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Headcanon: Twilight Sparkle by Earthsong9405 Headcanon: Twilight Sparkle by Earthsong9405
Here we go! The finished version of the headcanon reference of Twily. C: For one reason or another, I absolutely love drawing the Mane 6. For Twilight, I think it's her overall design and her color scheme that makes her so fun; I dunno man, but I had loads of fun drawing this. o3o

Anyway, without further ado, HEADCANON TIMEZ YUSH.

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-Age thingy: earthsong9405.deviantart.com/a…

-Parents Headcanon: sta.sh/0123ussuqrgk


With Twilight Sparkle, I've always seen her as the second tallest. She was always taller than everyone but AJ, but the height difference is significant now because her ascension tapped into the somewhat dormant draft horse she has in her pedigree. Now she stands at around 4'7 at the withers.

As far as her appearance goes, as I've said before, I kinda see her having a little bit of draft horse in her. She and Shining Armor get it from their father, although Shining simply took to it far more than Night Light did. She was always lean, but her body is now becoming toned with muscle due to her additional training as Princess Ambassador and Knight of Equestria.

I've the headcanon that, after a few years being an alicorn, her appearance and color scheme will begin to shift a little more toward a twilit evening, specifically in her wings and hair. She'll begin to grow small, golden-yellow streaks in her mane and tail (got the idea from the Rainbow Power design), and her wings will reflect a twilit sky with a few stars thrown in there. Same with her hair, although it's more toward night.

She has two scars on her left cheek, the smaller, more faded one being from a fight with bullies, and the second larger one being recent, from the episode It's About Time. Also, as she ages, her appearance will shift into something slightly more feral, where her fangs will get just a tad longer and her pupils become more oval in shape.

The thing with Twi is that there are some who write her off as a goody two-shoes, which I disagree with.

When I look at Twilight Sparkle, I see a character who is very intelligent, responsible, and curious about the world around her. It's because of this insatiable curiosity that she reads so much, and through that, as well as her ability to continuously absorb and learn, comes her very extensive knowledge on several topics. This, of course, includes the difficult subjects too.

But in my headcanon, it's because of this intelligence that Twilight, when she was younger, felt alienated. She didn't make friends not because of her lack of interest (she has tried on many occasions), but because of how others treated her due to her smarts. They either saw her as a personal homework answering assistant, a nerd, a weirdo, or a suckup (which she isn't). Pair that with the fact that she has extraordinary magical power and becoming Celestia's personal student, along with others who either had unfair expectations of her, or as a ticket to climb the social ladder and get closer to Celestia, and you have yourself a filly who's been faced with scorn, manipulative peers and teachers alike, and bullying during most of her school years.

As such, Twilight has a lot of insecurities, and sometimes suffers from anxiety. She's afraid of failing, she's organized to the point that she's almost OCD, and when she does get scolded she very likely to take it to heart. Even with these inhibitions, Twilight is still brave, kind, compassionate, and takes on the role of leader very well. This definitely grew during her time in Ponyville as well. Throughout her stay, interactions with the friendly townsfolk, and the support of her friends, Twilight slowly managed to get over many of her insecurities, including most of her anxiety and the ability to take criticism.

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I think that's all I have to say for good 'ol Twilight here. Be on the lookout for the uploads of the rest of the Mane 6. It'll be quite soon. C:<

If you have any questions, feel free to ask and such. And as always, thanks for taking the time to stop and take a looksie. ^.^
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wolfheartsprite Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've always been curious to see if people thought her mane would become more like Celestia's and Luna's as she ages.  She falls right in between theirs in terms of time of day, like a twilit sky as you said.  I wonder if Cadence's mane and tail will ever undergo a change, not like a sky really because she represents love, but something?  Your coloring here is so incredibly beautiful.
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ScarabsCorner Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I still love this look for her
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! :3
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ScarabsCorner Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your welcome
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KenIzNoAfraid Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice job
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! :3
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knightwing09 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015
That is awesome!
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! ^.^
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ZimmyRose Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart:
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
:iconkermityayplz:
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America-Suiteheart Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm going to have to say this, but you are extremely talented when it comes to wings! I am trying exceptionally hard to figure out the wing anatomy, and I was wondering if you have any suggestions? Like how you go about drawing wings like that?? Clapping Pony Icon - Complete Mane Six Clap 
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Well, like anything I draw, I go about them simplistically. Don't look at a wing and think "I'm drawing a wing." Instead, think "what shapes make the wing up?"

Once you get the shape of the wing, THEN go in for details. Never go straight into details, otherwise you'll get frustrated and it probably won't turn out the way you want.

