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Friendship is Magic by Yamino Friendship is Magic by Yamino
Yesterday I was alerted that one of my Twilight fanarts was used in a rather racist "Pony Confessions" submission. Basically, they were saying they "hated" seeing humanized Twilight being dark-skinned. Boo-hoo-hoo. Make your own fanarts then, sucka!

Friendship is Diversity
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:iconashamedangel343:
AshamedAngel343 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Omg CUTE! Hey check out my Photos!
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kndon12 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Rarity as a vaguely Asian woman...

I like it!
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x3kadijo Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
dark skin ftw! I love when people do this c: makes me proud to be dark skinned!
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Eniell Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Thank you for uploading to our gallery! :D
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QuixoticallyYours Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
I LOVE that you made them all different types of ethnicities~! <3
I was JUST getting tired of seeing all white anthropomorphed versions
of them all. . . then I saw this. Beautiful, just beautiful.

:iconiloveitplz:
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Xilent-Knights Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I actually prefer the dark skinned twilight over a light skinned one XP I dunno, maybe it's because it goes really well with her colors or maybe it's cause her pony self's coat was a dark color.
Anyway, I really like how Rarity is Asian XD suits her
Friendship IS Diversity :) (their not all Unicorns and Pegasuses xP)
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BenRG Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
They were, Twilight reflected, the craziest, most random and most exasperating girls she had ever met. Sometimes they made her want to scream or just hide. And sometimes they made her laugh with joy and feel glad that she was alive. Because they were her best friends and she wouldn't have it any other way.
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Tobbeno1 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These are so accurate ._.
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aurora-celest Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
I always saw Twilight as a dark-skinned Asian, like a Cambodian or Filipina. Fluttershy I saw as Indian, not just because of her long hair but because India has been one of the oldest supporters for animal rights. I saw Rainbowdash as a sporty, spunky black girl who loves to dye her hair. I imagined Rarity as a a very girly Korean fashonista. And I saw Applejack and Pinkie Pie as white. You basically got most of my ideas spot on! :D
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kittykat2394 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
I think twilight is latina so I can see she being that color
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theangelofcoolness3 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
i'm confuse can someone tell me the race of each one
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whitepikmin86 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cute!
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WolfGirl1033 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this!! :) :D
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SHADOWLOUIX Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Professional Artist
if i meed Twilight in her human fom i ask her to marry me
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:iconjazzykayz:
Jazzykayz Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thats amazing i love you color of choices it suits them :)
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Terrysaur Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is the first time I ever saw an Asian Rarity. I love this.
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:icondecayed-mind:
Decayed-Mind Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
You captured them and their likeness rather well.

Great job! :3
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TDLBallistic Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't tell, is Fluttershy Indian?
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mushroomjardin Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
AZN RARITY??
COOOOOOOOL
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mushroomjardin Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
I would imagine Applejack and RD as ruddy like you made them. Good job. Perfect colors for all of them but I think Fluttershy would be the pale type :)
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Marco-Pato Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
They look so amazing! Great job!
:icongivetheawardsplz:
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ah, well. I tried. (3
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Aquathebuizel Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is very awesome! >W< I love how you drew Fluttershy and Rarity! cX
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:iconsimplios-staxios:
Simplios-Staxios Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
YAY, TWILIGHT IS BLACK!! Ish?
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:iconsiberwar:
Siberwar Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why not?
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AskJessy Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
((Twilight is seeming to be the dark skinned type~
ThatIsWhatMakesHerBeautiful~:heart:))
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Omixgirl10 Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist
I love your human versions of the ponies! I dunno what's up with whoever was complaining about Twilight being dark-skinned... :iconwthplz:
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AnneLuvsToast Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
I actually think that skin color is perfect and very adorable for her. <3
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ChibiSumo Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist
yay love this!
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wishesx Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
Personally, I love that you make Twilight dark-skinned. (: I always kind of imagined her as a little Native American since she was just deep and intuitive in that sort of way. (Whether you were going for NA or not, I love it all the same.~) I also like that you've made Rarity Asian. What a cool take on her!
The whole picture is awesome. : D Terrific job on the humanized ponies. <3
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Altura-Tears Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I always thought if Twilight was human, she'd be dark skinned.
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Kamari-Akuma Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
"Friendship is Diversity" indeed. if the artist has their own prefrences to what skin-tone/nationality a humanizied!Pony has, it's their own bloody decision. if they want a different skin tone, they should do their own (speaking of which must stop procrastinating on my own humanization art ><)
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tasshen12 Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I love this humanization. Really captures the spirit of the Mane Six's friendship =D And as always, diversity is awesome!
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NotACrapWasGiven Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
^.^ You made them all right!!

