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Best G3 Ponies by Pinkanon Best G3 Ponies by Pinkanon
My favorite G3 ponies, in a G4 design.

Star Catcher, the superpegasus magical pony
Minty, the ditzy Christmas pony
Sunny Daze, the extreme life pony (the REAL Sunny Daze, not that little orange filly from Show Stoppers)
Thistle Whistle, the dorky little pegasus with a speech impediment
Wysteria, the shy, nature loving pony

I'm sick of all the G3 bashing, it may not be FIM but it's good to know your history. So I figured a way to get the bronies to stop the bashing, because they're insecure in their fandom so they feel the need to slam previous generations, make them into the G4 style.

I am a filthy filthy tracefag, and I'm not sorry. I was working on character designs, not original poses.
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Wow! This is a amazing piece of artwork! I could see these pony came out of you imagination which is great! The vision of the artwork came out very good, I love how the colors pop out of the screen when you first see it! The only thing that i was disappointed about is that I saw every type of pony EXCEPT a unicorn. As for the originality this is a very original piece. I love the names and the description of the pony as well as the Cutie Marks. The technique was 5-star perfect, good job! All in all the impact is amazing and gives a new perspective to MLP-FiM! Keep up the good work fellow deviant! :)
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Fantastic piece! I agree with you one-hudred twenty percent that these are the best ponies, at least for their generation. I also like your little descriptions of them. I love how you turned the old ponies into 'Generation-Four-Style'. It looks cute and fun!
You did a great job coloring the ponies, as well. You also did a perfect job with Wysteria's mane and tail.
In addition, you did an awesome job capturing each of their personalities, which is difficult when you don't have the motion and sound of animation. Their poses and facial expressions are just right. Star Catcher has that mystical and kind look on her face while Sunny Daze is being a total show-off like always.
All together this is an amazing piece and I love it a lot. Keep up the great work!
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Diznits Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
AAAAAH YES. SUNNY DAZE. She was the only character that mattered when I was little... also Cotton Candy and Minty. But mostly Sunny Daze.
BunnyGal2 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
OHH I LOVED MINTY, STAR CATCHER, AND WYSTERIA! I never really got to remembering Sunny Daze or Thistle Whistle. I love this picture it's neat and matches the two together. (I love all generations of mlp its great)
TheFanficFanPony Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015
Wow! I love it!
RealityIsRelative Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been getting reacquainted myself. Looks amazing!
simies12 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015
I personally don't care much for G4. I used to like it, not love it or see it as something spectacular, but I enjoyed it. Then I accidentally crashed in to the Brony fandom and saw them bashing people who liked G3 and the other prior generations.

these 'bronies' as they had come to call themselves, refused to acknowledge the prior generations, or if they did acknowledge prior generations they referred to  G4 as 'G3 done correctly' or a 'fixed version' of G3 'plotlines' often times they would state the opinions as fact, and do so in horribly condescending tones. 

as enjoyable as I found G4, I couldn't stand the radicals who kept insisting that G4 is "the all-mighty generation" when it wouldn't have existed without the previous generations to build on. I confess a lot of people who like G3 like it because they grew up with it, and struggle to see it without their nostalgia goggles on, but isn't this the same with G4's bronies? I swear they see G3 as sacreligious just because it has G4 characters that don't act like their G4 counterparts.

sorry for the long-ass rant, but this is something that has been annoying me for awhile, and I finally found an opportunity to rant about it.
Warriors77495 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You can still count as a "Brony" for any generation. It may have started during gen 4, but I've seen plenty of people who are just G1 or g3 fans call them selves Bronies.

Personally, I love G4 but I have always had a huge soft spot for G1 with it's lovable characters and pretty awesome villains. I call myself a Brony because I am a fan of both.