Here are some wonderful tutorials that I've used to learn how to draw wings correctly:
Folded Bird Wings
Folded Wings Tutorial
Thoughts on Wings
Bird Wing Tutorial

Hope this helps. :3
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America-Suiteheart Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! I didn't mean to bother you! You are such a big help! I won't bother you anymore I promise😊
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Oh, don't you worry at all; you're not a bother, and I don't want you feeling like you're one. It might take a while for me to reply sometimes (thanks to homework >:C) but even still, feel more than free to ask me anything whenever. c:
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bobshmit13 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Student Writer
Wow, this is actually pretty close to my childhood, minus the people trying to use me to climb the social ladder. Explains why I usually related to her.
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Indeed indeed. The relatability each character of the Mane 6 have is one of the many reasons why I love the characters. C: 
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bobshmit13 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Student Writer
Same here. If you don't like them for one reason, you can find something else. They are really flushed out characters.
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PonyMoog203A Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Eh... WOW?
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Lol, thanks. c:
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Phantom-Lucario Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:D I really like your take on her! Especially her mane and wings. They look really pretty.
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! :3
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astroboy23222 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014
I kike the headcanon.
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks. c:
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Breaking-Cloud-Nine Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My god Es increible! She's awesome
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! :3
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Breaking-Cloud-Nine Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No prob ^^
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mocha-creme Featured By Owner Edited Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The last two paragraphs sound a lot like you're writing about me >.>

But I'm seriously in love with the design you gave her. It fits so well with her name. I might plan on drawing this design one day! o: (if you will allow it, of course!)

Now, I wonder if you will do Celestia, Luna, or Cadance?
(Or wait, nevermind, just found your Celestia and Luna. xD)
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Indeed, I'm sure many people can relate to it; I myself related to the alienating part back in high school due to my affinity for drawing instead of the whole popularity game high school seems to be revolved around. Certainly not anymore though. c:

And thanks! Of course you can draw the design, have right at it.

As for Celestia and Luna and Cadance, they will all have a turn soon enough. I actually haven't done one for the princess sisters recently, so the one you saw is either the one I did for an AU I play with, or it's one that's out of date. o3o
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mocha-creme Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, it's the AU one. xD That one looks really sweet. I pointed that one out just because I would feel slightly rude if I didn't, haha xD Like I don't pay attention to your gallery.

I'm still looking forward to your headcanons of them though, and the possibly more to come. *^*
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UniversesCollideInc Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014
I've always seen Twilight as a very moral pony who's generally rule-abiding but will discard the rules if they're wrong or are getting in the way of her doing the right thing. This includes protecting those she cares and children (I see her as having a big soft spot for kids, especially ones that have been outcast for any reason that's not their fault). I also like the idea of her being an ambassador and have a story where she and the rest of the Mane 6 (Spike and the original CMC come along as well) go on an international tour over the course of several months to collect magic to open the mirror portals again (specifically the one to the Mirror verse in the comic). Different party members are added at different times such as Gilda (redeemed and having earned the Element of Forgiveness, a tertiary Element of Harmony) when they go to the Griffin Kingdom. One big royals head canon is that the kirin kingdom is ruled by a Prince of the Night, a Prince of Storms and a Princess of the Day; they are listed in age order and the Princess of the Day was Luna's best friend prior to her banishment and locked herself in her room in grief when her friend was banished, remaining there until Luna returned.
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Zombies8MyWaffle Featured By Owner Edited Nov 16, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Twili is "almost" ocd lol ;) remember she has a list for everything.. Including double checking the list ;P
But this is seriously gorgeous work. So amaze. Wow
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks. c:
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ProstoTigra Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Student Artist
Omg. It's so beautiful.
I LOVE HER MANE!:happybounce: 
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! :3
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AuroraNightArtist Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is this Paper o.o? How do u color so well D:

i want to learn to color like dat D: me jelly :c
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This is indeed traditionally done: watercolors on bristol paper. And all it takes is a little practice. Just try it out. c:
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AuroraNightArtist Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:c su jelly :o
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FoxDragonLover Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
MOTHER OF GOD Clem Epic face SPECTACULAR!!!!!!!!!!
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
OMG I can't handle freakin' Clementine in that icon. That's too funny. XD

And thank you! ^.^
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FoxDragonLover Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
HAHAHA I've been dying to use it and your phenomenal work was just the place for it ;) I'm half tempted to ask you to draw my alicorn-dragon hybrid in your style but I don't wanna be rude X'D you have a spectacular talent, don't ever let it go to waste!!!
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AmrasFelagund Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
Y'know, there's no fanart of Future Twilight as a classical Unicorn... Which would double as an exercise in how pre-ascension Twilight Sparkle looks in this style...
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
The closest I've gotten to "Future Twi" in classical unicorn style is her bodyguard!au counterpart I draw so often.
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Artsy-Purple-Lover87 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I haz a question, why dose Twiliy have yellow in her Hair? its bugging me...
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Read the artist comment.
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Artsy-Purple-Lover87 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
OHHHH THANKS!!!!
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Queen-KittyKat Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my! she is gorgeous <3
But it seems like a row of feathers on her left wing is missing
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Really? Huh. I don't see which row that'd be missing. o.o
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Queen-KittyKat Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh now I see!
At first I thought the other wing was built up like this:
sta.sh/020295vzyyzn
But there were just the arm remiges covering that part
Sorry for the confusion, you did a great job ^^
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Oh, I gotcha! And no worries. It's all good. c: 
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Queen-KittyKat Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yay :happybounce: 
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