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  1. 40 points
    Why hello there, darling! Eager to join our little World of Equestria game? Looking to let all that wonderful creative energy flow free? Well, before you do get started, you're going to have to submit a Canterlot.com character application. A gorgeous dress starts with a fabulous design and much the same can be said for a fantastic character! Your character's application is that design; it's there to tell us all exactly who your character is and how we can expect him or her to behave in the RP. For that reason, it is imperative that you fill it out and fill it out right! Luckily I'm here to tell you just how to make your application shine like the most beautiful of diamonds! So listen up and let Miss Rarity tell you exactly how this is done! The application must include all of the following, so listen closely. Absolutely no skipping anything, now! How to title your application: Now, before we dive in and get started on what goes in the application, I must first explain how we like for applications to be titled. Every character application starts with the title. It's the first thing ponies see--it's the thing that catches the RP Team's attention. So, needless to say it's important that one fills it out just right! Right? But how do we do that? Well, a title needs to start off with a topic prefix for the character's species; you should find a drop down box when you go to post your application that contains all of the options! This part is as simple as just picking one of the choices from the list. When you do, it'll appear in the title for you; you don't have to write anything! You do need to write in your character's name, however, followed by a label for the application's status in the title box. Now this last thing is particularly important, so do listen up, dear. For the status label, you have two options: [Ready] and [WIP]. [Ready] is for applications that are ready to be receive feedback from the RP Team. It does not mean that you are absolutely sure your application is the pinnacle of perfection, and in fact you could still be actively working on it; it just tells us all that you are ready to move forward with the process. Applications with this tag should soon be noticed and reviewed by one of the RP Helpers. [WIP] on the other hand, is for applications that you are still actively working on. These are incomplete applications that are not ready for RP Helper eyes just yet. If you are looking for feedback on an application DO NOT use this label, as it tells the team specifically that you're not ready for them yet (though RP Helpers may still look at and comment on [WIP] applications at their own discretion from time to time). ​ Name: Let's on to the actual application content. To start with, before anything else, your character is going to need a name! Everypony has one! Now, we ponies, you'll find, have certain naming conventions. Our names aren't quite like the names of you humans. A good pony name is comprised of one or two words, usually having to do with our talents or personality. I happen to be a pony of truly uncommon beauty, talent and charm who is also adept at finding rare gemstones, for instance, so of all the possible names, Rarity certainly is the most fitting! Essentially, just remember to stay away from human names and you'll most likely be fine. Oh, and do also remember that we ponies don't typically have set surnames--Applejack and that oversized family of hers don't all have names ending in Apple after all! Of course, if your character is not a pony, you're playing by a different set of rules here! For your dragons, griffons and such, we're more open to all kinds of naming possibilities within reason. ​ Sex: Now this one is simple, dear. What gender is your pony? You should indicate Male or Female here. I'm afraid we don't allow any other options, so please stick with one or the other--even if you feel your pony falls somewhere in the middle.​ Age: For a pony's age, we ask that you DO NOT give a specific number (we do not know the number of years ponies live, or at what rate they age). Instead, please use one of the following labels: Foal - for ponies who are young children, regardless of gender Colt - for male ponies who are in their teenage years Filly - for female ponies who are in their teenage years Stallion - for adult male ponies Mare - for adult female ponies. You are welcome to add modifiers like "older" or "young" to give us a a more specific idea of just how old the character is, just don't give us any numbers for age (and that goes for ANYWHERE in the application)! For non-pony characters, you should use equivalent non-pony related terms for age. Child, Teen and Adult will usually be just fine, but if you want to use terms more specific to the character's species, that should be fine as well.​ Species: Another straight forward field here! What species is your character, dear? A pegasus? An earth pony? A lovely, majestic unicorn like myself? Or perhaps you are looking to create something a little more exotic? Griffons, zebras, cute little baby dragons like Spike? There truly are a lot of options! If you wish to avoid undue trouble, please do make sure you look at the Playable Species List to make sure your species is something that's allowed first though!​ Eye colour: What colour are your character's eyes? Any solid colour is fine, but we ask that you stay away from any really unusual eye effects. Keep it simple and you should have no problems here, darling! ​ Character Colour: Describe for us your character's colours. If your character is a pony, give us the coat colour. A zebra? Tell us about those stripes! A dragon? The scales!​ Mane/Tail/Other: Tell us about the character's mane and tail! You need to indicate the colour (or colours) as well as a general idea of how the mane and tail are styled. Feel free to include any hats or mane accessories here as well, if you like--as well as any facial hair for all your distinguished stallions! Be as descriptive as you can! ​ Physique: For this, just tell us a little about your character's shape. How big or small is your character? Is he or she muscular? Thin? Stocky? Glamorous? You can also use this space to tell us about any distinguishing marks, scars or physical abnormalities your character might have on his or her body. Use your creativity, but make sure you keep everything within reason and don't go overboard! Your character should look like he or she fits in the world where he or she will exist.​ Residence: Simple! Just tell us where your character currently lives. This is important, as it tells other players what locations they can expect to see you play your character in the RP. If you need help, take a look at our list of World of Equestria Locations for ideas!​ Occupation: What is your character's job? Please do keep this reasonable for the world in which the character will exist. If your character d0es not have an occupation, feel free to use this space to tell us how they spent their free time.