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About Digital Art / Artist Core Member Ricardo28/Male/United States Group :iconendlesssummerartbook: EndlessSummerArtbook
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Deviant for 7 Years
4 Week Core Membership:
Given by brownmanpls
Statistics 363 Deviations 6,006 Comments 396,184 Pageviews

Newest Deviations

Mayu Sketch 2 by Ric-M Mayu Sketch 2 :iconric-m:Ric-M 133 10 Human Mayu Sketch by Ric-M Human Mayu Sketch :iconric-m:Ric-M 113 28 Frostnip and Mayu 2018 sketch by Ric-M Frostnip and Mayu 2018 sketch :iconric-m:Ric-M 125 18 Jinn by Ric-M
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Jinn :iconric-m:Ric-M 172 34
Meek Intro Sketchdump by Ric-M Meek Intro Sketchdump :iconric-m:Ric-M 145 29 Endless Summer: Halona by Ric-M Endless Summer: Halona :iconric-m:Ric-M 240 42 Endless Summer: Ceannai by Ric-M Endless Summer: Ceannai :iconric-m:Ric-M 313 34 AT: Trudy by Ric-M AT: Trudy :iconric-m:Ric-M 222 9 Mothuan Concept Dump by Ric-M Mothuan Concept Dump :iconric-m:Ric-M 191 75 Mothuan Base Design by Ric-M Mothuan Base Design :iconric-m:Ric-M 1,321 193 Summer Halona and Ceannai by Ric-M Summer Halona and Ceannai :iconric-m:Ric-M 245 51 Time for a Break by Ric-M Time for a Break :iconric-m:Ric-M 160 24 Not 2 B by Ric-M Not 2 B :iconric-m:Ric-M 216 56 Shrimpy Holidays pt 2 by Ric-M Shrimpy Holidays pt 2 :iconric-m:Ric-M 103 28 Arianna Reference Sheet 2018 by Ric-M Arianna Reference Sheet 2018 :iconric-m:Ric-M 332 72 AT: Freya by Ric-M AT: Freya :iconric-m:Ric-M 138 21


Hornet [P] by Sutexii Hornet [P] :iconsutexii:Sutexii 227 2 i seriously hope you guys don't do that by rtil i seriously hope you guys don't do that :iconrtil:rtil 245 18 Derp da derpy derp by Aeolus06 Derp da derpy derp :iconaeolus06:Aeolus06 700 25 Mercy by YanYu Mercy :iconyanyu:YanYu 69 2 Over Your Shoulder by G-3-n-o
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Over Your Shoulder :icong-3-n-o:G-3-n-o 83 7
Femom by Aeolus06
Mature content
Femom :iconaeolus06:Aeolus06 576 45
Autumn 2018 sketchdump by Allyatharii Autumn 2018 sketchdump :iconallyatharii:Allyatharii 57 3 Tea by Skirtzzz Tea :iconskirtzzz:Skirtzzz 1,264 80 Com: Raptor Refs by AlfaFilly Com: Raptor Refs :iconalfafilly:AlfaFilly 30 11 Castlevania - Portrait of Desire by GENZOMAN
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Castlevania - Portrait of Desire :icongenzoman:GENZOMAN 1,473 33
Sierra - Commission by RD-RN Sierra - Commission :iconrd-rn:RD-RN 127 6 Shadow - Commission by RD-RN Shadow - Commission :iconrd-rn:RD-RN 142 4 League of Legends, Neeko by SplashBrush League of Legends, Neeko :iconsplashbrush:SplashBrush 880 25 chibi Gertie ipad by PEPPERTODE chibi Gertie ipad :iconpeppertode:PEPPERTODE 44 15 [GIFT] Deadlylocks by Zummeng [GIFT] Deadlylocks :iconzummeng:Zummeng 290 17 Excelsior! by UncleScooter Excelsior! :iconunclescooter:UncleScooter 177 29
Update 05/07/18:

It's been a while but as you guys might have already guessed, I decided not to delete/store my old artwork. Thanks again to those who gave their opinions as well as their support.

Original Entry:

What changed in DA's algorithm that it decided to put a few of my old MLP drawings on the front page, or at least in the "What's Hot" section now? I noticed the sudden influx this past week which surprised me until I saw it for myself. I see this as a potential issue for a couple reasons:

1. They're old. Like I think the oldest one being back from 2012 and that was six years ago. While I may have been proud of them back then, looking back I can see so many things I could perhaps do better in retrospect. Therefore I really don't think they should be on the front and there are more pictures out there that are milestones better than what I drew four to six years ago.

2. I'm no longer interested in drawing MLP like I was before, something I never really addressed but my inspirations gradually shifted away from it towards other ideas. And I don't want folks to be following me if that's what they are expecting to see. The last pony-related picture I did was back in 2014. I still follow people of interest within the MLP fandom because I still like their art or content in general, but as for me I don't have as much free time as I used to and I'd prefer spending that time I have working on other ideas that interest me right now. The only thing I can see myself doing are re-do's of old MLP pictures, but that's about it. I know this may disappoint new followers who may have come after seeing the pictures but I'm sorry, it's the truth. And feel free to un-follow me.

So before I make any rash decisions without informing anyone, I wanted to get any opinions from you all, both new and old followers, about what I should do if anything at all. Naturally my instincts tell me to just store all my MLP deviations since they no longer reflect my current interest, therefore removing them from the "What's Hot" page and problem solved right? But I don't want to stop any discussions or critiques that may be happening on them. Or just carry on like business as usual?


Artist | Digital Art
United States
Hello, and welcome to my DA page!

I go by Ric or Ricardo online- I'm a digital artist who loves to draw cartoons and create my own characters.

Aside from drawing I'm also a fan of science-fiction/fantasy, video games, and anime.

If you are curious about my status for commissions, requests, and trades, read below:

Commissions: No, I am not doing commissions at this time. Please do not ask nor ask for prices until I announce otherwise.

OC Requests: Closed/Hiatus

Art Trades: I usually approach people and friends if I'm interested in doing an art trade. But if you would like to inquire about doing a trade send me a note. I handle them on a case by case basis.

Thanks for visiting, and feel free to also check out my Tumblr and Twitter accounts as well:



Which of my alien races would you be more interested in seeing new concepts for? Either new characters, ideas, or just drawings in general. 

138 deviants said Flo and the "Moths" (fuzzy bugs)- Chill Moth by Ric-M Feed Me Flo by Ric-M
73 deviants said Halona/Ceannai and the Meeks (shrimps)- A for Effort by Ric-M Sup by Ric-M
70 deviants said Keedra and the Kharnuvians (bugs)- Kharnuvian Drones Concept Dump by Ric-M Telchandran Reference by Ric-M


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vidgamer123 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2018
Heya Ric! I hope you can go back to Frostnip and Mayu someday! They're cute characters!
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lh1200 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2018  Professional Artist
Do Make Sweetie Belle (Equestria GirlsAnd ride the Bikini for Eddy (Ed,Edd n Eddy) Plasse Thanks
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Kokerapiko Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2018
Hey, do you know what happened to thelivingmachine02
Cuz I think you guys are good friends
Happy belated birthday.
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