EDIT: I redrew this so this is the new version. The old version can be found here:
A little sketchadoodle I did because... reasons. o3o
I actually drew this half asleep last night, so please ignore the mistakes in anatomy and whatnot. )':
Anyway, this little sketchadoodle is of a militaristic Twilight Sparkle, because I haven't done such a thing in a while. I'm actually working on a practice fanfic that features this version of Twily, along with the rest of the mane 6, with the fantastic
. The story itself is something of a different take of the Hearth's Warming Eve play they starred in, but instead of using the characters of that play's name, they keep their own names and the world they live in is... uh... well, let's just say the play version is a rated G retelling of the history of what happened so it'd be more appropriate for foals. o3o
And it also features my top OTPS because it CAN! >8D
Ahem... anywho. This Twilight is still a unicorn because Celestia and Luna aren't present yet, so she couldn't ascend. Anyway, Twily here is a very skilled and dangerous knight of Rarity's court, and has been appointed as Rarity's personal bodyguard due to her unmatched skill. She's not heartless, and she's quite passionate toward magic of ALL forms(love, friendship, spells, ect), but being born in a militaristic family hadn't really allowed her to be exposed to it fully. Years of training and fighting as hardened her considerably, and it gives her a rather grey moral compass. Thankfully Rarity's there to help sort that out, but it'll take some time.
For this story, Twilight and Shining Armor are literally bred as soldiers, in a sense; their mother and father were soldiers, their parents were soldiers, their parents before them, so on. And because of this, Twilight has a little more draft horse in her, making her tall and packed with muscle. She's no where near as strong as Applejack as far as physical strength goes, but she can certainly pack quite a punch, and this isn't even adding her magic into the equation.
I also drew her with her mane cut short, because I'd think that'd be the usual among the soldiers, of all the breeds. You can keep your mane long, but it's simply easier to keep it shorter. She'll eventually let it grow out though, specifically when Rarity compliments on it when it gets a little longer than it usually was.
I... actually really like her mane short. It's a good look for her. :3 But anyway.
The armor was sort of thrown on there so I didn't really plan it out or anything. Soooo... let's just say this is... training armor?
I'll probably go back and refine it.... probably.
Whatevs. But yeah, I'll eventually draw out the other 5 for this universe too, so keep your eyes peeled. I'll also include Spikey Wikey, but he'd be REALLY young in this story. Like... between the ages of infant to 4.
Anywho, as always, feel free to ask me any questions, and thanks for stoppin' by. :3