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AB and Gryph singing

A little birthday gift for :iconblackgryph0n:! Now with a name like Black Gryphon you would of course expect a griffin, but he also has a ponified OC named Gryph. So I decided to do drawing of Gryph performing a song and dance routine with Applebloom Applebloom (nothing) plz  since Michelle Creber and Gabriel Brown have done albums and live performances together.

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K4nK4n's avatar
Such adorable poses.
catluvr2's avatar
And the song that immediately came to mind was "Beat It" by Michael Jackson.
If you don't know why, go over to YouTube and... well, I'll just give you the link.
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EarlMcClaw's avatar
Magic headphones, check.
Baron-Engel's avatar
Eeyup. Besides I seem to remember that Michelle and Gab wore sets like this for one of their performances.
Ognimod's avatar
"Annie, are you okay?"

Not stating anybody's inspiration, just the first thing that came to my mind.
WidowPeak's avatar
Juuust beat it; beat it!

I was going to ask what that above his mouth was, but it is a mike XD

Great work, mate! ^^
Letrune's avatar
Only one question... How they can attach it without thumbs? Magically put on?
Otherwise... Thank you, it seems you make me not be horrified by horses. :3 Thank you so much!
When I saw this, I was reminded of the fan music video of 'Beat It', with cannon ponies vs bronies.   Which, looking closer, you based this pic on. :D…
Baron-Engel's avatar
Nope. I based it off watching Gabriel and Michelle perform together live at pony conventions.
IrdesTheBrony's avatar
Counter-nope, because the music cover in this video is in fact performed by Michelle Creber and Gabriel Brown, so to a certain extent you DID base it on it.)
IcarusHector's avatar
shared source is not the same as basing something on a derivative.
IrdesTheBrony's avatar
True. But he did base it on Michelle Creber and Gabriel Brown performing, ri-ight?
And the video is Michelle Creber and Gabriel Brown performing, so...
IcarusHector's avatar
no, that is not actually them performing. that is an animation set to music they performed. possibly based on actual stage performance, possibly just based on THEIR source material's stage performances. Again that is only indicative of a shared source, as explicitly stated by the artist. 

so, no.
DustyPony's avatar
First things first. Don't EVER tell an artist where they got their inspiration from, thats just being rude. 
IrdesTheBrony's avatar
I know, and I didn't want to sound rude.
I didn't mean to put it like "this is inspired by this".

(though I did put it like "this features Michelle and Gabriel, and so does this".)

I am sorry if that sounded wrong. I did not mean to offend anyone.
Baron-Engel's avatar
I believe in light of events last year in the Brony community, folks are much more 'sensitive' to the issue of originality, inspiration, and derivative. Maybe the mentioned video does show Michelle and Gabriel performing. However until :icongenericavatar: made there statement this morning I was unaware of it's existence and I still have not viewed the video.

The inspirations for this picture was from memories of watching Michelle and Gabriel perform at EFNW 2013 and EQLA 2015 where I lucky enough to meet and spend a very short amount of time with them before and after their performance. If this video happens to contain scenes of performances from those conventions then I guess it is coincidence since when I was working on the piece the only reference I had was existing images of Gryph on Gabriel's DA page. I know how to draw Applebloom now for memory.

I don't believe that anyone meant ill from their comments. However maybe this will serve as an object lesson in the future. Be careful with what and how you say something, and if you're going to make assertions and claims be certain of it before make a public statement. This is why I will often send a private note first to someone to verify a bit of information before making a public declaration.
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Lvnnkartistries's avatar
Aaaayyy, now that is something special.
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