​ Cutie Mark: In this section, we ask that you describe your character's cutie mark. Give us details, darling! Pictures help, but are not required. Do make sure the cutie mark is both appropriate and accurately describes your character. Stay away from symbols that are trademarked or already have a clear and explicit association with something else, such as flag symbols; the cutie mark should be something entirely personal having to do specifically with your character or his or her talents after all. You also need to tell us how your pony got his or her cutie mark. Trust me, the moment in which somepony receives their cutie mark is an important one for absolutely everypony! Just describe in however much detail as you please the events surrounding this pivotal moment in your pony's life. Make sure the story is appropriate and logical. We should be able to easily understand how these particular events lead to this particular mark appearing. It is simply not acceptable for you to not know or not be sure what the cutie mark means in relation to the character. All ponies get cutie marks, and they get them when they are still young. An adult mare or stallion will always have her or his cutie mark, no exceptions! However, for all of your fillies, colts and foals, bare flanks are definitely still a possibility. If this is the case, it is enough to simply indicate as much. Oh, and if your character is not a pony or pony related species, it's fine to simply answer "not applicable" here.​ Unique Traits: Tell us about the little things special to your pony. If he or she has any special abilities, like my gem finding and fashion magics or my friend Pinkie's Pinkie Sense, include them here. Physical skills and skill with weapons or tools would also go here. As with everywhere else, we encourage creativity, but do make sure that the abilities make sense for the world to which your character will belong. The abilities should also not be of the sort that stress power over character; remember that this is a social game and the fun will come in cooperating with others. No one is going to want to engage with a character who feels unfairly overpowered. I would also advise that you steer clear of abilities which directly mimic those of me or my friends and acquaintances. Unique is the key word here. Rainbow might dazzle us all with her Sonic Rainboom, but that doesn't mean your character should be able to perform their own version of a Rainboom too. It's never fashionable to be a copycat.​ History: Describe your character's history. Tell us all about his or her life. Be as creative and descriptive as you like, darling. A good history is important, but we're not asking for every detail of your character's life story. As a general guideline, these are some of the basic questions you might consider answering about your pony in this section:Where was your character born?How was life for him or her growing up?Who are his or her parents and how do they get along with your character?Is there any other family we should know about?What is his or her life like now?How did your character get to where he or she is?Where does he or she hope to go from here?​ Character Personality: This one is probably the single most critical field when it comes to RP: how your character will behave. Again, you should be as inventive and as thorough as you are able. List their hobbies, likes, dislikes and any other little quirks your character might have. Be sure to tell us how your character will act and interact with others. Good characters will be unique, well-rounded and well thought out personalities. Remember that no one is perfect; your character should have flaws and faults, fears and worries! Do note that, particularly introverted characters will be a lot harder to utilize in RP. As I said previously, the game will rely on you engaging with and interacting with others--so characters who refuse to do this likely won't be as much for you or anyone else. ​ Character Summary: Finally, give us a brief summary of your character overall. This should just be a condensed version of who the character is overall. Be sure to include all the most important details. This section should give someone reading it the general idea of who your character is in the broader sense, even if they haven't read any of the rest of the application.​ That about covers what should be included in the application, but there are a few more things that you absolutely need to know before you get started, dear! Applications should be written in plain, black, left-aligned text, with only the labels for the various fields in bold. Believe me, I understand the need to make everything gorgeous, but the RP team is looking for information that is easy to read, not pretty to look at. We prefer you write applications in third person. It's just easier to extract the needed information that way! Pictures of the character are very much welcomed, but are certainly not required for an application to be approved. If you're still unsure about anything after all that I've told you, feel free to direct any questions you may have to any of the talented and dedicated Canterlot.com RP Helpers! Have fun! To get started, just copy the application form below and paste it onto a new thread for your application: Character Application: Roleplay Type: Name: Sex: Age: Species: Eye colour: Coat: Mane/Tail: Physique: Residence: Occupation: Cutie Mark: Unique Traits:History: Character Personality: Character Summary: ​ Addendum on Roleplaying as Antagonists and the Value of Communication: Since the World of Equestria roleplay now allows for play in worlds where unsavory characters may more commonly exist, there are a few other things we ask you to keep in mind, particularly in the case that the character your making is of a more wicked nature. If creating a thread where conflict is likely to arise, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND that you set up an out of a character discussion thread and link it in the original post. This is actually a good thing to have for any RP thread, but for threads involving villains and the like, just having a space to communicate with everyone else involved will spare you all so much confusion and frustration. "Power gaming", "God-Moding" and the like--that is roleplaying which is unfair, where one player dominates a thread and refuses to let his or her character be effected by events in the thread, be shown in a negative light or simply just doesn't play along with others. If such behavior is noticed, players are advised to report it to the staff using the Report button located at the bottom right of every post on the forum. Reported posts will be reviewed and if we agree that the behavior is inappropriate, the posts will be removed. Guilty roleplayers will not receive punishment beyond this, though they might receive a verbal warning from the mod staff upon repeated infractions. Remember that your roleplaying partners, by rule, must have your consent to do ANYTHING in the RP. If someone does something to your character which you do not like, you do not have to accept that it has happened. Roleplay needs to be fun for everyone involved, and for that proper communication is vital. If you're ever in a situation where you're unsure if doing something to someone else's character is okay or not, ASK THEM FIRST! Courtesy goes along way, darling. And finally, do be aware that, if a thread becomes an ongoing problem--that is, if frequent reports and complaints are received or if wildly inappropriate behavior is noticed--and no other recourse can be found, such a thread may be locked without notice by the Canterlot staff.​ The goal here is for our players to have fun; newer players should be encouraged to develop roleplay skill without ridicule or threat of punishment for "doing it wrong." Skilled players should do everything in their power to help support the newer ones. Remember that everyone is new once and deserves the chance to improve--something only done through actively playing with other skilled players. I do hope our players will keep this in mind as we continue to develop this -- and other roleplay sections -- at Canterlot!
  2. 30 points
    Well I noticed there is not that many forum games around so lets see what happens... Well title says it all did I win already?
  3. 25 points

