Sunday, 22 January 2012

Weekly Wrap Up 30

Well done everypony! You've delivered an excellent 59 entries - above average, of late! :D We've got cute and funny, and everything from spaceships to cyberpunk... and some slightly more serious, poignant entries about that Unknown Land that awaits us all someday. These are amazing, everypony, and you deserve a hoof for getting us these visions of the future. :)

Speaking of the future...

This is something that's probably going to get brought up on the dA blog, but I figured I'd bring it up here, too. Again, future, and all ;)


I'll just jump right into it. For me, there are a few important things that go into making art:

1) Inspiration
2) Motivation
3) Persistence

I mean, I figure you've got to have an idea to be able to work. Seems only logical. Once you've got that, you have to want to work on it. Again, makes sense. And, finally, once you've started, you have to want to keep working, seeing the thing through to the finish.

Now, ostensibly, this group is here for all three of those. Get you a theme each week, maybe get you an idea of something to do - inspiration. Then, trying to have a deadline and a community all working towards the same goal - motivation to start, and then a reason to persist.

But... I sometimes feel like we're not coming through for you, you know? Like, we do a decent job on getting you something for inspiration, generally, but then... what? Are we helping to motivate you at all? Are we helping to get you to persist to the end of the piece?

If not, what would you like to see? What can we do differently?

After all, this group is for you, everypony. Without you, there's no future.

And I don't know about you, but the future is something I'd like to see - together, with all of you :)

1 StardustXIII (This pony floats among the stars, it's to bad in space there are no bars. - fetchbeer)

2 lennia2005

3 Kampzvono (Being able to control suns would be very beneficial to a space voyager, I imagine - Atlur)

4 RyuuKiba (This is super rad! Just, wow - Atlur)

5 SamuelEAllen

6 KuroiTsubasaTenshi (Who wouldn't go with Fluttershy, even without the threat that you would die. - fetchbeer)

7 Goggle Sparks

8 KuroiTsubasaTenshi

9 StardustXIII (Just don't reject this thinking machine, unless in breathing vacuum you are keen. - fetchbeer)

10 fae55 (I'm really liking these modular roboponies. I want one! - Atlur)

11 KuroiTsubasaTenshi (So many sads - Atlur)

12 larrle

13 Philith (Aww, it likes her! - Atlur)

14 peperoger

15 Midnight-Dragon15 (Beware before you to the future travel, for many plans you may unravel. - fetchbeer)

16 fajeh

17 AaronMk

18 AaronMk (I really like how this design came out, very intimidating - Atlur)

19 crystalthehedgehog42

20 MrSevens (On this new planet they find new life, lets hope for peace and not strife. - fetchbeer)

21 FerrousOxideMolecule

22 Trekkie2063 (The description really adds a lot. You put a lot of thought into this - Atlur)

23 Dragonfoorm (She looks so happy! Which makes her seem a bit sinister - Atlur)

24 M4st3rCh1ef (This is fantastic :D - Atlur)

25 Miroslav46

26 Scyphi (Spike always wanted to be a guard, there is no threat he'd disregard. - fetchbeer)

27 Eva-Janova

28 FaithlessRurouni

29 Otterlore (Ray guns are a surefire way to make something seem futuristic - Atlur)

30 RunbowDash

31 demented-Mr-Paulsen (Who new that tiny ponies had this power, though combined they seem quite dour. - fetchbeer)

32 Chromadancer (Nobody would say 'no' to being assimilated by cute ponies - Atlur)

33 TLATopHat (I really like these designs, very sleek - Atlur)

34 lozfoe444

35 Fox-E

36 hip-indeed (But... the future refused to change - Atlur)

37 brokenhero0409 (Those borg surely can not withstand the cute, and surely that flank they will not shoot. - fetchbeer)

38 Acceleron

39 mmadhu94 (There can never be enough pony jedi - Atlur)

40 tg737 (Surely ponies would have wings if they were meant to fly, but who would deny twilight access to the sky? - fetchbeer)

41 GonzaHerMeg (That future nurse outfit is really cool - Atlur)

42 Tunskaa (Yay, Sweetie! Recognize your own potential - Atlur)

43 MoonlightScribe

44 MoonlightScribe (I like both of these alternate takes on the theme. Very clever - Atlur)

45 MoonlightScribe (Even ponies will sometime face extinction of their race, but I'm sure these pastel creatures will fade with grace. - fetchbeer)

46 NME-NRG (I like both of these alternate takes on the theme. Very clever - Atlur)

47 AmbroseButtercrust

48 jaydencurtis (Where can I get one of these for my own, I wonder if anyone would give me a loan... - fetchbeer)

49 Invidlord (Giant mechs are ALWAYS the answer - Atlur)

50 GiantMosquito

51 JimTheCactus (I like your choice of cutie mark - Atlur)

52 FairyBubblePuppy

53 ZeldaTheSwordsman

54 Muffinsforever

55 JeffMartinez

56 Naytree

57 thattagen

58 TerribleTransit

59 dotHamster

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