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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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:iconseiya-meteorite:
Seiya-Meteorite Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  New Deviant 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  New Deviant 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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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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:iconlattynskit:
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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:iconvickycupcake:
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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:iconlightning116:
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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:iconlatecustomer:
LateCustomer Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015   Digital Artist
XD
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:icondracodei:
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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:iconeevee-adopt-mart:
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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:icontenjen:
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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:icondungeonbrony:
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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:iconcultleaderfluttershy:
CultLeaderFluttershy Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is fantastic mate
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:iconlatecustomer:
LateCustomer Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks :)


Nice profile name, btw XD
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:iconcolonelbsacquet:
ColonelBSacquet Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
Whoa ... talk about a colonel's landing ... :-S
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:iconlatecustomer:
LateCustomer Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014   Digital Artist
XD
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ColonelBSacquet Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
In the various Air Forces around the world, a "colonel's landing" is a slang expression to describe a clumsy landing made by a person who, despite being a qualified, certified, and trained pilot, has occupied a command/desk position for a long time, thus dulling his/her experience and reflexes as a pilot and decreasing his/her quality as a pilot (but not necessarily as a commander, though).

A colonel's landing, even if clumsy and, maybe, resulting in damages to the aircraft or nearby structures, doesn't necessarily turns into a crash. But that's a possibility, though.


P.S.:
I assumed you knew what a colonel's landing is, but I posted it anyway. Not everyone/everypony is supposed to know about it.
And, I confess, I've been wanting to go on a Twilight Sparkle-like short lecture for a long time.
I hope you'll forgive me.:icontwilightawkwardplz:
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:iconlatecustomer:
LateCustomer Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014   Digital Artist
The more you know :D

And no worries, I really was curious about it :)
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:iconcolonelbsacquet:
ColonelBSacquet Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
Thank you. :-)
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:iconjj-snake:
JJ-Snake Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
NOOOO!!! DASHIEEEEE!!!!!

Oh, I mean...

Excellent work!
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:iconlatecustomer:
LateCustomer Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014   Digital Artist
Iiiiim sure she's fine... (pokes at Dashie)... yeah... she's fine.
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:iconjj-snake:
JJ-Snake Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That mare is made of steel...
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:iconnicechangeling:
nicechangeling Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
>:D hahaha
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:iconlatecustomer:
LateCustomer Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014   Digital Artist
XD
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:iconbumpedjunk:
Bumpedjunk Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
I love these dynamic action shots, excellent work!
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:iconlatecustomer:
LateCustomer Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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Luhood Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
That must've hurt! I really like the way you managed to give an image of motion despite it being all still. The style looks cartoony, and yet so sublime and... well, real, I guess.
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:iconlatecustomer:
LateCustomer Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014   Digital Artist
If it gets you to wince in sympathy, then it's working  as intended :D
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:iconshadowwing09:
ShadowWing09 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
Ouch :O

At least she didn't land on poor Twilight this time.
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:iconlatecustomer:
LateCustomer Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014   Digital Artist
I don't remember when she landed on Twi, but I feel I should know this XD
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:iconshadowwing09:
ShadowWing09 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
Series Pilot, Magic Duel, probably a few other times. She tends to use Twilight as a landing pad XD
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:iconlatecustomer:
LateCustomer Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014   Digital Artist
DERP! Thanks XD
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ShadowWing09 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
XD

^_^
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PRJC1116 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Damn,hope she's alright,at least there's more Daring Do she can read at the hospital.
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