Good evening darlings! At long last, after weeks of sitting on some of these things I've returned to the internet and find myself with sufficient free time to contribute to the pony fandom once again, so have one massive compilation post filled with various artworks, photos, and other assorted tidbits, some of which are long overdue at this point! First up is a very special project, made as a birthday gift for a very dear friend of mine, the fabulous and exceedingly talented fanfiction writer Ponydora Prancypants. As some of you may know, I have been employed at a ceramics studio at least part time for a good while now, and amongst my other duties I am occasionally responsible for painting ceramic pieces or helping to teach others to do so. For my notorious coffee-guzzling friend I decided that a travel tumbler featuring his favorite pony might be an appropriate gift, so I painted a scene of Rarity inspired by a deviantART muro drawing on a preexisting bisque piece that was special ordered for just the occasion, which is fully functional in addition to being a one-of-a-kind handpainted artwork.Unfortunately due to the three-dimensional nature of the piece it doesn't photograph exceptionally well (even if I was a decent photographer, which I'm sorry to say that I'm not really) but still, with any luck you all can get the general idea.
And a couple additional photos, including a bonus shot of the underside. I'm happy to say that he seemed to enjoy it very much!
Next, have some assorted fanart pieces, first of which is Spike who until recently, I think I had only ever hastily sketched once or twice, I'm ashamed to say. This picture was inspired by my dearest friend Harwick, whose descriptions of Spike's character as a youngster who "needs to be put to bed, reminded not to give himself tummy aches, all of that" in a post struck me as being so incredibly sweet and endearing that I was instantly consumed with the mental image of a cute sleepy Spike in footie pajamas, which I just had to draw. Now, while Spike is a baby dragon I realize he's not an absolute infant and honestly has shown incredibly maturity for his age in the past, but still, I really couldn't help myself with this one... please don't hate me Spike fans~ ^.^;;
To help make up for Spike's apparent lack of indignation in the above image, perhaps, have some assorted doodles of him dealing with the others' reactions. I have to say, that after all of this time of never drawing him I found this exceptionally fun to do.
And lastly in the vein of new artwork, have an adorable Applejack that I simply couldn't resist coloring. Because she is a cute precious pony. Darling Applejaaaack~~! <3 <3
And that is all on the fanart front! Or, at least when it comes to my own works. For other assorted fangeekery on my part as well as some photos of various goodies, please read more after the break! <3
So, yes! It's the blog post that just keeps going on forever, hoorah. I was recently surprised and delighted, not once but twice within the same week, by packages arriving in the mail, courtesy of my dearest Harwick who is as immensely sweet and thoughtful as he is talented as an artist. Knowing what a massive, incurable fan of Applejack and Rarity that I am he sent me several little gifts which inspired some photos, so I thought I would share them with you all~
First off, something that started as a bit of a joke, or an offhanded remark on my part anyhow. I had made mention one day after seeing a giant Fashion Rarity figure at my local Target that it would have to be tremendous fun to make tiny pony-outfits out of my fabric scraps for said figure, and Harwick apparently loved the idea so much that he saw fit to send me a giant Rarity of my own, so that I wouldn't be able to use the fact that I didn't have one as an excuse not to follow through, apparently. Here she is, newly liberated from her shipping box beside my own Applejack and Rarity brushables for size comparison... she really is quite impressive in stature.
So no, I haven't gotten around to sewing her any tiny outfits yet, but I did at least manage to style her mane, which she seemed to appreciate. And how convenient that I just so happen to have a tiny cheval-style mirror her size!
Next up was a special molded-hair Applejack figurine that was sold as part of a set, apparently. I still need to make a (properly-sized) hat for her, but in the meantime I guess this Australian slouch hat that I randomly have in my possession is better than nothing...
Along with Fashion Rarity had come a special bonus surprise, and what a surprise (and bonus) it was. An oil diffuser, but not just any scent... Applejack is intrigued.
Lastly, just a little bonus photo of my entire pony collection to date, insofar as figurines and the like that is. With the exception of the two brushables from before that I bought for myself all were gifts or special-made pieces at least, and I adore and am grateful for every one of them. <3 I'm also going to be needing a larger shelf soon, I can only imagine.
If it wasn't clear enough by now that Harwick is an absolute dear and far too good to me, I am entirely elated to be able, at last, to share with permission two beyond-precious artworks which he was exceedingly sweet and generous to make for me, the cuteness of which probably defies mere words. So yes, just look at them, and either comment on his blog post and/or go bug him on his primary deviantART account to tell him how amazing he is (because truly, he is). Agh, too ridiculously cute for words~!! <3 <3 <3
(The last one came with the darling little molded-hair figurine... squeee!! <3)
That is all for now I'm afraid, but haha, I suppose it's quite enough anyhow. Despite this massive rambling post and the huge dump of various fanart projects on my behalf I should actually have something else new to share soon with any luck, and I look forward to being able to do so with you all at that point. Until that time then, cheers friends! <3