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Dragon Bucking by Noben Dragon Bucking by Noben
Aw Spike! You done bit off more than you can chew there buddeh! I have no idea what's going on here. Come up with your own idea of why Rainbow Dash is giving poor little Spike a ride for his life in the clouds.

Well.. okay one thing I will say, no I don't think it was a Discord thing. I do admit to having her colours be a bit washed out, but that was unintentional.


This is the product of what I called a "Chimera Livestream". Everyone in the livestream picked and agreed on various elements in the pic, including who is in it and it just took off from there.

Start-to-finish video for this pic: youtu.be/4yXl4hZskks All 3 hours or so condensed into 4 minutes.
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Wow! What art work! You've perfectly captured the character's personalities in this. I just love Rainbow Dash's cocky expression, and spike does not seem to be enjoying the ride of his life.

The artwork seems to be a blend between reality and fantasy. The characters seem to pop out of the picture from an angle which only gets me hyped because i'm thinking Rainbow Dash will crash into my room XD

However, for some reason i dislike Spike's desigh here, don't judge me because i don't know why i do not like him in this picture. Probably because of his anatomy or how he looks.

Anyways, the overall spectacle that is this deviant caught me off guard when i first looked at it. Stareing at one good picture basically means it's good enough to be a masterpiece.

God...what an an epic picture, you got an a ok from me!
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Awesome! As simple as it is, I love it, with draws like this it make me think it is easy to draw something worth. Love the coloring, the light and shades are pretty good ;D

the background is so easily drawn, the blur, the colors, the little river (I loved the little river) that makes the hole picture work! good job with those clouds, they are just amazing :D

I'll rate you, even i'm not as good as you, but I felt inspired with this so i'm going to rate it anyways. Hope you like it!

Goodbye & congrats!

P.S: I love Rainbow Dash and rainbows colors!
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:iconanimegurl02:
ANIMEGURL02 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017
what does this have to do with discord?
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:iconnoben:
Noben Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2017   Digital Artist
The fuck?
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:iconanimegurl02:
ANIMEGURL02 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2017
u said u didnt think it was a discord thing
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:iconcodeweaver:
CodeWeaver Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016
 ...when Spike gets just a *little* cocky after visiting dragon lands, and offhandedly remarks to Rainbow that her flight stunts aren't really *that* exciting.
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:iconcre8ivewing:
Cre8iveWing Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love Dash's expression! XD
Tis too great in the situation! :P
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:iconfantasymaniac98:
FantasyManiac98 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so cool
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MochaStarOC Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
So right on!  
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Sardaukarus Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015
Wow! Cool! 0_0
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:iconaspiepie:
AspiePie Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Student General Artist
Oh fuck.. Rainbow has Rape Face!
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:iconredwallfvs:
redwallfvs Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Student General Artist
Oh. My. Bucking. WOW.

Worlds most perfectly awesome drawing of Rainbow Dash, right here.
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:iconfaithfirefly:
FaithFirefly Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Professional Filmographer
"You're gonna grow wings one day, little dude! Better get used to the skies!!!"

Also, I don't know if that's Spike's tears or saliva there, but it's a nice touch. XD
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MLPegasis4898 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks amazing!!! This pic sure gives me vertigo! :omg: :omg: :omg:
Haha! Love those expressions! I feel bad for Spike in this episode... he suffered too much! But he's used to it, I guess... :XD: :XD: :XD:
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MysteriousAnimatorX Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Great staging!
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Macgyver644200 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, I can buy that Rainbow Dash hasn't been discorded.  Between the grin and the eyes, she looks more like she got possessed by a demon fresh out of Hell.  Very beautiful picture.  Also very funny.  Keep it up.
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En-Seta Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was going to congratulate you for your excellent use of neutral colors, and you call your own painting "washed out"? Same on you for not learning from this, and especially for not taking pride in this excellence of a painting. This is for you. Shame on you ! 
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Niko113355 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Holy this is absolutely amazing! I really love how you draw spike, your design is super awesome!
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Sweet! It's dynamic and fluid, and you did a nice job creating the illusion of distance between the characters, the clouds, and the ground below. Their faces, on the other hand, are pretty weird. It doesn't look like you could make these characters recognizable by their faces alone.

