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goofing off, just style concept stuff

Before you ask why something is the way it is, try reading the notes under the pictures, please.
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AeriJotKittyBot87 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014
These are amazing! :D
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Zalay02 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sweet this is pretty cool
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Ryusukanku Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013

Really nice work diversifying their looks here.

 

Had to chuckle at the 'goat beard' note and imagined Rarity braiding or otherwise adding ornamentation to hers.

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AmrasFelagund Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
Very good justifications for further distinguishing the pony breeds. ...Although maaaybe the pegasus wings could be moved up a teeny, tiny bit.
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Eagle1Division Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
There's one justification for wing placement, though IMO they should be placed on the shoulder, since structurally and biologically that makes, by far, the most sense (not to mention looks the most natural IMO) :p
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Illenora Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
haha imagined a beard on Rarity xD
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Eclipseowl Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just love the Unicorn concept...

Makes me want to draw them like that.
More loyal to the medieval depiction of them, and they seem more magical this way. (Did I wrote that rite? English is not my main language)
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gittonsxv Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
i like it !
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Athelind Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
Very, very nice. Giving the mane cast a bit more distinctiveness, but retaining their distinct personalities.

I'm torn, personally. Rarity looks so much more like a UNICORN here ... but, alas, she doesn't look like a marshmallow anymore!
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MoonIight-Eevee Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You forgot Alicorns :lol:
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WilfordBWolf Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
i totaly love this..and if dashie couldnt get any more agressive looking boy was i wrong..and the wings moved to the shoulders not only streamlines her but helps that agressive attitude

aj..what can i say..the perfect workin country girl..a lil more meat on her legs is a GOOD thing

as for rarity....very intriguing but id like to make a minor sugjestion..fetlocks on her might work better in her main and tail color...just to add to her "style" and flair...i could be totaly wrong..but its what popped into my head instantly
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Briskby Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Student General Artist
adding purple there would be a little too intrusive and scattered from my standpoint.
It's the same kind of hair that's already on her legs, just longer, not the kind that's on her tail and mane
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WilfordBWolf Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
im totaly with you on that but at the same time its kinda like how a clydsdale can have the "tips" of them darker/lighter or even the same color as there mane and tail....i agree it "might" look a lil scattered tho..but at the same time make up for her lack of "bulk" in her tail..shrug twas an idea ..grins
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JavKiller Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
I like how you made the pegasi winglets spring out of their shoulders. It doesn't look as pretty but makes much more sense from an anatomical standpoint.
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ninthkaos Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
love rainbow dash pose
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VTomioka Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
I love how you made unicorns have some slight characteristics of mythical beasts,making they seem more magical,but still keeping them delicate,to stick to the theme.
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AscendedFallen Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
Dat unicorn ^,^
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qwertyvirgo Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
Nice! Love the details, like Rarity's hooves and the placing of Rainbow's wings.
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PrecosiousChild Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I love how the designs show off their personality :love:
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Starbolt65 Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
Love Rarity's fetlocks and tail.
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thedreadedfoxking Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist
very nice redesigns I really like the more classical unicorn look
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TerrorWolfX Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
Needs more Twilight, Pinkie and Fluttershy ;)
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Bunnygirle26 Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
very nice I like how you did rarity I've always liked the lion tail unicorns
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Tarukai Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
Rarity looks quite good with lion's tail, cloven hooves and fetlocks.
Dash looks interesting with her wings so far forward
and AJ looks cool as a cucumber, as always.
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CallMeDoc Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
Love it!

I remember in the end of the first season an animator asked if drawfriends could make that kinda study for different body types... been wanting to do that since then, too.
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ixistyler Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
these designs are AWESOME !!!!
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dlazerous Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
Very awesome.
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RoboKitty Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
...that is an AWESOME look for Rarity!!
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Aramis-Dagaz Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
I like this concept. It actually would help show how alicorns are a mix of all three pony races, too. Instead of just unicorns with wings, they would also have the solid earth pony stature as well.
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Zegaroth Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Very interesting.
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McLarenMP4-27 Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
Wow, looks really cool!
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Fanthrose Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
This is really neat. Have to say, it's kinda weird seeing a MLP FIM unicorn that looks like the old mythological ones do, and the pegasus' wings just look odd in that spot.
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Shadoritos Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Student General Artist
I really like that unicorn design Owo Idk it just seems more... unicorn..y?
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CybertronikPony Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Interesting analysis. I sure wished Rarity looked like that in the show :)
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Curiosajess Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Student General Artist
I love how you depicted Rarity, I wish she had fluffy hooves like that in the show.
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Neriad Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
Part of me really wishes you'd given Rarity a goat beard :D
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Aramis-Dagaz Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
She would definitely find a way to make it look fabulous.
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Red-Foxes Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
An interesting take on the pony races. I tend to think of them as different sub-species so that they're close enough to inter-breed (and ergo would be extremely similar on an anatomical level) , but it is nice to see someone try and differentiate the races in a more meaningful way than simply adding wings or a horn.
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geekspace Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
Not to mention the obvious variety within said races (Big Mac, Fleur, Blueblood, etc.). Even Cadence is markedly more gracile than either of her fellow royals.

Rarity generally strikes me as more squeamish than fragile in general (she does hit things on occasion), but I do like the secondary variations (those hooves & tail). For the most part, though, "What R-F said."
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LemonCoLaa Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
Yay cutee~ QvQ
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Chickenwhite Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is brilliant <3
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