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G1 Ponies Character Sheet, Page Two by Starbat G1 Ponies Character Sheet, Page Two by Starbat
UPDATE, December 14th, 2014:  I changed the proportions and layout a bit so it could potentially work better as an actual poster.
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Well, this was a long-time coming, but I finally finished page two. There are many many pages to come. The next ones will feature the human characters.

Once again, this is all a prelude to my plans to adapt a certain truly awesome pony fanfiction into a comic series. www.fimfiction.net/story/71660…

So here we are with another ten G1 pony characters. I hope you like.

Page One: starbat.deviantart.com/art/G1-…
Page Two: You are Here.
Page Three:  starbat.deviantart.com/art/G1-…

As always, any and all constructive criticism is welcome.




My Little Pony, Friendship is Magic, and its style of illustration, are the creations of Lauren Faust.  :iconfyre-flye:
Original G1 pony characters are the creations of Bonnie Zacherle.
All generations of My Little Pony are the intellectual property of Hasbro.
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The art work is nice to look at and the coloring seems evenly down, however it's kind of hard to see everything at once. The text is too small and the ponies are pixely. I understand it's a page to fit multiple ponies but still maybe remove five or six and make the rest bigger in order to see it properly. Also the eyes are a little too big, yes it's the style but still. Other than that I really like the style, it has touches of the mlp style but there's still some of your art as well. Plus the designs are nice, other than the overly pink bodies, maybe tone that down a bit.
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Mini-Wolfsbane Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Cute, nice work!
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:iconstarbat:
Starbat Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!  :D
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TanukiTagawa Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2016
I´d love see some them appear on the current TV series! :nod: 
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Starbat Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, some of them already have, in some form.  Though the show creators have their own design ideas. 

I think of these guys as belonging to their own universe, or to a long-past chapter of Equestrian history.  ;)
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TanukiTagawa Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016
  I think that some them could back on the future,like special guests on the new series episodes. :aww:
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:iconnightgazer-starlight:
They're so cute, I really like this!^_^
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AinoBunnyApplejack Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love this, especially Applejack
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lillyflover Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it! :love:
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:iconstarbat:
Starbat Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you.  :)
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lillyflover Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome ;)
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arkane32 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
This is such a wonderful project. :) Glad you're doing it and the art looks very nice. (Although, um... the G1 ponies are not the creation of Lauren Faust.)
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Starbat Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much.  :D

Yes, I know.  I only credited Lauren with the FiM setting and with the "illustration style".  This style isn't quite different enough from it, so I thought I should credit her.

Now that you mention it, perhaps I should credit Bonnie Zacherle for the G1 characters...  XD;
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arkane32 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
It would be nice. After all, as a certified Dreamer, I'm certainly prepared to say that while it is undeniable that Lauren did a wondrous job of revival of the franchise, as the creator of My Little Pony, Bonnie most certainly deserves her share of kudos and adulation as well.
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Starbat Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Done.  :)
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Phenometron Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
These ponies' character bios are awesome!!!
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:iconstarbat:
Starbat Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks.  ^^
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CatWoman-cali-onyx Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
They're all so colorful! :D I love colorful! :)
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Starbat Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)
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slayerfan45 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
When u use the term "sparkle eye" ponies, what does that mean?
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Starbat Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
 I don't believe I've ever used the terms "sparkle" eyes.  It is "twinkle-eyed" or "Jewel-eyed".

I am simply referring to those G1 ponies who have jewels embedded in their eyes.  Obviously, "twinkle-eye" ponies was just a marketing ploy that Hasbro used to sell toys back in the day, but there is actually a somewhat interesting story behind it from the old G1 comic strips.

Basically, G1 Applejack runs away from home and stumbles into an underground mine where an evil wizard has a group of ponies enslaved to dig up jewels for him.  The ponies had been blinded from darkness of the cave.  Applejack ultimately leads them to freedom, but the Jewel Wizard's jeweled throne explodes upon his death, causing shards of jewels to become embedded in the slave-ponies' eyes.  These magical jewels cured the ponies' blindness, but those ponies would forever after have "jeweled" eyes.

So that's the story.  In the fanfiction for which I am creating these sheets, the author developed the above story into a fairly dark and violent interpretation.
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littlequeen456 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool!!
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Starbat Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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slayerfan45 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
That sounds bad-ass!!!
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NightyNighttt Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
This is absolutely amazing! I love the personality depths of the g1 ponies and the style of the g4's and you bring them together effortlessly and beautifully. Excited to see what you're doing with this. (:
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Starbat Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you.  :)
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Persona22 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
What picture will be done next about the G1 characters? More main ponies? The Princess Ponies? Something else? I really like how this pictures are done. The style is good, the little explanation next to their names are well made, and a big Cutie Mark next to them is a very nice touch.
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Starbat Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Page three is well underway, but still needs a bit of work.  I should be able to find the time to finish it soon.

It will include some of my favorites, like Twilight, Medley and Sweet Stuff.  The captions are also especially long (maybe too long), which made it hard to get all ten characters to fit.  XD

Coming soon.  ;)
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equigoyle Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah!  Another one! 

I remember popping in once MONTHS ago to see the first page.  Can't wait to see your third page with even more ponies!

