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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.


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

: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 addition, 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, surely! ;)


: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


: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.

[Obligatory Season 5 poll] 

8 deviants said Ayyyyyy it was awesome!
8 deviants said WE ARE ALL EQUAL.
2 deviants said It was aight.
1 deviant said No more hiatus!
No deviants said Meh.


Happy Birthday Yet Again, Soarin! by ChainChomp2
Happy Birthday Yet Again, Soarin!
Today was :iconlandmark520:Landmark520's (one of my closest friends) birthday, and if you haven't already guessed, Soarin' is his favorite pony. (Might remember that I've done things like this on his birthday last year and the year before.)

You may have seen this at the time of upload and saw a present box in his hooves, but now you see a Fox amiibo.  That's because this picture was supposed to correlate with the delivery of a birthday present I was mailing to his house, which was a real Fox amiibo.  Unfortunately, the post office wasn't able to deliver it on the day of his birthday despite me shipping it out on 2-Day Priority two days prior, but since I still wanted to upload this on May 20th (after I wasn't distracted, it was already the 21st in his timezone, though) I just substituted the amiibo with a present box until he received my package, as to not spoil the surprise, with the intent on putting the original "amiibo version" over the temporary step-in once he'd received and opened the package.

Soarin's supposed to be hovering, but it can either look like that or look like he's sitting.  Even with the tail going off the bottom, I guess it can go either way.

Time: 4 hours


Present Box Version: Happy Birthday Soarin (2015, Alt) by ChainChomp2

Font/Typeface: Grilled Cheese BTN Toasted


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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?
Air Drop by ChainChomp2
Air Drop
Oh my, what a creative title! :P

In the month and thensome the episode's been out, I haven't seen anyone attempt to vector this.  So I did...last week.  And I only just finished it about half an hour ago.

Right now it's the void that's in between my last day of instruction and final exams, so I'm free to do whatever...while at the same time, obliged to study instead. :ninja:

Double Diamond: 4 hours
Night Glider: 3 hours



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Reference Screenshot (MLPFiM S05E02 — The Cutie Map - Part 2, 18:06): Air Drop (Reference) by ChainChomp2

Individual versions: Ski Jumping Double Diamond by ChainChomp2Air Dropping Night Glider by ChainChomp2


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Wilhelmworthy by ChainChomp2
Season 5 saw the return of Cloudsdale and Pegaworthy.

Whereas Cloudsdale got the visual retrofit and Pegaworthy and others got their Season 1-standard assets and wing flapping animation cycles rendered upside-down.  Thus, I've stepped in to fix some of those things.

Time: 4 hours



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Reference Screenshot (MLPFiM S05E05 - Tanks for the Memories, 15:07): Wilhelmworthy (Reference) by ChainChomp2

Extra: Head Over Hoovestrum by ChainChomp2Head Over Thoorves by ChainChomp2Head Over Hoovesly by ChainChomp2


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Fittingly Dressed for the Season by ChainChomp2
Fittingly Dressed for the Season
"...What do you mean it's not winter?"

The croissant moon pone wears this outfit in one shot toward the end of "Tanks for the Memories", and is rendered very small.  Still it was fun albeit tedious to come up with the rest of design and details of his winter outfit, since it's at a bit of a different angle and it's hard to see many of the smaller details, thus I'm forced to actually a bit more creative for once, at least with clothes designing. =p  But drawing alternate perspectives or making pony clothes in general seems to either come a lot more naturally to me or it's just easier. Still couldn't quite get around the back part of his mane and the collar, though. >3>

I suppose this makes more sense if you are A.) in the eastern United States; B.) in the southern hemisphere; C.) in Canada; or D.) probably in Scandinavia?

Originally made as yet another affectionate jab at cutie mark and palette swapping, where you can see so much of this in it. La la la la

FYI: This pony's name is "Crescent Moon" or "Papermoon"; despite his resemblance to a more well-known figure, he is a separate identity and is also unrelated to said figure's crossover franchise.

Time: 4 hours


Pose heavily edited from "It Ain't Easy Being Breezies" (MLPFiM S04E16)


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Disguises by ChainChomp2
Something simple based on the most recent episode at this time (MLPFiM S05E05 - Tanks for the Memories), while loosely parodying a Fire Emblem 7 image macro and making an affectionate jab at color/cutie mark swaps.  But that's okay, we do it all the time...right?

