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Guard Sketches by KP-ShadowSquirrel Guard Sketches by KP-ShadowSquirrel
Dude, where are the earth pony guards?

That's almost, like, some kind of conspiracy... yeah...
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TwiWrite-Flare Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015
Well, we know that Earth Ponies are just as magical as the other races; their magic is simply turned mostly inward and gives them greater strength and endurance.  You would think that that would make them ideal royal guards for the princesses.
My head cannon is that Earth ponies are the most peaceful and non-violent of the primary pony races.  Their simply isn't much allure in a military occupation for the gentler giants.
Military work makes sense for the other pony types though:  

Pegasi descend from a warrior race from before Equestria was created and that is why they make up the bulk of the Royal Guard.

Unicorns seem to value titles and bringing glory and prestige to their names, thus rising in ranks within a military career makes a lot of sense for them.

Earth Ponies simply lack much incentive to join the military.  To them, standing at doors for hours at a time guarding a princess who is several times more powerful than you are when there's work to be done and during peace times would probably seem like a tremendous waste of time and effort.  They would likely prefer to show their patriotism in the kitchen preparing a fantastic meal for the princesses to enjoy or something to that effect.  Earth Ponies seem to generally be a very piratically minded bunch.  All that being said, I would very much enjoy seeing at least one or two earth ponies among the ranks.  I'm sure that they would make for proverbial juggernauts when encased in a suit of full-plate mail.
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TwiWrite-Flare Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015
*Practically* minded bunch.  Not Piratically minded ^_^ lol
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Wait0wat Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015
I love this style
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Tr1nks1e Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
May I please use these as a reference for an art trade?
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KP-ShadowSquirrel Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, you may use them :)
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Tr1nks1e Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you, I love your art, you really inspire me to be a better artist :)
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KP-ShadowSquirrel Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:meow:
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Arxielle Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah wow can I use some of these as bases? I'll make sure to credit you, theyre amazing, and there's almost no guard pony bases out there!
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KP-ShadowSquirrel Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, you may use them :)
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Arxielle Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank youuu~
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LegendzAonuma Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Can I make base #4 and #7? I'll credit you.
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KP-ShadowSquirrel Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, you may do that :)
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piepiepinkype Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
why do I see #8 and 16# together? maybe they got into some sort of fight? but now I'm shipping the guards.
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swiffer-the-alicorn Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
all of your arts and sketches are amazing 030
it make my head wanna pop *pop*
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:iconkp-shadowsquirrel:
KP-ShadowSquirrel Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm happy that you like them :3
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swiffer-the-alicorn Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Are you doing these for fun or request ? Cause they are amazing still 030

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KP-ShadowSquirrel Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
These are for fun - but it's also a way of practicing :D
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swiffer-the-alicorn Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so...are you gonna continue doing these ? cause like i say they are brilliant 030
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KP-ShadowSquirrel Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
Maybe I'll make some more in the future.
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swiffer-the-alicorn Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay ! 030 

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BazSg Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Finally some love for the Grunts of MLP! ^^/)
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Telaros Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Well, probably serving as surveillance and commando ground based squads like Navy Seals style? S3 opener starts off with a (not sure what rank) Earth Pony stallion guard busting through the gates to give Celestia the news.

Man~ I really want to make that joke with 12 and 11 that leads to something said at 17 to 16 xD
But I'll keep that one to myself!

Buck it...


"Hmm... your inquiry to seek passage into the forbidden gateway shall be taken under consideration."

Some time later the next night...

"Under further evaluations on your marks. We've reach the conclusion that though your words speak of much prowess in your ability to handle the rigorous journeys, proclaiming your ability to travel to and fro many a times without rest, your merits are unfounded and certain testimonies lead me to decree... you simply have not the leg to reach your goal much less provide me the provisions needed to make granting you clearance worth the effort."

"What does that EVEN MEAN?"

"Not interested" *blows raspberry*
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KP-ShadowSquirrel Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, you... :D
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madbadger42 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Nicely done, very lovely!
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KP-ShadowSquirrel Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :3
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VulpesOpaca Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
3 and 11 are adorable~ <3
6 and 16 make me giggle! :]
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moosenugget7 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
BAT PONIES FTW!!!
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TigerSiil Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
number three is cutie one :3
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statoose Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013   Digital Artist
Always liked to imagine these guys as being actually rather friendly under their facades. Fabulous sketches! Wish I had you skill! (Although I'm working on getting there!)
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KP-ShadowSquirrel Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :3
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Sheat101 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
Maybe the Earth Pony guards are like the elites. They don't need magic, they don't need flight. They need stealth, and strength.
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g-master-artist Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
huh, come to think of it, i haven't seen any earth pony guards... is celestia biased against earth ponies? lol jk.
anyhoo, the guards seriously need an episode for themselves. if one of the cast is a guard could make the story interesting
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Spottedlions Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
Wow!!! Just wow! Amazing sketches!!!
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KP-ShadowSquirrel Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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Applejaz Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
[link] Hope You Don't Mind.
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KP-ShadowSquirrel Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Not at all :)
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valleyviolet Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist
There's like one earth pony guard... and he was stuck sitting at a train station watching the frozen northern wastes with no expectation of anything ever happening. Dude is really lucky the Crystal Empire returned.
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Drawing-Stars-02 Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
3 reminds me of Sonic. XD And 13.
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si1entVi3w3r Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
This was easily one of the easiest sketch pages of yours to fave, even had to rethink a moment before I remembered this belonged in the "Sketches" folder, they're so cute/epic/generally emotion inducing. Very glad to see the guard ponies getting some love, they have so much potential. What personalities are hidden behind those stoic, uniform faces? Also, your take on how a frightened Night Guard would look is very interesting. So that is actually their mane? Hmm... oh dear I'm theorizing again. Sorry!

tl;dr: u draw gud pone.
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KP-ShadowSquirrel Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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Ariakus89 Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Darf man die Skizzen weiterverwenden? Würde gerne einen davon in Minecraft nachbauen :3
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KP-ShadowSquirrel Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ja, das darfst du machen :)
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Ariakus89 Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Ich hoffe, es entspricht ungefähr deinen Vorstellungen ;)
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KP-ShadowSquirrel Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Super :D
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SoldierBrony Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
HOOOAH!
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Glitched-Moonveil Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
your work is so amazing^^
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KP-ShadowSquirrel Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:meow:
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Glitched-Moonveil Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
how do you draw like that its so epic^^
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KP-ShadowSquirrel Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
I have been practicing a lot :D
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Glitched-Moonveil Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
you are most welcome,and i see how much effort you put into your lovely drawings
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