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What happens now? by jarwall What happens now? by jarwall
Choices, choices.

For the NATG Day 10 - draw a pony making a choice/waffling.

Once again, this is a bit dark - this plays on common headcanon that everyone's favorite chicken is an orphan. It's less than that day, though - I don't do Scootabuse.

Done in Photoshop CS4 and SAI 1.1 from a pencil-and-paper outline, with a mouse. (._.)

EDIT: Further darkened the shadows, modified the eyeshine and gave the hair rougher edges. The original was a bit flat.

EDIT: Major changes this time round. Changed perspective (fixes the issue with awkward table angle), changed eye direction, tilted Scoots' head, added wall glow, hoof and lip bite.
Done with the help of my local brony group, a million thanks to them all :)

EDIT: Modified shading on face and hoof. Largely inconsequential.

UPDATE (in lieu of the Scoots episode that aired December 8): Welp, guess this piece is more or less irrelevant now. Scootaorphan headcanon still stands, but she's got an adoptive family now, AND she has some flying ability.

Well, crap.
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PrincessofDestiny114 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Flight. She has a family and they treat her poorly.
GuephRen Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Student General Artist
I think in the end learning to fly would be more beneficial. She could go afterwards searching heaven and earth for her parents, while she would be stuck on the ground even if she knew whom her parents were. It could be a big problem if she doesn't like what she finds in a white book.

Good picture!
EqFAzrael Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow that's a really hard choice!
E-man300 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
birth records
nickyv917 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
Get the birth records, find your Pegasus parents, have them teach you to fly.
Guineapig338 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
Ummm Dont mean to burst everyones bubble here but Can't Rainbow Dash Teach Her How to Fly? Then she can just pick up her birth records and then ask rainbow dash. WHAT IF SHES RELATED TO RAINBOW DASH?!?!?! btw i love your art its so Pretty :D
LonMcGregor Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
so scootlaoo is eleven years old? that would seem about right.
guerreroperdido Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
Have a Crusader pick up the other one, duh.
Renigami Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
Don't worry Scoot, I can't decide either.
toupsz Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
aquahero Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
very nice idea for a decision and the artwork is fantastic!
TuxRug Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
If I was Scootaloo and didn't know who my parents were I would never be able to choose! I'd stand there forever!

My headcanon is similar - birth mother passed away around age 5 and she never knew her father. Her mother's identity is a big reason why she idolized Rainbow Dash (now related but similar personalities). She might still go for the birth records to find her father though.
regidar Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Student Writer
I'd learn how to fly.
Just saying.
h2g2guy Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, hard decision!

(I like your half-hidden age estimation, by the way. Seems pretty accurate xD)
alditora Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
easy get appplebloom or sweetybell to come in and get witch ever book you didnt get so then she can have bolth
UMSAuthorLava Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're flight-handicapped, anyway. Might as well find your family!
XxRainbowDashRulesxX Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Birth Records! Who cares about flight?! You'll get your cutie mark from something else! XD
Amelia-Seyruun Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015
Agreed. Birth records.
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