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Slidin' Pinkie

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Published: December 20, 2012
Another anatomy/action pose study, this time featuring Pinkie Pie as an excuse.

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Alright, there's a little bit of back-story to this one, don't worry. Basically I was listening to Mario Galaxy music, which has some of the most epic music ever put in a video game featuring a goddamn plumber, and eventually I came to draw the classic character-turns-quickly-after-running-at-full-speed pose. Also, I haven't drawn humanized Pinkie in quite some time, especially when it comes to a full-body shot.

I like to think these recent humanizations are a huge improvement over those I did for my entry into pony art, you know, my take on those ponies. To me, it certainly looks more correct, though people (and for... probability sake, mostly girls) have complained about the outfit I designed for her. To me, Pinkie's always been on the fringe between practical and girly, so my design features a flowing skirt, light pants and a short-sleeve shirt. Easy to put on, practical and pink.

Enough ramblings, enjoy.

EDIT: Some of you pointed out the error in her left hand, it should be correct now. In a way it was already correct, but only when the hand is twisted very awkwardly. This flows a lot better.
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DominoFeatherWolfStudent Digital Artist
uhm...I...I kinda used this as a pose reference and it looks kinda similar and I don't know if I can upload it or not.. I would credit you if I did of course, but...I dunno...could I?



itsjustthispictureissoamazingandidontevenihadtotryitandicouldnthelpit...y'know?
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TheArtrixProfessional Digital Artist
Of course you can (though I appreciate you asking for it).

But if you really want to get better at action poses, study anatomy first. Really try to understand the shapes and how the work in all dimensions. I have a folder in my favorites devoted entirely to anatomy tutorials hosted right here on deviantART.
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DominoFeatherWolfStudent Digital Artist
thank you! :D:D
and I will check out the anatomy tutorials, they will probably be very useful:D
Katamariguy's avatar
Everything's good, I just don't like lipstick.
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TheArtrixProfessional Digital Artist
You're not the only one, when it comes to Pinkie, and only Pinkie, the lipstick seems to hit a nerve with some people.

To me, the lipstick is an ideal "tacky" symbol for girlishness, which Pinkie certainly embodies. Perhaps this conflicts with some views that focus more on her wacky shenanigans. In any case, aside from Rarity, she is the only one who I actually designed to wear lipstick.
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MizzSnowStudent Filmographer
Such a fantastic style! And i adore how you portrayed Pinkie Pie!
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VSabbathHobbyist Digital Artist
I don't like her expression, but still really cool.
Ibeatganon4fun's avatar
:iconfluttershywtfplz: Wow, look how far she can slide!
Jeskl's avatar
i think the thumb on her left is on the wrong side
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TheArtrixProfessional Digital Artist
Fixed it.
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CastoroChiaroHobbyist General Artist
I really love this style! There's so much movement and flow in this.

Small critique, if you don't mind! The thumb of her left hand is on the wrong side!
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TheArtrixProfessional Digital Artist
Fixed it.
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CastoroChiaroHobbyist General Artist
Looks awesome!
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Retro7 General Artist
LOL put her in some nightwear and some socks and it could be a Risky Business parody. Ah but she's cute enough! Great work dude and indeed displays some fantastic movements.
DiLongZi's avatar
Secret to sliding on non-icy surfaces: Have two right hands.

Great pic, nonetheless.
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TheArtrixProfessional Digital Artist
Fixed it.
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WolfRaid Traditional Artist
this was the result from listening to mario galaxy music...
i'm impressed, good sir!:clap:
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N-TicsHobbyist General Artist
Haar hoofd is wel heel erg klein, Arjen. :P
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TheArtrixProfessional Digital Artist
Head's far too small? Maybe a bit, but a large portion of it is covered by hair. It's probably an optical illusion of sorts.
sevile's avatar
I just love your style *-* This is just..amazing! I love it!!
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