Saturday, December 24, 2011

At Long Last My Latest Commissioned Piece, Plus Happy Holiday Bonus!

Aaaaaaaghhh good evening everypony!

Finally, after what has probably been a month of no new art updates (maybe even longer, I haven't double-checked), I have at last finished my latest pony commission, and with the owner's permission I am now able to share it with you all!

This piece was commissioned by ILoveFluttershy, who asked for a scene of Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy walking together beside a lake beneath a beautiful night sky. Hopefully I was able to do his vision proper justice, and I certainly did work pretty hard on this one (hopefully now, also, you can all understand why I refer to most of my fanarts as doodles; this is an actual effort by me!). This picture is different from most if not all of the pony-pictures I've done to date, I think, because it actually was a full digital painting... most of my pieces so far I think have been done with SAI Painter's marker/pencil tools.

Anyway though, hopefully this makes up for my lack of recent artworks at least a little bit. It does have its flaws which I can't help noticing, but for the most part I'm content. And, as I've finally had a little free time outside of work, I was able to finish one of the fun little winter/holiday pictures I've had in mind for weeks, featuring my two favorite ponies once again. As I've been under a lot of stress lately though, and was going through withdrawals I'm not going to apologize for it!

I don't think Applejack suspected the prim and proper Rarity could throw such a mean snowball.

Anyhow though! There's probably a whole lot more I can add, and I actually thought about a few things but I suppose this post is long enough as-is, and there are always further updates after all. In any case, I wish you all the happiest of holidays, and a very Happy New Year as well! Until next time my dears, stay fabulous~!


Sunday, December 4, 2011

A Brief Interlude

Greetings, all!

Well, at long last my moving ordeal is nearly over. I'm not sure if I jinxed myself by complaining about it (ahem, not whining) so much or what, but all sorts of things have certainly gone wrong over the past week. My new home needing to be cleaned again before I could move in (because the property management company is borderline negligent and did a terrible job the first time), the moving truck needing to be rescheduled, things getting delivered to the wrong address and so on... it has been a bit of a trying situation. But at least now, for the most part, I am moved in if not yet fully settled. ^.^ Which certainly has made my cat very happy.

In any case though! I  am actually writing this blog post more or less to let you all know that I will be absent for several days, as my internet service is not getting hooked up again until Wednesday. I haven't even checked my email today or yesterday, I have messages here to respond to and of course I have several commissioned projects in the works, but I assure you all I will do my best to get back to everyone in turn once I get my connection back. The commissions especially will be a priority to me, and indeed I hope to get some work done on a few of them while I am without my internet.

I guess that's all then. Oh yes, and if you all didn't know or probably couldn't have guessed it already, this past Saturday's episode totally rocked. That is all~

Until next time, stay fabulous all!


Friday, November 25, 2011

Blessed Black Friday, Everypony!

I know, it doesn't have quite the same ring as "Happy Thanksgiving" I'm afraid, but as once again I am fashionably late with finishing my artworks and updating my blog accordingly it will have to do (and perhaps there are some shopping mavens and deal-conscious individuals amongst you all who can appreciate the Black Friday well-wishes, who knows). I do apologize for that, though I hope all of my fellow American followers had an enjoyable holiday yesterday all the same.

Anyhow though, sadly not much in the way of artworks this time around, though I did want to put up the one doodle I have managed to finish seeing as how I don't know when I'll be able to get my next personal projects completed and up. It's of my two favorite ponies once again... I'm not sure if Applejack lost a bet or something, or if this is just a 'what you didn't see' from The Best Night Ever but either way she doesn't look as if she's enjoying herself much, poor dear (not that Rarity is daunted either way). Unlike some of my artworks of these two this wasn't really intended as particularly shippy, though as I always like to leave room for personal interpretation people should feel free to think of it that way if they choose!

Well, hopefully the next time I update here I will be fully moved and settled into my new home, which will be a wonderful thing most definitely. Again I don't know when I'll be able to get any new personal artworks up but I do have several commissioned projects in the works, which I shall be prioritizing until I get myself caught up. So, yes, hopefully you'll all be seeing those soon enough. Until next time then dears~!


Friday, November 18, 2011

Have Some Sketches Dears, and Other News

So, after some recent inquiries by some of you to see my pony sketches, and despite my concerns about the horrible quality of some of them I thought I'd go ahead and put up some of my aimless rough doodles for those who might enjoy them (I'm using a page break for the first time for these, as there are quite a few of them and most really are quite messy. Those who are interested can kindly click the "Read More" button). They are exclusive of my notebook sketches as my flat-bed scanner is currently packed, but I'm still surprised there aren't more of them to show and especially of the digital sketches... apparently many of them have been lost/accidentally deleted. I do apologize for that anyway.

