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The Destroyer by HydrusBeta The Destroyer :iconhydrusbeta:HydrusBeta 39 3 A night with Sylveon by HydrusBeta A night with Sylveon :iconhydrusbeta:HydrusBeta 47 8 HexCentric by HydrusBeta HexCentric :iconhydrusbeta:HydrusBeta 11 0 Crimson Light by HydrusBeta Crimson Light :iconhydrusbeta:HydrusBeta 55 4 Through the Storm by HydrusBeta Through the Storm :iconhydrusbeta:HydrusBeta 37 4 Magical Pegasus by HydrusBeta Magical Pegasus :iconhydrusbeta:HydrusBeta 14 1 Quick Banner for Rainbow Dash Day by HydrusBeta Quick Banner for Rainbow Dash Day :iconhydrusbeta:HydrusBeta 11 2 A Flair for Awesome by HydrusBeta A Flair for Awesome :iconhydrusbeta:HydrusBeta 107 11 Ponified Ubuntu Wallpaper by HydrusBeta Ponified Ubuntu Wallpaper :iconhydrusbeta:HydrusBeta 27 3 Harmony's Reign by HydrusBeta Harmony's Reign :iconhydrusbeta:HydrusBeta 85 9 True Form by HydrusBeta True Form :iconhydrusbeta:HydrusBeta 56 8 Gleaming in the Sun, Our Colors Shine in Every Hue by HydrusBeta Gleaming in the Sun, Our Colors Shine in Every Hue :iconhydrusbeta:HydrusBeta 132 19 Unbreakable by HydrusBeta Unbreakable :iconhydrusbeta:HydrusBeta 94 8 Raising the Sun by HydrusBeta Raising the Sun :iconhydrusbeta:HydrusBeta 68 13 Dream Token by HydrusBeta Dream Token :iconhydrusbeta:HydrusBeta 13 3 Generic Character Puppets for Moonrise Animation by HydrusBeta Generic Character Puppets for Moonrise Animation :iconhydrusbeta:HydrusBeta 40 6


Ruby Hop by Ruhje Ruby Hop :iconruhje:Ruhje 380 0 Amalia by empalu Amalia :iconempalu:empalu 198 15 TheNightmare - Animated by Lionheartcartoon TheNightmare - Animated :iconlionheartcartoon:Lionheartcartoon 1,224 107 Sunset loves Pony Twilight by DeannART Sunset loves Pony Twilight :icondeannart:DeannART 3,834 209 Not My Helmet by Ric-M Not My Helmet :iconric-m:Ric-M 1,958 128 For anypony who hasn't noticed... by LetsEatHay For anypony who hasn't noticed... :iconletseathay:LetsEatHay 141 47 Distant Lands by Sceathlet Distant Lands :iconsceathlet:Sceathlet 1,139 92 Deliver us by Ruhje Deliver us :iconruhje:Ruhje 2,599 103 FlyerDash by Yakovlev-vad FlyerDash :iconyakovlev-vad:Yakovlev-vad 5,678 676 Rainbow Dash - FiM by BionicleGahlok Rainbow Dash - FiM :iconbioniclegahlok:BionicleGahlok 2,787 922 Reunion by Heilos Reunion :iconheilos:Heilos 3,880 290 Aurora and Imperious by 1Jaz Aurora and Imperious :icon1jaz:1Jaz 771 60 Battle by 1Jaz Battle :icon1jaz:1Jaz 1,433 95 Risovach Pone by xn-d Risovach Pone :iconxn-d:xn-d 143 7 Our secret meeting by Ruhje Our secret meeting :iconruhje:Ruhje 1,970 179 Twilight and the Artist 3: Spell practice by Sirzi Twilight and the Artist 3: Spell practice :iconsirzi:Sirzi 216 33



The Destroyer
Another piece inspired by Sharaloth's Harmony Theory. Nightmare Umbra, also known as The Shadowed Alicorn, The Gray Mare, or The Destroyer, is said to draw her power from the ongoing animosity between the Lunar Republics and Solar Kingdom. She strikes with terrifying force, conjuring a black flame that quickly engulfs any living creature it touches. The ashes of its victims return to The Destroyer, where they become a part of her. Truly an existential threat to ponykind, Umbra has been regaining her strength since the Schism, appearing mysteriously from time to time to smite select targets.

---Art Notes---
I used a pose and overall composition similar to my favorite drawing by Ruhje, Deliver Us. Like Ruhje's piece, I tried to use two colors (more or less) exclusively throughout the work. Personally, I find that drawings with such a limited range of colors have a stronger mood and a more "unified" feel to them.

