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Fluttershy by harwicks-art Fluttershy by harwicks-art
Here we go... a regular version of one of the Mane Six finally.  I decided to lead off with Fluttershy because I feel I neglect the poor dear.  I do love all of the regular cast of the show, but I admit that concepts do not come as freely for images with the gentle and soft-spoken pegasus... and it's a shame, because she truly is adorable.

Even in the episodes so far into season 4 she has kept a bit to the back of the pack, with the exception of "Castle Mania" where I feel she and Rarity stole the show (and her reaction to Angel's perceived fate was painfully funny.)  I'm curious to see what they have in store for her in the rest of the season... Where Twilight, Dash and Rarity all seem to have progressing ambitions that allow for story arcs, the other three seem to be pretty well settled into their chosen careers, which makes the likely storylines for them much harder to predict.  For instance... last season I wouldn't have pegged her to be the central character in a Discord episode.  We'll have to see if they throw some more curves for the mild mannered mare moving forward. 
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:iconlepperb0y:
Lepperb0y Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
That smile is so heart warming <3
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:iconimasquiddy:
ImaSquiddy Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Fluttershy looks so darling 
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:iconpsychogizmo:
psychogizmo Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Best pony!
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SQuietSonamy Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww very cute! She really looks so shy there! :iconmonkeyloveplz: It's so like her <333
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:iconwhisperer-of-winds:
Whisperer-of-Winds Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Professional Writer
oh, the beautiful dove ^_^
well done. you brought her shyness to full effect.
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:icondragonking17:
Dragonking17 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful simply beautiful. 
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:icongjtproductions:
GJTProductions Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
SHE'D BETTER KEEP DISCORD ON A REALLY SHORT LEASH!

That is all. Have a nice day. :)
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:icondarthwill3:
DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She looks just as cute as always!
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:iconblueclaws85:
Blueclaws85 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
Hmm....mild mannered mare... Superpony!
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:iconskpip:
SKpip Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
So cute! Fluttershy is my personal favorite of the mane six, and she has never looked better!
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:iconmastervule:
MasterVule Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this sooo much! Your shading skills are just astonishing! :clap:
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:iconmizumi-no-okami:
Mizumi-No-Okami Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Student General Artist
beautiful
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:iconwisp-night:
Wisp-Night Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great job o/. It's very well done with all the hues you've used =).
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:iconblackbutlerlover509:
blackbutlerlover509 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
FLUTTERSHY!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT

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:iconiloveinheritance:
iloveinheritance Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Fluttershy and I are like the same person. I love this.
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:iconthe-awesome-blossom:
The-Awesome-Blossom Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very pretty! 
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:iconharwicks-art:
harwicks-art Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
She must spend a lot of time brushing in the morning.  Or perhaps her critter friends do it for her.
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:iconthe-awesome-blossom:
The-Awesome-Blossom Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
either way, she looks beautiful 
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:iconepikpie:
EpikPie Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
Wow, your art is really good. :O
It's beautiful.
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:iconharwicks-art:
harwicks-art Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you... I'm glad you like it!
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:iconbronykymo:
BronyKymo Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Student General Artist
please go back to your other work :I all these lil portraits are getting a bit overwhelming... not gonna try and command you to do anything or whatever but, i kinda miss your other bigger works of art.
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:iconharwicks-art:
harwicks-art Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Perhaps I should do a journal post to better explain things, but in general terms I'm not doing these instead of more elaborate works, but rather in addition to them.  When sticking to the more elaborate works, over the course of my posting here I've probably averaged right around one a month... and that fluctuated depending on what was going on in my life.  Realistically, looking at my crazy work schedule this fall, I think had I not done these portraits you would have likely only seen 1 more major piece of art from me during those months.  I'd like to think 40+ headshots of different ponies was a fair trade off for one work, but I realize that opinions on that will greatly vary.

I've taken to doing these little portraits as a means of being more consistently productive, but also as a way to take advantage of the shifting nature of my free time since the summer, what with changes in both my work (which kept me at a crazy schedule through October and November) and private life.  These days I often find myself with maybe an hour or two of free time in which to draw whatever I like...  Quite often in the past, if I only have some elaborate image in the works, I'll skip working on it altogether as I won't really make any satisfying headway in that short of a time period.  However, if I feel that I can churn out a portrait in that time, that can be enough to spur me on to do so.

