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Stable Mix-up2

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after months, of not working on my pony stuff on FimFiction, because of very complected issues that had been sapping all my creative strength, I decided to make a practice a full run of my digital are skills, so I decided to create a new avatar form myself running with the Fallout Equestria themed. Ironically, I have never played any of the Fallout games and it is also what go me interested FimFiction writing in the first place. It was originally a sketch that I did over a month ago, of my own ponysona in that universe setting, with the standard Stable barding along with the iconic pitbuck on his left foreleg.


My approach for this piece was to do my oc entirely with standard brush and not use any gradient creation and start using direly colors and not start with a set of greyscale long with banded color layers. After finishing with the central peace of my Stable pony, with all the basic light values to give it some volume to his shape I decided to go all out with experimenting with the background to recreate the cloud covered Wastelands of Equestria, which was a lot of fun, to do I also started to try out some light rays piercing the cloud cover. After that seeing my Oc which seem a bit out of place in all of the setting, which is exactly the them of the story usually, I decided to give my new avatar a halo effect on him to give him a sort of innocent that is seldom seen in the area. 


I am actually satisfied the results this time around, I had really like the facial expression of my Oc Mix-up which looked confused and scared, and I just wanted to do the hole treatment on him to see if I could keep that same effect in a no line art image; which I think I succeeded in doing.
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shadowzero20's avatar

I think interesting to use stable with pegasi. I mean a lot of stables we see usually have earth ponies, unicorns, zebra, changeling, and a lot of ground based species. Even though changelings can fly but stable kind of suits them in due them having hives. But i don't recall a stable suited just for Pegasus. A few Pegasus in some stables but not a Pegasus exclusive stable.

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I wouldn't be surprised that there were stable dedicated to all pegasis polpulation.

NaokoElric2250's avatar
I've always like the idea of Stable Pegasi (fed up of Enclave or former Enclave/Dashite pegasus OCs). I mean, that mountain Stable could not have been the one one with pegasi, right?

I particularly like the botches and the way of you drew the wings on this character. I love the background too
amalgamzaku's avatar
Thanks for complements, I also agree about being tired of seeing former enclave Pegasus going to the surface, it has been used way too many times. I have always been more facinayed about life in the Stables, to see how the cope with being confine to one place all their lives and knowong nothing eles. The Enclave is fun too, i can only imagine how they adapt their interpretation of history and see how they intergrate the pegasi supremacy ideologies in their schools. i have a hard time imaging why would enclave pegasi would go to the surface where it is so dangerous insted of the reletive combfert and securaty that the enclave provide as well as all the millitary indoctrenation they go throught .But, I did had the idea of a son of a Dashite and a Sable pony on the surface how wants to join the Enclave. That would be a different take on the theme.
NaokoElric2250's avatar
Well, for my OC, (I'm not writing a side story, this is just for the FoE version of her profile), she (a dragon and my MLPersona) lives in one of the stables (it's a long story), and since 101 is an all earth pony one, the one I created has both unicorns and pegasi (well, the pegasi make up a small percentage), and as the Canterlot unicorns were snobs before and the pegasi turned into outright fascists, this stable, is dedicated to educating the other races on how important earth ponies are.
The residents also live life as earth ponies - no flying, no magic, not even from the Overmare.
Should a pegasus be caught flying or a unicorn using magic once or twice, they get a warning (the second one coming with a view of what may come). Their horn or wings are removed. However, it's not all bad (well, so it is said), if a pegasi is truely desperate to fly, or a unicorn cannot bare lift without their fine manipulation of objects, they can leave the stable at any time.
The dwellers just assume and treat any leaver as dead. Often, the pegasi will try to return to the clouds, to join the Enclave, and well...it's the Enclave.

I agree. I wish someone would write about a side story about living in the enclave (it's unfortunate that all side stories aree considered non-canon, as some have some goods thing that good expand the universe while not fucking with KKat's lore and history, unlike the most famous, highly-overrated side story). I imagine, for the foals anyway, it would be like the Hilter Youth. True, true (in regards to leaving the enclave).

Ooooh, I like that idea. It would also be interesting to see how the romantic between the officer and the dweller developed. I know this may seem a bit silly, but it would also be interesting if the Enclave officer was the mother and the stable pony the father. It would just flip the typical roles when it come to having a military parent.
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inversing the roles of the parents is actually an interesting idea, doe I have world on this story for a while I am not sure that I could make the changes to look good without rewriting the entire thing.
NaokoElric2250's avatar
Wow, sorry for all the mistakes in that comment (forgot to proofread). Well, not to sound cocky, but I do that kind of thing all the time.. If you give me a summary of the parents, I could possibly help.
maximaxx's avatar
That one's really impressive. I see you're following the change in technique in the previous piece, with the colt and the dark ritual (more or less, not entirely sure). It's far less cartoon-like, but in this kind of setting, I'd argue that you've made a choice that fits in terms of tone and theme. It's a bit more gritty, a bit more grim, something that ties well with Fallout. I must say, I love how detailde everything looks. The clothes feel especially well-done. Bracelet jumps out, incredible. And I noticed this only after zooming in, but the background, with the ruined city in the distance, awesome.

Your OC himself is quite nice looking in this art style too. I agree with you on the expression, conveys a lot, I'd say 'astonishment' in terms of emotions.

Oh, one more thing, the light effect is gorgeous. Ton jeu des ombres fait vraiment bon effet sur le contour, donne un bon gradé et beaucoup de relief.
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Thanks for the complements, it is very much appreciated. I am trying to to work harder to make better prices with more attention to details and stat really thinking more about the background, for which I have sadly neglected to much in the past and can't afford to avoid ignoring it anymore. For the light halo it was a last thought on my part, I felt that the image was just too grey and cold and that my character didn't stand out very well with the background, so I decided to add the light to strengthen his sillouet presents.
BluegrassBrooke's avatar
This is sooooo amazing, Mix-up! I love how you drew this! You're so talented. Your OC came out perfect. ^.^Keep being awesome! 
amalgamzaku's avatar
Thank you bluegrassbrooke, it has been so long sense we have talked, I really appreciate the comment. I have been looking at your too you have improved a lot in your drawings too.
BluegrassBrooke's avatar
Thanks! And it has been a long while! I hope to see more from you soon. ^.^
Stupidhand14's avatar
Looks good. I especially like the facial expression and the background. Think me weird, but I like the background as much as the main picture, and seeing a collection of destroyed buildings in the background definitely added to it nicely. I am curious, what is that symbol on his shoulder? (The one that looks like an upside down u with a dot in the middle)

As a small side note, it's good to see you creating again. I hope whatever issue arose that sapped your creativity is resolved or will get resolved soon.
amalgamzaku's avatar
Thank you for the complement. For the shoulder symbol, it is supposed to be the the Stabletec logo that build the Stable's I have often seen it used in fanart of that story and I honestly really liked it. 

And once again thank you for concerning yourself on my wellbeing, I things are already looking up for me and my creativity is quickly stating to come back to me now. 
Stupidhand14's avatar
Ah, that makes sense. Personally, I've yet to read Fallout Equestria, nor have seen much fan art, so I couldn't tell you if it looks right or wrong, but it looks good to me.

Also, it's good to hear your creativity returning. I know what it's like to have no motivation or power to do anything creative. It's an absolute pain.
amalgamzaku's avatar
Again thanks you for the support, it is very much appreciated.
TechnoPagan9's avatar
The vault suit is better than the one in the Fallout games I find. The darker colour I feel suits the atmosphere better.
amalgamzaku's avatar
thanks for the complements, have you ever read the Fallout Equestria stories? It a great read.
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