Well, this ended up looking kind of saucy when that wasn’t my intent. This was inspired in part by actual pony behaviour (as demonstrated by rolling Pinkie in Feeling Pinkie Keen) and pretty much every cat I’ve known. To be more specific, the way cats will just stop dead and stare if someone catches them doing something goofy.
So here’s ever serious Twi, caught mid-roll by somepony.
Spent about 5.5 hours on this with about 90 mins spent sketching (agh, this pose). There’s a few minor-medium mistakes here and there (I really envy the digital undo button sometimes), but overall I’m quite happy with it. Especially the blending, which I think I’m getting the hang of.