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BABSCon 2018 by AphelionMars BABSCon 2018 by AphelionMars
    I had the incredibly awesome opportunity to work on the design team of BABSCon, a My Little Pony convention in San Fransisco, and I was asked to draw the cover art for their conbook!! This has easily been one of the most taxing yet rewarding drawings I've ever done, and it's also probably the biggest, with nine (nine!) fully shaded characters and a background! I did this entire thing in about a month, and I feel like I've gotten at least twice as fast at coloring since I had to do so much so quick XD This is honestly such an accomplishment for me since it used to take me months to make a full illustration of a single character, but now THIS. I just.. I'm so happy with how it turned out and how efficiently I was able to work ;;v;; 

    I'm also super happy that I pushed myself to join a convention design team (or any actual design team) for the first time, this has honestly been such an incredible experience! I was terrified of trying something new and putting myself out there, but I've met some amazing people, been challenged to work more efficiently than ever before, and it was amazing to have such a wonderful community of artists to chat and share advice with. I'm looking forward to working on the design team again for BABSCon 2019!! \(QwQ)/ 

    Over the next few weeks I'll be posting some of the other things I've drawn for BABScon, specifically stuff like badge art!

See how I drew this here:
BABSCon 2018 Process by AphelionMars

Finished February 2nd 2018 and made digitally in Sketchbook Pro with a Wacom Intuos tablet.
Please don't repost without credit. The characters are the mascots of BABSCon. 
Comments and sharing are very much appreciated! :D (Big Grin) 
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WidowPeak Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2018  Hobbyist
Wow, this was probably a fuckload of work!
AphelionMars Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
It really was! XD It was worth it though, and I'm super happy with how it came out! 
gameangel147 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 3, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And it reposted my comment for some reason.
gameangel147 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just love the look of this.  The texture, the bright colors.  It all looks like a fun cartoon, or even a fun video game!
AphelionMars Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! Love 
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