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Gingerbread and Sea Shimmer by xkappax Gingerbread and Sea Shimmer by xkappax
I've been scanning in some old photos for my father, and I came across a photo album from 1986. There was a photo of some pony art I did when I was 8 years old. I had drawn the twinkle eye pony, Gingerbread, on the chalk board, and I was so excited at how it came out that I wrote "DO NOT ERASE" and wouldn't let anyone touch it until my father took a photograph of it. The photo was taken 32 years ago, and I thought it would be a fun exercise to try to redraw it. So... that's what I did, and this is what came out. Oh, and here's the original that I did when i was eight years old: imgur.com/a/HIXfp

Also: I realized after I finished this image that I did the wrong sea pony. It's supposed to be Surf Rider and not Sea Shimmer. I swapped her out for the correct sea pony, but Surf Rider's colors were not working with the final image, so I put Sea Shimmer back. Anyway... thanks for looking as always, hope you like it! ^_^
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:iconlittlekunai:
LittleKunai Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2018
Love the story behind this drawing, and the link to the original.
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xkappax Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! ^_^ I can't believe I even still had a photograph of the original, I knew what had to be done as soon as I found it in the photo album! :) :)
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Nostalgialover808 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2018
Impressive. 
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xkappax Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I'm so happy you like it! ^___^
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QuantumBranching Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2018
Cute! Any idea why your younger self equipped a sea pony with a flotation device? :)
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LittleKunai Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2018
The adult sea pony toys have a large metal piece in their tails so they can be upright in the water. (I pulled one out, while cleaning up rust. You could hurt someone with that sucker, its BIG.) The sea pony babies have floaties to keep them upright.
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xkappax Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for your kind words! ^_^ And, for some reason, the baby seapony toys actually came with flotation devices! I always thought that was hilarious and ridiculous.
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2018
Wow
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xkappax Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
^___^ I am happy you like it!
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templar127 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2018
Cute!
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xkappax Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you kindly!
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templar127 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2018
ur welcome!
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NormaLeeInsane Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They look adorable. :aww:
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xkappax Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I'm happy you think so! Thank you! ^__^
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al1701 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
I always love your art style in these.
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xkappax Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much, as always.  I want to do more. Hopefully I will. I was looking at my old ponies the other day to get ideas. I have them all on a shelf in the hallway. :)
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HareTrinity Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
You're all set for that 'then/now' art meme! :D
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xkappax Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I know, lol! I thought about that! :)
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BlackBearCJ Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This art is so cute! I also always loved Sea Shimmer. I also love your chalk drawing! It's nice to be able to recreate art from that long ago! I'm very jealous (all of my art from that age got destroyed so I don't have anything to redraw) but I love seeing other people do it! 
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xkappax Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much for saying that! I'm so sorry your art got destroyed! :/ I threw out a lot of my old stuff because it was EVERYWHERE. I sort of wish I hadn't. I didn't know scanners would become an invention and that I could scan it all into a computer someday!
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BlackBearCJ Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww that's a shame! At least you still have something! Some of mine was thrown out by me, my parents and some got water damage and had to be tossed. I hope I might be able to find some from when I was younger though when I move one day. At least from when I was in my early teens!  Maybe you might find something you missed one day too and it'll be something! 
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xkappax Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, that's terrible! :( I live in a flood zone, so I understand that. I almost lost all the drawings in my basement back in 1996 when our creek flooded! Somehow my dad ended up getting the stuff to higher ground quickly enough, thank goodness! I sure hope you find some of your old stuff!
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BlackBearCJ Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We don't live near the water but they were put in a shed? For some reason and water got in there. Old pictures got ruined in there too. It's really awful. I'm glad I at least have some stuff from when I was in my teens, but it's so sparse and not quite the same! I'm glad you managed to save your stuff though! 
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xkappax Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! And again, I'm so sorry that your pictures got ruined! I am glad you have the stuff from your teen years, though! :)
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SazerLite Featured By Owner Edited Jan 18, 2018  Student Digital Artist
My favorite baker pony.  :)
And awww! That chalk drawing!
You've come so far since then.
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xkappax Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I always liked Gingerbread, I still have the toy from my childhood. :) (I actually used it for reference for her cutie mark) I was so proud of that chalk drawing, it's so funny to think about now. Thank you, as always, for your kind words! ^_^
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blake-DASH Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2018
dude this is epic!
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xkappax Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I'm very happy you like it! ^_^
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DavidTheBrony01 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
That's extremely cute!!
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xkappax Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! ^_^
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DavidTheBrony01 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
You're very welcome! I hope to see much more of your amazing art! Give Peace a Chance!
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xkappax Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you again! ^___^
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DavidTheBrony01 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
You're very welcome
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