Well here she is! Meet Megan, the original human in Equestria!
This here is my design for both the “younger” and “older” versions of Megan that will be appearing in the comic series I have planned, based on this wonderful fanfiction. www.fimfiction.net/story/71660…
I feel like my ability to illustrate human expressions leaves a bit to be desired. This is still a learning curve for me. Expect me to improve as the comic progresses. (Humans are also MUCH harder to draw than ponies, I’m now remembering...)
This is one of three human character sheets that I will be producing before getting into the comic proper. I have two more ones like this on the way; one for Danny and one for Molly. It shouldn’t be “too” much longer... I originally told myself that I would have all three done before posting them, but I just don’t have that kind of patience it seems.
It has always been my passion to “ground” these kinds of fantasy scenarios with a sense of physical plausibility. Hence, my mild attempts at making the pony just a little bit more anatomically accurate, and perhaps a little more similar to the original G1 style.
I expect I’ll get a few complaints about the size and weight that I chose for the standard pony. Many people seem to think of the G4 ponies as being the size of large dogs, and maybe weighing no more than a human, if even that much. My thoughts on the matter were that the ponies NEED to be large enough for a nearly grown human to be able to ride them (Both older Megan and Danny do so in the story), so the ponies’ shoulders (withers) needed to be as high as an adult human’s waist, in order for it to seem like they can be realistically ridden. This makes them about the size of a Shetland pony (look them up), which weigh in at about 450 lbs. Since I figure these fantasy ponies have a somewhat lighter and more gracile build than the more heavy-set Shetland ponies of the real world, and since a third of them are pegasi and need to be able to FLY, I arbitrarily shaved about 150 lbs off that. Hence, the choice of 300 lbs. That’s for female ponies. Perhaps male Equestrian ponies would actually weigh 450lbs, like a Shetland pony....
I also referenced an actual stature and weight percentile growth chart, to ensure that my choices for height and weight for both younger and older versions of Megan were realistic, and what could be considered healthy. The one I used for Megan and Molly, obviously, was the chart tailored for girls. sta.sh/027l7a1guola
I referenced a boys’ growth chart for Danny. sta.sh/0153am30wfx6
Anyway, I hope you like what you see so far. Any and all constructive criticism is always welcome.
Human Character sheets:
Megan - You are here.
Danny - starbat.deviantart.com/art/Dan…
Molly - starbat.deviantart.com/art/Mol…
All generations of My Little Pony are the intellectual property of Hasbro.
My Little Pony, Friendship is Magic, and its style of illustration, are the creations of Lauren Faust.