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Slipstream by fireflytwinkletoes Slipstream by fireflytwinkletoes
I finally finished designing my new OC! I LOVES her.

I'll give a more detailed description later, but for now: Slipstream is a pegasus whose talent is diving. There's nothing she loves more than flying up high and then plummeting into a cold ocean, wings locked to her sides. Her wings are modeled after a swallow's (not a seabird, I know, but I love the shape). The patterning on her legs is supposed to be like the patterns you get on the ocean floor when the sun shines through clear water.

Please do not use this character/design without my permission.
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:iconleelah-sama:
Leelah-sama Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
she is simply gorgeous <33
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fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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Akril15 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
Heh -- I was thinking of designing a MLP pegasus pony that used her wings to swim instead of fly (like a penguin or a puffin), and when I started looking around to see if that idea had already been taken, I ended up here. Oops. :D

Very gorgeous character! I like her design as well as her description. Modelling her wings after a swallow's actually isn't that inappropriate, though -- one of the colloquial names for the tern (a small, oceangoing bird with a sharp beak and narrow wings) is "sea swallow". ;)
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fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Well just because the idea has been used once, doesn't mean I own it! I think diving/seabird pegasi are an awesome idea (obviously :P) and would love to see more!

Thanks, I'm glad you like her! I know there are seabirds with similar wings to swallows, but they tend to have...hmmm, how do I describe it - more "solid" wings, like those of an albatross, without the soft feathery edges that many land birds' wings have. And I'm a huge fan of soft feathery edges on wings, so I was loathe to make them entirely like a seabird's. I am an unfortunate slave to my own sense of aesthetics ^^;
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Velvetstream Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
In my opinion, the wings of Tropicbirds* are very elegant and sort of soft - just a recommendation :) (Smile) 

*(the Red-tailed Tropicbird, in particular)
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fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
True, but there are very few diving tropical birds, and the ability to dive is what was most important for this character :P
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Velvetstream Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
I think you may have misunderstood me- "Tropicbirds" (not tropical birds) do dive, just not from high up. 
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fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh, I see! I did misunderstand. That's a neat looking bird, you're right - lovely wings :D
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Velvetstream Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
It's okay, it is very easy to misunderstand- The ornithologist who discovered that bird did an awful job with its common name.
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Harthric Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is SO coooooool! :D
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fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks :D
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LeafFox Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Ooh she's lovely =D
I love how her feetsies look like water ^-^
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fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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hammerworm Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Professional Writer
Oh my gosh, I love her! She's so brilliant. The color scheme is really unique, but it still screams ocean. The patterning on her legs is magnificent. She seems like she's kinda tall, is that intentional?
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fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I actually like both tall and slender and short and plump ponies - I just tend to draw really long limbs. She's not supposed to be any larger than a normal pony, though.
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hammerworm Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Professional Writer
Though as a high-dive ocean pony, tall and slender would fit her. I could see her being a few inches above all her friends.
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fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ooh, I like that idea...
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:iconhammerworm:
hammerworm Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Writer
Would you be offended if I asked my friend to draw our OCs meeting your OC, her kinda being just a bit taller then them, all of em laughing and smiling and saying hello and being happy like ponies are? I just kinda want to see your OC drawn in his style. He's just been doing a bunch of free requests for pony OCs lately.
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fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I would love that! Go ahead - link me to it when he's done? :3
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:iconhammerworm:
hammerworm Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Writer
But of course :D
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HekRex Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow , i gota say , you have a very unique OC =)
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fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks, I think :P
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HekRex Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think it looks very cool ^-^
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sugarrush-pony Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
Very interesting color choices! At first glance I thought her legs were geared more towards looking like a turtle's, plus the dark blue background makes it look like she's underwater. I like the concept for her special ability as diving, but There's not a whole lot that I can tie that too from her design (that may just be me though). Maybe if you added some kind of accessory like swimming goggles or one of those swimmer's caps? Again, I love the colors and can't wait to see more of her!
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fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yeah, I noticed that the patterning made her legs look kind of turtly after the fact, but I like the effect! I plan to give her some accessories, but probably not goggles or a cap - I imagine her more like a diving seabird - her talent is diving, so she doesn't really need things to help her with it.
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Gina-Sadiren Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
Looks very pretty :) Love the idea with the pattern on her legs.
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fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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00Mystic-Artist Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
Wow you have another OC it's Beautiful and lovely <3
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fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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00Mystic-Artist Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
you miss me?
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Raborn Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
She's beautiful /)^3^(\
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fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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XquiizitGam3r Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
She is so beautiful!! :love:
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fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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XquiizitGam3r Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
No problem! :D
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DreamFutureAis Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah! I LOVE the concept and design of her. :love: At first, her legs reminded my of a turtle, but then I read the description. :XD: It looks great though! :D
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fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I didn't intend for her hooves to look like turtle flippers, but I kind of like the effect! :)
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DreamFutureAis Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :D And yeah, I like the effect as well! :D
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Tearahk Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She looks epic! :D
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fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! You should see the pic that :iconnuclearradar: did of her on my front page. I am in awe.
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Tearahk Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's amazing :D
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Robo-Shark Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I love the leg patterning, definitely has that ocean reflective look!
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fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks, I'm glad I pulled it off!
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Ruaniamh Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
She's so gorgeous! ;A; I just love her :heart: Her colours are fantastic, and I love how original her mane amd tail look! Wonderful design.
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fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow, thank you so much! :blush:
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S0ulEclipse Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
Very cool! Nice cutie mark
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fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank!
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BronyMike Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol her hooves are like lava
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fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Water lava! Actually, after I drew it, I realized her hooves kind of looked like turtle flippers.
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BronyMike Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol i orinally wanted to make my oc's hooves/armour lavalish/magmaish
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