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Human Twilight by Iopichio Human Twilight by Iopichio
I see all of these human ponies and it butt-hurts me how they are all consistently white.
I'll admit there's a few that dare paint one of them a slightly darker colour.

I'd like to emphasize the fact that not a third, possibly not even a fourth of the world population is white.

I think that if any of the main six were to be dark skinned, that would be Twilight :heart:
She wouldn't be slightly dark either. She'd be black. Asian black. Because black Africans are not the only blacks in the world.
I think she would be one of those very dark toned Indians. :D

Also, these are humanised ponies.
Therefore I'm keeping their hair and eye colour to a human consistence... I see no reason not to.

I'm also here featuring my new signature :heart: Love it :heart:

The rest of the cast so far:
Human Pinkie by IopichioHuman Fluttershy by Iopichio Human Rarity by Iopichio Human Applejack by Iopichio Human Rainbow Dash by Iopichio
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CaronaTail Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Student General Artist
While I love that you gave the mane 6 racial diversity, I feel like these images still convey racial stereotypes, with Asian/Indians being smart, Caucasian Women being shy, and Africans being athletic. I guess there's no escaping it, you aren't to blame for society's ingrained tropes. Still, it was a good try on your part. Disclaimer: I love this style and all of the Mane 6 you drew are fantastic. I just wish that people would pay more attention to these little details. Still a great collection though. :)
Draxulaura Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I really like it
MDFive-Art Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like how she looks :)
Kaizellea Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014
omg i can't stop looking at this :) 

the eyes so pretty <3
BlueWinter17 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Student General Artist
I'm very happy to see that other people has the same opinion about that. I always see all animal characters humanaised the same way, all are white, all have the same body,etc. , and sometimes it annoys me.
I love your designs of all the mane six Heart 
stevemacqwark Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Student General Artist
That kinda light-brown (Indian or Middle Eastern) skin colour works with the magic theme around Twilight, plus it makes her look more exotic.
RoyalKnightV Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
SO she's Blasian? He she could be Blaxican XD. We have black Mexicans, our second president was black yo.
Asdruabel Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Student General Artist
Dravidwilight is best Twilight
Cqal Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014   General Artist
JamesAlpha Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
another wonderful drawing. personally I put Twi as either Chinese or Japanese... I know it's a bit stereotypical, but the studious nature makes me think that. 
Zabrony Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
Nice choice on the color of her shirt.
gooeylouie Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I enjoy brown twilight, but I don't like african twilight (nothing against blacks, I just don't see how it would make sense for twilight to be african based on her voice and background. This comment probably sounds pretty bad :P What is a black asian, I have never heard of that?
ExoticDreamer Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"based on her voice and background" lol and thats how you find a racist.
gooeylouie Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
never mind that question at the end of my other comment, I just realized indians can be black skinned
zachgolden1999 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hmmm interesting style 
elpachonisimo Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Student Writer
Simple pero muy bonito
necrophyte Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
takes like this makes ponies much more palatable for me

thank you <3
UnluckyxSe7en Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love that you're not only considering them to be mainly not-white, but you're even going so far as to consider where they'd come from, and why based on personality. That is SO COOL. I can't wait to see what you do with the others! 
(although AJ's kinda obvious, nationality-wise, and personally I really think RD's personality best fits as being born in the U.S.A. since I feel like that's how they tend to be.) 
World-of-Saranime Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
All of them are so PERFECT
honeyOdew Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really well-thought-out :)
Now I just feel bad about my humanized versions.
yumethenekomata Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
idk why but i find this so pretty
Pastel-Painted Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Student Writer
cause they are pretty
Kanduli Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Those eyes drain my sooooouuuul~
L-MASTER Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
dragonpony Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really don't think that Twilight would be dark skinned as a human, but I think this is adorable! :D
Villaineee Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I agree..why can't twilight be black...?
Pfft...people and their racism...
RoyalKnightV Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup, yup, yup. AT least the show sidestepped the issue by making them have their pony colors. Except for the advertising where they got all white blonde wimmin to dance... what the hay
Naqel Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Can't really see her being this dark-skinned. It just dosen't make much sense given her background.

