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Feryl

MLP "Artists"

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Just because you color it pastel and put a symbol on its ass it is not a pony. Here are a few pointers.

If it has tits, it is not a Pony.

If it walks on two legs, it is not a Pony.

If it has body dimensions that would make Barbie green with envy, it is not a Pony.

Don't think for a second I'm a "Brony" or even a fan of the show. I'm not. I'm just insanely tired of these hack artists with no Muse for originality drawing a huge-tit bimbo, coloring it blue & claiming it's Rainbow Dash. No, it's a huge-tit blue female more akin to a Smurf. Rainbow Dash is a quadruped equine with who's quite stocky & has no visible breasts. Certainly not between her front legs since a mares boobs are between the rear legs.

Flame me if you will. Just sick of "My Little Slut" ponies everywhere. It's a damn little girl cartoon.
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Added: 5 years, 8 months ago
 
haruka
5 years, 8 months ago
I enjoy the show a lot (for pretty much the same reasons I enjoyed Powerpuff Girls), but I can certainly sympathize with your feelings of overload. I don't really find entities from the show to be sexually appealing, and there's definitely a disproportionate amount of MLP art flying around...

But all the features which you suggest invalidate representations of the animals/characters are....fairly central to furry art in general. ^^; For example, you could probably red card 95% of IB's content with the "if it walks on two legs, it is not a X" rule.
Feryl
5 years, 8 months ago
No, you missed my point. Making an animal anthropomorphic is one thing. There's no copyright or such saying "This is a Cat brand cat." MLP is a brand, a specific trademarked design that if people are really fans of, they leave that design as is and produce fan art of that design. Making something completely different and calling it a MLP because the only two factors that match are pastel coloring and a butt mark is stupid. Fan art I can appreciate. But when you completely redesign something to your own fapping standards and it only resembles the original by hue, it's simply not the item anymore. It's something else and tagging it MLP is a blatant lie.
Gobby
5 years, 8 months ago
*shrugs* To each his own, I say. Pokemon, Digimon, Sonic, etc. are all little kid's shows too. And you're frustrated that furries anthropomorphize things?
Feryl
5 years, 8 months ago
No, you missed my point. Making an animal anthropomorphic is one thing. There's no copyright or such saying "This is a Cat brand cat." MLP is a brand, a specific trademarked design that if people are really fans of, they leave that design as is and produce fan art of that design. Making something completely different and calling it a MLP because the only two factors that match are pastel coloring and a butt mark is stupid. Fan art I can appreciate. But when you completely redesign something to your own fapping standards and it only resembles the original by hue, it's simply not the item anymore. It's something else and tagging it MLP is a blatant lie.
Gobby
5 years, 8 months ago
I think I see where you're coming from now.
Feryl
5 years, 8 months ago
At it's most extreme end, this is kind of what I mean.
https://www.furaffinity.net/view/7869150/

To me, this is more a slap in the face of the concept of MLP than anything else. Make this example grayscale, take away their marks & distinct faces & there would be nothing to associate them with MLP. Do the same with a picture of the Ponies themselves and they're still recognizable as such. To me, this kind of picture is simply an excuse to latch on to the MLP fan base to push the artists own style. Not to make Pony fan art or porn.

I'm more supporting the creators of something like MLP than anything. They put a lot into that creation. When they see something like this, it has to hurt.

I'm mate to an artist who's created an absolutely adorable species of creature all his own. He's drawn dozens of beautiful (and quite a few porn) of them. He's created an entire world for them and a story to support them. But this - this very thing - is why he refuses to release any of it to the world. He'd rather let the creation fade without the world ever sharing it than for it to be turned into this.

And honestly, I can't blame him.
HavenInc
5 years, 8 months ago
Not a 'Brony' myself either, I have watched the shows, and can say they do have some intriguing characters as well as the animation is really nice compared to some shows tailored to younger kids.

Hmm. I much prefer the anthromized version then the actual pieces drawn in he original style, UNLESS it's a completely clean picture. The only issue I can really have with that is that they are really breaking from the actual character designs usually, rather then keeping close to the actual MLP characters. Rainbow Dash, as you said, is a jock, she's also a Pegasus, which means if she was anthromized, she wouldn't have massive tits due to various reasons.

I do get what you're saying though, they are taking something from the MLP brand and changing it into something different. I suppose it's not so much MLP art, and rather MLP inspired art, due to them using an anthromized version of a MLP character. So it's not so much fan-art anymore as just art inspired by such and such. I'm curious if you have the same issues with other normally quadruped characters being turned anthro.

I suppose it comes down to personal opinion in this matter, there are quite a few characters that have been anthromized and it seemed to be fine, yet others have been and there's been issues with it.
Feryl
5 years, 8 months ago
I think you may have hit on a point I never really considered myself. In most instances, if a character is created, drawn and meant to be a quadruped or feral by it's creator(s), I have issues with people taking license to make it an anthro. By it's nature, anthropomorphism is taking an animal or non-humanoid creature or object and assigning it human traits. But when that creature, such as the Ponies, already have said traits and that's how they were intended to be by their creators, it just seems to me like a huge insult to the very creation to start making things as every artist sees fit and still calling it the original.

I've always been a fan of feral or quadruped characters more than humanoid. When I encounter one I like it just rubs me the wrong way when people make it completely different. Some characters have been done both ways by their very creators. Pepe le Pew, as an example, has been shown quite nicely as a biped and an quadruped by the WB artists who created him. That works. But the Ponies were drawn by the creators in a specific way, four-legged, no hands or feet, stocky. Cute. To make them 6' tall voluptuous models seems like a slap in the face of that very creation. Fine, draw those gals just the way you want, but have respect for the idea of MLP and come up with something original when coloring them and naming them.

As has been said, to each their own. I'm not saying I'll ever support a ruling that says someone CAN'T do it. But out of respect for the creator and their creation, I believe they shouldn't.
HavenInc
5 years, 8 months ago
Yeah, I may draw one or two of the MLP characters anthromized, but that's just because I dislike drawing them in the same style as the show. As I said, I really don't mind MLP art when it's clean, but when it comes to mature MLP artwork, it just looks really out of place, taking a dick and slapping it on this character in the same style as the shows. So yeah, I wouldn't mind anthromizing certain characters, as long as it's just creative reign. All you'd have to put is MLP is (C) whoever and that about covers any issues with using a design from a character of the show, and making them anthro.

Personally. I adore quadruped characters, but in some cases I just find it really weird. I think it comes down to me not liking to mess with the art style when it's stylized like MLP is, when it comes to TLK and stuff like that it's a bit different. And Pepe Le Pew, has a certain name for the type of 'anthro' he is, they draw him kinda half and half, he's quadruped but he also can walk on two legs. X.x Totally forget the name.

Yes, to each their own. I'm similar in a sense, when it comes to clean art, I much prefer the actual style of whatever show/movie it came from, but when it comes to adult art, I like kinda distancing it from that initial style. I'm just weird like that. XD Don't have anything against how others draw them, just personal preference that I'd much rather draw them Anthro then Quadruped, mostly on the fact that if it's mature art, I'd rather not taint the original style with smut type dealie. x.x
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