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The Happiest Man In The World by KankurouNoKugutsu The Happiest Man In The World by KankurouNoKugutsu
"If I gave you my hand, would you take it and make me the happiest man in the world?" --'Would You Go With Me' by Josh Turner

Because I am (and probably always will be) better at drawing humans than at drawing animals, and I felt the burning need* to do a fanart of Fluttershy and Big Macintosh, I drew this. I love taking non-humans and trying to make them human. And I'm going to be working on my equine (and more particularly, my MLP:FiM-style) anatomy and such, but for now, here's some human!MacinShy for ya! X3

*The other day, as I stumbled upon a picture of these two ponies together, I was shocked to discover that despite my propensity to ship various, sundry, and sometimes random couplings--sometimes with no other reason than "red and pink look good together" (which is my reason for shipping Axel/Kairi from Kingdom Hearts)--I had not even THOUGHT about this couple. As penance, I decided I had to write and/or draw some fanfics/fanart of them. So, expect a MacinShy story soon.

Fluttershy was easy to design because of her personality; she's just such a sundress type of girl in my head. She's soft, delicate, gentle, breezy, simple, sweet, and beautiful. I briefly considered making her blonde with a pink dress, but decided to keep the colors like this, with pink on her head and yellow on her body. And as for her shoes, I made them sky blue and white to match the sky, so she can be walking on clouds, even without wings. (Okay, that was really bad. I'm sorry. But that was my reasoning.) And her cutie mark, I decided to put at the hem of her dress because it seemed more fitting than putting it randomly halfway down the fabric. I used 5 colored pencils and 3 colored pens on her.

Macintosh was much more fun. Of course, his personality, being a work horse (and a gentlemanly, soft-spoken one at that), made him a sweet little farmhand/cowboy/rancher. Still a Southern Gentleman (which I love). However, being a big ol' workhorse, he needed to be tall and strong. (He has quite the physique under that flannel, trust me.) The work harness he wears as a pony became the collar (and pocket flap) on his shirt, his coat color went to his shirt and boots, and the furry look at his hooves became the design at the bottom of his boots. His cutie mark is on his shirt pocket as well as his belt buckle (because I love belt buckles). And, of course, you need a good, sturdy pair of blue jeans to work pretty much anywhere. For him, I used 7 different colored pens and ten colored pencils.

The background used... I think 8? colored pencils. All told, I used ten colors of pens (plus the outline pen) and 13 colored pencils. (If anyone cares. XD lol)

I normally don't listen to a lot of country music, but you kind of can't help it when drawing Big Macintosh, I've found. Some Lady Antebellum, some Rascal Flatts, some Keith Urban, Lee Brice, Randy Travis... and, of course, the song that I now consider to be MacinShy's Song: Would You Go With Me by Josh Turner. Big Macintosh's voice is low enough to make me think he could totally sing it. And then the bits about riding the clouds together just seems like he's singing about Fluttershy. X3 I love that song, and I think it's perfect for them.

As a final little note, I absolutely love doing things like fishnets and plaid and patterns on clothes. I love being able to show the folds and bends of the fabric. Maybe I'm crazy. X3

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Fluttershy, Big Macintosh, and all related elements belong to Lauren Faust and Hasbro, not me.
This piece belongs to me; please ask beforehand if you would like to use it for anything.
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PerilsOfRosella Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
Too. Cute. This is my new OTP for MLPFIM.
KankurouNoKugutsu Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
Glad to share it with you!
Dhatz Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
KankurouNoKugutsu Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
Thanks! ^u^
Luffy-Kun Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
KankurouNoKugutsu Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
Yup. Pretty much. XD
Luna-Simba-Neon Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this is so sweet!
i love the art, the couple, the poses, everything!
great job :iconfluttershyyayplz:
KankurouNoKugutsu Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
Thank you so much! :iconfluttercuteplz:
Luna-Simba-Neon Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome :3
arianarocks1234 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
KankurouNoKugutsu Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
Thanks! X3
salamanderFLAME Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
KankurouNoKugutsu Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
I'm glad you like it. X3

And yes, I agree. XD
Brokenhoof Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Big mac never slouches his shoulders lol
KankurouNoKugutsu Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
I wanted him to be trying to get her to stand up straighter. You know how people tend to stand straight and tall when they're trying to get someone else to stop slouching or hunching? XD
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