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Please don't write a comment on my profile thanking for a fave, llama, etc. Instead, thank you for making nice art or being so kind.

I read every comment I receive, even if I may not respond directly. I generally respond to direct queries that I am comfortable answering or have a definite answer to, though I may still openly express gratitude here and there. It's because I don't like filling my own deviations with mostly just filler-type comments from or by myself.

But, of course, I genuinely try to appreciate all comments of criticism and/or praise, even if I don't actually say so directly.


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Generally, I don't post this stuff here, unless I say or do so otherwise (ex. I do one as a discrete or surprise gift):

:bulletred: Derpy Hooves, Rainbow Dash, or Vinyl Scratch
:bulletred: OCs, Ponysonas, or OCxCanon interactions
:bulletred: Shipping
:bulletred: NSFW and/or adult-oriented work (not even as a gift or request, though; in fact, this is actually beyond my ability.)

I'm not big on shipping, or romance that isn't platonic. At first I was oblivious to it, but that's changed. Thankfully, I'm only one person—there are numerous other alternatives for expecting the content you want, I'm sure! ;)

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:bulletgreen:"Me" stuff::bulletgreen:

Musta na! I'm Ryan, I live and study in San Francisco, California, and I act a lot younger than my age implies. I'm not yet experiencing the university life, but hopefully I will in the near future. I wouldn't call myself an artist, per se, but I strive to produce high-quality vectors or vector-based fan "art" based on My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.

And I try not to dabble with overly mainstream topics even within MLP, though I might find ways to find what I might see as underrated within that medium and contribute to that. Sometimes things are just a part of a hierarchy that way, and I never choose just one area, because I enjoy different things, not just a few. Even still, I do things for enjoyment, as opposed to outreach, material gains, or popularity. Most of the time I try to pick subjects where I can expect to receive no comments or for few people to understand any intended messages...most of the time.

Other than ponies, I like watching gymnastics, am a Nintendo-fan, and a casual enthusiast of aviation and railroading.

Favorite ♂s:
Flash Sentry flying by Botchan-MLPParty Favor trotting by Botchan-MLPSoarin' and his pie by AnonycatNeon Lights idle by Botchan-MLPThunderlane sleeping left by fanofetcetera
Favorite ♀s:
Twinkleshine trotting right and blinking by fanofetceteraRaindrop by InkyTophatSugar Belle idle by Botchan-MLPApple Fritter by james539Fluttershy mouseover by DeathPwny
If only all the ones I wanted had desktop ponies tho

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:bulletgreen:What you should know about my DA and its uploads::bulletgreen: (...wall of text warning.)

:bulletgreen: The featured character, Crescent Moon (aka; Papermoon), is not my OC, but a canon background pony in the show, one of several that were probably hastily made using other existing earth and unicorn ponies as templates for the Sonic Rainboom episode in Season 1. I don't consider him part of my Doctor Who fanon, and despite using him as an avatar in numerous places, my favor still generally falls with numerous obscure characters like him.

:bulletyellow: Most of the material posted here is traced or uses a reference, generally from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and related media. Sometimes I make a reusable vector out of a screencap from the show (because people apparently like and use it for stuff, myself included) or use various instances and make something you might call "fan art" out of it.

:bulletgreen: Most of the material here is of stallion or male ponies. I emphasize on these characters since I always figured that since the show is female-oriented, female characters (whether they are mares or fillies or minor or major characters) were always going to be well-covered by the fandom's army of vector artists. Granted, there are many stallions and colts that have their own share of popularity and reach, and mares and fillies that are more or less ignored in comparison. At the same time, there are going to be obscure characters that even I haven't covered; like everyone else, I have my own share of favorites and biases too. That's why it's nice to have more people around to participate in this type of effort if they please. This isn't to say that I hate popular characters or their fanbases outright (except in extreme cases); you'll just see less of them on my profile, since I don't feel so much obliged to contribute to their content, even if I like them.

