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Fluttershy is dating...Soarin'!? by Adan-Cricjer Fluttershy is dating...Soarin'!? by Adan-Cricjer
Believe me, a friend I showed this to was just as surprised as Dashie when I revealed this to him.

So you're probably wondering, why "Soarin' Shy". Well I had this ridiculous joke idea of Soarin' running into Fluttershy, the two hittin' it off, and him going totally hippie because laid back surfer dude is only one step removed from hippie. (Oh and quitting the Wonderbolts and declaring to Spitfire that he is going to live among the animals. I told this to :iconbigenderqueer: and he was all like, "I think SoarShy now and it's your fault?" So then he got excited about the ship and then *I* got excited about it. Then I told this fine lady :iconkilla7: about this and then she drew this piece of awesome. [link] So yeah I had to get in on it with my own SoarinShy art.

This involved me taking a giant leap with my current digital colouring techniques in My Paint. Instead of using flat colours and then adding on stop to draw "shadow" and maybe blur that I bit, I took a leap into using the Acrylic paints brush tools found in Set #3. Not a lot of careful methodical thought went into this as much as I grabbed the tools, played around with colours and swatches until I found something that worked and then went to town with it. I suppose that's the way to do it in absence of a tutorial. I guess I was inspired by the work of :iconglasmond: and :iconholivi: to move in a more painterly direction, though my skills need to be honed. I generally made use of the less opaque brush tools because they provided more texture and piled it on the strokes where need be. I'm particularly proud of the bushes Dash is peaking under...jesus of all things...because I like how they turned out when I took the tapered kneaded eraser tool from set #2 and just took out little bits to make it more leaf-like. Oh and the shadow on Dash's mane. After realising that doing a shadow for each colour was FUCKING INSANE I grabbed one of the transparent markers from the Concept Design (C_D) set, used black and it was light enough to effectively give a shadow effect. Then of course I took said kneaded eraser tool and whacked more chunks out of it to give it that "shadow cast by leaf canopy effect." Overall I'm quite proud of this since it represents reckless experimentation that turned out relatively well despite its other flaws. Woo.

So this is probably one of FOUR SoarinShy fan arts in all of existence. Can we make this a thing people? 'Cause it needs to be a thing!

Edit: And juuuuuussssstt realized that Shy and Soarin' are missing their cutie marks...

...oh @$%* I'll fix this after get back from my trip.
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:iconbernardofoquita:
bernardofoquita Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Student Artist
i dont know but i think that soarin is older than Fluttershy
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:iconadan-cricjer:
Adan-Cricjer Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
To my knowledge it's never been definitively established what his age is.  Though the lines under his eyes have led many people to to speculate that he is older than most of the Mane Six.

Then again, given that he's an established part of a famous flying team it would stand to reason that he's older since he'd likely ahve more experience.
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bernardofoquita Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Student Artist
ahh okay
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bernardofoquita Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Student Artist
also that line under his eyes are when you are closing your eyes i saw it happening to me and im 13 years old
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Jetxwaveluva Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Professional Artist
*sa
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:iconjetxwaveluva:
Jetxwaveluva Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Professional Artist
Don't be dad, RD, Sonic is waiting for you! :heart:
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Ok-we-get Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
Cool pic 
I kinda feel bad for dash though... Nah, I'm sure she's just was surprised 
To come on this scene, that's all 


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:iconadan-cricjer:
Adan-Cricjer Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She's likely thinking, "Oh no!  Fluttershy will turn Soarin' into a granola-chewing hippie for sure!"

Oh Dash...what you don't realize is that Soarin's is already a hippie at heart.  ;p
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lrft4san Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I ship it. Actually, Fluttershy X Soarin' is one of my favorite couples
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carmen23990 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
I found a story about Soarin and Fluttershy! For SoarinXFluttershy fans here's the Link: www.fanfiction.net/s/9547269/1…
It's a good story!
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:iconcifyra:
Cifyra Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Their eyes look dead
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:iconadan-cricjer:
Adan-Cricjer Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I blame Soarin' and whatever it was he brought for them to smoke.
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:iconcifyra:
Cifyra Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah Soarin looks stoned as fuck
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:iconadan-cricjer:
Adan-Cricjer Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Admittedly his singular speaking appearance in the show does NOTHING to dispel this notion.  ;p
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Atwiki Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconnuuuplz:hehe, jokin'
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:iconrainbowdashing2:
RainbowDashing2 Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Student Artist
My twitter is Fluttershy..and she is dating Soarin'..
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:iconadan-cricjer:
Adan-Cricjer Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm curious...link?
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RainbowDashing2 Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Student Artist
[link]

It's really obvious XD
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MargaretLovez Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SO MUTCH YES! SOARINSHY IS AWESOMEEEEEEEEE
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RainbowtheFox102 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
Thank goodness this is just a joke...........(No offense sorry if I was mean)
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:iconadan-cricjer:
Adan-Cricjer Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What do you mean?

