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new episode of MLP was leaked last night, so I decided to draw something for it.

sorry the picture is so small, I really didn't like the larger resolution of it so I scaled it down.

hmm. Not very proud of this piece, but I worked hard on it. Also, perspective is really difficult ;;
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LumosLightning Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think this looks awesome!
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MadJackGatlingGun Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
I actually kinda liked the character of Lightning Dust; she's basically Dash cranked up to eleven. She's what Dash would be if she didn't have friends to temper her and 'bring her down to earth'.

The trails are a little off compared to the perspective, but otherwise very nice work!

:)
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BB-K Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Speedsters! :D
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ijustloveit619 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Adorable :iconblushplz:
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Ddraigtanto Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I think the more realistic way that episode should've ended is that Dusty (which is the nickname I am henceforth giving Lightning Dust) got suspended or disciplined, not just outright thrown out. I mean, lets put it in a list of points which go in Dusty's favour (marked with a + ) and those against her (Those with a - ):
+ Firstly, she was only REALLY a newbie, and so one should, even in a pony army, have somewhat more lee-way.
+ She was only doing what she had been ordered to do.
+ She had a great deal of potential.
- Admittedly, she was more reckless than is good, but as said earlier, she is in fact, a newbie, and was probably out to impress her superiors.
- She did endanger the lives of civilians with her tornado
+ However, those civilians really should not have been there during training in the first place. That's like taking a walk through a shooting range during live ammo fire practice, and that was therefore events beyond her control.
+ It was her first offence, and considering the potential she showed, it seems harsh to toss her aside so quickly.
- She did endanger the lives of her fellow recruits, however, again, she was trying to impress, and at the end of the day, none of them were actually seriously injured.

That's all I can think of right now, but still.
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corwyndragonshard Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Student Artist
i agree we need to take into consideration that she was at least close to rainbow dash's level and rainbow dash has done things that far outstripe what the most elite members of the wonderbolts do
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Ddraigtanto Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Indeed.
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GoldenSunSheba Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really liked Ligthening Dash, I wish she had learn her lesson and ask to still be Rainbowdash's wing pony to redemy herself. She was a good character.
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AgentLaffey119 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lightning Dust is cute but she deserved to be thrown out of the wonder bolts academy.
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EnigmaticThief Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Perspective is indeed hard, Rai. Relating to that, the areas that kinda bug me are RD and LD's contrails. Perhaps it's partly because of how they're so stylized, but they seem to be coming out of their bodies rather than trailing behind them. Other than that, though, it's a good piece and I love the way you created lighting effects with the sun in the background.
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croaklieuhunt Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
I was confused for a moment as well. My initial reaction: [link]
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bronynexgen Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Now I really wish I could draw. This is an amazing pic!
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matty4z Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
this pic was as good as the ep ^^ , can beleive RD was gona quiet her
life time dream all because of something like that . what a sook lol XD
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Ricarlos Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
don't be so hard with Lightning Dust. In fact, i think she is the same as Rainbow Dash at the very beginning of the first season.

If Dash wouldn't meet the other Mane Six, she could be reckless and uncare like Lightning Dust
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katnip00 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
omg lighting dust has a lighting trail! So cool!
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Kim-Fareseed Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Lightning Dust is like a little more reckless version of Rainbow Dash.

But she also have a little bit of Gilda in her.

She was a good character, but her recklessness cost her direly.

Yes... I'm hungry...
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ClexYoshi Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Yes, I think you did an excelent job with the perspective and lighting here, although I'd say the hooves look a bit too... geometric and flat with the circular outline there... I think maybe if you did a bit of work with shading and implied line in those areas you might have been able to get that to look a tad more effective. otherwise, an excelent piece! Better than I can do, that's for certain!
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Miss-Vani Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, I love Lightning Dust so much, she's adorable! Great job!
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AffinityShy Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012   Filmographer
I really liked Lightning Dust at first, but as she showed her true colors I liked her a bit less; she was reckless and didn't think about anypony else's safety. Like others have been saying, yeah, I can see Lightning Dust as a Gilda 2.0. Back to your work, nicely done by the way! I like Lightning Dust's trail, but it can't touch how awesome Rainbow Dash's trail is! :iconsonicrainboomplz:
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Insanity-Ensues Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Lightning Dust!
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Fire--Bolt Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I think Lightning Dust is a Gilda 2.0, in my opinion.

Oh well. I had a name for her, "Lightning Blaze".

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So close!
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BlackBoltThunder Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Seems I wasn't the only one thinking about that huh? She pretty much seemed like a Gilda 2.0
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Fire--Bolt Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
She was being a jerk!

Rainbow scolds her that her friends almost died.

Lightning's Response: So?

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

Those are Rainbow's best friends and Dust responds with, "So?"?!

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Tessazukora Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hate Lightning Dust !
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AVeryStrange Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A spoiler tag might have been nice... it's not like everyone got a chance to watch it leaked.
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pekou Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist
you'll see it in 2 days, I think you'll be okay <:
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Aura-Alora Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic work! I love the colours *_*
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trinson Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
It's Spoiler-ific! ;P JK

You did a wonderful job on their bodies, shape and coloring. Everything looks great. I especially love their faces.

At first though I looked at the other pony and thought this was a Spitfire/Dash pic. Till I realized that the light blueish/green color was fur, not suit. As the original wonderbolt suit covered almost the entire body except for mane, tail and muzzle. Having not seen the episode I did not know who it was till I read below. :D

The only thing I did not like about the picture was the jet streams behind them. The direction they are going just does not fit right. It looks like a 90 degree angle. While Dash has made 90 angles with her rainbow jet stream before. I just did not think you meant for that. Then again you busted this out pretty fast and what you produced was great.

Now I just have to hold out for a couple more days and watch it with my friends instead of sneaking an early peek. ;P
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NicolasDominique Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nicely done, but honestly I don't like Lightning :P
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ponymonster Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
*___* omg I LOVE this! I just watched the new ep too haha. This is so perfect, they both look adorable and I love how dynamic it is :love:
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WildStrike008 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is rainbow dash, but who is the other?
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NicolasDominique Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, she's a rival of Rainbow from the newest episode - her name is Lightning Dust xd
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Nimbose Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She's a character in the newest episode which was leaked early! I could link you to it, if you'd like? <3
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gorocile Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Where is the link?? ouo
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Nimbose Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Here you go! [link] <3
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Simp-TKC Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks
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WildStrike008 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks
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gorocile Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks~
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Rubynite Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Mmm...nice. :3
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Jetman2045 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Wow, and it took you how long to do it? So many speedy artists out there.
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