    From the album: Regular Cast Pics

    Merry Christmas all and a Happy Hearth's Warming Eve to all ponies. Went with out most popular musical ponies getting ready for caroling. Lyra is a bit too enthusiastic and Vinyl decided they would be better with a speaker. Berry Punch, well she is just passing through, going from party to party. Have a joyful holiday!

    © Characters © Hasbro Artowrk © Brianblackberry

  4. 22 points

    From the album: Regular Cast Pics

    Perhaps not, but Maud is kind enough to wear them for the holiday because they appear to make ponies happy, must be because how festive she looks.

    © Characters © Hasbro Artwork © Brianblackberry

  5. 22 points

    From the album: Regular Cast Pics

    Just drew this in a sketchbook and scanned them in. Decided I wanted to so something different after I inked them, instead of the normal flat coloring that goes with the FiM style, I went with shading just to see how it would like with the show style of art.

    © Characters © Hasbro Artowrk © Brianblackberry

  6. 22 points

    From the album: Regular Cast Pics

    I think I have dawn Luna once before? Well anyway not enough and not in her season two form, which I am far bigger fan of than her original form. Anyway everything was drawn, even the stars in her mane and the background; those are not images I got from anywhere, they too were rendered. Biggest pain was her cutie mark, because it had to be added and manipulated to follow of the curves around her flank, and there is no specific pics how they are supposed to look from behind. I know people will think it as such, but I didn't intend this as a "plot pic", but however you want to interpret it, I just wanted to have fun with the shading and the stars.

    © Characters © Hasbro Artowrk © Brianblackberry

  7. 22 points

    From the album: OCs

    just experimenting with painty stuff ^^' my OC Popcorn puffs.
  8. 20 points

    From the album: Regular Cast Pics

    "Sure I stole your husband, crashed your wedding day, imprisoned you, and tried to take over Equestria, but that's all in the past and it's Hearts & Hooves Day!"

