This is my third submission for the Artist Training Grounds’ week 20 theme: draw a pony solving a mystery. This one is a doozy, as Twilight would put it. I admit, if I had to choose a pony investigator, Fluttershy would not be my first pick. But she’s whom I had the colours for so, uh… good luck, Fluttershy?
So I was really excited when I realized my hodge podge of pencil crayons had relatively reasonable matches for Fluttershy (the tones are perhaps a tad too dark, exacerbated for my scanner deciding to pick the up as even darker colours). I laid out the whole sketch and everything, started colouring. And then realized I forgot to account for Fluttershy’s eye colour. So I desperatedly went through my greens and blues, trying to find some combo that looked all right. Finally settled on deep green and aquamarine. It turned out surprisingly well, so bullet dodged, I guess. The portal is kind of meh, but it gets the point across. I’d definitely have to rethink it if I did it again. The grass was thrown in at the last moment, because why not?
Surprisingly, this only ran me about 90 minutes to complete and that included trying to figure out her eye colour.