My entry for day 19
of Equestria Daily's Artist Training Grounds II. The brief was "draw a pony cooking".
I love the fan conception of Derpy Hooves and Carrot Top as flatmates: I imagine them being like pony versions of Morecambe and Wise in their classic "at home" sketches. One of their most famous comedy performances is the hilarious "making breakfast" routine
, and the notion of Derpy and Carrot Top doing the same thing was too funny to pass up. Originally I planned to do individual panels showing them doing the same things as Eric and Ern', but as I sketched it out the idea of doing it as a single-frame montage arose (and the actions got more ridiculous). The layout also provided an opportunity to play with curvilinear perspective
, something I've not tried before, at least not with a proper grid (I did something similar with the background on my day 14 piece
, but that was by eye alone). The background was a real time-sink this time, not only because I wanted to keep adding more and more detail, but also just figuring out how to distort the objects to fit the curvilinear perspective while still looking natural.Update:
This picture made it into an Equestria Daily Drawfriend post, #539
this time, even beating the posting of the day 19 ATG gallery! Whoever's spotting or submitting these is fast!