    © Characters © Hasbro Artwork © Brianblackberry

  9. 20 points

    From the album: Regular Cast Pics

    The base picture for the banner I made. Made Sweetie Belle a little more grown up as I see her now simply older in the series; our favorite little unicorn is becoming a lady! Edit: Oops, forgot the magic!

    © Characters © Hasbro Artwork © Brianblackberry

  10. 20 points

    From the album: Regular Cast Pics

    Normally one dresses up for Nightmare Night, but Pinkie Pie doesn't follow silly old rules. She instead decided she'll be the mistletoe to better spread joy and cheer. Who better to show her new head decor than her little sister (by only a few minutes) Marble Pie, and fellow earth pony Big Mac. Gotta kiss under (or before perhaps) the mistletoe! It's tradition! You don't want to break tradition, do you guys? Fun fact: When looking up pictures of mistletoe, half of the images were of holly mistaken for mistletoe. Wanted to go show style on this one, came out decent. Enjoy!

    © Characters © Hasbro Artwork © Brianblackberry

  11. 20 points

    From the album: Requests, Gifts, Commissions

    Realized today that I hadn't drawn any "thank you" gift art recently, so here's one for PyroBlaze, another person who's been leaving "Like"s for my art pretty much from the beginning. Its his Changeling character Flux, in the middle of a transformation. I really like how this one turned out, the half-Changling, half-pony shot. I did something similar for my own Changeling character - it's pretty fun matching up the two sides that so startlingly contrast each other. Flux © PyroBlaze
  12. 19 points

    From the album: Regular Cast Pics

    I like to imagine Celestia as being casual when she feels she can get away with it, rather than having to wear her royal regalia all the time. So when she is up in the castle early in the morning, overlooking the ledge, she is just chill, she is just Celestia, and not Co-Ruler of Equestria Monarch Celestia, her day hasn't started yet.

    © Characters © Hasbro Artwork © Brianblackberry

  13. 19 points

    From the album: MLP Characters

    After the previous picture, the inevitable follow came as a, "where's the other one?" I like how the Celestia one came out more, especially the hair - I thought working with Luna's hair would be easier, but the lack of different colors actually made it a lot harder. Still, not too bad I don't think. Luna © Hasbro
  14. 19 points

    From the album: Regular Cast Pics

    Ready for season six? Ready as Twilight, once the student, now becomes the teacher? Yay character evolution!

    © Character @ Hasbro Art @ Brianblackberry

  15. 19 points

    From the album: OC Art

    Haven't done a speed paint in a long while, so I tried my hand at a ruins/jungle type thing, based on an upcoming RP. About an hour and a half of work. Buildings are definitely not my forte...even ruined ones. I have trouble visualizing all the different divots and dips and wedges, so they're difficult for me. Kinda like how the jungle came out though, even though I ended up darkening it too much and hiding the tree roots along the path. Dunder © Dunder
  16. 19 points

    From the album: Regular Cast Pics

    The NFL playoffs are in full swing, so I just had to whip this up for them, also AJ there would make a good banner for Superbowl weekend, yes?

    © Characters © Hasbro Artwork © Brianblackberry

  17. 18 points

    From the album: OC Art

    Got a human!Inkbrand in this gallery, might as well throw in a little fem!Inkbrand as well. Actually drawn up as a bit of fan service for a CERTAIN SOMEONE, to hopefully satiate his inane and ridiculous head-ships.
  18. 18 points

    From the album: OC Art

    This little doodle stems from a pony art spree I went on a little while ago, trying to get some ideas for pony clothing. Unfortunately, I didn't get much inspiration, because the vast majority of pictures I found featured only one article of clothing. There were socks, everywhere. I honestly don't understand the fascination with ponies wearing stocks or stockings (I'm not nocking it, just don't understand it), which is what prompted this picture. It also gave me a chance to redo Fem!Inkbrand again, since the first rendition was...okay, but the actual execution of that drawing was just terrible. *burns old picture* On an unrelated note, I feel like I'm starting to draw female ponies better. At least making their faces look more feminine than the way I draw stallions. Progress!
  19. 18 points

    From the album: Regular Cast Pics

    When I draw banners, I always start with a regular sized image and then crop it accordingly. Anyway this is the regular sized image for the Winter Wrap Up banner; I enjoy showing the CMC growing up.

