If you're able,Tell your mom that you love her. You appreciate her. You care for her.If you're able,3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I almost lost that privileged today. My mom was in an accident that totaled her car. She managed to escape the wreck with nothing more than a broken toe. (She was hit from the backside). Had it been any harder then she could have suffered worse. She didn't and everyone at home is thankful for that.
(In drawing news, something has a hold of my mind, and I honestly have no good excuse. I should be drawing but I mysteriously am not.)
Poking the beehiveI've been distracted by Skyward Sword for far too long so I've not got the full details of the controversy, but I thought it was about time a high-profile artist like myself made an official statement.Poking the beehive4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Rumours abound that, following several complaints, Hasbro is considering action by removing a very popular character (in fact, one of my favourites) from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.
Some are complaining how her actions and behaviour could be misconstrued as offensive to those who have learning disabilities.
Others are reacting strongly to these opinions, calling them words like "ableist" for trying to remove this character from the show.
The disabled persons of this community are arguing that they should decide what's offensive to them, not the white knights or the haters.
Removing this character would be no easy task, especially as she's nearly had more appearances than any other of the popular secondary characters. And though she is shown to be clumsy sometim
Rarylicious?...Well guys, I just messaged Tabitha st. Germain about doing Rarylicious... I won't go into details, but here was the first response I received:Rarylicious?...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I say, Old Horse
The thing is I balk at the idea of copying a fellow pony. That would make me the same. A pony might call me 'Samey-same-pants from-Sameville' and not be entirely wrong. The word Rarity, means 'unique' as I'm sure you are aware. The word Meme, if you add a little hat over the 'e' actually means 'same' in French-- the language of love... and cheese sauce. Speaking of sauce, the suffix 'licious' is outright foody to my ear.
And is one a potato? One is not.
Which is to say, thanks awfully for your kind offer and I'll think about it.
I do wish there was something fitting that rhymed with diamond.
She eventually broke character and we are talking normally now. She's a brilliantly funny person and I definitely smell a new meme cooking up...
Keep your eyes peeled...
My Love and My ThanksMy Love and My Thanks4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I can’t say it more clearly or express my gratitude more aptly. When I posted my new comic this morning, I never imagined that it would climb so high, so quickly. I am absolutely touched and infinitely appreciative of all you friends and Deviants and Bronies who’ve honored me by favoriting and sharing my humble little comic! I never imagined ANY pic of mine would reach upwards of 1,350 favorites and 40,000 views, PERIOD, to say nothing of doing it in less than twelve hours! I’m stunned.
So thank you all SO VERY much! I’m very sorry I don’t have much time to keep up with every comment these days. I’ve been making pony stuff nonstop in my spare time and too often lately the choice has come down to spending two hours drawing or two hours replying to each message. What I can tell you is that I read every single comment and message. Sometimes it takes m
art giveaway thingWell I`ve seen a few other people do it and it make me want to do it as well xD besides it`d be nice to have an excuse to draw a couple things for people I haven`t drawn for or don`t even know.art giveaway thing3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I guess I`ll make this as short as I can!
I`ll be giving away 1 detailed pony drawing (of one pony more than likely) and one simple drawing as well. Possibly more depending on how many people are interested. If I decide to add more, I`ll update this entry.
>>To enter, either favourite this journal or link to it in your own journal. Each option is one entry and if you do both, it will be two. I understand a lot of people don`t like to make journals about this kind of thing so yeah, the option is there to not do it.
I`ll be picking on 1 February randomly via some sort of random name generator- not sure which one yet (and if anyone knows a good one, let me know)
Welp thats it. see ya!
oh yeah, please comment here to let me know if you made a journal for this, otherwise i might not know. thank y
Dash Academy OC update and lovely fanart!Wow! There are over 60 OCs in my folder for possible background ponies - thank you for your submissions!Dash Academy OC update and lovely fanart!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm still accepting OC references (read my previous journal for submission rules), so it's not too late to submit yours if you haven't already. The order in which the OCs will show up in upcoming strips is mainly based on whether the OCs owner did something thoughtful, such as consistently giving helpful feedback, leaving a donation, or making cool Dash Academy-related art (which I luuuuuuuv).
