Well this was fun! Usually I do lot of geometric shapes (shop interiors, etc) in my pony art, but the organic nature of the Jungle Cruise's foliage was a lot of fun to here, and quite easy.. it's all just simple brush strokes.
After using all of the Mane 6 and CMC except for Scootaloo and Fluttershy, I decided that the Enchanted Tiki Room would be ideal for Fluttershy, except for the fact that that last thing I wanted to do was try to draw the interior of the Tiki Room! If you've been, you know there's something like 100 "singing" birds in there. Jungle Cruise was pretty much the only other Disneyland option for "wild" animals to interact with, but the picture didn't really gel until I realized I could add Daring Do into the mix. Dr. Whooves is included at the request of
, who participated in an event on my Journal in July.
I spent some time contemplating the wisdom of depicting Flutters enthusiastically reaching for an obviously dangerous animal, but ultimately the picture was more interesting with some comedic threat. Don't worry, kids, the animals on the Jungle Cruise are plastic!
In retrospect it should have been a gaping Hippo, but the croc allowed me to pay tribute to the Haunted Mansion as well and is just funnier.
Fun fact: I worked on the Jungle Cruise in Florida for about eight years!