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It occurred to me that I hadn’t posted this on SBAJ when I drew it a few weeks back. This is a rough Equestria height chart I made to remind myself of how some of the main characters measure up in relation to one another.

You’ll see just how some of these contrast in this recent collaboration with lilfunkman.

These are subject to change of course, but it’s a good starting point!

-Dil

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I love sketches. I always prefer my sketches to my coloured pieces, so here’s a couple of recent ones I’m particularly proud of.

If I could get away with it, everything I make would be a sketch, but there’s this stigma toward sketches, this false belief that they’re all unfinished and thus unworthy of praise.

Sketches aren’t just a stepping stone to “proper” art, they’re the very first contact with an artist’s vision, the first time an artist brings their hand to the paper and the picture in their head becomes manifest.

And I find that beautiful, to see an image form from nothing is to watch creativity at work, the rest, to me, is just window dressing.

I don’t purport to speak for all artists, I know for a fact there are those who adore painting, mixing hues like some wonderful scientist poring over his magnum opus, but as someone obsessed with lineart, as I expect any comic penciller would agree, sketches are the reason I love to draw.

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So I did these a while ago and completely forgot to post them. A while back I was working on a My Little Pony/Dragon Quest crossover (some of you may remember) . I posted a design for Fluttershy but never really liked it so I redesigned her. I’ve also got Gilda here. She’s got three eyes because the griffons in Dragon Quest games have three eyes. Yay!