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RD Hard Landing by LateCustomer RD Hard Landing by LateCustomer
Even the best flyer in Equestria is bound to have an accident now and then. <wince> I'm sure she'll be fine.


I wanted to see if I could capture the energy, motion, and impact of a rough landing without relying on speed lines or the like as I would in my normal cartooning efforts. Instead I focused on direction of debris and some perspective tricks to make RD look like she's sliding to a halt just short of hitting the camera. Aaaand... I now feel sorry for doing this to poor Rainbow Dash.


Step 4 - Color Base: fav.me/d5odwip
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:icongoremise:
Goremise Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015
owe
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:iconlatecustomer:
LateCustomer Featured By Owner 6 days ago   Digital Artist
Very ow.
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:iconmeiyeezhu:
meiyeezhu Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015
Rainbow Dash Jump too high up in the err
Rollin' Stick the landing
being angry like earthquake Shake the Earrrr-herrrrr-heerrrrttthhh!!!!!
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ArtPonyMDP Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
this looks great, like it could be in the show or the comic!
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:iconlatecustomer:
LateCustomer Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015   Digital Artist
If I was working on either, I'd be beside myself.
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:iconprismaticangel:
PrismaticAngel Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015
<winces> that's definitely gonna sting! Poor girl. Hope she didn't hurt her right wing on impact.
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:iconlatecustomer:
LateCustomer Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015   Digital Artist
She'll be okay... yeah...
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:iconlavishartist:
LavishArtist Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015  New Deviant Student General Artist
Oh man, I can just imaging Pinkie making the moment funny, this is how I imagine it.

Pinkie: OH NOOOOO! DASHIE! The dirt is attacking Her! ATTTAAACCKKKK!
*Moments of Pinkie hulk smashing dirt later.
Pinkie: I Saved You Dashie! Dashie?
Rainbow: .... You sure did...
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:iconlatecustomer:
LateCustomer Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015   Digital Artist
Dashie is conscious. That's a good sign.
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:iconzeldamaster1233:
Zeldamaster1233 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  New Deviant
Dashie: Ok I gotta turn this corner OH NO AHHHH

Princess SwagStar(me): DASHIE NOOO WHY!!!!

GIF My Little Pony - Crazy Laugh! 
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:iconlatecustomer:
LateCustomer Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015   Digital Artist
XD
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:iconzeldamaster1233:
Zeldamaster1233 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  New Deviant
O NUU RAINBOW DASH!  Rainbow sad 
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:iconlatecustomer:
LateCustomer Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015   Digital Artist
She'll be fine. Right, Dashie? Dashie?
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:iconklare21:
Klare21 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015  Student Digital Artist
poor RD...
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:iconlatecustomer:
LateCustomer Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015   Digital Artist
She's a tough mare.
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:iconklare21:
Klare21 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Student Digital Artist
yeah, but even tough mares get hurt...
(maybe)
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SpazzinCat Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
i love that perspective
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:iconlatecustomer:
LateCustomer Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015   Digital Artist
Thanks
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:iconmypainheaven:
MyPainHeaven Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  Student General Artist
Mystery Skulls Ghost Headbob Pony: Sunset Shimmer 
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:iconlatecustomer:
LateCustomer Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015   Digital Artist
That icon is mesmerizing.
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:iconseiya-meteorite:
Seiya-Meteorite Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Are you OK, Rainbow?? Shocked 
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:iconlatecustomer:
LateCustomer Featured By Owner May 9, 2015   Digital Artist
Dashie: *twitch*
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:iconseiya-meteorite:
Seiya-Meteorite Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Oh dear... hope she doesn't have another broken wing.
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:iconmingraine:
MingRaine Featured By Owner May 5, 2015
Whoa, finally something really showing off dynamics! I say, the crash was totally worth it. Although I still wince just by looking at it. >< Poor RD's face. ._.
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:iconlatecustomer:
LateCustomer Featured By Owner May 9, 2015   Digital Artist
If you wince, then I did my job right :D

I certainly tried to make this as action-y and dynamic as I could.  I realized that most of my MLP drawings up to that point were all about expressions (which I'm focused on now anyway), but since I'm a cartoonist, I had to try doing something like this.

And don't worry, Dashie's one tough pony.
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:iconmingraine:
MingRaine Featured By Owner May 9, 2015
There ain't no doubts about it, sir. :D

I may repeat myself here, but I indeed think you did a great job on it. I have seen a lot of Dash pictures and surprisingly the majority of them just lacks the dynamics, which is both ironic and disappointing. That's why I'm glad to finally find something that really matches a pony's personality. (Rainbow Craaaash~) And at the same time captures a certain moment within an imaginery plot; simply, it's not just a pony pose but a small scene which can invoke so many ideas one's head might explode.
As for the expressions? Never cease with these! Your art has this vibe to it exactly because you make it so expressive. And now you also proved that you can do some awesome action stuff as well. Consider me a fan. :thumbsup:

There ain't no crash that'll hurt good ol' Rainbow Dash.
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Lattynskit Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Nice landing Rainbow CRRAAAAASH!... I'll shut up now .-. plz dont hate me!
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:iconlatecustomer:
LateCustomer Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015   Digital Artist
The Pun-isher strikes again!
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:iconlattynskit:
Lattynskit Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Student Digital Artist
... .-. This is my first ever pun here, m8!
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VickyCupcake Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The style looks really clean and soft, also I  love how you 'played' with the camera angle and the stones and dirt flying into the air, it gives a really realistic touch to it. Watch and a favourite!
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:iconlatecustomer:
LateCustomer Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015   Digital Artist
Thank you.  This is one of my favorite drawings :)
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lightning116 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015
To quote Freakazoid from one of his many hilarious episodes:

"Well allow me to be the first one to say OUCH."  ouch 
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LateCustomer Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015   Digital Artist
XD
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DracoDei Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Hey, we knew from the very first episode that this sort of thing happens to her.

Just another day pushing the envelop for her.
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:iconlatecustomer:
LateCustomer Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015   Digital Artist
Just another day for her, yeah :D
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MLPegasis4898 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woah!!! This looks absolutely awesome!!! :wow: :omg: :omfg: :O
The pose, expression, details and angle of this pic are just perfect!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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:iconlatecustomer:
LateCustomer Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015   Digital Artist
Thanks! Really proud of this one.
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:iconeevee-adopt-mart:
Eevee-Adopt-Mart Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ooh, that ought to get dirt in your mouth... ew.
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:iconlatecustomer:
LateCustomer Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014   Digital Artist
Mmmmm... dirt.
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Eevee-Adopt-Mart Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
DIRT! :iconpinkiepieplz: 

i'm feeling pretty crazy today.

:iconpinkiepieplz:
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:iconlatecustomer:
LateCustomer Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014   Digital Artist
I... see...

*backs away slowly*
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Tenjen Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
definitely one of your best artworks.
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:iconlatecustomer:
LateCustomer Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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DungeonBrony Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You seem to have achieved your goal to me!

Going through the fanwork (art, animation, cartoons) I've seen RD crash more than once.
But I've never felt it like this. I think it's adds good depth to her character!
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:iconlatecustomer:
LateCustomer Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014   Digital Artist
Glad you think so.  Makes me happy :)
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:icondungeonbrony:
DungeonBrony Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're very welcome :)
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:iconsparkyzx:
SparkyZX Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Uh oh CALL THE MEDIC 
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:iconlatecustomer:
LateCustomer Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014   Digital Artist
I'm sure she's fine... right..?
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CultLeaderFluttershy Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is fantastic mate
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LateCustomer Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks :)


Nice profile name, btw XD
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