I just hope Dash is only having fun with Spike instead of being a sadistic bitch. The guy's crying, for Pete's sake.
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gumballkitty Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
AUUHH!!! Look out Spike its a Changeling! Nuu  
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:iconelementof-loyalty:
ElementOf-Loyalty Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
:iconrainbowdashlolplz:-So now that you're getting used to the high altitude of the thin air up here in the skies,I'm gonna teach you about breathing to sustain your flight with thin air as a flier.
:iconzombieponiesplz:-CAN WE PLEASE HURRY UP BEFORE I PASS OUT AND LET GO?
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PuppyMintMocha Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
My idea is that Rainbow Dash is probably trying to give's Spike's possibly non-existent wings a little push to help start growing.
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Just-Call-Me-J Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist
Poor Spike just wanted a chance to soar. Rainbow Dash, in the middle of it, decided to have some fun with him and started going fast. And doing all sorts of twists and loops and turns.
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TheRealChlobuscus Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Isn't Spike supposed to be growing wings sometime soon anyway? 
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LadyFiszi Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love them both, really good style! I love Rainbiw dash looks like a male :)
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ScotchNvl Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Dash's expression sincerely frightens me.. The art astounds me.
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MisterKaos Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconevildashplz::iconsaysplz:Rape Time!:iconsaysendplz:
:iconspikenoplz::iconsaysplz:I NEED AN ADUUUUUUUUULT!:iconsaysendplz:
:iconvegetarageplz::iconsaysplz:Goddammit!  That joke isn't funny anymore!:iconsaysendplz:
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x-Short-Hilt-x Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can I just say that I find your art style to be absolutely delicious? This is just gorgeous.
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Delphoxsparkle777 Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The look on Dashie's face creeps me out. but it still good
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Sugarush13 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
My theory is he accidentally burned one of her daring doo books, even though Twilight promised to pay for another
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KironStrife Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I don't know why, but rainbow kinda reminds me of Envy from fullmetal alchemist.   fma.wikia.com/wiki/File:Envy_b…
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NomadPrime Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
I do, and I agree


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the way this artist draws her snout, it looks a lot like Envy's true form, and he basically never stops wearing that expression.
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lazerbem Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
Rainbow looks insane
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jonaslion52 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I freaking love this
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FiretrontheHedgehog Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I can see a little of Dashie's rump.  And no, I'm not a clopper.
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TheOriginalKazra Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
I imagine that Spike asked if Dash could show him a Sonic Rainboom and well.. As you can probably tell from the picture, Dash decided to let him have a first hand experience. O.o;;;
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weigel22 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
can we be friends
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Scarheart76 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Another good one!
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blazah99 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
I dont know how but I know I fav'd this when it first came out but it wasn't. Oh well, great piece!
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Bionical-Neo-Nerd Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
say da vid love it :iconsocteplz:
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AdmiralAngela Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
amazing! I love the perspective!
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:iconmursac:
Mursac Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Student General Artist
I just love that semi-evil grin!
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DoomSp0rk Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is fantastic. The one thing that really hit me was the contouring of Rainbow Dash's wings - I've almost never seen wings done with that degree of life-likeness. You've managed to perfectly capture the look of a pair of wings on the downstroke, and I tip my hat to you sir.

You win a llama, a watch, and 1 internets.
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Sisy-Mini Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice ;)
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Iguanodragon Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This really stands out from the other art pieces I often see. Fantastic job! :thumbsup:
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Mumume Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
This has to e the coolest version of RainbowDash I've ever seen.
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Civwub Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Spike prolly decided it was better to ask Rainbow what it was like to fly rather than Fluttershy. Might have been a bad choice...
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Blitzwin Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Rainbow Dash: Oh you're gonna love this ride Little man
Spike: OH SWEET MERCIFUL GOD HOLLY SH*T!!!!!
This is pure Epicness
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phyrexianrevoker Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DUDE!
WHY didn't you make it Wider so I could use as desktop background?
XD
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Noben Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012   Digital Artist
Heh, I've taken that into consideration on any MLP art I'll make in the future that I put any amount of effort into. ^^
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phyrexianrevoker Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was just considering editing your image and creating more land and clouds in both directions... XD
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phyrexianrevoker Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome!!!!
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