I see a lot of “How to draw Ponies” guides that align the gaskin parallel to the ground because they don’t understand what the creators of the show are actually doing with horse anatomy
If you watch when the horses walk, it’s not actually parallel to the ground. What you’re seeing at the back of the leg isn’t the joint, it’s the hock bone. It’s a separate bone that’s above the joint.
If you look at the show, the animators understand how horse anatomy works. When Twilight’s leg moves in the last image, the hock-bone is lifted upward against her rump. It’s not the location of the joint. The joint is beneath it. It’s cartoonishly exaggerated and simplified, but the basic horse movements of the show reflect real horse life.
When you draw horses, please keep in mind how horses actually go. When you do guides on how to draw horses, please actually know what you’re talking about before you tell people that the hock-bone is actually the exact location of the joint.
RAARE is a comic about everything that did and didn’t happen in high school.
The usual: Hanging out, loitering, standing on the sidelines laughing at everything, stupid in-jokes, being on a non-varsity sports team, openly falling asleep in math class, and generally going through life with only the faintest notion that you might someday be older than 18.
The unusual: Life in a colonial city that is a magnet for supernatural adventures including but not limited to: seance-ruining ghosts, giant mutated zoo animals, carnivorous apple trees, and non-euclidean vending machines.
There’s also roller derby girls, violent cheerleaders, sadistic fashion students, and battling yacht clubs just for good measure.
RAARE is great fun to write, draw, and develop, but has been on hiatus for over a year now. I would love to bring it back, but it needs a little push to get going. If the comic could generate its own small income, allowing me to treat it as a freelance job, it would alleviate some of the stress and time commitments that are holding me back.
Every bit of support helps, whether you donate $1, reblog this post, or introduce the comic to your friends! Thanks so much and I can’t wait to start updating again :’)
Listen to Applejack. Avoid spoiler. Don’t be a bad person either.
Just wanted to take a moment to post our policy on harassment on tumblr, it is also on our website, and will be in the program guide. The image attached is the sign we will have displayed throughout the convention.
Emerald City Comicon’s mission is to create a safe, awesome environment where geeks of all kinds can come together. We have a zero tolerance policy for harassment of any kind.
Harassment includes offensive verbal comments (related to race, gender, sexual orientation, body size, disability, appearance, and religion), overly sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact and unwelcome sexual attention.
Exhibitors, sponsors and guests are subject to our anti-harassment policy as well and have also been informed. In particular, exhibitors should not use images or material that surpasses a PG-13 rating at their booths. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use over-sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes.
If a person engages in harassing behavior, ECCC Directors and Department Heads may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including expulsion from Emerald City Comicon (with no refund). If you are being harassed, witness someone else being harassed or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the Emerald City Comicon staff immediately (identifiable by green Minion t-shirts or black polos/Staff badges). We are happy to contact our security or local law enforcement, provide escort, a safe place, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the convention.
All attendees, exhibitors and staff are subject to this anti-harassment policy and are expected to follow these rules at all Emerald City Comicon events.
This convention does so many things right. Here’s just another example.
I hope they make a big public example out of some %$&@ers.
I attempted to apple horse
Deleted scene from the critically acclaimed film, Gravity.
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No, no. We have already succeeded. I mean, what are the three terrors of the Fire Swamp? One, the flame spurt - no problem. There’s a popping sound preceding each; we can avoid that. Two, the lightning sand, which you were clever enough to discover what that looks like, so in the future we can avoid that too.