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Carry Me Away... by phallen1 Carry Me Away... by phallen1
"How high're we goin'!?"
"As high as we can!!"

This is what you get when you ask a pegasus what it's like to fly free: they're going to show you first-hand, but first they have to carry you to a high enough altitude to give you time to really experience it.

This is for :iconmlp-atg-alumni: #MLP-ATG-Alumni week 87: a pony ascending. This is actually an idea I've been meaning to develop for a while, and this week's prompt gives me motivation and an excuse to do so. There are two parts to this idea, and if by some chance since next week's theme is "a pony descending", I hope you look forward to the other part.

EDIT: I went back and made some changes. I redrew AJ's eyes completely, fixed a few lines on her hind leg, and added some shade to the whole thing. Hopefully it's not too much worse.
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Not bad, the only thing I could think of is it looks like Applejack's mane isn't being affected by the wind of flight but her tail is. The next technical thing I could think of is the lack of eyelashes but I also seem to forget them and always add them last and they come out wrong.

Other than that this image isn't bad, the way Applejack is unsure of what is going on where as Rainbow Dash is full of confidence since she is in her element makes it feel like it is from the show.

It looks like you are getting the show style down, I would try adding value (shading) in your next work to give it more life and make it less flat. Ctrl+Paint has a great video on this [link] .
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Jezendar Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Out of curiosity, will you be doing a continuation of this for the next theme?
phallen1 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's the plan. It's always been a two-pic idea. It should be fairly obvious where it's going.
HaloPrime Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd describe flying more as the time you go to a pool as a kid, and when your mom asks you to get out of the pool to go home, you beg her to stay just a little bit longer.
TinyMan07 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
good thing AJ's not wearing her hat, or she'd lose it
phallen1 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's one thing my instructor told me when I did my tandem jump. Anything you're wearing or carrying that isn't securely strapped to you, you're gonna lose.
Pumice-Footstone Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
keep your hoof on that strap AJ.
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