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Noctis sketches by Vindhov Noctis sketches :iconvindhov:Vindhov 654 41 Flying by Vindhov Flying :iconvindhov:Vindhov 827 29 Then and now by Vindhov Then and now :iconvindhov:Vindhov 517 21 Fancy by Vindhov Fancy :iconvindhov:Vindhov 518 35 Story time with mama Twi by Vindhov Story time with mama Twi :iconvindhov:Vindhov 647 25 Tree Kicking by Vindhov Tree Kicking :iconvindhov:Vindhov 377 26 COMM: Poisonous Flower Snake by Vindhov COMM: Poisonous Flower Snake :iconvindhov:Vindhov 948 30 Sketch Dump: Petit and Velvet by Vindhov Sketch Dump: Petit and Velvet :iconvindhov:Vindhov 421 31 Stay away from my sister by Vindhov Stay away from my sister :iconvindhov:Vindhov 516 54 Woona and Celly by Vindhov Woona and Celly :iconvindhov:Vindhov 755 22 Don't look at me! by Vindhov Don't look at me! :iconvindhov:Vindhov 602 43 Do not fret princess by Vindhov Do not fret princess :iconvindhov:Vindhov 580 21 Finished Fullbody: DiscoRax 2 by Vindhov Finished Fullbody: DiscoRax 2 :iconvindhov:Vindhov 214 18 Finished Fullbody: TempEr 1 by Vindhov Finished Fullbody: TempEr 1 :iconvindhov:Vindhov 184 5 Finished Fullbody: TempEr 2 by Vindhov Finished Fullbody: TempEr 2 :iconvindhov:Vindhov 155 3 Finished Fullbody: LunaShy 1 by Vindhov Finished Fullbody: LunaShy 1 :iconvindhov:Vindhov 162 5

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Many of you have probably already seen :iconlopoddity:'s journal:
  Cringey Pony OC Challengefigured my last status would work better as a journal SO
I've got a little challenge for all my artists that love making MLP OCs~
if you want to, i'd sure appreciate if ya'll would design the "cringiest", most "mary-sue/gary stu" pony your brain can concoct, and submit your design to this journal in a comment. I'd like to do a piece about how cringe culture restricts our freedom as makers and consumers of content, so I'll be picking one of your "cringe" designs and drawing it! I'd like to make clear that this is not meant to be mean-spirited, your mock OC will be drawn respectfully, and hopefully be used to get those haters of "cringe-y OCs" to question why they feel the need to mock other people's harmless interests.
You can go however nuts you want. Break every OC-designing rule, design however you goddamn want. Wanna show me a rainbow-haired alicorn with jewel eyes and two sets of wings? Go for it! Make a black and red overpowered dark lord that cries ink black tears.
 leading up to this picture who I recommend you all read the description of:  It's About Having Fun~ by Lopoddity

This journal was made to challenge people to draw/show their own characters that could be considered cringey in a way, and to bring to light how unecessary and damaging the cringe culture can be. Everyone should feel allowed to draw whatever they want without having to feel judged or fear that it will be accused of being cringey. 

I haven't had any of my art called cringeworthy online, but I'm constantly feeling this overhanging fear of showing my art to people in real life because of what I draw. I draw ponies. Colorful cartoon horses in probably way more complicated and 'mature' stories and scenarios than they would ever show in the actual kids show. Why? Because I like it and thinks it's fun. So why does it feel so dangerous to admit to people?

I am terribly afraid of being judged by others so whenever my art is brought up with people I dont know I always play it off as a dumb hobby of mine and that I know how to draw "real" stuff too before I even show them anything. Maybe I'm talking down about myself before they do? Maybe it's to show they don't have power over me by telling me i'm childish because I already know that I am? Probably. 

It's a anxiety filled roller coaster that always leave me surprised when people out in 'the real world' like my stuff. 

Putting it in text like this really makes me realise that it's just destructive towards myself to assume that everyone is going to dissapprove of my drawings before I've even shown them. I'm not looking for people to tell me I'm great and cheer me on so please don't (even though that is very kind of you) I just want to share and better understand myself by sorta rambling/venting.

Me limiting myself don't really stop there though as I have found that there are certain things I'm actively avoiding when drawing. Lop's journal made me realize that there are things I would like to draw but don't in fear of being called wierd since I haven't seen much other art on the subject. Body types are one of them. I have actively been avoiding doing certain body types such as plus-sized characters for fear of people pointing out they are wierd or made as  some sort of fetish-fuel.  

I also have some limiting issues with markings and the fact that I avoid appaloosas and dots as much as possible for some reason. 