In other news, there's something else that I've been meaning to address/have been thinking about adding to my posts for quite some time now, in the way of labeling them so that content will be more easily accessible if people are looking for certain things. Doodle-Roundups, possible future sketchdumps, pony-specific artworks, etc. I'm not sure if my going back and editing posts makes them reappear in everyone's updates listings but if so, I apologize; this is the reason for that.

Anyhow, that's all of consequence for now, I believe... hopefully those of you who requested the sketches will enjoy them despite the awful quality. Cheers, friends~!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Drawfriend Doodle-Roundup #4

Good evening, dearest readers~!

Once again, I simply must sing the praises of days off from work... I feel so accomplished after having all day to tick off item after item from what had been a frighteningly burgeoning task list. There's still a lot left, but at least I was able to make a dent, including finishing up some quick pony-doodles that had been sketched out over the past week and a half! So while it's not the largest or most impressive compilation, hopefully you all will enjoy them all the same~

Okay, I'll be the first to admit that this one might not be what I'd normally consider a doodle, strictly speaking, but it's going up here anyway. I probably don't draw enough Rainbow Dash, so for all of her fans out there, this one is for you!

I made myself sad with this drawing... TT_TT I don't know the story behind it or what even gave me the idea in the first place, but it just came out as I was aimlessly sketching. Poor Applejack. She looks a bit younger here too, so one can only guess what might be the reason for her sadness... as usual I'll leave that up to each of you to interpret as you choose!

On a cheerier note, and speaking of ponies I don't draw enough, I realized the other day that there is a very conspicuous absence of Twilight Sparkle in my past several entries, and that just won't do at all. So have this doodle of therapist-Twilight, whom I believe I promised I'd draw weeks and weeks ago, in my comments on EqD's Lesson Zero thread. Better late than never I suppose, no?

..Okay, I'm sorry, but this really was just screaming to be done, really it was! This is another piece that I had the idea for ages ago, but just have never gotten around to drawing for one reason or another until now. So, uhm, yes.... enjoy?

 And actually, that was going to be it; originally I only had for pieces to put up here, but then I realized that meant a Roundup without Rarity (*GASP!*), which of course could not be allowed to happen. So have a turbo-quickie minimalist doodle of our favorite fashion-pony as a bonus, huzzah~

And that is it for the artwork this time around, I'm afraid. As always though, there are more projects in the works, including a few more commissioned pieces which I look forward to being able to share with you all at some point in the future. Until then, dears~!


Thursday, November 10, 2011

A Belated Effort, but Still~

Good evening, dearest readers. How I wish I had more artwork to be able to share with you all now! But alas, I've gone and caught a bad cold, it seems... too much work and stress with not enough sleep makes for a sickly Diamonds, I guess. But at least (thank Goddess for small blessings) I had a day off today; that was most welcome.

I know it's not much, and honestly I thought about saving this for my next Doodle-Roundup, but I have been promising some Sisterhooves-inspired art for a few days now, and I wanted to get at least one personal fanart done since I haven't had any time to work on those at all recently. Plus at this point I have no idea when I'll be able to finish the other picture ideas I have started. So in the meantime I hope this will hold you all over until whenever I am able to get more art done... I hope I'm not alone in thinking this picture was just screaming to be done, bwahaha..

Until the next update then, whenever that may be. Do stay fabulous dears~


Monday, November 7, 2011

"Etude for Cello, Op. 23"

Good evening, dear internets! <3

At long last I am back, with some new artwork to share, finally! Up this time, and which I am so pleased to be able to share with you all, is my second commissioned pony-art and a piece which has been a long time coming, featuring none other than the fabulous Octavia!:

This artwork was commissioned by the lovely jodyjm13 (if you frequent EqD at all, chances are you have seen him around). He came to me wanting a scene showcasing Octavia in the act of composing music for a change, instead of performing, and while the proposition gave me some fabulous ideas, I can only pray I did them justice! I had a very specific mood in mind for it when I started out, which hopefully translates to the finished product, and while it's quite different from the doodles I typically post up I hope you all will like it all the same. =^_^=

Though I have been quite busy lately, I very much intend on getting some more new fanart up soon, and especially now that I have had Sisterhooves Social to inspire me! But you probably all knew that already (I think, given my taste in ponies it was a given I would love that episode, no?). Honestly I only wish there were more hours in the day; it feels like I can never get enough fangeekery in, bah!

Until next time, stay lovely all~ ^.~


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Not Truly An Update, But...

As the title says, this isn't a regular art update by me, but at the same time I kind of couldn't resist posting something. I've never gone on in my life but apparently, everybody else in the world does, and it seems someone on there posted a link to this blog... the result being several thousands of hits on my page today alone. I logged in to post on Drawfriend and afterwards glanced at my stats simply because it was a welcome distraction from the packing that I should be doing instead and... I was blown away, not going to lie.

