I noticed you never add shadows in gifs.... why??
Anonymous

Because when you use gradients in gifs, it makes the file huuuuge and usually Tumblr refuses to play the gif correctly. You can only use a certain amount of colors in a gif before Tumblr is like “NO.”

So, I skip the shadows to make sure the gif plays correctly! Especially when using greenest-eyes Sombra. Tumblr hastens his bright green eyes. Gets all grainy and dumb.

THE MORE YOU KNOW

So have you/are you going to babscon this year?
Anonymous

Nope! Only Pony con I’m going to this year is Bronycon. But I’m also going to ConCarolinas in May and Flordia Supercon in July!

Well, some unused ideas or hearcanon in AKS that you now can share... maybe rejected ideas or now no-more-valid headcanon??
Anonymous

Ummm… there’s some super old ones I’ve posted about in the past, like this one where it’s alternate version of the first time CT punched Sombra and was like 10x more swear-y and emotional then the final product as well as some early EARLY post ideas.

…Ooor this one where Sombra was originally going to be BALD.

As for more recent stuff… hm. Originally I was going to have another Elk named Galadrielk, and she was going to be the one who showed the ~magical pool of healing water~ to Sombra. But even though it’s a beautiful, beautiful pun, I thought that adding in more characters would just drag things on even MORE and make it more confusing. So I let Thranduelk do it.

OH OH

Originally in the Elk village, Drizzle was going to meet a little elk boy and have a angry elementary-school-esque crush on him. Y’know, with the whole “I PUNCHED YOU IN THE ARM THAT MEANS I LIKE YOU” and dumb notes with ‘do u like me check yes or no’ and it was gonna be super cute. Buuuut it was cut for time because lololol even without that we’ve been there for like 5 monthsss

And a subplot that I quietly put to death was Sea Breeze’s utter contempt for Crystal Wolves. Originally she was going to be hella-speciest. I even had a post where I set that up- buuut I also cut it for time. SHE WARMED UP TO FRECKLES BEHIND THE SCENES LOLOLOL. Though she’s still not 100% on board with him. Slavery can do that to you.

I made some pony hats as birthday presents last winter with the help of your super helpful tutorial, (The ears stood right up and it was so cool!) and had some extra fabric leftover from fluttershy’s mane so I made ears and put them on my pinkie pie beenie baby. 
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I CAN’T BREATHE
WHAT HAVE YOU DONE OH MY GOD

I made some pony hats as birthday presents last winter with the help of your super helpful tutorial, (The ears stood right up and it was so cool!) and had some extra fabric leftover from fluttershy’s mane so I made ears and put them on my pinkie pie beenie baby. 

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I CAN’T BREATHE

WHAT HAVE YOU DONE OH MY GOD

funnystitched:

Lost Pony approaches carefully

EVEN WITHOUT COLOR I RECOGNIZE THIS HOOOORSE
Ahhh thank you, Funnystitched! Your pixel art is really aweosme, I gotta say. It’s all so nice and clean! YIIII.

funnystitched:

Lost Pony approaches carefully

EVEN WITHOUT COLOR I RECOGNIZE THIS HOOOORSE

Ahhh thank you, Funnystitched! Your pixel art is really aweosme, I gotta say. It’s all so nice and clean! YIIII.

I suck at gimp but have King Dawmbra. You will have a much easier time caring for him. I hope.
*Various homestuck stuff here because that is a requirement of my submissions to you it seems*
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Daaaaawwwwwww HE IS A GRUMP LITTLE BUN. I think Sombra and Angel would probably get along pretty well, being the terrible creatures they are. Ahaha, I like the horn in the middle of his head, too. Unibunnies actually don’t look all that bad! Thank you!

I suck at gimp but have King Dawmbra. You will have a much easier time caring for him. I hope.

*Various homestuck stuff here because that is a requirement of my submissions to you it seems*

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Daaaaawwwwwww HE IS A GRUMP LITTLE BUN. I think Sombra and Angel would probably get along pretty well, being the terrible creatures they are. Ahaha, I like the horn in the middle of his head, too. Unibunnies actually don’t look all that bad! Thank you!

