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(Fluttershy) Hello there! I’m continuing work on a book called “the way of yay” which inspires others to be kind and do good in the world. Which one of these kindness quotes is your favorite? (from 

85 deviants said No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. --Aesop
43 deviants said This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness. --Dalai Lama
26 deviants said Goodness is about character - integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage, and the like. More than anything else, it is about how we treat other people. --Dennis Prager
22 deviants said Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love. --Lao Tzu
21 deviants said Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you. --Princess Diana
13 deviants said (Other) Post your favorite kindness quote in the comments!
10 deviants said A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money. --John Ruskin
8 deviants said I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers. --Khalil Gibran
8 deviants said Every minute of every hour of every day you are making the world, just as you are making yourself, and you might as well do it with generosity and kindness and style. --Rebecca Solnit
6 deviants said Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse. --Henry Van Dyke

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Here are the commissions for the month of November:

1. Group of seven - in progress
2. OC and Scootaloo - in progress
3. Pony version of Sonata from Rainbow Rocks sketch - in progress
4. Steampunk airship captain sketch - in progress
5. Group sketch of Rainbow Dash, Twilight, and an OC - in progress
6. Steven Universe being cool sketch - in progress
7. OC profile picture - in progress


Patreon Reward: Fire Emblem Twilight by drawponies Patreon Reward: Vigilant Watch by drawponies Hello, me by drawponies Totally Ponies by drawponies Sleep well, little pirate by drawponies Collab: Twidash on Cloud 9 by drawponies


If you're interested in your own collab commission in this style, then please email Color commission prices are as follows:

Base price: $25 for one canon character, or $30 for one OC character. Includes sketch, coloring and shading.

+$15 for each additional canon character
+$20 for each additional OC character
+$15 for a simple background
+$25 for a complex background
Price negotiable for special requests (such as super complex characters or a crowd of background ponies)

So, take this picture for example:

Collab Commissions Open! by drawponies

It has two canon ponies and a simple background, so it would be a total of $25 + $15 + $15, or $55.

Comic: How Pinkie Pie Found Gummy

Comic: Discord x Maud Pie

Comic: This Ship Sails Itself

Comic: Applejacks Big Test

Comic: Rainbow Dash Writes a Fanfic

Comic: Daring Do's Actual Adventures


Neil Wacaster
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
I am a My Little Pony fan artist and voice actor, best known for my character art and comic strips.

If you enjoy my artwork, please visit my Redbubble store and consider buying a shirt, hoodie, phone case, sticker or print. Every purchase is greatly appreciated. I love you all!

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Progress Report - November 26

Journal Entry: Wed Nov 26, 2014, 2:50 AM
OC Griffon in Flight by drawponies

This week: Progressing quickly on multiple areas of skill, most importantly sketching and my understanding of value (black and white in an image, essentially).  I have completed some of my best work yet, including the above sketch and the following two commissions, which are noteworthy for several reasons: 

Griffon Head Detail by drawponies

Extensive use of detail, sophisticated shading.  Anatomy and lighting could be improved in future.

Commission: Corrupted Heir by drawponies

Very challenging color scheme, and used value to differentiate between the different forms in the image.  For the first time I painted my own background, as opposed to sketching it out and drawing it that way.  I did base it on a photo, but still, those mountains do look kind of like mountains.  In addition, this piece went from start to finish in only 7 work hours (far faster than other pieces).  Using my technique of 1 hour of work and a 10 minute break keeps my mind fresh for much longer than before.  

 I tried to focus on too many goals this week, though, and so I lost sight of my real goal: Improving my artwork.  To that effect I'm going to pursue only 3 goals this week, instead of four, and I'm also going to do them in the following order:

1. Get up, spend 1 hour sketching and painting from reference. 
Sketch what makes you happy.  It's about the pencil mileage and warming up for the day, not the images themselves (that's for the next part).  Options for this time: Figure drawing, studies of light and shadow, studies of materials, thumbail paintings
2. Spend bulk of work day doing eight 1 hr work periods
8 work periods, 8 breaks, approximately 9 hours of work.  In general, either complete a large finished piece or several small pieces.  Do not go a day without completing a piece for upload.  Work on reducing the amount of time it takes to produce an image with as much detail as the gryphon.  Determine how to streamline your workflow.
3. Finish with Ctrl+Paint and other tutorials right before bed.
You do need to take notes on these videos, but at the moment just absorbing the information is what is most important.  Night is the best time for me to watch video content because I'm tired from drawing, but not so tired that I want to go to sleep.  Perfect time to watch tutorials.  Motivate yourself to watch more tutorials as well using Habitrpg.  

