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Blue Shift 25 Expressions by Balthasar999 Blue Shift 25 Expressions by Balthasar999
Here's a pony I made up! A unicorn named Blue Shift. Everyone needs their own pony, after all. The original sketch was a guy and had black and red hair, but this is the girl version because shit, I don't wanna draw 25 dudes. Gross.

I'm trying my hand and writing a fic where a guy finds a magic "letter to Celestia" scroll in his bag, and not realizing what it is, uses a strip of it to roll a joint at a party. He accidentally inhales all the green smoke and then goes to pass out on the couch, where he wakes up the next morning as this pony you see here, in the middle of the city in a house full of strangers, and has to, you know, have an adventure and figure out how to get back to normal and all that shit.
It's up to over 42,000 words so far, but I'm not writing it perfectly in order and it's going in some "conceptual science fiction" directions I didn't anticipate, where it muses on how a place like Equestria might be physically put together and how magic and sufficiently advanced technology really *are* indistinguishable.
It's basically just describing stuff in horrendous detail to get my creative pipes unblocked.

Link to said story: [link]

It's generally my philosophy regarding fan art to not just copy the original style but reinterpret the various characters and visual elements through your own sensibility, but I'm having fun assimilating various elements of the show style.

Plus I thought it'd be a good drill to fill out one of those "25 Expressions" worksheets.
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NetherWalker555 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"Horrendous"? No sir, what you have conceived is not horrendous, Its asinine borderline-moronically explicated in every perceivable aspect of metaphysical existence and consequence that can be brought to the human mind, and bashes the reader over the head with it Do not try and bend the spoon ... Matrix style. I think my brain is going to explode just from reading itCrash ! And being the kind of author that writes in a style mimicking that of others(In a sort of hodge-podge way), well, I have no idea how your story will effect my own, but you have given me some inspiration. Aside for your Insanely slow pace though, I have found your story to be one of the best I've read so far, the slowness of it even adding to its charm. Keep up the good work!Meow :3     
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MattsyKun Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I like how she still has some "maleness" to her expressions. So cool!
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Balthasar999 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
Haha, thanks, I'm glad that comes through.
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Cyclone-Dusk Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Reading your fic. Got here through the link. Gods help me -_- he really DID turn into a cute girl pony. I feel bad for him but at the same time, holy crap the options! A face like that -- WHO COULD SAY NO TO IT!? I feel that feeling that dogs do when they roll over on their back and present their belly giving a cute little whine. I want to TRUST a face like that. I WANT to. I'd be totally helpless.
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Balthasar999 Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks!  
Haha, yeah, the potential to abuse that level of cuteness would be hard to resist.
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dipsydew Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
I like this character!
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Balthasar999 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks!  I wanted something cute but also kinda dynamic. 
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Sabertooth1980 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
I need more ponies for "Project Runaway"
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Balthasar999 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Cool, go bananas.
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Seven-Fates Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
One of these would probably be pretty fun to do with Silver Script, though vectoring all those instances would probably be horrendously time-consuming... There's also the fact that I may or may not devolve to 'different mane style for every panel' to keep it entertaining. :lmao:
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Balthasar999 Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
Ugh, yeah, I would not want to vectorize all those. The different mane styles could be neat, though, but doesn't she have really short hair now?
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Seven-Fates Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yup. At the very least I'm going to have to play 'what short style looks best on her' now. Answer is probably something like the pixie cut.
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Balthasar999 Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
Sounds awesome. I've always been a big fan of short hair, including the pixie cut. Maybe like a flip in the front or something, a little bit like Luna but more "up".
Something a little shaggy/spikey could be good, too, given the impromptu cut after the fire damage.
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Dell-AD-productions Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hhhhhhhhhhhmmmmmmmmmmm~ :iconnotbadplz:
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XsilverdawnwarriorX Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
LAWL "Drunk"
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IkioStar Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
.......meh....great art....story... not so much....and your hollow expression needs work....blankness is an art form...but it looks more like boredom than the shock you got there
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Watchcat264 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is win
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The-IntrepidTraveler Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
I love it. Love the expressions, love the style, love the character.
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Aealacreatrananda Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
This was excellent!
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Zurkov Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
The "Rage" expression could easily double as a flirting expression with the addition of a pair of sunglasses.
Dat plot.
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Balthasar999 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Hahaha I hadn't even noticed that... Oh man, I just held the end of a pen up over the eyes it totally works.
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DocWario Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
awesome expressions, and I like your graphic pony approach. distinctive and fresh! Like a hi-end head of lettuce
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Balthasar999 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks man, I normally go so loose with everything I wanted to crisp it up a little.
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TyphlosionsKingdom Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
i dunno you how u does it but damn you know how to put the right emotion and all the little add on stuff that makes the moment into all your works! like it just clickes and makes me giggle like a lit........ man laugh like the manly man i am!
also you should totally have my oc in your story :P :iconepicfacehoofplz:
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Balthasar999 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks dude, for a long time now I've just been idly drawing faces on every thing I get my hands on. I really just like cramming expression into things.

Hahaha, I might just do that if I can think of any good way for other ponies to appear.
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Vartsu Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
These are brilliant!
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