So, yes, hello internets! *dignified pageant wave* Since you all are so incredibly supportive, please do have a hastily-drawn Rarity doodle as my thanks, and with any luck I will have something new and lovely to share with you all tomorrow or the next day! ^_^ Until then, friends~


Thursday, October 27, 2011

Drawfriend Doodle-Roundup #3

See my commentary about the way I title these things on my last roundup post... I still don't know how appropriate it is. Oh well though.

Anyhow, yay, some more new artwork to share, already! Thank goodness for days off. I was able to get a few little sketches of days past colored up today, have found a few potential qualifiers for a place to live (one to be seen tomorrow), and have this week's recorded episode of America's Next Top Model to watch a little bit later tonight (joy~)... life is good for the moment. So on that happy note, have some pony-doodles.

I don't care if I've said it before, Applejack truly needs more love, and I at least intend to do my best to show her some! Despite the more finished look to this picture (as compared to most of my other pony doodles) I actually got this done in pretty record time... I surprised myself actually.

Yay Applejack. <3

Ahaha, talk about a speed-doodle! This picture was drawn and colored very quickly, but it turned out decent enough despite this, I suppose. Embrace the excessive cuteness that is Fluttershy.

Ahhh my favorite guilty pleasure (well next to Mexican food that is.. *aherm*)... I told you all you're bound to get this sooner or later. And usually sooner. For those who are so inclined, have some implied Rarijack fluffiness, and for those who are not so, err... feel free to interpret this as you will!

Though it is a bit belated now, I told Derpy on her EqD birthday thread that I would draw her a fanart, and I meant it! I know it's not much but I like to hope she'd enjoy it all the same. This was also my first time drawing our favorite wonky pegasus and I very much enjoyed the experience. ^^

And lastly, have something a little bit different from me... some excessively (probably obnoxiously) cute chibi-ponies. I doodled these for fun a week or two ago and decided to color them for sharing, in a completely different style than my usual MLP fare (just to mix things up a bit I suppose). Yes~

Well, that's all for now friends! With any luck I shall be back with more sometime within the next week or so, including another commissioned work that is currently in the planning and development stages, haha. Until then dears~!


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Back, Bearing Artwork

Greetings, dearest readers! Finally, at long last I have returned with a new artwork, and a commissioned one at that! As this is my very first piece of commissioned fanart, specifically, it goes without saying I am quite excited, yay~ ^.^

This artwork was done for a friend of mine from EqD, the very talented Pogosama. If you haven't heard of him or his music before than I certainly encourage you to check it out now; he does some fantastic work in a variety of genres, all with equal aptitude! He came to me wanting something with a specific jazz-inspired mood and starring none other than our favorite pony Rarity... I certainly hope I did it proper justice!

Originally I had imagined more of a flapper-type ensemble for Rarity in this piece but my vision called for something a little more pensive and elegant and less exuberant... a little more '30s Depression Era and less Roaring '20s I suppose. But yes. Looking at it now I realize this is the second fanart of Rarity with a martini I have drawn in the past several weeks, as well... hopefully that doesn't say anything about me. *ahem*

It is good to be back though! And with any luck I should have some more new pony arts to share very soon, even if they are just some happy doodles. Until then~!


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Update About... No Updates

Good evening all. It's always irritated me to no end when authors/artists/bloggers/whoever address their audiences for the sheer purpose of stating they have nothing new to share, but that's essentially what I'm doing right now (you have to love hypocrisy). I apologize for doing so myself, but as it's my custom to try and get some new artwork up every few days or so, and mostly because I have some commissioned works in progress for a few of you, I felt letting people know what was going on was the only polite thing to do.

So yes, I'm afraid I've been quite busy lately... in addition to overtime work at the studio again this week, I was recently told I have to be out of my home by this time next month, as the owner is losing their primary residence and needs to move back into the house I am currently living in. Considering the fact that moving is probably my least-favorite thing in the world (even with plenty of notice), I'm sure you can imagine my delight at this, and needless to say I haven't had much time for fangeekery over the past several days. However, rest assured that whenever I do have any free time I'm working on getting things done, starting with commissioned works first, and with any luck I should have some updates for you all sometime within the next several days.

In the meantime have a drawn in five minutes, stressed-out Rarity doodle (to be colored at some point in the future, when I am able) to hopefully tide you all over until then. Peace, all!


Friday, October 14, 2011

Drawfriend Doodle-Roundup #2

I'm not really sure why I titled my original post on this blog as a 'Drawfriend Roundup'... I guess it's because all the art I posted I had previously submitted to EqD's Drawfriend (though only about half of them were actually featured). So even if it's not strictly true, for the sake of continuity I suppose I'll title this similarly.