:bulletred: You will not find edited/posed Double Rainboom/DHX-leaked/other puppets as "vectors" here in place of my usual uploads, and I don't have/know Adobe Flash or have any Adobe Products that aren't Photoshop, so even if I wanted to (which I don't), I can't. That said, I may reuse resources, but from my own past vectors, typically if parts are not seen in a reference image, cut off/heavily obscured or otherwise. That, or I trace from another image. I also try not to reuse poses too much, because most of you I assume don't like stock vectors after a while, right? If I reuse something from someone else, I'll usually cite it in an upload's description if I remember. The farthest I would use "official" resources such as DHX puppets or show assets used in Flash games would be for the RGB color codes for parts in order to be as accurate as can be in that fashion, or for vectoring over cutie marks that aren't so easily seen in the show, but this is all I can think of at this moment.

Everything else is aimed to be vectored/traced from scratch, with the aim of each vector being a bit neater and higher quality than the last, and to try out new things if necessary, instead of reusing the same resource (or someone else's) over and over. To me, progress is important, and easier to attain in great amounts by putting in the work and gaining experience. One could argue that it doesn't apply since I work off the show, but the show itself improves in quality as it progresses (whether you want to say visually or in writing is your call), and sometimes you just need to learn new things and get better to keep up.

On the subject of reused resources, sometimes I may feel I may annoy another user by mentioning them every time I credit them when I use a cutie mark, for instance, and have it appear in their inboxes each time. In these cases, I may vector my own personal resource of the same thing (off the show, of course) so that I don't have to do that. Beyond that...I'd much rather vector my own resources than to constantly reuse, recolor, and edit other people's stuff to make what I want.

:bulletorange: I do not intend on making :points: or otherwise off tracing the show for labor or otherwise (in the sense that others are more deserving of it than me). I do this for my own enjoyment and leisure.

:bulletyellow: I don't work on or upload OCs here, at least by request. If I ever do make one, it's typically a gift from my own will and I send it to the recipient by another network or profile, usually, but not always privately. I don't have an OC or ponysona; I'd much rather focus on or relate to obscure canon and underdeveloped characters, and usually find people to associate with this way as common fans. That being said, I intend on keeping OCs and canon characters separate. My general relationship and opinion on OCs is...complicated.

:bulletgreen: Some deviations feature vector source files (SVGs). Most don't. If it's a cutie mark, well-recognized character, a character with an uncommon physique or build, a backdrop, or a remix in itself, you should find them. The rest, not so much. If I always did recognizable and known-characters, it'd probably be different. I grew tired of being seen as "the guy with all the background noponies for people to shoehorn their OCs over"; I still might be, but what used to be uncredited SVG edits are now MSPaintbucketed masterpieces or otherwise forcing people to vector over my stuff (if they feel like taking the effort or know how), which is the lesser of the two evils to me.

:bulletgreen: I don't make bases (the ones you use with MSPaint, GIMP, etc.), and I don't endorse them either. Specific deviations featuring more popular characters or easier works might be exempt. Most others, I don't want any more bases made from.
Check respective deviations for these: :iconnobases1plz::iconnobases2plz:



This goes without saying; I do not own any characters or the art style that I trace out of the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic TV series. This is mostly for those of you who probably thought of accusing me of stealing these characters by tracing them out of the show, claiming that I claim to own these characters, and/or originally created them. If you don't recognize a character, then chances are that's why I vectored them; because they are so obscure and unknown.
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Welcome to the mid-season hiatus! 

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Crystal Arrow: States of Being by ChainChomp2
Crystal Arrow: States of Being
Oh gee, it's been what, four months since the last crystal pony work like this?

Well, for this one I wanted to take what I did with the last three and flip things around, like have the high-spirit pony be laying down and the low-spirit pony standing up.  That and I'm always keen on finding or making sitting or laying-down ponies, since standing or flying ones become a bit...standard, after a while.  That said, this guy in general didn't have as much "in your face" reference material to work off of or sample colors from considering the gradients and all that shizz, but that just meant it took a bit of extra work and time and didn't prevent the end result.  A lot of the extra effort needed to make this compared to my past things, in addition to a lack of a real incentive or sense of urgency, caused me to procrastinate on this one for a while, like how these two were vectored a week apart.  So much for getting busy with the beginning of this mid-season hiatus, huh?

That said, onto the next project, which is a bit more time-sensitive and urgent which is just what I need, since I plan on printing it and taking it to BronyCon 2015 to have autographed by a certain VIP.