    © © Character @ Hasbro Art @ Brianblackberry

  20. 18 points

    From the album: Doodles 'n the Like

    Was talking with starswirlthebearded today about how his version of Celestia could potentially be convinced to get a temporary tattoo from Inkbrand, which led to this little animation. I know some people don't really like Trollestia, but I mean. Really. I couldn't help myself. This animation is definitely too large to play in the gallery - click on the picture and scroll a bit to view it! Celestia © Hasbro
  21. 18 points

    From the album: OC Art

    Last one last one, at least for a while. My love of cloved-hooved, tufted-tailed mythical equine species has been satiated with the Abada and the Qilin. Honestly when I started writing for this character, she came out disturbingly close to Yuri in terms of personality - excitable and easily impressed. I toned her down and sideways to make her more worldly and less excitable, but still boisterous and gregarious. Also gave her some major flaws, such as vanity and selfishness. Overall I like how she wrote out, considering that I sort of started with just the picture and later developed the character around it. I also can't take full credit for the color scheme on her. A friend of mine actually suggested it to me, after watching me try out and fail at about twenty other color schemes.
  22. 18 points

    From the album: Regular Cast Pics

    Man, I have been feeling a bit down lately so I wasn't sure if I was going to upload this, but what the hay. Cheerilee has very little good fan art, for a character who been around for five seasons she doesn't get much love, so I draw her when I can, which was my motivation here.

    © Characters © Hasbro Artwork © Brianblackberry

  23. 18 points

    From the album: Regular Cast Pics

    Today is the fourteenth of March, the third month of the year. What does that mean? 3.14, that's what, thus Pie day! Pinkie of course loves the idea but Twilight believes another mathematical symbol is superior when it comes being a math constant when measuring the circumference of circles. In short, this is a math joke.

    © Characters © Hasbro Artowrk © Brianblackberry

  24. 18 points
    Please vote for interest in a photo of Artax on a throne made of skulls (most likely not human remains).
  25. 18 points
    Thank you everypony, for the heartfelt words and warm wishes- Mir and I are both stunned by the unexpected gifts- they are gorgeous and took us completely by surprise! We've already set several different pictures to our desktops as we plan out the final details; it has been a wonderful and sweet reminder everytime we look at our phones or computers to finalize guest lists, or call someone and see a picture of lampwick and acorn trussed up and ready to go- it makes me tear up :') I was approached by fawkes and shown his blog link where the well wishes were originally kept, and when asked by another if the art and well wishes could be displayed in a thread I thought that would be a very nice sentiment- I am very glad to see others chiming in to wish us well on our special day. I love this community, have poured my heart into it, and plan to continue to do so; its really touching to see others here excited for us, even to go as far as make beautiful artwork, poems, and literature about us- thank you so very much for caring, and sharing in my special days. Its been so much work lately its been hard to find time for the forum, so i find it really cool to see the forum reaching out to me to wish me well! Thank you all so very much- I heard a friend say this once when we parted, knowing we wouldn't meet again for years; it was the best blessing i've ever heard, and I'd like to share it to all of you: "I hope the worst of your future is the best of your past" It caught me off guard when I heard it, but if the worst of my future is the best i've ever known, then that would make for a pretty spectacular future. I wish the best for all of you- and look forward to getting to know you all better as we continue to grow as a community. Thank you again everypony; i'm sorry if i'm a little long-winded tonight, i'm getting married tomorrow and my stomach is full of all sorts of good butterflies ^_^;; Thank you again for the wonderful words, and gifts- I cant begin to express how thankful we are for your thoughtfulness :')
  26. 17 points

    From the album: OC Art

    I've been needing to update the intro picture on my character log, so I had the choice to draw some sort of banner thing, or stuff all of my characters into one picture while making them all seem cohesive with one another. I chose the latter...and cheated a bit. This, actually didn't take me as long as I thought it would, probably because I drew all of them as foals and not their proper ages. And probably because I sped through it and didn't pay much attention to making it look really pretty. But it came out alright, rushed as it was. Me, personally? I like Ori's picture the best. Any younger and he would have literally been a ball of fluff~
  27. 17 points

    From the album: SymphonicFire's Doodles

    I wanted to draw something for Canterlot, so this is what I came up with! 17 users participated in this besides me, I'm actually surprised this many people joined in. Overall I like this, I had a lot of fun drawing this many OCs! Maybe I'll do another one of these next year. I'll put all the solo pics for those who have asked for one in the request thread soon. Thanks to to all the participants! Copyrights down below!

    © PrinceoftheNight, PrinceBlueblood, Shadowbolt01, Dio, XanXeto, tacobob, Pyroblaze, Dunder, Bellosh, Windwright, DreamySunday, DerpRavener, Zeig, Rosewind, Dubstep, Lyipheoryia, Mojo.

