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My Little Mages: Granny Smith by Didj
My Little Mages: Granny Smith
I remember when I first saw Granny Smith's human form in the first Equestria Girls movie. That saggy buter-ball of a lunch lady. And I was all like "Granny Smith, what have they done to you?!" This right here is how I've always imagined her personified. A rootn' tootn' Annie Oakly Calamity Jane loveable old kook who could still drink you under the table. This is the bad-ass granny that we all know from the show. And I had fun drawing her.

Now, as for which character I plan to tackle next.... Um, I don't know. Who has time to come up with this subtle hints? ;)
My Little Mages: Sunset Shimmer by Didj
My Little Mages: Sunset Shimmer
Well, here she is mares and gentlecolts. Easily the most requested character that I've received for My Little Mages. And before you ask, I will not do one of Flash Sentry, please do not bother asking. I honestly had trouble coming up with a creative spin to take on this character. Afterall, how much can you do to personify a character that is already human? I've opted to focus on taking her iconic outfit and reforming its basic layout and colour scheme into fantasy attire. Somewhat drawing inspiration from flamenco dancers and gypsy girls. Not until putting this together have I realized just how loud Sunset's colour scheme is. Like: borderline 80's hairband loud. Interesting enough, because she is only briefly seen as a pony in the first movie, I had almost forgotten that she is a unicorn. Prompting me to add her Focus-Gem embedded circlet halfway though colouring. Even though the pose is unintentionally similar to the one I did of Lyra (I didn't notice until it was too late to turn back), I really like how it turned out. She looks like she would fit right in with a lineup of Disney villains. Like a demonic Ezmeralda.

I wonder who's next to get the Mages face-lift? I know there's one character who's been a major part of the show since the beginning that I've completely overlooked... even though her kin have all joined the ranks of My Little Mages.
My Little Mages: The Wonderbolts by Didj
My Little Mages: The Wonderbolts
So yeah, I guess I'm not done with the whole My Little Mages thing. Here we have the Wonder Bolts, finally breaking my rule of not reusing magical classes, sort of. Yeah, Rainbow Dash is an elementalist as these Mages are. But as you can see from their individual titles, they each specialize in a specific element while Rainbow Dash tries to take on as many different elements as she can (being her life long dream to join their ranks, she tries to be the best at everything). You can't see them on Soarin and Fleetfoot in those poses, but they both have the same lightning bold attached to their scarfs as Spitfire does, only in silver. This is a reference to the "leader pony" and "wing pony" badges from the show. Spitfire of course being the highest ranking officer of the squad, is the leader. The uniforms are a mash-up of the flight suits from the show and WWI British pilot uniforms, with a little bit of individuality added in the colour of their scarfs and feathers. Like with all Skyborn, the shape and colour of their ethereal wings reflect their magical powers.

Who should I tackle next?... Perhaps a character who I've been reluctant to do before due to her already having a recognizable human form.
I bought it yesterday. And within seconds of starting a game I was utterly and hopelessly confused. In the story, lore, characters, and even the gameplay, I have no idea what's going on. What the hell is a "L'Cie"? I thought that Final Fantasy games were stand-alone stories, but "L'Cie"'s are from FF13, were they not? They waste a cutscene explaining the existence of and metaphysics behind a save point but not anything important like a "L'Cie"? Who am I even playing as? Seriously, who is Ace? Is he even the main character? Is there a main character? Why does everything have such hard to pronounce names? Why do people forget people who die, I didn't know they were being literal with that, what is the point of that?!?! You can take on optional timed objectives during a mission but if you fail at them you die!? Why? Who is killing you? I just drop dead because I failed to do a thing within 30 seconds that I didn't even know what it was because they called it some silly made-up name that they didn't explain. Even going through the "Crystarium" (that's not a frecking word! Just call it a library!) and reading every entry it doesn't tell me anything useful. GAAAHHH! Also the camera control sucks.

Am I dumb or is this game supposed to be this needlessly convoluted? Please don't tell me it's one of those games that start to make sense after you've played it for about 40 hours.
Possibly the most common topic on this forum is people asking the for anime recommendations. Well I'm going to do something daring by asking you to tell me some anime that I should absolutely avoid and why.


Ryan McCarty
Well, after spending a few years in art college, I tried to get into the animation industry. Realizing after a while that being an animator by far not the most stable career choice, I joined the navy. But my passion is still drawing and animation. I have a superhero comic called "Chillin' Civilians" that I've been working on for a number of years that I think you'll enjoy.
I don't know how apparent my absence has been over the last month on account of how infrequently I add to my gallery. But I've been on deployment in Hawaii for this year's RIMPAC. If you're wondering what that is, it's what was going on in the movie Battleship minus the space aliens. I'll be back in Canada in a couple of weeks (counting down the days) but I thought I would just give a journal update since I've got some shore leave and a decent internet connection. While I've got your ear, a lot of you will be very happy to hear that My Little Mages the video game is back in full production with a full engine change. The alpha was made in Gamemaker Studio, the new version is being made in Unity. We actually have a small team of people offering their time and skills this time around. I was keeping it on the down-low for a while but I'm pretty confident in the production of the people involved, especially how they've been chugging along very well while I'm on deployment. I'd like to thank my friend Andy for this people skills in that regard. Still in the early stages of program and design, so don't hold your breath on any kind of release date.

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RCWikkydArtist Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
:party: :clap: :cake: Happy Birthday! :cake: :clap: :party: 
Fullmoonrose7 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Student General Artist
Happy Birthday!!!Happy Birthday Godliek :D Lily Wishing a Happy Birthday pinky pie party canon emoticon 
GrandMasterFDC Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Happy Birthday! I'm on fire!
Tearahk Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy birthday!!! :D
Shadman92 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Student General Artist
Happy Birthday!!!
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