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Starbolt-81

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Welcome to my little corner of DeviantArt!

I created this account many years ago with the promise of reintroducing myself to sketching and digital artwork, having been quite a prolific sketcher/scribbler back in school. Unfortunately that never amounted to anything (read: im lazy) until the craziest and most unlikely of things would kickstart my creativity once more: My Little Pony - Friendship is Magic. Had you told me back when i created this profile that it would be filled with ponies, I might have laughed at you :P

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To the rescue by Starbolt-81
To the rescue
Meet the Ponies of Canterlot Fire Department's wagon #4, a dedicated, diverse and skillful team of Fireponies from one of the C.F.D's oldest and most celebrated Firehouses. Like all Fireponies, they are dedicated to their jobs and proud to be part of one of the Equestrian capitals oldest institutions. Like all C.F.D teams, Wagon #4 is comprised of at least one of each type of pony, taking advantage of the natural skillsets of each pony type to ensure each team is able to tackle any situation they are presented with.

Ashen Draft is the teams muscle, and the first of two Earth ponies. His size and strength are greater than any other pony serving in the C.F.D (and some suspect anywhere, ever) and is the teams wagon puller, a job usually performed by two ponies in a tandem draw. He also has a habit of attracting the attention of the mares, given his rugged good looks and quiet demeanor.

Cloudburst is the teams resident Pegasus, and responsible for aerial support. Pegasi are invaluable for being able to rapidly assess the hazards of a situation from the air, and locate civilians most in need of assistance. Their ability to affect weather is also a vital part of any team, however Cloudburst has a particular talent for manipulating and directing rainfall where it is needed most.

Ember Song is the teams Unicorn member. While the telekinetic ability all Unicorns have is a great asset for any team, Ember Song has an interesting talent in fire magic. This type of magical affinity is usually associated with causing fires, but the insight such abilities give into the way fire behaves can be a great asset in controlling it and limiting its effects. This makes Ember a valuable member of the team.

Finally, riding the wagon as brake operator is the teams captain and second Earth pony, Summer Breeze. A natural leader, she has an uncanny ability to see beyond the obvious and assess even the most rapidly changing situation and adapt accordingly. Her leadership has seen Wagon #4 become one of the most decorated and successful in the whole C.F.D.
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Well, this certainly took a long time to get done. I really hit a slump over the christmas/new years break (burnout from work i guess) and as a result this piece, which i started back in November last year, kinda got stuck half finished on my computer. A few attempts to kickstart my creativity in that time saw a few vectors of other peoples work, but its only recently that I have gotten back into the swing of things properly.
That said, this still took a while, the background in particular gave me headaches. Still, it all seemed to work out in the end, im happy with it.

The inspiration for this one actually came from watching an episode of American Restoration, when they got a hold of an old firefighting cart for restoration. It got me thinking about some of the turn-of-the-century horse drawn firefighting wagons of the early 1900's. A perfect fit in the world of Pony I thought, so i found a picture of an old firefighting wagon to base this vector off and got to work. :D
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Created with :iconadobeaiplz:
Adobe Illustrator CS6
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Update: Made some tweaks to this piece.  Added some extra shading and added blurs to the mid and background for better effect.
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Headed back to the wasteland! :P
  • Mood: Wow!
  • Listening to: Jingle Jangle Jingle - Kay Kyser
  • Playing: Fallout 4

If they made an episode featuring Starswirl the bearded, which celebrity voice would you want them to use? 

39%
25 deviants said Ian McKellen (Gandalf - LOTR)
38%
24 deviants said Patrick Stewart (Captain Picard - Star Trek TNG)
14%
9 deviants said Liam Neeson (Qui-Gon Jinn - Star Wars ,The Phantom Menace)
9%
6 deviants said Laurence Fishburne (Morpheus - The Matrix)

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:iconlexi247:
Lexi247 Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Hi! Just a random deviant stopping by to say hello!
I hope you've been having a great February Hug
La la la la Have a wonderful day! :eager: by darkmoon3636 
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:iconstarbolt-81:
Starbolt-81 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hello to you too :)
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dwarfman402 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Just gotta say, I saw the commission done of Halo and Starbolt done by dennybutt, and your OC's look amazing.  (Halo is especially cute).  Is there a background story for either of them?  I assume that Starbolt is your ponysana, but I'm not sure.  I'd love to hear more about your work!

dM
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Starbolt-81 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :) Halo has a little bit of a story that I wrote into the description, Starbolt not so much though.
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Johansrobot Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
:iconaartplz: that is all! :)
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:iconstarbolt-81:
Starbolt-81 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol
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Bork88 Featured By Owner May 15, 2015
Happy birthday! Make a Wish  :iconpartycannonplz: :iconpinkiepiecakeplz: :iconpinkiepielaplz:

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Starbolt-81 Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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DitzyMuffin13 Featured By Owner Edited May 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Have a super happy Birthday!!! Pinkie Pie Free icon Fluffle Puff: *Pet pet* Mystery Skulls Ghost Headbob Pony: Vinyl Scratch 
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:iconstarbolt-81:
Starbolt-81 Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
will do, thanks :)
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SilverWing27 Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Birthday! :D Pinkie Pie Free icon happy DA B-day :3 Happy Birthday Godliek :D 1st Emoticon: Happy Birthday Five Nights at Freddys 2- Chicas Cupcake -Icon GIF Happy Birthday Grin Birthday cake  icon Birthday cake  icon Happy Birthday Me and My Birthday Cake Kao Emoji-16 (Happy Birthday) [V1] 
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Starbolt-81 Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks! :)
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SilverWing27 Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
You're very much welcome. :D
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NomDeCheval Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Professional General Artist
Of all the birthdays that you have this year, I hope that this one is the happiest.

:)
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:iconstarbolt-81:
Starbolt-81 Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you :)
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Armosk Featured By Owner May 15, 2015
:iconpinkieisexcitedplz::iconsaysplz: Happy Birthday!:iconpinkiepiecakeplz:
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Starbolt-81 Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks! :)
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Rozanslash Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I cant compete with this person v But happy B-day
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Starbolt-81 Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehe thank you :)
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Rozanslash Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome pal.
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