I'm going to give this a try for a week and see how I do :) Wish me luck guys!

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Fluffyglumpcake8 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member Student Digital Artist
I added you to my DA watch, is that okay?
tyruvelp Featured By Owner 2 days ago
question - what is easier for you - sketches or line art?
TychoTMA-1 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You've been tagged.
princess98506 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student Digital Artist
AMAZING ART!!!!I have a couple questions for you! What software and hardware do you use? I see in your picture on your dA ID that you are using a touchscreen, or at least what appears to be a touchscreen, computer and pressure pen or stylus. I personally have a touch screen HP and am unable to draw on it due to it's slow reaction time to movements when using the touch function, and when using my stylus if I even brush the screen with the side of my hand, as I tend to do when I'm drawing, the function goes haywire and messes up the drawing completely, if it wasn't already. Hence the question about the software and hardware. I'm genuinely curious.
girthaedestroyer Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
shadoweevee123t Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  New member Student Digital Artist
YOU HAVE BEEN HUGGED!!!! *Hug* Luv u lawng tiem
Spread the DA love around! (you can copy and paste this message on their userpage!)

1- You can hug the person who hugged you!
2- You -MUST- hug 10 other people, at least!
3- You should hug them in public! Paste it on their page!
4- Random hugs are perfectly okay! (and sweet)
5- You should most definitely get started hugging right away!

If You Get 7 Back You Are Loved!
1-3 you're bad friend
4-6 you're an ok friend
7-9 you're a good friend
10-& Up you're loved
xXBerryBlastXx Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
love your art :D Clap Oh yeah. Yay. Good for you. :clap: :clap: Clap Epic clap Clapping Pony Icon - Princess Luna Clapping Pony Icon - Fluttershy Clapping Pony Icon - Rainbow Dash Happy Clap Clapping Pony Icon - Nightmare Moon Clapping Pony Icon - Vinyl Scratch Clapping Pony Icon - Princess Celestia Clapping Pony Icon - Pinkie Pie Clapping Pony Icon - Princess Cadence Clapping Pony Icon - Rarity :clap: Clapping Pony Icon - Twilight Sparkle Clapping Pony Icon - Applejack Clapping Pony Icon - Changeling Clapping Pony Icon - Queen Chrysalis Stitch clap plz Clapping Pony Icon - Trixie :icee-clap: APPLAUSE CLAP Clapping Pony Icon - Applebloom Clapping Pony Icon - Lightning Dust :retarded-clap: Happy Clap Cutie Emote Clapping Pony Icon - Spitfire Clapping Pony Icon - Complete Mane Six Clap Clapping Pony Icon - Soarin - Wonderbolt Uniform Clapping Pony Icon - Soarin Clapping Pony Icon - Babs Seed Clapping Pony Icon - Instructor Uniform Clapping Pony Icon - Scootaloo Clapping Pony Icon - Sweetie Belle :jumpingjacks: Clapping Pony Icon - Thunderlane Joker Clap Clapping Pony Icon - Sunset Shimmer Clapping Pony Icon - Spitfire - Wonderbolt Uniform Clapping Pony Icon - Shining Armor clap clap Lol power clap remake 1b Clapping Pony Icon - Complete Stallion Six Clap Clapping Pony Icon - Braeburn clap clap Clap Clapping Pony Icon - Randy Hyper Clap Elsa Clapping Clapping Pony Icon - Lyra Heartstrings :clap: Clapping Pony Icon - Flutterbat Clapping Pony Icon - Meadow Song Derpy Clapping Icon Clapping Pony Icon - Steve Clapping Pony Icon - Minuette clap remake 1a Clapping Pony Icon - Octavia Panda Emoji-01 (Clapping) [V1] Clapping Pony Icon - Diamond Tiara Clapping Pony Icon - Buttercheese Clapping Pony Icon - Season Four Twilight Paintbrush von Glitter Clap Clapping Pony Icon - Snowdrop Clapping Pony Icon - Sweetie Drops/BonBon Starry Skies Clapping Icon Cleo Clapping Clapping Pony Icon - Rainbow Blitz Cheese Sandwich clapping Clapping Pony Icon - Applejewel :happyclap: COM: Alicorn Pinkie Pie clapping icon Clapping Pony Icon - Maud Neko Emoji-32 (Clap) [V2] Tea Choco clapping icon Cloudy Day clapping icon Clapping Clapping Pony Icon - Bubble Berry Clapping Pony Icon - Dinky Hooves Clapping Pony Icon - Lovestruck Pencil Swirl clapping icon Aunty Clap Panda Emoji-11 (Clap) [V1] Derpy Clapping Pony Icon Clapping Pony Icon - Butterscotch Clapping pony icon - Sunlight Spring Clapping Pony Icon - Nyx Darkdash Clapping Clapping Pony Icon - Dusk Shine Clapping Pony Icon - Apple Jack furrydreamclapplz :tardclap: Clapping Pony Icon - Elusive :clapla: plz ACCOUNT Clapping Lony Clapping Pony Icon - Nyx Clothed Splash Paint Clapping Icon Clapping Pony Icon - Bat Pony Orange Box Clap Clap Clapping Wolfie Applaud fella (Reactions) Snapshot Clapping Pony Clapping Pony Icon - Trixter Crystal Clap Sea Waves Clapping Icon RQ: Nikki Nerdette clapping icon Bear Emoji-16 (Clapping Encore Applause) [V1] clap Gift: Pink Flame clapping icon :sonicclap: RQ: Ember Ashes clapping icon Clapping Pony Icon - Button Mash Happy Clap :TheClap: Lotus Flower clapping icon Apple Bloom clapping icon Clap emoticon Princess Amethyst clapping icon request #6 clapping etosama RQ: Cloud Mane clapping icon :clapshakespin: Goldboom clapping pony Jessica Pony Clapping Icon Eluveitie clap clap Clapping Painterfly clapping icon Clapping Pony icon: Nighty Moon Clapping Pony Icon - Sonata Dusk Claw clap :rickrollclap :clap: Clapping Pony Icon - Aria Blaze Gift: Strawberry Twist clapping icon :slowclap: Discorded Pinkie Clap Heart Happy clapping pixel icon :8Bclap: Yuuko Clapping Icon Dinky Clapping Jasmine clapping Icon Homura Clapping Icon Vilacia Clap Komari Kamikita (Clapping) [V4] Cheers and Applause - NaNoEmo Day 8 GASP, YAY. Steedy Clap Bounce Jump to the beat Killer Dubstep Beats COM: Icy Dash clapping icon :clap: :Clapping Katja: V2 Portugal emoticon Clapping Pony Icon - Maud (slow) Clapping Pony Icon - Adagio Dazzle Clap leave (Jaltoid) Clap on...clap off.... Lavender Fritter clap Joker Clap - NaNoEmo14 Day 7 Taka-clap Sarcastic Clap -Revamp- September-clap COM: Angel clapping icon 
girthaedestroyer Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
supertnttroll1 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi drawponies! Just have a question. You see i have a lot of troubles on drawing pony poses except profile and front view have any tips?
TuffyLive Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  New member
Do you have any Idea to make a long stories comic?

