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Cutie Mark Guide for the mane 6 by Mamandil Cutie Mark Guide for the mane 6 by Mamandil
:bulletblue: TL;DR version in the picture.

A few months ago, someone made me notice that I had placed Twilight's cutie mark on one of my vector on the wrong side, so I checked a few other references, and he was right. I had pretty much always used a pre-made cutie marks, adn never really payed attention to its position until his comment; well at least for Twilight. I noticed Rainbow Dash's way before that, but hers is really obvious.
Anyway, after his comment I started paying more attention about it. But for some reason it didn't occur to me to check for the other 4. I pretty much assumed they were symetrical.

A week ago, my train of thoughts lead me to this particular comment, and I ended up thinking that they were in fact not symetrical. So I decided to check it.
I checked several episodes from the three seasons, and they all match. They're all positionned like in the picture above. Fluttershy and Applejack's are very subtle, but it's still not symetrical.
I quickly went through several folders, and a lot of vectors got the cutie marks backward (some of mine included), so hopefully this guide here will prove to be useful.

:bulletblue: Cutie marks by :iconhawk9mm: ~Hawk9mm

:bulletblue: Pose by :iconstabzor: ~Stabzor
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Tiger610 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:33< twilight's symbolises something:…
Liggliluff Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you look at them, there is a slight line going up... better shown here.
Of Twilight's bigger stars, the back one is lower.
Of Pinke's balloons, the back one is lower.
Of Applejack's apples... well, the back one is slightly lower?
Of Fluttershy's butterflies, they're rotated so there's a "line" there.
Of Rainbow's lighting, following the lowest corners, the back one is lower.
...then Rarity... where it's reverse.
DragonGirl983 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, I borrowed your idea (and gave credit) -->
kremtok Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
While this is absolutely correct in every episode of the show, even official merch and the official website display them backwards more often than not.
DragonGirl983 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gah, I need this for my OCs. I can't tell you how many times their cutie marks have been drawn backwards ;n;
ThePandoraComplex141 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Liggliluff Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And a three-quarter view, the Cutie Mark should be warped.
Compare a non-warped to a warped cutie mark.
The warped is bent and makes the hind leg wider, and rounder. The flat cuite mark looks strange.
RenreiChan Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Dat ass.

Just kidding, this is awesome ^^
Azerdoe1 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
6 STUNNING ANGLES!!!:iconyeahplz:
Who here gets this joke?
SnakeManvsArbok Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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