Anyway though! Just a bunch of random pony doodles, most of which I sketched over the past couple days and colored last night. None of them are much artistically-speaking but then, I guess that's why I call them doodles.

PinkieDash shipping, you say? Well, maybe not necessarily, even though that pairing is rather cute when I think about it, I suppose. But in all honesty this idea just came to me, entirely devoid of context so I'll leave that up to each of you to interpret.

I suppose "meh" says it all, doesn't it? Just a quick Rarity doodle, looking bored (but still fabulous, of course).

...Yeah, I'm not really sure what I was thinking either. o_o It just came to me. To be honest I really don't love this picture, even for a doodle it irks me somehow but perhaps somepony else will enjoy it! Perhaps...

Okay I will not lie... I actually made this picture last week but didn't post it because I didn't like it! And I still don't, but again maybe somepony else will... hopefully anyway.

Haha... I really can't help myself. Give me any length of time and tell me to draw ponies and sooner or later (usually sooner) you shall get Applejack and Rarity. I really can't say for certain what's going on in this little scene for those who are curious... again, interpret it as you will. ;)

And that's all for now dearies! More to come soon enough though, including a special piece I've had in the works for someone. Until then~ ^_^


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Head in the Clouds

Good evening all. Not too much in the way of artworks today but I did at least want to tack up a very speedy Rainbow Dash doodle I colored... I figured it was better than nothing after all, and not to mention I'd hate for people to start thinking I had something against our darling Dash (seeing as how there is a conspicuous absence of her on this blog thus far)!

But yes. I do have a couple days off work rolling around shortly and with any luck, that will mean some more artwork to come then. In the meantime, stay fabulous~!


Sunday, October 9, 2011

Yet More Artwork, Joy~!

Yes me again... this is what happens when I'm left without my sewing machine I suppose; I make more fanart and put more time into it to boot!

I'm sure most people have deduced by now that Applejack and especially Rarity are my two favorite ponies and so I guess it's only natural I tend to devote most of my fanart energies to them (for which I make no apologies by the way, they both need more love anyway!). This picture was somewhat inspired by a cute little exchange in chapter 17 of Growing Pains, one of the few pony fanfics I've read and one of an even smaller number among those I follow when I have the time. But yes.

 Not only did I put a little more time into this picture than usual, I made it on a much larger scale as well (in response to popular demand). I might continue to do the latter with my future projects if people prefer it... do let me know you all, won't you?

Until next time then, cheers all~! ^.^


Thursday, October 6, 2011

Burning the Midnight Oil

Poor Twilight. This picture is a pretty accurate representation of how I've been looking and feeling this past week, after ten days straight of working overtime at the studio (we've been making Christmas ornaments by the kiln-full, to be ready for the upcoming season). Thank Goddess, though, that I finally had a much-needed day off today, and after indulging in some comfort food and a Project Runway marathon all afternoon, I was able to get some fanart done, yay!

Hopefully, now that things shouldn't be quite as busy with my day job, and since my poor sewing machine is currently in the shop (;_;), effectively meaning I'll be doing less work at home, there will be more to come soon enough. Until then darlings~!


Friday, September 30, 2011

Pinkie Pie is Cutest Filly

Hello, internets! While it's not much I did manage to finish another quickie picture this afternoon, of our favorite party pony Pinkie Pie. ^.^ I've been pulling double hours at the studio lately but hopefully I'll be able to find some time for more fangeeking soon enough... must get my fix.

Until then cheers, dears!


Drawfriend Roundup #1

Hello, any and all who might actually be inclined to check out my little fanworks blog. ^.^ I recently got the idea, after several inquiries on Equestria Daily, to find or create one single place to post up all my pony fanarts, seeing as how they have a tendency to go astray when I submit them to Equestria Daily for Drawfriend. Quite understandable considering how busy Seth and his team stay... anyway though. Hopefully this shall serve as a nice convenient place to get them all online, for any who might be interested in checking them out~

All my current doodles to date, compiled in one post!


The very first piece I submitted for Drawfriend; don't judge me!

It had to be done.

This was actually one of my very first pony sketches, and it was the very first I slapped some color onto. I don't particularly care for it myself (I actually never even bothered submitting it), but that doesn't mean somepony else won't like it. Possibly.

This one actually did end up making an appearance on EqD, but not in Drawfriend (go figure). Yay random Rarity appearance~

One of the few that made it! And you'll have to excuse the less-then-stellar quality; my tablet's pressure sensitivity gave out halfway through but I finished with it anyway.

I actually drew and colored this at the same time as the previous three. Hence the shared questionable quality.

Evil, Discorded Fluttershy! I put a bit more time into this than most of the others, perhaps that shows.

I'm not sure what possessed me to make this, but I am glad something did. ^^

The most recent picture I finished. I think those creepy mugs would give me recurring nightmares, too.


That's all for now, hopefully more to come soon though!