Speaking of which, here are some lovely pieces that I've been meaning to feature because I love them so:
Beautiful picture of happy Dash and Surprise by :iconphinbella781:
Super adorable Fluttershy reads a secret admirer note in her dorm by :iconshoahma:
Another great picture from :iconshoahma:!
Firefly looking adorbs by :iconJBRID:. I really like her mane! :iconreallylikehermaneplz:
Three of m
The Not-So Humble BragI try to be humble and not as braggy and boastful as my favorite pony. But this is a case where I'm pretty proud and I have to freak out just a little bit.The Not-So Humble Brag3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I am incredibly honored to have TWO pieces of art lurking around DHX studios!
One is the giant-enormous-mega-big collaborative poster made by Tygerbug, Timon1771, the always incredible egophiliac, and myself. Apparently it's the first thing you see when you step off the studio elevator. Well, either that or, if you're having a very lucky day, James Wootton's super-manly facial hair! Here's a bigger version of the image on Timon's DA page. I was responsible for Trixie, Snips, Snails, the parasprites, Tank, Owlicious, Gummy, Discord, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Scootaloo, Winnona, Applebloom, and Jayson Thiessen pon
Devious Journal EntryDevious Journal Entry4 years ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT: Thanks for the info on reindeer gender-antler technicalities. I did learn this in my teens, but I just kind of enjoy drawing the deer as white-tails like I did as a kid. I know it's incorrect, but the nostalgia factor is more fun for me. Merry Christmas fellow biology nerds!
When I was would little, my obsessive love for Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer would inspire me to draw Santa's eight reindeer to string together for Christmas decorations around the house. Even as a kid, I wanted some of the reindeer to be girls (it only seemed fair) and Dancer, Vixen and Cupid where always featured without antlers to show Santa didn't discriminate against the does!
So here's sweet-natured Cupid to wish you Happy Holidays! Have a wonderful day, everyone!
About Alicorn Twilight (and Recent comments)Well, here's the scoop-About Alicorn Twilight (and Recent comments)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Get used to it, because she's here to stay. And not just in the show.
We're introducing the updated version of season three's Twilight Sparkle into the comics as well.
We're asked about 5th person at our tables: "what do you think?" "Why did they do that?" "Are you gonna.." etc.
Since we work hand in hand with Hasbro, we never had any intention of NOT updating Twilight for the books as well.
And quite frankly... we are all about it!
Neither Katie Cook nor myself understand the hatred going on for having Twilight become a princess. Katie has made an outstanding point- Twilight may be the only popular character to have EARNED her crown... she worked for it, suffered for it, and it was awarded. She didn't marry into it, wasn't born into it (Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Jasmine, etc etc). That gives little girls a character that WORKED FOR WHAT SHE EARNED. One helluva example I think. And for Katie, with a little girl and another on the way... that's a great t
Commissions -CLOSED-If you are interested, please Note meCommissions -CLOSED-3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Save Our DerpySave Our Derpy4 years ago in Personal More Like This
No doubt you’ve all seen or heard the hullabaloo around Ye Olde Intertubes in the days and weeks following our beloved Derpy’s named appearance in the FIM episode The Last Roundup. What began as a campaign by trolls wreak havoc was soon picked up by well-meaning-but-misguided bronies and fans. The controversy stems from the mistaken belief that the word “derpy” is synonymous with mentally challenged. Obviously, it’s not. Rather it means clutzy or accident prone. Further, fans maintained that her slightly-husky voice in the episode was an attempt to mock people with learning disabilities. Again, untrue. Voiced by actor Tabitha St. Germain, Derpy was mistakenly thought to be a boy pony and was based on a young boy who lives next door to Ms. St. Germain.
