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Starswirl Academy sketches 01 by derpiihooves Starswirl Academy sketches 01 by derpiihooves
Hey guys! (those of you who actually read author's comments, anyway)

Here is the deal. Sometime ago I posted this drawing here. Made its way to reddit, yadda yadda, and then a certain group of people picked up on it and, long story short, there's now a game being developped.

Love is Magic is the pre-production name for the game, and is in no way final. Likewise, the designs seen in these sketches are also in no way final.

That said, I'll be posting a journal in a bit detailing this whole affair.

pony Hasbro, art *DerpiiHooves
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Suixle Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
UNHIDE THE LAYER! WE KNOW ITS THERE!
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PonyEcho Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I cannot express how much I love these designs, and having seen them realised in the Starswirl demo... they're just perfect :D
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Dragnmastralex Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't wait for the adult version of the novel to come out... wowza!
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LiveMidnight Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Hello! I am charmed with it! A thing, I can take these sketches and edit them giving them color and others?
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derpiihooves Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
glad you like them! :D

Sorry to say, but since these drawings are the property of Zap Apple Project, we can't let you modify them. If you want to use their designs in your own original drawings though, that's fine.
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LiveMidnight Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
It costs, in agreement :)
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scrumpmonkey Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
You've got some delicious NSFW and you're keeping it all to yourself aren't you ;_;
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:iconderpiihooves:
derpiihooves Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no, of course not!

...

:iconpervytsplz:
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Yorkieangel01 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
For Twilight Sparkle I think she should have long hair, because it looks more like her.
Rainbow Dash Dat ponytail (the one on the right)
And Pinkie, what about the longer hair with the pigtails?
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derpiihooves Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Most people seem to like the long-haired Twilight as well. As for Pinkie, I don't see why we can't have long pigtails on her, though I'll probably need to mess around with her and RD's hairstyles a little more before coming to a decision.

Thanks for the input! :D
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Yorkieangel01 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
No problem :D
So do you have an expected release date?
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derpiihooves Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really not. Although we're hoping to release something like a demo, eventually. Hopefully within a year.
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Yorkieangel01 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Sounds good :3
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lostmemory123 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I cant wait to see how the project comes out in the end!
As for your sketches,they are looking great,but I have a question,when your going to do Rainbow Dash,what kind of hair style are you gonna do for her,long,short,or ponytail?
Well,anyways,they all are coming out great and I cant wait to see how they come out in the end!
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derpiihooves Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's still undecided right now. Most people on the dev team prefer the long hair though, I think.

Thanks for the support!
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Rayhiros Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Looking very good. And it is really crazy hope the game will be a thing, I would play it.
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derpiihooves Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's already much more of a thing than it was a month ago when the original mockup came out. I really hope we can round up enough staff to make this into a genuine, full fledged thing.
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Rayhiros Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I would help but I think I wouldn't much of a help. XD But I really looking forward to what will happen with the project and wish all luck. ^^
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derpiihooves Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks! much appreciated.
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philosipony Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Interesting. The long-haired versions are more appealing, to me at least. Short hair makes it look a little loli, but for all i know that may be what you're going for.
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derpiihooves Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think it'd be a good idea to not make it too lolitastic, given the nature of the game. Although I'm probably leaning towards short hair for Dash, since it seems like what she'd actually go for herself. Plus I like the way it looks. Still undecided on Twi.

Anyway, thanks for the input.
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philosipony Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
np. If it means anything, i was referring to Twi's short hair, RD's hair is great.
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Streij Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
Beautiful even without colours =3
Найс
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RedMarkerRellik Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
Wait, will we be seeing Pinkamena in this?
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derpiihooves Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Possibly. It'd definitely be interesting to incorporate her.
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RedMarkerRellik Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
It would make for a very memorable moment.
Probably sad too, can't have it being sunshine and rainbows all the time.
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derpiihooves Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed. We don't plan on it being all sunshine and rainbows either. We're still in a preliminary writing stage, so we'll see where this goes and if Pinkamena will end up having a role.
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RedMarkerRellik Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
I see.
This is getting more interesting the more I hear about it.
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marikaefer Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I want to play this so so much.
Your style is very cute, but keep in mind to not make them look too young, please n_n
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derpiihooves Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
will do. :D
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marikaefer Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just to clarify, I don't think they're all way too young. Twilight and Pinkie look fine for such a game. Only Applejack appears to be younger than the others, in a too-young sort of way. Your art is really great and I'm sure you'll find a good balance between innocent/cute and mature.
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derpiihooves Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I admit AJ looks kinda young here, probably because I gave a rounder face and drew her features closer together. Still sorting out those kinds of nuances, it seems. But yeah, I'm hoping in the end to be able to convey the mo while still keeping them mature enough for relationships.
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AidanMaxwell Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
Your Pinkie Pie gives me the biggest, throbbing, raging smile every time...

Stop it. XP
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derpiihooves Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I didn't know smiles could

throb.

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CubeGuy Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Professional Artist
That's probably because of her GIGANTIC heart.
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webkilla Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh I will be looking forward to seeing this done
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Klawkwork Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
Badass.
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matty4z Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
hmm? pony-person comic ideas?

the anima scetches look good
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Kobrakin Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
SO freaking AWESOME! :D
:iconlaplz::iconlachoirplz::la:

I am psyched beyond all reason about this!
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derpiihooves Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so are we! Glad you're on board. :D

also, that's a lot of la's, hehe
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bobobo1618 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is pretty amazing O_O
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RidingEngenere Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
Pony AJ lul
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chibidood Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I love your style.
So much.
It's just.
Amazing.
:D
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derpiihooves Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much. :iconiloveitplz:
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RedMarkerRellik Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
Very nice.
I like short hair, looks cute.
And I think gradient would look nicer.
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derpiihooves Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the input. :D
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Telaros Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
That human AJ :iconyesyoucanplz:

Traditional Dash should have multiple hairstyles depending on whether you meet her in the Gym or most likely out in the courts/field. Class, Club or casual depending on choices made and progression. Love your Pinkie Pie! But feel free to have more fun with her hair style :D

Twilight idk The gradient style was pretty cool and matched well with the short hair. Who knows if she likes you enough she might let it grow if you happen to answer a neutral question of whether you like short or long hair and you get enough love points that give her the streaks in the long hair. xD

But yeah back to Dash, I love the tomboys they are the coolest ones. Dash can even have a secret pet peeve where she's self conscious of her feet being touched because she's 'sensitive' or doesn't think they look cute cause they're so small.
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derpiihooves Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Having multiple hairstyles for Dash (or anypony, for that matter) would make for a lot of sprites to draw. A lot. It would nonetheless be cool to see.

Also, I like how much of a kid Pinkie looks like with her hair that way. :D If I go with different hairstyles I'll surely keep that aspect in mind.

And Dash is best tomboy. I'm sure we can insert the foot reference somewhere.
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MisterBrony Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hnng
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AduroT Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
For the record, I'm voting Long Hair and Gradients.
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