But, if you don't want to be a Brony: Whatever floats you're boat, I guess.  
tea-penguin Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Seriously, can I quote "as enjoyable as I found G4, I couldn't stand the radicals who kept insisting that G4 is "the all-mighty generation" when it wouldn't have existed without the previous generations to build on." in my signature? So much your comment! :D
FaithFirefly Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Professional Filmographer
I really hope they decide to bring Minty into G4. She would be adorable. Also, I actually love Thistle Whistle. XD A weird gimmick they gave her, but whatever. XD She's cute.
Tigerett Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
OH MY GOSH, I had most of these ponies as dolls!!! Every single one except Thistle Whistle, who I did hear about. In matter of fact, Star Catcher, Minty, and Wysteria were some of my most favorite ponies! I'd really like to see one of these girls return. :) Great work on G4-ing them! Star Catcher is especially pretty. (And I ain't against no G3- I grew up with that. Nod )
Paral337 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Um, I don't know if you're aware of this, but...…
Pinkanon Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for letting me know
BL00D111 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015
Wysteria looks so BEAUTIFUL Twilight Shocked Emote 
hiyaheveryone Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015
really nice! 5* :D
RockmanGurl Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Student General Artist
Love these! Yeah, the REAL surfer girl Sunny Daze is awesome!
Transformersguy1000 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014
Would love to see a G4 version of Star Catcher :)
OraTheRebelKitsune Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your vision of Star Catcher XD
Princess-Lorelei Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
 remember these dudes!
Dan001703 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
No Razzaroo?

She's a genki party-pony without relying on yandere and non-sequiturs like Pinkie (both G3 and 4) and Cheese Sandwich and Surprise.
Abbeybunny Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
EcliptorCalrissian Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
Love the poses. You captured the attitude just right.
Jet--Set Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wish that G4 used these ponies from G3 as the Mane Six. When I saw the first episode I was hoping Minty would come in! For the two earth ponies I'd have Pinkie Pie and Minty, the Pegasus ponies Thistle Whistle and Rainbow Dash (if they added the wings) and for the unicorns Sunny Daze/Rarity's original design and Wysteria. It would make sense since Wysteria was the one who found Spike.
bob-dude Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Student Writer
Your Sunny Dazes is full of sass and I am perfectly okay with that.
Fluwrogirafairyfan Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wysteria, Star Catcher, Thistle Whistle, and Sunny Daze are gorgeous!
majic-namie Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I completely agree, although why no Kimono? :(
SasquatchManPower Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
tdfreakgirl Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
Considering I grew up with G3, this is great!
Smilesthepegasister Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Student General Artist
These where my favorets too 
BeaBunny1 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
true dat my boyfriend likes minty
Toastirr Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Excuse me, could i use this for my fan fiction i'm writing on Wattpad? Thanks.
Pinkanon Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure, they don't actually belong to me so go ahead :)
Toastirr Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Well i know that but your the artist and all and i think it would be best to ask first ;) I'll be sure to give you a link to my fan fiction when i'm done! 
Pinkanon Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks :)
twink200 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This brings back memories
mlplover1122 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ALL OF MY YES. I also think Sparkleworks was pretty cool, too.
ThatMegamanfangirl Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I liked G3 and I still do! You did really nice wih these! (I only remember minty and sunny daze tho XD)
ChipsterTool Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Student Artist
Dear Bronies and pegasisters

I do love the old generations and you do too :3

But when bronies said on devianART and youtube (The vids of the old generations), that the old generations were "too girly"

But the bronies and pegasisters must know the the HISTORY of the MLP and how it all began

And forever on, I will STILL love the old genrations :iconpositivityplz: 

Samiiches Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I miss them all so much so many memories!
Phantom-Spectre Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sugared-Strawberries Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh mY god minty!♥♥ god I remember when i went to the biggest tea party ever concert for them. God this brings back so much memories
maplemaniak1 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
ta buena quisiera dibujar asi
saludos desde mexico
Duckaloopy Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
These are all my favs too! XD Minty ftw.
Skylanderandponyluvr Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
If you do requests I'd like to see a G4 verison of pony Star song please! if you don't do requests I'll understand.
VannyCat335 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
Minty :heart: revamp My fav pony :3
PisicutzaMiau Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
i don't like new sunny daze,she isn't beautiful for me,i prefer noi
TigerSiil Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How on thw world !!! o.o my oc looks almost like minty plus my oc name is COLOR MINTY O.O
Blackcatluck12345 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
Wysteria :D
Emeraldpaws Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist

I barely know who Thistle Whistle is lol XD

You know who'd be on my list?

Minty, Star Catcher, Sunny Daze, Twinkle Twirl, Wysteria, and Kimono~

Sunny Daze was my all time FAVORITE pony as a kid. I collected the toys! (I still have them in my basement but in a backroom with the light burned out D: they're all the way in the back and I'm afraid to try and retrieve them XD)
Skylanderandponyluvr Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
She's the Pegasus who always whisled after every sentence.
Emeraldpaws Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist

Skylanderandponyluvr Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
oh, now I wish I didn't tell you :(
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