Adorable work on Scootaloo there Velexane and often its not to common you see her look and style being different from the show, this a nice changeover.
If anything you really do well to break her out from the look of the show into something newer to admire. There's alot of fun and even more cuteness when you look at this pic and even if it is just ponies, it takes some insight and creativity to show more into a character than what you first think when you see them.
The lines you do are nicely fleshed out. By that you make her form seem very small and tiny to that of the rest of the ponies, really honing in on the younger filly she is and even more with sticking to her actual small sized wings that some people accidentally make out as full wings, lol.
But what really hits it home is the work on the expression, as you said it yourself it came to looking just perfect for the image. Sort of like an opposite duck face of Rarity really but well done on being able to create such an amusing look while making the eyes look so cute while doing so, lol.
Last but not least an additional cheers towards your coloring, very nicely toned and done well to keep the direction of light and shadow going from top to bottom of your image. Even the way the skin appears softer with the lighting or her shadows shows on the ground definitely indicates you know what your doing with your work and it making some beautiful results. That said I can only say please keep up the stellar work your doing in your gallery and by the way, love that Its Dangerous To Go Alone picture you got there, well done. ^O^
When I'm having a rough day I like to come back and read your comment. c,: It's touched me in such an encouraging way, I've already thanked you in private, but I'd like to thank you again. Don't ever stop being kind!
Always happy to help out a deviant in need. I only promise to do so as long as continue to peruse yourself with your talented artwork and don't let doubt ever cloud your mind. Your a very talented deviant and that's all you need to know Velexane, good luck to you. *tips hat*