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Little Ponies by jameson9101322 Little Ponies by jameson9101322
Must draw for fun or will go mad... 0_0

So... I drew ponies! Why not?

I know a lot of people are fans of the new Friendship is Magic pony show. I am too, but did you know that all the ponies had incarnations before FiM? That's right, they sampled from the massive catalog of existing pony names to design their characters. I've drawn them all in Friendship is Magic style but in the coloring and poses of their original figures. Some of them are strikingly different.

Applejack is not. She's the truest translation from past to present... and it's a distant past too, Applejack was one of the earliest ponies released [link]

Fluttershy is more recent from the 3rd generation of ponies. She was released in the 2000s. it's interesting to note that all these ponies are earth ponies except Rarity who has always been horned [link]

Rainbow Dash is from the same general era. She's also an earth pony and part of what the wiki calls the "Core 7", the 7 character ponies designed when Hasbro decided to limit the number of named ponies from scads to seven. [link]

Rarity is also a g3 pony from the 2000s. She's what's known as a "super longhair" pony... which is self-explanatory. She's also one of those types of ponies that thought it was a good idea to glue stuff all over themselves. it always bothered me when my ponies had hard plastic bits fused to their skin. *I* never forgot they were horses as a child. i had one pony whose flank had a flower bowl shape sticking out of it that a bee on a string lived in. We pretended it was her pet and sometimes it would fly away and kidnap her. Back to Rarity, she's chronicled as the first unicorn in Ponyville (ponyville being the ponyville line of toys in g3) i wonder if that information holds up in the new series [link]

Pinkie Pie is also a member of the Core 7. She's been used the most extensively in pony merch and advertising recently, I think it's because she's pink. She's also shiny, there's a metallic gleam to her plastic body. [link] Other names of Core 7 ponies you might recognize are Scootaloo and Sweetie Belle as well as Toola Roola, Cheerilee, and Star Song. i'm keeping my eye out for these other three in the future. i hope they'll make memorable pony appearances on Friendship is Magic. (I'm also anxious to see if Sweetie and Scoot's cutie marks end up being a butterfly and a crap-ton of candy and hearts. Sweetie looks like she got hit by trick-or-treater on jet skates [link])

And as you've probably noticed, Twilight Sparkle is not represented here. That's because she's a brand new pony only introduced in generation 4. Therefore she is ineligible for this picture, even if she is my favorite in the cast.
EditEnds up there WAS a pony just named "Twilight" in the first generation of ponies. Its not Twilight Sparkle, but look at this and TELL me there's not a resemblance [link] I think I'll add her to the back.


there you go, there's way too much pony info for anyone to reasonably handle. I'm not an avid collector, but I had fun wiki'ing all this info. The Wiki inspired this picture, so that's something too.

I have other pony doodles I'd like to draw. I'd really love to give my favorite ponies from my childhood the Friendship is Magic treatment. That'll be for another day though
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EcliptorCalrissian Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014
Ahh. Here I was gonna ask why it was G1 AJ and Twilight instead of G3 AJ and Twilight Twinkle.

I'm sure you know by now, but there are in fact two G1 Twilights: the unicorn you know, and a pegasus who is purple like Twilight Sparkle and has a candle cutie mark that's just like the logo on the door of Twilight Sparkle's library.

I seriously doubt we'll ever see the CMC get their cutie marks; they'll have to change their names! Even though every episode about them no longer revolves around their search for their CMs, not having discovered theirs yet is kinda important to the concept of them as a group, though of course each has other individual aspects. (Same goes for Scootaloo flying. Final episode or never!)
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Nyerguds Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
On the subject of Twilight Sparkle... the pony used as Twilight Sparkle's mother in the series bears a very strong resemblance to the G1 Twilight, and I doubt that's unintentional ;)
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SPARTAN064 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
Favorited to find later.... And it's good art.
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:iconlovelite-dreamstar:
Lovelite-Dreamstar Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love how you captured the individual personalities instead of combinations.
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:icongamergal300:
GamerGal300 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
isnt this MLP G3?
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:iconjameson9101322:
jameson9101322 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Its a variety
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:iconlonelynightrain:
lonelynightrain Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love this!
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:iconlieutenantshinypants:
LieutenantShinyPants Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Student General Artist
There was a G3 AJ and Twilight (She was called Twilight Twinkle)
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Mapleshademaria Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome! It's cool that you put them in their actual poses, too.

(Too much pony information for anyone to reasonably handle? XD I knew almost ALL of that, except for the part about Rarity being a"super-longhair" pony :D)
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MLP-OC-Creators-Wiki Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
(Looks closer) oh haha yeah she did didn't she! :)
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SPARTAN064 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
Only thing to say.... Is that you are now officially 20 percent cooler.
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:iconl-j-the-echidna:
L-J-The-Echidna Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
^^ The original MY Little Pony right?
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CareerFromDistrict4 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Twilight Sparkle also resembles a G3 pony by the name of Twilight Twinkle.

This is pretty good, oh and G3 Applejack had a different color design.