This began as just a mishmash of resources and assets from my folders that I'd retrofit here and there off newer reference material to current and personal quality standards.  There were at least two options for the color scheme to switch Sunburst to (one of them being Cherry Berry's), but in either or any instance he retains his original eye color and cutie mark.  Crescent could have also been changed to a bluer pegasus that had an interaction with RD, but he has the same mismatched rainbow cutie mark from Spectrum (Rainbow Swoop) in Hurricane Fluttershy so I thought I'd do a callback to that one.  Finally, I was bent between Parasol or Dizzy Twister as the mare, one having a swapped cutie mark, the other having a coat color swap.  Could have gone either way to be honest, though it took a bit longer to see what Parasol's cutie mark was in the weather factory (at first I assumed they were a cloud and raindrops, like (Sprinkle) Medley), but after the iTunes HD copy was released, it was actually Flitter's mark (you can barely see it though :XD:).  I didn't put her in her weather factory uniform since I thought it'd go too against the theme.

Background was simple, since I wanted it to be simple and loosely original, rather than tracing a backdrop from the episode and then superimposing them on it.


Sunburst (center): 4 hours
Parasol (right): 3 hours
Crescent Moon (left): 4 hours
Background: 1 hour

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Extra: Group Photo by ChainChomp2

Flitter Cutie Mark by :iconhankofficer:HankOfficer

Typeface is Delfino, which is based on the dialogue text in Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy games.

Additional elements were traced and/or referenced from ponies in Daring Don't (S04E04), Equestria Games (S04E24), The Cutie Map - Part 1 (S05E01), and Tanks for the Memories (S05E05).
Made as fan art for the Sunburst, Parasol, and Crescent Moon characters from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, which is owned by and copyright Hasbro and produced by DHX Media.


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Conventions can help change your mood especially when you're like me and try to take pride in your own independence and individuality, but it instead ultimately results in you slowly learning to loathe and hate everyone.  Because you're different than them and start to feel like you're on your own in the bad kinda way, even when you try to convince yourself that everyone is unique and how that makes us all special.  Might even get to the point you start to deter people away from you because you can only think of the times you mess things up when trying to talk to people, even when you might succeed and connect well with others at the same time.

But I guess that can be the same case with meeting people in-person as a whole, although cons can make that easier.  Because then you can see how friendly people are as though it's a much different side to them compared to how they might behave on the world that is the Internet. (That said, this can go both ways.)

Several panelists encouraged interacting and being involved with your audience, or just to make friends and interact.  Doing that with strangers, friends you mostly talk to on the net, fans who recognize you (somehow), or staying after panels to talk with the panelists for a bit as strange as it sounds, made me feel pretty optimistic and happier about the world.  I even saw one or two of my vectors used or remixed in a powerpoint presentation during the last panel I attended on Saturday and got excited, because hardly anyone ever used that particular one or ones.

I even got a photo with that group of panelists, at least after I fanboyed over having my stuff get noticed and used in it.  Even before then and during the panel I felt happier about trying to focus on what makes me happy as far as reuse and remixing of resources, rather than what makes me a bit more protective of my stuff, especially when I was told to keep making art that I enjoy. It was Silver Quill if you guys really wanna know. >3>

Added to that, I usually take the opportunity of cons to buy lots of things from vendors for my close friends that they might like, even if they don't ask me to get things for them, especially since not everyone gets the opportunity to go to said cons.  Thus, cons to me are like the doses of happiness I need every once in a while because otherwise I start keeping to myself and lose trust in people.

Yeah, I guess my life is pretty sad and/or complicated and I should get out more, but I'm making due.  Or trying to.

But I did enjoy BABSCon, and my Spring Break, for that matter, despite obliterating a sizeable chunk of my wallet.  BronyCon may...or may not happen at this point. Michael Dobson is going though so I know I have to go!

Then again this could've just been the hiatus, and along with BABSCon came Season 5.  As long as things are brighter from here on out, I guess?

I'm still waiting for the iTunes HD videos to begin my work, though.
  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: Imminent Winter Wrap Up/A True True Friend mashup
  • Watching: MLP Season 5 Premiere
  • Playing: Smash Bros. for Wii U, Mario Kart 8
  • Eating: Japanese noodles
  • Drinking: Ginger ale


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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.
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:
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.
Calliope1000 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015
I Like Your Avatar! Dose Cresent Moon Know The Doctor And His Companion?
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.
Calliope1000 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015
Mmkay. Welcome :D
PainbowCrash Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, awesome vectors!!! :)
Rigiroony Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
USFU Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haai pony!
ScootsNB Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015
I do have to say though, your vectors are amazing. .3.
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.
FlashBangPony Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have a question :3
Are You Dr. Whooves? ;3
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)
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
RSTFactory Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet ^_^
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.
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.
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.
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?
ChainChomp2 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014
Not planning to.
manteyval Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014
So, are you saying that you are never gonna do it?
ChainChomp2 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014
I never really considered doing anything further with that grouping (or the background six I did) of characters since it really just opened a can of worms for me.

If people want stuff of the Mane Stallions of whatever grouping it is now (ex. Mr. Cake is probably replaced with Cheese Sandwich), they can make it.

I won't.
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ringtailmaster Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014
your style is amazing n_n
Lardon-Draconis Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy late birthday!! :D (Big Grin) 
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