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The Burned Mare Lives! by DontAskForCookie The Burned Mare Lives! by DontAskForCookie
"I survived because the fire inside burned brighter than the fire around me. I fell down into that dark chasm, but the flame burned on and on."
- Marshmallow Graham (-AKA- "The Burned Mare")

Ok so I chose the Burned mare more or less at random last time for that test of gimps animation capabilities. Since then however I have been having a lot of fun drawing her, my sketch pad is just brimming with artwork of the mare. However with all the new art I have been doing I couldn't help but regret having such a piss-poor quality image of her up on my DA page, so I resolved to give you fine ponies an updated vector drawing of her.

I chose vector art because I wont have access to a scanner or a tablet till the end of the thanksgiving holidays. You can probably expect more of her and other FOE ponies around that time.

TTFN for now my little ponies and as always leave a comment or art critique down below!

((BTW, thanks again to indayla for the name idea. Hope you dont mind me using it!))
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ct2121 Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
nice
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torque31 Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
hahaha I just,(I mean just seconds ago) beat Honest Hearts. I love the...hm?....."The Burned Mare"................."Mare"?......oookk.

well nice work. fav.
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Kurosakio Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
Okay, didn't much care for FO:NV but I have to admit I liked Honest Hearts, though it lacked something... but the Burned Man was neat. This is awesome!
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Arcolm Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
NOW that is bad ass! We never really get to see the "burned man" up in action but him just silently sitting and checking his wepeons. You KNOW something is going to go down if he gets up.
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Silnev Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Shouldn't it be the burned stallion? Secondly Joshua was a member of the legion so this character should be a zebra. Thirdly those boots on his forehooves should be on his backhooves.
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DontAskForCookie Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist
Mare worked better for the play on words I was going for and frankly I am a big fan of rule 63.

Secondly Joshua was not originally a member of the legion but was part of its founding and joined in at a early point in its creation alongside who would eventually become Caesar. So no, he or she would not inherently be a zebra when crossing this over to FOE.

In every instance of boots I could find on my admitidly small amount of research on ponies in boots from the show it had them wearing them in the for-hooves.
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Silnev Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Play on words? how about staying true to the establish cannon.

The legion was founded by caesar with joshua. Now correct me if I'm wrong but why would the ZEBRA legion allow a equestrian "mare" to be placed in a similar position to the role joshua played in the events prior to new vegas. Also he was the first legate for quite a while so why would the ZEBRA caesar allow a non zebra to be his legate. It would've been like Hitler's right hand man had been a jew from warsaw it wouldn't work itwould've been disastrous.

what characters did you research because in the show they use their forhooves to pick stuff up, so how would they pick stuff up while they are boots like that. (for an example of this watch the cider episode and see how they drink out of the glasses). Now if you want to try and see if this would be possible try and lift a glass of water or "cider" and drink it while wearing shoes on your hands. Otherwise if they did have boots on their forehooves they were probably oc's.
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DontAskForCookie Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist
Thank you for your continued input on my artwork and creative choices with this character. Your points are fine and well presented and in the future I will have to follow up on my previous research with a more in-detailed look to the pony Universe.

:D
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Silnev Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
you sarcastic sob. Fuck this I'm going back to video games such as Fallout New Vegas. This internet world just doesn't make sense.
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DontAskForCookie Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist
Enjoy your game!
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Dreamcatcher174 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wow... what a jerk. screw him, your artwork is awesome!

And personally, I'm impressed with how you handled that. You stayed polite the whole time, and he ended up raging. I'd say you won that one.

And as another little note, I'd say your moves are spot on. Three Dog on Fallout is male; didn't stop Pon3/ Homage from being female. And Super Mutants are masculine, yet all of Fallout Equestria's alicorns are female. So there's no real "gender barrier" here.
I for one like your decision.

Also, Joshua was a member of the tribal group of New Canaanites. And the Legion he formed was a conglomerate of tribes. What Mr. Silnev above is missing is the little fact that FO:E's Zebra Legion was a PAST army of a united nation, whereas New Vegas's Legion is a PRESENT army of blended tribal groups.
Also, since Graham is a devout man of faith, it makes since to have a pony Graham who would have devoutly spread the Celestia-Luna beliefs, not a zebra who would have shunned both due to the Nightmare Moon fear.
Frankly, he/she could be zebra or pony. Either argument makes sense.