I like where you put the horn on Rarity. Unicorn horns on G3 ponies is just so akward.
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CareDuck Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're probobly talking about bubblefish and that was a fish, not a bee.
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jameson9101322 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Nope, pretty certain it was a bee. It was tied with silver cord to a giant tulip that was glued to her flank.
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Lilnanny Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012   Filmographer
There is a G3 Applejack. [link] She looks different then the G1 version.
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Quacksquared Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
I don't know if you saw that chart that compares G1 and G3 ponies to the FiM ponies but there is a G3 Pony called Twilight Twinkle and on the chart she is the G3 counterpart of Twilight Sparkle.

Also the ponies with 'hard plastic bits stuck to their flanks' are 3D cutie marks.
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pinkiepie20 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
I mean I really like G4 the most but damn they look so adorable here I just want to hug and snuggle each one of them even Rainbow Dash even though I like G4 Rainbow Dash more. >.<
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pinkiepie20 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
this actualy looks really cute I have to say even though this is G3 characters you made them look adorable >.<
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G3RainbowDashplz Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
What a darling drawing is this.
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matteoNL97 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am a G4 brony but i really like G3,like Wysteria, Wissel Wishes(sorry if spelled wrong),Minty etc and i hope that Hasbro will give them some sort of background in season 3...
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ltzel Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
From the left

1. Applejack
2. Fluttershy
3. Rainbow dash
4.Rarity
5. Pinkie Pie
6. Twilight Sparkle


They damn look alike!
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Liyuku Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually, in the episode The Cutie Mark Chronicles, they show Twilight Sparkles mom and it looks very similar to Twilight.

[link]
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jameson9101322 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
Really? That's fun, I'm glad they included that detail!
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:iconliyuku:
Liyuku Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I had a huge grin of my face when I saw her! I'm glad they include things from G1. Like how they mentioned MoonDancer in the first episode.
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jameson9101322 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
I should start keeping my eye on the background characters more. If I ever see Gusty back there somewhere I will be over the moon!
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Liyuku Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I waiting for them to show Moondancer. She was my fav.

But, did you notice that one of the Wonderbolts looks a LOT like Suprise?
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jameson9101322 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
I didn't!
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Vineruu Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
xD I had all of these poniess from Generation 3.
But now I <3 4 XD
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ALittleRiddle Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
The generation 4 Twilight Sparkle is probably more of the lines based of this pony here ==> [link]
They look strikingly similar, don't you think?
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jameson9101322 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Professional General Artist
Oh! Interesting! There is a resemblance there for sure.
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ALittleRiddle Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
Definitely.
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DivineROAR Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
PONIES!
I have one of the older ones in a package. I wonder what Kimono is worth?
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jameson9101322 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
Oh geez... look that stuff up.
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realityhelix Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, hello there my childhood.
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Rad1986 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Oooh! Ponies! Pretty!! I love how you drew them. :)

I'm not a huge pony buff, but I still have my G1s!!

~*~ Rad
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jameson9101322 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
But you have MLP on your shirt and in your email!
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:iconrad1986:
Rad1986 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Lol, I'm a fan, but not a buff. I'm not even that big of a fan, not like some people in the community.

And I need to change my avatar, I just haven't had time/been too lazy to think of anything. ;^_^;

~*~ Rad
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Harashaw Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
>A little bee flying away and kidnapping a pony

Why is this so adorable?
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KageAi-sama Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
O_O

.......

X_X

THE CUTENES!!!

IT BURNS!!!
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FelicisAstrum Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
I haven't seen the show yet, but I know the animation team behind it is fab. And this drawing is fab so there ya go. Makes me wish I hadn't given away all my old ponies (I kept a few that are near and dear to me, probably could've made some money to a collector on the rest, lol!)
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jameson9101322 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
It looks like general rule of thumb is five bucks a pony on ebay, but I'm not noticing any with bids on them. None of my ponies have their original accessories, so I'm pretty sure I'm selling them to clever ebayers who want to customize them. I'm okay with that though.
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RoxyRoo Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I never had one of those, but my friends loved them. These are so cute!
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AngelWarriorQueen Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I think Twilight Sparkle and Twilight are probably the same horse-er unicorn. It's just they revamped her to look less pink (that's Pinkie Pie's Shtick lol) and added "Sparkle" at the end so Stephanie Meyer and Twilight Fans wouldn't complain and she wouldn't get unesscairy hate from the Anti-Twilight groups out there
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jameson9101322 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
So adding "Sparkle" is supposed to make her different from Stephanie Meyer's Twilight? Because as i recall, she aslo added sparkle.
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AngelWarriorQueen Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
*Shrug* it's my working theory anyway. I may be completely and utterly wrong. ^_^;
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AlmightySponge Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
Hooray! Love it, and thanks for the History lesson. xD I love FiM~~ It's actually a GOOD MLP cartoon!
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Mushious Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
[link]

That is all that needs to be said.
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:iconjameson9101322:
jameson9101322 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
That was awesome
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Mushious Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
We need more...
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