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Well, with Rarity so into gems, it was either Rarity as an ice-type or a rock-type---and ice-type seems to have a little more finesse t...


This is an amazing piece, both in the foreground and the background---the shading, the texturing, the transitions between colors, the c...

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Applejack's Red Umbrella by LookOutHereComesTom Applejack's Red Umbrella :iconlookoutherecomestom:LookOutHereComesTom 4 2 Celestia's Rain Outfit by LookOutHereComesTom Celestia's Rain Outfit :iconlookoutherecomestom:LookOutHereComesTom 10 8 Celestia walk animation (unmoving hair) by LookOutHereComesTom Celestia walk animation (unmoving hair) :iconlookoutherecomestom:LookOutHereComesTom 4 2 Twilight in her Spa Robe by LookOutHereComesTom Twilight in her Spa Robe :iconlookoutherecomestom:LookOutHereComesTom 4 0 Pear Butter Cold (Blue) by LookOutHereComesTom Pear Butter Cold (Blue) :iconlookoutherecomestom:LookOutHereComesTom 2 0 Rainbow Dash with Rainbow Umbrella by LookOutHereComesTom Rainbow Dash with Rainbow Umbrella :iconlookoutherecomestom:LookOutHereComesTom 4 1 Fluttershy's Butterfly Umbrella by LookOutHereComesTom Fluttershy's Butterfly Umbrella :iconlookoutherecomestom:LookOutHereComesTom 4 0 Applejack's Apple-Umbrella by LookOutHereComesTom Applejack's Apple-Umbrella :iconlookoutherecomestom:LookOutHereComesTom 3 1 Magicked Umbrella by LookOutHereComesTom Magicked Umbrella :iconlookoutherecomestom:LookOutHereComesTom 0 0 Twilight's Custom Raingear by LookOutHereComesTom Twilight's Custom Raingear :iconlookoutherecomestom:LookOutHereComesTom 0 0 Trixie Proves Umbrellas Are Lightning Rods by LookOutHereComesTom Trixie Proves Umbrellas Are Lightning Rods :iconlookoutherecomestom:LookOutHereComesTom 2 2 Trixie Opens Her Umbrella/Wand by LookOutHereComesTom Trixie Opens Her Umbrella/Wand :iconlookoutherecomestom:LookOutHereComesTom 1 0 Trixie Uses Her Weather-Wand by LookOutHereComesTom Trixie Uses Her Weather-Wand :iconlookoutherecomestom:LookOutHereComesTom 1 0 Trixie Lays It On Thick by LookOutHereComesTom Trixie Lays It On Thick :iconlookoutherecomestom:LookOutHereComesTom 2 0 Trixie's Grand Entrance by LookOutHereComesTom Trixie's Grand Entrance :iconlookoutherecomestom:LookOutHereComesTom 0 0 Thunder Artist Observes the Weather by LookOutHereComesTom Thunder Artist Observes the Weather :iconlookoutherecomestom:LookOutHereComesTom 1 0

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Tempest Shadow's Rain Outfit by StevenPepi Tempest Shadow's Rain Outfit :iconstevenpepi:StevenPepi 4 0 Princess Luna's Rain Outfit by StevenPepi Princess Luna's Rain Outfit :iconstevenpepi:StevenPepi 3 0 Lifesize OC Keena plush with socks by RosaMariposaCrafts Lifesize OC Keena plush with socks :iconrosamariposacrafts:RosaMariposaCrafts 45 12 raincoat by Exclusionzone raincoat :iconexclusionzone:Exclusionzone 60 2 Pinkie Pie - In Shock - Wait! Stop! by TomFraggle Pinkie Pie - In Shock - Wait! Stop! :icontomfraggle:TomFraggle 45 2 Rainfall Bloom headshot by INowISeeI Rainfall Bloom headshot :iconinowiseei:INowISeeI 199 22 Shocked Twilight by IronM17 Shocked Twilight :iconironm17:IronM17 71 2 Rainfall Bloom (Animated) by Rodrigues404 Rainfall Bloom (Animated) :iconrodrigues404:Rodrigues404 861 29 Squeaky Clean MLP RP OC by SweetButtonPie Squeaky Clean MLP RP OC :iconsweetbuttonpie:SweetButtonPie 2 2 Raffle Prize - Peachy Swirl by VioletDanka-n-Silly Raffle Prize - Peachy Swirl :iconvioletdanka-n-silly:VioletDanka-n-Silly 31 3 Raffle Prize - Aqua Song by VioletDanka-n-Silly Raffle Prize - Aqua Song :iconvioletdanka-n-silly:VioletDanka-n-Silly 24 2 Rarity Day 2017 by harwicks-art Rarity Day 2017 :iconharwicks-art:harwicks-art 565 33 Rainfall Bloom by INowISeeI Rainfall Bloom :iconinowiseei:INowISeeI 254 24 LittleHearts by EbusukuAbalindi LittleHearts :iconebusukuabalindi:EbusukuAbalindi 6 2 [MLP FiM x Winx Club] Icy by DashieMLPFiM [MLP FiM x Winx Club] Icy :icondashiemlpfim:DashieMLPFiM 162 36 Rainy Day by Magestii Rainy Day :iconmagestii:Magestii 10 2

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Applejack's Red Umbrella
This is another request from StevenPepi.

It'll be a while before I have time for these; I've got eighty frames of Celestia's mane to put together, and then another 80 frames of her tail to put together!
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Celestia's Rain Outfit
This is a request from StevenPepi, and it's been a long time coming.  First I had to find an episode of the TV show that showed Celestia walking in profile, and that showed her whole walk's animation (Celestial Advice).  Then I had to create a base for that walk-animation, and it took several tries to get that right---and even now, there's some room for improvement!

