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Cloud Zapper :iconxenoneal:xenoneal 12 0 Fresh Edge :iconxenoneal:xenoneal 15 5 Forever Stranger (10- Climb) :iconxenoneal:xenoneal 3 3 Ivory Thimble :iconxenoneal:xenoneal 17 9 Forever Stranger (9- Darker and Deeper) :iconxenoneal:xenoneal 3 0 Scalable :iconxenoneal:xenoneal 12 5 Forever Stranger (8- In the Dark) :iconxenoneal:xenoneal 1 0 Stray Frazil :iconxenoneal:xenoneal 11 12 General Kri-kri (contest entry) :iconxenoneal:xenoneal 7 9 Forever Stranger (7- Flower) :iconxenoneal:xenoneal 4 5 Forever Stranger (6- Down) :iconxenoneal:xenoneal 2 0 A Robot Who Needs No Explanation :iconxenoneal:xenoneal 7 5 Dashing Gale [Request] :iconxenoneal:xenoneal 15 9 Forever Stranger (5- Pony Stranger) :iconxenoneal:xenoneal 3 3 Forever Stranger (4- Tempo, temper) :iconxenoneal:xenoneal 2 0 Shouldn't Have Gotten Off the Boat :iconxenoneal:xenoneal 7 3


Nature of the Moon :icondevinian:Devinian 1,110 67 If Loving You Is Wrong I Don't Want To Be Right :iconsaturdaymorningproj:saturdaymorningproj 330 102 Break Time :iconjadedjynx:JaDeDJynX 265 18 Real life monsters :iconsaturdaymorningproj:saturdaymorningproj 72 28 Twilight :iconsaturdaymorningproj:saturdaymorningproj 260 59 A Princess Worth Page 23 :iconsaturdaymorningproj:saturdaymorningproj 165 65 A Princess Worth Page 22 :iconsaturdaymorningproj:saturdaymorningproj 151 51 A Princess Worth Page 21 :iconsaturdaymorningproj:saturdaymorningproj 137 33 A Princess Worth Page 20 :iconsaturdaymorningproj:saturdaymorningproj 144 46 A Princess Worth Page 19 :iconsaturdaymorningproj:saturdaymorningproj 154 69 A Princess' Worth Page 18 :iconsaturdaymorningproj:saturdaymorningproj 142 33 Princess' Worth Page 17 :iconsaturdaymorningproj:saturdaymorningproj 143 33 A Princess' Worth Page 16 :iconsaturdaymorningproj:saturdaymorningproj 141 34 A Princess' Worth Page 15 :iconsaturdaymorningproj:saturdaymorningproj 130 84 Princess' Worth Page 14 :iconsaturdaymorningproj:saturdaymorningproj 157 40 A Princess' Worth Page 13 :iconsaturdaymorningproj:saturdaymorningproj 165 65


I'll explain my scores first and then share some additional thoughts at the end. This is my first critique, so I hope you'll bear with ...


Cloud Zapper
For :iconcloudzapper8:.

What's this? Two drawings in a week? Crazy.

This one was fun; I'm liking this whole chain mail thing. I just worry I'm reusing too many elements and themes, but if it works, it works.  I can't seem to get over that horseshoe for the crossguard, and I'm not sure I want to.  If the head seems weirdly narrow to you, I swear that's just the shape of the helmet playing tricks.

"I'm like an armadillo. An angry, flying armadillo."
Fresh Edge
For :iconfrederiknielsen:.

Thought I'd finally tackle mail/chainmail again.  Turns out, the way it's drawn in the Morgan bible works pretty well with show style (…).  What's cool about mail is that it has a grain like wood, a direction based on the way the links are hanging.  The spearhead was more or less based on this one (…).

Think the next one I do will be grounded even more in historical designs, maybe 14th century. A mix of chain mail with more fabric and less plate armor.
Gonna regret this, but here goes.

Since the next chapter is gonna take a while, I figured I'd break it up with a few character vectors. Fantasy/medieval-y outfits and armor specifically. I'd like 3 guinea pigs to start.

For those interested, what I need from you:

-one authoritative reference (name, CM, etc.) for the character you'd like to see all dressed up (in color, as exact as you can provide in terms of hue, saturation, and brightness)

-a reference for a pose for me to work from (preferably from the show)

-some ideas of what you want the armor to look like (but please give me the benefit of the doubt, and let me modify as I go)

-whatever patience you have; I haven't a clue how long each one will take

I reserve the right to say no to characters with really outlandish or over-elaborate looks. Just ponies, please.
Forever Stranger (10- Climb)
Sorry for delay, those of you who might've been waiting. This chapter is brought to you by the amazing cooking powers of uPop, the original walk-in microwave.
Ivory Thimble

Gift for :iconp-b-jay:. Below is her blurb for this chap:

"Ivory Thimble, fourth child of Written Script and Buttons, is promoted to a high-ranking position among the royal guard for Princess Celestia. His protective nature was born from his desire to always be near and protecting his family especially his mother. Now officially protecting and guarding those who need it, his mother couldn't be more proud of her baby boy."

All in all, a straightforward but fun variant of the golden boys' armor. Wasn't sure about the hinges connecting the plates at first, but now I think I'd like to keep them for all future designs where appropriate. Now to figure out a new way of representing chainmail.


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Just your run of the mill pony vector maker, nothing special. Feedback means more to me than badges, watches, or faves. I DO read all my comments, even if I don't reply.

Request are currently closed, but I may post a journal indicating otherwise in the future.
I know everything I put out doesn't interest all of you. And that's fine with me if it does for you; just the way it works. But I gotta ask: if you could have me draw anything, what would it be?
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Kasar700 Featured By Owner 3 days ago
are you taking commission?
GeneralDurandal Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017
How have you been?
xenoneal Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017
Good, friendo.  Haven't been on lately (exams).  Wish I had more drive to work on stuff, but I'm hoping I'll pick up again soon.  Sup?
GeneralDurandal Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017
Just tending to the dumpster fire that is my life lol.
Good luck with school. You can do it.
xenoneal Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Thanks.  Sorry to hear things could be better.  Here's to getting back outside once Spring's in full gear.
xenoneal Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2016
Thanks for the heads up. Been kind of slow going, but I'm not too far from done.
GeneralDurandal Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016
Hey dude, i was having Thoughts on the next contest,
and i'm thinking we're going to have it be drawing villains for the knights this time around.

Got any villains that the knights could fight?
xenoneal Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016
Hm, it hasn't come up before. But I had tinkered with an idea for a monster/villain a while back: a giant, old ram that lived under a mountain, a "king without subjects" sort.
GeneralDurandal Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2016
Tell me more please.
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