How in Equestria...
... are Pinkie Pie's feet not touching the ground?
The process of painting these started many months ago. Since then I changed both the way I paint and my character design multiple times. None of that helped me with making these sooner.
Why does Twilight Sparkle have a darker skin tone? Why do the others have a lighter one? The decision for that can be traced back to the planning of this video. I wanted to minimize the painting involved, AND I thought it would be silly to translate all of the girl's skin colors into only one. That is how I decided that Twilight and Sunset Shimmer will have a darker skin tone.
I have ambitious plans for the rest of the year and I really really want to make them happen. So I should better get to it! After I prepare today's lunch, that is.