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Hey there, everyone,

A while back, I announced 'The Line,' a fanfiction I would be posting on a weekly basis. Well, it has now completed publication, and can be read from start to finish over on Fimfiction.net. I would love for you to give it a try and let me know what you think.

Cheers.
Hey there everyone,

I could give you all an in depth explanation of why my page has been so dead for months, but suffice to say I have been busy. Crazy busy. Like, gone all day every day busy. However, with the launch of MLP season 5 less than 48 hours away, I've decided to continue a tradition and do a drawing for each episode following its airing. I'll also try to get some backlogged work up here somewhere in amongst all that.

Now, I do need your help with this plan. At the moment, the only means I have of watching the episode live is via Haxmega's stream (thanks for nothing, Comcast.) However, I do not have any confirmation that they are streaming this season. If you host/know of a reliable, quality stream, I would be most appreciative if you sent along a link. The more fallbacks I have, the better I will feel. Thanks all, and I'll see you on Saturday.

Cheers,
Esuka

Hello there, everyone,

Many months ago, I made a post about a fanfiction I have been working on. The first chapter had been posted to fimfiction along side this image, and… nothing else happened. That is because I have been working on this story for the past year, less so of late (as with most things outside of school), making sure I had a story worth telling before I posted any more.

Well, pitfalls past and proofreader situations improving, I feel that now is the time to finally begin posting. If you like my writing, I hope you look forward to this. At present, I plan to release on a weekly basis, provided I can get proofreader feedback in time for each chapter. I wanted to avoid the promise of later chapters without the capability to deliver, but at this stage, the first two passes of the story are complete.

If you would like to read The Line, you can find it here. I will make a point of warning: The Canterlot Academy of Music is developed to be family-friendly on the whole. This is not the case for The Line. A story of war should not be sugar coated, so fair warning: this is a more mature piece of writing. That said, I hope you enjoy.

Hey there everyone,

You've probably noticed there have been... 1, 2... zero updates in quite a while of any sort. I've been meaning to write up an explanation, but the same reason I have not posted any work of late has kept me from getting to said post. Since the start of September, I have been taking classes at the Digipen Insitute of Technology in Washington State. While I can write an extensive report on the ups and downs of the past two months, the relevant information is that I barely have any time to complete pages for the Canterlot Academy of Music, let along complete larger works of my own leisure. My plan, such as it is, is to post some of my better schoolwork to at least keep a pulse on here. I'm still planning to do a winter solstice pic, but I can't really promise anything else beyond that.

Thanks for following, and thanks for understanding. I'll be back, hopefully sooner rather than later, with any developments.
Heyo folks.

We're almost to the start of Season 4! Who'd have thought it, huh? But it's here, and that means that, once again, I'll be doing a "Thing-an-Episode" every week. This was a lot of (taxing) fun last season, so as much as I don't look forward to the hours, I think it will be worth it.

There is a downside to this, of course. I know many people are very sensitive about spoilers, and having them pop up in your DA inbox can be a frustrating thing. However, I have found no way to set a preview image for png files on DA, so as much as I would like to cover them up, I don't see a means to. I apologize in advance if this accidentally spoils something for someone. If you happen to know how to set a preview image for pngs, please send me a PM so I can have that ready to go by Saturday.

Additionally,
COMMISSIONS ARE STILL OPEN.
The rules are pricing are as follows.
Commissions Chart by Esuka
  • Contact me at gkaiser90@gmail.com or pm me if you are interested.
  • Payment accepted through Paypal only (paid as gift, to the e-mail above)
  • Payment in USD
  • I expect payment first. If you order a commission, you will receive it, so no need to worry.

 Prices:

  • Special styles may be negotiated, though an additional cost may be added
  • The base price includes one character. There are charges for: additional characters, backgrounds, and large sizes.
  • A large size is a large desktop sizes or beyond, and requires additional care to minor details.
  • Prices will vary for some situations. If you're looking for something like icons, animations, comics, you'll get personalized prices.
  • animations, comics, you'll get personalized prices.

  Content:

  • NSFW commissions will not be accepted.
  • OCs are welcome! Please include references of your OC(s).

Cheers, everyone.

-Esuka

Commissions Chart by Esuka
  • Contact me at gkaiser90@gmail.com
  • Payment accepted through Paypal only (paid as gift, to the e-mail above)
  • Payment in USD
  • I expect payment first. If you order a commission, you will receive it, so no need to worry.

