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Brony Thank-You Fund 2013 Calendar - August by AleximusPrime Brony Thank-You Fund 2013 Calendar - August by AleximusPrime
Well a few weeks ago, the Great and Powerful :iconpixelkitties: came and asked me if I was interested in taking part of the 2013 calender project for the Brony Thank-You Fund. www.bronythankyoufund.org/ That's the same organization that is putting together the little brony advertisement that will air on the hub in just a few days...

This was my reaction ---> www.youtube.com/watch?v=Evaoeq…

I was so happy to hear someone was interested enough in my brony fanart to let me in on such a project! I've never made artwork for something like a calender and I've never done anything collaborative like this before! After college is done I would certainly not mind getting more involved with other collaborations such as this one! :D

So my month of choice was August and keeping with the whole summertime theme, I thought something beach-related would be fitting. I was going to make a pic like this a while ago but the closing of summer caused me to put it off (much like it has with the Copperponies sadly) then the idea of using it for this project came to mind so here it is. It took quite a while to do and is comprised of not one but several very large image files of each character and the background. Quite a lot of work, so much so that I had to make an entire folder for it in my MLP folder on my computer! And this is vexel artwork done in Paint and Paint.net! No Photoshop or Illustrator here folks! :D

Thank you ever so much for letting me in on this rare opportunity, PixelKitties, it means a lot to me! :hug:

This link directs you to the page for you to order the calender. >>> www.bronythankyoufund.org/?q=2… <<< There are dates included in it like conventions and the birthdays of the MLPFIM staff and more importantly, all proceeds will be used to fund the Derpy Hooves Animation Scholarship at CalArts so BUY IT!!

Other artists who participated:
January - :iconautobotgirl:
February - :iconlilytrader:
March - :iconjohnjoseco: Coming soon...
April - :iconfetchbeer:
May - :iconpixelkitties: fav.me/d5kflaq
June - :iconpixelkitties:'s husband pixelkitties.deviantart.com/ar…
July - :icontsitra360: fav.me/d5nr6ev
August - :iconaleximusprime: You're Here!
September - :iconhinoraito:
October - :icontoxic-mario:
November - :iconhezaa: fav.me/d5k96fp
December - :iconegophiliac:

MLP Hasbro
FiM Lauren Faust

EDIT: Featured on Equestria Daily! www.equestriadaily.com/2012/11… I thought they might save it for a post just about the calendar linking to all the art once it's done but this is good too. :)

EDIT 2: Just thought I'd update the post to remind everyone that all the BTYF calendars are currently set on this page so you new watchers of mine may not know that I made that pic! :3
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:iconboykinwolf:
This is very well drawn, the shading and highllights of the ponies anes amazed me, the swimsuits are adorable and match the ponies personality perfectly. It's almost as if I am right there, watching them play volleyball on the beach. The expressions are very fitting, RD being all like "I'm gonna hand you your flank on a plate." apple jack like "Oh no your not Dashie." Twilight, Fluttershy and pinkie in amazement of their teammates level of play and Rarity like "We got this in the bag" Adding Derpy made it 50% cooler than it would've been without her.
Brohoof /)
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:iconmrmusicalpony:
Same issue as before. you're having some lighting issues. One issue is the light source to begin with. The sun is your light-source, and appears from the top right of your piece of artwork. The sun would be in the background of the picture because of this, but the shadows speak otherwise. Pinkie's shadow goes in front of her when it should be going to her left. Applejack's in working the same way. Derpy's shadow would be farther out, because a shadow would end on the ground through a straight line with your light-source. So it would probably be farther out but also closer up towards the camera. The reason being is drawings a straight line from the brightest part of your light-source, the very corner, and running a straight line through Derpy, then imagining this on and actual 3D plane, I would say it would come down a bit towards the viewer. I know this seems picky, but it actually messes with the depth of the picture in my opinion.

You could have wrote this off with the sun being father out, but then the light would stretch more across the sky in a horizontal angle, and the sky would have to be more orange, because then it would start to go to dusk. With your current light source, Twilight's body shadow would actually be opposite (somewhat) her front would be less shadowed and her side would be a little bit more. Also, what the hell is Rarity looking at? her viewpoint seems to be somewhere above Twilight.

Also, same thing again with the floating characters. AJ's fore-hooves should be more flat, because of the weight being put onto them. Actually, the way you have Rarity's left fore-hoof is perfect.
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Mizumi-No-Okami Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Student General Artist
this reminds me of that scene from top gun
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AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Someone else said that.  Sadly I cannot make a well informed comeback as I have not seen that film... ^^;
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Mizumi-No-Okami Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Student General Artist
it's okay, the movie is worth watching once, if you have like an afternoon free or something, i wouldn't go out of my way to watch it
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EquestrianDefender Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
ssssmexyyyy
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TomFraggle Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
Very nice.  Love it!  :+fav:
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PeachLover94 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Student General Artist
Is it just me, or does it look like a Ponyfied scene from Top Gun?!
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AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
uh.............what?
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PeachLover94 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Student General Artist
I mean, there was a big beach volleyball scene in 1986's "Top Gun" with the main male characters (Tom "Maverick" Cruise and Val "Iceman" Kilmer). I just thought that a beach volleyball scene like this in some sense parodied Top Gun, like Wonderbolt Academy did.
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AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oh, well I haven't seen Top Gun so I can't say it was inspired by that.
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PeachLover94 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Student General Artist
You don't have to. I never really got into that movie anyway.
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