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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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H0B0--KlNG 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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Arrkhal Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maybe it's Derpy's reality-warping abilities!
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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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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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