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2:49pm September 15, 2014

So I was surprised to learn from a few people that they actually liked some of the characters I posted up a while back, the ones that I’ve had for a couple of years now before I got into drawing ponies. And a couple of folks have actually asked me if I had any recent art of some of them, sooooo… I drew some. o3o

I don’t post my original characters up here that much simply because this blog is specifically for my pony art, so I’ll be making a blog for my peepols and other sketches, if only so I can have a place to put them and a sketch portfolio of my own characters. I’ll let you guys know about it later if any of you are interested. O:

But until then, I’ll just leave these unfinished sketches here. You’ll have to forgive me if some of them are bad. I’m a little bit rusty when it comes to the human body, and I really need more practice. T.T

Ever got curious as to where I got “Earthsong” from? Well, it’s from this gal here. Everyone, I’d like ya to officially meet Earthsong (whom I’ve taken to nicknaming “Rhea”), the very first original character I’ve ever created with any sort of depth. She’s been around for… what? 8 years now? I made her before I even got into drawing seriously. Back in the day, man. o3o

She’s come a long way since then. I changed her personality, background, and overall appearance a few times, but I think I’ve finally settled on one that I actually like. So as a quick summary, Earthsong is a slightly insomniac, laid back gal who loves to nap, play video games, and chow down on strawberries. Due to her large wings and her tail, she really likes baggy or slightly loose clothes, specifically sweatpants and t-shirts (both modified to fit her properly) and she keeps her ridiculously long hair in a braid almost at all times. She’s really tall (we’re talkin’ nearly 7ft), but often keeps a slight hunch to her back to appear a bit smaller. She’s a boxer and traceuse, and she has a career in teaching a number of self-defense practices to all ages (such as kickboxing, boxing, some martial arts). She also really likes candy and hats. >.>

She was originally a shapeshifter that transformed into a werewolf/dragon hybrid, but I changed that to make her beast form a dragon that is very fluffy. :D Her eyes are an aqua-green or turquoise, but her left eye is partially blind (at best she can see blurry shapes, at worst she can barely see at all with it), so that one’s a little more foggy and duller in color.

Oh, and just because someone may be curious, she’s asexual. c:

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In the last image here, as it says in the captions, are Kai (short for Kairos), the weredog soldier whom is the bodyguard to the vampire princess Ellena Bakari. Whom is also conveniently Kai’s girlfriend. Kai is the character that’s mine; Ellena actually belongs to an old buddy of mine. But I liked Kai so much that I ended up revamping her, so she no longer fits the story concept she was originally made for. I can’t remember if homeskillet changed Ellena from that concept or not, so I suppose this version of her is headcanoned until he says otherwise. Regardless, we both did have the two gals in lesbians with each other, so I kept that concept ‘cause they were cute together. O:

So…. eeyup. Just wanted to draw some old characters is all. So uh… I hope you enjoy my sketches? c:> 

4:19am September 12, 2014
Just a commission I’ve recently finished. This character was very fun to draw and color. C:

Just a commission I’ve recently finished. This character was very fun to draw and color. C:

12:08pm September 10, 2014
This one is a gift to a buddy of mine, Shaleclaw, for all the help he’s been with the headcanon book as well as Bronycon. So, here are his OC, Skye, and Rainbow Dash playing a friendly but intense game of Capture The Flag. ^.^

So I had a ridiculously amount of fun sketching this. The drawing kinda happened when I was listening to Jonsi’s Where No One Goes from the HTTYD2 soundtrack (god I freakin’ love that movie ;_;), and once I started sketching I simply couldn’t stop! I do ask that you guys forgive the perspective though; I’m more than a bit rusty, so it may be a little inconsistent. :C Despite that, though, I really really had fun drawing this. I just hope the movement I tried to convey isn’t too bad of an attempt. O:

Also, I hope you like it, Shale! 8D

This one is a gift to a buddy of mine, Shaleclaw, for all the help he’s been with the headcanon book as well as Bronycon. So, here are his OC, Skye, and Rainbow Dash playing a friendly but intense game of Capture The Flag. ^.^

