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Ryan
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Somehow, you are reading this text, or for whatever reason, have landed on this page. Ciao. Musta na. Welcome. Have a look around.

I ask that you don't write a comment on my profile solely for the purpose of thanking for a fave, llama, etc. Instead, thank you for making nice art or being so kind.

Otherwise, I read every comment I receive, even if I may not respond directly. What I do generally respond to are direct queries that I am either comfortable answering or have a definite answer to, though I may still respond to a variety of things regardless. It's because I don't like filling my own deviations with mostly filler-type comments from or by myself.

But, of course, I genuinely try to appreciate the various comments I receive, even if I don't actually say so.


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Generally, I don't make anything involving:
:bulletred: Derpy Hooves, Rainbow Dash, or Vinyl Scratch
:bulletred: OCs, Ponysonas, or OCxCanon interactions
:bulletred: Romance/Shipping
:bulletred: NSFW or Adult-oriented work

I'm not big on shipping that's not already friendshipping, which isn't "real" shipping if you were to ask any of the hardcore shippers around here. At first I was oblivious to it, but that's changed. Thankfully, I'm only one person—there are numerous other alternatives for expecting the content you want, I'm sure! ;)

Looking for bases?

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:bulletgreen:"Me" stuff::bulletgreen:

I'm Ryan, I live and study in San Francisco, California/USA at San Francisco State University, and I act a lot younger than my age implies. If you want to refer to me by my screenname, I usually like "Chomp" the most, followed by the abbreviated version "CC2", even though I use "ChainChomp2" effectively everywhere. I wouldn't call myself an artist, per se, but I strive to produce high-quality vectors or vector-based fan "art" based on My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.

And I try not to dabble with overly mainstream topics even within MLP, though I might find ways to find what I might see as underrated within that medium and contribute to that. Sometimes things are just a part of a hierarchy that way, and I never choose just one area because I enjoy different things, not just a few. Even still, I do things for enjoyment as opposed to outreach, material gains, or popularity. Most of the time I try to pick subjects where I can expect to receive no comments or for few people to understand any intended subliminal messages...most of the time.

Other than ponies, I'm into civil aviation and traveling the world, while on the side I enjoy a Nintendo game or follow the artistic gymnastics scene.

Favorite ♂s:
Sunburst (robed) idle by Botchan-MLP Flash Sentry flying by Botchan-MLP King Thorax flying by Botchan-MLP Party Favor trotting by Botchan-MLP Neon Lights idle by Botchan-MLP
Favorite ♀s:
Vapor Trail embarassed smile by CloudySkie Twinkleshine trotting right and blinking by fanofetcetera Starlight Glimmer trotting by Botchan-MLP Raindrops Adventure beta by yayayayayala Sugar Belle idle by Botchan-MLP
VAPOR TRAIL IS SO HIGH UP SHE DOESN'T NEED A DESKTOP PONY

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:bulletgreen:Stuff about my DA and its uploads::bulletgreen: (...wall of text warning. I even made the text smaller to take up less space.)

:bulletgreen: The featured character, Crescent Moon, is not my OC, but a canon background pony in the show, one of several that were probably hastily made using other existing earth and unicorn ponies as templates for the Sonic Rainboom episode in Season 1. I don't consider him part of my Doctor Who fanon, and despite using him as an avatar in numerous places, my favor still generally falls with numerous obscure characters like him.

:bulletyellow: Most of the material posted here is traced or uses a reference, generally from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and related media. Sometimes I make a reusable vector out of a screencap from the show (because people apparently like and use it for stuff, myself included) or use various instances and make something you might call "fan art" out of it.

:bulletgreen: Most of the material here is of stallion or male ponies. I emphasize on these characters since I always figured that since the show is female-oriented, female characters (whether they are mares or fillies or minor or major characters) were always going to be well-covered by the fandom's army of vector artists. Granted, there are many stallions and colts that have their own share of popularity and reach, and mares and fillies that are more or less ignored in comparison. At the same time, there are going to be obscure characters that even I haven't covered; like everyone else, I have my own share of favorites and biases too. That's why it's nice to have more people around to participate in this type of effort if they please. This isn't to say that I hate popular characters or their fanbases outright (except in extreme cases); you'll just see less of them on my profile, since I don't feel so much obliged to contribute to their content, even if I like them.

