I’m really sorry guys. I do this to you literally every single time, and while I’d like to think that while usually your patience is rewarded, it won’t be this time.

As you can probably tell, this last update has been killing me, and while I only have two panels left to draw, I just can’t do it they way I have been. The shading especially so. So while I’ll probably keep the completed panels the way they are, from this point on everything’s gonna look a lot more simple.

Again, I’m really sorry. Thanks everyone who’s stuck by despite the lack of anything.

And don’t worry, I’m keeping track of how many EA pages I owe you all (Four if I remember correctly) and now that I have livestream working, I’m planning on doing some stream art giveaways (provided there’s any interest).

"A melody softly soaring through my atmosphere" 
~
I used painting practice as an excuse to make some gift art for the awesome Operetta! I adore her singing, and I’m personally really excited to see if we’ll find out what her cutie mark will be! 

Please keep rocking out dear, you’re wonderful!

(Also I’m sorry I made her eyes green, I know they’re yellow, but I couldn’t get the painting to co-operate with me, so the green eyes stayed)
~
Painting Details:
Approx 2.5 hours (2 hours Operetta, 30 min background)
1 layer + Background
2 brushes
Made in FireAlpaca
Quote from Where Soul meets Body, Death Cab for Cutie

"A melody softly soaring through my atmosphere" 

~

I used painting practice as an excuse to make some gift art for the awesome Operetta! I adore her singing, and I’m personally really excited to see if we’ll find out what her cutie mark will be! 

Please keep rocking out dear, you’re wonderful!

(Also I’m sorry I made her eyes green, I know they’re yellow, but I couldn’t get the painting to co-operate with me, so the green eyes stayed)

~

Painting Details:

Approx 2.5 hours (2 hours Operetta, 30 min background)

1 layer + Background

2 brushes

Made in FireAlpaca

Quote from Where Soul meets Body, Death Cab for Cutie

{Terribly sorry about the week’s silence, guys! A whole mess of things happened all at once, from getting a new tablet to the release of New Leaf, and I’ve been a tad overwhelmed with it all! So to reward your patience while I work on the second half of the last update, here’s a practice painting of Silver playing AC:NL!}

Painting Details:
1 hr 45 minutes 
1 layer + Background
2 Brushes
Done in FireAlpaca

{Terribly sorry about the week’s silence, guys! A whole mess of things happened all at once, from getting a new tablet to the release of New Leaf, and I’ve been a tad overwhelmed with it all! So to reward your patience while I work on the second half of the last update, here’s a practice painting of Silver playing AC:NL!}

Painting Details:

1 hr 45 minutes 

1 layer + Background

2 Brushes

Done in FireAlpaca




Gingham Stripe
The Weaver
~
General Information
Nickname: Ginge/Ginger
Human Age: Upper 20s
Talent: Weaving
Current Residence: Darkwood
Current Occupation: Seamstress/weaver at “In a Stitch” tailor shop
Hobbies: Sewing, Trying interesting Recipes, Weaving Tapestries
Likes: Salty food, Green, Lighthearted Arguments, Telling loud jokes
Dislikes: Banging into things, Ponies playing with her loom, Attempts to shortchange artists
Appearance
Gender: Female (Mare)
Height: Short
Pony Type: Unicorn
Mane: Pink to Red-Orange (4 shades); Unclassifiable
Coat: Golden Yellow
Eyes: Apple Green
Cutie Mark: Interlocking Grey Strips
Extra: Blue barrette, Dark Blue Hoop/cuff earrings, often a sticky bandage or two. Left Ear has a small tear.
Relations:
Running Stitch: Boss
Silk Thread: Coworker
Questions Answered:
None
Trivia:
It’s thought that her mane and tail exist primarily in a dimension beyond the third. This is not proven nor supported, but it would explain a couple things. Sort of.
The constant band-aids are warranted by a combination of clumsiness, stubbornness, and, on occasion, the good-ol’-fashioned brawl.
Her hair seems to change colors at random, though it follows a few rules - the four colors are always the same, always represented, and parts of the same color never touch. We tried to figure out why and couldn’t think of anything remotely possible.
Introduced Goldie to Taiyaki.
Her hair can be made to “behave”, though it usually involves hours of work and copious amounts of faith.

Gingham Stripe

The Weaver

~

General Information

  • Nickname: Ginge/Ginger
  • Human Age: Upper 20s
  • Talent: Weaving
  • Current Residence: Darkwood
  • Current Occupation: Seamstress/weaver at “In a Stitch” tailor shop
  • Hobbies: Sewing, Trying interesting Recipes, Weaving Tapestries
  • Likes: Salty food, Green, Lighthearted Arguments, Telling loud jokes
  • Dislikes: Banging into things, Ponies playing with her loom, Attempts to shortchange artists

Appearance

  • Gender: Female (Mare)
  • Height: Short
  • Pony Type: Unicorn
  • Mane: Pink to Red-Orange (4 shades); Unclassifiable
  • Coat: Golden Yellow
  • Eyes: Apple Green
  • Cutie Mark: Interlocking Grey Strips
  • Extra: Blue barrette, Dark Blue Hoop/cuff earrings, often a sticky bandage or two. Left Ear has a small tear.

