Into which art happens
Warning: Pony levels are now at maximum.
Full size!
http://tygerbug.deviantart.com/art/Too-Much-Pony-Bronycon-Poster-470201779
I will be at Bronycon, booth 816, August 1-3rd, Baltimore Convention Center. Come by and say hi! I’m hoping to have this ready as a poster in time.Everything here is colored from original line art by myself, Garrett Gilchrist (Tygerbug). Except Applejack. The background is also original.Color vector versions of the characters were created by:Dentist : Twilight Sparkle, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, Princess Cadance, Trixie Lulamoon, Daring Do, Derpy Hooves, Sweetie Belle
Firestorm-CAN : Princess Luna, Doctor Whooves, Discord
Supermatt314: DJ P0N3 Vinyl Scratch, Lyra HeartstringsAre-You-Jealous: FluttershyHombre0: RarityZutheSkunk: Lauren FaustGratlofatic: OctaviaWith many thanks to these talented vector artists.Applejack is a Hasbro vector - authors unknown.My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic was created by Lauren Faust and is owned by Hasbro.What a long, strange trip it’s been.I started doing art based on My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic in 2011. I admired Lauren Faust’s concept for the series. I liked the screenplay structure of the pilot, in which the lead character’s flaws (not wanting to make friends) must be overcome in order to save the day. I liked the recognizable character archetypes of the six leads. Their differences allowed for conflict and humor, as in any classic sitcom, or well-designed TV series. For a kid’s show, it was well thought out stuff.The fandom was more surprising, creating lots of interesting art and content. There are a lot of negative stereotypes about the “Brony” fandom, and that’s a shame because there’s a lot of good that goes on there too.In a lot of kid’s shows there’s just one “girl” character. By putting so much thought, energy and fun into a property like My Little Pony, the show stated that there’s more than one way to be a “girl.” That subtly feminist attitude is something I really support - and unfortunately it’s a lesson that Hollywood, the toy companies, and the internet at large are apparently never going to learn. There are a lot of people and companies that took entirely the wrong lesson from that first season of this show.I’m 33 years old, so I’m just old enough to be disconnected from most of what goes on on the internet. Most websites just seem like a lot of racist, sexist, illiterate twelve-year-olds fighting amongst themselves.But colorful animated ponies, that I can support. After all the time I spent cheerleading The Muppets, Animaniacs, and so on, this was about the closest thing 2011 had to offer.People started to hire me to draw ponies.  I did one official T-shirt for WeLoveFine, did work for Tara Strong’s charity efforts, hosted the Bronycon Artist’s panel a few times, appeared on Equestria Daily and the Everfree Network, visited Everfree Northwest and Big Apple Ponycon (my panel was cut for time). Oh, a lot of things. Memories. A lot of people. Good people. A lot of ponies.It’s hundreds of ponies later now. You could say this poster is a look back.Oh, so much pony.

Warning: Pony levels are now at maximum.

Full size!

http://tygerbug.deviantart.com/art/Too-Much-Pony-Bronycon-Poster-470201779

I will be at Bronycon, booth 816, August 1-3rd, Baltimore Convention Center. Come by and say hi! I’m hoping to have this ready as a poster in time.

Everything here is colored from original line art by myself, Garrett Gilchrist (Tygerbug). Except Applejack. The background is also original.

Color vector versions of the characters were created by:

Dentist : Twilight Sparkle, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, Princess Cadance, Trixie Lulamoon, Daring Do, Derpy Hooves, Sweetie Belle

Firestorm-CAN : Princess Luna, Doctor Whooves, Discord

Supermatt314: DJ P0N3 Vinyl Scratch, Lyra Heartstrings

Are-You-Jealous: Fluttershy

Hombre0: Rarity

ZutheSkunk: Lauren Faust

Gratlofatic: Octavia

With many thanks to these talented vector artists.

Applejack is a Hasbro vector - authors unknown.

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic was created by Lauren Faust and is owned by Hasbro.



What a long, strange trip it’s been.

I started doing art based on My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic in 2011. I admired Lauren Faust’s concept for the series. I liked the screenplay structure of the pilot, in which the lead character’s flaws (not wanting to make friends) must be overcome in order to save the day. I liked the recognizable character archetypes of the six leads. Their differences allowed for conflict and humor, as in any classic sitcom, or well-designed TV series. For a kid’s show, it was well thought out stuff.

The fandom was more surprising, creating lots of interesting art and content. There are a lot of negative stereotypes about the “Brony” fandom, and that’s a shame because there’s a lot of good that goes on there too.

In a lot of kid’s shows there’s just one “girl” character. By putting so much thought, energy and fun into a property like My Little Pony, the show stated that there’s more than one way to be a “girl.” That subtly feminist attitude is something I really support - and unfortunately it’s a lesson that Hollywood, the toy companies, and the internet at large are apparently never going to learn. There are a lot of people and companies that took entirely the wrong lesson from that first season of this show.

I’m 33 years old, so I’m just old enough to be disconnected from most of what goes on on the internet. Most websites just seem like a lot of racist, sexist, illiterate twelve-year-olds fighting amongst themselves.

But colorful animated ponies, that I can support. After all the time I spent cheerleading The Muppets, Animaniacs, and so on, this was about the closest thing 2011 had to offer.

