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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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bernardofoquita Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
i dont know but i think that soarin is older than Fluttershy
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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
ahh okay
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bernardofoquita Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
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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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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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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