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Looking A Little Feminine There by thelivingmachine02 Looking A Little Feminine There by thelivingmachine02
:iconunicornsyay: "gender-swapped human mane six?"
:iconalicecherri: "how about human genderbent ponies? Like...of the mane 6?"

drawing them as guys was a bit hard, but at least it turned out weird.
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The more I look at this picture, the more I love it. It's telling so many stories and captures each and every one of the boys just perfectly. I'll start with the story this tells before getting into the specific ratings.
Berry is his usual, boisterous self, just happy and wanting to share his world with his friends.
Butterscotch is trying so very very hard to not snap at Berry, but he doesn't want to eat that burnt cupcake. The way he's tugging at Elusive's shirt like a little kid is just so perfect.
Elusive just wants to get away from all the weirdness that surrounds him, especially Barbara being all crushy on him. Barb looks great here too, so utterly twitterpated.
Blitz's grin is just.... mmm... so fitting. He's all like, "Bring it on, chum...p," but you can totally tell that he's just getting under AJ's skin for fun.
Dusk looks great. Boyish but still mature, if inexperienced. He obviously doesn't want AJ and Blitz pounding the tar out of each other. He just wants his friends to get along... "Come on guys, would you calm down please? Blitz, you're not helping..."
And finally, Applejack. Wow... I wonder what Blitz said to piss him off that much, but boy does he look mad.

Now then, onto the categories:
Vision - 4/5: Your goal was to draw a group shot of mane six as human males. You could have just gone with a typical group shot, but you decided to tell a story, or several small stories, which makes for a better overall work.
Originality - 4.5/5: While your designs for the guys draw from your work on the female versions, there's quite a lot to differentiate each one from his female counterpart. You took time to give them each a style and personality beyond something like "Fluttershy, but as a human guy." Also, it doesn't look like you refered to any of *Trotsworth's images, which are the touchstone for quite a lot of r63 pony work, so kudos on forging your own path there.
Technique - 4/5: I'm no artist myself, but as an admirer of your work, this stands with some of your better pieces. The composition and backgrounds fit your style really well, and while nothing about the technique here blew me away, it's solid and without any particular flaws that I can see.
Impact - 4.5/5: This picture had me staring when I first saw it. It's hard to explain why exactly, but it held my attention like few pictures have and overall it's just very well composed and executed. It's eye-catching, and I love it.

This is definitely my favourite piece of yours now, and I hope that you'll consider drawing more of the boys in the future! :)
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This is a combination of very good, and very not good.

The dynamics are PERFECT. We see the expressions, we know what the expressions were intended to convey, and they convey it! There is no awkwardness, and they are certainly lively and vibrant.

The background is pretty, and the colors are nice and practically pop.

There are some problems though. The clothing, while really great for Rarity and Twilight, suffer when it comes to the others. Pinkie's and Fluttershy's clothing are mostly generic, and it really doesn't convey their personalities well. This is the same with Spike, with Rainbow Dash and Apple Jack being somewhere in between all of this.

Finally, the physical differences are sorely lacking. The artist certainly attempted some differentiation, with different skin tones, and slight changes to the chins, but that is where the variety ends. The builds are either "skinny" or in Apple Jack's case, "slightly less skinny". The noses are all the same, the eyebrows are all the same, and little things like that are kind of generic, and really take away from the uniqueness of the mane cast.

All in all, this is a perfectly good picture in terms of vision, and the artist definitely has refined their art style a good deal, but it just lacks things that really makes the characters stand out as unique individuals.
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WaterFireMlp Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
ok but why does blitz look to familiar-
michivious grin-
spiky hair-
redish eyes-
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eeveepaint Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2016  Student Digital Artist
furgun amazing
Tsundra Featured By Owner Edited Jan 30, 2016
Rainbow Blitz: What was this hillbilly angry that .... haha.

Applejack: YOUR runt !!!! ... I WILL KILL IT SO.

Rainbow Blitz: HAHAHAHAHA ...... serious catch me if you can. Old mac Donod Ia ia ia ooooooo !!!!!!!

(Rainbow Blitz leaves trail Rainbow Runner leaving and going behind Applejakc furious)

Applejack: BACK HERE KNOW brat son of a bitch !!!!! YOUR runt girl with color. YOUR HALF BOWL runt !!!!!!

