Friendship is Wild
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My contribution to the “Friendship is Wild” My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic charity art book featuring lots of super cool art from a variety of artists. 100% of the profits go directly to WildAid, an organization trying to end the illegal wildlife trade. I believe copies are still available here: http://ashleynicholsart.storenvy.com/products/12037757-friendship-is-wild-an-mlp-art-book-project
I chose to illustrate my headcanon for the “Asian” races of ponies, who closely resemble Przewalski’s horses and whose unicorns that take on some characteristics of qilins/kirins. They also hang out with cheerful river noodle dragons and try and make sure the local baby panda populations don’t fall off things. Fluttershy is on a little visit to the local panda nursery to get some tips and tricks from fellow friends of woodland creatures. (She’s having a little chit chat with my ponysona Splatter Splotch about feeding techniques and not about how cute the teeny tiny panda paws are eeeeeeeee.)
Let me know if you’d be interested in prints of this, I’m kinda tempted.
2015. Adobe Photoshop CS6; Wacom Cintiq 22HD; Original is 6600 x 10200 px.
Tags: 2015, bamboo, dragon, fanart, female, fluttershy, horse, kirin, male, my little pony: friendship is magic, noodle dragon, panda, pegasus, photoshop, Przewalski's horse, qilin, snake, splatter splotch, squiggle, unicorn, wacom cintiq