:bulletred: You will not find edited/posed Double Rainboom/DHX-leaked/other puppets as "vectors" here in place of my usual uploads, and I don't have/know Adobe Flash or have experience with any Adobe Products comparable to what I have for Photoshop, so even if I wanted to (which I don't), I can't. That said, I may reuse resources, but only from my own past vectors, typically if parts are not seen in a reference image, cut off/heavily obscured or otherwise. That, or I trace from another fitting screenshot. I also try not to reuse poses too much, because most of you I assume don't like stock vectors after a while, right? If I reuse something from someone else, I'll usually cite it in an upload's description if I remember. The farthest I would use "official" resources such as DHX puppets or show assets used in Flash games would be for the RGB color codes for parts in order to be as accurate as can be in that fashion, or for vectoring over cutie marks that aren't so easily seen in the show, but this is all I can think of at this moment.

Everything else is aimed to be vectored/traced from scratch, with the aim of each vector being a bit neater and higher quality than the last, and to try out new things if necessary, instead of reusing the same resource (or someone else's) over and over. To me, progress is important, and easier to attain in great amounts by putting in the work and gaining experience. One could argue that it doesn't apply since I work off the show, but the show itself improves in quality as it progresses (whether you want to say visually or in writing is your call), and sometimes you just need to learn new things and get better to keep up.

On the subject of reused resources, sometimes I may feel I may annoy another user by mentioning them every time I credit them when I use a cutie mark, for instance, and have it appear in their inboxes each time. In these cases, I may vector my own personal resource of the same thing (off the show, of course) so that I don't have to do that. Beyond that...I'd much rather vector my own resources than to constantly reuse, recolor, and edit other people's stuff to make what I want.

:bulletorange: I do not intend on making :points: or otherwise off tracing the show for labor or otherwise (in the sense that others are more deserving of it than me). I do this for my own enjoyment and leisure.

:bulletyellow: I don't work on or upload OCs here, at least by request. If I ever do make one, it's typically a gift from my own will and I send it to the recipient by another network or profile, usually, but not always privately. I don't have an OC or ponysona; I'd much rather focus on or relate to obscure canon and underdeveloped characters, and usually find people to associate with this way as common fans. That being said, I intend on keeping OCs and canon characters separate. My general relationship and opinion on OCs is...complicated.

:bulletgreen: Some deviations feature vector source files (SVGs), while some don't. If it's a cutie mark, well-recognized character, a character with an uncommon physique or build, a backdrop, or a remix in itself, you should find them. The rest, not so much. If I always did recognizable and known-characters, it'd probably be different. I grew tired of being seen as "the guy with all the background noponies for people to shoehorn their OCs over"; I still might be, but what used to be uncredited SVG edits are now MSPaintbucketed masterpieces or otherwise forcing people to vector over my stuff (if they feel like taking the effort or know how), which is the lesser of the two evils to me.

:bulletgreen: I don't make bases (the ones you use with MSPaint, GIMP, etc.), and I don't endorse them either; I ask that no bases are made from anything I post here. You might find bases of my older stuff still floating around from before I had stated any type of stance on the matter. They're even spread more than the stuff they're made from, lol.
Check respective deviations for these: :iconnobases1plz::iconnobases2plz:
Still looking for bases?


This goes without saying; I do not own any characters or the art style that I trace out of the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic TV series. This is mostly for those of you who probably thought of accusing me of stealing these characters by tracing them out of the show, claiming that I claim to own these characters, and/or originally created them. If you don't recognize a character, then chances are that's why I vectored them; because they are so obscure and unknown.
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As much as I'm behind on this, it'd be one of many things I'm behind on, honestly (like coming back here and going through my notifications, while having to get used to un-Stylish DA). Yawn Though evidently, it doesn't appear my new university life has affected my travel outings, though it may or may not have affected my production output, if that was even a thing. CURSE YOU!

For last year's BronyCon, I wasn't incentivized to go until I won full-fare roundtrip vouchers, and I'd like to think I made the most of those.

