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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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Rozbojnik2 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2016
Twilight Outfit <3
sacredbat07 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015
Twilight - d'Artagnan
Pinkie - Porthos 
Rainbow - Aramis
Applejack - Athos
andrewtodaro Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Nice! So in this world Princess Celestia is their King Louis XIV. How fitting, since King Louis XIV reffered to himself as "The Sun King" whereas Celestia is the "Sun princess.":) (Smile) 
SwiggitySwagfu Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015
This is absolutely amazing, don't know how I haven't seen it before but I completely love it. Definitely one of my all time favourites, thanks for this
whatevagurl Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015
go pinkie X3
onkelscrut Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015
Heh, this drawing is more than 2 years old - and I still shout "...and all for one!", try to clink my glass with Pinkie and download picture again every time I see it.
Seriously, really like it. Awesome interpretation for awesome friends.
VampiiSugar Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I got this poster in my room XD
Videogeek95 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014
Taking a wild guess here...

Rainbow Dash is Charlie Sheen...
ZacBucklin Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Impressive work my friend.
Adelyorn Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
 The three dragoons.
Eboy4190 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
I see what you did there
BUllyKiller113 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That is too freak'n epic!
Imortal-Night Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Perfect, just perfect!

Pinkie at a party : "God I love my work!"
Dowlphin Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Painblow Mash, Grapplehack, Tryfight Sparring and Drinkie Pie
TheExhorsecist Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
I want to marry this comment and have its babies.
Dowlphin Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
If it was possible to edit dA comments, I might have made that Painblow Slash/Bash and Drinkie Dry
Damn! Sometimes I just have too many puns to fit them all in.
LaughingJack2203 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Pinkie stop drinking!
MLPegasis4898 Featured By Owner 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:
ColorRainboom Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
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^^
TheExhorsecist Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
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.
K-Jackson-Katss Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional Photographer
Now you're just toying with my tiny mind!
0amber0 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Student General Artist
but but but where's rarity and fluttershy!!!!Yuki Sohma Rat (Pretty Eyes) [V1] great work though!!!!!
MistShaker Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Student Artist
I must say, this is... EPIC AWESOMENESS!!!!!!!
Diomedeez Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG Pinkie is so Porthos!
lonewolf82084 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Student Writer
Would it be accurate to say that Twilight is D'artagnan? 
L-MASTER Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
thereturnofthewill Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
nice work!       what software did you use software? Clapping Pony Icon - Rainbow Dash Clapping Pony Icon - Princess Celestia Clapping Pony Icon - Twilight Sparkle Clapping Pony Icon - Princess Cadence 
batosan Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
LOVE THIS! Nuf said!
sketchartist101 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
kinda figured pinkie would have the mug, its awesome
williamwz3 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
Drinking on the job, Pinkie?
CultonoDk Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
I love Pinkie's hair, totally awesome and that she is drinking (apple cider?).
PonyXing Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh pinkie. Cider Chug 
Chatterbeast Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And... Two for tea?
cuddlesaurus21 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG EPIC WIN!! :rofl: :clap: Especially Pinkie Porthos (or that's who I see her matching in my mind, anyway, if this is based on the Disney live-action Three Musketeers movie from the 90's... :D)
MonotonyArt Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Engarde! and may the best pony win!
appledashpi3 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
TheExhorsecist Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
It looks as if you've got them lined up just like in the Leloir engraving: [link]

I'm guessing that (and her lack of a tabard) would identify Twilight as D'Artagnan. Now, Aramis was the studious one and a confidante of the Queen...but then D'Argtanan was the new kid in town, so this works.

I suppose that in turn would cast Rainbow Dash as Athos, simply because I'm having a hard time imagining her as Aramis, a Jesuit. On the other hand...Applejack?..."_Salve tibe_, pardner!"

(And the hoof-hand thing never bothered El Kabong. So.)
LittleDynamite2 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
I absolutely love how you do Pinkie's mane!
Hansarn Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What is the background pony doing in company of best ponies? 3
AppleBluem Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
This is great! You have a lovely style.
FOGoticus Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Good questions is how they manage to hold the sword.
northlord Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
theArch9 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
guys, hold up, pinkie aint done
AngelsKarith Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
this is super epic amazing love everything about it
SkylerLone Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Of course Pinkie would be the drunk one.
TilkMea Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
this is perfection.
ReignXCrimson Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
Dam it Pinkie
DJ-DasCool Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Pinkie Pie: And all for fun!
michaelajunker Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Student General Artist
That alliteration... "particular pretty ponies are posed...", "... purposefully not portraying proper pony posture."


The artwork is cute, but I agree, the human pose is a little odd, but you managed to pull it off.
mouseanderson Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Go, pinkie porthos! go!
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