Sunday, 25 January 2015

Week 187 Wrap Up

Who's a Silly Pony?

It's a question which has baffled scholars since they first named diminutive equines, and philosophers first created the concept of 'silliness'. Yes, since the times of the ancient Greek forums, the debate has raged. Who IS a silly pony?

While today, most everyone agrees that it is, in fact, Applejack, who is a silly pony, many heated debates still spring up around this topic. Is Rainbow Dash not also a silly pony? Is she quantifiably sillier than Applejack in any given measurement of silliness? Perhaps!

And so, today, we look at the collected evidence of our past weeks research into the subject.  Do we have a definitive answer? No, I'm sure we don't. How can we hope to answer in a week what the greatest minds of our time struggle their entire lives to determine?

None the less, we present to you all, the art of silliness. I hope you all take a moment to pause, reflect, put on glasses with a fake nose, and dance around while playing a kazoo or party noise maker.



01. Paradoxical
How Many Legs Does Pinkie have? Answer: There are no legs.

How does one stand on legs like this? Something seems to be amiss. - fetchbeer


02. Speedy526745
Whadaya mean "even the orange ponies can be silly?"

With metal wound around one's hooves, one wonders if her gait improves. - fetchbeer


03. Cobralash


Everyone should have both wings and horn, and no one should feel at all forlorn. - fetchbeer


04. Vaser888
I knew I was going to draw this ever since the new theme was announced :)

Muffins from bricks are not commonly found, though her ability to find them does astound. - fetchbeer


05. ScuriLevenstein


Window sills are a little fragile, and to use them one must be agile. - fetchbeer


06. RemnantViscera
Um. Please forgive me for my artistic sin, I'll try harder next time, I promise.



These ponies should have run when they had the chance, before this carousel did entrance. - fetchbeer

07. AaronMk
Dear Celestia, send more food. Pinkie ate it all.


08. HalflingPony



09. ABronyAccount

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Week 186 Wrap Up

Ahh, it's been a good week. Basking in the glow of all these ponies happy smiles. The warmth of the radiant sunshine, or perhaps the glowing aura of the mysterious moon? Well, no matter the source, ponies just seem to generally enjoy the light, don't they?  Even Eternal Night isn't all that gloomy when you look up into the sky and see the moon and stars lighting the way... of course, there are other problems with eternal night, but that's not what we're here for this time!

Sunlight, Moonlight, Neon light, or just plain light bulbs, a glow isn't necessarily something coming from outside. Some ponies possess an inner glow, a warmth and light from within that bolsters those around them. They stand up against the dark, laughing at the scary, radiating with kindness, or generosity.  They are loyal, faithful, honesty, and... well, I think you may guess who I'm referring to with that.

And, of course, I'd be remiss without referring to the radiant beauty of a special somepony... but... that might just be me. It's... it's all in the eyes. Those kind of eyes which draw you into the infinite depths, like the light of eternity which makes even the stars seem dim and garish. Her smile, like a warm hug that raises the heart up to the heavens. *sigh*... I think I'm in love.

Err... I mean... art! That's what you're here for, right? These shining examples of this weeks theme, all presented here. So brighten up, take a look, and shine on you crazy diamonds!



01. Speedy526745


More precise you should probably be, or more neon nights I do foresee. - fetchbeer


02. Vaser888
Had a lot of fun drawing this^^

Watching the stars shine so far away, wondering what you missed during the the day. - fetchbeer


03. Paradoxical
It's not easy to make a pony look radiant. And to make Pinkie look radiant, not normal for Pinkie it's harder than usual. I think I acquitted myself well. I have some examples of prototypes for this picture and my thoughts on them at my deviantart account.

Is this the one ring to rule them all? Or maybe just those in the mall? - fetchbeer


04. ArtemaSunset


Does this pony glow in the dark? Or maybe this is just a static spark. - fetchbeer


05. cobralash


A small creature in a jar to light the gloom, and bring a glimmer to your room. - fetchbeer


06. DazDroid1995
Let the night rave on

Glowing streaks floating in the air, a wandering eye will quickly ensnare. - fetchbeer


07. DCHorror


Magic can be a tricky thing, and explosive surprises it can bring. - fetchbeer


08. dredaich


This pony is just to bright to see, though someone blind before might disagree. - fetchbeer


09. RemnantViscera
Firefly is best pony.

Running down a rainbow's light, having a bit of fun in mid flight. - fetchbeer


10. ScuriLevenstein


Always wondered what happens when the lights are off? It may just involve a giant moth. - fetchbeer


11. HalflingPony
A Relationship Full of Warm Feelings



12. A Brony Account


Sunday, 11 January 2015

Week 185 Wrap Up

Well, it's that time again. Time to look back over the past week and see what sort of artwork has been created. And I was looking forward to seeing everyone's artwork, but I just don't know what to expect. You see, I've got a little problem: I can't remember what the theme is.

Looking back, I have a pretty good idea of why this is. I've been distracted by life and gaming and Twitch streams; I just haven't been paying any attention to art. And as I move forward into the future, I will need to focus more on this. I don't want to have this sort of conversation with you guys again, after all. Or with the other admins; that sort of back-and-forth is just not fun!