She was born and lived within castle walls, and spent most of her time indoors. Canterlot is based on Europe, with there already being a middle-east region equivalent introduced(and her not being from it), and neither she or her parents strike as immigrants(considering those live now in Ponyville).
ExoticDreamer Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mmh, smells like a racist who doesn't like the idea of a fictional black person living like a fictional white person, to me. lol.
Naqel Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
A: Why would you reply to such an old comment.

B: Consider this: Shoehorning a token minority where it makes no sense, is even more racist than not including one at all.
ExoticDreamer Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lmfao sure whatever  you say.
Djb645 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
I don't think her being Asian black makes her or her family immigrants. She also doesn't need to basically live outside to be that dark. Dark-skinned people can live inside as well.
trinson Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
It totally agree that Twi would be a dark skinned human.  I think Hasbro kept them the same color in Equestria Girls for the purpose of protecting them selves from hate male on giving any of the chars the wrong ethnicity.  I mean can you imagine the hate male if they picked the wrong color.  I mean who would they pick to be the "token black pony", which is silly argument I have seen some people have.

I think the skin tone is wonderful.  The expression is great.  Love the dark eyes and she has such cute ears.  You don't really show off hight in your pictures but I hope if you do a group shot later.  That you make her shorter then the others.  It has been mentioned she is a little pony as well as her char seems to press she is smaller then most. 

Now the one thing I am not 100% with.  Is her hair.  I know, why?  Actually dark hair is perfect for her.  Raven or a very dark brown is great.  The thing I don't like is the streak.  I think it is to dark.  It does not stand out enough.  Also it looks like it does not line up front to back.  Though I don't think she needs the streak to go from front to back.  Front inthe bangs would be perfect.  Still the steak is the only thing that does not work for her.  Other then that, she is perfect.

Oh and long hair is nice, but a nice short style would work for her to.  :D 
OnlyDidItCuzICan Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've always just figured Twilight's white because Zebras are pretty obviously there to represent the black racial party.
I have nothing against other people drawing or thinking that any of the main six are racially/culturally diverse.
But there's definitely no shortage or racial diversity in Equestria in the first place.
Why make the ordinary ponies racially diverse too then?
Its just my opinion though.
ZEB31 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I always thought twi would be Asian.
ReignXCrimson Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
Good work and excellent points
StrawberryR Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Also I absolutely love the color choice here.
StrawberryR Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know this is an unpopular opinion, but I never fully saw any of the mane six as non-whites. Rarity, maybe, which is ironic considering her fur is white. Sweetiebelle always seemed to me a little African-American girl, but I think she'd have to be adopted considering how sour cream her parents are.
Then Scootaloo is, in my mind, also non-white. She's a swarthy Middle-Easternish kind of color, like a Roman. (Spartan pegasus society after all, lel.)
Magnas27 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
''These human ponies'' i thought you were talking about equestria girls for a second, but you don't seem to know about it.
jackkuro Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
huh, i usually see most humanizations with twi as asian.

i guess we just follow different artists, no?
electric-denki Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't think many people ever use a dark skin tone probably becasue it never crossed their minds. 

BravoCrow Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

I agree with your description

I aslo wish they did equestria girls in this style

I love your style ;v;

OnlyDidItCuzICan Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Silly Iopichio. Twilight is purple.

In all seriousness though, I really can't say what skin colour she would be.
I mean, does it really matter that much?
alittleofsomething Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
omg she's totally be Indian.
Thank you.
NTTHT Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013   Artist
I think people drawing them black is cool. It's just that sometimes their hair is so saturated it's kinda off-putting. This on the other hand is real nice. I like that dark shade of magenta blending into her hair looks really nice.
blazah99 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
Nice human Twilight you did here. =)
Fendo-Slanzar Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
can't help it but... Elisa Maza xD
was the first thing that come to my mind
anyway good job ;)
ThunderWolfang Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You did awesome! <33
MarvelousQueen Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes good
spartan050 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
i agree. i may be pale as a skeleton (and i am a pinoy) but there are not enough darker skin toned humanized techni-colored ponies (that was not sarcasm)
but the only ponies i can see being dark toned (of the mane 6) are twilight and rarity
applejack is a blond southern accent cow pony
pinkie is a sugar fueled frat girl
flutter shy is Spanish
and i can kind of see rainbow be dark toned at the same time no
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