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November 11, 2015
Paint a Happy Little Pony by AssasinMonkey makes great use of textures to bring life and humour to this Bob Ross tribute.
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Paint a Happy Little Pony

Next addition for my Season 5 Episode Art!
Season 5, Episode 22 - What About Discord
For more info on my MLP:FIM Season 5 Episode Art Streams

This episode had me cracking up way to much haha. My stream afterwards wasn't any better. It was quite a PUNishment for my viewers.
Orange ya glad you probably didn't suffer through all of the stream? But I gotta say, I found it quite Hissterical.

Then there were the references, couple related to art! One was the Rococo book, but then there was this golden moment of happiness that I just had to make. There wasn't a lot of reason not to. So I had to paint a happy little pony. Such a great nod to Bob Ross. So great they even did it twice in the episode!

Although my stream was very... derailed with a bunch of PUNch lines, I guess I still managed to be productive. Eventually.
Decided to apply colour directly, after a basic sketch. Except for Twilight's happy face there. Did that separately, rather quick. Which ended up "good enough". Not often do I have a painting within a painting like this. Kinda fun to maybe do more often.

Hope y'all had a good laugh!

Edit: Oh wow, a Daily Deviation! Thank you so much, I'm really happy to see people enjoying Bob Ross so much lately. More interest to art, more art, more everything! :D

Approx time: 7,5 hours
Paint a Happy Little Pony [WIP] by AssasinMonkey

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Nice work as always. Great shadowing, great work on the hair, beard, fur, and feathers. The only problem I see is that you may have put a little too much work into the shirt. The shirt seems just a bit too wrinkled to be believable. It's not such a major detail though because it's Discord, he made it appear with magic, so anything's possible. I didn't expect to see such an amazing piece of artwork so soon after the episode. This was a great choice of scene, one that shows a little bit of Discord's evil side and his sense of humor.
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I'm still amazed you're using Photoshop when you make these. I really like how you drew Discord, making all the different kinds and shades of his fur so lifelike (in their own animated way). And when I look at the afro, I see his horn and antler sticking out just enough to remind us that they're there, but also so that they're not distracting from the rest of him.

I REALLY enjoyed this episode. And you're right: the puns, the inside jokes, and especially the movie references (and not just from Discord. But also Pinkie Pie's reference to "Back to the Future")... And to top it all off, the lesson, delivered by Discord (in a very Q-from-Star-Trek-like manner) all that makes for a very good episode.

Thank you for sharing, and I look forward to your next piece.
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This is a great representation from this scene from the show. Aside from remembering every detail from it, the art style you've chosen is incredible. It almost looks like something Bob Ross would make himself, and it's a joy to look at. Not to mention you still made the painting of Twilight look like an original painting in the show. I would complain about a blank background, but that would not make it look like the show, and I'm glad you've stayed true to the source material. Art like this reminds me why I love this fandom so much. Please keep up the good work!
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This is a great piece of art AND art-in-art. I really love how you made a great nod to the great painter Bob Ross. He was amazing and I love how you drew Discord as him.

Next, I love how the painting in the painting goes against the title. It's anything but happy. And Twilight's expression is hilarious. I'm not complaining about this. It's funny.

Also, the art is really, really good. I think you did a lot of effort to make sure that the shadows and highlights and details are there. And you also made the models on-model.

One thing I would criticize is that Discord looks like he was just pasted in the painting (There's not that much shading in the palette, so it looks kinda weird when it's in front of the painting in the painting.) But it's just a minor distraction, so it's still a great painting.

Keep up the good work. <img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="391" title=":) (Smile)"/>
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it was fun watching you paint this although it became a pine in my side when you started birching it up those awfully sappy puns. put those awful puns aside the picture is fantastic and i hope i get to watch more streams keep working with van dyke brown. never stop drawing discord because he looks awesome when you apply him to the canvas. happy little draconequus painting. keep at it and more and more people will follow and give you money for what you make. i look forward to watching more streams and seeing what you give us the masses to enjoy and like.
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"And well just use some. . . Ashen red. . . To highlight the sweeping rage. . ."

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I need more Bob Ross Discord in my life. This completes me.
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LOL! PERFECT!!!!!!!:squee: 
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wait.. is that bob ross? XD
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This is literally the only thing I remember about that episode.
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Regular show Reference... any one? ;w;
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Pure genius! Discord is the ultimate (classy) troll!
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..... i thought i said i would leave the brony fandom.. 
well here i am again i guess
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OMG, my sides hurt now from laughing!
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what's better than bob ross and discord?
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And Bob Ross is still on PBS.
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"Now let's paint a happy little cloud in the sky over here."
I liked watching him on PBS now and then, it was cute X3
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i never thought that i would fav a pony picture, but this discord makes me laugh so hard!
Great job!^^
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That moment when
A fictional character is better at art than you.
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