it is about time for heroes to have Alicorn in they team, since Luna is always busy, Celestia is to lazy and Cadance have her own empire to run, Twilight is best candidate, at last from now on Alicorns will be less useless, Twilight will make sure of it.
Very cute. I love the style here- unique but recognizable. The shading is also well done- a combination of cell-shading and soft-shading If I'm seeing it correct. Which really helps tie the black-lined-characters in with the more painterly background. And of course all their expressions are wonderful- I especially like how RD's face captures her energy. Another cool think that I don't know if it was planned or not- the magic sparkle behind Rarity looks like an accent on her skin- which really plays to her character well.
Its a little known fact that AJ does yoga twice daily Kidding, I did ignore her anatomy somewhat to give her pose a bit more energy and complexity. In the original sketch she looked way to laid back compared to the others. Thanks for the feedback though!
Yeah. That pose is pretty close to breaking the illusion of life. The great thing about cartoon characters is that their anatomy can be pushed if needed. To make Applejack's pose a bit more comfortable for her, I'd have her left shoulder positioned closer to her chest, or have her back moved a bit closer to Rarity. Still, she's a very active pony, so she may just be that flexible.