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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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:iconmizumi-no-okami:
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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:iconaleximusprime:
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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:iconmizumi-no-okami:
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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:icontomfraggle:
TomFraggle Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
Very nice.  Love it!  :+fav:
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:iconpeachlover94:
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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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
uh.............what?
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:iconpeachlover94:
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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:iconaleximusprime:
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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:iconpeachlover94:
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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:icontiffanykip:
tiffanykip Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist

DERPY!! <3

 

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:iconswanlullaby:
SwanLullaby Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool scene!
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:iconjetjk3:
JETJK3 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
Best Referee Pony!
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:icondumdodoor:
Dumdodoor Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heads up! One cute and awesome monthly cover is kewl as ever! xD
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:iconmelchiorflyer:
MelchiorFlyer Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I want this calendar! XD 
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It was available to buy at BronyCon and I dunno if it's available to order anymore but we may have more coming in the future.  Sadly we weren't able to get one for 2014 put together due to some copyright issues but hopefully we can get around them next year.
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:iconmelchiorflyer:
MelchiorFlyer Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope so! Because I really like them!
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:iconjosiah-shockency-jcs:
Josiah-Shockency-JCS Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
HEADS UP!!!!
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:iconamberreaper:
AmberReaper Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesommmee!
:meow:
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:iconpananovich:
PANANOVICH Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
Nothing better than Derpy as a referee. I mean, how would you be able to arrange the match when there´s one of the most loyal pegasus controlling it? (Besides bribing her with muffins, of course).
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:icondarkmagedragon:
DarkMageDragon Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
Ponies in Bikini's, SCORE!!!!
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:iconstar-peace:
Star-Peace Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
flanks, flanks everywhere :heart:_:heart: fantastic job dude, the fact that it only took you 2 weeks is very impressive, you did good sir...You did good :)
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!  Yeah, it was a complex image but I worked hard and made sure I did it right cuz it was my first pic to appear in a product that was mass produced and that others out there can buy!
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:iconalexanderhunt88:
alexanderhunt88 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Those clothing :D
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, if they can wear dresses then they're perfectly capable of wearing bikinis too I'll bet!  :3
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:iconalexanderhunt88:
alexanderhunt88 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like them
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:iconflutterguy96:
Flutterguy96 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
Belly bras... because fuck logic! :p
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, if ponies can wear dresses, they can certainly wear bikinis too!  :3
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:iconmhultimate2013dw:
MHUltimate2013DW Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Student General Artist
LOL Derpy as the Referee!!!
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:iconpeachlover94:
PeachLover94 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Derpy Hooves never ceases to amaze me with her appearances!
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:iconanimatedluigi15:
AnimatedLuigi15 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
Reminds me of Dead or Alive Xtreme Volleyball 1 and 2 O_O
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Uh...........ok........
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:iconanimatedluigi15:
AnimatedLuigi15 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
I know, I regretted putting that there
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:iconikamusumefan06:
IkaMusumeFan06 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yo must to put in july, no august because is back to school
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have no idea what you just said.
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:iconikamusumefan06:
IkaMusumeFan06 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i said, in august is back to school
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Are you trying to say that this pic should be school-related because IN August people are GOING back go school?
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:iconikamusumefan06:
IkaMusumeFan06 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well I've graduated so it no longer applies to me. :P
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:iconikamusumefan06:
IkaMusumeFan06 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ok
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:iconhotchoctea100:
Hotchoctea100 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
.......wow all i can say is wow you must of worked so hard to make this and i think this is well made :)
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It was one of my biggest projects but it was worth it!
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:iconhotchoctea100:
Hotchoctea100 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
well it's a pretty damn good project you made how long did it take to make it?
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
about 2 weeks.
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:iconhotchoctea100:
Hotchoctea100 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
wow
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:iconluchocas:
Luchocas Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why all good calendars had snow in January?
To the other half of the world, it's summer in January :/
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Because most of the artists are American and the calendar was produced in America.
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:iconluchocas:
Luchocas Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it was a rhetorical question, but thanks for answering.
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:iconwafflekirby:
WAFFLEKIRBY Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Binkie Butt.
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