  28. 17 points

    From the album: OC Art

    Another "I felt like drawing but didn't know what to draw" evening, so I decided to try practicing humans again by sketching a MLP character of mine I've yet to "human-fy". I like how she came out, though her expression looks a little bland. Though I'm not good at conveying expressions with this semi-realistic style, it's just something I need to further practice with. But otherwise, yeah, not too shabby. Her hair was especially fun to draw, trying to translate that waving, hair spine onto a person. I think it'd be neat if I was able to eventually conceptualize all my OCs as humans at some point. At this point, Yuri makes...five? ...So that's like, ten more human drawings to go, lulz.
  29. 17 points

    From the album: OC Art

    Really lazy coloring and shading on this one, but that's okay, because this was just a random idea that popped into my head, hard enough for me to want to chug it out in one go. After I posted a picture of Dubstep's character Yu Xin, a couple people immediately contemplated one of their characters becoming interested in her. Cue this idea of a bunch of guys vying for her attention in a classic "one girl surrounded by romantically inclined guys" anime pose. Thought whether one, or any, of these guys are actually sincere in their attempts is a mystery. And of course, Yu Xin enjoying all the attention she's getting, lulz. Yu Xin (c) Dubstep Daedalus (c) Dio Kahz (c) PrinceBlueblood
  30. 17 points

    From the album: OC Art

    Got inspired to try and draw some sort of formal wear for Mei. She comes from an old and traditional town, so I'd image their formal wear is equally old and traditional rather than something more modern - hence, Mei dressing up in a Hanfu, and taking an inordinate amount of time to admire herself in the reflection of a pond. It's an old Chinese type of dress similar to the Japanese kimono and Korean hanbok. There should, probably, be all sorts of elegant patterns over the hanfu, but I had enough trouble just trying to design the thing on a pony body, lulz. Any sort of outfit that has a high-waisted style is kind of moot on a pony, seeing as their "waist" is underbelly. Still, it was a fun design, and one that'll probably serve as Mei's formal wear should the need arise.
  31. 17 points

    From the album: OC Art

    All the Teams! ...Actually, that is all the teams, since I don't have a character working with animals. But maybe I'll just draw another team, because seriously, these events are fun. Star Crusader (c) moonshineTheleocat Skyhaven (c) RainbowPony
  32. 17 points

    From the album: MLP Characters

    Been wanting to try my hand at an Okami-style drawing for a long time now, and finally got around to it. Of course I needed to draw a character with long, flowing hair so I could cover up a myriad of mistakes, and that decision turned into this. Not too bad for a first attempt I think, especially when trying to replicate a unique art style. Need to work on the body outlining, it's too thick and doesn't taper enough in areas. Still, I like it. Celestia © Hasbro
  33. 17 points

    From the album: MLP Characters

    This one came out better than the Luna one - the different hair colors really help layer themselves, despite Cadence's hair not being as free-flowing as the other two. Also opted not to give her the swirly shoulder things, since I think it gives her a younger look. Cadence © Hasbro
  34. 17 points

    From the album: OC Art

    Felt like fiddling around with animation today, so out came this little doodle. Click on the picture and scroll a bit to see the animation! For those of you that don't know, my eastern dragon Yuri is just a little bit fascinated with ponykind. She and another dragon are currently traversing Equestria in hopes to meet several different kinds of ponies, and their first run in is none other than Prince Blueblood. For having to deal with two strange dragons essentially barreling their way into his home (including one that has a very poor concept of personal space), he's being a pretty good sport about it. (Also no, I didn't forget about his horn. It's there...somewhere). Prince Blueblood © Hasbro
  35. 17 points

    From the album: OC Art

    Yes another new character. I think I've pretty much resigned myself to the fact that I'll have lots of OCs that get little to no use. Son of the highly decorated General Pummel (played by Bellosh), Dawnguard is out to follow his father's hoof steps in making Equestria a better place. Hopefully he'll be able to tone down the dramatics enough to actually get stuff done. "My spear hoof hungers for justice..."
  36. 17 points

    From the album: Regular Cast Pics

    Well Christmas is over and it is time to get back into working on art (for me, 'Christmas' was a four day social event), so I grabbed one of the drawings from my scraps to quickly color as a warmup in order to get myself back into the groove. Hope you all had a good holiday, and have fun plans for New Year's! Enjoy!