(are vinyl (DJ-Pon3) gonna be 
natalie2441 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  New member Student Artist
Can you add me to your friends list?????????????
jawsjawslove Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your art
StarFire-Fox Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Student General Artist
I saw your banner on ED!
koho2001 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Student General Artist
hey, Im selling some old Pony Trading cards for Points
Check them out here…
scootaloocuteness Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can my style of ponies muzzle take your eye out?
Are you somehow immune to that?
drawponies Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
scootaloocuteness Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yato Sparkleeye Icon are you so sure?
 Attack Of Dah Food! (Art Trade) by scootaloocuteness
Yato Candy Icon  I've fought against food with my senpai...
A-Mad-Russian-Pony Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey how are Ya mate? 
MrMeow20 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014
I just love your animation. You must have a creative mind! You just got a new fans! 
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XColorBlissSketchX Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  New member Student Digital Artist
uh-may-zingTwilight Shocked Emote 
batosan Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the Watch! I hope you made it home safe and sound from Cider Fest. Your reaction to the R.D. in armor made my entire Con. Thank you!
drawponies Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I did make it home safe, thanks for asking :) And that RD was so cool xD
London13ridges Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
because i didn't get a chance to before i left i just wanted to thank you for the print of twilight i bought yesterday at ciderfest ;w;
i appreciate you taking two dollars (?????? i forgot the actual amount) off and the basket of candy wHICH I TOOK FROM LIKE FOUR TIMES OTL
but ye thank you uvu 
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hawaiian-aliens Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
woah, were you the one at that booth at columbus comic con?
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