asktoolaroola:

We interrupt the interminable wait for a conclusion to the art jail arc to bring you this announcement: Thank you all so much! So let’s celebrate! 
Firstly, I plan to finally finish this arc this weekend! Then back to silly one-off posts.
Secondly, let me draw your attention to a wonderful place to commission beautiful art and help a great person, asktherain. Check this post by askthepsp for commission info!
Thirdly, I will foolishly do one of those milestone giveaway things! In watercolor! I’m a fool! Here’s the rules:
Taking entries by submission only, submit either a picture reference of your character or a link to a picture ref, with colors. One character per entrant only: if there are more in the ref then I will choose one. Non-pony characters are welcome! (I’d like to keep things MLP-related, but I’d welcome a chance to try drawing dragons, griffons, etc.)
I’m doing these in pencil and watercolor at very small scale (2.5x3.5 inches), so I have to simplify a lot. No cutie marks, and details will inevitably get fudged/left out. Toola in the pic above is an example of what I’m aiming for, at best.
Don’t expect super creative poses (again, see above :P ).
Submit by the end of Monday September 1. I haven’t decided how many I’ll do; I’ll have to see how long the process is. I apologize in advance if I don’t paint your character.
Thanks again!

Daytime reblog!

asktoolaroola:

We interrupt the interminable wait for a conclusion to the art jail arc to bring you this announcement: Thank you all so much! So let’s celebrate!

Firstly, I plan to finally finish this arc this weekend! Then back to silly one-off posts.

Secondly, let me draw your attention to a wonderful place to commission beautiful art and help a great person, asktherain. Check this post by askthepsp for commission info!

Thirdly, I will foolishly do one of those milestone giveaway things! In watercolor! I’m a fool! Here’s the rules:

  1. Taking entries by submission only, submit either a picture reference of your character or a link to a picture ref, with colors. One character per entrant only: if there are more in the ref then I will choose one. Non-pony characters are welcome! (I’d like to keep things MLP-related, but I’d welcome a chance to try drawing dragons, griffons, etc.)
  2. I’m doing these in pencil and watercolor at very small scale (2.5x3.5 inches), so I have to simplify a lot. No cutie marks, and details will inevitably get fudged/left out. Toola in the pic above is an example of what I’m aiming for, at best.
  3. Don’t expect super creative poses (again, see above :P ).
  4. Submit by the end of Monday September 1. I haven’t decided how many I’ll do; I’ll have to see how long the process is. I apologize in advance if I don’t paint your character.

Thanks again!

Daytime reblog!

We interrupt the interminable wait for a conclusion to the art jail arc to bring you this announcement: Thank you all so much! So let’s celebrate! 
Firstly, I plan to finally finish this arc this weekend! Then back to silly one-off posts.
Secondly, let me draw your attention to a wonderful place to commission beautiful art and help a great person, asktherain. Check this post by askthepsp for commission info!
Thirdly, I will foolishly do one of those milestone giveaway things! In watercolor! I’m a fool! Here’s the rules:
Taking entries by submission only, submit either a picture reference of your character or a link to a picture ref, with colors. One character per entrant only: if there are more in the ref then I will choose one. Non-pony characters are welcome! (I’d like to keep things MLP-related, but I’d welcome a chance to try drawing dragons, griffons, etc.)
I’m doing these in pencil and watercolor at very small scale (2.5x3.5 inches), so I have to simplify a lot. No cutie marks, and details will inevitably get fudged/left out. Toola in the pic above is an example of what I’m aiming for, at best.
Don’t expect super creative poses (again, see above :P ).
Submit by the end of Monday September 1. I haven’t decided how many I’ll do; I’ll have to see how long the process is. I apologize in advance if I don’t paint your character.
Thanks again!

We interrupt the interminable wait for a conclusion to the art jail arc to bring you this announcement: Thank you all so much! So let’s celebrate!

Firstly, I plan to finally finish this arc this weekend! Then back to silly one-off posts.

Secondly, let me draw your attention to a wonderful place to commission beautiful art and help a great person, asktherain. Check this post by askthepsp for commission info!

Thirdly, I will foolishly do one of those milestone giveaway things! In watercolor! I’m a fool! Here’s the rules:

  1. Taking entries by submission only, submit either a picture reference of your character or a link to a picture ref, with colors. One character per entrant only: if there are more in the ref then I will choose one. Non-pony characters are welcome! (I’d like to keep things MLP-related, but I’d welcome a chance to try drawing dragons, griffons, etc.)
  2. I’m doing these in pencil and watercolor at very small scale (2.5x3.5 inches), so I have to simplify a lot. No cutie marks, and details will inevitably get fudged/left out. Toola in the pic above is an example of what I’m aiming for, at best.
  3. Don’t expect super creative poses (again, see above :P ).
  4. Submit by the end of Monday September 1. I haven’t decided how many I’ll do; I’ll have to see how long the process is. I apologize in advance if I don’t paint your character.

