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Thu Mar 17, 2011, 3:09 PM
  • Listening to: The Go! Team
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  • Eating: english muffin
  • Drinking: vanilla coffee
***YET ANOTHER UPDATE***
The pieces have both been sold, and won by Metacritter, and here is what he has to say about it and some FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES to bid on MORE ORIGINAL MLP ART, in case you didn't see it in the comments below:

OMGOMGOMGOMG...

A few details: Q POP has generously agreed to manage the online auction of the AJ Sketch, so there will be no delay while it is shipped to me and no question of where the donation is going.

A few more INCREDIBLY AWESOME details: Since Q POP will be running things, Lauren Faust has generously offered to donate TWO more sketches from the same batch of development art!

I'm gonna bust my piggy bank and bid on these. (Although I promise I'll leave AJ alone this time, so somebody else has a chance!)

I hope everybody digs deep so we can raise an amazing chunk of $ to help Japan.

There will be more details forthcoming. Q POP is super busy with the upcoming RL charity auction, and won't be able to get the online auction put together until that is over.

Thank you Chris, awesome Q POP guy!

Thank you Lauren, whose awesomeness needs no description here!!!!


Thank you Metacritter for being so generous and awesome!  Yes indeed, I'll be adding 2 more sketches to this new auction!  More details to come....


***ANOTHER UPDATE***
Clarification:  these are both original sketches, and there is only one of each.  Looks like a few people have already tried to purchase, so I guess we'll see who bought them first!!  Further updates as they come...

***UPDATE***
I noticed a few of you lamenting that you can't make the show because you don't live in LA.  These two pieces are available for purchase online right now!   RARITY and APPLEJACK

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Sorry I've been MIA in the comments section lately----  I am planning a FAQ for everyone, but, you know, busy and what not.

In the meantime, my friends over at the new art gallery and store, Q POP, your "one stop destination for unique artist made goods, vinyl toys, rare records and japanese funky street fashion," are holding and art auction and fund raiser to raise proceeds to help the folks devastated by the recent earthquake in Japan.

The show will feature art from dozens of amazing artists, many of whom are my colleagues in the Los Angeles animation community.  The show and auction will take place Friday night (details here)

If you don't live in LA, you are in luck! Many pieces will be featured for purchase online before the show, including (later today) these two pieces from me:





Both of these sketches are early development artwork from 2008 and some of the earliest drawings I did of the MLP:FIM characters.

I'll post and update when the pieces go up on the site, but please take a look at the other amazing pieces, and if you live in LA, come by for the auction on Friday.  Let's send a little friendship to Japan!!!

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:iconangelwafflez:
angelwafflez Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Dear Lauren Faust,

I'm kind've confused Lauren... How exactly do you pronouce your last name? I've heard two ways to pronounce it and I wanna know the right way. Is it Faust like Foster's or Faust like f-OW-st?

~Your Dedicated Fan,
Devyn Aceves XOXO
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Fantasy-JG Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist
i love applejack sooooo much but that picture of rarity is really cool
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:iconcapnchan:
Capnchan Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
I would love to have one of these so so much. Plenty of awesome pony gals have been hard at work on the arena customizing for charity and it's wonderful to see so many people getting on board for this! Japan being my home country makes what you have done (willing to part with your original sketches can't be easy) to be even that more heartwarming, thanks again <3
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:icontimid-appleton:
Timid-Appleton Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Student General Artist
I hope japan gets all better soon...no more nature problems... I hope.
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Sir-Pumpkinhead Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi, I was directed to your account by Brianne's last journal. I wasn't aware that you were Laureen Faust from the MLPFIM show until I read your journal. Anyways, to keep this short, just wanted to tell you that you guys are doing a terrific job with the show. I'm almost 30 and male, and the fact that your show got my attention (was recomended by a friend and fell in love with the first episode I saw -Feeling Pinky Keen-) is impressive -to me at least-. I can only applaud you and hope you keep on working on many, many more episodes. Good luck and kudos!

Also, nice idea to get some donations for Japan :)
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:iconwickedpeep:
wickedpeep Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
MLP: FiM helped me through that first weekend of over 100 aftershocks and nuclear concerns. Thank you so much for your support and the love and magic this show has inspired.
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RaptorCee Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The times I REALLY hate living in the UK are ones like this.
Good luck on the auction and Im sure it will raise alot for the cuase
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:iconpotatofarmgirl:
potatofarmgirl Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Professional Filmographer
I needs a sketch!!!
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:iconteavian:
Teavian Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011   Digital Artist
This is awesome! I'm glad they will be donating, too!
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:iconbabyfacebenny:
BabyfaceBenny Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
Don't even bother bidding unless you can fork over at least $500, lol.
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luxordrocks1995 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
god bless you japan best wishes to all the survivors,
my god what is this world coming to ?
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:iconno1wantsthisname:
no1wantsthisname Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
*gasp* They're beautiful sketches--AJ and Rarity didn't change, huh? ;-) I'm glad. Anyway, it's for such a good cause...nice going!!
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BK1VGKid Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just started watching your show yesterday. I do live in LA(west side) but i got no money & no way i'd be able to stay so late an get home or buy anything. I WISH YA'LL LUCK THOUGH! I HOPE YOU RAISE ALOT OF MONEY! XD
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:iconachthenuts:
achthenuts Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
How about reference sheet ?
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Graycon Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
They are probably gone now but was there a link to click on and buy or bid on them?
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:iconcosmeon:
Cosmeon Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011   Digital Artist
They looks seriously good for early sketches. Hope Japan recovers.
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:iconfire-z:
Fire-Z Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Student Filmographer
Like I felt so sorry for Japan
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:iconguilles:
Guilles Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
nnghh, the AppleJack one is not gone yet?
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turbulosus Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
man, if I had money, I'd spend a looot of it for awesome stuff like this D:
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:icone1itepolyg0n127:
E1itePolyg0n127 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Umm... DO WANT!!
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:iconbrandyharringtonlove:
BrandyHarringtonLove Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
DANG! Good job metacritter!

