1.) A close-up of his protective nictating membranes (they give him spooky ghost eyes, and smoky is nothing if not theatrical)
2.) Another study of his insect mandible-inspired splitting jaw
3.) Smokescreen was born mute. I got asked a lot how a voiceless creature would go about doing spywork- and I answered that Smokescreen isn't the kind of spy that's meant to flirt and banter with enemies, but rather the kind meant to sneak around, steal, observe, and occasionally pull out the teeth of non-compliant informants. But then I remembered that Queen Chrysalis was seen performing mental magic in the show (when she mind-controls Shining Armor), and I figured Smokescreen could also have that ability. So this is how he communicates, he can telepathically project his "voice" into ponies' heads, and he can also give them a psychic "push" to do what he wants them to do. He's not as strong as Chrysalis, however, and a strong-willed enough pony can resist the push. He can't directly control ponies, but he can attempt to influence their thoughts and decisions.
Ya like that random villain guy?I made him up in like 2 minutes. He and his goons were planning on kidnapping the foal of some visiting duchess and demanding a ransom, Smoke is trying to stop that from happening
4.) i like to think it's a running gag that absolutely none of Smoke's friends and family are able to guess at his grisly profession, they all think he's a pastry chef or something
this is veeery obviously inspired and partly referenced from a page of Lackadaisy, found here: www.lackadaisy.com/comic.php?c…
5.) PB Sandwich putting up a heckin' tough defense against a very threatening and dastardly house spider. PB's stupid terrified of em but he's willing to make a heroic sacrifice to save his friend from certain death.....Smoky is both touched and exasperated
6.) Recall that the changelings never turn into sparkly love-bugs in my story canon. Thorax is a mama hen from hell, but Smoke is a total boob and loves affection from bug daddo (parental love is especially delicious to changelings and changeling hybrids alike)
7.) A disguised Smokescreen meeting up with local Ponyville confectioner, Bonbon. Bonbon (Codename: Sweetie Drops) is a former secret agent of the Equestrian Bureau of Central Intelligence. Initially specializing in monster-tracking, she later began work in matters of criminal conspiracy. Although she retired from active duty to live peacefully in Ponyville with her wife Lyra Heartstrings, she still oversees many secret operations, and is Smoky's boss. She tasks him regularly with
dangerous missions files harmless and fun recipe cards, and Smoke reports back to her. Despite being a very stern and calculating boss, Smoke likes to think of her a reluctant and beleaguered surrogate mom to him. Bonbon taught him everything she knows, from corpse dissolving to cake decorating.
8.) Dragon-bug monster has a major sweet-tooth (yet another reason he likes hanging around Bonbon)
EDIT: may i offer u a baby smoky in these trying times?
more on smokescreen:
Hey, and thanks for visiting. I'm a total art hack with a fondness for drawing girly ponies and giant robots. I'm in a passionate love affair with all things animation, and love cartoons, great movies, puppies, lame puns, bad daytime television, and classic literature.
Current Residence: the dark side of the moon
Favorite style of art: cartoooons
Favourite cartoon character: Helga Pataki
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
-Are you open for commissions?
Not at the moment, sorry. When commissions are opened, I will make a huge journal announcement. My price guide is here: lopoddity.deviantart.com/journ…
Do you do requests?
I definitely consider suggestions made about what you guys would like me to draw next, but regarding your OCs, fanfic covers...nope. Go commission somebody, ya vultures.
Do you take point commissions?
Nope, can't pay bills and buy pizza with points
Rarely. If I'd like to do a trade, I'll be the one to approach you. Please don't ask me.
What program(s) do you use?
FireAlpaca and Adobe Photoshop CS4. I use a Huion H610 Pro digital art tablet.
Can I make a base of your artwork?
No. C'mon guys. If I can draw a pony, so can you.
Am I allowed to make fanart/fanfics about your characters?
Sweet buttery jesus yes. And show me when you're done! I love love love each and every bit of fan art/fiction I get.
What is Pandoraverse?
Pandoraverse is an alternate future story verse for MLP:Fim I created, in which Twilight and Discord have partnered up and had a child, titular Pandora. It's a world rife with unexpected shippings, strange new characters, and the marvelous magical misadventures of a young lady draconequus trying to find her place in the world, along with her loyal minion Cupcake. Has it's own tumblr here: chaostheoryandcookies.tumblr.c…
How old are you, Lopoddity?
Old enough to drive, drink, and be tried as an adult. All in the same night, even.
What do you study in college?