 Prices:

  • Special styles may be negotiated, though an additional cost may be added
  • The base price includes one character. There are charges for: additional characters, backgrounds, and large sizes.
  • A large size is a large desktop sizes or beyond, and requires additional care to minor details.
  • Prices will vary for some situations. If you're looking for something like icons, animations, comics, you'll get personalized prices.
  • animations, comics, you'll get personalized prices.

  Content:

  • NSFW commissions will not be accepted.
  • OCs are welcome! Please include references of your OC(s).

We're going to start with 5 commission slots so that I don't take on more than I can promise. If you have any questions, contact me at the email above.

Stream can be found here www.livestream.com/esukascorne…
When: 9pm PDT (3.5 hours from the time of post) until the sun comes up.
Where: www.livestream.com/esukascorne…
What: Livestream drawing of this year's Summer Solstice image. I will also be taking questions, and if there is time, sketch requests.
Why: 24.media.tumblr.com/f1b8eadd11…

See you there!
  • Listening to: Vienna Tang, Les Friction, Assorteed ponies
  • Reading: Stuff for class
  • Watching: Ponies, Dr. Who, Sherlock, Archer
  • Playing: Guild Wars 2, Planetside 2
  • Drinking: iced tea
Heya everyone,

So this is not a project that I have posted much about on here, namely because the assets I have made for it are not really standalone art pieces. Given permission, that might change.

Camera Obscura, a game I have been working on for the past year or so, is now up on Steam Greenlight for voting.

It is a 2D puzzle platformer in which one navigates the environment by taking phantom snapshots of the terrain that can then be moved around. There's a trailer on the Greenlight page that explains it better. While we are making progress, every vote helps, and I would really appreciate your support.

Additionally, a portion of the proceeds from the game go to the Get-Well Gamers Foundation, a charity group that collects and distributes games and game hardware to hospitals around America for children to enjoy while undergoing treatment. More information on the foundation can be found on their website, or you can reach the foundation head at getwellgamers@gmail.com.

So I suppose that partially clears up a little about my update schedule. Thanks everyone for your support, and I'll see you next time.

-Esuka
  • Listening to: Vienna Tang, Les Friction, Assorteed ponies
  • Reading: Stuff for class
  • Watching: Ponies, Dr. Who, Sherlock, Archer
  • Playing: Guild Wars 2, Planetside 2
  • Drinking: iced tea
I meant to have this up on New Year's day, but whatever, you had better stuff to do anyway I'm sure.

SO... 2013... that's cool. All in all, things are off to a decent start. On track to graduate, got into the Academy of Art, plenty of ponies and new Doctor Who. Despite my grievances with Arenanet, I'm still enjoying Guild Wars 2, and Planetside 2 shaped up a lot from the beta. It might be mostly the increase in population, but the game has so much more going on. I finally got my website going.

Unfortunately, the year started off with a bump to my ego. I received notice that my art had been used without permission on facebook, though the group it is posted to is private www.facebook.com/muhammad.hafi…. I guess I'm popular enough to get stolen from. :party: I know this is hardly unusual behavior, and I'm not surprised, just disappointed. 'Tis so un-pony-like. This isn't going to change how I work, though. I'm not about to start watermarking my stuff or deny downloads. You guys deserve better, and trying to crack down because of one shithead is not going to solve anything. I will ask, though, that you do not use my work without my permission.

The Canterlot Academy of Music tumblr ask-canterlot-musicians.tumblr… (whose Christmas special was posted here as well) will be returning to regular posts shortly. While not as nonexistent as other tumblrs, I have regrettably been taking an extended break from it before and following the special. It's not dead, promise.

Everyone's always making New Year's resolutions that never come true, so I'm not going to bother. Part of me says I should do some sort of confession instead, but this hardly seems the venue. Aside from "find a job" and/or "don't join the ranks of starving artists," I can't say I have many plans for the year to come beyond continuing what I've been doing. I suppose that can be a good thing too. There are whispers of making a new computer, but that won't be until summer.

So then, I leave it to you all. What are your plans for 2013? Would you like to see some form of tutorial, and if so, what on? Did you actually read this far? 'Cause if you did, you're awesome and I love you.

