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Friendship is Awesome by dahli-lama Friendship is Awesome by dahli-lama
If I had planned this out better they would have actually all fit together better, but I didn't plan these out at all. Actually, I never meant for them to be more than fancied up sketches. But I don't end up finishing series of pictures like... ever, so I'm actually pretty proud of myself for this. 'Specially considering how friggin' busy the last few weeks of my life have been.

And now I'm going to say a little about each one.

I pretty much drew each one as possibly a cosplay design, or fashion shot, not necessarily how I think each pony would look like as a human. More like how I'd style a girl inspired by each pony. Cause I'm totally into that shit. I also worked in a color for each of their outfits that isn't normally used in their character designs, but still works (except Rarity.)

Twilight - Honestly, she's my least favorite character. Not to say that I don't like her, because I do, but if I had to rank them, she's not my favorite. Still, I wanted to draw her as a school girl, and that made me want to draw her as a kogyaru. And then, for some dumb reason, I drew that big book in front of her and it totally doesn't even look right. But oh well, it's just Twilight. And I always picture her as Filipino or Indian. I don't know if I got that across here because I ended up making her skin to light.

Rarity - Dayum. While searching for inspiration for her design I found my old Ageha magazines and totally wanted to draw up a Rarity in the style of hime-gyaru evening wear, Hostess style! I'm particularly happy with how she turned out. :) I know I made both her and Twilight very thin (some people commented on that like it was a bad thing) but in my mind, they would be. Unicorns are supposed to be weaker, physically, than the other ponies. I imagine them both very petite, almost to an extreme because, hey, every body type is just fine if that's the way you were made. In Rarity's case, I imagine her a little too thin and short, which is why she went to the tall, graceful Fluttershy to model her clothes.

Rainbow - I don't really care for Rainbow's personality (sorry), but I love love love her character design. I friggin' love rainbows. Anyway, her clothes look like a mix between sporty and pajamas. I figure that would be best for a girl who's either training or napping on clouds. And I normally wouldn't give Rainbow Skrillex hair but I've been wanting to do it forever. Also, she's Brazilian.

Fluttershy - I love Fluttershy. She's just so sweet and cute and I see myself in her a lot of the time. I tried to give her a boho hippy feel but ended up giving her an obi type of thing so... I don't know what that is. But I like it so I'm sticking with it. I'd usually like to make her taller, but I didn't plan this very well. I picture her as tall, lanky, awkwardly graceful. Pretty much just like Allison Harvard [link] . And I had to give both the pegasi wings because I just plain like drawing wings. No other reason.

Pinkie - I drew her first, so she ended up looking quite different from the other girls. Still, I love how her hair came out so much I don't even care. Actually, I just need to give her legs... Ah well. For another time. I wanted her outfit to look like she just put on whatever clothing caught her eye and it somehow all kinda matches. And there's a tutu involved. And luscious, cotton candy hair. I usually like to draw her chubbier, but that just didn't happen here. In fact, I think she looks a little too thin here. Oh well.

Applejack - I normally don't like the whole southern look, and I definitely didn't want to put her in something too skimpy. This is more like AJ date/hoedown wear. I'm not too fond of the color of her top, but I can live with it. Kinda adds balance to Twilight's book. And I tried to make her look a little more buff but... the proportions were off from the get go and I didn't even notice until I scanned it in. Again, poor planning. Apples.

Now to go back to cake making!

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mixieJanae Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i love fluttershy pinkie and applejack!!!!!!!!!! OMGOMGMOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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dewcloudsocsnstuff Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
First off: they look like hos
Second off: they look horrible
Third off: THEY LOOK HORRIBLE
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deanieweanieluvspeen Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
...You are at 69 comments..

