Sunday, 21 August 2016

Week 269 Wrap Up

Ah, you've come to visit the gallery to see the new art this week, eh? Well, I'm so sorry, but the gallery is just closing for the night. You'll need to return tomorrow to see everything, I'm afraid. Have a good night, and see you tomorrow!


Hah, got ya! I bet you actually thought the gallery was closing for the night, didn't you? But nope, it was just a prank. Because that's the theme for this week: Jokes and Pranks! So feel free to peruse the gallery and see what other shenanigans the various ponies have been getting....

Wait, what are you planning to do with those tomatoes? Uhh, gotta go!

Gallery for Week 269

01. Speedy526745

Some don't obey the giant hook, and just give it that certain look. - fetchbeer

02. G-DO-29--Anagram
I'm probably the only one who can take such a benign phrase (IE, taking the act of doing a prank and calling it a joke and turning it into questioning my own art style as being unnoticed and unclassifiable and calling it a joke in and of itself) and turn it into something heavy. If this is too contrived for this week's theme, then feel free to reject this image, and if not, then just remove this sentence.

Don't give in to chronic doubt, you are on the proper route. - fetchbeer

03. Lemon-Bitter-Twist

Rodents of an unusual size, or a creature in another guise. - fetchbeer

04. Lemon-Bitter-Twist

Skating to pass a winter's day, having a ball as you play. - fetchbeer

05. Scuri Levenstein

A pony turned into a tangerine, still not likely to cause a scene. - fetchbeer

06. HalflingPony
Leaves of Blue

These leaves try to hide what they do, but still shine that bright blue. - fetchbeer

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Week 268 Wrap Up

As the old saying goes, "Into everypony's life, a little rain must fall." And the Art Gallery is no exception to that, unfortunately. And I say 'unfortunately' because the rain came in the form of a rain of go-karts. Seriously, we had a number of go-karts crash through the roof of the gallery! Or at least parts of go-karts, as none of them were actually intact before impact. Apparently there was a massive crash at the annual Applewood Derby, and pieces of the crashed karts went flying throughout Ponyville. I have no idea why the ponies in charge of the race built a track that crosses over itself multiple times, as it really was just an accident begging to happen. Though from what I've heard, the track layout isn't solely to blame. Apparently there were three ponies in the race who... well, let's just say that some ponies take things far too seriously.

Thankfully, the Ponyville Repair Team treats their job with just the right amount of seriousness, and thusgot the roof repairs done with plenty of time to spare for this evening's debut. But that isn't at all surprising, given how much experience the Ponyville Repair Team has. You know, living right next door to the Everfree Forest, and all that.

But without further ado, may I present to you our new gallery! This week's them is... huh, racing and crashing. Perhaps the Applewood Derby wasn't the only accident waiting to happen this week.

Gallery for Week 268

01. Speedy526745

Itches are sometimes hard to scratch, and this building seems a good match. - fetchbeer

02. G-DO-29--Anagram
If you understand what reference this is, I'm sorry.

Our patience computers like to try, and sometimes that means they need to die. - fetchbeer

03. Lemon-Bitter-Twist

What causes these flying mares to bounce, instead of gently float and flounce?

04. Vaser888

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Week 267 Wrap Up

Dana nana nana nana
Nana nana nana nana, Batmare!

This week's theme, as I had originally suggested it, was "Brains vs Action". But Invidlord quickly came up with the better phrasing seen in the DA Journal, "An Action Pony / A Clever Pony". After all, brains and action don't need to be mutually exclusive, as Batmare has shown on many occasions. And Daring Do as well, for that matter.

But having both of these present in a story doesn't require them to be present in a single character. Many duos and teams will have at least one member who is action-oriented, and at least one who is clever. Just look at the Mane 6 themselves: Rainbow Dash and Twilight Sparkle are good representatives for action and cleverness respectively, and neither one is the only member of the group that can fit the role in question.

So with that in mind, let's direct our attention to the pictures in this week's gallery. Some of them focus on a single concept, while others represent a combination of the two, but they all are impressively done!

Gallery for Week 267

01. Rainboom-Dash
It's not MLP, but it's a show about talking horses that I'm optimistic about.

There's room enough for another take, and it seems these also have a love for cake. - fetchbeer

02. Speedy526745

Always beware of giant rolling rocks, as the ancients are rather fond of shocks. fetchbeer

03. Lemon-Bitter-Twist

A giant monster to rampaging near, but our heroes feel no fear. - fetchbeer

04. Vaser888

Running along at full trot, gives a little perspective to the shot. - fetchbeer

05. HalflingPony
That's How It's Done

How fast do you have to fly, if you want to ignite the sky? - fetchbeer

06. AbyssalEmissary
Nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah

Dress like a bat and fight crime, and maybe someday you get to punch a mime. - fetchbeer

Sunday, 31 July 2016

Week 266 Wrap Up

Trying to come up with this entry is like creating a picture of a polar bear in a blizzard. Yep, I'm drawing a blank.

Old jokes aside, this has been a very boring week. Not because it's been dull or anything, but because Boredom is actually this week's theme. A time to reflect on those occasions that one doesn't normally reflect upon. Like the wait in the doctor's office for the start of your appointment. You know, the one that was scheduled to start an hour earlier. Or those lazy days where you have nothing to do, or just don't feel like doing anything. I've certainly had days like that.

