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

Sunday, 3 July 2016

Week 262 Wrap Up

C is for Cloudy, that's good enough for me.
C is for Cloudy, that's good enough for me.
C is for Cloudy, that's good enough for me, oh!
Cloudy, Cloudy, Cloudy start with C!

Wait, what did you say? It's "Cookie", not "Cloudy"? Oopsie.

Hmm. Perhaps it's time to pull my head out of the clouds. Or at least out of this one. But clouds are so much fun! Whether you're soaring above them, zooming through them, or simply napping on them, clouds add much-needed substance to an otherwise featureless sky. Not to mention much-needed rain to the crops below. But you don't need to worry about getting wet right now, as these are not rainclouds.

But while we're on the subject of clouds... wait, what did you say? How is a unicorn standing in mid-air among the clouds? Well, I'd love to say that my magic is just that strong, but in reality, this is probably just a dream. I've dreamed of soaring among the clouds ever since I was a little colt, so is it really all that surprising that I'm dreaming of that now? But at any rate, while you're up here with me, why not take a look at this cloud-themed art gallery that's conveniently sitting right here. In mid-air. Not even supported by a cloud or anything.

Dreams are weird, aren't they?

Gallery for Week 262

01. Speedy526745

Make sure that your flying friend is well rested, or your body's strength may be tested. - fetchbeer

02. HalflingPony
Special Agent Sweetie... Drops

This pony isn't on to show she's nervous, on her majesty's secret service. - fetchbeer