Please refrain from leaving any "thanks for the fave" or similar comments, as they will be ignored and hidden. You're welcome in advance!
If you want to thank for watching or other things that's okay .
(Unless otherwise stated.)
I will refuse to vector the following even for those who requests are open for (subject to change, usually for addition of characters):
Derpy Hooves You can work around this by requesting Raindrops
Rainbow Dash You can work around this by requesting Daring Do Alicorn OCs
Complicated, embellished OCs
(my judgment) Mary Sue/Gary Stu OCs
(also my judgment)
~~What you should know about my dA and its uploads
The featured character, Crescent Moon, is not my OC, nor is he my "sh!tty Doctor Whooves pegasus recolor OC". He's a canon background pony in the show that was hastily made among several other pegasus background ponies from other earth ponies and unicorns for the Sonic Rainboom episode in Season 1. That is also to say he is not Doctor Whooves either.
99% of the stuff here is traced or uses a reference of some
type, with the purpose of being a reusable resource, reference, or otherwise. Thus, I don't necessarily claim to be an artist. People just might not recognize what instances I trace from because I focus mostly on apathetic background characters not in the main cast, nor big in the fandom.
Screencap references are linked with the exception of deviations that used several screencaps for a pose, a large amount was recycled, or traced from a completely different character, etc. In addition, screencaps are taken from the corresponding iTunes HD video where and when possible.
Resources directly reused from others are linked in descriptions to the deviation as well as the user
I do not intend on making
or otherwise off tracing the show for labor or otherwise (in the sense that others are more deserving of it than me
I do not usually upload personal OCs to my gallery, as my work is concentrated on mostly canon characters. This is mostly for the protection of the OCs' creators (the other part is that I hate browsing through galleries of canon characters to see people's OCs all over the place); OCs are privately sent to the OC owner by other means, to which they can upload to their own gallery if they so wish. Credit is appreciated, of course.
SVG files used to be linked with almost every upload, but I had a problem with it being too
easy to reuse, and I had a problem with people claiming edits as their own work or basically not crediting the original, mostly because they were being accepted into this big group I'm also in, despite rules saying it's forbidden, rather than the act of recoloring in itself. You can send a note asking for an SVG of something you like, otherwise, you can freely find SVGs for things like cutie marks, backgrounds, IDW comic vectors, or commonly-edited gag or meme images; stuff that's reused more often than other things I upload, unless otherwise stated.
This goes without saying; I do not own any characters 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 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.
What does having next to no social life outside of the internet and relatively easy college classes do to you? Seemingly infinite free time to make, ponder, and do stuff, for sure!
I didn't end up at a prestigious university because of...well, er, let's just stop right there
? Instead, I'm attending my second year community college in San Francisco, California, with the same hope as everyone else of transferring out to somewhere worthwhile eventually. At the moment, I'm only taking courses in Math, English, Astronomy, and Anthropology. As I said, this to me just gives more leisure time than expected, proudly being socially awkward. Most people would probably find it boring. If anything though, it doesn't bother me...mostly because real-life social interactions feel like a burden and slow me down besides on top of being awkward.
If you want to know ethnic details or my heritage, both of my parents were Filipino. That's as far as any Filipino heritage reaches though...I wasn't raised under their native culture nor am I fluent in their languages. Just a guy with Filipino descent thrown into the American life.
I like making non-mainstream, underrepresented, and underrated stuff for the relative minority that might like it. This doesn't just apply to deviantart.
To me, making something of a insanely and wildly popular character, ship or anything to do with shipping or suggestive themes (in ways that aren't childish/cute jokes) would attract too much unwanted attention to myself and the deviation, and would attract a bunch of odd comments and people that aren't my type, and I don't want to associate myself with that kind of stuff. But really, I just don't like dealing with stupid people.
If something gives me hype, then I'll probably never make something like it again. If I vector something that hardly leaves the ground, then chances are I'll make something like it again. So, typically I'll vector something I know won't spread, because I'd rather have fun vectoring something and at the same time contributing to a fanbase that doesn't get enough love, rather than being concerned about self-image and fame, and have to deal with the setbacks that come with it.I'd rather have a few fans that really appreciate and enjoy my stuff than have lots of fans that'd probably take my stuff for granted.
I don't consider myself an artist. Rather, I create vectors that I'd expect other, actual artists would use to create something much more worthwhile, and for fun. Though, it still greatly annoys me when someone traces, recolors, or edits a vector in a raster program and does it so poorly. Personally, I find editing the SVG of a vector much easier and that it gives better results, one could ask me for one for most vectors I've uploaded to do the same. I'd always appreciate some credit or association to whatever's made regardless, so that it's not like I'm only here to make vectors for you to butcher in your editing and claim as your own original work. I hope it goes without saying that I'm not taking credit for the vectors I do, or that this style is my own, and that instead I'm just vectoring off the show to express how much I like it.
I like men's and women's artistic gymnastics, ponies, video games, aviation, and railroading. For something more academic, I enjoy studying anything to do with biology and science. My current obsessions include Kohei Uchimura, Ksenia Afanasyeva
, Soarin', and Thunderlane.
I read every comment I get, but I won't always respond to them, since it would be a bit too much. If I went out and said thanks to every compliment and whatnot, I think it'd make me look like a sellout
. Regardless, you have my acknowledgement!