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MLP Day at the Beach

By andypriceart
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It's FAR from being finished, but I wanted everyone to get a sneak peek at the new deluxe print that will be available at Bronycon later this summer! Once the final piece is ready, I'll post it.

This will also likely end up as a comic cover in the near future as well!

As most of my followers/fans know, I don't often do digital color, but how I approach inking on artwork dictates how color will be done. Traditional comic book inking is India ink with brush or pen, and effect/corrections with white paint. Markers or paint can reactivate the ink and smear it, or have adverse reaction to the white paint, so digital is the simplest approach in this case. Check out some of my copic marker pieces for how I approach inking there.

Pencil, India ink and brush, white paint on 11x17 Bristol Board
Image size
2035x3241px 2.61 MB
© 2015 - 2020 andypriceart
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I keep looking at the expression on Rarity and find myself thinking "What did you do this time spike?? What ... did ... you ... do???!!"

I then scrolled down and found it was a water balloon he had.

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Love the expressions! (Hadn't noticed the swimsuits till I read the comments and looked again)

: )
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Does Celestia's copy of "The Rooster Crowed At Midnight" have the last page, unlike Captain Hunnicutt's copy? And will she realize that Hayvery Updike couldn't possibly have been the killer?

More seriously, Bravissimo!
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andypriceartProfessional Traditional Artist
 "...a raging stallion. To call him merely virile would be to damn with faint praise!"
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Rarity looks pissed xD
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Perfect. XP
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Just beautiful art. 
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We so need a Beach Pony episode in MLP: FIM! :D
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Naked 99% of the time (without counting Rarity)... everyone wears a swimsuit at the beach...
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Epic disaster in 3... 2... 1...
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Spike would never do that to Rarity!!!
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Uh, pretty uwu
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Oh my gosh oh my gosh oh my gosh! They actually gonna use this fantastic piece of art! :excited: 
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I love Rarity! She looks ready to bury Spike in the sand at this point
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Actually she's gonna turn HIM into luggage.
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Or a new belt or a pair of fancy shoes. 
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I hear dragon skin is in this season.
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Bury, bury?! More like launch him into the frigging sun!
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You know it's true. She would throw him so far that Luna would have to catch him with the Moon.
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XD yep. 

"I'm sorry for causing a eclipse and a massive tidal wave, sister and friends!" moves the moon to catch the lil dragon
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Poor Rainbow Dash, she is just like "OMG GET ME OT OF THIS WATER!" *Sees the shark* "SHFSBJXNWBWKDNFNEN!"
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I like the comic book kind of style. Really brings the humor and the beach to come alive. :3
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