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Slender Mane by Brookreed Slender Mane by Brookreed
Slender Mane~ This was fun to make. And I must admit, Slender Mane is pretty adorable.

People who have my permission to use/alter this:
~ MehPikachuz: [link]
~ Jalden: [link]
~ Fred321123: [link]

Otherwise ask first :3
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SecondEcho Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist
... Slenderman pony.

Seriously?!

You pony fetishists sure get on my nerves. If I look up "slenderman", I don't want to find a freakin pony for bloody christ's sake! No offense, just a random rant.
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Brookreed Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not a "pony fetishist" at all.  To me, making characters from other fandoms into ponies is basically an art crossover, and is enjoyable because of the amount of thought that goes into it about how to combine the two.  I do understand that the massive amount of pony art can sometimes get on people's nerves, but you just have to accept that people view fandoms and characters in different ways.  Not trying to stir things up, just a little offended that you would assume I am a "pony fetishist" when I simply drew a crossover picture for fun and posted it.  Besides, I'm sure that if you were looking for Slenderman pictures there are plenty of regular Slenderman pictures to outnumber one or two ponies ^-^
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SecondEcho Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist
The amount of thought? I'd really like to refrain from flaming since I'm usually not the one to do that; but what amount of thought would that be? It's just turning random characters into ponies - thats it. So you've got a pony - you want to make it a slenderman pony. Take away its face, put a black suit and some tentacle-ish thingys on him. Ready. It needs some kind of sign on his back? Well, take the operator sign - that's obvious. Done.

Please don't take this as an offense to you or your art. It's just the ponies plainly getting on my nerves in recent times and by mischance, it is you now who carries the can for that. It is just - I really don't understand how people find it enjoyable or consider it as an art crossover. Sorry, but as I said, from my POV turning random characters into derpy ponies is NOT art. It is just plain pointless and annoying since those "crossovers" spam all of the Internet. Of course this is a subjective matter. You may just ignore my comment, but maybe you want to discuss this a little; I'm usually a quite open-minded person...? Maybe you're the one to convince me and to charm me into the cross-pony fandom!
Wouldn't be a bad idea since they surely would be less annoying to me then. Right now, they are VERY annoying. And I mean that. Sorry.
And sorry for the "pony fetishist". It's just that there are LOTS of'em ponies out there - and therefore I conclude that there are enough pony fetishists left. Didn't mean you in particular.
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Brookreed Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

I would actually like to discuss this, if that's okay.

 

What I meant by the amount of thought is that, there really is much more to making pony crossover characters than simply grabbing symbols and putting them on the pony's flank.  The color scheme can take some time to develop.  The position of the pony can help the character to be even more personified.  Now, I will admit this particular picture didn't take as much time as others (partly because back then I didn't have a tablet, or much pony-drawing experience!).  But, take a look at this crossover I did just a little over a month ago: here.  I'm not sure if you're familiar with BBC's Sherlock, but that was the character I was attempting to make as a pony.  To make a pony crossover, you have to first consider what type of pony (unicorn, pegasus, earth, etc.), and fit that into their personality.  I made Sherlock a unicorn because we not only needed him to be a unicorn for the crossover roleplay we were doing at the time, but also because I thought it might help enhance his personality.  Then, you have to consider the style.  Unlike the Slendermane vector-style pony, I used a realistic style on this because I thought Sherlock deserved the effort.  And then, color schemes.  Some pony artists use the human skin tones for the main color, but I try to fit them into the MLP world a bit more by picking a different color.  I chose a dark purple-ish gray because I wanted to bring out Sherlock's slightly darker side a bit more.  And then, of course, you have to figure out the mane, while is divided into three sections: forelocks, mane, and tail.  As humans don't exactly have these three things, it can be a little different changing a human hair style to a forelock hairstyle.  And the tail should be similar to the mane style as well.

 

And of course, there is more, such as position and shading to help a character's personality shine through.  For me, pony crossovers not only allow me to enjoy the MLP fandom, but also allow me to combine it with other fandoms as well.  They are a way to test one's skills in combining pony anatomy with that of something entirely different.  My crossovers are not meant to annoy people by any means--they are meant as admiration for not only one but two fandoms.

 

I can understand that there are some people who make pony crossovers that are annoying.  Either if they aren't well-drawn, or are biased towards one fandom in particular, or if they simply show up way too much in the search results.  But there are some artists who really care about what they do.  I put a lot of effort into my art, and whether people like it or not I don't really care, the important thing is just that I can show my admiration for my favourite characters and fandoms.

 

Hope that maybe helps to explain why I feel strongly about letting pony crossover art pieces have at least a little appreciation?  It really means a lot to me as an artist, because I have indeed spent many long hours drawing these.  My time is quite valuable, so I only spend it on things that matter to me.

 

Thank you for giving me a chance to explain myself~

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SecondEcho Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist
I see your point and I recognise your efforts - and I do appreciate them. Furthermore, as you said, your time is valuable - and I appreciate it very much that you're willing to spend some of it to explain all this to a ranting, self-confessed pony foe like me. Thank you.

I am familiar with BBC's Sherlock indeed - I've been quite obsessed with him for a while to be honest. ^^
Still, I don't need him ponified. As I said, I approve of your efforts in ponifying him, though. It's just... not my kind of thing, sorry.

Thank you again for... well, not ignoring me, being the said self-confessed ranting pony foe that I am. I think you gave me at least a reason to stop ranting about the ponies - the ones with thought behind them, I mean. ;)
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Fireblade804 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, I already made something with this, do you mind if I upload it?
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Brookreed Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
'Tis fine~
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Fireblade804 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool, here's the link: fav.me/d6l4vlx
Just uploaded it.
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Brookreed Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Neheheheheh YOLO!
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JAYVIEWANDESPIO4EVER Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol this is so awesome id hug this pony anyday but if i look t will take me lol
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