts © Lauran Faust 
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic © Hasbro/Studio B/DHX Media
Lai See Designs by SouthParkTaoist a.k.a Stratos a.k.a. Chocolate Pony
Image size
5444x1633px 6.71 MB
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Agess519's avatar
Agess519Student Digital Artist
2018年,专门搜集小马年图,总算找到了!马圈就是大,同志就是多,支持!
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amalgamzakuStudent Digital Artist
So, you were the one how did Equestria Daily banner the first time I fond it, I really liked it back then and still do. I really like Rarity with her cute dress.
TaroZero's avatar
找到中国人了啦,哈,看你用的字体你应该是港澳台的吧。
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Krash42Hobbyist Digital Artist
新年好!
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SouthParkTaoistProfessional Digital Artist
謝謝! :D
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SorceressJacklynProfessional Digital Artist
Can't wait for your Pinkie Pie YOTH pic! As a fellow horse person, I am highly excited for this year.
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SouthParkTaoistProfessional Digital Artist
Yay! ^^
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wzlsStudent General Artist
其实这是禄福寿~~~~嗯..赞一个~~~:D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) 
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SouthParkTaoistProfessional Digital Artist
謝謝 :D
MyLittleOreo's avatar
Spike...a loin dance, you say?

*pictures Spike dancing around with excessive pelvic movements*

The ladies don't stand a chance.
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BB-KHobbyist Digital Artist
A big present to all of us, not only Season 4 is ongoing, Season 5 is announced too. :) Making this Year of the Pony, the best year FIM has ever had. :)
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RedtriangleStudent Digital Artist
I have waited for this moment since I started watching MLP with Season 1.
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RedtriangleStudent Digital Artist
I was born on the Year of the Horse (1990). But sadly, I hardly know my Chinese heritage.
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Happy new year to you too!
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KarRedRosesProfessional Artist
Congratulations on having this run as an EQD banner! This is a special holiday for me. Thanks for making this year of the horse even more awesome! Hope to see you again this spring :)
altereggo's avatar
I love how naturally you combined the very different art styles! 
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SouthParkTaoistProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks!
silvermist1223's avatar
Technically their not horses their ponys
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SouthParkTaoistProfessional Digital Artist
pony [poh-nee] noun, plural po·nies. 

1. a small horse of any of several breeds, usually not higher at the shoulder than 14½ hands (58 in./146 cm). 
2. a horse of any small type or breed.

pony=horse
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Hey I said technically
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colgatetailHobbyist Digital Artist
so offended u must be white and u r drawing this as joke look at my social justise. -tumblr
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DarthWill3Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pinkie and Fluttershy are so cute in this picture!
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Will you make a Luna Envelope since it is Luna(s)r New Year?
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Ah it's genius,why have I never thought of it?
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