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Flower For Mah Darlin' by Earthsong9405 Flower For Mah Darlin' by Earthsong9405
Just some quick sketchadoodle I did while I was lazing about. I did it mostly because I really do love this pairing, but I don't draw it nearly enough. That, and because the older version of this sketch is.... ah... pretty bad. :C So I guess it's an excuse to draw Braeburn and Little Strongheart together as well as a redraw thingy. c:

I won't upload the side-by-side comparison so I'll leave that in my sta.sh. You guys can see it here if you want:
sta.sh/0z8hu9kb0yx

I had a terrible terrible TERRIBLE habit of making the head far too small for the body back then. I'm so glad I grew out of that. T.T I've also gotten a tiny bit better with anatomy I suppose. o3o

ANYWAY! Enough about that! About the drawing itself and such. Meaning it's HEADCANON TIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIME! >8D

Ahem.

This is pretty much how I'd see Little Strongheart as an adult. She gets bigger than what she was in the show, but she won't grow any taller than Braeburn. I haven't decided why yet, though... I'm going back and forth between her having a sort of birth defect, or with her simply being born small. As such, her legs are a bit thinner and longer than the average buffalo of this universe, and she doesn't have the massive strength others of her kind have. However, she makes up for it with breakneck speed and agility. Pair that with a quick-thinking mind and you have yourself a formidable fighter. She's also the daughter of Chief Thunderhooves (I dunno if that's canon or not. o3o) so she's next in line to be leader.

As for Braeburn, despite him being very much a part of the Apple Family, I don't see him as a particularly large pony. He'd be a tad taller than the average stallion, but he certainly doesn't have the draft-horse his Ponyville cousins have (not ALL Apples are draft-horse like. :/ ). Instead, he's a little more like a quarter horse.

As for the ship itself, I really didn't think much about it, other than thinking it's pretty cute. There are a lot of possibilities with it though, so I'll eventually think of something for their "backdrop" or whatever. What I want to know is how their kid would look if they somehow managed to produce one together. I've seen several possibilities if a dragon and pony got together, as well as the hippogryph being the result of a griffon and pony pair. But never for these two.

...I just may try drawin' one of sheer curiosity. o.O

Buuuuuuuuuuut enough about that. As always, feel free to ask me if you have any questions. Otherwise, thanks a bunch for droppin' by! c:
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:iconhedgey:
Hedgey Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is adorable, I love the adult Strongheart design <3
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Alley-san Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016  Student General Artist
wonderful ship (and cute really :D one of my favorites~)
I usually figure Braeburn's body type being more either like a quarter horse (which makes sense), OR a mustang/feral horse... but that's just my opinion -w-
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xXBLITZyXx Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016
i love it
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Kateri911 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I cant even!!!! This is sooo sweet!
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ProcyonNoumer Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015
Awww! Perissodactyl/Artiodactyl love!!!¡!
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Freethinker5 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015
 That is actually a really good design for Strongheart.
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Student Filmographer
Thanks! :3
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incomingtrouble Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
One of my favorite ships!
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:iconearthsong9405:
Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Student Filmographer
Same! 8D
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Catiacaterina Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aaw. So sweet. :love: 
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Student Filmographer
Thanks! :3
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Catiacaterina Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're welcome.
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Ratatouill Featured By Owner Edited Dec 26, 2014
I have an idea for you as to why Strongheart is so small: She is half pony! 
Dunno where this came from, but to me it seams like plausible posibility (In the show, to me she seems to look more like a pony then a buffalo in some aspects) ! :D
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Student Filmographer
It's certainly an interesting idea, but I personally will have to pass. I like the idea of her being tiny but still being full buffalo better, to be honest. o3o
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Escritora2Aliasfox Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ooooh!! theese two look lovely! you took me by surprise...(i would have make the dirl chibby) but still, cute!!
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Student Filmographer
Thanks! :3
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LJ-ATCTION-360 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014
Can You Feel The Love TonightLove 
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LJ-ATCTION-360 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014
Can You Feel The Love TonightLove 
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ButlerKitty1069 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Student General Artist
i ship tis
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Student Filmographer
It is a pretty cute ship. c:
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ButlerKitty1069 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Student General Artist
c:
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WolfSong-of-Dragon Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing! And these two are adorable >w< By the way, how'd she get the scars? I've probably asked that entirely too much ^^; But, you know what they say about curiousity.... :iconsoonhorseplz:
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Student Filmographer
Thanks. :3


And she probably got the scar from a fight with a predator, say, a coyote or something.
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Winged--Maned--Wolf Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconadorableplz:
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Student Filmographer
Thanks. c:
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AmberJacks-Aquarium Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is adorable!
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thanks! :3
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AmberJacks-Aquarium Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem! Your art is amazing- I don't even anymore! When I grow in talent, I hope I'd be good enough to do a trade, aha!
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DragonTurtle2 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
Her mane... is wonderful.

Uh-oh...

It says your stash isn't working.
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Student Filmographer
Huh. I think it's because I deleted the image. o3o
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DragonTurtle2 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
I really would like to see a side-by-side.
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X-I-L2048 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've always had a soft spot for this pairing myself. :giggle: Love how you aged Strongheart, too, but oh no, what happened to her leg? :( That must have been painful.
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Student Filmographer
I'd assume she would get that wound from a fight. Whether it was a sparring accident or a fight to the death, that's up for you to decide. o3o
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RainbowBob920 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
Oh god, this is the cutest MLP pairing ever. I finally found my OTP, after such a long quest. Thank you... so much.
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Student Filmographer
Not a problem; they're really cute together, and they certainly deserve some more art. :3
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Vickster-Hipster Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Student General Artist
awww that is so adoreable!! i wish i could draw like you
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thank you! And I'm sure you draw just fine. C:
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Shadowwolf Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love your take on Strongheart. Very beautiful.
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thank you. c:
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jewl11 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
b-e-a-utiful!!!
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thank you! :3
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maroonjune Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so pretty!!
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thanks! :3
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maroonjune Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yur welcome
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lynnanine Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
I just watched this episode and all I could think about was this sketch. It's so cute! :)
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thank you! ^.^
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SlanderOptim7th Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is one of those time where all I can think is "MAN, this is adorable."
NICE ARTSTYLE by the way.
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thanks so much! ^.^
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LinkinshirePony Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I love Little Strongheart. She's brilliant and how she looks here is just fantastic. These two are very adorable together. :)
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thank you! ^.^
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