I'll just make it 70..
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Claritea Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AMAZING! Thank goodness, you don't draw Pinkie fat!!!
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Mix-Match-Girl23 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fuck you dude, fat people exist and have hearts too!
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Claritea Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Firstly, I am a girl. And secondly I now fat people exist and have feelings. I was just pissed off, because almost every artist draws Pinkie fat, just because she eats cakes and cupcakes.
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Mix-Match-Girl23 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
1. Dude is kind of a unisex term
2. Why are you pissed off at fat Pinkie Pie
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some-pegasister Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting. I've always pictures my Rarity as being kind of curvy all over. I'd imagine she's carry a little extra weight, but she'd wear it very well. She seems like she gets the least exercise, and even complains about having to walk through a maze. I like your interpretations a lot!
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dahli-lama Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I went with the whole "unicorns are smaller and weaker" angle.
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some-pegasister Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yep!(: I really like your art!
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angeliIy Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013   Artist
O_O I love it.
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InsaneKitteh Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My favorite out of this is Pinkie. I don't know why xD. Second fave is AJ and third fave is a tie between Rarity and Fluttershy /)^.^(\
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Shikatey Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
:iconuguufaceplz: They are so beautiful!!!They'r eyes are so gorgeous and the idea of making unicorns slimmer and smaller makes them look even better! You inspire me so much! May I use Twilights anatomy and eyes for my OC? I will credit you.
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dahli-lama Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay! I'm so happy to inspire you! Sure, you can use my art as reference for your own, as long as you credit back to me. :)
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Shikatey Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
O thanks you thanks you thanks you!!! QuQ
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catzndogz145 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
I always thought of Rainbow Dash as Brazilian! Lol!:)
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AllyyKatt Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
would you be okay with me using the outfit designs in some of my art?
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dahli-lama Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure! As long as you credit me. :)
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AllyyKatt Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thanks! love your work :D
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THEFashionDiva Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
they are sooo cute :) i love them. I wish I had a program to make drawings like that :O
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dahli-lama Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The drawings are just done in pencil. Colored in Paint Tool Sai and editted in photoshop.
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aracnaa Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this!!!! <3
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TMRisTERMA Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love it so much.
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sango2000 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
did u ever post :iconfluttershyplz: and :iconrainbowdashplz: ?
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godgirl188 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Student Artist
DID YOU DRAW THOSE BECAUSE THOSE ARE REALLY CUTE I LIKE :iconapplejackplz: :iconfluttershyplz: :iconrainbowdashplz:
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dahli-lama Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes I did. And thank you.
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godgirl188 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Student Artist
its no problem plus you did a really good job drawing
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StarGirl1233 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
Song for applejack:[link]
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WhiteLoonatic Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
Songs:

Twilight: [link]
Rarity: [link]
Rainbow Dash: [link]
Fluttershy: [link]
Pinkie Pie: [link]
Apple Jack : [link]
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Mirju132 Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Student Artist
OMG I LOVE THIS! Congratz,you have just earned an Fav!
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SaurBaby Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
I absolutely LOVE this. ALL the girls look amazing. My least favorite one is AJ, I think only because I don't think the top fits, also the pose she's in doesn't fit her personality. In my opinion of course. lol X) But it is an amazing picture nonetheless. I really like rainbowdash, I love when people use different ethnicity. I can't stand when people just expect them to be white... -__- Great job once again :)
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dahli-lama Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. Yeah, when I set off drawing AJ it didn't even start off as her, so I can totally see how her pose and stuff don't fit. I also had to resize her head in PS because it was too big so that wonkified her a bit too. :D
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SaurBaby Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
That explains it. I mean she still looks amazing, just not too much like her.
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BatWitch Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey! Can I use Pinkie Pie and/or Fluttershy from your pic as tattoo design? <3
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dahli-lama Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahhhh I had to think about this because no one has ever asked to use my art as a tattoo design before. I think I'm okay with this as long as my artwork isn't altered too much for the design (like redrawing parts of them or their clothes or faces or anything.) Thank you so much for asking!
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BatWitch Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love way you draw Pinkie and Fluttershy - so like in pin-up style! I love them both and I want them on my left arm, but you know, I am artist too and copyrights are important to me. :) Will you draw the legs?
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dahli-lama Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't think I'll be finding time to draw the legs, sorry.
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BatWitch Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fluttershy and Pinkie pie. *_*
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Linkling Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the Pinkie Pie- How you've left her signature pink, blue and yellow, but yet made the colours work so well for her. The others are fantastic too, but this one really stood out with it's different-from-the-usual design.
Awesome work!
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dahli-lama Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! Haha I don't think a human Pinkie would restrict herself to any color palette.
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Linkling Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
True that, haha
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PrincessDiamondDrop Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
epicness
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Inuleon06 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
my fav human versions so far!
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dahli-lama Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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thebronykind Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Student General Artist
why is dash black, nothing wrong with it, just that it's unexpected
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dahli-lama Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She's Brazilian. Or some kind of Latin American. I don't know why, I just like making them kinda diverse.
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mango-chan88 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
I think they all look great! I love all of their skin tones! Especially Applejack's. I always figured she be a bit tan from working outside all the time
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dahli-lama Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's what I thought too. And it's just perfect coloring with her hair. Plus tan skin and blonde hair has a special place in my heart.
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6dash9dash95 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
amazing designs!!
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small3907 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
awwww so cute :squee:
great work
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