For this year's BronyCon, it was someone who was going last year but didn't, and was planning to go this year (and didn't)...along with miles and compensation credit I'd amassed over the past year, cutting travel expenses by $175, more or less. For comparison, a one-way flight (of the same class and value for what you pay) from the US west coast to the east coast (or vice versa) typically costs more than what my round trip ended up being, especially in the middle of summer. But either way, I'm going yet again this year and my flight out departs within 5 hours of the posting of this journal. ^^; 

In the meantime, I'm actually going with JackDC93 and kitkatyj, who coincidentally already had plans to visit my home city before we'd ended up arranging a go-together. La la la la

But unlike past years, I'm not exactly prepared with anything for autographing, even with the guests the con has announced with the past couple of months. If anything it's that I'm waiting for Rebecca Shoichet's appearance at the coming BABS 2019 (a local-to-me shindig) since one particular item still awaits her touch. =p

Just like last year however, the week after BronyCon I'm visiting the NYC area, since I still know people there and there're things I never got around to during my previous outing. Grump

All that aside, I doubt I'll get another vector out by the end of July (unless I vector on my flight, like last year), so here's something that I forgot I had sitting around after being bogged down in random things. Nod

Dat Wonderlane is a Suave B*st*rd by ChainChomp2
  • Listening to: Spiral Knights OST
  • Watching: Totally Spies
  • Eating: Not enough
  • Drinking: Ginger ale and Mango-a-go-gos
Dat Thunderlane Thinks You're Aight
I suppose Thundy's head here is at a slightly high angle from looking down, but then again that might just be the way his head is designed with the suit on, where it makes the ears layered completely behind the oval of his head. There's another version with the "usual" eyes that I and probably you as well are accustomed to, just because. I'm also not a fan of his new frontal mane symbol, so I just recycled an old one that I liked more. :shrug:


Time: 6 minutes to edit from suited original

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Dat Wonderlane is a Suave B*st*rd
Here we have another case of a long turnover period between when the subject was originally screencapped, and the eventual vectorization, specifically, March 31st to July 13th...and not posted until July 26th, for various reasons that are otherwise best described as "not befitting of Thunderlane". ^^;

Though I'm not sure if a mid-turning motion instance makes for the best still image...but whatever, it's Thunderlane. La la la la I've just changed his eyes to look toward you since it doesn't make as much sense to have him look toward a subject that is no longer there Ninja, and added a raised eyebrow for his other eye since I feel just the one furrowed brow and nothing for the other eye feels a bit unbalanced. And like what seems to be happening if I vector the male Wonderbolts post-revamp...the extra (or some of the) possible variations included, none, if not one or two of which will be actually used. Hmm. Evil plotting in progress. 

...And I felt I actually had to vector the newest frontal version of his mane, which I feel is...meh, but is the only thing that'd work with his goggles that way...somehow. :shrug:


Time: 1 hour, 56 minutes

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Scrunchlight Suspicimmer
Do you always leave everything to the final hours and final minutes on the final day of the month in your local timezone to put something?

*mfw*

I recalled something from nearly two months ago and thought it'd be a good exercise. That's basically the entire story, apart from how this is probably my fastest full body pony vector in my entire pony career, at least off the top of my head. 


Time: 1 hour, 3 minutes

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Lounging Gallus
When your hectic spring semester is over so you can just unwind and...go back to work by vectoring and posting something for the first time in 36 days. That includes the extra week and a half between when your semester actually ended and you did nothing productive, on any of your outlets, to eventually making this. La la la la Like I stated in my last deviation, another case of a long turnover period where the screencap on my disk that this came from dates back to March 22nd, but didn't get turned into anything until the tail end of May. Clap 

Aaaand this is just to get something under the wire for May, at least in one of the last time zones in the world. =p Layering his talons over each other and keeping all the hidden parts neat for no reason may or may not have added a lot of time to that. B-) (Cool) 

I would've made a comment on being the first non-pony MLP character in my gallery, but a quick browse through my gallery reveals some changelings, so I can't make that statement for this. CURSE YOU! That aside he's probably my favorite of the six new student characters, whether that has to do with his design or his straightforward demeanor.


Time: 1 hour, 50 minutes

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