I have received some complaints from people who just don't care for the portraits, and I do sympathize with anyone who follows me and deals with what seems like a flood of them.  I also feel for the people who simply get sick of seeing them constantly showing up in whatever group they follow.  While I don't submit them to groups myself, I'm always flattered and happy to approve group requests to include them.

As for larger images, I always have a few in the works, waiting for time and inspiration to converge.  I'm trying to get one completed before the holidays drag me under entirely (my house will start filling up with relatives and my free time will plummet as early as next week, so it'll be a challenge.)
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BronyKymo Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Student General Artist
okay, liked the new art you just posted :) just if your gonna do more try and spread it out. Keep up the good work :D
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:iconfancymareinblue:
Fancymareinblue Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a very beautiful piece of a portrait!~ :heart: :)
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:iconharwicks-art:
harwicks-art Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad you think so... thanks!
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:iconfancymareinblue:
Fancymareinblue Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!~ :)
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:iconsdyoshi123:
sdyoshi123 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
Beautiful! :heart:
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:iconharwicks-art:
harwicks-art Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
She always has been, apparently!  Maybe a little gangly as a filly...
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:iconmastergraveheart:
MasterGraveheart Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
Awwww!  <3

...Y'know, I think Applejack could use some love next.  ;)
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:iconharwicks-art:
harwicks-art Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
She'll be coming along...  She just got to show off her Princess look with Rarity.
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:icondonovan9999:
Donovan9999 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
I love this fluttershy because it shows how truly shy she is and it just wants me to flutter away from the sheer adorableness.
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:iconharwicks-art:
harwicks-art Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I figured she'd be a bit flattered but uncomfortable in her own portrait.
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:icondonovan9999:
Donovan9999 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
Exactly I just have trouble explaining somtimes
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Pri1ncessLuna Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Student General Artist
I love every single one of these, but this one os by far the cutest! I love the amount of detail as always and I love your style so much! I love the way that you made the slight scrunching of her nose as well as the somewhat loose piece of hair that she has as well. It adds a beuatiful amount of disorder to the overall character design and bring the piece to life! The colors are so lush and vivid and I love the grafients of the pink considering that this is a pony with a very flowing mane! I also love the variance in colors around the frame as well as the way that they contrast with the deep shading which adds a world of depth! Yet another fine piece of amazing art! Can't wait to see more from you! It's a pleasure as always! Kind regards, Princess Luna
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:iconharwicks-art:
harwicks-art Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you kindly, your highness!
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:icontheexhorsecist:
TheExhorsecist Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013

You know. Fluttershy and Discord.


Doesn't anyone see they're Jenny Wren and Mr. Riah, from Dickens Our Mutual Friend?


Fluttershy is crippled by being earth-bound, Discord is a hated alien.


And she reforms him.  She shames him into good behavior.


"...NOT. YOUR. FRIEND..."


"...you're the big, bad wolf!"

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:iconharwicks-art:
harwicks-art Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I have to admit, I've never read it.  Interesting!
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:iconmouseanderson:
mouseanderson Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Shy yet happy, excellent work Sire Harwick
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:iconharwicks-art:
harwicks-art Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, I'm glad you liked this one!
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:iconmouseanderson:
mouseanderson Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your welcome
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:iconstandardbronybrowser:
Oh my dear Lord, the adorableness just caused severe tachycardia and systolic ventricular hypertension. In layman's terms, I think my heart's going to burst.
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:iconharwicks-art:
harwicks-art Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
She alone must cause insurance premiums to skyrocket in Ponyville.
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:icontheexhorsecist:
TheExhorsecist Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
It's Pachelbel's Canon in D. With hooves and a tail. And wings! :-)
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:iconharwicks-art:
harwicks-art Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That is very fitting for her, isn't it?
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:iconxwerewolfprincessx:
xwerewolfprincessx Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconfluttershyblushplz: :iconsaysplz: I like to be a tree!

Love how you made her an innocent look!And looking
forward to some season 4 art!:D
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:iconharwicks-art:
harwicks-art Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm looking forward to making some, once I have sufficient time and inspiration!
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:iconxwerewolfprincessx:
xwerewolfprincessx Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah me to need to make more fanart!:DI wish you good luck while making your art!^^
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:iconkh0nan:
Kh0nAn Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I just love the backgrounds you drew for these portraits !
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:iconharwicks-art:
harwicks-art Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad you're enjoying the frames too!
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:iconflutterbrony16:
flutterbrony16 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How do u do this....
So wonderfull
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