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I'll protect you! by Rutana I'll protect you! by Rutana
For the "Best Friend" Contest of :iconponiesforeverypony:, and just in time...

I was worried that I might not be able to finnish it after we got guests today, but luckily, I made it.
Even though I had to abandon the wish of a more quality shading, but well...

The idea started as I saw an OC Pony with a protese leg. I liked the idea and started to think about how a wheelchair for a pony would look like...
And several thoughts later, this came to existance :D

This features my OC Feather Flight (the Pegasus) and my new OC Striking Spark (the paralyzed Unicorn).
I allready talked a lot about Feather Flight, so I'll spare you the repeat.
Striking Spark wasn't born that way. She even got her Cutie Mark before her paralysis. Back then, she was an excellent runner, which may not be usual for a Unicorn. Her Cutie Mark symbolized this, as "she runs so fast, that her hooves strike sparks". Then she had an acciddent, which paralyzed her from the middle of her body to the end. From that point, she concentrated on her magic and improved it. Now she has a special talent for lifting skills, improved them to a point that she can lift her back on her own, to be able to lift herself in and out of the wheelchair (for example to go to bed), as well as everything she needs. She also made use for these skills in her work, as she started to perform heavy craftmanships, lifting and working on heavy objects without difficulties. So her Cutie Mark fit again - as sparks are flying on her work.

Striking Spark is a very confident and strong pony, showing everyone that she's not weak because of her handicap. And Feather Flight is a more calm pony, that doesn't look for the spotlight. But when they're together, these roles are swapped. Feather Flight becomes strong and confident, and Striking Spark relaxes and let herself be "rescued" for once.
Just like the picture shall tell.

I hope I don't have to explain that the fight against the dragon to protect Celestia is just the fantasy, that Feather Flight shares with Striking Spark ;D


Backgrounds were vectored (and as such traced) from Show-Backgrounds ("A Dog and Pony Show" and the "Hurricane" episode of season 2).
Brush used for eyes and Celestia's Hair is from :iconabbeymarie:'s awesome brush set:
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:iconpikachu1089:
Pikachu1089 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My mom is paralyzed and this picture made me smile! :)
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:iconrutana:
Rutana Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Student Writer
Oh, thank you so much!
That's a really huge compliment, I really appreciate it ^_^
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:iconmilton777:
Milton777 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
Good job!
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:iconrutana:
Rutana Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Student Writer
Thanks :3
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:iconmilton777:
Milton777 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
Yw! :D
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Koryt2345 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
is so cute :D nice work
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:iconrutana:
Rutana Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Student Writer
Thank you ^.^
And thank you for all the favs! I really appreciate it ^.^
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yemto Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, that is so adorable, and don't worry i got that fantasy part right away. due to there positions, and from what they are wearing. Really great artwork as well. As that wouldn't be enough, It's similar to my main OC. A pegasus that loved to run, and was in an accident that prevented her from doing so. But I went another route with it.
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:iconrutana:
Rutana Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student Writer
Thank you for the lovely comment ^_^
I'm curious, which route did you take for your OC? :D
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:iconyemto:
yemto Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well as a filly, she lost her right foreleg, and spent 5 years using peg legs. That she broke when she tried to run with them. But eventually met someone that could help her. With the catch that she became his personal maid. It took a year before she left him, With a mechanical leg in place where her right foreleg had been. But even after that everything wasn't as before. Even if she could run again.
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:iconrutana:
Rutana Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student Writer
I see ^.^
Thanks for telling the story :)
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:iconnalothking:
NalothKing Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
cool art. :)
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:iconrutana:
Rutana Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student Writer
Thank you ^.^
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lightningace-pony Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
omagosh shooo adorable! >3<
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:iconrutana:
Rutana Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student Writer
Thank you ^_^
For the fav as well :)
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lightningace-pony Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
no probs brah
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:icondarkkon13:
Darkkon13 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconhnnnngplz: So Adorable! I've done this with my friends before. OMG... THE FEELS!
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:iconrutana:
Rutana Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Student Writer
I'm glad that it touched your heart ^^
You have a friend in a wheelchair?

