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SA: characters lineup [OUTDATED] by derpiihooves SA: characters lineup [OUTDATED] by derpiihooves
[Designs are outdated, please stay tuned for updated versions, thank you.]

hi there!

It's been a while, but I finally got some more work done on Starswirl Academy. Here's a lineup of the mane 6, showcasing their designs thus far which are, by the way, not final at all. That said, it'd be nice to have some constructive criticism on this so that we can put together something everyone can enjoy.

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pony Hasbro, art *derpiihooves, Starswirl Academy Zap Apple Project
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L-MASTER Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
super :D
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nanmernoe Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like that idea of AJ's hair looking that way...
I wish i had natural straight hair sometimes so I could do that hairstyles like that ;u;

This is really good though :)
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Yuki-Namida Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Rainbow Dash is super cute in your style <3 It feels kinda weird to see her wearing a skirt though xD
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derpiihooves Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks. :) It does feel pretty weird to draw a skirt on her, hehe.
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leberschnitzel Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
No critics, just some ideas and own opinions:
I think Pinkies hair needs to be more fluffy. I like the color change though
Give Rarity some more accessoirs, she would try to stand out. The earrings are already a nice touch, but she most likely also would change the dress to be more... her!
Switch the boob size of Rarity and Fluttershy. Or is that just an accident that they look different? I think, Rarity should be the curvy one.
Fluttershy never stands verry straight, except if she got critters around her. Try to hunch her a bit without making her look stupid so you can develop the char in different scenes (oh that is so easy to say ^^)
I love Applejack in this pic, fits perfectly. The simple shirt shows her "manliness" very well!
Rainbow Dash is also great, she even has that winning sparkle in her eyes.
Twi looks a bit too shy but otherwise awesome.

All of this are just opinions of me and in now way should lessen your work. All you did here looks astonishingly awesome! Really looking forward for more :)
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Narutardedscum Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Quite possibly the best humanization of the characters, and yeah I'd love to play visual novel, this is awesome!
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derpiihooves Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
glad to hear you're excited. :D
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crimsonsunset34 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
Overall, it's really nice. The variety in eye shapes, expressions and hair all give different personalities for the characters. The hair especially is good because of the little details within the hair and the hair isn't completely lines. Except for a few parts, the body is pretty proportional and gives off more aspects of the characters' personalities.

The only aspects I would critique about would the lack of shadowing and the disproportion of the shoulders and neck. The shoulders are a little narrow, not necessarily bad, but for some of them, narrow shoulders do not match the personalities they give off, so I suggest making some of them wider. The necks for all of them are way too narrow and tall. Making them wider would be better because necks are wide enough to touch the ears.

Like I said, this is really good. I'd love to see more detailed drawings.
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crimsonsunset34 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
Right, let me make a correction. For this style, the necks don't have to be as wide as the ears, but I would still suggest making them wider just because it feels too unnatural.
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daisy-haze Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Student General Artist
I LOVE THIS SO MUCH!!!! But yeah, like you said, Pinkie's hair. And I LOVE Fluttershy's hair. But is Rarity's hair color going to be such a pink-toned purple? 'Cause it's DEFINITELY more blue-toned on the show.
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derpiihooves Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you like it. :D This lineup is super rough and, at this point, pretty outdated. You'll be seeing significant changes in the future: colours, character designs, uniforms, etc.
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Trudos Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Student General Artist
AJ just gained serious points in my book... why are country girls always so damn pretty?
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derpiihooves Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have no idea, but I'm glad for it. :D
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Trudos Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Student General Artist
I really cannot wait til this is finished! AJ will be all mine... :XD:
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DevineEmperorMeiji Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
So much yesness~
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Acalanatha Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
Damn I can't wait! This is so cool!
I've always imagined Fluttershy and Rarity being the most developed and mature looking. Making Fluttershy more self-conscious and shy but making Rarity more confident and bold.

I can see more than just ribbons. I'd like to see thin ribbons, thick ribbons, bow ties and short fat neck ties. I just see Twi with a bow tie and AJ with a short fat neck tie.

Leg wear - stockings, knee and thigh high socks. I can see Pinkie pie in those loose leg warmer like socks with socks. Twi might wear white stockings. Rarity would bend the rules and wear black stockings with the garter belt clips showing.

Too bad you couldn't use those cg game school uniforms where they're like corsets and tighter than spandex. *sigh*

I sure hope the story is this: male protagonist enlists in all male school. Computer glitch (read Dean Molestia) accidentally sends him to all girl sister school. Thanks to Dean Molestia, there no men's bathrooms or locker rooms or dorms. The girls can't kick him out and are scolded if they try to cordon him off. Much hilarity and hentai ensues from shared bathroom scenes and locker room scenes. Due to another Dean Molestia "glitch", he's in a double dorm room with the main 6 and there's no bed for him. The girls are expected to take turns sharing a bed with him. "Hardness levels" changes how perverted Dean Molestia is. Like removing all the girls' beds in your dorm and replacing it with one big one. Or making all the girls' panties disappear on a windy day. Or the protagonist being the sole student in art class and one of the girls has to be a nude model. And the classic- assigned a time to use the girls' bath house while all the girls and/or main 6 are there. Damn do they need another writer? Or an idea person? This game practically writes itself.
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Gadvac Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They look really cute! My only gripe is that the skin tones don't vary much. It's possible for them to all be that close, but not quite so believable.
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DreamRex Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you have such awesome work :)
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derpiihooves Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks. :D
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DreamRex Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no probs :)
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rathen654 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
They all look good. My personal criticism is that Pinkie Pie's hair could be a little longer with a bit more volume. Other than that, absolutely fantastic.
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Jskiotis Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
words cannot describe the awesome
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swift-pegasis Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
Awesome simply awesome
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derpiihooves Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks! :)
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MisterBrony Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Allow me to taste this picture's subtle differences. Ahem.
Rainbow Dash ain't got no bow. She ain't girly enough for that.
AJ don't give no hays about your dress code, so she doesn't have no bow or a vest.
Everyone else, I'm probably not paying close enough attention to because... well, freaking AJ and RD.
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derpiihooves Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AJ and RD. Nuff said.

