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Derpy with a kitty by Arrkhal Derpy with a kitty by Arrkhal
This waz a request froms :iconchrisspartan117:, for use as a cover for one of his screenplays. I need to practice skies and non-pony animalz some more, so I figured why not? Normally, I'd be too lazy to do anything but jittery linework and sloppy cel-shading for a free request. :P

I did decide to make it a speedpainting practice, though, as I'm still really trying to improve my speed. But I went way over time. After 1 hour, all I had done was the background and about 85% of Derpy other than her mane and tail, which were still just flat color. And no cat! I forgot it right from the start, oops. So it ended up taking 2 hours instead, plus some extra time working on and off, to touch up some mistakes. Still faster than usual, at least.

What I really need to do faster is my linework. Only reason I was able to do this so fast is because I had an old, unused, mostly-done sketch to start with. That shaved off at least an hour. I sketch sooo sloooowwwww.

Random self-criticism on this one: edge-highlighting is so lazy and always looks wrong, but it fools like 99% of people. I try to avoid doing it, but this was intended as a speedpaint, so that's what you get.
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:iconpepsi-coia:
Pepsi-CoIa Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
cute
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Psycho333 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
This is AWESOME
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shining-armor7 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
so cute
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morsecode007 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Student General Artist
i duno if im tripping right now or what but thoes clouds are moveing on me.....
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:iconarrkhal:
Arrkhal Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maybe it's Derpy's reality-warping abilities!
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:iconmorsecode007:
morsecode007 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Student General Artist
true. lol
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Nova225 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
Future pet for Dinky, maybe ? ;)
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:iconarrkhal:
Arrkhal Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I dunno, it's almost as big as she is! Come to think of it, I have no idea how big MLPs are supposed to be.
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Nova225 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
Most people theorize (plus based on the average size of ''real'' ponies) that they are about 4 to 5 Ft.
Someone recently made this : [link] : which gives an idea of scale (about 1/2 to 2/3 an adult human).

Also, I once had an husky dog that was as big as me (plus a good number of cats, though they were obviously smaller).
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Arrkhal Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Huh, looks like I made the kitty the right size without even knowing what I was doing, yay. Well, hm, that means Derpy can have the kitty in one saddlebag and Dinky in the other, and they'll balance. Yay!
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Admiral3050 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Why the random kitty? ?(*.*(\?
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:iconarrkhal:
Arrkhal Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It was part of request. And me like animals.
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:iconadmiral3050:
Admiral3050 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh ok I just find the cat random but yeah its cute /)^-^(\
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trolled-hard Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
love it :D
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:iconchrisspartan117:
ChrisSpartan117 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is pretty good. I'll finish part 2, then I'll send it to ED for review. I'm impressed you did this good of a job this quick.
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Fernixx Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
cute
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