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My Little Pony issue 1 Cover C and D
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Published: October 31, 2012
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Cover C and D for the first issue of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. There will be 6 covers that together form one large linear image, collecting all of the Mane 6 and particular guest stars. Pinkie Pie with Gummy and Zecora, Rainbow Dash with Tank and Apple Bloom! Copic Markers, PITT Pens, ink and brush, on 18x24 recycled paper
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1900x1473px 3.33 MB
Adobe Photoshop CS Windows
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MsXMaryXProfessional Traditional Artist
i love your work!!!Evil Wysteria icon Evil Wysteria icon Rarity encantada Rarity encantada 
GalaxyGal-11's avatar
GalaxyGal-11Student General Artist
crazy, I just looked at the Pinkie on the cover, and redrew it as Yoshi-Pie(Yoshi as a pony) and it almost looked like the art style used on the cover...
Phenometron's avatar
Nopony seems to be paying attention to Apple Bloom. :P
Rhomega's avatar
I just love Pinkie's expression as she holds up that cake.
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TaliaxLatiaStudent Traditional Artist
I always wanted one of these covers more than the retailer-exclusive cover I got by accident.  Oh well, at least I can look at the beautiful artwork here.  C:
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shade-the-catStudent Artist
Wait, I have the comic with Pinkie!

//Pinkie gasp

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Penguinator24Hobbyist Photographer
This is very nicely done.
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RainbowsloverHobbyist Traditional Artist
Right now I have this boom in my hands laugh when saw brunella having the same hairstyle like apple bloom nice artwork t
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anonymousnekodosStudent General Artist
Hey there, I've admired your work for a long time but I've just found your dA page, and I just wanted to ask a few questions (if you don't mind, I mean. You're one of my inspirations and idols and I've always wanted to know how you make everything look so amazing). How did you manage to get the colors (particularly on Pinkie Pie) so smooth and even? The shading is also really amazing and words cannot describe how much I love the detail and effort you put into this. I'm slowly teaching myself how to use Copic Markers and I've been wondering how to get all the lighting effects on the hair and pretty much everything else to work. Do I just avoid that area and use a lighter color in the spaces I left blank? Do you have any tips on how to create a smooth gradient? And I like how the white of the eyes aren't just white- how did you make sure the grey blended into the white so smoothly?

I'm sorry for bombarding you with this whole paragraph of questions, and I apologize for wasting your time. If you take the time to read and perhaps answer some of my questions I would be very grateful! Thank you so much for doing the amazing artwork that you do, and thank you for giving me a reason to push myself harder to be better- I'd like to be just like you someday! 
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andypriceartProfessional Traditional Artist
As soon as I am able, I'll be posting a listing of Copics I use for each pony, and basics on how I approach it. for now, I'll say it's best to work light to dark, put down light areas first! You can always darken, you can't always lighten.
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anonymousnekodosStudent General Artist
Oh wow- that would be great! Thank you very much! I can't wait!
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Jonas-LionStudent Artist
let me guess he pencill and ink it and color and effect are in photshop. Ja i can se it he has an unqce style. But then try to look at min it's completely different to what you wil ever se and i'm just a kid. :icontrollface:.
But love it =D. hope to se more by you ;)
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DestinyDecadeHobbyist General Artist
Simply awesome. I think I got my hands on Cover C.
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littlejack01Student Artist
This is really good!
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kittyhawk-contrailHobbyist Traditional Artist
I've got a question and I hope you can answer. TFAW shipped me one of the collector's boxes instead of two. I was going to send one to a friend overseas. Normally, I'd just take them up on teh second print run and go on. BUt the preview pic they have up ([link]) seems to indicate that THIS is going to be the box-art. I was wondering if you knew.

I heard you were doing another comic signing on the 15th at New Haven, and I really want to actually have the comic for that, but these are my favorite ponies, so if you actually knew that the box set was using this art, I'd send on the one printing I did receive and do the second run for myself.

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andypriceartProfessional Traditional Artist
That kind of info I'm not in on, so to be honest, you've actually got more details here than I do!
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kittyhawk-contrailHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks anyway. I guess I'll see if the guys at Haven know one way or the other.

Looking forward to seeing ya at the signing.
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TheFanTv1Hobbyist Artist
Wow ! Beautiful ! :O
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mistypine01Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful cover art, Andy.
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XtralifeHobbyist Digital Artist
You've got the spirit of the show down so well, man! The expressions, the way the characters interact with their environment/props/friends... it really feels like an extension of the cartoon itself. Can't wait to see it in person!
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