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Citrus Sun by wdeleon Citrus Sun :iconwdeleon:wdeleon 10 2 Slipstream by wdeleon Slipstream :iconwdeleon:wdeleon 11 2 Sunburst by wdeleon Sunburst :iconwdeleon:wdeleon 12 3 Emerald in her summit dress by wdeleon Emerald in her summit dress :iconwdeleon:wdeleon 12 6 Emerald Nursing by wdeleon Emerald Nursing :iconwdeleon:wdeleon 16 9 Look at this geek by wdeleon Look at this geek :iconwdeleon:wdeleon 13 3 Mistral Winds by wdeleon Mistral Winds :iconwdeleon:wdeleon 12 6 Diamond Hues And Shining Facets by wdeleon Diamond Hues And Shining Facets :iconwdeleon:wdeleon 12 1 Emerald... Single Dad? by wdeleon Emerald... Single Dad? :iconwdeleon:wdeleon 6 0 Emerald (and Akasha) the Cheerleader by wdeleon Emerald (and Akasha) the Cheerleader :iconwdeleon:wdeleon 10 0 Ruby Ruse by wdeleon Ruby Ruse :iconwdeleon:wdeleon 8 0 Emerald With her Foal by wdeleon Emerald With her Foal :iconwdeleon:wdeleon 12 2 Equestria Girls Trixie by wdeleon Equestria Girls Trixie :iconwdeleon:wdeleon 25 1 Don't Judge Me by wdeleon Don't Judge Me :iconwdeleon:wdeleon 5 1 PRPG Group Shot by wdeleon PRPG Group Shot :iconwdeleon:wdeleon 9 2 Topaz Hues by wdeleon Topaz Hues :iconwdeleon:wdeleon 8 0

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Citrus Sun
Here's a sketch of Citrus Sun, a unicorn I played in a recent one-off RPG session.

I'm moving away from the "standard" MLP visual aesthetic and toward drawing in a style with more detailed realism. The show's visual style of extreme simplification of the equine form to the point of being a lot of abstraction gets pretty monotonous and just doesn't hold its interest as well after a while. It's interesting to draw in deliberately different styles and learn to understand their differences, because you become more conscious of the tradeoffs being made in each one and why artists make them. Sometimes the visually simplest ones are the hardest to work with artistically, because when everything is reduced to an idea conveyed in one or two lines, there's very little left to be truly expressive with, so it's hard to get great emotional or conceptual conveyance in a still picture. On the other hand, when the visual aesthetic of the characters is extremely simplified, you can crank out stock poses and animation keyframes like there's no tomorrow, which makes the burden of producing a TV show much lighter.

Right now, I just want to start zeroing in more on what fits my purposes the best. I like this first step. :)
Sunburst (my pegasus original character, not the unicorn from the series).

I feel like I've made a quantum leap forward in technique over the last couple days. This is fun. :)
Emerald in her summit dress
Emerald in her dress and jewelry for an important upcoming summit.

Changed artwork styles from my usual. I think the style I was using previously has plateaued without actually being very good, and it's honestly not very fun. Time to try something new. I like this way better. It has a much more organic look and it's a lot more fun to just paint than it is to draft pen tool curves and tediously stay perfectly inside the lines filling in layer after layers of cels.



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I like to draw things sometimes. I'm not a professional in the sense of making my living primarily on it, but I will admit that it's a dream of mine to eventually be able to do that. The best I can manage right now is the very occasional commission here and there, and I may never make it "for real", but all the same I don't think I'll ever give up. I enjoy this too much. :)
Hey, I wrote another MLP story.

Twilight Sparkle unwittingly makes her first prank phone call. It's... an experience.

I don't know where this came from. It was a stupid random idea, but one that just begged to be written, so I did, and it turned out pretty alright for my first comedy. :D Read it on

For A Good Time, Cal...



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Help fund my conquest of the world so that I can harness the resources to construct a gigantic laser and use it to carve pictures of stuff (like Princess Luna, for example) onto the moon.

You know, just for giggles. And for Luna. :)

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Mywasasi Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2017
I'm in love with your art ! It's really beautiful ! *0*
(sorry for bad english bruh)
stec-corduroyroad Featured By Owner May 14, 2017  Professional General Artist
Hello there!
wdeleon Featured By Owner May 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi! Have fun at Everfree Northwest? :)
stec-corduroyroad Featured By Owner May 15, 2017  Professional General Artist
Absolutely. :3 T'is a shame I didn't extend my holiday to a few more days when I had the chance to months ago.
Destiny3000 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
What an incredible gallery you have!
Ethan-The-Artist Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi there! Are you aware someone is reposting your art? Mouse 2
wdeleon Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the notification. The thief seems to have had their account deactivated.
Ethan-The-Artist Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Of course!~
Liseu Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2016
Please see this!…
This is your art!
wdeleon Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for notifying me.
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