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MisterBull last won the day on January 27 2012

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  1. Earlier this week I posted an incomplete version of this image to the forums gallery requesting opinions. This is the completed penciled sketch of this piece and I finally labelled it "The Meeting at the Crystal Fountain". I've considered writing a short simple story to go with it, but that's just an idea I'm toying with atm. The work itself is not actually finished, however; I still intend to paint it digitally and then transfer it into a 3D image [something I've done before with recent pony artwork, ask if you'd like to see the older examples] I also considered doing an illaborate clay sculpted frame for this image complete with a detailed paint job (to make it look antique-ish). If I do, I'll use this thread to showcase the work in progress. I would had posted it again to the gallery, but I felt it was a bit too soon, and I might risk looking like a spammer if I did so... so I decided to post it here [despite how inactive it usually seems here] So, what do you guys think so far?
  2. actually, no, that's more like 20 hours xD to do all that in 8 hours WOULD be mental suicide!
  3. Here, I'll post my best pony related artwork
  4. Graphics like those obstructions will probably be used for in-between areas, where there would be no enemies or platforming... though maybe a puzzle or sometnhing as suggested in the Youtube comment section of this video. lol, well that is my goal ^_^ Many thanks!
  5. This video is just to showcase a tileset for Spikes Quest the graphical theme here is called 'The Lost Shrine' let me know what y'all think
  6. Oh, well in that case, I'm sorry I even tried... [content removed] To Artax, sorry I didnt think to do the PM thing, it might have made me look like a total idiot for bringing the issue to the public eye. I simply just wasnt thinking correctly in this regard.
  7. I submitted a comic strip of my new OC pony webcomic days ago, but its never seen the light of day in the gallery. I'm not sure if the gallery updates are just super slow, or if my work was rejected for some silly reason... So that's why I'm posting this thread, as a question regarding the status of that art submission. as a note, I posted it twice. the first time I submitted it, I missed the notice that its pending for moderation approval and I thought it just didnt go through. Got the message after the second attempt which made me literally say "Oops!" sorry 'bout that!
  8. That's a thought! I'll have to experiment. I'm sure that there's crafting sealant out there that may work on vinyl. thanks for the suggestion!
  9. From the Ponychan thread: My response: nuff said. I'm calling it a nigh- erm, morning c_c
  10. Alright, so I got a bit impatient, but the glue has completely dried and now I can have a better look at the book as it is now... coverings and all (minus the decorative bits) This is the part where I ask everypony for opinions. Should I keep working on this project or scrap it and start fresh and anew? In my honest opinion, even though some of my earlier fears were proven wrong, I'm still seeing other flaws that can and may have already ruined the project for me. Please observe the image and read the descriptions I post here to understand why I feel that way... > #1 Here you see the fully bound book sitting right next to an age old classic. This is somewhat for comparison to another book, but its also my chance to show off a book from my own personal collection. I totally recommend Felix Salten's Bambi as a good bedtime read! but I'm getting a bit off topic here... c_c > #2 okay, first issue. No matter how hard I try, I cant seem to keep the pages nice and flush. this is a shot of the side edge where the paper seems to jut out a bit crookedly. I could try sanding it down, but I fear that if I keep sanding away at this that the book would just become a warped mess... > #3 And here, for some reason the cover looks a bit fat. I've pressed it between my fingers a few times, but it still retains that random mass... It may be how it was glued or something. Its not warped, in fact the book is pretty solid. Its just this middle part that looks a bit odd... > #4 And here we can see that the vinyl became wrinkled for some reason. This might have happened while I was working the winged edges around the cover board. Honestly, I dont really know how this can be fixed. > #5 And in the final image, I present the smallest and possibly the most insignificant of errors. The ribbon is too loose. Maybe its not such a problem, but the ribbon should probably stay centered. Perhaps I should had did a bit of head banding to fix that before gluing the book together. But I'm not yet any good at doing such thread work. (lol, bad excuses) there are a few other problems that I could not fit into this image without it getting ridiculously too big for my liking. one of those problems has to do with the emboss work becoming a bit smoothed out and faded towards the books spine. The other has to do with the end pages being a bit roughed up from earlier sanding. From all these things, I think I've learned a few simple lessons that I can certainly use on the next attempt. But for now, I really need to decide just what the heck I need to do with this one. I certainly don't think its e-bay worthy in its current state (yes, I want to make and sell these things...) . Perhaps if I later added in the finished decorations that maybe it would even out, but I seriously have my doubts. I'd really like to hear some opinions on this...
  11. lol, well I'm glad that someone likes it
  12. Here you see the book completely glued together. I'm letting the glue dry over night so to avoid completely screwing it all up. Of course, I'm having doubts on the stability of the project atm. Despite having measured everything to a T I'm discovering a few annoying flaws and one major flaw that could totally make this project go kaput. The smaller issues are ones that probably can pass as noticeable blemishes. first little flaw that I noticed was that sometimes during the process of gluing the cover material to the boards, it apparently slid a couple of fragments of a centimeter making it slightly out of line which makes folding the winged edges over the cover board a bit crooked and whatnot. the second slight error is that because the cover material is a bit off, one of the books corners has this nasty exposed spot. I may have to purchase some brass book corners to cover that up The one major error was discovered when I started gluing the end pages to the boards. When I try to close the book, the paper's edge wants to slide up the board, and when I try to open it, it wants to slide back down. This means that I may have made an incorrect measurement on the spine. I'm hoping that by tomorrow when the glue is all good and dried that this wont be such a problem. But if it is, then... well... this project is as good as ruined. I'd have to start right back at square one, and that will ultimately suck...
  13. Bad idea with the markers. After feeling I might have overdone the antiquing I found out that all the marker can very easily be wiped away with a damp napkin. The cover is completely spotless of marker as I type this. Not sure whether or not to feel good about this or not. Sure, its good news in that when I totally mess up I can wipe it away. But its bad news in that the desired effect wont so easily last. What if the user of the journal got caught in a rain storm and upon getting home they try to dry it up a bit? Yeah, you get my point... c.c I'll just have to either figure out another way to go about it or just skip the antiquing bit entirely. Meh... I'm going back to bed. I'll just sleep on the thought. No pic, as there's not really anything to show.
  14. The emboss work is finished and I successfully glued and applied it to the boards (I had to take it off and reapply it a few times which unfortunately cost me just about all my glue, but its done!) Atm, I'm just doing a bit of antiquing, by applying a bit of gray colored marker and smearing it around with my finger. When its done, I feel it'll start to resemble that of an old book. Oh, and I should add, when I fold those winged edges over the boards it gives me an idea of the cover's thickness... this cover is darn thick!
  15. Feeling somewhat burned out on the inner cover designs I decided to turn my attention back to the main outer cover material. I measured out and cut the vinyl (yes, that's what I'm using). did some more measurements and a bit more cutting and now I'm working on the embossing. The tutorial I learned this technique from said to first spread glue over the cover before laying out the fabric. But I'm a bit nervous about the glue drying too quickly on me so I'm just getting the embossing out of the way. When I'm ready to glue it all together I could just rub everything into place when I'm ready
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