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DashieTakesPopcornFlyies by VirgaRainboom DashieTakesPopcornFlyies by VirgaRainboom
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Rainbow Dash has taken a liking to a particular particle of potential precipitation named Popcorn.

Drawn for the deviantart group, MLP-ATG-ALUMNI. [link]
Week 6 Theme: Draw a pony with a pet.
This is actually still a work in progress. More Popcorn design and eventual vector art is the goal. Yeah, right!

Expedition Note 11AUG2011: Thanks to Sethisto for adding Dashie and Popcorn to the #153 Drawfriend [link] post, and thanks to all you ponies for dropping by to see them!
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:iconrainbowyoshi305:
RainbowYoshi305 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This so reminds me of the Skittles commercial w/ the pet cloud.:giggle:
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:iconvirgarainboom:
VirgaRainboom Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014
Hi, thanks! I just watched them all. How dare they steal Dashie's cloud! At least theirs is not named Popcorn! ;)
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RainbowYoshi305 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah that's true.xD and no problem.:D
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jakehunter Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
dawww
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:iconvirgarainboom:
VirgaRainboom Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
Thanks! Glad you like.
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:iconjakehunter:
jakehunter Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
Eeyup
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:iconaqnichols:
AQNichols Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're line work is becoming quite the 'thing' as it were! I am extremely impressed by the steadiness of the lines on this piece. Although I believe the clouds mini-cutie mark remains my favorite part of the drawing!
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:iconvirgarainboom:
VirgaRainboom Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
Thanks again! I have finally found a method that works for me rather well. I have been sketching and then outlining with Prismacolor Col-Erase #20068 Light Blue erasable pencils. I was using Non-photo Blue, but it was too light ITPHO. Then instead of inking, I have been using a #2 Ticonderoga blunt-pointed pencil to make the outlines. I scan it in rather huge and adjust the scan output for a black and white image or document and take out the colors. What is really nice is that most any smudges I made with the blue pencil get dumped in the scan process so there is very little clean-up needed. The #2 pencil lines actually vector quite nicely, but I only did that once with my ill-fated "Tactical Surprise" drawing. I was going to buy an even thicker leaded pencil and see how that works out. Of course now when I shrink the huge image down to screen size after the coloring and cleaning up, the lines look smoother. On Popcorn the cloud, I actually tapered some of the ends of the lines with the erase tool to mimic the vector look.

I can't take credit for the cutiemarks, except for placement. I was running out of time, what a surprise, and just used :iconmaximillianveers: wonderful vector art. I forgot to give him credit in the image.
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AQNichols Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sounds like you've worked out a solid process there. I look forward to seeing what you produce next.

Also, I did mean that I enjoyed the idea of the cloud having a mini-cutie mark. It's a cute idea. Who made it was beside the point I suppose!
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VirgaRainboom Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
Thanks! I figured that was the case, but your kind comment also gave me the chance to give neglected credit to :iconmaximillianveers:

PONIES!
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ShineeMew Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dash, that's cloud abuse! :ohnoes:
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:iconvirgarainboom:
VirgaRainboom Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
Dashie would never abuse her cloud! Well, unless she begged for it and then she would always use a safe-word.
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ColinMLP Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
See? Now you have a Drawfriend. Congrats.
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:iconvirgarainboom:
VirgaRainboom Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
Thanks! Now what do I do with it? :)
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:iconcolinmlp:
ColinMLP Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Look at it reallllllly closely.
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:iconvirgarainboom:
VirgaRainboom Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
I think it is laughing at me.:iconhappytwilightplz:
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:iconcolinmlp:
ColinMLP Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In other news: [link] Baby Popcorn!
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:iconvirgarainboom:
VirgaRainboom Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
They really are adorable. Good stuff, pony!
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ThisNameIsNotProfane Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congrats on the Drawfriend!
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:iconvirgarainboom:
VirgaRainboom Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
:iconpinkiepieplz: Thank you so much!:iconrainbowdashhappyplz:
You are the first to bring me the happy news of my very first Drawfriend!
:icondashishappyplz:I am now truly a pony!
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ThisNameIsNotProfane Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm super jealous. I've been working my butt off to get one too.
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:iconvirgarainboom:
VirgaRainboom Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
Shh, don't tell anypony, but I submitted it myself to Sethisto last night. I was tired of waiting for somepony to nominate me. ;) I was not really sure if that was acceptable or not, but went with it anyway because I was horribly jealous of every other pony that had their art recognized like that. Of course that is very shallow of me, but eh, shallow is my middle name. :) I was pleasantly surprised that he sent back only one word, "Added!", but not really sure what that meant until you told me that I had been included in Drawfriend 153.

