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[SPOILER: SEASON 3 HAS WIND]

So they've released (officially, not leaked) a few sneak peek vids at the next season and oh dear god, the animation looks... I didn't think it could get better! But it did! I just HAD to draw that hair, gently flowing in the wind.

I cannot express my delight. Except through using colored outlines for once.

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:iconthe-mysterious-ponyx:
the-mysterious-ponyX Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is a lovely image
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:iconflavinbagel:
FlavinBagel Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!
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TwilightSparklous Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The animators really worked a little too hard on twilight's hair. Also not many of you noticed, but at the end of crystal empire while twilight's train is heading back to Ponyville, Luna,(who is standing next to Celestia), is holding a book twilight has to complete to become a princess in Magical Mystery Cure. Not sure if this is hinting the season finale but it seems most likely.
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:icondoughnutjoe:
DoughnutJoe Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
Twilight is clearly thinking deep, somber thoughts here. Probably "I wish I brought a hair clip."
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:iconflavinbagel:
FlavinBagel Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
No, she wasn't prepared for this wind.
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:iconspino495:
SPINO495 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
Best part about this art piece:
Her horn :D, next to the eyes I think it's the hardest thing to get right!
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:iconflavinbagel:
FlavinBagel Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Practice, practice, practice. Day in, day out. Gotta draw a lot of shitty horns and crooked eyes before you get it right each time.
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:iconsodapoq:
sodapoq Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
man, the animation is absolutely GORGEOUS! I cannot wait for season 3!
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:iconflavinbagel:
FlavinBagel Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Mmmhmm.
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:iconsodapoq:
sodapoq Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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:iconfadri:
Fadri Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not watching the sneak peek songs. I'll wait to watch them in the actual episodes.
If I managed to do it with "Smile, smile, smile", I can do it again. XD

Anyway, I don't need to watch them to see how cool this picture is. :P
It has wind.
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:iconflavinbagel:
FlavinBagel Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
That sounds like a good plan. I did the same with Smile and I'm happy I did.
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:iconnabeshin69:
nabeshin69 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
Spoiler: Season 3 has at least one song.
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:iconflavinbagel:
FlavinBagel Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Remember when Season 2 had just started airing and we were seven whole episodes in and there wasn't a single song yet and people started freaking out? At least we won't get this now!
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Nameleslight Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:icondatcutiemarkplz:
Awesome work. The shadows are really great, and nice work with the cutie mark. But it was the spoiler in the description that made me stop to drop a comment. Good one.
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:iconflavinbagel:
FlavinBagel Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
A shocking revelation, I know. NOTE: That was not wind in Hurricane Fluttershy. It was clearly just airbending.
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:iconnameleslight:
Nameleslight Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see. How far can you bend air until it breaks?
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:iconflavinbagel:
FlavinBagel Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I dunno. Ask Aang.

Oh wait, he's dead now. Ask Korra.
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:icondejiko07:
DeJiKo07 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
Twilight looks beautiful with wind-swept mane!!!
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:iconpink--champagne:
Pink--Champagne Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
Love this.
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:iconredsoul411:
RedSoul411 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work on the mane, but it's the shading that I'm mostly impressed with.

I don't know what I loved more, her mane flowing like that, or her busting some sweet teleport-lillypad-magic moves...
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:iconflavinbagel:
FlavinBagel Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wow, thank you! That really means a lot to me and my ever-so-rare colored outlines!
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:iconbloodyyangire:
BloodyYangire Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
Why can't I favourite this more than once???
I actually squealed when I saw that animation.
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:iconflavinbagel:
FlavinBagel Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I no, rite????? It was a sight to behold fo sho! I'm so stoked.
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:iconwint3r-s:
Wint3r-S Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*Fangirl Squeal*
*Dies*
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:iconsamabayon:
Samabayon Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Tis in Season 3
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:iconolihmajor:
olihmajor Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
That looks very awesome!
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:iconflavinbagel:
FlavinBagel Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Why thank you, trumpet man!
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:iconolihmajor:
olihmajor Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
Yep!
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:iconthejboy88:
Thejboy88 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
If I ever met any of the MLP animators, I'd hug them just for this one moment.
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:iconblackmorass:
BlackMorass Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
Pretty awesome!
Using colored outlines is frustrating as hell for me for some reason~
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:iconflavinbagel:
FlavinBagel Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks man! And with some of the edits I had to make with this later on in its creation (due to idiotic oversight on my part HURRRRRR
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oh well) I realized that dealing with colored outlines was... ack. Just a bit, for that. But I had to, because the background had colored lines and it looked weird in black ink and yadda yadda.
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BlackMorass Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
Aye, while I can appreciate how colored outlines help blend everything together etc, they're still a huge pain to work with. You'd never think that'd be the case just looking at them, but for some reason it just is~
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:iconflavinbagel:
FlavinBagel Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I shoulda made separate layers for the different major colors. Oh well.
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Arashi93-sama Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
about the preview spoilers in that CON season 3 iss gonna be :iconso-awesomeplz:
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Mikisakiiro Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WINNNNDDDD
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:iconflavinbagel:
FlavinBagel Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:iconwindplz:
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Drgnwolf Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
:iconpinkieismindfckedplz:.... Well what else do you want me to say!? xD
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:iconflavinbagel:
FlavinBagel Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
That'll do, Drgn. That'll do.
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Drgnwolf Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
:iconfluttershyyayplz:
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:iconperryplanet:
perryplanet Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
That was the moment that made my jaw drop. THE ANIMATION!!!
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:iconthecritics:
thecritics Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
i know right ? the wind effect on her mane was just AMAZING
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:icontheirishbronyx:
theirishbronyx Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Season 3 has wind?! :iconomfgplz:


Wind is now canon
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:iconflavinbagel:
FlavinBagel Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
The wingpower in Hurricane Fluttershy was not wind, it was simple breeze magic combined with airbending.

This, however, is a breakthrough.
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Drgnwolf Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
This made me lol xD
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Firestorm-CAN Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
GOOD LORD you're fast. o.o

Anyway, scenes like this just go to show that the animators are highly committed to this series and put a lot of effort into it. This cannot be easy to do, especially in a program that wasn't intended for large-scale productions. It makes me smile as a fan of animation to see the crew sharpen their skills and up the quality with each season. They'll be going very far by the time they work on a completely new project.
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FlavinBagel Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I swear I've never been described as fast before...

At least, not in an artistic sense! BOW-CHICKA-BOW-awwwww. :c
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ToaOfTech Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
DananananaDUN DUN DANNANANA dun dun dun DAAAAAAAAAAAAAH
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:iconflavinbagel:
FlavinBagel Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I'm just going to live in my own whimsical world of fantasy and assume that you're singing the theme from Night Court. Dooo, dodododoooo ... DUM DUM da!
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jaykanamoor Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks REALY awesome
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