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Here’s all the supermodel thing together btw <3

So this was really something I wanted to make to focus on the different builds of some of our favorite characters, as I see them, and how body language can be used.

As my friend Trev pointed out, Dash’s short stature really adds to her cocksure attitude in the second image, where she still stands proud with a solid, symmetrical stance and cocked head describing power and confidence. No matter just how tall or short she actually is, it’s all in her attitude. This creates a wonderful contrast with Fluttershy’s closed body language, hiding her face with her wings, the asymmetrical stance and averted eyes. We can also plainly see the gulf between their heights and it makes the picture more visually appealing.

The third image is probably my favorite. Fluttershy is even taller with her neck fully straightened and standing on tip-hooves. Dash is really inside her personal space with her self-confidence, with just a little kicked-up leg to show a little demureness. Not completely within her character, but we can assume she’s being a massive tease (which she totally is.) Flutters is positively beet red from blushing and her ears tell us that she’s very interested in what’s happening. I plan on making a tutorial post about pony ears in body language soon, by the way.

Dash then makes a lame excure to wander away whilst Fluttershy goes weak at the knees and can’t maintain her posture. She’s wondering what all that was about, and whether she should say something.

… of course she doesn’t, she’s Fluttershy, but she sinks ot the ground happily in a lump, her legs going everywhichway whilst her mind wanders. She might just be seeing an opportunity here, if she could only just gather the courage!

So yeah, it wasn’t just an exercise in cute ponies, but a look at stature and body language in telling more in pictures than what you can manage in words. I like these character designs, theres room for a lot of fun with them.

P.s. Dash being small has nothing to do with memes! <- it seems this is a thing, I just think she's built like a gymnast!

I drew this one because it’s what tall people do to short friends!
Giddyap! by Dilarus

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:iconandybar98:
andybar98 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017
I never knew how much i needed small Dashie until now. This is sooooo adorable
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:iconkhough:
KHough Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017
Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-02 (Kawaii) [V1] 
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:iconalcolm:
Alcolm Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2017
NAAHHHHH, I DIDN'T NEED A HEART ANYWAYS.

My heart was destroyed four ways with this. First panel: I see where this is going-- HEARTBURN F**************** (heartburn is no fun.)

Second panel: it exploded.
Third, heart stopped from cute.
Fourth, it melted.
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:iconalcolm:
Alcolm Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2017
Oops, I forgot the top part. Just think of the flutterdash comic as the panels.
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:iconrnko26:
rnko26 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Can I color these?
I'll credit you
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:icondilarus:
Dilarus Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure if you like!
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:iconrnko26:
rnko26 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks!
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:iconamrasfelagund:
AmrasFelagund Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017
Heh, the darling darlings of Flutterdash, you two are so in love you don't even know it...!
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DraconianQueen Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
this is beyond cuteHamtaro Mouse Emoji-02 (Kawaii) [V1] 
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:iconflareemerald77:
FlareEmerald77 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cute Fluttershy  Music plays in her head:  www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&…
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:icongentlefoxes:
GentleFoxes Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2017
That's just cute on so many levels.
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:iconmaverickwolfzx:
Fifth panel: And she also knows how to pose as one.
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:iconquantumphoss:
QuantumPhoss Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cuuuutttteee
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Scyphi Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Man...Rainbow's short. :P

Rather like it altogether though. Nice array of variation between the Mane 6 but without getting carried away with it at the same time. :)
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:iconalicorncapony:
AlicornCapony Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016
This is great. I like the description you gave of what's going on with the body language. 

I need more tiny Dash doing tiny Dash things. 
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:icondilarus:
Dilarus Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She just does normal Dash things, but in a short way.
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:iconalicorncapony:
AlicornCapony Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016
Dash, shortly. 
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:icondrakenhof:
Drakenhof Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016
Flutterdash... You melt my heart

But I think Twilight has become the tallest since she got wings. Alicorns are taller than ponies, after all.
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:icondilarus:
Dilarus Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She used to be Rarity's height, but Fluttershy is a really tall pony.
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:iconsturmlion1:
Sturmlion1 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016
Nothing beats petite Rarity though!
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:iconalchemysugar:
AlchemySugar Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I approve tall Fluttershy!
Though I never saw anyone doing that with short friends. I'm tall and my best friend is short. Should I do that to her?

