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Pony needs speed! Pony needs horsepower! by Baron-Engel Pony needs speed! Pony needs horsepower! by Baron-Engel
If you cannot determine from this picture I am a really big fan of the MLP Friendship is Magic series. This is a color pencil piece I did a year ago on something of a whim. My main concern was trying to match the digital colors of TV series with my color pencil, marker and technical pen style. Especially since I did not want to accidentally create non-photo blue in the process. Overall I am quite happy with the results.

No this is not canon to the show. It is not even canon to the dreams I have about Equestria, and in all honesty Rainbow Dash is probably the last pony in the world that needs a window rattling, flame belching, chrome plated road rocket. Which is exactly why she would want one!
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Biker-Dash Featured By Owner May 2, 2015
Where is the front brakes on this bike? I would be terrified to ride one without front brakes.
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Baron-Engel Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
There are none! This bike is designed like one of the those crazy 1960's 70's Old Skool choppers for which front brakes and stable suspension geometry were considered to unnecessary at times.
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Biker-Dash Featured By Owner May 9, 2015
lol A.K.A. Suicide Machine
I think I shall stick with my V-Max which has fully working brakes as well as 140+ horsepower
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Baron-Engel Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Ah, then you are a wise fellow. Wink/Razz 
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Blaze-Sunfire Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderfully done! And while I'm not a fan of OCC style choppers(if that is where you got the inspiration, I prefer the old 60-70's choppers) you make this one fit her perfectly!
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Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
With any luck I will have a piece called Old Skool up this year that you may like.
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openskyline Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my. 
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:iconbaron-engel:
Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad you like it!
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:iconwait0wat:
Wait0wat Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
You can't argue with a pony on a motorcycle.
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:iconcrowleyspyramid:
CrowleysPyramid Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
This would make a kickass(flank?) decal...
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schorpioen007 Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
Very nice job ^^
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:iconbaron-engel:
Baron-Engel Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks.
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schorpioen007 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
You're welcome
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:iconthatanthronut:
ThatAnthroNut Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
Michael Jackson - Speed Demon, that song fits all that is speed related...
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:iconbaron-engel:
Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
ZZ-Top La Grange also comes to mind.
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:iconthatanthronut:
ThatAnthroNut Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Yeah... What about Motley Crue-Kickstart my heart?
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:iconbaron-engel:
Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Eeyup! So would Van Halen's Panama or Running with the Devil! Perhaps AC/DC's Highway to Hell?
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:iconthatanthronut:
ThatAnthroNut Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
I know. Meat Loaf - Bat Out of Hell?
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:iconashoof:
Ashoof Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
VROOOOOM! awesome picture!
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:iconbaron-engel:
Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks glad you liked it. I need to do more of the Mane Six on motorcycles.
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straycat-74 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
you should do one of these for each of the main ponies... a different bike along the lines of their personality

Applejacks would have to have leather saddlebags, Texas Long horns across the handle bars
just a suggestion
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Sempai-Tem Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Rolling like a boss!
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:iconbaron-engel:
Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah RD knows how to show the road who's in charge.
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SergeantSki Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
FFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU.... YYYEEESSSSSSS!!!!!!!! Do something boss with Big Mac.
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:iconbaron-engel:
Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Eventually I plan to do most of the major ponies on bikes or ATVs.
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SergeantSki Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
booowsssss. :fuzzydemon:
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BondoFox Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She feels the need, the need for speed!
And Scientology.
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ZephyrTheDragonlord Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i can see your logic in this thought process... not bad... excellent show of color, and an amazing job at pulling off her personality with the bike.
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:iconbronybear1:
BronyBear1 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
Send a note to Dustykatt and tell him to make this bike. :)
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:iconbaron-engel:
Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
When I see him again after Everfree I'll pass your request along. Hee hee!
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Warhead6669 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
never thought Dash for a Chopper girl. but shit yeah! this rocks!
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:iconbaron-engel:
Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Dash gives ya wink. Does gigantic burn out and disappear in a cloud of tire smoke!
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savannagrey Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW! And with colored pencils and markers too! Wonderful job!
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Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. Glad you like it. You'll find that almost all my color work is done in this fashion.
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capricioustimes Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the fact that you really made it seem like she was going fast, as the positioning or her body crouched over and her mane and ears going back added very nicely to the pic.

Most people just make everything so stagnant, but you made this work well! Bravo!
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Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I definitely wanted to capture that windswept look in her mane and tail. Also I thought that by just showing her eyes it would increase the intensity of her stare.
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capricioustimes Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It did! Well done!
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MSKM2001 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
Rainbow Dash is bad to the bone.
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:iconbaron-engel:
Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Insert George Thorogood guitar rift here.
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AgelessAgera Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Neat
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CrazyLuigi2112 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This should be a poster.

And it should be on my bedroom wall! :icondragonwant:
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SparkyThePegasus Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
Oh man, somepony should build this in real life! They made the TRON lightcycle, so anything's possible!
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jorganstan Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonder what my dad would think if I showd him this
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:iconbaron-engel:
Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I don't know...maybe you should show him. Is he into chopper bikes?
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:iconjorganstan:
jorganstan Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well not sure about choppers but he loves Harley's
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J4B Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks pretty cool to me.
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Aramis-Dagaz Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
Sure, Rainbow Dash can easily fly faster than this thing at top speed, but there's going fast, and then there's going fast with a massive engine roaring louder than an angry manticore every mile of the way.
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Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, maybe next fall she can use it for the "Running of the leaves" competition. It might make the ground vibrate enough to cause the leaves to fall all by itself.
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TyphlosionsKingdom Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
just an fyi i really considering this for a tattoo
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:iconbaron-engel:
Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Dash would be proud.
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