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Twilight Styles 1 by ZSparkonequus Twilight Styles 1 by ZSparkonequus
This is a very special piece, not just because I have never uploaded something like this but because is also a tribute to some of my favorite artists of the fandom by emulating their styles. I always wanted to do something like this but I also always ended up pushing it up for later. I have seen tons of images like this, but they always seemed to be about a character drawn in famous styles, you know, Disney, PPG, etc., so I said, why not try it with artists of a fandom? So here we are. 
There will be a part two and maybe even three, I already have some of the designs for the next one done, they were gonna be in this but I couldn't make them "fit" in this because they weren't enough to make it a mathematical matrix.
For this I choose the artists that I liked the most (with the exception of me and the show itself) and I also tried to choose artists that are active right now in the fandom, I will maybe do some inactive ones in the  next one but they gotta be artists that I REALLY like for me to include them.
I choose Twilight because she's one of my fav ponies but also because she's the one I like to draw and know how to draw the most, I don't have to look for any reference when drawing her. I also choose a pose that was simple to avoid major complications but with an expression cute enough to catch the viewer's attention.
This took much more time than I thought, sometimes, to draw her I referenced the artists' drawings and tried to look up if they had drawn Twilight; but turns out sometimes they had NEVER drawn twilight or at least not recently, sometimes they were more of a Rarity or Fluttershy artists so I had to totally imagine how Twi would look in their new style. Some times the artist's main style was show-style so I pick another style of them.
Also, at first I tried to look for images in which Twi was in a similar pose but I scrapped that idea because that would be like a total referenced pose and style and there was no point in doing that.
ALSO, I tried to sample the colors they use for major emulation accuracy.
I had never done this before, so, please tell me how it turned out! Have in mind that I had to guess what techniques they used by just looking at their art pieces, from line art to color, shading or even eye style. That's what emulation is about, not just think how it would look, but make it look exactly like the other styles.

It originally had a transparent background but I changed to light color, I think it looks better this way.

The artists are:
A1: Show style
A2: :iconflutterluv:
A3: :iconmiokomata:
A4: :iconandypriceart:
B1: :iconbobthedalek:
B2: :iconhidden-cat:
B3: :iconjumblehorse:
B4: :iconkas92:
C1: :iconevehly:
C2: :iconsaturdaymorningproj:
C3: :iconsorcerushorserus:
C4: :iconjohnjoseco:
D1: :iconyakovlev-vad:
D2: :iconunderpable:
D3: :iconestories:
D4: Spark (Me)

They were all fun to draw but the hardest one was probably Evehly, pretty beautiful pattern to follow but also kinda hard.
One funny thing to add it that I drew twilight first and then did the show-style vector later when I think it should have been the other way around.
The next one will be 16 styles from others, no spark and no show-style.

And now, to rest and to do the next one. You can also suggest artists for me to emulate!

Commissions open!: www.deviantart.com/zsparkonequ…

Sketched traditionally in pencil and digitally in Paint Tool SAI 1.2.5 with a BAMBOO CTL-470. Colored and shaded with Photoshop CS4.
HASBRO
 and it's logo MY LITTLE PONY and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro and are used without permission © 2010-2018 Hasbro.

~Spark

Whew! It had been years since I wrote that much in a description, I guess I have said everything I wanted about this now n_n'
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:iconkas92:
kas92 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2018
Wow! Great! :D
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:iconzsparkonequus:
ZSparkonequus Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thx! ^^
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EqDBot Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2018
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JumbleHorse Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2018
Good job! It's really interesting for practice MLP Twilight Sparkle (Nodding) Plz 
P.S. Sorry for late answer.
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:iconzsparkonequus:
ZSparkonequus Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
And don't worry, it ain't like you have to answer, not an obligation. Thanks for doing it tho =)
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JumbleHorse Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2018
:iconapplejackmodestplz: 
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Miokomata Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
only fluttershy and mioz gets the fangs
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:iconzsparkonequus:
ZSparkonequus Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, that's a reply I guess. Does that mean you don't like it?
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:iconmiokomata:
Miokomata Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I never said anything like that, but i do understand when you draw a style, you did add my usual piece to the art using twilight as a base so imo, you did do it right. I didn't read the text so its my fault on that part. I do like tho.
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:iconzsparkonequus:
ZSparkonequus Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're right, I'm sorry I jumped to that conclusion. Thanks for commenting and for liking it. =)
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:iconsethisto:
Sethisto Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's a pretty cool idea!
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:icondonmaguz93:
DonMaguz93 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2018
Hat's off to the great piece!
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:iconflutterluv:
FlutterLuv Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2018
This is very cute. Great job.
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:iconzsparkonequus:
ZSparkonequus Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, your style is awesome!
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:icondarthwill3:
DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cute and cool!
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:icondrake2802:
drake2802 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2018
It’s the Twilight Sparkle Bunch!
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:iconozmey:
Ozmey Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
niceeeee i love the collab

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:iconben-del:
Ben-Del Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
good shit
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:iconaurora-chiaro:
Aurora-Chiaro Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome, love the different and beautiful versions of Twilight:clap:
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:iconzsparkonequus:
ZSparkonequus Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! You're actually on the list of future artists I want to emulate.
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:iconaurora-chiaro:
Aurora-Chiaro Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Aww shucks, thansk hun:heart:
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PhoenixFlambe Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2018
Pointy neat. I might like to see more.
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saturdaymorningproj Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2018
I didn't knew I drew ponies more on the chubby side, gotta love how you implemented all those various quirks in artwork, and as a fan of Twilight myself I admit that's one fantastic piece with all those various art styles, it's pretty amazing work, thank you for featuring me as well, that's very humbling but also flattering, thanks a lot, and looking foward for the possible part 2 :D
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ZSparkonequus Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks fot liking it! Maybe it looks chubby because the legs are missing xD. And yes, I have noted you like Twilight, I'm also a fan of her=)
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tigreanpony Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2018
Lovely, very nicely done.
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Ste4mB0lt Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2018
Very well done. Can't wait to see part two :D
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:iconbobthedalek:
bobthedalek Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2018  Professional Filmographer
I wasn't aware I drew ponies with such pointy noses! :P

A very nice surprise to see this turn up in my notifications though. Personally speaking, I would have made the line of her closed eye more rounded, here it almost looks like she's giving a smirk as if she's plotting to take over Equestria to me! =P

But that's just me, great work all the same! Hope you're proud of your effort :)
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ZSparkonequus Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now that I look at it again, it does look really pointy. Your ponies do look like that but only when speaking (and the Twi I referenced was speaking so that could be the reason it looks like that here) I might change it later. I gotta say yours was one of the ones I had the most fun doing. Thanks for liking it =)
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:iconbobthedalek:
bobthedalek Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2018  Professional Filmographer
No problem! :)

And I know what you mean, for little ponies, they sure like to talk a lot! :P
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EStories Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow... Just... Wow xD

I was like: OMG, that's amazing - I wish I could have joined it, just to see that our (or rather Neigh Sayer's) style IS there, too xD Absolutely outstanding what you did there!

I b*****g love it!
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ZSparkonequus Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you liking it that much! And also thank you for the feature in that journal of yours =)
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