Time to start filling that nice quota 
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BUT YOU ALREADY STARTED FILLING IT!
I’m watching you. >___>
but GOLLY this is CUTE. Also I really like the highlighting you did here. Yesssss. THANK YOOOUUUU

Time to start filling that nice quota 

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BUT YOU ALREADY STARTED FILLING IT!

I’m watching you. >___>

but GOLLY this is CUTE. Also I really like the highlighting you did here. Yesssss. THANK YOOOUUUU

its transparent :D
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TRANSPARENT, YOU SAY?!

IT’S… SO BEAUTIFUL.
These are great! Now anyone can be SOMBRAFIED. Thank you!

its transparent :D

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TRANSPARENT, YOU SAY?!

IT’S… SO BEAUTIFUL.

These are great! Now anyone can be SOMBRAFIED. Thank you!

this came out of nowhere, but i thought you would like to look at it and get a laugh
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IT CERTAINLY DID COME OUT OF NOWHERE hi hello yes i have admired you from afar have i said that before i don’t remember hhh
but omg it looks like Wiggles is made out of balloons. A balloon animal Wiggles. WHICH IS ENTIRELY ACCURATE FOR WHAT WIGGLES IS. Ahhhhh I love your style so muuucchhh THANK YOOOUUUU

this came out of nowhere, but i thought you would like to look at it and get a laugh

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IT CERTAINLY DID COME OUT OF NOWHERE hi hello yes i have admired you from afar have i said that before i don’t remember hhh

but omg it looks like Wiggles is made out of balloons. A balloon animal Wiggles. WHICH IS ENTIRELY ACCURATE FOR WHAT WIGGLES IS. Ahhhhh I love your style so muuucchhh THANK YOOOUUUU

What does your 'frequently asked questions' button look like

Do you have a tutorial on the ears/hooves from the OFFICIAL ANIMATED ASK KING SOMBRA: THE AMINATED SERIES?
Anonymous

I don’t! I kind of just… did stuff.. until.. it worked?

They were pretty easy, though. Ears were made with craft foam (like the sheets of it you find in  the kid’s crafts aisle) and I just cut them into soft triangles and bent/folded them around until they looked like ears and then hot glued them to a normal headband.

Hooves were made with felt and posterboard. I measured it on my arm and glued the two sides of the felt together to make a tube. I measure a piece of posterboard to be a little smaller than the felt, and then made a tube out of that. Slipped the felt over the posterboard, glued it on. Made a circle with two little tabs sticking out out of the posterboard, glued a felt circle onto it, and then stuck onto the end of my posterboard tube. Glued the tabs to the sides of the tube (that was a little awkward to do) and then BOOM, HOOVES

Sombra’s was a little more difficult- frayed the edges of the grey felt, and put a strip of black around the buttom of the tube before slipping on the grey / glued on a black circle.

VAGUE INSTRUCTIONS ARE VAGUE

Maybe I’ll make a tutorial … some day.

What is your theme? and how do I get the like and reblog thing on the main page?
Anonymous

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So, what is your head cannon for Sombra's favorite type of crystals?

I believe he has a particular fondness for large mystical heart-shaped ones that have the ability to be imbued with the POWER OF LOVE …though his fondness might have lessened significantly after it was turned into a weapon of mass destruction.

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Are you going to make an Easter themed update tomorrow or on Monday?

Probably! I was thinking of doing one for Monday, since I’ll be driving home Saturday night and spending Sunday with my family for the whole day (which would overlap my usual ‘draw Monday’s update’ time). 

THEY CAN ALL BE IN BUNNY OUTFITS IT’LL BE GREAT

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fanart for that long nosed weirdo

oops I made him have PRETTY HAIR

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YIIIIIII I’m glad you submitted it here too because I was like “FFFF I HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL SUNDAY TO SHOW THIS OFF T___T”

BUT THIS IS SO PRETTY AHHHHHHHH and I love the textures you used! And obviously his flowing glorious mane! You’re always so good at those, ahhh. And I love how you draw ears!

Thank you so much!