This is a gift for my buddy ~Animagus26
. I've been meaning to make him something for a long time, but I only just got a chance. Hope you like it!
Anyway, this was super fun to make! The pose is derived from Fleetfoot's imagination scene in comic #9. (You know the one. I've vectored from it before.) I knew this background would be perfect for it! I kept the lighting from the comic, and this time I tried filling the highlights instead of the shade. It's a bit less versatile since you have to use the proper color or blending mode, but I think it works better on ponies who have pretty dark coats already.
Background is from
Bonus version, now with 20% more J.J. Abrams: