My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic!

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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic!

Postby Kusang_Manalo » Sun Jun 08, 2014 7:51 am

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Just a new Flash puppet I'm messing around with.

Question: Stockings? or no stockings?
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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic!

Postby ari-6 » Sun Jun 08, 2014 8:56 am

No question. Go with stripes definitely.
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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic!

Postby Hiroko » Sun Jun 08, 2014 3:33 pm

With stockings, yes. Very cute. :3
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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic!

Postby Grivous » Sun Jun 08, 2014 5:49 pm

Stockings, sure. It looks funny on her. lol

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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic!

Postby ULTRADJ » Sun Jun 08, 2014 6:03 pm

Can never go wrong with stockings. They are the shizz.
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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic!

Postby Mad-Mutt » Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:52 pm

I think the stockings are cool. With Pinkie you kind of have room to make a human design of her that's pretty "loud" with a lot of stuff on her.


Speaking of Pinkie:
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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic!

Postby Kusang_Manalo » Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:15 am

Dance-y Dance-y~

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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic!

Postby Mad-Mutt » Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:25 am

I don't know what to say, can you help me out here RD?

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Thank you RD.

Seriously though, that's a cute little animation.
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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic!

Postby ULTRADJ » Fri Jun 13, 2014 11:32 am

Now that's certainly a keeper!
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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic!

Postby Mr. Sefrol » Fri Jun 13, 2014 2:28 pm

My heart hurts at how cute that was. Wonderful work.

Also, speaking of things that give you feels:

http://www.equestriadaily.com/2014/06/n ... waifu.html
http://www.equestriadaily.com/2014/06/n ... fu_10.html

This meme started earlier this week from a 4chan thread about "doing hurtful things to your waifu" and made everyone sad. Trust me, you didn't want to be there like I was. Too many feels... It was so sad in-fact that it inspired people to make these to try and counter the sad.

You could look up "doing hurtful things to your waifu" if you want... But these are cuter.
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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic!

Postby ULTRADJ » Fri Jun 13, 2014 6:44 pm

I don't know how the hurtful ones started, but apparently people really got upset and starting doing the good ones like crazy.
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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic!

Postby ari-6 » Fri Jun 13, 2014 8:03 pm

Is that an overreaction. The hurtful one was more effective. And as for the idea of marrying an anthropomorphic pony, I am sure allot of people are thinking it but I can't exactly say I understand why.
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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic!

Postby Blood Lord » Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:11 pm

imho, I liked the hurtful ones. Not for the actions that they implied, but the artistic range of negative emotion. I've always considered doing a emotion range charts for practice on faces and expressions, but it never occurred to me to do a progressive or a range of hurt emotions.
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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic!

Postby ari-6 » Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:19 pm

The hurtful ones were definitely more effective. The good ones just felt weak. I have never found an MLP expression chart. I think having one for all of the mane cast and the Alicorns would be nice.

I never noticed it before but now that I don't get a new MLP episode each weak, it is kind of depressing. And the idea of having to wait until 2015 seems painful. I did not expect that.
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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic!

Postby Blood Lord » Fri Jun 13, 2014 11:03 pm

ari-6 wrote:The hurtful ones were definitely more effective. The good ones just felt weak.

Agreed. The emotional reaction was better on the hurtful ones. I would argue that the artistic quality had a big hand in it, it did for me.

ari-6 wrote:I have never found an MLP expression chart.

hmm. I've seen a few fan-based ones, but none of the official show ones. I think it's because a lot of emotions are conveyed in a few frames. Mad Mutt or Kusang_Manalo, or someone here had a gif of the the emotions that Twilight went through during her fear moment with Celestia in the Crystal Empire Part 2.

I'd like to do one when the time is right. I think it would be very beneficial for developing facial expressions.

ari-6 wrote:I never noticed it before but now that I don't get a new MLP episode each weak, it is kind of depressing. And the idea of having to wait until 2015 seems painful. I did not expect that.

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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic!

Postby Kusang_Manalo » Sat Jun 14, 2014 12:22 am

ari-6 wrote:The hurtful ones were definitely more effective. The good ones just felt weak. I have never found an MLP expression chart. I think having one for all of the mane cast and the Alicorns would be nice.


Yeah they could have pushed the expressions a bit more. Just tilting the heads does help a lot, I think. Hopefully, somebody decides to make better ones xD

Here's a couple of expressions chart trinityniyang made.
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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic!

Postby Grivous » Sat Jun 14, 2014 4:19 pm

I don't know. These examples of expressions from the show simply don't work with human faces. I mean, it's not the same thing.

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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic!

Postby ari-6 » Sat Jun 14, 2014 5:25 pm

I was thinking the same thing. I would just want an expression chart with expressions taken from the show. My two favourite expressions seen in the series were Twilight's Freak out face and RD's face that she makes in the episode where she findes out Daring is real. You know, the one that everybody lked because it was all over tumblr and DA
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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic!

Postby ULTRADJ » Sat Jun 14, 2014 5:40 pm

Yeah, I kinda agree with Grivous on this one. The human faces do not work at all, they looks to....unnatural to me. It doesn't work very well at all.
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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic!

Postby Grivous » Sat Jun 14, 2014 7:00 pm

I think it's hard to find a good MLP expression chart because it variates from artist to artist and style to style. The better way is to do your own expression chart.
This book is perfect; "Making Comics" by Scott McCloud.

Ex: The Six Fundamental Facial Expressions
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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic!

Postby Mon-Kitsune » Sat Jun 14, 2014 7:45 pm

I think that part of the problem is simply the different shape of the head. Unlike humans, the ponies have muzzles/snouts. They aren't as prominent as they would be on an anatomically accurate horse, but they're still there. And once you add that, all mouth expressions change enough to be non-transferable. The animators use the standard cartoon trick of keeping the mouths as human as possible when feasible; giving them human prehensile lips, and usually not showing most of the mouth (if you think about it, their mouths actually extend all the way back to more or less parallel with their ears so there should be a lip line running along pretty much the entire length of the bottom of their face.) But the mouth/eye line is STILL different than it would be on a human head; it HAS to be. So the expressions are NEVER going to match up all that well.

And no offense, but the mallet one is just dumb. Human rarity has HANDS, why would she hold the mallet in her teeth? (actually, since Rarity has magic, why would she hold it in her teeth anyway).

Rarity's mane design doesn't really translate well to human unchanged either. You note that, in the full length pic, trinityniyang basically had to "split" Rarity's mane to make it look sort of normal (that is, the curl that is normally on the bottom of her mane is now on a different set of locks than the one on the top. Rarity's mane style is very, very thin (since the actual scalp is pretty thin). On her in Pony form it looks okay, because we are used to horses having manes that are kept very thin and tight. But on a human, there'd be too much bald scalp. Rarity would look like she had the worlds longest Mohawk.
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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic!

Postby Kusang_Manalo » Sun Jun 15, 2014 11:14 am

I think the artist is just making a human mirror of the poses found in the show.

Oh, and, I made a new short animation. Hope you like it!

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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic!

Postby BeeAre » Sun Jun 15, 2014 4:29 pm

Kusang you are a monster this is adorable afuuuuu :O
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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic!

Postby ari-6 » Sun Jun 15, 2014 4:38 pm

Yep. Stripes was definitely the way to go. Good work
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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic!

Postby Hiroko » Sun Jun 15, 2014 4:38 pm

That is so adorable omg.
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