Rainbow Blitz: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tsundra Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016
Rainbow Blitz is looking like a psychopath 😱
😆 Applejack seem pissed off
whosSkylar Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016
Omg spike is so cute!!
scoutmaster21 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015  Professional General Artist
nice one
someone should make scout from tf2 and place him with a date with rainbow dash
EchoBreeze4 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015  Student Digital Artist

my favorite one is Rainbow Dash, she/he is just like, "YES, YES MY MINION, BE ANGRY!!"
ZingyDoodle Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
this is the most amazing picture omg im so glad i found the artist it took a while!
ShadowGaminGirl Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015
love ittt!!
StatenTheGargoyle Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Is it me or Rainbow Dash looks like Dean Ambrose?
Fangirl-45 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I really thought that male Pinkie Pie had 5 o'clock shadow. 
PunkNerdsRock Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I wanna Marry RD now 
BurtonLovr Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looking a hella awesome you mean
BronyHaterSlayer Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Student Filmographer
My dream genderbent voice cast
Twilight: Billy West
Rarity: Neil Patrick Harris
Rainbow Dash: Steve Blum
Applejack: Jack McBrayer
Fluttershy: Jason Ritter
Pinkie Pie: Andrew W.K.
Spike: Sarah Silverman
Darkflame728 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the idea of Rarity being voiced by Neil Patrick Harris! Laughing 
PearlsandPJs Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Love your style and the expressions you captured!
bernardofoquita Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Student Artist
the faces of blitz, elusive and butterscotch are killing me XD
PunkNerdsRock Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
rainbow Dash looks sexy just sayin 
RippertheScraftyplz Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist
From left to right I'd name them as: Magenta Pie, Fluttermeek, Elusive, Barb, Rainbow Rush, Dusk Twinkle, and Applejake. (except the Pie family name, they'd have different names despite gender neutral names in some cases)
Myuzoyuki Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014
ChrystalQuill Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Student General Artist
I love Rainbows exasperation, oh my gosh. :la:  
CaldoRosa Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
wolf12832 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
I like how Duskshine (Twilight's male counterpart) Is trying to keep those two apart.
ElNombreDelCero Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
ValenMosquera Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
OMG! Look at dat Applejack!! :heart:
He's so fucking hot! *w* 
I-LOL-at-you Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
The time has come for me to caption this hilarious pic. I shall now do so.

BUBBLE BERRY: Hey! You want a cupcake?!!!!!!!!!!!!!


BARBARA: *lovesick stare*

ELUSIVE: ......

RAINBOW BLITZ: Hah! Dusk likes me best!

APPLEJACK: What are ya talkin' bout?!

DUSKSHINE: Um... can't I like both of you?
Hollowking666 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014
Barbara: notice me senpai
I-LOL-at-you Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014
abby2001 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome. I love it
Hipster-Blitz Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
rainbowdash looks like jackfrost from rise of the gardians 
stormblitz21 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
rainbow blitz not dash
Hipster-Blitz Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
That was spell check
stormblitz21 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
kk but your right he dose look like jack
TheMeepReaper Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this picture to death! But, I guess the real reason I keep coming back to it is becuase of Blitz's hilarious smile; it reminds me of someone, but I don't know who. Definantly never a smile I've seen on Dashie, though....

What a second! Is Bubble's nickname for Blitz Blitzy? If so, thats just to cute (and lame).
Avatardpegasister Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, elusive! Poor Barbara! 
Nice job!
EmoBaby182 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
omg im so in love with this picture!!! hope you draw more gender swap cause imkinda in love with Rainbow Dash at this point XD <3
cartooncrv Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
There so cool!
mycatlola2 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Am I a.... GUY???
Ninetailsofawesome Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome and hilarious. Mane Six gender bender HAS TO HAPPEN XD
Old-Marcie1234 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
Fluttershy's face!
kittehcrazy Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
amazing ~O~
TheKhesireKat Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Please do more of these!
supermariokevin7 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Aj wants to tair something up
twinkiepinkie42 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Student Artist
i love it!!!!!
Fandomforever Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is awesome sauce!
purplepants314 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
yo man errybody be picking on you for this i love it
CompassRoses Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013   General Artist
Props to you!
Sapphire-Kitty Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Well, Applejack is a little too tall. Rainbow's outfit needs to be a little bit more sporty. As for Berry, his shirt would look better if it wasn't plain, like, striped with light blue or yellow or something, and glomping Butter instead of shoving a baked bad in front of his face. As for Barbara,.. and accessory,  maybe?

But other than that,  I love this picture. Rainbow's face completely explains his personality, and you can see what kind of girl Barbara is. I also like Elusive's pose, the way he has his shoulders up, hands in his pockets, and and awkward face. You can see what kind of person they are just by looking at their faces. You can see everything going on here.
Keep up the great work!
slushiesrule192 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
Go Spike-ette! your so great at weirding out Elusive!
lpsduchsandlover1214 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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