    © Characters © Hasbro Artwork © Brianblackberry

  37. 17 points

    From the album: Regular Cast Pics

    2015 Halloween picture, Desktop format, and of course best unicorn! Enjoy!

    © Characters © Hasbro Artowrk © Brianblackberry

  38. 17 points

    From the album: Regular Cast Pics

    Noticed that many minor characters have little good art of them, and Cheerilee is one of those characters. I guess that is what inspired me to draw this on a lark. Sure you all know what movie cover inspired this for Eighties Cheerilee (hint: it's in the title).

    © haracters © Hasbro Artowrk © Brianblackberry

  39. 17 points
    As some of you ponies may know, a very special day is rapidly approaching for one of Canterlot’s very most super duper special mares. Namely, Manestream! And specifically, her wedding to the lovely Mirelmture! So, fantastically, Canterlot’s own resident draconequus, Fawkes, decided to organize a little surprise to celebrate the special occasion. With just a little over two weeks to pull it all together, Fawkes contacted as many of Canterlot’s artists as he could reach and as you’ll see, they were more than happy to contribute to celebrating this momentous occasion! And for anyone else who might want to contribute a gift to the couple-to-be, there’s still plenty of time! Just send it my way in a PM once it's finished and I’ll edit it into the reserved post below! Although a couple of huzzahs and congrats I’m sure would be equally appreciated, and you can just post those here! It's a beautiful thing, and I truly wish you both undying happiness! I love you like a sister, Mane, and it's impossible to find strong enough words for how happy we all are for you both. So with all that said, [colour=#EE82EE]CONGRATULATIONS MANESTREAM AND MIRELMTURE!![/colour] I’ll let the draconequus himself fill you in from here, with a very special message! Click here for gifts! (Link to the original surprise post: http://lanternandacorn.blogspot.com/)
  40. 17 points

    From the album: Regular Cast Pics

    Making a set of a dozen different "ponies in socks" magnets for an upcoming convention (these were first showed in pencil in a thread); managed to finish the entire set. Not sure if all are suitable for the gallery (although none are adult), this one though I figure is alright.

    © Characters © Hasbro Artwork © Brianblackberry

  41. 17 points

    From the album: Regular Cast Pics

    Derpy here (yeah I call her Derpy but I am not all picky about the name personally) just being all cute. Looks like she would share her basket of muffins with a special muffin, er pony. Why socks? Extra dorky cuteness and I like socks.

    © Characters © Hasbro Artowrk © Brianblackberry

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    From the album: Regular Cast Pics

    Minty has visited Ponyville and she decided to give gifts for Hearth's Warming Eve. Minty being Minty (basically a G3 version of Pinkie Pie), she has given everypony socks. That was her shtick in the G3 series, a great love of socks. The series may have been awful but she was the one interesting character in it, who knows what fun she be with the right writers and the G4 universe. Especially with her and Pinkie.

    © Characters: Hasbro Art: Brian Blackberry

  44. 16 points

    From the album: The Character Corner (Color!)

    I've been wanting to upload one of these for a while. I don't really show many diverse expressions in my work so I give my newest character a chance to shine. I'll probably use some of these in Rp at some point. From Top to bottom, Left to right the expressions are... 1: WHAT THE BUCK DID YOU SAY ABOUT MY MANE?! 2: Irritated 3: Saddened 4: Embarassed 5: Cheerful 6: Sleepy
  45. 16 points

    From the album: OC Art

    These OC ideas won't leave me aloooooone, how am I suppose to focus on other things, like eating? Or sleeping?! Katsuo here is a Longma, though he and the community he grew up in used the native term Ryuma. Either or, they are basically the Pegasus equivalent in the far east, sharing similar traits with their Qilin/Kirin cousins. He's got the soul of a wandering samurai - or at least, what a samurai might be if a small child picked up a book and read about them. At the start of RP he's going to be wandering, searching for some purpose in his life...because I surely don't know what that purpose is suppose to be hnnnnrgh. Unlike most of my characters, this guy was apped sort of get his character idea out of my head, not because I have a really huge urge to RP him. Who knows though, I really like how his design and character came out - maybe he'll wander his way into a few open threads.
  46. 16 points

    From the album: MLP FiM Characters

    I can't believe this is the first time I've drawn one of my favorite background ponies. This one was a lot of fun. I experimented again by painting over the sketch and only using a small amount of layers. I made quite a few breakthroughs when it comes to lighting. All in all, I'm pretty happy with this one! I've been told that the face is more colt-like but I kinda like it. Maybe I'll go for a more feminine look next time? I dunno.
  47. 16 points

