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a little too cooled off by egophiliac a little too cooled off by egophiliac
You have NO IDEA how ecstatic I was to see that Lauren Faust drew her interpretation of Medley. :iconso-awesomeplz: I love her style so much.

This was inspired by Medley's backcard story (courtesy of MyLittleWiki):

"Why are you so quiet today?" asked Firefly.

"I'm too hot to make much noise," answered Medley.

"Let's call the rain to cool you off," Firefly said, then ran off to chase the clouds.

This is pretty much what I imagine happening right afterwards. At least she meant well?
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RosebudPerry Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
Found this on lauren fausts favourites. lucky. :meow:
LumosLightning Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awe, i love this duo and i love your cutout paper style! simply adorable! :heart:
MJNSEIFER Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
I don't know why I took so long to favorite this, because I've always liked it. This is is something I could actually see happening in either G1 or G4 (if these had been G4 characters - one of them almost was) even though it was based on a back card story it is probably how they would have gone if they had stayed in the show (for all their awesomeness they were only in one episode - which disapoints me to no end.)

I really like how you've drawn this, sorry for the late comment.
FireFly1800 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Meeeeee(old me)
Cream-Soda-Kitten Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Tiamycat Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Was this a reference to g4 when Rainbow Dash did that to Twilight in season one episode one? :D?
AmazonMandy Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
2 of my favorites! Nice!!
snowflake247 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
I love the construction-paper look it has.
StarBlaze-Lemon Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Firefly: lol whoops :D
Medley: now i'm too WET to make much noise -.-
waterandlotus Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Cute! :)
Irina1234 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Student Artist
N-3--0-N Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
Lol. Oops
StormySpark Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
XD so awesome!
Leonkennedy810 Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
When Lauren Fuast faves your artwork, you know you are DAMN good.
ayingel Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Student Photographer
Gah! I love Firefly!
Warriorcatangelstar Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
Did you know Lauren Faust her self faved this?
wolfystar98 Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awsome ;D
attack193 Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
Wow, loving that style! =D
MistDapple Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol cute! :D
JennK777 Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG . . . I had the Firefly and my sister had the Meldey pony dolls from the original My Little Pony! When I saw this and the colours, the memory just flooded back!
I love it!
Shays-Ways Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
crazydiary86 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
AHAH!! nice style
MartyMurray Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Firefly and Medley are my favorite ponies from G1. You did a wonderful job on this. :3
ThahRadical Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
DoctorRichtofen935 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
whos the pink ponie
egophiliac Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Firefly. c:
R-o-x-a-s Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I miss these two. I miss them so hard. ;3;
festes-girl Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
Simply fantastic!
Greywander87 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I actually found this through Lauren Faust's DA page when I went there looking for the images Firefly and Medley she drew for the charity auction. I'm not sure where, but somewhere I stumbled across something that indicated that Firefly and Medley were buddies. I wasn't really sure who Medley was, since she doesn't play a prominent role in Rescue at Midnight Castle. Firefly seems under appreciated in the brony community, as is most things pre-G4, so I thought it might be interesting to write a series of fanfics about the adventures of Firefly and Medley. (As a side note, I just finished MLP: The Movie, and Wind Whistler is pretty cool, too.) Firefly would definitely be the Boisterous Bruiser ( [link] ), I envision her as sort of a female, ponified Kamina. Medley would tend to be more intellectual and cautious, and generally cleaning up Firefly's messes and doing damage control whenever Firefly goes off. Of course, this means I'd have to have parts where Medley gets to play the badass and Firefly has do puzzle solving or diplomacy. Anyway, I've yet to get started actually writing anything.

Apparently, Firefly and Medley both have some source material from which to draw from aside from the animated cartoons, but I'm not sure where to find it yet. Firefly apparently appeared in a UK comic, and both of them appeared in several books. I suppose I'll look those up when I have a chance, as well as watch more G1 cartoons for ideas, since there's a lot (seaponies, flutterponies, bushwoolies, Tirac, the Moochick, etc.) that doesn't or hasn't yet appeared in FiM that could provide ideas for writing a fanfic. Where others see a girly cartoon, I see the foundations of an epic fantasy world. Plus, I'm a sucker for mythology, and building it is even more interesting than learning about it.

Anyway, all this to say, I think Firefly needs more fan art, so thank you for making some. And now I think Medley and Wind Whistler need more fan art. Shoot, let's just make fan art of everypony.
Nahima Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Is this digital or did you actually use paper?!! If you used paper please feel free to message me I must know how you do it! I work on paper ponies myself and I think yours is amazing!!!
egophiliac Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh gosh no, I'm nowhere near good enough to do this without copious use of the eraser and undo keys. ^^; It's purely digital (I have a tutorial on it here).
Nahima Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh well they are still beautiful! As you can see I do the actual paper so thats why I was wondering.
Manden Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I love these two, from the old times.
TeslaSong Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
TeslaSong Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it is cute
Sombraluz-Images Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Wow this is great! I almost thought it was traditional, if I hadn't looked at the description. Adorable! :love:

Any chance of a tutorial on how to do this technique? :eager:
egophiliac Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! c:

[link] :heart:
Sombraluz-Images Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
welcome. :3

and thanks for the link! :D
limbothedonkey Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
how do you make it like paper? I MUST KNOW!
Dauntess Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so neat! Medley looks so adorable here!
AJ627 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
Lauren Faust faved this
Teavian Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012   Digital Artist
I love the cut out-y style! Looks brilliant, and this is so cute.
otakuinabox6 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I personally think this style was perfect for this picture.
ArtStude3n2 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's the ONLY way to cool off; a nice puffy cloud of rain. :)
Nethilia Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Eeee two of my favorite peggis! I didn't have either growing up but I have them now.
Sebastian1314 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Faust fav'd this =D
RaptorArts Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow very well done! I could have sworn this was a paper cut out that you made. Its amazing that its all digital! Well done! And cute XD
Helsaabi Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
I really like it! :D
TariToons Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Student General Artist
Ohhh, beautiful :D
Is this really cut out of paper or "just" made with photoshop (or something alike)?
egophiliac Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!

I used Photoshop -- I've seen some real ponies done in paper cutout art that were absolutely AMAZING (unfortunately I lost the artist name, even though she wrote it down for me, but I bought the prints!), but I don't have the skill or patience to do it in real paper. c:
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