I bet a lot of you have seen that Rainbow Dash before. She pretty much went "viral" in pony a while back. In fact, quite a few of today's spotlit artist's pieces have been spread everywhere with massive praise. No matter what side of the fandom you follow, it's almost unavoidable to run into a pony drawn my Leviru!
Her style is one that takes our already cute ponies and fluffs them up to an even greater level of appeal. On top of that, she draws at a pace that means you might see 3-4 new high quality drawings a week! What better target for some spotlighting and interviewing?
Anyway, go get a bunch of art and an interview with Leviru below!
Q:) How did you stumble upon My Little Pony?
Long time ago when I was a child my mom bought me MLP toys and omg I loved em and it was a nice surprise when I saw new show with so nice designed characters. So I watched em and now I'm in fandom hehe :D
Q:) What is the process you usually go through when drawing something new? What tools and programs do you use?
Just some ideas in my mind wich I always try to sketch and save xD And programms: Photoshop CS6, PaintTool SAI
Q:) You are one of the most prolific artists out there recently. I swear I see something pop up almost daily. How do you manage to create so many fully colored and shaded quality pieces at such an incredibly quick rate?
When I draw I rarely distracted by extraneous things, so I can work quickly and productively.
Q:) Do you draw professionally? Or is this a side thing to another career or job?
I am not a professional. But art brings me an income that allows me to live and I have no need to seek work, which is very good ^^ Freelance artist forever yaaay!
Q: ) Who is your favorite pony? And if it's different, who is your favorite pony to draw?
My favorite ponies: Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Starlight Glimmer, Doctor Whooves, Derpy, Vinyl Scratch & Octavia. Mostly I like to draw everypony but with lovely design for me :D
Q:) What kind of challenges do you usually run into when drawing a character for the first time? Has there ever been an image concept that completely stumped you?
No, I usually try my best and trying not get discouraged If something goes wrong :)
Q:) Your style is one of the fluffiest out there with poofy fur all over the place on all the ponies! Is there any inspiration you took for this? Or are you poofing them up just for fun?
I drew lot of furry stuff so I think that "fluff" part came from that :D And I just love to make fluffy ponies.
Q:) Socks, sweaters, silly hats, suggestive swimwear, full body armor, ponies have worn it all. What is your favorite accessory to draw ponies in?
Socks, sweaters and scarves I guess ^^ Ponies look really cute with this ones.
Q:) What keeps you drawing so many awesome ponies? Is there a specific part about the pony form you find more appealing?
I just love to draw, very very much ^^ And fave parts are muzzles, emotions, their incredible tils and hooves :3
Q:) Do you have any tips for newbie artists looking to improve?
Keep trying and you will succeed! The main thing - don't draw if you really do not want it, only with good mood ^^
Q:) Why do you think My little Pony Generation 4 has been so successful as a fandom? What keeps you here involved in the community?
Current ponies is very interesting made, they have thought out storyline and beautiful animation that I really appreciate in this series. In the community I am increasingly out of love for creativity (plush toys, art, music) and It's so nice to see that with each episode of MLP these things becomes more and more ^^
Gallery of Leviru Art!
Be sure to check out Leviru's Deviant Art for more! She has two accounts, one older one, and a new one under her current name, both with lots of pony!
She's also on Tumblr, but we won't be able to link that here. Expect incredibly well done and cute art, but still NSFW if you go digging.