That is, you made them the way they are in my head. Like, everyone is perfect. Plus, I really like your style.
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Anto009 Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
I only dislike black/very tan humanizations because they tend to clash with the other colours, and I'm pretty bitchy about colour palletes lol. Personally I think that RD would be latina tan, and Rarity and Fluttershy all northern Europe white; but over darkened skin is an artistic no no for me.
that or maybe I'm just so not accustomed to seeing really dark skinned/black people that it throws me off, they're really rare where I live


Also DAT FACIAL FEATURES, RARITY :icondatcutiemarkplz:

I don't know why I haven't favourited this before, it's epic ponyness made drawing.
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Harlequin-Smiles Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
I love Pinkie's face :D
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Megalopolus Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Student General Artist
This is and will continue to be my favourite MLP: Humanization piece. I love all the Diversity, and I interpret them in a rather similar way. I also love the idea of making them lie down and watch the coulds. Pinkie is incredibly adorable, so is 'Shy. I love the interactions going on, especially Rainbow's/AppleJack's. A wonderful perfect piece.
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dragogaga Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Student General Artist
this really cool i luv how you drew their humanized versions!
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koobmicroob Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
I love how you handle Twilight's humanized form.
I know you're not the first or only one to do dark-skinned twilight, but you're the only one who makes it work.
All other dark-skinned twilight art (that I have seen, so it might not mean much) has to fall back to the racist cliché of big lips and such, whereas you have the skill to make this work without doing that.
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Yamino Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
She's not black, though. As I stated on my other pics of her, I interpret her as Indian. :)
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Abstract321 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think this is one of my favorite humanzied versions of the mane cast. I don't know what it is exactly, but I just love this!! (Btw, i'm all for "dark skinned twilight" I think I like her like that the best ^^) In fact, I think I love all of these character designs! ^^ Big fave to you, my friend!
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iheartlittleponies Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
Asian Rarity looks so pretty! I always think of her as an asian girl, maybe because of her eyes ^^ They're all awesome :)
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BerrieBlosym Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think they look cute ^U^
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chiiblossom Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
i think dark skin fits twilight quite well.
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:iconjindar:
jindar Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
Twilight looks like a dude
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MoonlightKeyyeh Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
I love the looks that Dash and Applejack are giving each other. :XD:
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Rarity-pie Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012   Traditional Artist
Indian twilight=<3
Mexican(?) Dashie=<3
Pinkie(in general)=<3
Asian Rarity=<3
Fluttershy(always)=<3
...But AJ works on a farm shouldnt she be a little tanned??

Anyway picture=<3
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Mushroomking1967 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I think a dark-skinned Twilight is fitting. And I like Asian Rarity, too. I think of all of the girls being different races, if they were human.
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trinson Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
Well ethnicity was never something I wondered at all when it came to the skin tone of a character. Having created several chars of many different colors. Saying they were of a specific race just never crossed my mine. Same with these girls. For all we know, Pinky is African. ;P Anyway, Love your art. :D
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MahNati Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Student
Okay, so Twilight is indian, Pinkie and Applejack are white, Dash is a latina (or mediterranean) and Rarity is asian. But Fluttershy confuses me. What ethinicity is she supposed to be?

Awesome drawing of their human versions, by the way. Their expressions are really fitting!
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Ori-J Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
I always draw FlutterShy as a really pale white because of the pale colours of her actual scheme (you know, pale yellow, pale pink, pale blue), but I could imagine her mixed or something :)
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