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Starswirl Academy by derpiihooves Starswirl Academy by derpiihooves
One year since we chucked our sanity out the window to do this thing.

Go here to see the official website!
>> www.zap-apple.com/

Character design and lineart by derpiihooves, coloring by semehammer, background work by Bloo-Ocean.

Thank you to everyone for all the support this entire time!

pony © Hasbro, art © derpiihooves, SA © Zap Apple Project
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:iconthecrazycatcow:
TheCrazyCatCow Featured By Owner May 16, 2015
WHOAfaint 2 




how do u draw anime liek dat ????
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:iconmakenshi179:
Makenshi179 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014
This is one of the first MLP-related artworks I've seen, and that got me into finding out about the show and becoming a brony.
Thank you so much for this!
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:iconderpiihooves:
derpiihooves Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
my pleasure, glad you like it! :)
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:iconpatricksieben:
PatrickSieben Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014
I've read about your VN on it's Homepage (which I've found because of your great Artwork) and by looking at the "Concept developement" pics I noticed a part of Twilight's Cutiemark (the red star) on her clothes. So I wanted to ask whether you have considered to let all six wear an accesoire or something simular which represents there Cutiemark (or a part of it). Rarity is already wearing earrings that look like diamonds. So Flutershy could wear a barrette with the form of a butterfly or Twilight could have pin with the red Star on it. The last idea I have right now would be a sweatband for Rainbowdash with her Cutiemark on it.
Also I think it's really great that you work on such an amasing projekt! And as I can see in your gallery here an awsome artstyle is already garantered with you in the team! :D

mfg PatrickSieben7
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:iconderpiihooves:
derpiihooves Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the suggestions! I do think personalizing each of the characters would be pretty important, and mini accessories like the ones you mentioned could be perfect. I'll probably keep that in mind when it comes to making more outfits for them...

thanks again for the support! :)
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:iconrainbowwavedash:
RainbowWavedash Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014
*points at their collars*
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:iconcamicazi13:
Camicazi13 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
awww yeaaaah! hey, can you link the game in description?
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:iconderpiihooves:
derpiihooves Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
good idea, link has been added.
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:iconfashionablechocolate:
FashionableChocolate Featured By Owner Edited Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yessssss a demo has come out :D
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:iconfashionablechocolate:
FashionableChocolate Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
will the game be available for mac :<
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:iconderpiihooves:
derpiihooves Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes it will.
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:iconpsycosulu:
psycosulu Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'd watch this anime <3
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:iconmangamax7:
mangamax7 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
this is cool but wot is starwirl academy?
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:iconderpiihooves:
derpiihooves Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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:iconmangamax7:
mangamax7 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
thank you I think ill check it out
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:iconzora-artist:
zora-artist Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
oh god, this!
looks super amazing!!
wonderful derpiihooves!!
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:iconthebestanime123:
TheBestAnime123 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
love rarity 4 some reason and usually i dont like her 
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:iconl-master:
L-MASTER Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
great!
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:iconnickthegrat:
nickthegrat Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014

When will this come out and will it be free to play?

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:iconderpiihooves:
derpiihooves Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We don't have a release date, but it will be free.
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:iconnickthegrat:
nickthegrat Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
next question will it be download or will it be online?
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:iconderpiihooves:
derpiihooves Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
there will be a download available on the site.
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:iconleetailor:
LeeTailor Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
I really love the design of the mane six :3
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:iconjokerboxer:
Jokerboxer Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
Did you use the same model for each character. I am trying to determine if the models are different by sight but I feel I am succumbed to an optical illusion. Please help me out here.
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:iconderpiihooves:
derpiihooves Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
they are all drawn from scratch.
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:iconjokerboxer:
Jokerboxer Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
That is cool! I know how artists, whether it be manga, cartoon, or anime, will draw body types for the genders a set way with variety going towards their own gender. I see that they wearing school uniforms, with some variation to show their individual personalities. What I want to know is did you put thought on if you will have one gender to look a set way and another gender will look another way or did you use only the clothes they are wearing to alter their proportions?

