Commission sketch doodle by *Valkyrie-Girl, design by *tiaamaito.
Another in a series of sketches by Valkyrie-Girl
, this is a character preview of another important character from my series (though initial design sketch was done by Tiaamaito
). Sketched/illustrated above is the Honorable Lady Snow, Kirin from the Land of the Rising Sun (Japan/Nippon - otherwise known as Neighpon, ponified).
The idea behind them was to come up with some sort of Asian pony and I decided to go with the Kirin (half dragon, half pony; considered the 'unicorn' of Asia) for their design, to reflect how they are 'different' than normal ponies (which we can probably relate more to America/the West) while also being more exotic looking like the Chinese-themed deer race in my story.
Some notes on some of the actual scenes depicted:Cotton Candy and Butterfly
- Living in the picturesque land that is her home, she is cutely naive in the ways of the 'modern' world.Lady Snow and Applejack
- Key scene later in the story!Tea with Celestia
- To be explained later in the story, but she has a close friendship with the Sun Princess!
EDIT: Updated with Cutie Mark design! Her cutie mark is that of a Japanese Torii gate (chosen in part because of her duties as a Guardian of the Water Dragon Spirit).