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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.
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  • Drinking: Bedtime Tea
Yep, that's right, I just passed another milestone! :)

Apologies if it takes me a while to respond to messages/upload drawings at the moment, but I've got a bank holiday weekend at work, two German Shepard police dog pups running round the house and packing to move into my new flat in three weeks time to take care of =P

On the plus side though, I finally got round to meeting my Canadian relatives this week. They're awesome :P

And no. That doesn't mean I'm currently in Canada. 


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Glitch-Sketch Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It is finish.…

I gave him a bit of an overhaul but...I think you'll like how it turned out.
by any chance do you know what happened to GarrettheGarret?
bobthedalek Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student Filmographer
I'm ashamed to admit that I've been so busy I hadn't noticed his account seems to be deactivated.

I've no idea what could have cause it. Chances are though, it'll probably not be as bad as it seems :)
MutedSilver12 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey there, friend! Long time no speak! Thanks a lot for the favourite on my sketches. It's very much appreciated. :)
Also, I hope you're doing well and if you're back at Uni, good luck with your studies too.
Thanks again and have a great day.
bobthedalek Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Student Filmographer
Thanks chap, I hope you're having a good time at the moment too :)
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