This tempest in a teapot stirred up around the fandom has now exploded into what seems to be a PR-pushback by Hasbro.
The Magic Dust of Child ArtistsThe Magic Dust of Child Artists3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
:icontechgnotic: Sep 12, 2012 by techgnotic
When recently asked how his political candidate would explain certain positions taken during the
nomination process with contrary positions to be taken during the general election, the campaign chief
replied that stated political positions were “like an Etch A Sketch,”—meaning they could simply be
flipped over, erased and begun over from scratch.
Were it that adult life were as simple as a happy Etch A Sketch memory from childhood.
(The campaign chief took heavy heat for his flippant, if truthful, statement.) The incident made
me wonder how many of us had early experiences as “sketch artists” with that incredible red toy that
has become almost standard issue for so many children still to this day.
For those unfamiliar with the magi
other stuff I doFINALLY! It's been a long time, but for those wondering what I've been doing all these months that I haven't been posting any new art, I have something to share.other stuff I do4 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is art (posted at BleedingCool.com) of Supergirl from my upcoming shorts "Super Best Friends Forever!!" scheduled to air for DC Nation on Cartoon Network.
I'll be sharing more very soon!
Lyra Plushie - OpinionsI have gotten a ton of notes and emails about the Lyra plushie that Hoppip made with some 'extra features'. As much as I would like to respond to each of them, I don't have time. I would rather spend my time making new embroidery designs for the MLP fans out there. For a compromise though, I typed this up. There are basically 2 comments/notes/emails I have gotten. Either the comment is about how I could make something so objectionable, or why I allowed my design/embroidery to be used in such a fashion. So let's answer some of those questions.Lyra Plushie - Opinions3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The reason I make the designs and embroider is so that everyone who wants one can have a MLP plushie or patch or whatever they want until Hasbro finally starts making merch. That is why I only charge the cost of materials for pretty much everything. I make about 14 cents on average per design I embroider, and you can see all that detail here http://ethepony.blogspot.com/2
Help the Bronycon DocumentaryHelp the Bronycon Documentary3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Many of you My Little Pony fans may have heard the amazing news that John de Lancie, who played the infamous Q on Star Trek: The Next Generation, and who I was so honored to have play the villain Discord for MLP:FiM, has announced that he will be Executive Producing a documentary about Bronies and Bronycon.
The new news is that Tara Strong (voice of Twilight Sparkle) and I have been brought on board as Executive Producers, as well. And to make this documentary as amazing as possible, we are reaching out to raise even more money for film on our Kickstarter page. Please see the official announcement below:
We are pleased to announce that Tara Strong and Lauren Faust have joined us as executiv
Fallout Equestria: Anywhere But Here NOW LIVESo a lot of you have heard of this Fallout Equestria story that's coming out called "Anywhere But Here". And more than a few of you are here because of fanart you've already seen.Fallout Equestria: Anywhere But Here NOW LIVE3 years ago in Personal More Like This
First thing's first. This is actually TWO stories, both of which have two main idea men, myself and a chap named Stonershy (http://idliketosmokeatree.deviantart.com/). Both feature the same main characters Double Tap (a beat up looking unicorn) and Rita (a nerdy little griffon) but while one is more of an action movie type story, the other is more just a collection of their random adventures in the Wasteland.
The main story is called "Fallout Equestria: Anywhere But Here" has the main narrative focus on Double Tap as he and Rita take on a contract that disrupts their comfortable, if very shady, lifestyles and put them in for the fight of and for their lives. The first chapter IS OUT NOW, follow Stonershy for that (http://www.fimfiction.net/story/22731/Fallout%3A-Equestria---Anywhere-but-Here).
