So! That previous picture was of course made by me, but I’m happy to see that some people thought it might be an actual leaked storyboard - since my goal was to make it look as “authentic” as possible.
Above are the steps to making it look like a photographed screen. First up is the original digital drawing made with my usual pencil brush. Then I put a blue gradient (set to “multiply”) and a grain filter above it. Flattened the picture and skewed it (added black background), put a motion blur filter on it (2 times on two layers and erased through so it wouldn’t be the same blurriness everywhere). And finally added a white-to-black gradient on top, set to “overlay” and on lowered opacity, for that flash effect.
I tried to make it look like the animatic storyboards we’ve seen so far and avoid my own style, but alas, some things just shine through. On one hand, good for recognition, on the other, bad if i don’t want to be recognized. Oh well.
The dialogue and actions are a slightly modified version of a scene from the latest episode of TMNT 2012 (as some have noticed), because it was pretty cute and I thought that if they’re ever gonna imply more Sparity in the show (oh please!), this would work perfectly.
If anyone wants to animate or cleanup the whole thing, feel free to do so XD
And since some people speculated if I might be working with the show now…I wish! Still the same starving freelance artist.
An anonymous gift commission for Ryu of her character Queen Silverwing, mother of Filly Queen Chrysalis. She’s an albino.
Normally I don’t put up commissions at full size cause that’s reserved for the commissioner, but since this one’s a gift…enjoy!
The Mirage hive. A long forgotten lesser hive located in the center of a ever spanning desert. Formed around ruins and other decrepit building that was constructed within the shifting sands as their home, they lure the adventurous and the greedy. Often resorting to their namesake to hunt those who don’t venture close to the actual hives. The current queen of the hive got there by usurping the previous monarch and taking the throne for herself, and as per tradition took the name as well.
Mirage is a silent ruler, cool headed, reasonable. She is willing to sacrifice anything for the safety of her hive. The drones beneath her respect and fear her for her commitment to the hive, none of them dare go against her.
They hunt merely by taking advantage of their home’s severe conditions. Hallucinations due to heat exposure are their cup of tea. Blending into the sands to pull the unaware prey beneath into the halls of the hive.
(line art made by http://carniscorner.tumblr.com/ )
(original Commissioned line art Commissions: Mirage, Celestia )
Now with colours and more background info from the commissioner himself!
Rarity can’t help but chortle as Rainbow Dash tells her of the ups and downs of having a newborn foal because she remembers her own mishaps all too well - including a few incredulous and teasing comments made by Rainbow Dash herself at the time.
Lavender meanwhile is very curious about Ponyville’s newest little citizen, Lockheed.
I know I said in an earlier picture that Lavender would be teenaged when Lockheed is born, but I decided to change it - mainly for reasons of cuteness. Plus when all 3 of Rainbow Dash’s children are born, Lavender (really in her teens by then) might get to be babysitter - grumbling, having trouble, but ultimately appreciating the little gang of rascals.