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Why do you mainly work in a traditional style?
Well, I'm an Animation & illustration student by trade, and all of my proper work is done digitally, be it with Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop. So naturally, when I return home in the evening computer work is the last thing I want to be doing, so it's quite relaxing to take out a sketch pad and pencils and doodle away.

Out of the 'Mane Six' ponies, who is your favourite?
Rarity. Tabitha St. Germain does a brilliant job voicing her, I actually envy the animators who get to work with that material! XD

How did you start on Vinyl and Octavia based artwork?
I actually first came across the characters in the 'University Days' song by MysteriousBronie and subsequently ended up reading the fanfiction it was based on (Search that on Google, it's worth a read) Alas, being fairly new to the fandom I assumed the two were OC characters! A few weeks later though, after having watched the respective episodes of series one in which they appeared, I came across quite a bit of artwork of the pair on DA. Things snowballed from there really...

What's the deal with Vinyl and Octavia in your art, are they shipped or not?
Personally, I've decided to make them rather like the characters of Rod and Nicky from Avenue Q, in that Octavia is portrayed as straight, and Vinyl is secretly in love with her. It allows for more comic moments in my opinion.

Who are those two grey pony OCs who keep turning up?
They're Octavia's parents. despite having been brought about on a total whim they've proved to be quite popular. Despite the fact their respective names are Ostin and Mixy, most people just refer to them as Octamum and Octadad.

So, you like Daleks, and you like ponies; will you ever do a cross between the two?
Maybe, someday...

I find it fascinating that you love Daleks, yet there is a lack of Doctor Whooves in your work. Any particular reason?
It's simple really. Whenever I've posted anything Doctor Whooves related in the past it has always proved less popular than my usual stuff. That, and there are so many interpretations of the character of Doctor Whooves that you can guarantee someone will complain that it doesn't follow their theories! XD

Have you seen Equestria girls yet? If not, why not and do you want to? If so; did you like it?
I have indeed watched it. Whilst I wasn't particularly a fan of it, as an animator I respect that the production team made a good job of it given the rather bad brief they appeared to have been set.

When you're not on pony time what are you doing/thinking of?
Usually I'm working. I bury myself in my work! :P


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Artist | Professional | Film & Animation
United Kingdom
Your average tea drinking, cake eating, Octavia and Vinyl drawing, illustrating, animating, book reading, nice hot bath taking, fez wearing English person!


"Bob’s art isn’t noticeable for the great skill and/or technique, but I think most of its charm comes from the overall delicate and pleasant traits, that convey a sense of familiarity and "everything is fine, just have a giggle" feeling.

This style doesn’t make you "WOW!", it doesn’t make you cringe, exhalt, sad or angry. It cuddles your eyes with nice curves and pastel colors. It just makes you feel good.

Plus some good ol’ British humo(u)r."

- BigMax, Derpibooru User
  • Listening to: Jeff Wayne - The Eve of the War (New Generation Mi
This actually happened a few days ago, but I've unfortunately been detained by other matters (More on that later!)

As always, a big thank you to fans both old and new. And for those of you who fall into the 'new' category, welcome aboard!

In the words of the robot bus conductor from 'The Greatest Show in the Galaxy': "Ding ding! Hold tight! Any more fares?"


On a random side note, despite hating it to the point where I stopped watching halfway through last time I listened to it, I decided to give the film of 'Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds: The New Generation' another try. Having watched it all the way through now, I think it's safe to say that the only thing that really ruins it is the guy singing the sung thoughts of the journalist. It's just such a shame he's featured so early on and rather heavily during the first act. You just can't beat the legacy of Justin Haywood!

I am however, taking quite quickly to the new version of 'The Eve of the War'!

Don't get me wrong, I'll still always love the original (You can't beat a classic!) but this is seriously starting to grown on me!

I ran this poll two years back, and I'm curious to see how opinions might have changed since. So, which do you prefer? 

165 deviants said :iconoctamumplz:Octamum
59 deviants said :iconoctadadplz:Octadad


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JD-Ripper Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Thank you for favouring.  :)
sorasarah212 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015  Student Artist
Why thank ya kindly for the watch and fav :3
-the Doctor-
bobthedalek Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015  Professional Filmographer
No problem :)
Sneshneeorfa Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey mate, when do we get to see something else?
Forgive me for being impatient, but I truly love your work, and I wouldn't want to refrain from your beautiful art...
bobthedalek Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Yeah, sorry about that. Circumstances outside of my animation and illustration work have left me with very little time as of late.

Something may materialise sometime tonight though...
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