(Also, this comic is being downloaded for future reference. Guidelines are my scourge)
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:icondilarus:
Dilarus Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I didnt even intend for it to be a guide, I could do a lot more if I put my mind to it. Body language is fascinating!

And yes totally do that to your friends, they certainly wont stab you with broken bottles.
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AlchemySugar Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Point taken.
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:icondavefalkayn:
davefalkayn Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016
Pretty accurate. My youngest daughter is short, but like Dashie, she projects a cocky, confident air that adds inches to her height. And her taller brother loves to drape himself over her and put his chin on her head, calling her "his head rest sister!"
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Coora Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016
Fluttershy on the outside:
Cute Fluttershy : *sigh* I'm so happy to have Dashie as a friend....
Fluttershy on the inside:
[MLP] Fluttershy goes INSANE : Rainbow Senpai shall be MINE!

:iconsunsetsadplz:  : Twilight, I'm afraid Fluttershy might be a Yandere.
MLP Twilight Sparkle (Epiphany) Plz : Yeah, we already know. The only one who hasn't seen the bodies is Rainbow Dash, that girl is too easy to distract.
:iconsunsetsadplz: : W-what....?
MLP:Evil fluttershy : Best keep quite Sunny, or my animal friends shall be having "bacon" tonight~~
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BLUPROPAGANDA Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
ADHD
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:iconbarokker:
barokker Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016
Yeah, and we shorter ones love it!
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:icontigreanpony:
tigreanpony Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016
That was way too cute, very nicely done. So is this foreshadowing something happening in TBOI. Still very nicely done you do great with the expressions.
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:icondilarus:
Dilarus Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its non canon, just for fun
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:iconderpymadness:
DerpyMadness Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
TBOI just took an interesting turn...
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:iconferasor:
Ferasor Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, Dash behaves as usually: cocky and random af :P
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caballero-nocturno Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016
Awww so cute! specially the last panel.
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:icondradavar:
Dradavar Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016
The last picture of Fluttershy... colour that, I want a wallpaper of that, like... NOW!
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:icondilarus:
Dilarus Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think someone else might be doing that at some point?
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:icondradavar:
Dradavar Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016
I sure hope so. I'd love to see that.
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:iconmasqueraccoon:
MasqueRaccoon Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016
It's already been done: viwrastupr.deviantart.com/art/…
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:icondilarus:
Dilarus Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think they were talking about the pic of just flutters?
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:iconmasqueraccoon:
MasqueRaccoon Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016
Oooh, okay. Misunderstood.
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Wolf-ODonnell Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016
I've never been humped by tall friends. I've been cheated!
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:icondilarus:
Dilarus Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll do it, I'm 6'2"
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:iconwolf-odonnell:
Wolf-ODonnell Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2016
Yup. That'd do the trick! XD
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:icondilarus:
Dilarus Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That came out wrong.
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:iconzalleus:
Zalleus Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016
So wrong.
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:iconphoenixflambe:
PhoenixFlambe Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016
Bulk must be a pack o' muscles.
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:icondilarus:
Dilarus Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
99% mussel
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:iconmedlimakar:
medlimakar Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I suppose that the other 1% is mostly Lepidopterophobia.
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:iconphoenixflambe:
PhoenixFlambe Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016
What's that?
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:iconmedlimakar:
medlimakar Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Fear of butterflies.
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FoxOFWar Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yup, the way you draw expressions is still pretty much priceless. Add in a grasp of body language and all the rest, and we have - well - a potential for a lot of fun.

I have to agree with you on the third pic's Flutters expression. It's beyond adorable.

I'd love to see more work from you exploring these 'body scale possibilities', as it were.
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:icondilarus:
Dilarus Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Me too!
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