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30. Simple comic featuring Applejack
*Plan: 100%
*Dialogue: 100%
*Pencil Sketch: 50%
*Digital Outline: 0%
*Color: 0%
*Background: 100%
*Unicorn Magic: 30%
*Frames Completed: 0 of 3


29. Single page comic featuring Babs and Manehattan friends
*Plan: 100%
*Dialogue: 100%
*Pencil Sketch: 100%
*Digital Outline: 100%
*Color: 100%
*Background: 100%
*Unicorn Magic: 100%
*Frames Completed: 9 of 9
fav.me/d789tqw


28. Single page comic featuring the Cutie Mark Crusaders
*Plan: 100%
*Dialogue: 100%
*Pencil Sketch: 100%
*Digital Outline: 100%
*Color: 100%
*Background: 100%
*Unicorn Magic: 100%
*Frames Completed: 7 of 7
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Updated 3-17-2014 12:40 PM (CDT)

Conventions

Conventions I have attended:

~TrotCon 2012
~Midwestria 2012
~Canterlot Gardens 2012
~Las Pegasus Unicon 2013
~TrotCon 2013
~BronyCon 2013
~KollisionCon 2013
~Anime Apocalypse 2013

Conventions I will be attending:

~Trotcon 2014
~Everfree Northwest 2014
~Bronycon 2014

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wildtiel
Chris Behrendt
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
Hello! I am a 21 year old digital cartoonist who specializes in drawing blooper-reel style comics for My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. I am also studying the field of robotics at a low key community college in Chicago, Illinois.

My OC is Stormy Bluff, the very confused Pegasus pony. He doesn't have a back story of any kind. He just randomly shows up places, completely clueless of where he is or how he got there. Does he have short term memory loss? He forgot...

I have always loved building and creating things with my hands, and drawing has always come second nature to me. While the actual origins of me drawing cartoon animals is sketchy, I remember being heavily influenced by my favorite movie at the time, Balto. Prior to that point, I drew mechanical things such as trains, cars, and wouldn't you believe it, even computers. At that point in time, I always stated that I was awful at animal/human art and refused to even attempt it at times. After becoming obsessed with Balto, I took it upon myself to begin learning how to draw cartoon animals. That is what soon led me into the furry fandom, where I broadened my developing skill from feral animals to anthropomorphic as well. After I got my hands on a better computer than my original Pentium 4 Compaq laptop I got hand-me-down from my father, I purchased Adobe Flash through my school and I taught myself Flash vectoring, learning and experimenting with the program over time.

I came into the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic fandom very early on in the show's run. My first episode was actually 'Boast Busters' when it premiered on the Hub for the first time. The fact that I already drew anthropomorphic art really made it easy to segway into drawing our cute little ponies with relative ease.

I have never had any formal training in drawing, or using Photoshop or Flash. Each of my skills are self-taught, and I am constantly practicing to improve my style. How I create art, some may not agree with. That's okay, I've been told I have been doing it wrong for years. If that is indeed the case, I certainly have been doing it wrong the right way. Helpful critiques, however, are always welcome.

I sketch each and every character, object, and background on paper first using just a normal #2 pencil. I work at a school so pencils and fresh printer paper are easy to come by. Each picture is then scanned and digitized using Adobe Flash CS5.5 with a Wacom Intuos4. My method of creating art isn't as fast as other methods, but knowing that each comic contains only images that I personally created, and not public consumption vector files fills me with immense satisfaction.

I read and immensely appreciate every one of my comments, but don't often reply. I am shy, and a bit unsocial, so I struggle to think of anything else to say than "Thank you".

Re-posting my artwork is fine as long as you ask permission first. However, do not ask to trace or re-color my artwork. I am very much against traces and recolors, as they take almost no skill to do, and is 100% art theft.


Admin and Member of Chicago's very own Windy City Bronies

Check out my Tumblr!: Ask Manehattan Babs

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Hi everyone! I'm just taking the time to update all of you on recent happenings, since I haven't been up to much art recently...

First off, I am occasionally updating my Ask Manehattan Babs Tumblr (which can be found here: askmanehattanbabs.tumblr.com/) with sketches, and am slowly working on a new comic. However...a new project has fallen in my lap, and my brain has been helplessly obsessing over it... The problem? It is killing time I can be working on my comic and art!!! I want to assure everyone here, because my dumb brain also thinks that people are constantly observing and judging my actions, that I am still an active artist, and I am in no way stopping my pony art. I just...have a robot that has been sitting half built for months that I finally bought parts again for...

...Oh yeah, for the 99.9% of people here who know absolutely nothing about me other than that I draw pony art on occasion, I am also building a battle robot. I'm sure most have you have seen, or heard of a thing called battlebots! Yeah, it's one of those!!! It ain't pony, but...anybody want pics? I promise I won't spam. I will only post one or two!

Okay...poorly typed journal done-ish... I needed to occupy my brain...Was having trouble sleeping.
  • Mood: Neutral
  • Listening to: Brony Music Archive
  • Watching: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
  • Eating: Sleeping pills
  • Drinking: Warm milk

With two comics out and a third on the way, who would like to see more comics about Babs and her Manehattan friends/bullies? Examples can be found here: fav.me/d5tj9hs fav.me/d5ymaqy 

81%
43 deviants said Yes!!!
13%
7 deviants said Wildtiel, what are you spoutin' about now?
6%
3 deviants said No...

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SwanLullaby 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the watch ;)
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StarshineCelestalis Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would be amazed if it isn't a bit of both. At least it can't be a as bad as the official Pinkie Pie toy...
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wildtiel Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is an awesome idea! I'm sure whether that would look creepy, or just plain cool looking.
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StarshineCelestalis Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooh, neat! I have always been amazed by what people can hack together. I have only worked with Arduino, LEGO RCX/NXT, and a modified National Instruments C-Rio platform. I did FIRST robotics for 6 years, but that doesn't really get too low level, though since I am much more interested in programming and AI/autonomous robotics that was fine with me. I'm actually considering getting a cheap pony plush like the Build-A-Bear ones and making it into an animatronic (maybe RC if i can get the movement algorithms down) pony with an Arduino and few servos.
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wildtiel Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi there and thank you very much! Making each vector from scratch for each scene truly is a labor of love, but I really do enjoy doing it. It does go to show, however, why it lakes so long in between comics.

That's awesome that you too are a fan on robotics! I am a little confused by your question, however... Do you mean what field I'm looking at going into? If so, I am wanting to go into the design and maintenance of automated assembly lines. As for hobby stuff, I dabble in everything from power systems to Radio Control, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, servo controllers. I'm currently modifying a wireless video transmitter to be battery operated and handheld, so i can wirelessly transmit video from my battle robot to a small LCD screen I have velcro'd to my radio controller.
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StarshineCelestalis Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, I'm from :iconmlpfim-vectors: and I just wanted to let you know that I find it really impressive that you make all the vectors for your comics yourself. As a vector artist (and someone who has dabbled in Flash before), I know just how much work you must put into each scene.

And I see that you are studying robotics. As a fan of robotics myself, I feel obliged to ask what aspects of it you do/are interested in.
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Liz-Moon Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
youre welcome =3
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wildtiel Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, thank you!
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Liz-Moon Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
nice work dude =3
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Neko-me Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you sooo much for the :+devwatch:! :hug:
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