A total of 21 reference images were used for this and the different parts.

Crystal Arrow is this pony's fan-accepted name.


Time:
  • High-spirited: 6 hours
  • Low-spirited: 4 hours
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Individual / Other versions:

Crystally Crystal Arrow is Happy to See You by ChainChomp2Crystal Arrow is Happy to See You by ChainChomp2Crystal Arrow Is Surprised To See You by ChainChomp2

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Welcome to the mid-season hiatus!
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8 deviants said :iconapplejackplz: We took an 11-month hiatus just fine, another 3+ won't be the end of the world!
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6 deviants said :icondr-whoofnoesplz: Hiatus? Since when?! NOOOO!
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6 deviants said :iconrarityshakeplz: ...
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5 deviants said :iconhappytwilightplz: I am okay with this!
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Saxoworthy by ChainChomp2
Saxoworthy
Birthday present art thingamajig for :iconvectorizedunicorn:VectorizedUnicorn, of their favorite boyhorse, Noteworthy (or Blues).

That saxophone has apparently been in my asset library since October of last year, but hasn't been used in anything until now. Also took a leaf out of Tony Fleecs' background style with the black rectangle, white outer frame, and inner gradient thing.


Time: 4 hours

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Font/Typeface: Noteworthy (:O I was browsing my fonts in the text tool and one was called "Noteworthy" so I thought "well duh I'll use that one" ahahaha)

Reference-y bits particularly from Slice of Life (Season 5, Episode 9), The Cutie Map - Part 1 (Season 5, Episode 1), It Ain't Easy Being Breezies (Season 4, Episode 16) Trade Ya! (Season 4, Episode 22) and Twilight's Kingdom - Part 1 (Season 4, Episode 25).

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This is gift art, so please don't draw/trace/vector over it and turn it into your OC or anything like that. But that's not going to stop you, now is it?

The Noteworthy character and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic are copyright Hasbro, but you knew that.
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Sittinglane by ChainChomp2
Sittinglane
The third of the Thundys I've done so far from Slice of Life, but I decided to put the four vectors I've since done from the episode because that's the maximum number I can submit to a certain DA group every 24 hours.  Maybe in the future I'll submit another barrage of four.  Maybe.

But also because sitting frontal stallion-y-ness, because in the past few seasons, their design is a bit inconsistent.  I might end up doing the different variations...sometime.  Him being mostly hidden by other ponies wasn't gonna stop me.


Time: 2 hours

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DA does not allow SVG uploads, so it's inside this ZIP thing.

Reference screenshot (MLPFiM S05E09 - Slice of Life, 19:43):Sittinglane (Reference) by ChainChomp2
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Plummetlane by ChainChomp2
Plummetlane
A three-frame bonus from Slice of Life, because Thunderlane-y reasons.  Also with revamped leg and wing assets.


Time: 4 hours

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Reference screenshot (MLPFiM S05E09 - Slice of Life, 16:22, composite from 3 frames):Plummetlane (Reference) by ChainChomp2

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In light of the recent episode hiatus I'm feeling particularly roasty, so I'll revisit something from the other week that I never openly said anything about:

Friendtastic Four by ChainChomp2 / <da:thumb id="535534125"/>
* / <da:thumb id="535534019"/>

*The artist of this and I simply worked off the same material; I'm not attacking them.

:iconyouareplz::iconallowedplz: <- This stamp is generally present.
... I made the exact same vector as that, only I haven't posted it yet, instead I decided to do major editing to my version of the vector into hug pony vectors instead.
Here's the full conversation.

In my second reply, the following were A, B, C, and D in above:
Smiling Shirtless Soarin' by ChainChomp2* /  *The colors were originally like the colors on the right, that version can still be found publicly on Derpibooru under my artist tag.
Request: Dr. Whooves 'hugs?' -serious- by RichHap / 

Check the comments, notice anything? :icontrollestiaplz:

Lesson; Don't:
  • Expect credit when you won't give it yourself.
  • Download a vector and then say you made it, especially not to the vector artist who actually did.
  • Pass off jagged or pixelated edits as vectoring. You're doing it wrong. :XD:

TL;DR: Acknowledgement goes a long way.


But really it's less about the credit (or lack thereof) and more about how they felt the need to try to mosey their way out of it.