I'm just letting everyone know, if Lauren auctions off a Rainbow Dash sketch, I call dibs!
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:iconqnaman:
QNAMAN Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
75$ for an original sketch? Is that true? It's so cheap.
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:iconthatg33kgirl:
thatg33kgirl Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Congrats, and so wonderful! Everypony should donate to the relief of Japan!
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:iconkilama:
Kilama Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
Aw, I checked earlier but they weren't up yet. Ended up missing them :(
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reaperfox Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
If you auctioned sketches like these on eBay you'd make a small fortune for the cause.

Either way, good luck! <3
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Fuyumi-Aya Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
I live in LA! .... Louisiana that is! xD

But that's super nifty to be selling the original sketches *o*

Congrats to the ones who get/got them
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Refractedpegasus Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
I TOTALLY support this idea. Really awesome thing you're doing here, Lauren.

For those of us who can't afford the prints/can't go to LA, would you have a suggestion on an organization to donate to?
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:iconbrandyharringtonlove:
BrandyHarringtonLove Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
Please tell me how I can buy them!!!
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:iconmetacritter:
Metacritter Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
I got them! :D :D :D :D

My heart goes out to those who tried and missed.

I am re-donating the AJ sketch for an online charity auction. Details soon. (Ms. Faust, I sent you a note.)
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:iconmetacritter:
Metacritter Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
OMGOMGOMGOMG...

A few details: Q POP has generously agreed to manage the online auction of the AJ Sketch, so there will be no delay while it is shipped to me and no question of where the donation is going.

A few more INCREDIBLY AWESOME details: Since Q POP will be running things, Lauren Faust has generously offered to donate TWO more sketches from the same batch of development art!

I'm gonna bust my piggy bank and bid on these. (Although I promise I'll leave AJ alone this time, so somebody else has a chance!)

I hope everybody digs deep so we can raise an amazing chunk of $ to help Japan.

There will be more details forthcoming. Q POP is super busy with the upcoming RL charity auction, and won't be able to get the online auction put together until that is over.

Thank you Chris, awesome Q POP guy!

Thank you Lauren, whose awesomeness needs no description here!!!!

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Limeneroade Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
Well, im outta luck then. I'm unemployed right now and AJ is my fav. Thought i'd won but hurt to find out I didn't. Even sold some video games to pay for it too. Hey lauren, I know you're real busy an all, but is it possible to get a drawin of AJ for 75 bucks since I probably won't win the auction? You could use that money to donate for the japan relief.
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:iconlimeneroade:
Limeneroade Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
rats. I was hoping i'd won AJ.
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:iconchillchinchilla:
ChillChinchilla Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a very thoughtful thing to do! ;w;

Congrads to the person that bought them ^w^
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:iconk4nk4n:
K4nK4n Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
A very noble deed.
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:iconexclusive-cheese:
Exclusive-Cheese Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
You should've done it as an auction, Mrs. Faust.
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:iconfyre-flye:
fyre-flye Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Sorry. I simply don't have the know-how or time to set up an online auction. My friend asked for donations and I gave him some sketches. I doubt many pony fans are going to be at the auction on Friday, so the pieces would have sold for less.
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conglomeration Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I'm a pony fan. I'll be there! Is there going to be pony? If not, I'm hoping maybe some Foster's?
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:iconexclusive-cheese:
Exclusive-Cheese Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
eBay, Mrs. Faust. 75 dollars is cheap for something as currently popular on the internet as Friendship is Magic. Those who bought the sketches were probably the first who happened to see them.
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:iconlimeneroade:
Limeneroade Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
Are there going to be more pieces available at the auction in person? or were those the only 2 pony related ones?
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:icon14-bis:
14-bis Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
Laureen, I would like to buy the rarity sketch.
$75 is a good price for such a nice art .
my problem is that I only can pay by Paypal , and that site only recognise USA buyers.
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Metacritter Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
Yikes, yeah it is getting messy!

I -think- I got them. I was the first one to post on your DA about buying these, and I do have a confirmation email and a charge receipt... (9:49 Mountain time.) That doesn't mean I was first overall... If somebody was faster than me and didn't post here I'll be sad... But...

IF I got both of them, I pledge to re-donate the AJ sketch for an ONLINE charity auction.
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cherrybomb0388 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
i would give you a great many monies for the Rarity one. That would be amazing!
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BronyMuffin Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
If only there were more!
I would buy one in a heartbeat!
Especially if it were Pinkie or Fluttershy.
I wouldn't even care if they were early production or not. Just to have a signed sketch of my favorite pony from Lauren Faust framed in my room... It would make my life.

Btw, Lauren, thank you so much for making my life 20% cooler!
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:iconhindsightis2020:
Hindsightis2020 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
They are awesome!
Good luck to who ever gets them. :)
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:iconpatchworkedheart:
PatchworkedHeart Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
This is a wonderful thing you're doing, Lauren. :) You're amazing.

I'd totally buy some prints, myself, if you ever made them available. <3 Just saying!
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NovDecJan Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
Hey maybe you could sell prints for cheaper but sell a lot more that way lots of fans could get one and we can help Japan too...just a thought
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:icondeegcakes:
Deegcakes Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've got no money but good luck getting lots of sales on those!
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:iconnovdecjan:
NovDecJan Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
Bought one of each! Your show rocks!
Have a nice day
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NovDecJan Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
Oh....I don't think I got them :(
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revoprod Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
Are these reprints?
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