Of course, like many things, boredom is in the eye of the beholder. Some ponies fully enjoy lazy days with nothing to do, for example. Likewise, while I personally would be bored by several hours worth of rock-inspired poetry, those who have earned Rocktorates would likely fully enjoy such a performance. On the other hoof, Rock and Roll-inspired poetry sounds to me like it could be quite entertaining, but would likely bore those who prefer classical music.

But I digress. Before I risk boring you all with an overly long spiel, I shall step aside and allow you to peruse this week's creations. And don't worry; though this week's subject may be 'Boredom', the pictures themselves are still anything but boring!

Gallery for Week 266

01. Speedy526745

A handy building to rest your arm, though it may cause some alarm. - fetchbeer

02. G-DO-29--Anagram
I was bored enough to mix art styles. I was bored all week.

You don't always need to match your lines, or to only color in their confines. - fetchbeer

03. HalflingPony
Fancy Meeting You Here...

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Week 265 Wrap Up

You're probably expecting me to do one of my frequent 'screw things up'-style starts tonight, aren't you? But not this time! Just because the theme is 'Embarasment', doesn't mean I'm gonna embaras myself! I swear to Princess Celestia that nothing at all will go wrong today! Wait, what did you say? 'Embaras' is actually spelt 'embarrass'?

*Groan* Some days you just can't win.

Well, as I have unintentionally demonstrated, this has been a week for ponies who are, shall we say, "red in the face". And not merely because they have red coats. Things don't always go as planned, and the end results of such misadventures may very well involve a good deal of blushing. And before I embaras... err, 'embarrass' myself with another misadventure of my own, I'm going to bring this spiel to a close and direct you towards the gallery. Feel free to peruse this week's creations, and in the process stare at red faces other than my own.

Gallery for Week 265

01. Rainboom-Dash
As someone who's been doing little more than simple 20-40 sketches to get comfortable with drawing ponies, I wanted to see just how well I'd do going a bit further. So - a background, and color even!

Sometimes they just try to give too much, and it's hard to tell them such. - fetchbeer

02. Speedy526745

Beware the stickiness of a jar of jam, for removing it may require an exam. - fetchbeer

03. G-DO-29--Anagram
Based on a discussion on tolerances for spiciness.

Some have a mouth that's fireproof, and a method of not sharing that's foolproof! - fetchbeer

04. HalflingPony
You Don't Have To Rub It In

Practicing this spell you may regret, if you don't want to end up wet. - fetchbeer

Sunday, 17 July 2016

Week 264 Wrap Up

Hello, everypony! Here's this week's Gallery! Enjoy!

Hmm. Yeah, this week's theme may be a speed-related one, but using just that for this entry is pushing things much too far. Besides, I'm not pressed for time at this point, so I can certainly write more than seven words.

But yeah, this week we've been feeling the need... the need for speed! And apparently that line is a reference to something. I'm not sure what it came from, but the Royal Pegasus Guards certainly like to use it. Especially the more maverick members. For that matter, I wouldn't be surprised if some members of the Wonderbolts favor this quote as well. Especially their new blue-coated member. Indeed, I've heard somepony describe her as "the fastest thing alive", which I'm pretty sure is also a quote from something. Something featuring a blue-coated protagonist for that matter, if I remember correctly.

But I digress. I may not be rushing to complete things this evening, but that doesn't mean I should continue babbling on. Drag this entry out for too long and it'll start feeling like we're moving at zombie speed here. So let's turn our attention properly to this week's gallery and the pictures contained within, and discover other examples of pony speed. And feel free to take your time perusing them as well. Speed may be this week's theme, but that doesn't mean you all need to rush about.

Gallery for Week 264

01. Speedy526745

Always finding a place to run, and boost pads can't be outdone! - fetchbeer

02. G-DO-29--Anagram
Based on a true story where my brother urged me to watch Death Note. What? I watch a lot of vids at double speed and on a triple monitor setup.

If you can keep up with the speed of text, you won't wait long to see what's next! - fetchbeer

03. BluestreakFUS

Pretending to be a small blue thing, so you too can jump off a spring. - fetchbeer

04. Vaser888

Hats are for being serious, though they also make you mysterious. - fetchbeer

05. HalflingPony
Gotta Go, Fast!

Sometimes you've really got to go, so of course you're not slow. - fetchbeer

06. Scuri Levenstein

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Week 263 Wrap Up

Oi! I just flew back from Baltimare, and boy are my forelegs tired! *badum tssh!*

Where's the laughter? Anyone there? Anyone? Bueller...? Bah, I was hoping for a more generous response to my ancient lame jo- err, well-thought-out comedy routine. But I guess I should know better by now.

But yes, I have just returned from BronyCon and am indeed tired. But it was a grand experience! Isn't it great that there are so many people out there who will generously give of their time to run an event as large and complicated as a fan convention? And of course, such generosity isn't limited to the convention staff; the fandom as a whole is pretty well known for their charity work, with the Brony Thank You Fund being an obvious example.

But now, it is time to turn our attention to this week's Gallery, where various examples of pony charity and generosity are on display. And the show is, of course, presented free of charge!

Gallery for Week 263

01. AaronMk
"Dinky thought it'd be nice to make her mom's new friend pancakes for his first night over. Except she can't cook, so really all she did was mix the batter and Derpy did the rest."

Beware of plates of flying food, at least until they decrease in altitude. - fetchbeer

02. Speedy526745

A single piece of her giant loot, should make all debt moot. -fetchbeer

03. Speedy526745

She'd give you almost anything, though she'd rather be treated like a king. - fetchbeer

04. Vaser888