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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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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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DestinyProgenitor 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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DestinyProgenitor 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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