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Pinkie Pie Development Sketch by LadyDraconic Pinkie Pie Development Sketch by LadyDraconic
Here's the story. When the MLP FIM charity auctions were announced I sold off my entire Pokemon merchandise collection for the Pinkie Pie sketch. It really meant a lot to me.

Why? Because Pinkie Pie was pretty much me as a kid. I was the one bouncing around randomly singing songs about cardboard boxes or whatever I saw. People HATED me for it. The amount of abuse I dealt with for it was overwhelming and I ended up hating myself.

Pinkie Pie from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic helped me stop hating myself. The more I saw the character the more I realized there was nothing wrong with me to begin with. I figured the auctions would kill two birds with one stone. I'd be donating to help my favourite country, and I'd have a piece of the character's history. Needless to say Pinkie Pie means a lot to me.

$1,300 doesn't get you very far in an auction, and I was outbid within four hours. I made a post on Ponychan, not expecting anything just wanting to vent. To my surprise when I woke up I saw Lauren Faust herself had posted in the thread asking for me to contact her! I seriously was blown away!

So I donated the money to charity and this picture sits by my bed. I absolutely adore it, it captures the randomness of Pinkie Pie perfectly! I can never thank Ms. Faust enough for this, and I'll surely never forget it.

I wasn't going to post this, because I don't want her harassed by anyone but I'm sure others would want to see a piece of this character's history so I hope she doesn't mind. X_X

This is an original Pinkie Pie development sketch drawn by Ms Faust herself in 2008. The frame makes it appear slightly wrinkled unfortunately X_X
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Racingunicorn653 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
also check this is out is kinda creepy that she was planning to make her a pegasus :(
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Racingunicorn653 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
cute!!! i think she was based off surprise
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Emby-Spark Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, her name was originally going to be surprise as well! :3
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filledeneige Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
I always wanted to be just like Pinkie Pie, but at the same time I would have wanted to fly! I wish she had been a Pegasus in the show; it would have been hilarious! Also I'm so glad you got something so special to you.
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samsam2000000 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
AWESOME!!!!!! But, don't feel alone about randomness and singing, thats all me and my friend do at lunch XD
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Maruki Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Huh. Who'd o thunk Pinkie Pie was originally planned to be a pegasus? I'm SO glad they didn't though. That'd make her only worse XD
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Wint3r-S Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
its funny that even in the early stages of development, Pinkie still looks a whole bunch of fun (even if that includes breaking the laws of physics, which is always good fun)
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iaintyourmailgirl Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sweet story:)



wait... she has wings.
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Saltythesovietseahob Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Originally, Pinkie Pie was another pony with a yellow mane and white fur called "Surprise" *I think*, but was later scrapped for Pinkie Pie. They just colour-swapped and removed the wings.

I think that's the story, anyway.

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