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=== Title ===
Top Hoof

=== Description ===

I like ponies...
...and I like Top Gear...

So have some Top Gear ponies! :D

For this particular scene I tried to grab the spirit of Top Gear in a single image the best way I can possibly think of... Jeremy Clarkson making fun of James May, with Richard Hammond backing him up *right* before Clarkson starts making fun of him too.

'My Little Pony Friendship is Magic' and all related characters belong to Hasbro and :iconfyre-flye:

'Top Gear' and all related logos belong to BBC Entertainment

~ JK

PS- Could James May possibly be related to Lyra? :|

===Tools Used===
PaintTool SAI

===Art Notes===
To be honest, this piece has been 90% done for about 2 months now prior to posting it today. It had everything you see here except the silhouette background ponies, which at the time of near completion I wasn't much in the mood for doing, and decided to shelf it for later. But I eventually got off my lazy butt and decided to finish it.

First I had to study the layout of the Top Gear studio, especially the far away background elements, and modify others to be more ponified (like the hoof chairs and table).
After making a rough draft of the background in SAI, I went to sketch up the ponified versions of Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond. While Clarkson was (surprisingly) easy to get right from the get go, I had initial problems with May's 3/4 view (at the time I never noticed you don't see both eyes on a 3/4 view of the stallions) and Hammond I had to fine-tune his trademark small size without making him look like Scootaloo.
Finally, the background 'studio audience' came last. They were easy to reproduce, but tricky to place, since the background has limited space without it becoming cluttered.
But in the end, I managed to get the mane six in there (as well as a fan favorite mare with a bubble cutie mark :D )
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RedCard94 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015
Jeremy's cutie mark!!! POWER!!!!!
equestriaguy637 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015
Had to come back to this pic just to say this,  Clarkson will be missed :(
cannedcream Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Some say he can generate one-thousand wingpower when he breathes...

And that he once dressed up for Nightmare Night... as himself.

All we know is; HE'S CALLED THE STAG!
Corey-Cobra-Kid Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love it
Whiffert Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015   Photographer
Made my day :)
kingkenya Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
What on earth is hammonds cutie mark? A pie and a key? Wait a minute.... Pie Key. Piekey. Pikie........ Agonisingly funny.
Meta-Cell Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
I'd watch it.
JPL-Animation Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Professional Filmographer
lololol.. James's cutie mark.. XD
Joshea555 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
But isn't his nickname 'Captain Slow'?
JPL-Animation Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Professional Filmographer
yeah i know.. that's why its funny.. :D
Joshea555 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
sunblaze32 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
Hehe... PieKey...
TheSarcasticBrony Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
The ponifed Hammond looks a little on the chubby side :lol:
jazzaman22 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
James neigh

Jeremy Clopson

Richard Hoofond
RedCard94 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
Oh Cock!!!
SunDoggyDog Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Frisullka1 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Student Photographer
Hey! This is absolutely AMAZING. When I firts saw Top Gear I thoug: Whta the hell is that? How can someone look at three guys driving cars?! BUt after some time I discovered, that I actually like it. Especially their jokes on themselves :D After seeing this picture It was like ten minutes of laughting :D But I don't get one thing and it is Hammond's cutie mark :D Even after reading all comments here I can't explain it to myslef. Is there any good fairy who could explaine it to me? :D
Tornado1555 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
As long as James May doesn't, you're on the right track.
JoyfullTune Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Aw yeah, my two favorite shows in one! Thank you! I love you! :D
fishpop Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist
The pie key thing confused me at first.
CutieKittie999 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hehe you use the same tolos that i use, COREI and SAI :meow:
RaynaOfTheDead Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Do I see Fluttershy in the background? ;P
Son't get me wrong, I'm not an MLP fan, but this is AWESOME. :clap:
Don't. Fuck. >:U
Erzherzog007 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
So Awesome! I like this, especially Richard's cutie mark.
I think Clarkson would be pegasus, Hammond would be an earth pony, May would be a Unicorn.
ChibiDashie Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love this C: Jeremy has a Facebook page and someone should show him this :D (Yeah...I wonder what he thinks of ponies)
poecillia-gracilis19 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Top Gear + MLP = Horse power....
FinalGamer Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
AWWW MY GOD this is...PERFECT. Me and my friend totally thought that May should be unicorn, Hammond is pegasus and Clarkson is earth, it's PERFECT.
EightyEightDoodles Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Not even Top Gear is safe from ponies.

I like it :D
RedCard94 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
This is cool....i love these three guys...especially the time when they built an electric car, and named it Geoff. That was when Jeremey cut his finger on some aluminum.
KaleneStar Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Poor Richard, James and Jeremy...
GT4tube Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
pie key lmfao very cleaver
strijing987 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Student General Artist
this is epic
TehMaster001 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My Little Gear: Cars are Magic.
Freefox Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
Good sir you won one internet and my eternal awe
ShrapnelLeader Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Oh heck yes!

My sides....the laughter.....this is seriously perfect.The expressions, the designs, and the utter fact that even Top Gear has become ponied is just awesome.

Nicely done, man! I particularly like the emphasis on details like "Ponysonic" and the background audience.
L1r3n Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Got to love Hampony's "pikey" cutie mark xD
AwkwardVulpix Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
PlaviLeptir Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love Top Gear and ponies!!! I LOVE THIS!!!!! :D
Kman-Studio Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional General Artist

What a coincidence... I happen to like Top Gear and ponies as well...

Thanks for the comments! :D
PlaviLeptir Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
dev-null-813 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
Kman-Studio Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
Why thank you! :D
Dallenson Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
Firing that up is like strapping a unicorn to your roof and drive around yelling "LOOK AT ME!~" through a loud hailer, of course you have more of a chance of seeing the unicorn, than seeing the Reventon.
Kman-Studio Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
Haha! Just imagine the Top Hoof Technology Center

Jeremy: "James!"

James: "Yes Jeremy?!"

Jeremy: "Has anyone even put a moustache on an alicorn?!"
Dallenson Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
Heh... I was actually trying to reference Forza 4 there XD
Kman-Studio Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Oh... XD

Yeah, never played it, but I reckon if I had an Xbox I would've. :D
BiggestAnimeFreakX3 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
James' hair should be a little more grey but this is FANTASTIC!!!
Kman-Studio Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
Hehe, yeah. He's hair is grayish in some areas and brown in others, so it was hard to judge his "solid" hair color.

And don't get me started on how hard it was to find out their eye colors! XD
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