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Playful Pinkie by KittehKatBar Playful Pinkie by KittehKatBar
Tried out a new method of highlights on the body. Horses have pretty glossy coats (except for the winter coat and shaggier breeds of course). Realistically the highlights are pretty elaborate. My style isn't quite detailed enough to properly incorporate the full realistic style of highlights so I've been experimenting. This adds a feeling of gloss without getting in the way of the coloring itself (as my previous method did). I kinda like it but more testing is required...
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MLPegasis4898 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha! Aw!!! Nice!!! :aww: :aww: :aww:
TomFraggle Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
You never cease to amaze me with your artwork.  Simply amazing work!  Keep it up!  :+fav:
ChrisSawyerArt Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
I love how you've given them cartoon-realistic muscles. :)
Jrakob Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
the pose looks just like how i have actually seen small ponies playing. 
Kimberly-AJ-04-02 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Student General Artist
Those hooves really match her hair, don't they?
opus-13 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
As always, love this style of yours! Very nice work. :D
ZeldaTheSwordsman Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
RedMarkerRellik Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
Very nice.
The glossy look goes really well with your style and makes her looks so much more cute.
Personally, I think it looks great and I look forward to how it will look with further testing.

Great work.

AquaDragonDavanin Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
it'd be so fun to run around a field or somethin with her. ^^
michellethecat13 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
I love this style!
Dev-i Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice style.
batosan Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really neat! Browsed the "Comments" before I shot my mouth off and saw how many had hit the same thoughts I had......But.....One Comment about "Shiny Hoofs" got me to think of my time with an Arabian Grey....(Beautiful horse, nasty demeanor, Taught me how to handle high spirited yet unruly Equines!) . The Farrier had to replace all four shoes and treat a mild infection of some form (sorry did not learn that part!) but when he was done he painted each hoof in black up to the Coronal band! I thought this odd and it dried very quickly! Then he buffed them out to a shine......Next day after a short trail walk I inspected each hoof (checked after every ride and leader walk) and with a simple wipe down they shone bright again! So do all the shiny hoofs you want! I believe!
IxchelSirnight Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The shine is so nice! I never have the patience to do things like this with my coloring.
Here-for-the-ponies Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I love the way you did the hair on this one. It's free and somewhat wild, but not all kinky (I hate it when artists make it look like she just got a mega perm). And I do like the highlights. I do feel like it should be accented a bit more in show areas to outshine the hooves. From what I've seen, their hooves aren't as shiny as their coats, but that may be given the fact that they do walk on them and get them dirty in a matter of minutes after they're cleaned XD
KittehKatBar Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ha ha, that's a quirk of mine. I like making them shiny....maybe she had her hooves done?
Here-for-the-ponies Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
That's totally fine. I like the shiny hooves, too.
Graphix-Goddess Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Professional Writer
Wow.. I LOVE the new highlight method you've done! It's wonderful!
RunningOftheLeaves Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
Pinkie looks great way this way! ^^
Masdragonflare Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*cough* *cough*
sorry I had somthing in my throat
silvermoon442 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, Pinkie looks so muscly in this one! :o But still just as cute. ;)
mortalshinobi Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
nice pinkie pie. 
you give them quite the strong bodies though i think if they were realistic they probably would look something like this. ;)
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