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September 21, 2005
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Spotted Slug Pony by hollowzero Spotted Slug Pony by hollowzero
I forgot to upload this one. :o

This was done for Spotted Slug as an art trade thing, that of course I forgot about along the way.. Anyways I had alot of fun with this, I tried out some new stuff with watercolor. This is only my..second picture with tube watercolors, I think. I was reluctant with using the black lineart for this, but I think it turned out alot better than if I hadn't given any lineart at all. o.o It took me a VERY long time to get accurate colors on Photoshop, though. But I found I was just using the wrong filter on the scanner. :lol:

If you want some oddness though..I knew that Spotted had a good sense of humor, and her ponysona is distracted by things easily, so I added those flying slugs. Wouldn't you know, that she came up with this idea in a book she's writing (before I drew this picture)..and I had never seen or heard of butterfly slugs before. Odd coincidence. :lol: This picture now resides with Spotted. :)

Materials: watercolor paper (Blick Student type..I'm cheap), Reeves watercolors (the small tubes, also cheap), size 4 and size 4/0 brushes, faber castell pens, and my pigma micron 005
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Phenometron Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
This pony loves slugs.
baffledBITS Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Student General Artist
Those flying slugs are the cutest thing I've ever seen :D
I love that blue mane of hers.
hollowzero Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
baffledBITS Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Student General Artist
You're welcome :]
AmberLoveVixicat Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
Cutesiest damn slugs I have ever seen!
CrunchyMole Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2006
AWESOME! She's so adorable. :aww: I love it soo much! :love: :+fav:
ChaloDillo Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
you know, this pic has a quality feel to it. it leave me staring at it and enjoying all its details.

I must say this has a very good technique, I like the colors and how they were aplied. good work!
ZebraRaine Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2005
Art trades are so much fun, aren't they? I have to say, the winged slugs are just too cute! I mean, Sluggerflies. I love SS's's so innocent! She's amazed by something so small and unimportant. That's just adorable. :D You did a great job-- especially for your 2nd time with the watercolors! Only your second time? WOW. I would do an art trade with you sometime, but I haven't really had any artistic talent appear lately...haha.
hollowzero Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, they're fun when everyone gets their trade that is. :p Hehe. Yeah, I tried to make the slugs look 'pudgy' abit. I've dealt with quite a few in my time. o.o

Why thank you, I knew I'd draw her distracted by something..but this wasn't an ordinary something, so I tried to make her look a slight bit stunned as well. :lol: Yeah, my second time with tube watercolors.. Before this, my watercolors were just these cheap pan ones..that came in this cheapo kit that was many years old. They worked pretty well for being so cheap, but they clumped alot, wasn't pretty. I knew tube watercolors were expensive though, well until recently.. Again, it's a cheap brand, but they work pretty well. =)

Heh, no problem..I'm busy lately anyway, got a few trades and commissions to (still) get done. :(
Foxy-Gabi Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2005
*melts* cute!
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