Fluttershy, alone and without any means to call for help, accomplished the impossible. She tamed an Everfree forest run wild. Soaked in malevolent magic, the very earth of the deep woods had turned against any who dared to enter. And worst of all, the ancient, twisted landscape developed a consciousness. A primitive mind that sought to expand, and to devour all it touched.
Fluttershy showed it kindness.
She would have ascended and become an alicorn like the others, but something went... wrong. Maybe the wild influence of the forest twisted her magic when she interacted with it. But it is more likely that long, repeated exposure to Discord's chaos magic had left its mark. Whatever the cause, she became something else, something other.
Fluttershy is the spirit of nature. She guards and nurtures the creatures of the world, and plantlife flourishes under her care. But nature can be cruel sometimes, and the gentle soul has developed a wild streak that she struggles to control.
Ho boy. She turned out... colorful, didn't she? And that silhouette is kinda confusing and hard to read. I really wish I had stretched her out a bit more, just so the limbs and butt-wings aren't in such a tangle visually. Definitely something to remember for Pinkie.
For those who are curious, She has the forelimbs of a songbird, the hindlimbs of a jackrabbit, the wings of her Flutterbat form and, obviously, a butterfly, and the tail of a dragon. I also made her hair willow leaves because I hate myself and always make things harder than they have to be.
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Thanks. I really, really want to re-visit some of these. I think I could do so much better now, and I'd like to update them.
I've had an idea for a while now of doing a Nightmare Alicorn AU, where I go in and do evil versions of the alicorn mane six, but I just never seem to have time.
You should go for it! Its always awesome to be able to remake an older art piece then look back on the original and think "whoa, I've improved a lot" its a nice feeling
Ooooooooooo yes do that, it'd be interesting to see how they would be interpreted in your style
This one is definitely one of the most visually striking and beautiful designs I have ever seen, but probably would be the hardest to redraw compared to other designs.
It would make sense for her ascension to be both by kindness and chaos intertwined, but it is interesting to see that she also has the added struggle of dealing with her new self. I noticed that a few fan-designs do touch on that idea of having negative side-affects that, at best, make her a little less tactful, and at worst, forsaking her kindness entirely. Your alternate version of Fluttershy tries to actively control the cruel side of herself, with great difficulty.
I also enjoy the other Mane Six's ascension as well. Curious to see where the "Ascension AU!" goes from here, as well as any others you might make.
EDIT: Also clever wordplay with "butt"-erfly . Are the horns on her head referring to minotaurs or something else?
EDIT2: Also, a comenter from Derpibooru did give this interpretation regarding Fluttershy's wild streak that I like.
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In case the link goes bad, they believe that Fluttershy's wild streak is just a form of Fluttershy's tendency to go overboard in being someone else.
And somebody's posting my stuff to Derpibooru again, huh? Great. I haven't ever given anyone permission to do that and none of them ever ask in the first place.
I have every intention of redrawing this later, but yeah, it'll be a pain. The two sets of horns are from gazelle and giraffes. I think the minotaur horns crossed my mind at some point, but didn't end up making it to the final piece.I see. And yeah, the giraffe/gazelle horns might look better on Fluttershy the minotaur horns. It gives her design a peaceful, light-weight look to her.
Aw man, sorry to hear that. Maybe you should ask Derpibooru to have you under the Do-Not-Post List , unless you already done so.And somebody's posting my stuff to Derpibooru again, huh? Great. I haven't ever given anyone permission to do that and none of them ever ask in the first place.