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About SkyBound

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  • Birthday 12/13/1986

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  1. Merry Birthiversary dude!

  2. Hey Sky, its Dawn. How are ya?

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    2. King


      Not too much, still at university doing my game design course. Outside of that I've just been catching up on all the tv shows I've been missing :P How about you, still doing art in your spare time?

    3. SkyBound


      Sounds like you've been keeping busy then. I hope your classes have been going well for you.

      And yes, I have been trying to do some more drawing when I can (and failing spectacularly, for the most part). On the plus side, I am hoping to return to college in the fall for animation, so that's something for me to look forward to.

    4. King


      My classes have been going pretty well thus far. Its awesome to hear you're going back to college too, animation sounds like a really fun course. If I had artistic talent Id have gone into animation myself

  3. Though perhaps slightly off-tangent, I must say that I do enjoy the drawing style you've applied. Though I've seen some lovely work utilizing the show's standard style, it's always refreshing to see these characters in a new way (though, I will admit a bit of biased there). Looks like I have another artist to watch on DA. With that out of the way, on to the banner itself. As Fluttershy is the main focus, you seem to have her design and character itself well depicted, even down to her expression, which is sheepish yet sincere in her expression. The addition of the birds and butterflies in your latest sketch is also welcoming and adds that much more to the spring theme. The only thing that I notice that I thought I'd point out, which neither adds nor retracts anything from the piece, is given how the body anatomy is draw, I get the feeling that she is a bit more anthropamorphic here. Nothing wrong with that, especially given how these ponies move in the show itself anyway, but just something I thought to point out. The text used seems a bit bland and rather uninteresting, not really meshing well with both the style and theme used here though perhaps it's just a place holder until the piece is finished. This turned out longer than I anticipated, but I do hope this was helpful in some way. Good luck with this and I do hope to see more soon. Take care!
  4. As far as quality is concerned, Wacom is one of the best when looking into drawing tablets. It's also worth mentioing that their customer service is (from my experience) very helpful and courteous if you would be in need of any troubleshooting. Since you seem to be looking for something to experiment with and try out, the Wacom Intuos Art Creative Small Tablet may be a good place to start, costing around $100. Alternatively, the Huion H610Pro Painting Drawing Tablet seems to be a budget-friendly tablet and a bit larger than the Wacom I mentioned, selling for around $77. Though I'm not familiar with the brand myself, the reviews I've seen have been relatively positive and may be worth looking further into. I hope this helps, if only slightly, and gives you a basic idea of what to look for. Take care!
  5. Happy birthday, SkyBound! :)

  6. Happy Birthday. You've been here longer than I have, and MLPF wouldn't be the same without you. :)

  7. OMG. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! :D Miss you!

  8. Happy birthday, mang!

  9. Thank you! I'm certainly glad that you like my little scribbles here ^^ I will admit that the Discord/Fluttershy piece, which is titled 'Trials of Friendship' is also one of my favorites, if only that I felt that I did a decent job on the expressions. Thank you very much, Troblems! (I had to actually check to see who you were - darn name chances! XD And you're an admin now? Congrats there!) Things have been...going, not much more to say in that regard, sadly, but I'm still lurking about. And thank you again. Glad to hear I haven't been forgotten quite yet ^^ Hello SFyr, and thank you! So much has changed since I've been here last, including you being on staff now. Congrats! ^^ The Discord/Fluttershy piece, which is titled 'Trials of Friendship' seems to be quite the favorite so far, and I'm just thrilled to hear that you've enjoyed what I have so far. I really do appreciate it. Thank you most sincerely, my friend ^^ I'll certainly be trying to keep beating my owns bests, so no worries there. Thank you! Though I haven't tried my hand at Iron Will yet, though I really should, you might find something of interest below. Maybe ^^ Thank you most sincerely, and I truly do appreciate the encouragement. Honestly, I'm just happy you guys are enjoying these unpolished tidbits XD Thanks a lot, Galaxy! I will fully admit that it hasn't been easy getting my 'style' where it is right now, and I'm still just an amateur, constantly learning new things, correcting mistakes and going with trial and error half the time. This sort of thing is something that you kind of feel out, if that makes sense, while fine-tuning it at the same time. If you've been trying out a similar approach to drawing, I'd love to see your work and, if you'd like, give what opinions and help I can. As I said, I'm still very much a novice, but I'm more than happy to lend a helping hand where I can ^^ Though I have my fair share of frustrations, I definitely love to draw and I really don't know what I'd do without it. And no worries. I may not be able to promise constant updates or new drawings, I will try to what I have and when I can ^^ And now some new stuff. Well...perhaps not so new, as some of this is several months old. But I do hope you guys enjoy regardless. This last one was just completed today, though it's more of a sketch dump than anything else; certainly not a coherent piece. And not strictly pony-centric either, but it does have one pony, so it still counts XD And as always, any thoughts and critiques are both welcomed and encouraged. Thanks again everyone and take care!
  10. @@Konsumo, Fair enough, as I can understand your reasoning behind all of that. Despite that sole reservation, it still takes away little from the overall finished project. As I mentioned before, I'll say it again, lovely job ^^