So here we come to the point of this whole post. I particapated in the challenge to make a "cringy" design for me based on things I would never normally do and I feel... liberated

Cringe? by Vindhov

In all honesty, I love her.
I will keep pushing myself to do more of what I really want and not worry so much. Take pride in my colorful horses and stop belittling myself for the art I love drawing.

We should all stop worrying and just have more fun. Loosen up a bit and do what we want. 

EDIT: you know what I'm feeling empowered. I am going to share my gallery with some people who doesn't know what I draw and just show them my sparkly rainbow colored horses. 


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Sara von Vind
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Hi there.
My name is Sara and this right here is my gallery.

I like to see myself as an illustrator and storyteller, not a great one but I try. As of right now my head is stuck on MLP nextgens but I occasionally do other stuff as well, such as SU, Undertale and original works.

I also enjoy sculpting and sewing.
One of my goals is to get fairly decent at sewing plushies and clothes.

I am a huge game nerd and when I'm not drawing or working on something else I will most likely play computer games.


Detroit: become human

...this game...

...this game does things to me.

This is everything I love all rolled up in one.

Dystopian society
Interesting/likeable characters
Engaging world and story
Ethical morality
Fun character interactions (looking at you Hank and Conner)

Im honestly considering buying a PS4 just so I can play this one game
The feeling when you finally have time to draw but you're sick so you can't focus properly on anything.
I'm sick and entertaining myself with silly 'what if' ideas. 
Here's one:

Sparkle kids by Vindhov

'What if Twilight's kids all had the same other parent?'

I've been thinking a bit of changing Marigold's dad to Flash Sentry as well since it opens up for some different story ideas, but I'm way too attached to her design to go through with it (for now) I'll let my brain brew on it a while longer see where I end up.
Pixel: Rainbow Heart Thank you all for all the lovely birthday wishes! Pixel: Rainbow Heart 

Im at a slight loss of what to say, I'm so happy and grateful for all the lovely comments and art pieces that I got. I will try to reply to as many as I can but I apologize before hand if it takes a while. 

Again thank you all so much you made me so very happy! :heart: rvmp 
I know Eurovision is one of the dumbest contests out there, but there is something about all the godamn predictable cheesyness i just love.

That and the overuse of glitter and shiny lights! <3

Go sweden I guess!

Testing out some new colors on Scarlet to make her fit in with the family a bit more. Which one do you prefer? 

303 deviants said Red head!
117 deviants said Brunette!
6 deviants said I have another suggestion (comment down below!)


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Paralissa Featured By Owner 13 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't help but wonder if Parasite and Love Letter would bond over them both being girls with beards lol. Probably not very likely, but I thought it'd be a cute idea.
Nautilus18 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2018
You know what I always was curious about, if Luna controls the stars, and the sun is a star, wouldn't that mean she has powers connected to it as well?
Vindhov Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I always saw it as Luna just having control of the Moon. Maybe Celestia controls all stars but just mention her having control of the closest one
Nautilus18 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2018
What if she just secretly moves the Earth around the Sun instead of the other way around.

Cause her magic must be strong to move something far larger than the planet that is also 92.96 million miles away.

And Iv'e always wondered, how much better would Silver's relationship with Rainbow be if she looked exactly like her mother and was just as good at flying (I know that doesn't effect the way Rainbow views Silver but it's more as something they would have in common.)
Vindhov Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe space doesnt exist the same way in equestria as it does here. Maybe all the celestial bodies are a lot smaller in the sky or maybe just straight up projections that fill the same purpose.
Maybe the sky is fake a dome or magical barrier surrounding everything, like if you could fly high enough you would hit a wall.

Just what if things, its fun to imagine differences between Equestria and our world.

It would probably still be pretty strained, maybe they would have hung out more and practiced but Rainbow would still have struggled to actually connect with her daughter.
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AshleyxBrooke Featured By Owner May 19, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey there! :la:

Nice art :wow:  If you're ever looking to share your work with other people, live, you should check out #ThumbHub on dAmn (Did you know we had a chat system!? A lot of people don't :( ) We get a lot of great artists popping in to share their work and it varies from Traditional art, to photography, to poetry :) Also a great place to gain more exposure for your art AND to make some new friends xx

Hope to see you there some time :heart:

Fruitsallad5 Featured By Owner May 18, 2018  New Deviant
Ah shit. Sorry. Missade din födelsedag. Grattis i efterskott! 
isaacboom Featured By Owner May 17, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday, Sara!

Cool gallery btw. Uppies 
art-and-a-half Featured By Owner May 17, 2018  Hobbyist
Happy birthday!
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