Happy New Year everyone. Let's make this year a good one.
  • Listening to: Whatever is in my youtube history
  • Watching: Ponies, Dr. Who,
  • Playing: Guild Wars 2, Planetside 2
  • Drinking: Apple Juice, iced tea, ginger ale
GO VOTE. IT IS IMPORTANT.


That is all.
  • Listening to: Whatever is in my youtube history
  • Reading: News
  • Watching: Battlestar Galactica, Dr. Who,
  • Playing: Guild Wars 3 weeks, ehrmagerd
  • Eating: I CAN COOK GAIZ
  • Drinking: Apple Juice, iced tea, ginger ale
Heya folks.

I'm not sure where this falls in the realm of sportsmanship, but as there are no rules against it, here goes nothing. One of my works, A Leaf On The Wind by Esuka is up for voting on :iconfireflytwinkletoes:'s contest. It would mean a lot to be able to win this, and I would love your support. You can find the poll at fireflytwinkletoes.deviantart.… . Thanks for your help.
  • Listening to: Whatever is in my youtube history
  • Reading: News
  • Watching: Battlestar Galactica, Dr. Who,
  • Playing: Guild Wars 3 weeks, ehrmagerd
  • Eating: I CAN COOK GAIZ
  • Drinking: Apple Juice, iced tea, ginger ale
the folks over at r/MLPDrawingschool (www.reddit.com/r/mlpdrawingsch…) have asked me to do a Q&A/tutorial/other stream, but they didn't say I couldn't invite others. I'll be going for a few hours, covering questions, techniques, and it seems they typically have a critique session where people post their work through the stream. If that sounds like fun, feel free to drop by and say hello! No idea how long it will last, but there will be chatting, arts, some music, and episodes of... something if a break is to be had.

Hope to see you there! The stream can be found at www.livestream.com/esukascorne…

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The Canterlot Academy of Music is now welcoming new and returning students for the academic year ask-canterlot-musicians.tumblr…

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  • Listening to: Whatever is in my youtube history
  • Reading: News
  • Watching: Battlestar Galactica, Dr. Who,
  • Playing: Guild Wars 3 weeks, ehrmagerd
  • Eating: I CAN COOK GAIZ
  • Drinking: Apple Juice, iced tea, ginger ale
So folks, 2nd bit of big news. In an effort to draw more, I have started an ask tumblr. We'll see how this goes, aye?

The Canterlot Academy of Music is now welcoming all first years and returning students.

You can find the ask tumblr here ask-canterlot-musicians.tumblr…, and the mod tumblr here esuka-responds.tumblr.com/ .
As I am still unfamiliar with tumblr, there  may yet be some little quirks. As such I would appreciate any feedback. Hope to see you there.
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  • Listening to: Whatever is in my youtube history
  • Reading: Readings for class. Oh god why.
  • Watching: Ponies, Torchwood, Dr. Who,
  • Playing: Guild Wars 2 in two months, ehrmagerd
  • Eating: I CAN COOK GAIZ
  • Drinking: Apple Juice, iced tea, leftover soda
Heya folks. So to celebrate the summer solstice, I will be staying up all night drawing. Hop on by at www.livestream.com/esukascorne… , as I will be taking requests (no gore, no r34, otherwise it's free game). There will be music, merriment, and drawings galore.

**EDIT:** The stream is finally running due to what I can only describe as internet magic. Sorry for the delay.
  • Listening to: Whatever is in my youtube history
  • Reading: A Song of Ice and Fire
  • Watching: Ponies, Legend of Korra, Dr. Who,
  • Playing: Shogun 2, MMORPG betas
  • Eating: whatever falls in my mouth
  • Drinking: Apple Juice, iced tea
There is a saying, and I don't know if it's true, "Einai Kalytero Anthropo Apo Ton Patera Toy." As I have heard, it means "be a better man than your father." Every year, I'm a little older, trying to be a little better than I was last year. I look at my art from last year around the same time, and I see how far I've come and how far I have yet to go. I take stock of what I can do and what I cannot do. I try to be responsible, independent, self-sustaining. To be indebted, even if no debt need be paid, is a great shame to me, for it means I was not able to defeat my task on my own. Obviously, it is beyond difficult to live independently, and to do so at my age is even harder.

That said, I am indebted to my parents beyond anything I could ever hope to repay. Not simply funds, or the obvious, you know, being birthed, but being raised.