People started to hire me to draw ponies.  I did one official T-shirt for WeLoveFine, did work for Tara Strong’s charity efforts, hosted the Bronycon Artist’s panel a few times, appeared on Equestria Daily and the Everfree Network, visited Everfree Northwest and Big Apple Ponycon (my panel was cut for time). Oh, a lot of things. Memories. A lot of people. Good people. A lot of ponies.

It’s hundreds of ponies later now. You could say this poster is a look back.

Oh, so much pony.

Bronycon, Booth 816, August 1-3rd.

Baltimore Convention Center.

http://bronycon.org/

ladysomnambule:

I made a chibi Tack in a peachy color palette. This pic just turned out so…

ladysomnambule:

I made a chibi Tack in a peachy color palette. This pic just turned out so…

The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band make a surprise appearance in this animated music video by SOTCAA’s Joseph Champniss.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fttHWibYPo&list=UUsT0-tOI9ChJbwk3HMdib1A




Animated promo for the Spygenius track ‘Autoclave’ http://www.spygenius.co.uk

The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band make a surprise appearance in this animated music video by SOTCAA’s Joseph Champniss.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fttHWibYPo&list=UUsT0-tOI9ChJbwk3HMdib1A

Animated promo for the Spygenius track ‘Autoclave’ http://www.spygenius.co.uk

Starbuck - Kara Thrace - as played by Katee Sackhoff in Battlestar Galactica, from 2003-2009.

This was originally just a rough as part of a much larger piece I’m working on of various well-known characters playing cards. It works well enough on its own, although I wish I’d chosen a more flattering reference photo for her face. I could have done her more justice …

Starbuck - Kara Thrace - as played by Katee Sackhoff in Battlestar Galactica, from 2003-2009.

This was originally just a rough as part of a much larger piece I’m working on of various well-known characters playing cards. It works well enough on its own, although I wish I’d chosen a more flattering reference photo for her face. I could have done her more justice …

Andy Serkis put on display in the San Diego Zoo. Visitors call him “eerily lifelike.” “I’m a monkey,” he says. “Give me a special achievement Oscar.”

Hamsteaks. Flat color.

For more delicious Hamsteak, click here:

http://tygerbug.deviantart.com/gallery/34039522/Homestuck

So, the leaked Doctor Who premiere, Deep Breath. I’ll do this without spoilers as best I can.

It won me over in the end, although it definitely has all the usual Moffat problems, and it makes the mistake of starting with all sorts of goofy nonsense, making it not unlike Time and the Rani! And with the dark side of The Twin Dilemma ….

This is certainly the worst regeneration episode we’ve had in NuWho, but he gets there in the end, and there’s lots of good stuff in there. The misogyny of Moffat is front and center here - Clara is bullied throughout - treated badly and controlled. Vastra is written as Sherlock Holmes and sees both her and Jenny as little more than sex objects and furniture - literally, at times. Oop, spoiler there. Jenny isn’t much more than a servant and Clara is a cardboard cutout, as per usual, and one to be bullied and treated badly for the crime of being a woman - sorry, “girl.”

But it gets better as it goes and thematically does a pretty good job of exploring the Doctor’s character and his concerns about who exactly he is. Everything we like and hate about Moffat is well on display here, and there are glimpses of the sort of Moffat writing we loved in earlier series. I suspect viewers will switch off in droves though. The episode is very alienating, and dares us to dislike the new Doctor “just because he’s old and stuff,” without making much of an argument why we should like him. Capaldi is clearly better than the material he’s given.

Despite the often crap nature of Russell T. Davies’ writing, his Doctor Who was a stroke of genius in that he made the show a safe place for female viewers, which it hadn’t been before. He gave us strong, important female characters and, for good or for ill, tended to write the show for more of a female audience. Moffat is farting on the female audience. This isn’t a safe place for them anymore.

It’s difficult to empathize with Clara since she’s written as a paper cutout rather than a fully-formed character, and if you somehow do manage to empathize with her, you’ll watch her be bulied, manipulated and abused constantly by characters who are supposed to be her friends.

While I hated the first 30 minutes or so, I wound up liking this episode quite a bit by the end - there were points toward the end that gave me chills and reminded me why I ever liked Moffat in the first place. There’s a moment with a hobo, and a moment with a mirror. There’s a cameo by a familiar face, and a new recurring villain - who admittedly looks very foolish in the end. But he’s going to lose a lot of audience with it, and it all comes down to the misogyny again ….

Hi. I edited the Recobbled Cut. The film was originally set in Persia (versus India), but was gradually changed to a fictional Golden City. Miramax said Baghdad, probably to make the film less popular.

princessnijireiki:

Very cool! Thank you! :D

And that does fit better with the style choices, too, I just figured it was artistic license— personally, Baghdad was an interesting enough choice that I was into it as a kid; plus I watched a lot of Harryhausen. But keeping in mind Disney’s Aladdin was set in the fictional Agrabah, and the 1st Gulf War/Operation Desert Storm was still going on in Iraq at the time that Disney/Miramax bought out Thief and the Cobbler, that setting-change as a smear makes a lot of sense. (It’s gross, and in line with a lot of the low blows indicative of their entire process in handling this film, but it makes a lot of sense.)