I'm thinking we should rename the game to "AJ and RD Academy", or something along those lines. Seems like a sound idea to me.
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Simon-o-Sullivan Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
Well, I adamit that, if we're going to have humanised ponies in a "serious" setting, their hairstyles shouldn't exact copies of the originals, because frankly, some of the would be physically impossible.

-Maybe Twilight's hair is a bit too long in that one.
-Rainbow Dash looks perfect, I like the detail of having no ribbon. Maybe, just maybe, having the sleeves rolled up ould fit her. Just a silly idea.
-Applejack could have longer hair, though the ponytail is awesome and I love her more informal dressing. Hope she doesn't get into trouble for that.
-Both Fluttershy and Rarity are perfect. The earrings on the latter are a wonderful touch.
-Pinkie... Well, yes, the hair, though the pigtails give her a really cute expression. However, taking into account my own words, Pinkie's mane on the show is... fluffy at best, and in a "normal" human that'll be hard to do. Not to mention that, in an academy with uniform rules, they'll also have certain rules against "crazy hairstyles". In my opinion, Pinkie's the real challenge here. Aside from that, maybe having the ribbon untied just hanging around her neck could fit her better according to her personality.
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derpiihooves Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pinkie has indeed been the biggest source of trouble so far; gonna need to do a bunch of work on her. I also agree with the crazy hairstyle thing, though I do think that maintaining at least a slight resemblance is important.

Thanks for the input! :D
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MissFlight Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
When I first saw this, I couldn't believe there were six of them. O: With them all lined up like that, you get to really appreciate all their different styles and personalities. You can especially tell the difference between RD and AJ. Great job. c:
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derpiihooves Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks! :D It was kind of magical seeing this come together as I drew everyday.
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Ori-J Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
This is just something you might want to use, but once I tried to put the Mane 6 into a school, humanized and, with RainbowDash, I had her wearing socks. BUT, with her socks, one legs was always pulled right up and was staying in place and all but the other one would always have rolled down her leg and would be in some huge clump down by her shoe. Just something for you to think about, if you're interested :) It just speaks Rainbow to me :XD:

Ah, but I love these interpretations :meow: They're all so prettiful :D Well done, I love Rarity the most, I have to say :) and also high-five on FlutterShy being tallest and Rainbow being shortest :D
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derpiihooves Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
glad you like. :D I can totally see Dash neglecting her socks like that. I don't think the ankles of the in-game sprites will be visible, but I'll definitely keep that in mind.
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PinkiePocalypse Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Student
D'awwww, You made them so cute and fit their personalities so well XD :D Great job!
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derpiihooves Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks! glad you like them. :)
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PinkiePocalypse Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Student
Tehee, Just passed 12 am, HAPPY BDAY!!! :DDD
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derpiihooves Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks! :iconiloveitplz:
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goldflygon Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist
AWESOME!

I cannot WAIT until the game's finished! I hope they release a demo soon!
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homfrog Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
Very nice! If I may say, their eyes could take a few more design cues from their pony versions, because with this design they seem to be a tad... similar to each other. But it's easy to see how much work went into this, and it's quite easy to tell each character's personality from the way they present themselves - how they dress, how they stand, how they look - although they already have personalities in the show, it would not be difficult to guess them from this picture. Well done! :)
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derpiihooves Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I'll keep the tip about the eyes in mind for next time. :D
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Streij Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
Should I say again that your new work is awesome?
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derpiihooves Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha, thanks. :D
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IntoxDesintox Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
Holy sheet, it's awesum'!!
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kitty-chaos Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
While I utterly adore the art style, Pinkie's hair just doesn't seem...Pinkie enough, if you know what I mean x)
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derpiihooves Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Don't worry, I know what you mean. Out of all the characters here, Pinkie's gotten the most attention by a landslide. I'll be sure to look into her hair and design a lot more. Her hair colour right now is mostly due to a lack of attention on my part.

These are just sketches, but next time I'll try to use some colours that will be more representative of the final designs, rest assured! :D
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kitty-chaos Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
I shall await the next version with great anticipation :)
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MajestyHowl Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
AHHH! Where did Rarity's choker go? I keel you!
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derpiihooves Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconexcitedpinkielaplz:

I kind of like the choker, actually (as did almost everyone else), so it'll probably appear on her casual outfit. Choker + button down shirt + red bow seems a little excessive though, so I left it out for this one.
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MajestyHowl Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
ALRIGHT I'LL LET YOU OFF THIS TIME. BUT I'M WATCHING YOU...
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lrodneysamera Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
In other news, you could totally improve a lot more on Twilight Sparkle. She just looks too... Plain...
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Kokopure Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
super hoping that there's gonna be some kind of option to play as a female... there aren't many quality VNs out there for us ladyfolk.
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