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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 | Student | 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!

Requests are not being taken as of now. My University course takes priority.
  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: Fairground Organ Music (Don't judge me!)
  • Eating: Bassett's Liquorice Allsorts
  • Drinking: Tea, Tea & more Tea!!!
This'll probably satisfy those of you who keep noting me complaining about how I don't tend to do 'big' pony comic strips any more! :P

I can't reveal too much about it without giving everything away, but this one will no doubt satisfy quite a lot of you who keep messaging me with this frequent request and give you all a good laugh at the same time (Haven't had one of those in quite a while, have we? =P )

However, I can reveal this much:
  • If all goes to plan, it will be posted on Halloween.
  • It will be nine panels long (Four small panels + one big end panel that may get posted as a separate image afterwards :P)
I'm still not sure how I'm going to colour this, though it'll more than probably be done with Promarkers (Cue the 'boos' and 'hisses' from the coloured pencil fans!) mainly due to how little time I have at the moment due to university work, and how long colouring an entire pencil comic takes, along with the fact that colouring an entire comic in pencil can seriously cause my arm to ache (The comic where Long Play gave Vinyl a haircut had me going to the doctors two days after posting since my arm was still aching! XD )

So there you have it, something to look forward to at the end of the month =P

Which of my drawing styles do you prefer the most? 

189 deviants said The Pen and Pencil Style French Night by bobthedalek
35 deviants said The Promarker Style The Flight Of Tonnage by bobthedalek
27 deviants said The Digital Style Snookered by bobthedalek


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Neitronik Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh, I wanted write more comments, but I'm too lazy XDD
Your works give me a lot of fun! :happybounce:
bobthedalek Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Student Filmographer
Thanks :)
Silver-Salmon Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh man, thanks for the watch!!!
Have to say, you're one of my favorite comic artists! I love your Octavia & Vinyl comics!
bobthedalek Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Student Filmographer
No problem. You've got quite a nice drawing style yourself :)
Silver-Salmon Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much!
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