Thanks again!

jezendar:

More overdue birthday art, this time for Pocket Sized and Toola Roola. Happy belated birthday!
Since I was so overdue on giftart for both of these two, I wanted to create a picture featuring both of them. After thinking for a bit, I rememberd that Ambrose had created this picture, inspired by his acquisition of this figure, and realized that Pocket was a perfect candidate for a bit of face painting. Hence the picture above.
I wasn’t sure what to do about hair strokes, as Ambrose just uses black lines instead of the colored lines used in the show. So I did a little research via Google, and discovered two things:
1: There apparently aren’t a lot of decent quality screenshots of G3 ponies online.
2: The official Toola has a differently colored line for each of her mane and tail colors. She also seems to use variant palettes throughout her existence, but this line color style still holds true throughout all the pics I found.
I didn’t really want to use six different line colors, due to the work need to extrapolate all of those from Ambrose’s Toola design. But I also didn’t want to just use a single color (black or otherwise) a la Rainbow Dash, because I didn’t believe it would fit with Toola’s color placement. But during my research I stumbled upon this picture by Fluffomaru, which provided me with a solution. Use two colors for the lines: one color is used for Toola’s mane, and the second for her tail. Getting these colors was as simple as taking the orange and dark purple colors in Ambrose’s design and editing their hue and lightness a bit. I also ended up lightening up his default red slightly, to better fit it into this setup.
dA link: Face Painting

((Wow, this was a delightful surprise—thank you Jezendar!! I love the expression (though Toola would be secretly into the face runes). ))

jezendar:

More overdue birthday art, this time for Pocket Sized and Toola Roola. Happy belated birthday!

Since I was so overdue on giftart for both of these two, I wanted to create a picture featuring both of them. After thinking for a bit, I rememberd that Ambrose had created this picture, inspired by his acquisition of this figure, and realized that Pocket was a perfect candidate for a bit of face painting. Hence the picture above.

I wasn’t sure what to do about hair strokes, as Ambrose just uses black lines instead of the colored lines used in the show. So I did a little research via Google, and discovered two things:

1: There apparently aren’t a lot of decent quality screenshots of G3 ponies online.

2: The official Toola has a differently colored line for each of her mane and tail colors. She also seems to use variant palettes throughout her existence, but this line color style still holds true throughout all the pics I found.

I didn’t really want to use six different line colors, due to the work need to extrapolate all of those from Ambrose’s Toola design. But I also didn’t want to just use a single color (black or otherwise) a la Rainbow Dash, because I didn’t believe it would fit with Toola’s color placement. But during my research I stumbled upon this picture by Fluffomaru, which provided me with a solution. Use two colors for the lines: one color is used for Toola’s mane, and the second for her tail. Getting these colors was as simple as taking the orange and dark purple colors in Ambrose’s design and editing their hue and lightness a bit. I also ended up lightening up his default red slightly, to better fit it into this setup.

dA link: Face Painting

((Wow, this was a delightful surprise—thank you Jezendar!! I love the expression (though Toola would be secretly into the face runes). ))

I owe you one, Yuta!
To be continued…

I owe you one, Yuta!

To be continued…

Help me Yuta Kihova, you’re my only hope!

Help me Yuta Kihova, you’re my only hope!


…It’s kind of a (really messy) quickie, but hope you like it ! Happy birthday ! 

((Thanks so much, thekuto! I love it!))

…It’s kind of a (really messy) quickie, but hope you like it ! 
Happy birthday ! 

((Thanks so much, thekuto! I love it!))

Still hanging out with askspades in art jail. I thought he could provide the traditional soundtrack…

Still hanging out with askspades in art jail. I thought he could provide the traditional soundtrack…

askthepsp:

Pardon the chicken scratch.

Anyway, for those interested, here’s a few of the pictures I have finished out of that project. I wanted to make a video of Pocket walking with/past all of my followers (from the beginning to the most recent). Even cutting blogs that didn’t seem active, ones with references that weren’t available/easy to find, etc. there were just too many ponies. I have all the sketches done, but I just couldn’t will myself to line and color them all. I’m sorry. I may or may not pick this back up and eventually complete it, but for now, I’m fried. I bit off far too much to chew and now I have to lay in the bed I’ve made.

I’ve gone on about how busy I am, but in a way, I haven’t been completely truthful. Had I planned better, and maybe worked harder, I could have feesibly gotten this done. But I’ve been….distracted, as of late. With what/whom? I will announce that after Bronycon. ;3 But that does not excuse my negligence. At the same time, however, it’s not like I was obligated to do what I was planning on doing. I just have ridiculous ideas, sometimes and just as ridiculous expectations! ;P

But again, thank you all! Thanks for sticking with me for the (almost) year. And maybe when the con is over, I’ve rested some, and am not so tired of pastel ponies, I’ll have more updates, answers, etc. [Knowing me, I’ll prolly draw stuff come tomorrow…but for today, I’m done. XD]

Positive post 5/5

(^Toola Roola and PocketSized by Pocketmod)

((Pocket, this is so amazing! Everyone should click through and see just how many ponies you drew! Thanks so much for including Toola, and drawing all the cute ponies, and streaming too! ))

Housekeeping Post

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New Buttons:

Only Replies gives all asks answered by Toola (tag #replies)

Only Toola gives all posts where I drew Toola (tag #mytoola)

New Mod Blog: toolamod.tumblr.com which will feature non-toola pony art I happen to draw and occasional reblogs.

askspades:

Whoops.

Hold up, I didn’t mean for that to happen. Can I go again? I dropped Doug on the way in… I need him to dig my out. Mister Officer? Sir?

Because SOME THINGS should not happen quietly. They should be broadcast publicly and shared for everyone to see! Paintings! Art! Low Speed High Altitude Hot Air Balloon Chases! Everything is happening to Miss ToolaRoola at the moment! Why don’t you head on over and see!

I hope her escape plan is better than my one…

Aww, Spades, so nice of you to visit! I wish it was in better circumstances…