The knowledge I have, the decisions I have made and have access to, the ease of living which allows me greater pursuits, these are things I owe my parents.
The knowledge that violence is second in all cases to understanding, that one must engage the world around them, that one must never stop where things are easy and comfortable, these are things I owe my parents.
The knowledge that I have someone to turn to even if I would rather try to tough it out alone, that they will always support me despite my failures and mistakes, and that I too must do so for those I care for, these are things I owe my parents.

I am anything but perfect, and I wish I could be better than I am. I endeavor. Their love makes it possible.

Today is father's day, but as I made nothing of substance for mother's day, this is for both my mother and my father.

Is it possible to be a better person than my parents? I don't know. Some days, looking at the big picture of my childhood, I don't think it is. But hey, we all should have at least one lofty goal, right? I aim to be better not by any fault of theirs, but rather, if I succeed, I will be a better man than I ever thought I could be.

If you haven't, tell your father you love him. And tell your mother too. I bet you she deserves it.

With so much love,
Esuka

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Looking for shirts? Have I got a deal for you! Check out esukascorner.spreadshirt.com/ for some sweet shirts for your torso.
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Sugarcube Corner is a pony/general chatroom for fun, images, and friends. Drop by at www.sugarcubecorner.net/ and say hello.
  • Listening to: Whatever is in my youtube history
  • Reading: A Song of Ice and Fire
  • Watching: Ponies, Legend of Korra, Dr. Who,
  • Playing: Shogun 2, MMORPG betas
  • Eating: whatever falls in my mouth
  • Drinking: Apple Juice, iced tea
Hey everyone, part 1 of the exciting news is finally ready to go. I have shirts! Torso shirts! (Leg shirts still under development.) Shirts for you! Here is a group shot of the designs, each available in 2 versions Shirts: Dreaming Ponies 01 by Esuka

The shirts can be found at my store at esukascorner.spreadshirt.com/. If there is a lot of interest in these, and people want to see more designs, I can work that out. It would mean a lot if you would drop by and give them a look. Maybe you'll find a shirt you really enjoy? Thanks all, and more news on the way.

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Looking for a place to chat, ponies and beyond? Why not try Sugar Cube Corner! www.sugarcubecorner.net/
  • Listening to: Whatever is in my youtube history
  • Reading: A Song of Ice and Fire
  • Watching: Ponies, Legend of Korra, Dr. Who,
  • Playing: Shogun 2, MMORPG betas
  • Eating: whatever falls in my mouth
  • Drinking: Apple Juice, iced tea
Exciting news is on the way, but I can't say until I'm entirely ready to move forward with it. However, I do need to express my thanks to :icondax-rattler: for their gift of a premium membership. Dude! I don't know what I did for it, but thank you. More art and projects on the way.
  • Listening to: Whatever is in my youtube history
  • Reading: A Song of Ice and Fire
  • Watching: Ponies, Legend of Korra, Dr. Who,
  • Playing: Shogun 2, MMORPG betas
  • Eating: whatever falls in my mouth
  • Drinking: Apple Juice, iced tea
Heya folks! So JNew's commission is just about completed, and it's time to bring this one home. If all goes well, we're looking at the last stream for this particular piece.

~ The stream can be found on the other end of this fancy www.livestream.com/esukascorne… !~

As is the usual, there will be music requests, lots of drawing, and general merriment. Last time, I did a preshow (read: episode of ponies), and that seemed to go pretty well, so expect to see that again as well. Hope to see you lovely folks there!

Regards,

Esuka
  • Listening to: Ponies
  • Reading: A Song of Ice and Fire
  • Watching: Ponies, Star Trek (various)
  • Playing: TF2, Starcraft 2, Deus Ex HR, Shogun 2
  • Eating: whatever falls in my mouth
  • Drinking: kool-aid (purple), iced tea
Heya folks. So once again, I will be streaming the continued work on Jnew's commission.

~The Stream Can Be Found In This Fancy www.livestream.com/esukascorne… .~

There will be music, drawing, chat, and general merriment. Hope to see you there.

Regards, Esuka
  • Listening to: Ponies
  • Reading: A Song of Ice and Fire
  • Watching: Ponies, Star Trek (various)
  • Playing: TF2, Starcraft 2, Deus Ex HR, Shogun 2
  • Eating: whatever falls in my mouth
  • Drinking: kool-aid (purple), iced tea