dj lyra


Read the story this pic is based upon over on FIMfiction here:…

Commissioned pic by the truly wonderful AndrewRogue, this one went though a great many iterations before we git the sweet spot, it’s easily the most complex and exhilarating piece I’ve been commissioned for.

Equestria contains very few man-made (well pony-made to be technical) structures, so the laws of perspective aren’t usually necessary when drawing backgrounds. You’ll notice backgrounds in the show are curvy, free-form and fantastical so things like vanishing points aren’t used. This naturally left me woefully unprepared for this piece, so I had to study a lot of basics of perspective, and this was the result. Check out the rough versions for a look at the construction lines necessary for a shot like this to work!

I originally started this since I was meshing all of Mabel’s sweaters, and was like, huh, are there any MLP ones? I only found the mane six, so I decided to spend the last….3 ½ hours doing this. From left to right, top to bottom, it’s: Rarity, Pinkie Pie, Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, Celestia, Luna, Shining Armor, Cadence, Trixie (The great and powerful), Derpy, Mare in the Moon, Spike, Sunset Shimmer, Lyra, Octavia, Derpy Muffin, Dr. Whooves, Silver Spoon, Diamond Tiara, DJ Pon, Cheerilee, Granny Smith, Big Mac, Zecora, Snips, Snails, Flash Sentry, & Prince Blueblood.
The initial color of the the sweater is their coat color, and the dark circle is the lining of every pony.


So I hopped on the color swap bandwagon cuz why not?


Click on the images to find out who’s who!

To start, I did the background six, then I moved onto randomly picked OCs, which are below~

Part 1|Part 2

So my original idea was to do the vinyl image, and I decided to do 9:16 images because phone/tablet wallpapers are nice. But of course, people also like computer wallpapers, so I’m closing out the series with a combined image in the classic 16:9.

A huge thank you again to all of you for following the Canterlot Academy of Music, and to everyone who takes the time to view my work. If you are just now finding this comic, I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for following this celebratory series, and I hope you stay tuned for what I have in store. I do believe I will be able to make a few more announcements before the end of the month, mostly good I believe, so I will not divulge everything just yet.


Esuka, Dean of Undergraduates, CAoM

Somehow completely forgot about that!

Hey guys! So, those of you that like to watch Dota 2 will know that the big annual tournament, The International, is this week. A few of my friends are flying in, and we’re going to be spending all week at that. In short, no comics this week! Yaaaaaaay-sorry. When I realized which page was going to be a one week cliffhanger, I knew it was gonna be a jerk thing to do, but this is the situation. Comics will resume next Tuesday. If any of you guys happen to be watching or attending, let me know! I will be waving around stupid signs behind the casters whenever possible.

Thanks for your patience, and have an excellent day.


Bad to worse.

Aaaand cliff hanger! Sorry folks, I honestly did not plan this. As I said, I need a break after a long, intensive academic year. I’ll be back in about 2 weeks. Thank you all for reading, enjoying, and participating in the Academy. I hope you’ll all stick around for what’s coming. Thank you thank you thank you, and I’ll see you all soon.


Esuka, Dean of Undergraduates, CAoM