And I STILL love Wind Whistler from the previous page.  The way you did her mane was spot on.  :D
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:iconstarbat:
Starbat Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, I'm glad you like them.  I'm still working my way around to doing the next one, but it's coming!  :D
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equigoyle Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yay!
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minty-red Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so beautiful *0*
I have always loved the older generations since I was little and this has just made my day.
My favourite gen 1 pony is Paradise, though my only criticism for this picture is that I never envisaged her with straight hair. 
I've always though it would be wavy- probably just because all ponies hair is wavy in gen1 hahaha!
Awesome work, I look forward to seeing more. 
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Starbat Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you.  I love hearing approval from those who appreciate G1. 

And I indeed have several more planned.  I can't wait to do G1 Twilight.  ;)
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minty-red Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish more of the old characters could be snuck into Friendship is Magic. 
I'd give anything to see Wizard and Paradise just strollin' in the background. 

Eagerly waiting for more gen1~ can't wait to see your twilight!
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dbkit Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this series of drawings. They're amazing!
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Starbat Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!  :D
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Trooper924 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
But where's G1 Twilight?
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Starbat Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Coming up next.  I'm just trying to find the time to get back to these. ;)
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Persona22 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
If I remember correctly, Mimic appears in only one episode... in which she was dying. (no, wait, it was a two part thing, so two episodes.)

Which was odd, because with her powers, the ponies wouldn't have to resort to using the Rainbow all the time...
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Starbat Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
True.  We're told that Mimic is a very powerful unicorn, but we never really see that demonstrated.  We only see Mimic in that one episode, and she is out of commission most of the time.  So other than that back story about her heritage, we don't know really anything about her.  Which is a shame.  I imagine such a character would have a lot of potential.  But then, I guess the G1 writers were never all that ambitious, with a couple of exceptions.
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Persona22 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
Well, in retrospect, it is actually kind of eerie that the whole point of the story is to retrieve the four horseshoes or Mimic will die. It seems like the whole purpose of creating the character of Mimic was to make have a character that will die unless certain magical items are retrieved. Why didn't they just have the four horseshoes be important for another reason? Why did they have to throw Mimic's possible death into the whole thing? Kind of "dark" for a cartoon in the 80s that was aimed at little kids.
Like that other episode with the wish gone wrong that causes it to never rain again, and we see how all the Hipocampus ponies were dying from dehydration! I remember seeing that episode with my sister, and at one point she was crying asking me if the "swimming ponies were going to be okay". What was up with that!?
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Starbat Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha.  Cute.  Kids are so sensitive.  XD

Yeah, I guess now that I think about it, G4 never really deals with the possibility of death.  I guess you could say that G1 was a bit "darker" in that sense.  I guess 80s cartoons just weren't as conscious of this kind of "political correctness" for kids.  But I think that's a loss, because death is a reality, and if you have that in kids shows, it demonstrates that you are to some degree taking your audience seriously.  I think that's a good thing.
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Persona22 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
Yes, you got a point there... then again, I don't remember other shows doing that. Even in shows that fired guns all the time, like G.I. Joe, Spiral Zone, The Centurions...
In G.I. Joe, not even once one of the good or bad guys died... so it was My Little Pony that showed us that people could die, but not G.I. Joe...
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Starbat Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, there was the threat of death, but I don't think anyone ACTUALLY died in G1 My Little Pony, except for Tirek in the series pilot.  And ultimately they toned that down too, for the rest of the series.  The series pilot was the best part....
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Persona22 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
No, of course nobody ever died in My Little Pony. But we see Mimic fading and are told that she will completely fade unless they find those 4 horseshoes. She would be dead if not for those things, we, as the spectators saw it, were told about it. She didn't and we're all happy, but she was CLOSE to dying.

In G.I. Joe, on the other hand, we have people shooting at each other all the time, nobody gets hit, nobody gets sick, nobody is ever even close to death. Even if they were in situations of war, "death" was never an issue. Is not even mentioned as a possibility, NOBODY would die in a firefight, not COBRA, not the good guys, nobody dies, or gets close to dying. Ever.
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Starbat Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well in GI Joe, the threat of death was only ever meant to be an after thought.  The action was the main focus.  The story, if there was one, was centered around something entirely different than the concern of death.

In this G1 MLP episode, Mimic's "death" was the center of the plot, and the whole potential consequence to be avoided.
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ssjnaomi Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
These are amazing! I was born in 1990 so I don't remember the 80's show all that well, but after looking at all of them I realized that me and Paradise are a LOT alike! :D
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Starbat Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad to hear it.  Paradise was especially fun to design, and she had one of the more distinct personalities to write for.  ;)
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The-Silver-Storm Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
Once again, they all look really lovely, and the information written about each pony was both interesting and fun to read. I even learned something new: I didn't know Lofty was the best at tolerating thin air and cold atmosphere of high altitudes, it was cool to know.

As stated above, they all look lovely, though I must admit I particulary like Mimic, Paradise and Lofty here. Just thought I'd tell you that^^

Well done once again. I really enjoyed looking at this
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Starbat Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much.  ^^
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Werewolf-Hero Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Man could you imagine Mimic's horseshoes combined with the Alicorn amulet?

Also I must add mimic to Twilight Sparke's family tree.
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