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EqD ATG II - Day 6 - Ponies Having a Ball by muffinshire EqD ATG II - Day 6 - Ponies Having a Ball by muffinshire
My entry for day 6 of Equestria Daily's Artist Training Ground II. The brief was "draw a pony smiling/draw a pony having a ball". I've combined the double prompt to depict fan favourites Octavia and Vinyl Scratch at an elegant ball (and smiling, of course). I ended up spending way longer on this than I initially planned, but I'm quite happy with the result.

Update: Another of my ATG pieces makes it into a Drawfriend post, #533 this time!
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:icon2wingo:
2wingo Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:iconvinylscratchplz:: "I'm getting a smile Charley-horse."
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Allsmiles98311 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
 The only reason I can think of for Vinyl being in a dress at a ball is that she is doing it for Octavia because she wants to see her happy... and that is beautiful.
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HallowpointPaws Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I always thought Vinyl Scratch was a male.
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Clyobate Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Student General Artist
*Looks at comment* *goes back to look at picture* *brain processes comment* DAFUQ?
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HallowpointPaws Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Vinyl Scratch for a while was one of those background characters with not much of an offical backstory. I saw a few pictures of Vinyl Scratch being paired off with Pinkie Pie and the artist made it clear neither was a lesbian. So for a while I assumed Vinyl Scratch was a boy.
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Clyobate Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Student General Artist
Okay, I understand that.
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:iconhallowpointpaws:
HallowpointPaws Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I used to think Tweety-Bird from The Looney Tunes and Shippo from Inuyasha were girls.
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SynthesisGrayPie Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student Artist
Это случайно не по рассказу фанатов рисунок ?)
"Моя соседка вампир" ? Концовка была именно такой.
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muffinshire Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Я не читал эту историю. Это была моя собственная идея.
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nallokthecat Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
ummm.. i agree? ^^'
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Alfamaxis Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
:iconpinkiepiemegustaplz: Hmmmm...
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GiromCalica Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ball? You mean the set of points in a metric space lying within a given distance of a given point?

Or is it the spherical object?
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Centaur71 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Seeing Vinyl in a dress? OUTRAGEOUS!!!
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Nicole-Tupas Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
Agree... :icondjpon3plz:
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SilverCelestt777 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
Amazing!!
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RoboKitty Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Can't tell if shipping
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Or just standard formal gala behavior
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yamiblade Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
:)
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RiokennG3 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HEY!!!
:iconfryplz::iconsaysplz:Just keep it friendly you two...
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digiagumon Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
At first glance, I though Vinyl was another white pony...
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bobtehnoob-1337 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Vinyl actually looks good in a dress. Wow.
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schneelocke Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
Very nice! I never dreamt I'd see Vinyl Scratch in an evening gown... it looks great on her, though, as does Octavia's. :)

I wonder for how long they've been dancing like that, too. Judging from the way they're looking at each other, it must've been a while already. ^^
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sammyp2992 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
i don't know how you did it but somehow you've made Vinyl

A: look good in a formal dress, and
B: still look like Vinyl

Well done, Great work!
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The-LoneKnight Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
To everyone commenting ans saying that they're so surprised that Vinyl is all dressed up:

Just you WAIT until she gets to dress up Tavie up for the rave next week! lol ;D
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alexwarlorn Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Dancing on two hooves. Heh.
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Peasful8 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
:iconohmygodplz: That's.....THAT'S VINYL?!?! Oh my CELESTIA I can NOT believe Vinyl is in fancy and FEMININE clothing! This...This is marvelous. :iconlove:
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Zhooves Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When I saw this I was like:
"Hey, that one looks like Octavia..." *checks CM* "Yup, that's her. And who's she dancing with?" *checks CM* "HOLY MOTHER OF LUNA. THAT'S VINYL!? WOW.W
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DeVangiel Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Looks beautiful, but Vinyl in a fancy dress lol? Never thought I'd see that :love:
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MidwestBrony Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
Wow, I can't believe that's digital! That texture is wonderful, nicely done. :)
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muffinshire Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! That's been one of my aims in taking part in the Artist Training Grounds, to try and get away from my past tendency to be rather "technical" in my artwork - perfect uniform-width lines, even colouring, etc. - and towards a more natural, expressive style. To that end I've been making use of natural media brushes in Photoshop, and especially a custom brush that imitates the look of Copic markers (ideal for colouring pieces quickly). Glad to know my efforts are getting noticed!
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Ghidorafour Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
This good you should submit this to equestria daily or at the least the ask octavia tumblr

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FoxOFWar Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
...whoa. Pretty damn good job on the coloring - loving the textures.

Took me a moment to realize it was Vinyl though, so different take from the 'usual'... not that that is a bad thing. ;)
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muffinshire Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!

Yes, I had some fun coming up with elegant looks for Vinyl Scratch and Octavia - the idea of Scratch making a special effort for a fancy ball is rather charming.
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FoxOFWar Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It very much is.

...reminds me on Allegrezza (the fic) ;)
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115Predator Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012   General Artist
Wow! This looks amazing!
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SVETAM Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YES! I WAS HOPING SOMEONE ELSE WOULD HAVE THIS IDEA! But they both look a wee bit old, is that intentional?
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muffinshire Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I didn't "age" them deliberately, but I did want to give them a distinctive appearance to indicate it's a special occasion. An elegant dress or suit and a fancy hairstyle can really affect someone's perceived age, and this applies as much in cartoon drawings as it does in real life.
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SVETAM Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Got it, thanks.
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