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femme flare ref sheet by ivyshire femme flare ref sheet by ivyshire
name: femme flare
nickname: flare
gender: mare
age: 18 (human years)
birthday: october 31st
type: pegasus
element: equality
cutie mark: a heart-shaped venus symbol
talent: standing up for gender equality
noticable traits: dark spots around her eyes
nationality: 3000% scottish
occupation: stand-up comedian & aspiring politician
location: the wonderbolts academy campus
likes: girls of all kinds & sizes, parkour, stand-up comedy, flying aerobics
dislikes: sexism, stuck-up ponies, taking things seriously, being told what to do
fears: water / drowning
sexual orientation & relationship status: lesbian & foolin' around a bit
special somepony: quite fond of whirlwind
family/friends: pretty much anypony who don't find her annoying
positive characteristics: charismatic, honest, flirtatious, persistant, energetic, easy-going, spontaneous
negative characteristics: impatient, dominant, occasionally selfish
voice actor: susan calman 
theme songs: coming soon...

original design by ~ULTIMAREOne
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Hi Kreighzee, it's CaramelPup again with another Critique. I saw your general and thought you deserved a fair critique, so here we go!

The Image:
First, Femme Flare's design is gorgeous. The peach orange and navy blue play off each-other perfectly, neither looking too far pronounced or clashing. It's known that orange and blue are complementary colours, as their at opposite ends of the colour wheel, so I think the colours used work really well.
The inclusion of the bandages looks cool as it breaks apart the otherwise solid navy coat of Flare, making the character stand out more and ultimately giving her more character.
The goggles are a cute accessory and give the character even more personality.
The dark circles around Femme Flare's eyes emphasise the pure contrast between the white of the eye and the darkness of the coat, making the green iris' 'pop-out' and gives the eyes a soulful but bold feel.
Her expression in both poses shows her strong and dominant personality, as well as presenting possible character flaws which are necessary to make a good character.
Femme Flare's cutie-mark is unique and works very well with her passion/talent, which is to stand against sexism for fillies and mares.

From the Description, it is clear that Femme Flare is much like the realistic women of today which stand for women's rights and regulations shown by this specifc piece 'dislikes: sexism'.
However, the description also show's Femme Flare to not like 'taking things seriously' showing that she is a fun and cheery character and not just one dimensional. The description could have more information on her past and such, but as the description shows, it already contains the basic information needed so I can understand, although the amount of information already shown gives us a good drift as to what the character is about and what she's like.

I can understand why certain 'individuals' don't like her element being 'feminism' because it brings up the theme of feminism which still hasn't stopped to this day, and including it into a world like MLP which is so against predigest and such would be 'insulting' to the franchise. However, a individual pony should not be ridiculed for their element nor their talent and anyone who does is very simple minded.

Your OC is well-done design which is unique and new; has a good, fleshed out character which doesn't fit into the norm of MLP OC's being either flawless or completely flawed.

I gave you a 5/5 for visual, as your visual representation of her looks amazing and brilliant as usual.
I gave you a 4.5/5 because of the overall appearance and colour-scheme because although it's a good colour-scheme and I won't change it, you have used orange on multiple occasions and it would be more interesting to see some more colour, although I don't see it as an issue but am aware that others would.
I gave you a 5/5 for technique because both the presentation of the poses are clear and flawless and the description is simple but to the point.
I gave you a 4/5 for impact because it's not just one of those images that really 'strikes' you after seeing your previous works. Don't get me wrong, all your work is amazing and beautiful and original, but seeing a similar format for multiple character bio's can get old for some.

Good work Kreighzee, I hope this is a better critique that you'd be happy with. I understand the reason so people hate works like these but hell, what's the world without idiots who can't see past their own likes/dislikes?
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ItsyBitsyWolves Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW. I would kill to have her ^^ she's really cool keep up the great work?
vercri Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Student General Artist
My Celestia , this has got to be on of the most amazing OCs my eyes have laid on.
i love her design , talent , and everything! I hope that :iconkreighzee: you don't get to many hating comments , trust me in the pony fandom we need more OCs like this. Good job can't wait to see more ponies! Also you deserve another watcher! 

-Have a nice day!- :meow:

P.S. Congrats on winning pony OC of the month, you deserved it! :iconcelestiaclapplz:
Missvacationcrazy Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like the idea of how she looks! Her description is also very descriptive! Good job! 
GingerAlan-Rocket Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Student General Artist
As soon as I saw "talent: standing up for gender equality" I was like hell yeah. And added it to my favourites.
iPandacakes Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014

Your OC Flare has been nominated for "Pony OC of the Month - April" !

If your OC wins, she will be featured on my profile for the rest of the month of April.
Here is a link to the poll:…


- You may not ask your watchers to vote for your character
- Please do not make a journal or poll about being nominated
- Do not snoop around and try to find out WHO nominated you, I will announce who nominated who when announcing the winner.

Good luck!
cheesanyeap Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist
I really love her design :D
Jjholic Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
What a cutie!
Maggie-X-Awesomeness Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this is one of the greatest MLP ocs I've ever seen
ivyshire Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
thank you so much, love <3
moth-dog Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't even pick a favorite part.
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