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Vinyl Scratch -1 by bigponymac

Oil-based on left. Water-based on right.

No shadows blocking the light. No photo touch-ups. I will definitely be using oil-based inks from here on out. All that's left to do now is to order some shipping supplies. Once I get those I'll be ready to make a print run.


Another 8x10 and a 4x6. Haven't decided what to make yet. Suggestions are welcome.

My ink should be in at the end of this week. Once that's in I'll make a run of the Vinyl Scratch print as well as the smaller Applejack and Luna prints I did. 
Vinyl Scratch Block Print - Proof by bigponymac
Vinyl Scratch Block Print - Proof
I finally buckled down and finished the block print of this concept. Linocut Rough Draft - Vinyl Scratch by bigponymac

This is only a proof. It's not perfect, but it's the best I could do with what I had. I wasn't to pleased with the ink I used. It was water-based Speedball ink. I had to lay it on thick to keep it from being too transparent and that caused some problems. I ordered some oil-based ink and am going to try again next week when that comes in. 

I do plan on making a small run of these and making them available to buy once I get them looking how I want. I'll post a journal as well as submit an updated proof when I'm ready to do that. 
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So I haven't made any kind of art in months and it's been bumming me out. I'm trying my best to fix it, but it's tough due to a multitude of things (mainly my current job which was supposed to be full-time a year ago).

I honestly wish I could lock myself away from everything for like a month and just create. No distractions, no obligations, no one telling me what to do. Just me and my art.

I have been doodling and attempting to come up with ideas here lately. They're not that great, but it's a step in the right direction. I can only get better if I put in the effort.

I'm still here, guys. I'm just not where I used to be. 
Finally got a new interface and DAW for my new computer and I'm set up and ready to go. The only problem I face now is what to record. I have way too many ideas saved up over the past couple years and I have no idea where to start. lol
Vinyl Scratch -1 by bigponymac

Oil-based on left. Water-based on right.

No shadows blocking the light. No photo touch-ups. I will definitely be using oil-based inks from here on out. All that's left to do now is to order some shipping supplies. Once I get those I'll be ready to make a print run.


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Derek McElroy
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
Been doing art on my own for a few years now. I recently obtained an AAS in Visual Communications.

Here you will find mostly fanart of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic as well as sculptures. I may do other stuff from time to time, but ponies will be the main focus as of right now.

If you need to get in touch with me regarding commissions or other questions, the fastest way is through email.

dmcelroy90[at]gmail.com

Current Residence: Alabama
Favourite genre of music: Rock, Jazz, Blues
Operating System: OSX Snow Leopard
MP3 player of choice: iPod/iPhone
Favourite cartoon character: Again, too many to pick just one.
Personal Quote: "Life's too short to dwell on the small things."
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Tumblr - bigponymac.tumblr.com
Facebook - www.facebook.com/bigponymac

Check tumblr and Facebook for more behind the scenes stuff like WIP's, my personal insights and inspiration, and occasional funny stuff.

Will ALWAYS be safe for work.

ONLINE STORE
Storenvy - bigponymac.storenvy.com - UNDER CONSTRUCTION

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:iconringtailmaster:
ringtailmaster Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
your style is amazing n_n
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bigponymac Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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SonicDash777 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
Do you take requests?
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bigponymac Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sorry, but I don't. I barely have enough time to do my own personal stuff let alone requests or even commissions.

It's something I'm trying to fix though.
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Mickeymonster Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
Very nice gallery you've got! I like what I see, and hope to see more! :D
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awadd Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
Thank you sooooo much for posting that video on your tumblr. I think you just catapulted me a few months further along in learning to draw.
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bigponymac Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! I completely forgot about that video until it popped up on my dash. lol
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equinepalette Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday, dude!
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platinum-starz Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
happy b-day! :iconpartycannonplz::party::cake:
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Artistic-Pineapple Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
Happy Birthday!
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