Q:So, what happens if a tiger eye pony, and a hematite pony have a foal? would it be tiger eye or hematite, or would it be a tiger iron pony?
I imagine that crystal ponies having special textures/mineral-inspired crystal forms is pretty much a rare one-off thing, rather than being hereditary. Offspring between two mineral-form crystal ponies would still mostly look like the translucent quartz that 98% of crystal ponies look like.
As far as criteria for a crystal pony having a unique mineral their design is inspired by- I imagine it would be pretty much random, rare, and only serves a decorative function.
Q:Could you tell us what art you are working on at the moment? And what is on your to-do list?
At the moment I’m bouncing all over the place- between work, studying for a license exam, and my own tendency to do a billion things when I only have time for a million, it’s hard to say exactly what I’m working on.
I do plan on streaming most of the day Tuesday, though- I’ll largely be working on commissions and some sketches from my To-Do list.
A partial To-Do list can be found here: http://quartz-poker.tumblr.com/post/95389153226
And I have a much larger to-do list in spreadsheet form on my computer that I try to keep open as much as possible. xD
I decided to redo Malachite again (Will I ever be 100% satisfied with him?) and to expand on his family a bit using some background pony concepts.
Originally, I had him as a unicorn from a unicorn family, but I think a unicorn coming from a family of Earth Pony crafters might be more interesting. Additionally, Malachite is just his nickname now- the town Quartz is from names ponies after rocks/minerals, not after prospective talents, just as a sort of a running gag in the town, and this extends to visitors/new ponies who settle down in the town.
His dad is huge, his mom is slightly smaller than average, and the family generally collaborates on projects- his parents crafted the lighting fixtures at the Maresechusettes Institute of Technomancy, where Malachite later studied enchanting and magitech.
I apologize for the lack of posts in the previous week, dear readers. Now that the dust has settled on a whirlwind summer of weighty tasks and personal obligations, you may expect a return to form. Thanks for your patience and support.
oh my god that poor crab. ;_; I will buy you a toy mister crab. And we can categorize your sand dollar collection on diameter, color, intactedness, and average plate size.
Headcanon: Crystal ponies aren’t just shiny and translucent, they would have the textures and colors of actual gemstones (precious, semiprecious, etc). You could have Tiger’s Eye crystal ponies, Labradorite crystal ponies, etc.
The more unique the texture, though, the rarer it is. Most are like, colors of quartz and stuff, with things like Labradorite or Snowflake Obsidian textured ponies being rare.
I have an art block at the moment, but I sorta cheated on it by going back to things I never finished and finishing them. Here’s the first thing- a pinup of Heartstrike, Valkyrie, and my character Shutterbug (Val and Heartstrike are from #20PC on Ponychat IRC).
Maaaaaaaaaares. Marebits. Yay I finally have a colored picture of marebits on my tumblr. And finally a colorscheme for Shutterbug! Her mane and tail are supposed to be brown, but the shading sorta makes it look purple…kinda silly, huh?
Top one is Shansai’s new reference. Bottom four are just me going crazy with shading, with the ones on the left being ‘white’ and the ones on the left being a darker cream color (Zebras in the show, I noticed, are actually not white at all).
The glyph/cutiemark is supposed to be Datura. It’s very complicated, but we both like it.
Shanbutt is shanbutt’s.
I feel like anyone who does not take ungodly amounts of joy in their work is being unprofessional. I need, nay, DEMAND my exterminators to give a dramatic speech about the end of all life while they spray. Preferably in an ancient, forgotten language if at all possible, just in case the insects understand English.Because it’s unprofessional. Professionalism, Mr. Quartz!
Huh. I had hit 800 followers and was doing something special for it, but now I’ve lost two. o~o How’d that happen? Do I have to wait for 2 more followers before working on the 800 followers thing again? I’m confused!
What’s that? The 10 pack of chalk pastel pencils you bought didn’t included purple? Well that’s no big deal, you can just mix red and blue like you did in kindergarten to make pur- reddish gray SON OF A FUCKING BITCH.
Who do you have to fuck to get a purple chalk pastel in this town?!
OH WONDERFUL. Just when I thought it couldn’t get worse, the pastels DO NOT BLEND with pastels from OTHER companies! In fact I’m pretty sure these are oil pastels now, even though the box said Chalk Pastels and I specifically wanted chalk pastels because powder is easier to blend with blending stumps than oilwaxstuff.
Today I went to Books-a-Million, and there was a plastic Weeping Angel on the table with the Doctor Who merchandise. I turn away after looking the merchandise over (Most of it was cheap plastic I’d probably break by accident, and there’s no point in buying a sonic screwdriver unless it actually works anyways) and I hear something fall.
Turn back around. The little plastic Weeping Angel had fallen off the table in my direction. I freaked internally for a few seconds before realizing that at four inches tall and made of plastic, I could just punt it across the room if it tried anything Weeping-Angel-y. For a few seconds, though, my internal Whovian was screaming.
Similarly, once I went into a Walmart while they were redoing part of the store. The entire home care section was gone, just empty floor. I remember distinctly thinking “Huh, a missing chunk.” before realizing Minecraft had taken over my soul and that the real world does not load in chunks.
Sorry about it seeming so dark. My camera is not very good and my paper is actually brown, not white. It’s in a book where you can’t tear the pages out, so I can’t use my scanner.
Anyways, page 2 in the sketchbook currently features this unfinished sketch of my friend Jimp’s skunk-themed pegasus (pegaskunk) named Thought Blossom.
Q:What's your opinion on the newest doctor so far? And I also never quiet understand why people seem to not like Steven Moffat's written episodes. Every writer has hit and miss when they're writing something for a show. I'm sorry if this is something you don't really want to talk about. x3
I like the new Doctor but I’m not comfortable with saying whether I like him more or less than any particular Doctor until we’ve seen more of him. The first couple of episodes of a new character are always awkward and inconsistent and it’s not fair to judge anyone based on that.
Take Rory for example. His first couple of episodes, we see he’s logical, observant, and adapts more quickly to the unusual stuff than most any regular Companion would. However, he seems rather unimportant and like he might not stick around for very long (and to be fair, he didn’t, he died and was erased from time). Later on, though, he really shines as the most badass human who has ever lived.
As far as why people hate on X writer or Y writer…Fuck if I know. All I care about is being entertained, and I have not yet seen an episode of Doctor Who that does not entertain me. I don’t care if I would have done part of a story differently or if I coulda come up with a much better solution to accidentally writing myself into a corner. I’m not the writer. As long as the writer’s story entertains me, all my nitpicking means nothing because in the end, entertainment is the important thing.
Example: All my friends HATE Russel T Davies as a writer. I asked them why. They told me a bunch of stuff about how they would have done things differently, and so since he didn’t do what they would have done, he sucked.
What the fuck kind of sense does that make?