But let's back it up a bit here. I doubt that you guys care all that much about such issues. It's time for me to stop looking back, and instead be more forward thinking. So, let's go forth and take a look at the art created this week; that's what you're here for after all!




Gallery for Week 158



01. Speedy526745
If it's too small to read everything clearly here, I invite you to view it in my dA gallery.

No one knows what lies ahead, you just have to keep an even tread. - fetchbeer


02. Vaser888
not really an improvement for this drawing but whatever

A little phoenix born from ash and flame, one wouldn't think it could be tame. - fetchbeer


03. Cobralash


Always dreaming of wonderful things, with just the cutest wings. - fetchbeer


04. Silverwisp
"She was more beautiful than that."

A dragon is a tad too fond of shiny things, even if it's to heavy to carry off with claws and wings. - fetchbeer


05. Paradoxical
Looking back at shabbat and/or forward to the week.

Some ponies have no patience for custom or ritual, and merely wish to resume their brainless vigil. - fetchbeer


06. dredaich


What exactly did she put in her mane, is she trying to cause eye strain? - fetchbeer


07. AaronMk


These are ponies of constant sorrow, and they will still be running on the morrow. - fetchbeer


08. RemnantViscera
Comment, comment, comment! *ahem* I seriously need to sleep at some point.

Accepting something new into your life, really help save one from strife. - fetchbeer


09. ScuriLevenstein


Some ponies just like to monologue, though he could just be trying to start a dialogue. - fetchbeer


10. A Brony Account

Sunday, 4 January 2015

Week 184 Wrap Up

Welcome, 2015! A new year is upon us, and that means... a new year of themes, art, ponies, and best of all... friends. With the end of the holiday season behind us, I do hope that each and everyone spent the time with those you love.

Ponies most of all spend the holidays cozied up with friends and family. There's no fields to work, no crops to bring in. The weather outside is cold, a purifying blanket of snow to rejuvenate the land for next year. And so, what are these ponies doing over the long holiday break?

Ponies celebrating the holidays snuggle up, they play games in the snow, and many ways more. So with the wrap up of this Hearth's Warming Eve season, let's take a look below and see how they celebrate the holidays; 'Pony Style'!


Gallery for Week 184

01. Speedy526745

Such a snugly little family pic, to take it the must be quick. - fetchbeer


02. Paradoxical
To many Jews, the sign of being home for the holidays is one of the heads of household lighting candles.

How bright are these candles that have been lit? By causing blindness are they unfit? - fetchbeer


03. ScuriLevenstein

Family with rocks in space? Seems they'd be hard to embrace. - fetchbeer


04. Vaser888

Hugs are a nice gift to receive, and big smiles they do retrieve. - fetchbeer


05. cobralash

What do these ponies do in the palace ground? It seems they mainly stand around. - ftechbeer


06. dredaich

Taking the children for a walk, though they get to ride so they won't baulk. - fetchbeer


07. ForwardBias

The little things are what makes being home so nice, just don't give your parents mice. - fetchbeer


08. daExile

Some ponies never seem to want to wake, and others are up before day break. - fetchbeer


09. A Brony Account


Hugging a princess is so nice, but for most any pony will suffice. - fetchbeer




10. Blastradiuss


This family has such a lot of love to share, it would be hard to find another family that compares. - fetchbeer

11. HalflingPony
Erised

Sunday, 28 December 2014

Week 183 Wrap Up

One of the major hallmarks of this fandom is its creativity. This fandom an unusually high proportion of fan artists. Painters, musicians, sculptors, animators, and many other creative types have applied their talents to My Little Pony, spreading ponies far and wide through the internet. And while this may have proved annoying to some people, it has also helped to attract others to ponies. Indeed, I myself became interested in Friendship is Magic because of exposure to fanart (and pony memes) online.

This creativity is the inspiration for the Newbie Artists Training Grounds, and thus for this deviantART group. They're both attempts at nurturing this creative spirit through the simple act of providing prompts for pictures, and thus giving artists theme ideas beyond what they might normally come up with themselves. So, I think it's time for me to stop yapping, so we can see what interpretations people have come up with for this theme:




Gallery for Week 156



01. nunitko


This pony seems a bit confused, and that pencil looks a tad abused. - fetchbeer


02. Vaser888


Drawing little shrubs and trees, enough indeed to distract the bees! - fetchbeer


03. RemnantViscera
There's a comment section for this, eh? Um... Merry christmas-is-over everyone!

Will this pony fall into a blatant trap? Or will from aggravation will they snap? - fetchbeer


04. Cobralash


Painting colors so very lush, just make sure to not dropm the brush! - fetchbeer


05. Blast


Even a stick pony is a place to start, and a gift that will warm a heart! - fetchbeer


06. Paradoxical
Somehow the scanner is having issues and cut a strip out of the whole but as for a picture, you get the Idea.

A palette with the colors for a tree, but I wonder what the joke could be! - fetchbeer


07. Matanya
From a 7 year old, and this is of less quality than one can usually find in the artsonia account http://www.artsonia.com/artists/portfolio.asp?id=5466214&artid=35594094

There's little worse than being bored, though patience does come with a reward. - fetchbeer


08. ScuriLevenstein


Some ponies don't want to wait for even a single drink, though for empties they might need a bigger sink. - fetchbeer


09. HalflingPony
Never Forget a Pegasus' Wings!



10. A Brony Account