So I had a ridiculously amount of fun sketching this. The drawing kinda happened when I was listening to Jonsi’s Where No One Goes from the HTTYD2 soundtrack (god I freakin’ love that movie ;_;), and once I started sketching I simply couldn’t stop! I do ask that you guys forgive the perspective though; I’m more than a bit rusty, so it may be a little inconsistent. :C Despite that, though, I really really had fun drawing this. I just hope the movement I tried to convey isn’t too bad of an attempt. O:

Also, I hope you like it, Shale! 8D

8:52pm September 9, 2014
The WIP of a painting commission I’m gonna be finishing soon. I like the lineart so much that I’m kinda scared I’ll mess it up. But, I’m also excited to color it. Hopefully, the client likes the ending result! C:

The WIP of a painting commission I’m gonna be finishing soon. I like the lineart so much that I’m kinda scared I’ll mess it up. But, I’m also excited to color it. Hopefully, the client likes the ending result! C:

2:23am September 8, 2014

Headcanon Book SNEAK PEEK

Alright you lovely blokes, a few of you actually answered my previous question with a “yes”. So… the second sneak peek to my headcanon book! The first one can be found at my DA. c:

So a couple of things:

-I’ve enabled the comments so you guys are free to comment on the document. If you have any questions, feel free to ask as well. However, before you do, please read the comments I’ve already left in the document.

-No, there is no artwork in this preview because it’s Google Doc. The sneak peek is headcanon text only.

-No spam please.

So with that said, here’s the link to the sneak peek:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Eb9LKfkWrOmuxB6ygZ0OUTNS4iuhe9uLCMGnfaBDCbo

I hope you guys enjoy. c:

10:53pm September 6, 2014

Headcanon book sneak peek?

Sooooooooooooooooooo I’ve already done this for the folks who watch me on DA, and my patrons from Patreon always have first dibs and access to it, but I was wondering if any of you guys (those of you who don’t follow me on DA or aren’t a patron) would be interested in a sneak peek of my headcanon book?

4:52pm September 6, 2014
A few of ya were asking about how Shining Armor would look in the Bodyguard!verse AU and what role he would play, so I threw together a very quick headshot of the fella.

This is how I see Shining Armor in the AU. He has a beard in both my headcanon and the AU (because I honestly think he looks better with it), as well as the scar on the corner of his mouth, but the scars across his muzzle are from events in this AU. His horn is curved like his sister’s, although not as long nor as curved, but regardless of that he is a formidable opponent to take on.

Shining Armor was once known as the General of Royal Equestrian Guard. Both he and his sister are well known (and feared) for their combat prowess, but Shining Armor excels at defensive combat. He was (and still is) one of the Equestrian Crown’s most trusted allies, and is married to Jarl Mi Amore Cadenza.

However, their titles changed when Equestria took annexation over the Crystal Empire, and places Cadance into power as the “Queen of the Crystal Empire”, similarly to what the princess sisters did in my headcanon. Through this and his marriage to Cadance, Shining Armor is now the King of the Crystal Empire (although he still actively commands the Crystalline Army). This happened a little before Rarity became Queen.

Anyway, Shining Armor and Twilight Sparkle share just as strong as a bond as they do in canon. Maybe one that’s stronger, since they’ve fought side by side together in brutal battles as (literal) brothers/sisters-in-arms. The two of them are intimidating by themselves, but put them both together, and you have yourself the infamous “Sparkle Siblings”. In fact, before Shining passed down his position in the Equestrian Army to go to the Crystal Empire (under the king’s permission, of course), he was one of the protectors of the royal family. It wasn’t uncommon to see him flank Princess Rarity on one side, and Twilight Sparkle flanking the other (she became her bodyguard before Rarity became Queen). The two of them, side by side, cut a really scary image. o3o

And there ya go! 8D

A few of ya were asking about how Shining Armor would look in the Bodyguard!verse AU and what role he would play, so I threw together a very quick headshot of the fella.

