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DashieTakesPopcornFlyies
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Published: August 8, 2011
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Rainbow Dash has taken a liking to a particular particle of potential precipitation named Popcorn.

Drawn for the deviantart group, MLP-ATG-ALUMNI. [link]
Week 6 Theme: Draw a pony with a pet.
This is actually still a work in progress. More Popcorn design and eventual vector art is the goal. Yeah, right!

Expedition Note 11AUG2011: Thanks to Sethisto for adding Dashie and Popcorn to the #153 Drawfriend [link] post, and thanks to all you ponies for dropping by to see them!
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RainbowYoshi305Hobbyist Digital Artist
This so reminds me of the Skittles commercial w/ the pet cloud.:giggle:
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Hi, thanks! I just watched them all. How dare they steal Dashie's cloud! At least theirs is not named Popcorn! ;)
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RainbowYoshi305Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah that's true.xD and no problem.:D
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Thanks! Glad you like.
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AQNicholsHobbyist Traditional Artist
You're line work is becoming quite the 'thing' as it were! I am extremely impressed by the steadiness of the lines on this piece. Although I believe the clouds mini-cutie mark remains my favorite part of the drawing!
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Thanks again! I have finally found a method that works for me rather well. I have been sketching and then outlining with Prismacolor Col-Erase #20068 Light Blue erasable pencils. I was using Non-photo Blue, but it was too light ITPHO. Then instead of inking, I have been using a #2 Ticonderoga blunt-pointed pencil to make the outlines. I scan it in rather huge and adjust the scan output for a black and white image or document and take out the colors. What is really nice is that most any smudges I made with the blue pencil get dumped in the scan process so there is very little clean-up needed. The #2 pencil lines actually vector quite nicely, but I only did that once with my ill-fated "Tactical Surprise" drawing. I was going to buy an even thicker leaded pencil and see how that works out. Of course now when I shrink the huge image down to screen size after the coloring and cleaning up, the lines look smoother. On Popcorn the cloud, I actually tapered some of the ends of the lines with the erase tool to mimic the vector look.

I can't take credit for the cutiemarks, except for placement. I was running out of time, what a surprise, and just used :iconmaximillianveers: wonderful vector art. I forgot to give him credit in the image.
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AQNicholsHobbyist Traditional Artist
Sounds like you've worked out a solid process there. I look forward to seeing what you produce next.

Also, I did mean that I enjoyed the idea of the cloud having a mini-cutie mark. It's a cute idea. Who made it was beside the point I suppose!
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Thanks! I figured that was the case, but your kind comment also gave me the chance to give neglected credit to :iconmaximillianveers:

PONIES!
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ShineeMewHobbyist Traditional Artist
Dash, that's cloud abuse! :ohnoes:
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Dashie would never abuse her cloud! Well, unless she begged for it and then she would always use a safe-word.
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ColinMLPHobbyist Digital Artist
See? Now you have a Drawfriend. Congrats.
VirgaRainboom's avatar
Thanks! Now what do I do with it? :)
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ColinMLPHobbyist Digital Artist
Look at it reallllllly closely.
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I think it is laughing at me.:iconhappytwilightplz:
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ColinMLPHobbyist Digital Artist
In other news: [link] Baby Popcorn!
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They really are adorable. Good stuff, pony!
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ThisNameIsNotProfaneHobbyist Traditional Artist
Congrats on the Drawfriend!
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:iconpinkiepieplz: Thank you so much!:iconrainbowdashhappyplz:
You are the first to bring me the happy news of my very first Drawfriend!
:icondashishappyplz:I am now truly a pony!
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ThisNameIsNotProfaneHobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm super jealous. I've been working my butt off to get one too.
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Shh, don't tell anypony, but I submitted it myself to Sethisto last night. I was tired of waiting for somepony to nominate me. ;) I was not really sure if that was acceptable or not, but went with it anyway because I was horribly jealous of every other pony that had their art recognized like that. Of course that is very shallow of me, but eh, shallow is my middle name. :) I was pleasantly surprised that he sent back only one word, "Added!", but not really sure what that meant until you told me that I had been included in Drawfriend 153.

Thanks again!
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ThisNameIsNotProfaneHobbyist Traditional Artist
You sent it in yourself? Lol, now I don't feel bad for just sending in my Dr. Octavias drawing! XD
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Apparently we are not alone. Several ponies have come forward to tell me they do the same thing. AQNichols revealed his dirty little secret ;) in this thread.
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