Thanks again!
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ThisNameIsNotProfane Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You sent it in yourself? Lol, now I don't feel bad for just sending in my Dr. Octavias drawing! XD
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VirgaRainboom Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
Apparently we are not alone. Several ponies have come forward to tell me they do the same thing. AQNichols revealed his dirty little secret ;) in this thread.
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AmbroseButtercrust Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I self-submitted too (a while back), and felt the same way about it! :D
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:iconvirgarainboom:
VirgaRainboom Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
All happy and confused?

Have you had a Drawfriend show up without submitting it yourself?

It is fun, but it is also interesting how few comments, at least over here at DA, there have been after so many image views, though Dashie and Popcorn have received quite a few favorites.
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AQNichols Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm pretty sure that's the way to go about it. Unless you're internet famous in the MLP community that is. All the drawings I managed to get in the drawfriend I submitted myself as well.
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VirgaRainboom Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
Thanks, kind pony-sir! I guess being humble is not always the route to follow. :) I always figured that the NATG and ATG postings were viewed by somepony from EqD and that was how they selected them. Live and learn.
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filleg Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
Oh, "She", sorry. :P (Post reading comments)
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:iconvirgarainboom:
VirgaRainboom Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
Yeah, I was kind of hoping it would not "read" that way, but since it is the purest of water not a bad thing.
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:iconfilleg:
filleg Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
Daaaaw. He's peeing! :D
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DA-shado Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011   Digital Artist
oh my god this is my new headcanon
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:iconvirgarainboom:
VirgaRainboom Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
:iconhappytwilightplz:Oh, you make me so happy!:iconhappytwilightplz:

Thanks so very much!
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AmbroseButtercrust Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, really nice!
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:iconvirgarainboom:
VirgaRainboom Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
Thanks, AmbroseButtercrust! (one of the best nicks on the planet, I might add)

I'm :iconhappytwilightplz:

A lot!
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tamanou Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
I can see Popcorn rains, so I guess it isnt housebroken?
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:iconvirgarainboom:
VirgaRainboom Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
Hi, well, we are out for "flyies" after all. I'd say she's housebroken, but since Dashie lives in a cloud house with waterfalls cascading from the clouds, I doubt if it makes much difference. ;)
Thanks for commenting!
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tamanou Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
"I got wet, did they really schedule a rainshower for now?"
"Rainbow Dash walking Popcorn."
"Oh..."
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:iconvirgarainboom:
VirgaRainboom Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
:iconhappytwilightplz: I love that dialog you wrote! Thanks!

There is something so cool and fun about the way the weather is taken care of by the pegasus ponies. I really like the beginning of "The Best Night Ever" when they are quietly poking and prodding clouds in place for the big storm to come.

I just redescovered this,:iconhappytwilightplz:, and it so is how I feel that you like this drawing!
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tamanou Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
You are welcome. :) I like how the ponies see uncontrolled weather as monstrous and abnormal.

I have one and a half ideas for fanfics that involve Rainbow Dash's job, because the idea of weather control is fun. :) Now I just need to start writing fanfics. :p
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:iconvirgarainboom:
VirgaRainboom Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
I agree. The entertainment of the ponies not able to deal with the Everfree Forest's lack of protocol entertains me no end.

Please do, as in write your fanfics! Maybe I can draw some things from your writings?
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tamanou Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
Heh. If I ever get around to it, I'll tell you. If I was a pony my cutie mark would be something that symbolized procrastination. :p
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:iconvirgarainboom:
VirgaRainboom Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
That sounds good to me.

You are not alone. If there was such a cutie mark and a pony convention held, it would be the biggest background pony clone meeting in history!
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OsakaOji Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
the spiked collar just made this pic xD
LMAO
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:iconvirgarainboom:
VirgaRainboom Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
Thanks very much! When I first thought of Dashie having a pet cloud, the spiked collar was the only thing I just -knew- had to be in whatever I finally drew. Here is the original sketch: [link]
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OsakaOji Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
xD nice
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:iconvirgarainboom:
VirgaRainboom Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
:iconhappytwilightplz:
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:iconziemniax:
Ziemniax Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
My little cloud :D
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:iconvirgarainboom:
VirgaRainboom Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
Dashie's little cloud. You'll have to get your own. ;) Thanks!
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CrunchNugget Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
I like how the cloud has a little tail. But Dash needs to loosen that collar...it's so tight, the poor thing's getting its moisture squeezed right out.

Is it a he or a she, by the way?
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