This is how I see Shining Armor in the AU. He has a beard in both my headcanon and the AU (because I honestly think he looks better with it), as well as the scar on the corner of his mouth, but the scars across his muzzle are from events in this AU. His horn is curved like his sister’s, although not as long nor as curved, but regardless of that he is a formidable opponent to take on.

Shining Armor was once known as the General of Royal Equestrian Guard. Both he and his sister are well known (and feared) for their combat prowess, but Shining Armor excels at defensive combat. He was (and still is) one of the Equestrian Crown’s most trusted allies, and is married to Jarl Mi Amore Cadenza.

However, their titles changed when Equestria took annexation over the Crystal Empire, and places Cadance into power as the “Queen of the Crystal Empire”, similarly to what the princess sisters did in my headcanon. Through this and his marriage to Cadance, Shining Armor is now the King of the Crystal Empire (although he still actively commands the Crystalline Army). This happened a little before Rarity became Queen.

Anyway, Shining Armor and Twilight Sparkle share just as strong as a bond as they do in canon. Maybe one that’s stronger, since they’ve fought side by side together in brutal battles as (literal) brothers/sisters-in-arms. The two of them are intimidating by themselves, but put them both together, and you have yourself the infamous “Sparkle Siblings”. In fact, before Shining passed down his position in the Equestrian Army to go to the Crystal Empire (under the king’s permission, of course), he was one of the protectors of the royal family. It wasn’t uncommon to see him flank Princess Rarity on one side, and Twilight Sparkle flanking the other (she became her bodyguard before Rarity became Queen). The two of them, side by side, cut a really scary image. o3o

And there ya go! 8D

4:20pm September 6, 2014
askopalhypno asked: Hi again! I had these two questions come to mind a few days ago so I thought I would ask you what your thoughts were. : ) My first question is: Would there be any Liches in your headcanon? Second. Regarding to the fact that Changelings can breed with either mammal or reptilian beings, would it be possible for a male Changeling to breed with a Flutter pony? You know the G1 ponies?

I didn’t know what a Lich was until I googled it, and apparently it’s an undead creature. Is that what you were talking about? O: ‘Cause if so, they do not exist in my headcanon. As for Changelings, yes, they can breed with Flutterponies.

2:46pm September 6, 2014
nomadic-raven asked: Ahh not sure if this was asked but, how are bat-ponies seen in your Bodyguard!AU?

Pretty much the same way they are seen in my headcanon, which can be seen here. They’re pegasi with different wings, is all. 8O

2:30pm September 6, 2014
carnivorous-caribou asked: In regards to the question regarding why the other unicorns didn't stab Twilight with their horns, I'd imagine another good reason is that doing so comes with the high risk of breaking their horn. I doubt those things grow back. Even if they do, I bet their magical abilities would be seriously crippled. Thoughts?

Indeed, you are correct.

I’d imagine the unicorn horn is unique in that it’s developed much like that of other horned animals, such as sheep and rhinos and Scimitar, however they have the unique ability to grow back. Mainly due to the horn’s unique magical properties. That said, if you can prevent it, it’s far more preferable if you DON’T break your horn at all. When a horn breaks, it’ll grow back, but the break would’ve most likely damaged it’s internal structure, which would in turn will damage the unicorn’s ability of magical use through their horns, in which they’d most likely have to go to rehab for.

 

Even a crack in a the horn will take a while to heal, and the practice of magical use will take just as long to recondition to it’s original form, if ever.

The worst form of a horn break is from the base, too. Breaking it in half or at the tip is one thing, but breaking it at the base would almost guarantee very crippled magic-use via horn. There’s also so many times you can break your horn until it eventually just stays broken, being weakened so much it wouldn’t be able to repair itself.

This is the reason why unicorn soldiers, athletes, and labor workers wear protective gear that fully protects the horn. Especially unicorn soldiers, since they actually do use their horns in combat; their helmets have reinforced steel etched with runes in order to allow full magical use while still keeping the unicorn horn protected if it’s used as a physical weapon itself.