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One for All... by harwicks-art One for All... by harwicks-art
As always, I encourage you to click the image above for the full size version.

Yes, I admit it... these particular pretty ponies are posed like people, purposefully not portraying proper pony posture. And frankly, I do not fully approve. However, for some reason I got it into my mind to draw up some pony Musketeers and just became enamored of the idea of how these particular ponies matched up to the classic characters.

About halfway through I realized that I could have gone with an all-pegasi cast and, due to hovering with their wings, could have had them in proper show poses while still upright and with forehooves free to wield a sword. I promptly told my brain to shut up, 'cause a show about talking ponies doesn't have to make sense 100% of the time, and I wasn't going to go back and change it at that point.

(But it's totally true... Pegasi are the only ponies who would be able to wield a sword. (Well, aside from Unicorns, but why would they bother?) And pony swords should totally have big hoof guards that they slide their legs into, rather than trying to hold them in their mouths. I guess poor Earth Ponies just need to wear heavy armor and trample opponents, while Unicorn weapons could be just about anything... they don't even need handles on 'em.)

It occurs to me as I type this that working on these images gives me far too much time to think about such things. I also note that Pinkie's hair gets progressively crazier each time I attempt it.

Eh... I'm surprisingly okay with both of these facts.
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LaughingJack2203 3 days ago  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Pinkie stop drinking!
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MLPegasis4898 Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They all look really good in those outfits!!! I really ike Twilight's!!! :D :D :D
Lol, Pinkie... :XD: :XD: :XD:
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Really nice work. Do you read the IDW-comics? The ponies are shown wielding swords there (I believe it was in Issue 13 and 14 or something like that), and to my greatest joy, Rainbow Dash seemed to have some experience on the topic. But now it bugs me that they never gave a background to her fighting-abilities... Ever since that arc, it is my headcanon that RD has some pirate-relatives since not much about her family was ever revealed, anyway. But oh well.
Great work again, though. I can't stop staring at it^^
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:icontheexhorsecist:
After almost a year this is still my landing page on DeviantArt, the one that's bookmarked.  Something about it makes me smile, no matter what my day's been like.
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K-Jackson-Katss Jan 22, 2014  Professional Photographer
Now you're just toying with my tiny mind!
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0amber0 Jan 17, 2014  Student General Artist
but but but where's rarity and fluttershy!!!!Yuki Sohma Rat (Pretty Eyes) [V1] great work though!!!!!
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MistShaker Dec 30, 2013  Student Artist
I must say, this is... EPIC AWESOMENESS!!!!!!!
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Diomedeez Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG Pinkie is so Porthos!
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lonewolf82084 Nov 11, 2013  Student Writer
Would it be accurate to say that Twilight is D'artagnan? 
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L-MASTER Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
awesome
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