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Unfinished Ponoids by AlexisRoyce Unfinished Ponoids by AlexisRoyce
I wanted to do a Discord piece, so I got out the big bristol board and set to work. Two days worth of drawing time were wasted trying to get this thing up to par, but there were too many problems; trying to keep the ponies washed out didn't work against a bright background, (especially with a vivid Discord in the center), the composition was bad, and worst of all I barely conveyed any sense of character whatsoever. In the end, I just increased saturation on the ponies so I could toss up this unfinished thing. Imagine that Discord's marionette strings lead to apples and balloons and flower stems and whatnot, and don't stare into Twilight Sparkle's horribly misshapen face for too long.

Let this be a lesson: it's good to work hard on a piece, but sometimes it's fundamentally flawed, and must be scrapped. Treat it as experience, and move on.

Lesson Number Two: Them ponoids, man.
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:iconguille832:
GUILLE832 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Great job! I love that concept of the evil puppeteer.
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:iconalexisroyce:
AlexisRoyce Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Professional Artist
Thank you!
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kittykat595 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
I love this I like rainbow dash
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:iconalexisroyce:
AlexisRoyce Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconkittykat595:
kittykat595 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
for what
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:iconalexisroyce:
AlexisRoyce Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Artist
The nice comment. :D
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kittykat595 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
Thx
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Frog804 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Flutterbitch is crushing the shat out of those flowers! Show 'em who's boss!
You captured their emotions great.
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:iconalexisroyce:
AlexisRoyce Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Artist
Thank you! :D
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TheJacobLB44 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
this is actually good and I like twis face if anything its AJs that isnt goodXD
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:iconalexisroyce:
AlexisRoyce Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional Artist
Haha, thanks!
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TheJacobLB44 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
your welcome
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SuperSmashCynderLum Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is just so sad. But it's also amazing at the same time. Bravo! ^^
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:iconalexisroyce:
AlexisRoyce Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconsupersmashcynderlum:
SuperSmashCynderLum Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome. ^^
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:icontunipeace:
tunipeace Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i think the picture ooks just fine... i don't think i have ever seen such heavy criticism from the artist themselves before.
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:iconalexisroyce:
AlexisRoyce Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional Artist
Haha, thank you. :D My favorite thing to do in a picture is get a characters' personality right, and I don't feel like I got that down, here (even though it's not their usual personalities :XD: ). I think it's good to try to be really honest with myself. Then when I'm proud, I can feel like I earned it. :D
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tunipeace Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug:
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KittyCatAddict Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like it, even if it isn't finished~
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:iconalexisroyce:
AlexisRoyce Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional Artist
Thanks. ^_^
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K-9princess Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
I was confused about the marionette thingy that you were saying....it doesn't look bad i'm not sure if i understand your original intention.
From your frustration you haven't really drawn ponies?
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:iconalexisroyce:
AlexisRoyce Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional Artist
Nah, I haven't drawn them too many times. I practiced a little before working on this, and I've taken a couple pony commissions before, but I still have some trouble with them. ^_^
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stkbayfield Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I still think this pretty damn good even for an unfinished piece.
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AlexisRoyce Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Artist
Thanks, but I respectfully disagree. ;P
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ChaoticDiscord Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so cool! But is there a reason they're missing their cutie marks?
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AlexisRoyce Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Artist
Thanks! The picture is unfinished, so I didn't get to the cutie marks. I did most of the lineart by hand, but the marks were so small that I wanted to do all of them in photoshop. ^_^
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BellaDiscordia Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
Omg I love it! And I miss you :)
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AlexisRoyce Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Artist
Glad to hear you like it! :D
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