And thank you for the fav as well ^_^
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Darkkon13 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well not in a wheelchair. But the situation was similar. Oh the adventures we had. Man Nostalgia hits me like a ton of bricks when I see this one. Thank you for making it. =) :icondragonlick:
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:iconrutana:
Rutana Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student Writer
^^ I'm glad you're enjoying it so much
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LordDunjie Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Art piece shared by FB page Mr.Greenhooves. Just a heads up.
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:iconrutana:
Rutana Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you very much for the information.
I don't have a Facebook-Account, and also never was informed before.
Did he linked back to DA? And can you, maybe, provide me a link?
I would appreciate it alot ^^
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LordDunjie Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
On the down low, I AM Mr.Greenhooves, Yeah I provided the Link for it :-D. I try to show off good pony art on my page to give the artist more views. [link]
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:iconrutana:
Rutana Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Student Writer
I see ^^
Thank you very much then :)
I really appreciate it. Especially because you let me knew about it ^^
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:iconlorddunjie:
LordDunjie Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
No problem. I always leave a little post for the artist I display art from.
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:iconrutana:
Rutana Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Student Writer
Which is actually the right thing to do.
It might be more correct to ask first, if you're allowed to post it, but since you're linking it back very acurate, I really can't complain ^.^
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zeronitan Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
AAAW soo cute :)
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:iconrutana:
Rutana Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you ^.^
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:iconlorddunjie:
LordDunjie Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This is am amazing piece. Love the story in it. 2 hooves up!
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:iconrutana:
Rutana Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you ^.^
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XxMoonDust1xX Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
The Green Pony Looks ALOT like My OC Strawberry Fields O_o
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:iconrutana:
Rutana Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Student Writer
I swear it's pure coincidence XD
Never seen your OC before, honestly.
Do you have a picture of her? :3
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:iconxxmoondust1xx:
XxMoonDust1xX Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
I'll have To Post a Pic Of Her Soon
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:iconrutana:
Rutana Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Student Writer
show it to me then! I would love to see her ^^
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Fusainne Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I really like the idea of the picture (and they way it's drawn too, Feather Flight's look is so...fierce, she really thinks herself a knight, doesn't she? :D), but I#m not to sure about this wheelchair. For one, I'm not sure if pony legs can even bend that way, and for second, her legs appear way to short pressed against her belly like that. I know there are wheel'chairs' for paralyzed dogs, and the look quite different, with their legs hanging down - maybe you want to take a look at some pictures of those for orientation?
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:iconrutana:
Rutana Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you so much for your nice comment (and the fav) ^.^

I thought a lot about the wheelchair. Initially, I wanted to do a typical dog wheelchair (I know about them), but I found it very much unfitting.
First, Ponies can build their own stuff, they don't have an owner who's doing it for them, and they live a normal, workbusy life instead of a dog who... just enjoy's beeing doggy. So I thought that a wheelchair where the legs hang down (and probably swing around, too) might be very unhandy and uncomfortable, too, since the additional movement could swing on her back that's still able to feel. So I had to find a way to bring the legs out of the way, and at the same time still holding on the initial dog-wheelchair design for easy movement.
I might've drawn it a bit wrong though, still not absolutly perfect with the pony anatomy. The hind legs were supposed to be hold like if she was laying on the ground. There's also not the problem of it feeling uncomfortable in the leg-butt area since it's paralyzed - she shouldn't have any feeling there.
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Fusainne Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Okay, that makes sense (while I've also seen dog wheelchairs where the legs are fixated while still in a 'hanging down' position, ergo not swinging around).
So the part of the leg facing forwards (towards her head) should be her 'knees' rather than the hooves, if I understand you correctly?
I'm just thinking that while she won't feel uncomfortable, she could still hurt her legs (like 'Druckstellen'). I think that actually is a huge problem for people who have no feeling and certain parts of her body, because it can lead to infections and such. Ah well, I guess I'm just overthinking this, it's magical ponies after all :D
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:iconrutana:
Rutana Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student Writer
na, it's meant to be her hooves actually... XD bended towards earth, but still her hooves. I haven't looked up any laying ponies as reference though, so I might have done it wrong....
And well, pressure marks need a while to appear. Since she's using her magic for lifting herself up and down whenever she needs it, I could really imagine that she doesn't stay in the same pose for a whole day, nor in the wheelchair.
Buuut.... I guess you're right, and we just overthink magical ponies XD
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Hexfloog Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow, I really adore the idea behind this piece. ;^;
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:iconrutana:
Rutana Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you ^_^
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:iconyoshiart24:
YoshiArt24 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
huh,one's got a handicap
1 a guard
lol
a guard wannabe with a paper helmet and a twig for a sword!XD
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:iconrutana:
Rutana Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Student Writer
Fantasy's what matters! x3
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:iconyoshiart24:
YoshiArt24 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:3
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StephenMannix Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
this is Aborable..i realy like this
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:iconrutana:
Rutana Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you ^^
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:iconmeteus:
Meteus Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
I like this a lot ^_^
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:iconrutana:
Rutana Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you x3
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:iconmortalshinobi:
mortalshinobi Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
very cute piece.
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:iconrutana:
Rutana Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you ^^
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:iconmortalshinobi:
mortalshinobi Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
welcome.
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