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Babs Seed by Pippyrae Babs Seed by Pippyrae
EDIT: I got featured on EquestriaDaily!! Holy crap this is so exciting. Too bad this ugly one got featured instead of the others I worked harder on pfft

Babs Seed, from the most recent MLP episode. God, she's the cutest little thing ever. I love the little tail thing she does to hide her blank flank.

Though really, how much would it suck to be defined by one aspect of your appearance? In her hometown, she was judged for it. With Applebloom and her friends, it was the only thing they had in common, and therefor the most important part of her. I bet she wishes she could just be Babs. Not her flank.

So yes.

Sorry about the handwriting. Sai doesn't have a text option, so I had to make do with my chicken scratch.

Please don't use this art without my permission!

Babs (c) Hasbro
Art (c) Me
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:icon2wingo:
2wingo Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
*plays the world's smallest violin*

Cry me a fucking river, Babs, you're still a traitor.
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shanialupus Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
Poor Babs. ;.; It's ok lots of ponies don't have their cutie mark. ^.^ -Pats Babs's back-
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Taigan Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
I'm hoping there's an episode in Season 4 where Babs gets her cutie mark. It'd be a nice flip on her first appearance where she kept trying to hide her blank flank, in this one she'd keep trying to hide her cutie mark because she thinks the others won't let her be a CMC anymore.
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Pippyrae Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's be a really neat change actually. XD let's hope that happens then!
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Taigan Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
Last year, I thought that would make an interesting episode with the core CMC's. Could they still be the CMC's if one of them had their Cutie Mark? But I also realized that the chances of them breaking the status quo like that were small. Babs gives the writers a way to do that without changing the CMC's.
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Pippyrae Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm fairly sure Faust intended for them to eventually get their marks, but I'm not sure what the plan is nowadays.
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wasfight17 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
babs dont feel bad we all love you.
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Nbbren Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I still don't think it's an excuse to be an asshole to your flesh and blood
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Micapa98 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Yup.
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Zaranthan Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Personally, I like the handwriting. Given the subject matter, it looks like something scrawled in a diary.
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Z4K474K Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
i really like this, it explores an aspect of babs that i have yet to see any other artist depict.
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WarriorSparrow Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Excuse me, there's a filly I must hug! *hugs Babs*
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AceEmoKid Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice job getting featured! Hope you get more stuff on EQD in the future :]
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Pippyrae Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a bunch! : )
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darkkari Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
I loved Babs, even when she was being mean, because it had a happy ending, and her tail thing was cute. and I love her 2 color mane. :D
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DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aw...
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Xeregon Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
I liked her character design too. All those things people find annoying about her actually drive home the whole point of what she's supposed to be in the story: an outsider.

I think you pretty much nailed the adult Aesop of the episode in your description, and the picture is well done. The odd thing is: this sort of behaviour isn't limited to cartoons. Look at American high schools, where you're defined by what team you're in, or how you good you are at one specific sport (if 'Made' is a good indicator, that is).

I'm not sure if her hind leg should be that thin, but it's a good pic overall. I like how the outline of her back and shoulderbone makes her look weak and vulnerable, even though she has a broader build than the Crusaders. I get the impression you wanted to add more of a human touch to her, almost. Proportion-wise, I mean. The end result is that she looks weak, awkward and sad, which really helps make her sympathetic.

Great work and if I were you, I'd prepare for a flood of fanfic writers wanting to use this as a cover image. This pic is good feature bait on Fimfiction, I say.
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Pippyrae Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I gotta say, I really appreciate such a well-thought out and thorough comment. I'll definitely think about the leg when I go back and edit it a bit more. I see what you mean about it looking a bit too thin and weak. Her character's build has much more muscular legs.

And yes, I was going for almost a human-like back and body shape here. Tbh it's pretty difficult to draw My Little Pony in my style while still making it clear that it's FiM. I'm glad to see that shone through, though, despite the human influences.

Overall, I very much appreciate your feedback. If you notice anything else that I should fix, feel free to let me know!
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Xeregon Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Well, actually...looking at it again, I think it's the outline of her glutes that makes it a little off. The curve of her hips or butt can be a little lower, I think, and slightly more slender. What I mean is: if you hold up a piece of paper to your screen and block out the left side (far side) of her butt, it looks normal. It's the lower left part of her body that's slightly out of proportion. The leg I mentioned only looks weird because the leg muscles opposite are so big.

But that's just me. I don't know drawing very well, I can barely vector properly.
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opus-13 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Loved Babs so much. :D Great job on this and a neat take on the character too.
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Pippyrae Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a bunch! I'm glad you enjoyed my interpretation.~
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Juria316 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Yeah, the tail thing was so adorable! :D
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Toothbrush-Traynor Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
I can confirm that it friggin' sucks to be defined by one aspect of your appearance. Shit, I'm getting rejected from jobs just because of it.

Regardless, this is an adorably sad picture and you should feel awesome :3
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Pippyrae Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Getting rejected from jobs? :/ Shit man, that's not right. Keep trying. If it's tattoos or something, the job industry is getting steadily more accepting of those. Best of luck finding somebody that'll hire you for your skills and not your appearance!

And thanks! Means a lot to me.~
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Toothbrush-Traynor Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Nah, I'm just overweight. I don't know why supermarkets are so crappy about that. Thanks, dood!

:D
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Pippyrae Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well that's definitely not right! Weight shouldn't even be a factor in getting a job. Keep on trying man. You'll find a biggotless place soon, I'm sure. ^^
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Toothbrush-Traynor Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Yeah, hopefully. Welp, we'll see!
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Masdragonflare Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:c
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Lt-Colonel-Sharpy Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Awww. Don't worry, Babs.^^ *hugs her*
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IFlySNA94 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
arent we all...
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Star--Sprout Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student General Artist
I love the little tail thing too :) Even when she was mean..:XD:
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Pippyrae Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nobody else could be so adorable while being a pain in the butt XD
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Star--Sprout Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student General Artist
I'd be so disgusted with her, then she'd do the tail thing and I'd be "D'AWWWW" all over again >w<
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Pippyrae Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gahh I knooow! >u< She almost rivals Sweetie Belle in cuteness. Almost. I couldn't be mad at her after the bullying thing was revealed, though. Poor thing. </3
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Star--Sprout Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student General Artist
I knowz...she was as cute as Sweetie with her little "If we're not babies, then why do I feel like crying?" +cutesy voice crack+
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Pippyrae Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"I'm so excited I could +burst+!" Oh god the sweetie cute.
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Star--Sprout Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student General Artist
I know...she deserves a "D'AWWW" too!
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