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EqD Training Grounds Day 21 by lunarapologist EqD Training Grounds Day 21 by lunarapologist
Day 21: Make a pony swim wid da fishes.

So, here's Rainbow Dash "swimming." Really it's more "flying underwater," but really, it's all just fluid dynamics, right?

(It's not)

This took longer than I'd hoped it would when I started it this morning, and could stand to be improved lighting-wise. But, it's good enough, and with time to spare!
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Smithkakarot Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
Whoa...that's dangerous, one false move and she can get tangled up and drown...
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matty4z Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
this reminds me so much of 'a precious rainbow'
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at the part where RD learns to swim when she can fly no more
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lunarapologist Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You know, I haven't read that fic. Maybe I'll have to give it a go!
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matty4z Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
very good story but stops after chapter7 due to the passing of the auther ;_;
and cosa all the driving i do i just download from youtube and listen to em
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RandomFoxFan Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
this is a great way to Train in water :)
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lunarapologist Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
The water resistance makes it tougher!
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Gnazzag Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent!
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lunarapologist Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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VampireNerd13 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She looks awesome, I love it :D
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:iconlunarapologist:
lunarapologist Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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VampireNerd13 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! :)
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Drasvin Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
Looks good. :icontwilightclapplz:
The major problem I see with 'flying' underwater, is that Rainbow would probably have trouble staying submerged. That and more drag, but Rainbow Dash would be able to handle that, since she can go supersonic in air. Could be other problems, but those are the major ones I can think of.
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lunarapologist Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, in a real-world situation, this would not work at all.

But, ponies, and magic! Ergo: this totally works. ;)
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Drasvin Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
Maybe if she wore special weights to counteract her buoyancy...
Though anyway. Yay! Magic!:iconfluttershyyayplz:
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WhiskeyRose Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay looks great, the kelps a nice touch as well, also like the bubbles around dashies mouth.
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lunarapologist Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! :)

(It was the only way I could think of to establish depth and motion with the pose I'd done) :P
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Hulderin Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
Looking great. Definitely needs her goggles in this or she'd be blinking and having as itchy eyes that I get underwater. Of course, I don't have to swim at supersonic speeds for that to happen.. >_<
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lunarapologist Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Haha, yeah, I don't think she'll be able to pull off any rainbooms with all that drag. I bet she's still quick, though, so those goggles are essential! ;)
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SterlingFacade Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
Why do I get the feeling there is going to be a lot of pegasi in the challenge.
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lunarapologist Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I think you're right! For me, it was kind of a natural thing - a pegasus flying is kind of like one swimming, so...

Plus, drawing a pegasus "flying" underwater is easier than trying to position the legs to make any other pony look like they're swimming :P
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SterlingFacade Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
Could just put them on a surf board though.
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lunarapologist Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Had I thought of it, I probably would have :)
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SterlingFacade Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
Oh you. The coloring of a sonic rainboom in a wave would be awesome. <- random thought
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lunarapologist Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Student Digital Artist
!!!

Now I wish I'd done that :(
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SterlingFacade Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
Wouldn't that have taken more than one day though?
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lunarapologist Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Maybe - I had all day to work, today, so I might have been able to pull it off.
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