    From the album: OC Art

    Hmm...the "Team" thing doesn't really work with Rows, but oh well. Quick little doodle of Winter Wrap-Up via Row 4 on the Plant Team. I really like events like these - hope we get to see more holiday-themed ones in the future! Red Cedar (c) RedCedar Naj (c) DerpRavener
  48. 16 points

    From the album: OC Art

    Started drawing this one a while ago (mid-December), but finished it recently due to a conversation I had with someone. Not much explanation or reason for this one, just a potential/imagined scene for Hearth Warming Gala. Will it or anything remotely close to it actually happen? No idea. I guess me drawing RP scenes ahead of them even happening just shows how engaged I am in this RP. Touch Stone © FireFoxx
  49. 16 points

    From the album: OC Art

    By popular demand, here is the fourth and final Okami picture, of course saving the best for last. Notice the elegant swirls of ink as they protrude from every graceful leap and bound, permanently tattooing the landscape wherever he passes. You are all lucky to behold his inked visage. This came out the best out of all my Okami drawings, and I say that with all the objectiveness of an unbiased and unattached artist. (And then there's actual, but this one is obviously an unrealistic representation)
  50. 16 points
    Hello, my little ponies. Roleplaying on Canterlot.com can be a delightfully fun experience, but finding the right confidence in your roleplay posts can be a difficult thing. Indeed, many of my subjects over the years questioned whether they truly have the talent to write outstanding roleplay posts. To those who wish themselves to be counted among my faithful students, I have to say that crafting exceptional replies is actually quite easy. By studying the wisdom I impart to you, you’ll soon be able to practice my techniques and learn for yourself the magic of roleplay. Proofreading is Magic.If anypony realizes the importance of proofreading, it would be my prized pupil Twilight Sparkle. While her efforts at maintaining the high quality of her reports oftentimes wear her out, the efforts she makes to ensure her writing is devoid of all spelling and grammar errors or phrases too awkward to be read out loud is truly commendable. If your fellow roleplayers are anything like their princess, they will be happy to see similar efforts. Even though I’m personally quite forgiving of errors (don’t let my student find out!), some players will be thrown off if they see writing lacking the care evidenced by a simple proofread. ​ Explore Your Character’s Feelings.Roleplay is much more than having your character go through the motions of speaking dialogue to other ponies. Like my real subjects, your creation ought to be swimming in thoughts and senses. How does your pony feel about the other characters? How does he or she perceive his surroundings? By exploring the reflections, emotions, and senses of your character, your posts will be more rewarding to read for both others and yourself. Don’t fear making your replies too long; the important thing is that others get a vivid picture of what goes on inside the head of your own little pony. ​ Not All Language is Spoken.Even though writing dialogue is a large part of roleplaying, don’t underestimate the importance of body language. Various scientific experts in my royal court suggest that upwards to 90% of all equine communication consists of nonverbal cues like eye contact and leg movement. To better simulate the lively nuances of real-life conversations, feel encouraged to describe what sort of gestures and expressions your character makes. Just as importantly, make every effort to respond to the body language displayed by other ponies. By minding nonverbal cues, conversations will be made that much more interesting to portray. ​ Reign In the Purple Prose.On occasion, I have seen my RP students go overboard and write up posts so long and convoluted that they are impossible to comprehend. While it is important to delve into your character, it is also vital to do so concisely. Be sure to write just enough to provide roleplayers a detailed picture of your pony or the current setting without drowning them in extraneous information and endless description. Assuming that two roleplay posts each have the same content about a character’s thoughts and actions, the better roleplay post is not the one that spends two paragraphs droning about the alabaster spires of my castle, but the one that only devotes a sentence or two at most to them. ​ Create Opportunities for Responses.Aside from getting inside your character’s head, the other essential element that distinguishes an exceptional post from an average one is how well it provides new directions for other roleplayers to respond to. Writing in-length about how your character came to arrive at a location sadly does no good if they make no effort to bond with somepony else. On the other hoof, having your character communicate with others, causing situations which other characters must respond to, and otherwise moving the roleplay along are what it takes to make RPs exciting to both yourself and others. However, be sure to respond to other roleplayer’s attempts at accomplishing the same task; reciprocation goes a long way in forging meaningful friendships. ​I trust you can now see that I was quite serious when I mentioned that writing great roleplay posts is delightfully easy. By following these five simple steps, you’ll be roleplaying to the very best of your abilities before you even know it. With quality roleplaying, I have faith that you'll soon find countless friends as you explore the worlds of Canterlot.com's Roleplay. Good luck!
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