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Late night studying by Ardail Late night studying :iconardail:Ardail 335 19 Rest On Jack by Tsitra360 Rest On Jack :icontsitra360:Tsitra360 793 37 Daily Doodle 531 by Amarynceus Daily Doodle 531 :iconamarynceus:Amarynceus 248 13 Sparkle - RULES by EMositeCC Sparkle - RULES :iconemositecc:EMositeCC 78 20 spoon by ChoralSeashelle spoon :iconchoralseashelle:ChoralSeashelle 28 9 Blep by Esfelt Blep :iconesfelt:Esfelt 21 1 ORs by EMositeCC ORs :iconemositecc:EMositeCC 105 25 Not in the Curriculum by dSana Not in the Curriculum :icondsana:dSana 293 47 Book! by Coramino Book! :iconcoramino:Coramino 108 7 Poneograph by ProvolonePone Poneograph :iconprovolonepone:ProvolonePone 32 2 Vinyl Wrap Up by Awalex Vinyl Wrap Up :iconawalex:Awalex 59 1 Beet thief! by moemneop Beet thief! :iconmoemneop:moemneop 37 35 Magician Trixie by Haden-2375 Magician Trixie :iconhaden-2375:Haden-2375 207 13 trixbutt by ChoralSeashelle trixbutt :iconchoralseashelle:ChoralSeashelle 38 3 Feathered Friends by FouDubulbe Feathered Friends :iconfoudubulbe:FouDubulbe 103 10 Horsey Celestia by Banebuster Horsey Celestia :iconbanebuster:Banebuster 55 22

Frequently Asked Questions

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 | Professional | 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
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I will get round to answering back to all these comments...eventually...

Coming Soon: Scrapped Week! (Season 7 edition)

Update the Octaparents 'plz' icons? 

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trwilson881 Featured By Owner 7 hours ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist
Chiyawa Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Hi, Rob,

Are you alright? I heard Friederiek wreck havoc at Europe. Hope you are alright.

bobthedalek Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Filmographer
Sorry, but I've no idea what you're talking about. Did I miss something?

Being a recluse, it wouldn't surprise me if I had.
Chiyawa Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Oh, okay. At least I know you are okay.

If I'm not mistaken, Friederiek is a name of twister or tornado (or maybe typhoon?). According to the news I heard (about 13 hours ago), it had hit France and Germany and claimed 9 lives. I knew you live in UK, but well, just checking if you are okay.

Do take care, though.

bobthedalek Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Filmographer
Nope, no tornado warnings here. It's not even made the news.
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