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If you could own a perfectly recreated replica of an artifact or item from My Little Pony, which of the following would you like to own? 

20%
222 deviants said (Twilight’s Book) Twilight's Book by Vectorshy
18%
201 deviants said (Alicorn Amulet) Alicorn Amulet Version 1 by SilverSlinger
14%
157 deviants said (Daring Do Books) Daring-Do and the Sapphire Stone by the-Orator
12%
134 deviants said (Twilicane) Twilicane by LonMcGregor
11%
117 deviants said (The Crystal Heart) MLP: Hero of Crystal Empire by NolyCS
8%
87 deviants said (Smarty Pants) Smarty Pants is Smart by johnjoseco
6%
68 deviants said (Other) What artifact/item would you like?
6%
63 deviants said (Rarity’s Inspiration Book) MLP : Inspiration Manifestation - Movie Poster by pims1978
4%
43 deviants said (King Sombra’s Crown) King Sombra's Crown by SilverSlinger
1%
9 deviants said (Tom and/or Boulder) Tom and Boulder by 239asd

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Journal Entry: Mon Apr 20, 2015, 6:23 PM

Hello everyone, Neil Wacaster here, which some of you know as Drawponies.  You may have heard the reports that I have traced screenshots from the show in my art and that I have been selling traced artwork at conventions.  

While I have done hundreds of original art pieces, it is true that some of my art has been traced from the show - particularly for things that we wanted to get out quickly for viewers, such as comic strips. I have focused on selling original artwork at conventions, but there have been cases where artwork was traced. I sincerely apologize for doing this, and for hurting those who have watched me. I also wish to apologize to those who feel they have been cheated by me. I should have taken the time to create art completely from scratch, instead of taking an easy way out to fill a quota or get something done quickly. From now on, I will be doing original artwork no matter how long it takes.

Let me address the other points that people are making:

  • Deleting negative comments and banning people for criticism - My volunteer moderator team and I did not delete negative comments made in the last few days. Claims that we did are false.

  • Adapting to Night as traced work - Adapting to Night is an example of work that is created completely from scratch.  Many of the characters, objects, and backgrounds used in the series are referenced from the show, but not traced or copied.  As with all of the art on the page, when we use fandom created assets, it is clearly credited in the description.

Despite all this, I will still be going forward, and continue to create artwork for the fandom.  None of the artwork that I will have at conventions will have show assets, and any work with traced assets will be discontinued entirely.

I know that many of my followers are angry.  It was a foolish mistake, and I should never have traced pictures for my work.  All I ask is for your forgiveness; if you do not wish to give any, I understand.

If you have any concerns about this issue, you are welcome to leave your opinions.  Your frustration and opinions are heard and read, even if I don’t reply.  Please direct your messages at me, rather than my friends, as I’m the one who did it.

I love drawing fanart for the brony community, and that isn’t going to change.  I am truly sorry that I let you down, and I hope that you can forgive me.


If you could own a perfectly recreated replica of an artifact or item from My Little Pony, which of the following would you like to own?
20%
222 deviants said (Twilight’s Book) Twilight's Book by Vectorshy
18%
201 deviants said (Alicorn Amulet) Alicorn Amulet Version 1 by SilverSlinger
14%
157 deviants said (Daring Do Books) Daring-Do and the Sapphire Stone by the-Orator
12%
134 deviants said (Twilicane) Twilicane by LonMcGregor
11%
117 deviants said (The Crystal Heart) MLP: Hero of Crystal Empire by NolyCS
8%
87 deviants said (Smarty Pants) Smarty Pants is Smart by johnjoseco
6%
68 deviants said (Other) What artifact/item would you like?
6%
63 deviants said (Rarity’s Inspiration Book) MLP : Inspiration Manifestation - Movie Poster by pims1978
4%
43 deviants said (King Sombra’s Crown) King Sombra's Crown by SilverSlinger
1%
9 deviants said (Tom and/or Boulder) Tom and Boulder by 239asd

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I am a My Little Pony fan artist and voice actor, best known for my character art and comic strips.

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Message from Drawponies

Journal Entry: Mon Apr 20, 2015, 6:23 PM

Hello everyone, Neil Wacaster here, which some of you know as Drawponies.  You may have heard the reports that I have traced screenshots from the show in my art and that I have been selling traced artwork at conventions.  

While I have done hundreds of original art pieces, it is true that some of my art has been traced from the show - particularly for things that we wanted to get out quickly for viewers, such as comic strips. I have focused on selling original artwork at conventions, but there have been cases where artwork was traced. I sincerely apologize for doing this, and for hurting those who have watched me. I also wish to apologize to those who feel they have been cheated by me. I should have taken the time to create art completely from scratch, instead of taking an easy way out to fill a quota or get something done quickly. From now on, I will be doing original artwork no matter how long it takes.

Let me address the other points that people are making:

  • Deleting negative comments and banning people for criticism - My volunteer moderator team and I did not delete negative comments made in the last few days. Claims that we did are false.

  • Adapting to Night as traced work - Adapting to Night is an example of work that is created completely from scratch.  Many of the characters, objects, and backgrounds used in the series are referenced from the show, but not traced or copied.  As with all of the art on the page, when we use fandom created assets, it is clearly credited in the description.

Despite all this, I will still be going forward, and continue to create artwork for the fandom.  None of the artwork that I will have at conventions will have show assets, and any work with traced assets will be discontinued entirely.

I know that many of my followers are angry.  It was a foolish mistake, and I should never have traced pictures for my work.  All I ask is for your forgiveness; if you do not wish to give any, I understand.

If you have any concerns about this issue, you are welcome to leave your opinions.  Your frustration and opinions are heard and read, even if I don’t reply.  Please direct your messages at me, rather than my friends, as I’m the one who did it.

I love drawing fanart for the brony community, and that isn’t going to change.  I am truly sorry that I let you down, and I hope that you can forgive me.


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Imalou Featured By Owner 1 hour ago  Student Digital Artist
"What about I draw only for money, popularity and piss on passion of art ?"
Thank you for shitting on honest and real artists

No people, tracing is NOT okay, if you really like art, you don't trace, you learn HOW to draw with REFERENCES. This is passion, tracing is only for profits and fast good results, you learn nothing behind that. You just stay here with the same level and feel you're never going to progress, just compare the tracing works and the original works of Neil.

That's why I hate the art community of this freakin fandom, you only want result, the passion for art is only secondary there
You want a "accurate MLP style", just watch the fucking show
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alskylark Featured By Owner 22 minutes ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Well said, any artist will agree on all this. And anyone who truly loves and understands art will too.
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BadCowboy69 Featured By Owner 2 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the trade, enjoy your llama
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ColdfireMLP Featured By Owner 4 hours ago  Hobbyist Artist
Some people's anger isn't going to charge the fact that he traced and sold it as his own. It has happened and it is now the past. We are not perfect people and will trip over our mistakes every now and then.

Drawponies what you did was wrong but I'm not going to jump on the bandwagon because I get tired of the drama that this fandom gets. I just wanted to put my two bits out there.
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xXSpejderpigenXx Featured By Owner 1 hour ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Finally somebody who's also tired of the fandom dramaHug 
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