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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!
  • Drinking: Late Night Tea
"Bob, why don't you draw long comics anymore?"

"Hey Bob, when's the next multi panelled/Multipart comic coming out?"

"Bob, did you steal my sandwich?"

These questions crop up in my notes folder quite a bit, and it got me thinking a bit...

If I was able to manage it time-wise, would you be interested in seeing multi-panelled comics based on the episode of the week during season five? I've got one based on a scene from 'The Cutie Map' hopefully coming out in a few of hours (Even if the punchline/frame is terrible!) and I've got an idea for one to do with 'Castle Sweet Castle', but I need a bit of convincing :P

Also, as a quick side note (Cause I know there are some of you who will ask this) unfortunately I wouldn't be able to traditionally colour each comic. That seriously would take to much time out of my already busy schedule.

Do you want to see the return of multi-panelled comics? 

161 deviants said Yay!
3 deviants said Nay!


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PrositDoodles Featured By Owner 4 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whaaa someone who draws art I like favorited something I did yay!
Thankies for the fave :heart:~
bobthedalek Featured By Owner 3 hours ago  Student Filmographer
Well, being the big tea addict I am, how could I resist? =P
PrositDoodles Featured By Owner 3 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A brit addicted to tea? well I never heard of something so absurd.
bobthedalek Featured By Owner 2 hours ago  Student Filmographer
I've got an 'above average' addiction though =P
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ComputerMatthew Featured By Owner 4 days ago
You've been very productive in drawings this week.
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