I know this question might be silly/stupid. I really enjoy finding out what makes an artist or a team of artists to draw the body types the way they do. It is like delving into their psyches. If you look at 'Fullmetal Alchemist' all the females are drawn a certain way while all the men vary, in 'Cowboy Bebop' it varies for both genders, in 'One Piece' only the men vary, 'To Heart I & II' the females vary, and 'Kashimashi: Girl Meets Girl' both genders are given equal treatment. That is why I wanted to know if I was seeing things.
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:iconponyecho:
PonyEcho Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't wait for Starswirl to be completed :aww: I love visual novels, and this one looks gorgeous!!
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:iconrtdk:
RtDK Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
You did very well on your human interpretations. They're almost exactly how I envisioned them.

So will you control only one pony... er, person, throughout the story, or will you alternate between the characters? Since it's a visual novel, I assume there's romance involved, or at least is an option. My only wonder is, does it all revolve around this "Tom" character, or the Mane Six, or any of the above?

Well, I'll look forward to the release and see how it goes, myself. Bra-vo on this piece, BTW. :)
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:iconderpiihooves:
derpiihooves Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! The idea is that you, the player, see the world through Tom's eyes, who interacts with each of the six girls. The nature of these interactions changes depending on the choices you make throughout the game. Usually you'll end up talking to one or two of them more than the others, but it all happens through Tom.
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PinkamenaSonyPie Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
Awesome! I just can't wait! :D
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:iconmrasianhappydude:
MrAsianhappydude Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hopefully this won't end up like Fighting is Magic.
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:iconderpiihooves:
derpiihooves Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's what we're hoping for.
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:icon1-2-breathe:
1-2-Breathe Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is beautiful. I can't wait for you guys to release the game. I am beyond excited :heart:
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:iconnickthegrat:
nickthegrat Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
will this run on my windows laptop or is it only for mac
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:iconderpiihooves:
derpiihooves Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
windows, mac, linux, possibly android.
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:iconnickthegrat:
nickthegrat Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
Ok so i should work on my windows laptop than :) btw when its finished are you gonna pots a link to it
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:iconderpiihooves:
derpiihooves Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
of course. We'll announce it on the site www.zap-apple.com, and I'll probably post a link here too.
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mineingcreeper11 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Will we have to pay to play this game? 
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:iconderpiihooves:
derpiihooves Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Totally free to play.
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:icona9oh59:
A9OH59 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
how soon will this game be released or at least will this game be released sometime this year?
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:iconderpiihooves:
derpiihooves Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can guarantee it won't be released this year. We do have a convention planned in September though, so we will probably have some news by then.
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:icona9oh59:
A9OH59 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
and one more thing when this game is released will it damage my computer?
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:iconderpiihooves:
derpiihooves Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I highly doubt it will, unless you download it from somewhere illegitimate. There will likely be an official download page that will be safe to use.
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A9OH59 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
awesome =D
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:iconarcane-boomeus:
Arcane-Boomeus Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Student Writer
Ugh... This looks amazing, but... I can't help but be reminded of Misha when I look at Pinkie.
WAHAHAHAHAHAHA
At least she doesn't have the drills.


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:iconsomercet:
somercet Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
It'll be cool.
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:iconfalg31:
FALG31 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
Ugh, I don't get it, I put a copy of this picture in Google Images to track it down, but the suggestions never led me here!

Anyway, I think it would be quite obvious to say it's pretty awesome.
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:iconstacinadia:
StaciNadia Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
Awesome concept! =3 The Mane 6 look great in school uniforms! Their hairstyles are adorable! Rarity is so elegant, and Pinkie's hair is different and yet it totally fits her!
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:iconnivekvonbeldo:
NivekVonBeldo Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The Protagonist of his game will be a boy with Purple Clothes and Green Hair and old friend of Twilight?
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:iconrainbowwavedash:
RainbowWavedash Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
Why does everyone keep guessing Spike?
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