Special thanks to that special someone (you know who you are) that let me know way back when.
I can see where they cut off the crest, hehe.  I imagined a blue brick(?) wall, with a Soarin head popping out of it, when I first saw this.
These are just my examples, as there's undoubtedly more where they came from. 
The response I got from my initial reaching-out to the artist is why I felt the need to make this journal, because it's honestly more hilarious than it is upsetting. Pinkie pie (the Fourth Wall) plz
  • Mood: Humor
  • Listening to: Smash 4 Soundtrack
  • Playing: Smash Bros. for Wii U, and my amiibo
  • Eating: Dim sum
  • Drinking: Ginger ale

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:icondavirolon:
davirolon Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015
Hi, will you be my friend?
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Janthonyl Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015
Excuse me but may I borrow one of your mlp characters? I want to edit my own mlp character and let people know that I am a brony. If you let me ill say that I got the original from you :) (Smile)
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TiyoKenway117 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Hey, I really like your pony vector especially the one that titled Jumpy Whooves
Dr. Whooves La 
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NavelColt Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
We share the mindset that stallions need a lot more attention~ :meow:

Thankfully this season has been very stallion-savy thus far.
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ChainChomp2 Featured By Owner May 21, 2015
Hehe, it sure has! :hug:

I just wish I wasn't as distracted or busy or I would've made more stuff...:fear:
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NavelColt Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
:ohnoes: Story of my life, too. I haven't written much in a long while despite being a great writer. :XD: Internet and work.
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Calliope1000 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015
I Like Your Avatar! Dose Cresent Moon Know The Doctor And His Companion?
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ChainChomp2 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 22, 2015
I'm glad you like and notice it. :)

Would he know the brown pony of similar resemblance?  Sure.

Would I intertwine or associate the whole Doctor Who crossover hijinks with either character?  Not likely.
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Calliope1000 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015
Mmkay. Welcome :D
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PainbowCrash Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, awesome vectors!!! :)
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Rigiroony Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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USFU Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haai pony!
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ScootsNB Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015
I do have to say though, your vectors are amazing. .3.
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medicinearrow Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I understand why you keep being asked if you are Doctor Whooves is because your mane and tail plus your coat colour.
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FlashBangPony Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have a question :3
Are You Dr. Whooves? ;3
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:iconrstfactory:
RSTFactory Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, Mr. Ryan! Can I use some of your vectors or gifts for use as fb profile pic? (screw bad english)
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ChainChomp2 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015
Your English even when you're present where I usually see you is fine, so you don't have to worry about that. :)
I guess I don't mind if you do any of what you're saying with my vectors, either. =p
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RSTFactory Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet ^_^
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Jasmineicenfire Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014
excuse me Mr. chain, I read your post about grouping and just thought of something. What happened if there's ponys that look's similar to each other. Would they be considered to be like family members? I ask this because Neon and Bruce Mane look like father and son. Same like Ditzy and Dinky. Or am I reading this way too deeply.
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ChainChomp2 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014
I just find it up to anyone's individual interpretation, and that no one is more right than another person when it's concerning fanon.

At the end of the day I just see it as layout artists or character designers either really liking a color scheme, cutie mark, or other similarity and applying it to more than one character, rather than seeing some kind of "family relation", so to speak.  Though, that's just me personally preferring to see characters for their individual values, rather than who or which characters they are associated with, whether as a family member, a friend, or a romantic partner.

But it also has to do with how I don't think the layout artists have much along the lines of pony-to-pony associations on the top of their minds when they do work on the show, unless it's just fanservice or something.
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Jasmineicenfire Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
I guess that makes sense. I always imagined Neon having conversations with Bruce as a son, because of how similarly look to each other. But I also see the  subtle differences between each other. Bruce having a slick back mane and lack of a horn, while Neon has a horn and looks like a DJ. But all comes down to interpretations; I see them as father and son, while someone else see them as twins. I guess that's how they sell toys like that, Eh. We like to imagine our own stories for the characters.
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manteyval Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014
Since you drew Mane Stallions: What My Cutie Mark Is Telling Me are you gonna draw the elements of harmony with those stallions?
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ChainChomp2 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014
Not planning to.
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manteyval Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014
So, are you saying that you are never gonna do it?
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