Time for me to go read more of the latest chapter!
The Calling
Another piece inspired by Sharaloth's Harmony Theory. The drawing doesn't depict a particular event or character from the story. It's just a scene I dreamed up, taking place at the Cathedral of the Sun perhaps a couple hundred years ago. The world of Harmony Theory is so rich that I can't help dreaming up little side stories or alternate histories. 

This unfinished work was an experiment in a couple of ways. I thought I could create a wondrous atmosphere by placing a little pony in a huge environment. Unfortunately, I think the focus is a little too strong on the statue of Celestia, drawing the viewer's attention too much to her. I also wanted to try some chiaroscuro, but I think my lighting is too soft. I noticed these flaws only after I already made several major revisions, and at this point I just want to move on to something else. I started work on this back in September of 2017, and I have difficulty calling it quits, lol.
A night with Sylveon
Commission for :iconbronypony780:. His OC, Bitmaker, takes a stroll through Canterlot at night in the company of Sylveon.
If feels really good to draw a pony again!
Some quick-ish background art I made for my online portfolio.
Hey fellas!

Since the start of school in August, my art production has slowed to a crawl once again. The next two semesters are going to be a bit different and busier than usual because I'll be graduating with a Bachelor's in Computer Science in May 2018. In preparation, I've been dedicating every spare hour of free time I get to working on my programming portfolio (or sometimes to just catching up with my family; that's important too). I will also need to be applying for jobs soon.

Work on Moonrise has come to a complete halt again. I started another Harmony Theory drawing, but that's been halted too. All of that's a big deal to me, and I would not be satisfied with just stopping all pony art altogether, so I've come up with a solution for the short term to satisfy my pony craving.

--- Announcing ThunderCup! ---

My most prized gem in my portfolio is a little bubble-breaker game I've been programming from scratch in Java. I figured there would be no harm in including pony-inspired characters. The game will feature multiplayer capability over LAN, background music from AllLevelsAtOnce's album The Pony Way, and beautiful art and animation by yours truly. Here's a (very alpha) screenshot and some character concepts:
When the game is complete, I will make a free download available to all.

I feel I should talk a little more about Moonrise. The animation has been in the works for... wow, over 3 years now. But it keeps getting pushed aside by other stuff. I want to finish it. I REALLY want to finish it. Once I have a job and settle into a comfortable routine, I promise you that I will dedicate my free time to it and bring it to completion (and that's not out of any sense of obligation, it's because I really want to see that project through to the end). In the meantime, though, it's just going to have to wait a bit longer while I race to finish line of college.
  • Listening to: Free by Homage (Ponies at Dawn)
  • Reading: Textbooks. yay.
  • Watching: MLP the Movie!
  • Playing: ThunderCup
  • Eating: Dion's sandwich
  • Drinking: coffee, as always


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cheesegal Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2019
Hey dude, just wanted to say you're a really cool artist and keep up the great work! ^^
TechTalkPony Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2019

Happy Birthday! ᵔ.ᵔ…

tannerthecat1996 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday
EgonDaLatz Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday!
agakikama Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday!
TwilightIsMagic Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2019  Student General Artist
:iconprincesscelestiaplz::iconsaysplz:A very good day to you, human. I come to you on your day of birth with greetings... and thanks.
:iconcelestia-plz::iconsaysplz:My good subject Pinkie Pie told me she had taken to congratulating some humans on their birthdays, but even she has her limits. So she asked us for a bit of assistance... and for such friends of ponykind, we feel it right to provide it.
:iconhappycelestiaplz::iconsaysplz:It is thanks to people like you that our land of Equestria, our very world, exists like it does. It is your friendship with us that gave us life. For that, we will forever be grateful and cherish you.
:iconcelestiapleasedplz::iconsaysplz:And so, allow me to wish you happiness, peace, prosperity and fulfillment! My hope goes with you that you suffer no hardship in the year ahead, but should a challenge befall you, I am certain your courage and skill will see you rise to conquer it!
:iconcelestiaorlyplz::iconsaysplz:Now... where is she...
:iconlunawaveplz::iconsaysplz:Here, sister!
:iconcelestiahappyplz::iconsaysplz:Fashionably late, I see! But just in time for the greetings to be given.
:iconlunashappyplz::iconsaysplz:Right! I'm ready. Three, two, one...
:iconcelestiawubplz::iconsaysplz:Happy Birthday!:iconsays2plz::iconlunahaplz:
:icondatcelestiaplz::iconsaysplz:And now... let us commence the royal party.
TheRoyal5th Featured By Owner Edited Jan 4, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I remember way back when I found your animatic a year after it was uploaded to YouTube. The only reason I ever did find it was from listening to L train's original soundtrack. I know you probably get this all the time and have addressed this millions of times in other posts in some fashion or another, but when will you release something on the progress of the animation?
bronypony780 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2018
HydrusBeta Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2018
TechTalkPony Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2018
Happy Birthday! ᵔ.ᵔ…
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