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Slidin' Pinkie by TheArtrix Slidin' Pinkie by TheArtrix
Another anatomy/action pose study, this time featuring Pinkie Pie as an excuse.


Alright, there's a little bit of back-story to this one, don't worry. Basically I was listening to Mario Galaxy music, which has some of the most epic music ever put in a video game featuring a goddamn plumber, and eventually I came to draw the classic character-turns-quickly-after-running-at-full-speed pose. Also, I haven't drawn humanized Pinkie in quite some time, especially when it comes to a full-body shot.

I like to think these recent humanizations are a huge improvement over those I did for my entry into pony art, you know, my take on those ponies. To me, it certainly looks more correct, though people (and for... probability sake, mostly girls) have complained about the outfit I designed for her. To me, Pinkie's always been on the fringe between practical and girly, so my design features a flowing skirt, light pants and a short-sleeve shirt. Easy to put on, practical and pink.

Enough ramblings, enjoy.

EDIT: Some of you pointed out the error in her left hand, it should be correct now. In a way it was already correct, but only when the hand is twisted very awkwardly. This flows a lot better.
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Cute one
DominoFeatherWolf Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
uhm...I...I kinda used this as a pose reference and it looks kinda similar and I don't know if I can upload it or not.. I would credit you if I did of course, but...I dunno...could I?

TheArtrix Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Of course you can (though I appreciate you asking for it).

But if you really want to get better at action poses, study anatomy first. Really try to understand the shapes and how the work in all dimensions. I have a folder in my favorites devoted entirely to anatomy tutorials hosted right here on deviantART.
DominoFeatherWolf Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thank you! :D:D
and I will check out the anatomy tutorials, they will probably be very useful:D
Katamariguy Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Everything's good, I just don't like lipstick.
TheArtrix Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You're not the only one, when it comes to Pinkie, and only Pinkie, the lipstick seems to hit a nerve with some people.

To me, the lipstick is an ideal "tacky" symbol for girlishness, which Pinkie certainly embodies. Perhaps this conflicts with some views that focus more on her wacky shenanigans. In any case, aside from Rarity, she is the only one who I actually designed to wear lipstick.
MizzSnow Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Student Filmographer
Such a fantastic style! And i adore how you portrayed Pinkie Pie!
VSabbath Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't like her expression, but still really cool.
Ibeatganon4fun Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
:iconfluttershywtfplz: Wow, look how far she can slide!
kingfox66 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
that cool
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