The other story
!!!!- Every artist was first an amateur. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson!!!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
- An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one. ~ Charles Horton Cooley
- An artist never really finishes his work, he merely abandons it. ~ Paul Valery
- Art is the desire of a man to express himself, to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in. ~ Amy Lowell
- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. ~ Scott Adams
- I don't want to be interesting. I want to be good. ~ Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
- If a building becomes architecture, then it is art. - Arne Jacobsen
- Lying in bed would be an altogether perfect and supreme experience if only one had a colored pencil long enough to draw on the ceiling. ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton
They've sold!And there gone!They've sold!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Bought up by one Julep/Shytalon for a good price of £56/$90 and from what he tells me the money will be going to somber and the figures to differnt people. To who I don't know yet, but I personally love the idea of a lot more people getting these things.
Another figure set will be up for auction soon, so keep a eye out for a new chance.
Fallout equestria bookThere are a bunch of guys who are going through the effort of printing out Fallout Equestria as a book. It's a 5 volume Hardcover and only costs 75$ plus S&H I suggest you guys get one because they're gonna close the pre-orders in the next couple of days and IDK if they'll do more orders afterwards. So go get a copy! http://www.facebook.com/groups/FalloutEquestria/Fallout equestria book3 years ago in Personal More Like This
A Few Pony Commission Slots! (closed)THANKS GUYS! I was afraid the response wouldn't be very enthusiastic. But this is awesome!A Few Pony Commission Slots! (closed)4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'll probably see if i can get most of these done next week on my next round of days off. I took an extra one, but i think i can handle this set. I just have to keep motivated. These should all be fun too so i'm not that worried!
I'll take a few spots for ink+marker-accent character drawings, like these -> CLICK FOR EXAMPLES! (NSFW, but naughty details are small)
These can be any rating, and are $45 (+$30 for an additional character) As you can see, pinups and lingerie and such are my specialty!
3. :iconpixelmorpher1: (2c)
Also, i'm going to try and do one of my fancy pinups as a commission and see if anyone's interested... That's this type -> EXAMPLE 1 & EXAM
Equestria Daily hits 99999999 viewshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1nBR6CoN1M&feature=youtu.beEquestria Daily hits 99999999 views4 years ago in Personal More Like This
A video of it so you can see it too.
Fallout Equestria Faction Standing PicturesJust like the Fallout Equestria Logo http://dotrook.deviantart.com/art/Fallout-Equestria-Logo-257752962 , you're all free to use them for non commercial purposes. I'd appreciate it you attributed them back to my page here and let me know what you've made with them.Fallout Equestria Faction Standing Pictures4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Fallout Equestria and Project Horizon faction standing pictures are based on Kkat's and Somber's stories.
WIN A FREE PLUSHIE!!!**********WIN A FREE PLUSHIE!!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
A WINNER HAS BEEN CHOSEN!!
I had my best friend, my amazing husband and partner, through thick and thin, pick a number between 1 and 60 and he chose the magic number.
Thank you all for submitting your amazing stories about your friends and loved ones! I loved reading them and I hope it helped you to see how much love is in our lives
This is the first of many contests so don't worry if you didn't win this time.
Win a FREE plushie! Starting Immediately!
October Friendship Nomination!
Leave a comment about why one of your friends are special to you in your life, and win them a free plushie!
Your comment earns you a chance to win.
Submit by commenting on this journal.
Winner will be chosen at random, by choosing a number and picking that comment. You have 2 days to respond back to me after I contact you, then just let me know what pony out of the mane 6 you would like me to send to your friend along with their addr
Rest in pieces, Tonnie((If only people didn't want Springtrap to have five questions, Shabonnie wouldn't get mad and go loco at Tonnie.Rest in pieces, Tonnie3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Tonnie was like
poor blue bun, ripped in pieces because of his mean opinions.
This is why you don't hate kids, someone will end up hurt, either you or them.
Don't be Shabonnie, be like Bonnie. Bonnie is the only good example on this account.
rest in pieces, Tonnie. You will be remembered *Salutes*))