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First steps by TheArtrix First steps by TheArtrix
One thing I noticed in the past season is that we never really got to see the Cutie Mark Crusaders use the abilities of their type of pony; we don't really see Scootaloo fly, we don't see Sweetie Belle do magic, and Applebloom... still not sure what's special about an earth pony other than some vague notion that they have some innate magical bond with the earth? I dunno.

I was looking for an excuse to draw a dangerously adorable humanized Sweetie Belle. She has grown to become my favorite Cutie Mark Crusader so that became pretty much obligatory. Then it dawned to me; why would Rarity try and teach her sister some magic if she can ask the most gifted magician is Ponyville to show her the ropes. Also, it makes for dorky-Twilight, which is always the preferred mode of Twilight.

So here's Sweetie Belle starting out with some basic telekinesis.

I'm also planning to do one with Scootaloo and Applebloom.

EDIT
Made some changes to Twilight's face and glasses, and some other minor changes.

Scootaloo: First flight


Applebloom: First repair
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sucieFue Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
Twilight Time? lol
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tenko72 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
Great idea and I really love Sweetie Belle's expression here. She looks so into it.
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TheArtrix Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
That's really what I liked about this picture as well.
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UnseenVision Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
I can see this happening on the show, at least I hope it does, especially now that we've seen Sweetie's horn glowing in season 4 ep 1.
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TheArtrix Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That would be pretty awesome, it would give us world building and Sweetie Belle being alarmingly adorable.
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UnseenVision Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
If Sweetie Belle put even half the energy into learning magic that she puts into crusading I think she'd do very well indeed. :)

On a related note I believe that her cutie mark will be a hazard symbol with a heart in the middle - for I believe that she is the key to weaponising cuteness and when that happens none of us will be safe!
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TheArtrix Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
She'd probably take after her sister; not great at magic overall but really good at a set of specialized spells. Also, generic things like telekinesis.
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Anonimo614 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very good, but Twilight's nose looks weird
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TheArtrix Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, I'm aware of this. The way I draw Twilight now is quite different.
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mybat Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Student General Artist
!yay!!!
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