As for the boots? Eh, I would have put them on the hindlegs, but hey, that's personal choice! It's your art, do it the way you like!

I love the picture! Keep up the Marshmellow Graham!!
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DontAskForCookie Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist
Thank you for for the detailed analysis and feedback DreamCatcher, not often I get such a lengthy and well thought out comment (and so long after it was originally uploaded to boot).

Since the original sketch of Marshmallow Graham I have attempted various other boot/no boot and other costume options and permutations. While I cant say which I like better just yet or if I will ever do another fully developed art piece with her again I can say that I have more than enough scrap sketches to fill up multiple art dumps. Just hard to nail down what dose and do sent look good on a mare who is covered in bandages.

Keep an eye open, you never know when she will pop up again. After all, this is one mare who is hard as hell to keep down.
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tbronybot Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Best DLC and best DLC character!
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RandomNinja94 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I disagree! Old World Blues was better! I agree on the second point though.
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tbronybot Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Yes! '3'/)
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RandomNinja94 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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tbronybot Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
yay!
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DontAskForCookie Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist
So you ponies seem to enjoy this extra crispy mare, should I do more pics of her?
I have a journal entry on my page regarding this question.
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Msvman Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Awesome! Ya should include her A Light Shining In Darkness or what ever weapon that floats your boat xD
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DontAskForCookie Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist
I was planning on it originally but I started running out of steam towards the end of this pic and felt like if I didn't post what I had I might just let it fall into the bottomless depths of my pictures file on my laptop, never to be seen again. Also If I had included it I would have had to add the glowing levitation field around the horn, which in retrospect Im glad I didn't do as it would have taken away from her fierce expression a bit.
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AMARDA Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Cool work Cookies!
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DontAskForCookie Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist
Thanks Amarda!
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KingofMalta Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
OoOOOoOOOooo.

Love the boots
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DontAskForCookie Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist
XD, thanks.
I said it before and Ill say it again, Snake skin is a hard material to do justice to.

Maybe Ill get it better next time.
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Sovierika Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think the boots would look far cooler in the hind legs than the forelegs. Kinda looks a bit silly. x3
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DontAskForCookie Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist
I agree they look silly but I tried reorienting them to the back and they still looked just as silly. I ended up looking up pics from the show and for the most part boots seem to be worn on the for-hooves, go figure. Not that ponies wearing boots makes much sense to begin with.
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Moxypony Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Is this from an actual SideFic? Or is it just a standalone character?

If it's the latter, my friend and I are planning to try our hooves at writing a Fo:E fic and we might want to use this character if that would be okay with you!
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DontAskForCookie Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist
She is nothing more than a product of my whimsy. Now that docent mean that no-pony hasn't used a character similar to her also inspired by the burned man, Im only saying that this particular incarnation is mine alone and that I have done no personal research into the existence of others.
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UWoodward Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
I hope we get to see s'more of her in the future.
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DontAskForCookie Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist
Oh Im sure you will, her and maybe another mare that hasn't had much face-time on my page in a while...
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Pantzar Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a really nice pose, she's ready to strike! I used the .44 gun you get from Graham all the way to Lonesome road during my playtrough, favorite weapon for sure.

Only critique I can give at this point is to perhaps put her tail slightly higher, it is suposed to be connected to the spine afterall.

Nice to see things from you Cookies, have a good one!
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DontAskForCookie Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist
Thanks for the comment!

Your absolutely right about the tail, not only that but now that I really look it seems to be a bit off center as well. Oh well, at least it didn't detract from the pic to much. Thanks for pointing it out for me, gives me something to improve on next time.

Hopefully I will be posting more frequently for a while.
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Twilight-Vulpine Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, she looks badass!
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DontAskForCookie Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist
Thanks! It took me a while to get the pose just right and the boots were a last minute detail but I think it came together quite well.

(BTW, snake skin is a pain in the ass to draw)
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