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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: Dandelion & Burdock
As I'm sure the majority of you are aware, I'm currently in my final year of University (For those of you who are curious, I'm studying Animation & Illustration at The University of Bolton) and just recently have made a start at my final major project. As part of this project I'm currently putting together all the the preproduction work (3 full backgrounds, four turnaround animations, 2 character pose sheets, audio, storyboards and animatics) in time for the 19th February, which will then be followed by just over ten weeks of animating. Progress of which can be seen here:
"So what does this mean?" I hear you ask?

Well, for watchers, not much really. Mainly it means that if my output here seems to drop over the coming months, don't worry! It just means that I'll be working away at this project. And no, I'm not revealing the exact plot for this animation, though I assume that a few of you might already be able to guess the setting and theme from the attire worn by the characters here =P

Which of my drawing styles do you prefer the most? 

264 deviants said The Pen and Pencil Style French Night by bobthedalek
43 deviants said The Promarker Style The Flight Of Tonnage by bobthedalek
34 deviants said The Digital Style Snookered by bobthedalek


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Fox-Timelord Featured By Owner 6 hours ago  Student Filmographer
Daleks Daleks everywhere!
Cooper31 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Happy birthday!!!🎂
bobthedalek Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Student Filmographer
Thanks :)
AndrewRogue Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015
Belated, but happy birthday mate. You've brought me too much amusement for it not to be worth saying!
bobthedalek Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Student Filmographer
Thanks :)
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