Relations:

  • Running Stitch: Boss
  • Silk Thread: Coworker

Questions Answered:

  • None

Trivia:

  • It’s thought that her mane and tail exist primarily in a dimension beyond the third. This is not proven nor supported, but it would explain a couple things. Sort of.
  • The constant band-aids are warranted by a combination of clumsiness, stubbornness, and, on occasion, the good-ol’-fashioned brawl.
  • Her hair seems to change colors at random, though it follows a few rules - the four colors are always the same, always represented, and parts of the same color never touch. We tried to figure out why and couldn’t think of anything remotely possible.
  • Introduced Goldie to Taiyaki.
  • Her hair can be made to “behave”, though it usually involves hours of work and copious amounts of faith.



{Careful dear, don’t give yourself whiplash.

Part 1 of the Floral Jewelry Solution, in which we discover that not only is Silver an emotional “rubber band”, but that her hair is partially influenced by her emotions. As for summoning motion lines and transparent punctuation, that’s Ginge’s fault.

Also, the ‘background text’ in the second panel is just random frustrations Silver has experienced trying to make metal flowers. Normally the pieces she works with have a bit of thickness to them, but the petals she tried to work with are very thin, and thus have created a slew of new problems that she normally doesn’t deal with.

And I am so sorry about that fourth panel face. I can’t do realization properly.}

{And yes I did rush the last panel - shush.}

ponydipity:

Silverspin

AGH SHE’S SO PERFECT!!! Thank you so much, and she looks wonderful in braids! *melts from happiness*
If anyone following me is not following ponydipity, do so, do so now! She is awesome and her characters are the bomb and her art is wonderful and her streams are lovely and chillaxed and all in all she is a prettymuch perfect person.
(I’m definitely drawing you a human Cueball)

ponydipity:

Silverspin

AGH SHE’S SO PERFECT!!! Thank you so much, and she looks wonderful in braids! *melts from happiness*

If anyone following me is not following ponydipity, do so, do so now! She is awesome and her characters are the bomb and her art is wonderful and her streams are lovely and chillaxed and all in all she is a prettymuch perfect person.

(I’m definitely drawing you a human Cueball)

Okay, so because next update is planned to be fairly big (2 parts and 3 new characters, oh goodness), it’s taking me a solid bit of time. So here’s something to tide you over for the weekend!

Introducing the Encyclopedia Argenta! (Details below cut)

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GoldenString
The Harpist
~
General Information
Nickname: Goldie
Human Age: Mid 20s
Talent: Harp Playing
Current Residence: Manehatten
Current Occupation: Playing harp in a restaurant (day); singing in a bar (night)
Hobbies: Playing Music, Singing, Going to Concerts, Talking to friends
Likes: Sweet food, String Instruments, Letters, Light gossip
Dislikes: Bitter food, Getting things stuck in her mane, Hurtful rumors, Drunk perverts
Appearance
Gender: Female (Mare)
Height: Very Tall
Pony Type: Earth Pony
Mane: Yellow (4 Shades); Curly
Coat: Light Blue-Green
Eyes: Green
Cutie Mark: Black and White Harp with Yellow strings
Extra: White shoes, thin white shawl, amber shawl pin, red amber earrings
Relations:
SilverSpin: Sister
Running Stitch: Father
Evergreen: Mother
Spectra: Friend/Coworker
Questions Answered:
None
Trivia:
Has a Taiyaki pan and often makes them for weekend breakfasts
Once filled in for second chair harp for the Manehatten Philharmonic Orchestra through a lucky series of events, timing, and generally being in the right place at the right time.
Her shawl and earrings are gifts from her family - her mother found the amber pieces, her sister polished them and assembled the earrings, and her father wove the shawl. 
Often has her hair color changed by her unicorn coworker Spectra in order to match the theme of the bar she sings in. And sometimes just for fun.

GoldenString

The Harpist

~

General Information

  • Nickname: Goldie
  • Human Age: Mid 20s
  • Talent: Harp Playing
  • Current Residence: Manehatten
  • Current Occupation: Playing harp in a restaurant (day); singing in a bar (night)
  • Hobbies: Playing Music, Singing, Going to Concerts, Talking to friends
  • Likes: Sweet food, String Instruments, Letters, Light gossip
  • Dislikes: Bitter food, Getting things stuck in her mane, Hurtful rumors, Drunk perverts

Appearance

  • Gender: Female (Mare)
  • Height: Very Tall
  • Pony Type: Earth Pony
  • Mane: Yellow (4 Shades); Curly
  • Coat: Light Blue-Green
  • Eyes: Green
  • Cutie Mark: Black and White Harp with Yellow strings
  • Extra: White shoes, thin white shawl, amber shawl pin, red amber earrings

Relations:

  • SilverSpin: Sister
  • Running Stitch: Father
  • Evergreen: Mother
  • Spectra: Friend/Coworker

Questions Answered:

  • None

Trivia:

  • Has a Taiyaki pan and often makes them for weekend breakfasts
  • Once filled in for second chair harp for the Manehatten Philharmonic Orchestra through a lucky series of events, timing, and generally being in the right place at the right time.
  • Her shawl and earrings are gifts from her family - her mother found the amber pieces, her sister polished them and assembled the earrings, and her father wove the shawl. 
  • Often has her hair color changed by her unicorn coworker Spectra in order to match the theme of the bar she sings in. And sometimes just for fun.
Encyclopedia Argenta Index

Items marked with a “~!" have been edited less than a week ago.

Ponies:

Silver’s Family:

Darkwood Ponies:

Places:

Plots:

^_^

{It’s been a wonderful first week, thank you so much to the people and ponies who have asked questions and to my ten followers! 

Also a huge thanks to Em and Morgan (the mods of Deagle and Fisheyes’ blogs respectively) for reblogging the fanart and the sweet comments on it. You guys rock!

Here’s to hopefully many more days of answers and jewelry!}