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All in a night's work!

Still working on ways to decrease her "coolness" and increase her cuteness. I like the idea of showing the less glam part of her job, and also the chance to see her mane less spikey, probably without gel in it, and pulled up in a pony tail. She's a fun design to work with so it's fun to try to bring a little more longitude to her. :)

I used to go shopping for records at a Virgin Megastore and a DJ would come by every so often whilst I was there and buy stacks and stacks of records on sale - probably to trash during his act. I thought it was horrifying. And expensive. I think back to him when I look at this picture.
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TFSyndicate Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  Student General Artist
Speaking of "Virgin", have you considered doing a pony version of Richard Branson?
Th3Ph0b1aP0n3 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Cuteness is cool! Being cute will only increase he coolness! :D
rainbowdasy Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
vinyls is sooo cute but is girl?
Nokiea Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
Well, duh!
Achievement unlocked: duh!
Def-Initely Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
(Saddlewerk = Pony version of Kraftwerk)
TwilightFlopple Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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betterwatchit Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I keep thinking that Vinyl's using her magic to listen to the record. But seriously, that's a good picture you have there!
JesterGillard Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
I can't tell if the eyes are red or magenta. Either way, you did a great job! I like basic pencil drawings
Glassy Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
EEEEE, she is so cute here!! I love this. (By the way, this is Hannah, voice of Vinyl in the Vinyl Scratch Tapes. ^^) Great job!!
TwilightFlopple Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Guess this is as close as I'll get to approval from the pony herself. ;) Thank you!!
UltimateNation Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
"I played Black Sabbath at 78 speed."
"And then what happened?"
"I saw Celestia!"
GrimxArt Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
Love it :iconvinylscratchplz:
mfeige Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
DJ's trash records that's why they buy two of everything.
PixelKitties Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
So cute! Laid back Pon3 is best pony!
DemonPanther Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
Vinyl, y u in love with vinyl?
BookishDelight Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Professional Writer
There's an entire story taking place in this picture, and I really like it.

Vinyl's expression appears mindful about each record she pulls down (I wonder if she can preview a record's audio just by using the ol' magic mojo on them?), and the pencil she has in her mouth shows her ready to take notes on what will be the perfect way to handle her upcoming gig with what she's found so far.

This's definitely "cuter" than what we've seen of her on the show, but the first words I would use would actually be "thoughtful" and "endearing." Given the amount of fan-characterization I've seen for Vinyl that paints her as almost hopelessly carefree, I actually find this take refreshing. This picture communicates the notion that she has a passion which she takes studiously and seriously, and that's adorable as all get out... not to mention personally inspiring. ;)
TwilightFlopple Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
HA well being a DJ means being serious about music... besides, she has to have a "stage persona", and that's what a lot of fan media about her totally misses.. actually, Octavia is probably the party girl, and Vinyl stays home calibrating speakers. :p

I've been working on this for a while. "Cool" characters are totally unattractive to me, I've been poking around that DJ persona trying to find ways to smoothe out those edges. Taking away the goggles helps. Giving her cute expressions helps. I'm pretty pleased with her mane here; I think I'm getting there.

I've actually been considering drawing Vinyl's high school picture where she looks all pimply and nerdy with a massive set of braces or something. Probably a different mane color. Not sure yet....
BookishDelight Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Professional Writer
(scribbles) Stage persona... no goggles... nerdy... oh, don't mind me. ^_^

And yes, I agree you're definitely getting there. Vinyl (or DJ-P0N3 or whatever they're calling her these days, sheesh) has always struck me as a "hard-edged" character in terms of visual design, and you're rounding out those edges to an almost aggressive degree! What sticks out to me, and appealingly so, would actually be the more relaxed ears, though her mane is definitely softer here as well, floppin' around her horn like that. :)

(Speaking for myself, I love both cute and cool, and will, on occasion, do my best to make them work together. A lot harder than it looks!)
stickman00 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
I feel the same way about "cute" characters. that's why I like fluttershy when she's not being.. well fluttershy
Ishikabibble Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
Is that a Kraftwerk reference I spy?
Big props to you for giving her actual taste instead of having her listening to some flavor of the month nonsense.
TwilightFlopple Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I actually imagine her listening to a lot of Kraftwerk - Autobahn in particular. Congrats, you're the first to point it out. ;)
madrigles Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
Gahhhh! So cute!!!!!!
Aramis-Dagaz Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
I actually like your little story about the DJ in the record store and feel that it goes with this piece well. I can only imagine some other pony seeing Vinyl Scratch, sans signature shades and with her mane down, buying all of those records and thinking if that pony with the red eyes is actually DJ-P0n3 or not.
Alex-Kitsune Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
She is looking cuter, mostly it's the lack of sunglasses. There's just something about her eyes.
ItsTigzz Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love how well you draw them, great job :D
Arcticwlf Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
This would definitely be a piece to share with the actor whom is doing Scratch's voice for the Vinyl Scratch Tapes audio books.
Ironsightt Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Ooooh, I wonder what record Vinyl is going to start with. Very cute work, Foxxy. :)
KritterDefier Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
lol nice no scratchin 'em tho!
FirefoxChrome Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
I'm bettin she'll start out with Skrillex. :iconskrillexplz:

Callin' it.
QuercusRobur Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
Well she does look cute , and thoughtful heh

"Hmm which one should i wreck tonight"
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