(Sorry, school has destroyed my brain for the evening so I'm missing a lot of cues...)
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RainbowtheFox102 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
I read the description:
"Well I had this ridiculous joke idea of Soarin' running into Fluttershy"
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:iconadan-cricjer:
Adan-Cricjer Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, but as the text makes clear this is a ridiculous joke idea that I have become utterly enthusiastic and totally sincere about. Soarin's laid-back, surfer dude personality makes him a good match for the neurotic hippie that Fluttershy is. It helps that my sweetheart :iconkilla7: is totally down with them too.

*Plans to draw more Soarin'Shy once exams are over :D *
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Karichi Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
EEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!! SOARINSHY SOARINSHY SOARINSHY!!!!!!
If I wasn't so lazy I would have finished about 4 pics of these two by now but I'm such a huuuuuuge fan of these two and it wasn't till around last year that I discovered a few other fans. I adore them and I adore this picture! <3 <3 <3
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Adan-Cricjer Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
In which case you might want to check out the following...

[link]

...and thanks for the fangirl squealing. It reminds me that I really should draw more of these two, particularly since I turned two of my friends onto this couple and I HAD vowed to make it a thing.

(Hhhh...still haven't added the cutie marks. >_< )
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Karichi Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol Yes I found and joined it yesterday!

And I know what you mean. I start pictures of them but never finish them. XD

No problem- I love fangirling~
I also turned a friend to this pairing and he turned me to Rarity and BigMac.


Together, us Soarin' and Fluttershy fans can make the amazing of this pair known to all of Equestria! lol
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Adan-Cricjer Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heh, I had actually been considering RariMac because a.) FlutterMac seemed a bit overdone, and b.) it was a couple I hadn't seen a lot of but I thought would have some potential. Among other things I think Mac's generally laconic nature would make for some good visual jokes with the always melodramatic Rarity. (Plus I love the idea that Mac hooking up with Rarity would drive AJ nuts.)

Yes, need to draw more SoarinShy...possibly with wing cuddling involved. (Oh and Rainbow Dash's disgust over Shy reducing Soarin' into a hippified yoga teacher, even though Soarin' in his heart of hearts was a hippified yoga teacher.)
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Karichi Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't hink I had ever considered how AJ would have reacted to that pairing and ow I love it even more. XD
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Colourpelt Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Love-it
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:iconadan-cricjer:
Adan-Cricjer Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad that you enjoyed it. There's definitely going to be more of these two in my gallery as I'm shipping them HARD right now.
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Colourpelt Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Yay!I'm gonna check out you gallery right here, right now.
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donnys-boy Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Really neat to see you playing around with a more painting-like style. :)
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Adan-Cricjer Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, we'll see where it goes from here. Right now I'm essentially screwing around and seeing what works without a whole lot of established technique to go by. I suppose I could check out some tutorials, but with an upcoming vacation with the family for Christmas there's not much point. Plus I like I sense of play that comes from not knowing what I'm doing.
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ElementOf-Loyalty Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I wouldn't kick Soarin's ass,Fluttershy has a history with Dash as a friend and she'll catch hell.
:evillaugh:
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Adan-Cricjer Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Who will catch hell?
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ElementOf-Loyalty Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Fluttershy for throwing Dash and Her friendship under the bus.
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:iconadan-cricjer:
Adan-Cricjer Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She did...?
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BobtheLurker Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh snap! :wow:
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Adan-Cricjer Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You should see Dash's reaction when she finds out that Shy's turned Soarin' into a hippified yoga teacher! :o
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CeldurDanel Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
It's ALWAYS the yellow one.
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Adan-Cricjer Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Do you mean "it's always the quiet one," or is there something about yellow pony that attracts the likelihood of snuggles and make-outs?
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