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My Little Pony Comic Book Art by Bill Forster


My Little Pony #16 – Daring Do Cover!


This February I have a My Little Pony cover coming out for issue #16 featuring Daring Do and a buncha jungle animals. I think I may be the first Pony artist to draw piranha in Equestria. You can’t see him very well, but there is a pretty cool looking snake hiding under the logo. When the book comes out I will post a better image with and without the logo.

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I considered having Gummy make an appearance with the gators but it detracted from Daring Do’s carefree attitude in the face of danger.

Read the solicitation for issue #16 at Equestria Daily: http://www.equestriadaily.com/2013/11/covers-and-synopsis-for-february.html

Gummy’s Yummies! – My Little Pony Pets


With the one exception of the owl, I have had pets of all these critters. Yes, even an alligator! (Long story!) Originally I was going to do a pinup of Pinkie Pie and her silly pet gator Gummy, but being an animal lover I decided to do a group portrait of all the ponies’ pets. Counter clockwise: Winona, Angel, Owlowiscious, Opalescence‎, Gummy and of course Tank.my_little_pony_pets_gummy_Opal_comic_book_art

Here is the original sketch with Pinkie Pie, the pencils and the inked page.

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See? I told you I had a pet alligator.

Here’s me with Spot.

Unlike Gummy, Spot had teeth!


Just Another Day on Sweet Apple Acres – My Little Pony


Applejack is taking the rest of the family for a nice, peaceful ride in the country.


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Unlike in math class, I like to show my work.

1. This is the initial sketch. Usually these sketches are nothing more than scribbles to help me visualize the idea. This is one of the better ones. Often they are comprised of stick figures, notes and randomness.

2.Then my first attempt at the pencils. I realized that Applejack wasn’t as dynamic as I wanted her. Also, she doesn’t fill the page and the design has no “flow” to it.

3. That led me to redo the pencils. Here I made her bigger so she looks like she’s running off the page. She’s also lower than the cart which divides the page and adds some depth to it. 

4. Lastly, the inked page.

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Spike vs. The Diamond Dogs – My Little Pony


I have a lot of My Little Pony stuff, don’t I? Hmm… Next post I will do something slightly more serious. …Slightly! Until then, here’s Spike defending the honor of his beloved Rarity from the dreaded Diamond Dogs. I know, Rarity can take care of herself. But it never hurts to have a dragon on your side.

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This is sorta my process: 1) I sketch out the idea on whatever scrap paper I have laying around. 2) I pencil it. I usually pencil on cheap copy paper. You can see I used two pieces taped together here. 3) Using a light box I ink the pencils onto a standard comic board. 4) If crayons and finger paint aren’t readily available, I scan and digitally color the image. So simple, even a Diamond Dog can do it!

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Your question is, “Why don’t you just pencil directly on the comic board and cut out the use of the light box?”

To quote boy genius Master Billy Quizboy, “That’s an excellent question. …I have no idea.”


Hmpf! Chief Thunderhooves of My Little Pony


So I was drawing a few comic book art sample pages for My Little Pony and in the middle of my little story I had Rainbow Dash take off and fly at super sonic speed across Equestria. I thought, “How can I show both the fast paced urgency and the distance she is traveling?” It occurred to me that having her “buzz” a relatively static character in a field would do quite nicely. Who better than the stoic Chief Thunderhooves?

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Bill_Forster_My_Little_Pony_ThunderhoovesHere’s the inked page!

This page turned out to be a fun little story all on it’s own. I like that I didn’t draw in Rainbow Dash but rather solely her rainbow wake to indicate her zooming by.

…and yeah, I drew the background three separate times. I’m kinda dumb like that.



Green Eyed Monsters – My Little Pony


Here’s a 2 page My Little Pony comic story that I made. I threw it up on DeviantArt and it received over 40,000 views and tons of favorites. It even made it to the front “What’s Hot” page, which I was rather proud of. Typically I draw on board and then color digitally. The lettering was done by Hde Ponsonby-Jones. You can check out his blog here at: http://letterpunk.wordpress.com/

I love drawing Rarity because of all the hair and the attitude. It makes storytelling through the art really fun. The snotty little Diamond Tiara and her bratty friend Silver Spoon make for great facial expressions too.

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Here are the individual pages before the letters were laid down.

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