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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.
  • Drinking: Tea
So, half an hour ago a link was sent to me for questioning, and in case anyone else happens to come across it, I thought I'd just make it clear.

I do not have a Steam account.

Yep, that's right, someone's actually trying to pass themselves off as me on Steam. Being totally honest, I'm probably about as far removed from an avid gamer as you can get, anyone who knows me will be able to tell you this. I know of Steam, but I couldn't tell you a thing about how it works or what it entails. I really am that clueless when it comes to gaming. Heck, the last console I ever owned was a brand new silver GameBoy Advance just after they first came out! :P

So in short, if you see an account on Steam that looks like it belongs to me, it doesn't.

And if the person who made that account happens to be reading this, not to sound rude low can you stoop? Seriously? I'm not a famous artist artist in the brony fandom (I wouldn't say I'm anywhere near that status) but doing that really does come across as attention seeking...


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sahasav 3 days ago  New member Hobbyist General Artist
You got hugged :iconplzhug: XD XD
Spread the DA love around! (you can copy and paste this message on their userpage!)

1- You can hug the person who hugged you!
2- You -MUST- hug 6 other people, at least!
3- You should hug them in public! Paste it on their page!
4- Random hugs are perfectly okay! (and sweet)
5- You should most definitely get started hugging right away!

bobthedalek 3 days ago  Student Filmographer
Sorry chap, I don't participate in chain posts.

Also, round where I live, if I hugged someone in public I'd either get arrested or stabbed :P
sahasav 3 days ago  New member Hobbyist General Artist
kk : D
poecillia-gracilis19 5 days ago  Student General Artist
The comics are entertaining, and for some reason remind me of British comedy shows. I guess it's because the first comic I saw was a reference to Mr Bean (the reliant car).
bobthedalek 4 days ago  Student Filmographer
Chances are, it's more to do with the fact I am British :P
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