• Artist Spotlight: TheEmeraldThunder / Chiweee / Angelea-Phoenix / Graboiidz

    Yep, more delays. I really need to get scheduling these straightened out for the sake of everyone, including myself. Anyhow, the spotlight is back so let's check out what we have today!

    As usual, these posts are in similar style to the Tumblr Spotlights, a group of 3-5 artists will be spotlit each entry along with a small short description along with a small selection of their artwork! In order to make this feature work though we need people to suggest artists to us so make sure to send artists you think need some exposure to calpain@equestriadaily.com. Please also include a short biography I can work with as well as what medium you work in most.

    What sort of artists count? Suggestions should follow these criteria:

    • No clop or extensive gore galleries as those typically violate our content guidelines. If the artist has a safe for work gallery separate from their not safe for work stuff they or their fans can submit the safe for work gallery. If there is a mix of SFW/NSFW on a gallery the decision whether or not to include them will be judged on a gallery to gallery basis.
    • Don't be afraid to spotlight yourself as well as others!
    • Artists of all types accepted -vector, OC, traditional, digital. As long as it is pony and of quality it has a chance of being spotlit. 

    Now on to the artists!
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    First up in today's lineup is a digital artist by the name TheEmeraldThunder whose pony style combined with masterful coloring skills make for some impressive pony pieces. Utilizing a very slender style for their ponies and combined with large wings, they give off a look of grace and fragility. With crisp coloring and shading and a knack for backgrounds when she does them, you're sure to find something to like in her gallery.


    Next up is an artist for those of you that love comics and ponies with tons of expressions. While Chiweee is a skilled digital artist, she is also working on breaking into comics as well! While her coloring is soft and gentle, her skills really come out with expressions which add to the overall energy of the pieces. Check out some below!

    Chiweee's Gallery


    Our next artist is an excellent example of the wonderful pieces that can be created using vector artwork. Angelea-Phoenix is a digital artist who primarily focuses on show style vector artwork, even using similar coloration you'd see in the show. Check out some lovely examples below!

    Angelea-Phoenix's Gallery


    Last up tonight is something for fans of traditional artwork! One thing I've noticed about a lot of traditional artists is that their works are usually highly detailed and the work of Graboiidz is no exception. While rendering everything in just pencil he gives each of his pieces a large amount of detail whether it be the characters themselves or the background. See what I mean below!

    Graboiidz's Gallery