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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!


"Bob’s art isn’t noticeable for the great skill and/or technique, but I think most of its charm comes from the overall delicate and pleasant traits, that convey a sense of familiarity and "everything is fine, just have a giggle" feeling.

This style doesn’t make you "WOW!", it doesn’t make you cringe, exhalt, sad or angry. It cuddles your eyes with nice curves and pastel colors. It just makes you feel good.

Plus some good ol’ British humo(u)r."

- BigMax, Derpibooru User
...or as it's actually called, 'D&AD New Blood', but you know, DA won't allow an '&' sign in a title!

But Bob, what is this D&AD you speak of?…

D&AD is an artists an designers fair that takes place in London, at Old Spitalfields Market in Shoreditch between 30th June - 2nd July. Unlike other events though, this one is solely for new artists, and I've been given the opportunity to exhibit my work there :D

So if you want to see some of my more professional stuff in person, or just see how much of a nutty Englishman I really am, feel free to attend!

Also, as you can imagine, I'm incredibly rushed off of my feet trying to get ready for this, as I only found out I was going a few days ago! :P

And yes, this does mean I'm probably not going to be able to respond to anything for all of next week! You have been warned! =P

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

186 deviants said Yay!
3 deviants said Nay!


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Machete1220 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
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bobthedalek Featured By Owner 12 hours ago  Student Filmographer
Sorry chap, but it's not my place to comment on the situation, since I can't say that it has affected me, nor do I know the user in question.

It is however, a rather sad case.
Machete1220 Featured By Owner 12 hours ago
its okay
Star-Peace Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Better keep an eye on your watcher count, it's gonna reach 3,000 sooner or later ^^ Keep it up! 
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