Fortunately, I think Steven was okay with me doing this request for him without animating Celestia's mane and tail---those have 80 frames each, and it could be months before I get done with them!

Also fortunately, I have the perfect excuse to not animate them:  since it's a rain-outfit that I'm drawing for him, and since her mane and tail stick out way past her umbrella, she'd somehow need to tie up or cover up her mane and tail in order to keep them dry.  So I drew plastic covers over her mane and tail; those are keeping them from moving.

Apart from that, I mostly stuck to Steven's original design; I gave her a very wide-brimmed rainhat---wide enough to keep her whole horn protected.  I also gave her an umbrella with her mane's colors.  I hope that it's okay that the umbrella and the pocket on her raincoat move about as much as they do; I tried to give the impression that her rain jacket is stretching a little as she moves her legs.

Besides the plastic mane/tail coverings, pretty much the only difference I had between this outfit and Steven's design is that her front hooves are being protected with boots.  I figure those can step into puddles just as easily as her hind hooves...!

I hope this is what you were looking for, Steven!
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Celestia Wireframe Base
This is a wireframe base of Celestia, made to be to-scale with the existing pony pixelart animations that are everywhere.

I realized that there weren't any bases for Celestia pixelart out there, so I found an animation of her walking pretty much horizontally on the show (season 7 episode 1, Celestial Advice), took pictures of it on my iPhone while going frame-by-frame using Quicktime, went into MS Paint with those pictures as a base, and this is what I came up with!

You'll likely need to expand it horizontally to fit her hair...and her hair is going to be a doozy to animate; it'll be a while before I'll be able to get that animation done!  I got screenshots of her mane's full animation, I think from the Royal Problem episode, and it was eighty frames long!  So was her tail's animation, for that matter.  (Wish me luck!)

Anyhow, use this base to your heart's content.  I'd prefer it if you credited me!
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Celestia walk animation (unmoving hair)
This is kind of a work-in-progress; StevenPepi requested that I create an animation of Celestia wearing a jacket, rainboots, rainhat, and umbrella, and this is how far I've gotten with Celestia's walking animation so far.

I realized that there aren't any animations of Celestia that are scaled to the same size as most other pony pixelart animations, so I've taken it on myself to provide some.  Probably within the week, I'll have some bases on in my scraps folder, and then (depending on Steven's feedback) I'll either start on the mane and tail animations (which will take a LONG time, as they're 80 frames each!) or I'll start on a version of his request that doesn't have animated hair.

Whichever one I do first, though, I know I want to animate her hair before I call this project done---I think the fandom deserves a base of her hair, animated!
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celestia wireframe gait test D
This is a rough draft of a base animation of Celestia walking.  I've spent the better part of the weekend working on it as part of a request from StevenPepi.  You can tell from the filename that it's about the fourth draft so far---I've had some setbacks.

Unfortunately, I can see that it still needs some work; at the very least, Celestia's front-left leg's animation needs to be at least a little redone.  The animation of it swinging forward jumps a little in the middle; I need to fix that.

If anyone spots anything else wrong with it or sees ways it could be improved, please let me know.
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Wish me luck, everypony!  Tonight's the night I upgrade to Windows 10!

I say "wish me luck" because I've heard horror stories---face-to-face from a human being who had this happen to him, mind---that, if anything goes wrong with the upgrade, and you call Microsoft for tech support, then Microsoft sends all your computer's data to a company in India, and that Indian company basically allows hackers free reign on your machine!  It's been on the news, but Microsoft just. doesn't. care!

If anything goes wrong with the upgrade, then I expect I'll need to get a new computer!  I've backed up all my data on my external hard disk and disconnected it, I've moved anything I can think of that's sensetive onto the same external hard disk, and I plan to erase all my cookies before the upgrade happens.  But I could be shopping for a new laptop on Tuesday if this doesn't work out...!

Cross your fingers!

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I got bit by the brony-bug in 2010, and ever since 2012, I've been working on a fan-project to make a platformer fangame that lets you play as any of the main six and switch between them on-the-fly. It's still a work-in-progress.

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StevenPepi Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2017
A big h b d to Tom!
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LookOutHereComesTom Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2017
Thanks :)

Hopefully some time next week, I can do a request or two---I've not erased them from my notifications; I hope to get around to them.  I'd like to see Celestia animated and clothed; I'm just a little too busy at the moment to start on a project like that.
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StevenPepi Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2017
I wanna see an animated version of Pear Butter in her winter outfit. stevenpepi.deviantart.com/art/…
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TeacherSteve35 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
hello
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LookOutHereComesTom Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2017
Hi!
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TeacherSteve35 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
do you help out on fangames
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LookOutHereComesTom Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2017
Well, yes and no:  at the moment, I'm building my own fangame engine from scratch using Java, and I'm building it specifically so that other bronies can use it to make their own platformer games (it includes a level editor).  I've been working on this fangame/editor project since 2012, and I've still got a long ways to go with it---as I'm juggling this platformer and a few other projects, I can't really take on much more of a workload.

That being said, if you're thinking about making a platformer fangame (for MLP or otherwise) and don't want to do any coding yourself, then my Weather Factory Meltdown game engine might be right for you---it was designed to allow a user with just MS Paint and some ideas to make a platform game of their own.

Also, if you'd like to use the images or animations that I've put together, then you can go ahead (though if they're of other people's OCs you should get their permission first, of course :) )
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qrbal Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2017
Toxic-Mario should be banned for drawing foalcon: toxic-mario.deviantart.com/jou….
Maybe he is a clopper?
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HufflesTheCareless Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2017  Student General Artist
I SURVIVE. Hello there!
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