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Early Winter Thaw by vest Early Winter Thaw by vest
:iconiristrismegistus: & :iconcartoonlion: & :iconvest:

Commission by ~iristrismegistus

Original Lines by ~cartoonlion

Color by `vest

Here you go, a little bit of warmth to thaw (d'aww) out that cold wintry bite. Jesus Base Jumpin' Christ it's cold out!

The end result of Monday's stream, now approved and ready for spreading about. And yes, yes, yes, I know what you're all sayin', what's the deal with them now looking all like real ponies man. But that was where a lot of the fun of fanart comes from, when you can not only branch out and develop characters beyond what's presented in the show, but you can even throw out the style guide and do something entirely your own. And that's what ~cartoonlion did on this one. While I can't explicitly speak on her behalf regarding motivations and such, I will speak for myself in saying that a change in style is always welcome; particularly in a fandom that churns out lapping tsunamis of art regularly.

I saw this more of a classic imagining of contemporary characters, throwing a bit of the G4 cast into a more G1 style. You know, the original, the old school, the stuff life-long fans identify with.

At least that's how I see it.

It's also my two favorite characters in the same shot so that too.

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (c) Hasbro
Characters (c) Lauren Faust

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:iconcoletteclark21:
ColetteClark21 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015
(sniff) Wow! I never seen Rainbow and Fluttershy as adult ponies like this. Uh-huh! They do look like to the height of G1 ponies.

Sweet Luna, it looks like there are seeing each other again after the long bitter cold winter has ended. Awesome job as always. :)
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eminem417 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
gorgeous work :love:
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MLPegasis4898 Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG!!! That's an amazing art style!!! Looove it!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Erzherzog007 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
Adorable
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:iconsunshiny-sunflower:
SunShiny-Sunflower Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
that's really sweet...
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:iconbunnairry:
Bunnairry Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dawww, awesome, nice style~
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:icongamerthehedgehog:
GamertheHedgehog Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
cute :)
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:iconkitti47:
Kitti47 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:squee: This is adorable!
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:iconrozzi-dk:
Rozzi-dk Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Pretty.... :D
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:iconarxuicy:
Arxuicy Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ship it!

~Fedex

Great couple.
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:iconelementof-loyalty:
ElementOf-Loyalty Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This kind of heart warming love from friends would melt a diamond.
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:iconkyuremgirl:
KyuremGirl Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. Talk about detail. Love that water!
How much would a commission like this cost? Are you taking requests right now?
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:iconinkweaverzyx77:
inkweaverzyx77 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
That is so flippin cute! Oh my feels! EEEEP
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:iconeveharding92:
EveHarding92 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing job!
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Suiish Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm 100% with you in support of people ptting their own twists on fanart :3 Relly nice water effects as ever, especially prominenet on Dashie's hooves, the blues just look amazing there, the drop shadows are really nice as ever <3 and i love the colours and highlights in the maines and tails, the multicoloured in dashs stands out so much!
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lTofSMITIA Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh my gosh. This is such a perfect blend of real-horse anatomy and the show's cartoony style. Such a thing is almost never pulled off well, but you've managed to make it absolutely adorable. PokeRespect++
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XVampPonyX Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
but
w
this is actually really cuTE
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AmrasFelagund Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
This is a very well-detailed and cute-looking picture of one of my two OTPs in this show! I like the details of the flowing stream, the leaves in the trees, and the craggy rock behind Fluttershy.

We need a bit of warmness up here in the north, since we had a bit of a sudden snow flurry. I was humming Winter Wrap-Up while I was shoveling~
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SonicSatamX93 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student Writer
This is really pretty looking.
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:iconnbbren:
Nbbren Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
good style on the ponies
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:iconzaiali:
zaiali Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
ahmazing.
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shikowolf Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thats cool my two fav ponys :meow:
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:iconvamporchid:
VampOrchid Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OK, the water, looks real. WTH!? Wonderful as usual my friend!
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is really lovely! I am familiar with Cartoonlion's work, somewhat, and I must say that her style really does lend itself fabulously to this type of coloring work. I think you did an excellent job with this picture, and I love the background especially!
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vest Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Thank you very much for the compliments! Glad you like it. :thumbsup::lol:

Cartoonlion really does have a solid grasp on taking the expressive, relatable appeal of the current generation, and giving it that classic spin, making it a visage all her own. It does wonders at making an image stand apart from the rest!
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EverlastingJoy Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
" Jesus Base Jumpin' Christ it's cold out!"

Get in line, or better yet, get in the huddle.
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Sonic1234567891 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconmonkeyloveplz:
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PrincePolo0 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Dem hoerses.
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:iconmortalshinobi:
mortalshinobi Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
colorful and cute.
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Maggie-X-Awesomeness Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not a fan of this ship, but this image is BEAUTIFUL
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dempsey23 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Different is good. Keeps things interesting.
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HealingBlight Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
"It's also my two favorite characters in the same shot so that too."
You count Fluttershy twice, don't you?
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:iconvest:
vest Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Fluttershy is the only character I'd allow to be shipped with Fluttershy.
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:iconhealingblight:
HealingBlight Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
And she is so meek the ship would be called ShyShy, with each Fluttershy trying to insist that the other one goes ahead of her in order of the name.
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:iconvest:
vest Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
:iconyodawg1plz:
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:icontontora:
Tontora Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
aw! :3
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JamieFayX Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
awesome!!
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KitkatRevolution Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
I love how this actually isn't all cartoon like~ It's amazing ^.^
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:iconcrazydoggy:
crazyDoggy Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student General Artist
I love how they're in the G1 style~ It's nice to see this kind of My Little Pony fan art around.
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