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Why children of the Mane Six?

When I decided to do artwork and fanfics on a more common basis, I wanted to make something that people enjoy seeing but give it my own spin.

There is no shortage fan children in the MLP fanbase, but I'm trying to make it more than just a byproduct of shipping. I want my characters to be believable kids who have their own unique personalities, traits, strengths, and weaknesses. In short, I want them to be a convincing next generation and I hope you all enjoy the effort I put into my work to do so.

Thank you all for your awesomeness. ;)
First off, sorry about the sudden lack of art and writing. Basically, blah blah blah JOB SEARCH blah blah RESPONSIBILITIES blah. Rest assured, Chapter 37 will be posted very soon and is almost finished. 

Ok! With that taken care of, let's move on to the Poll answers. 1 week ago, I gave nine options about Berry and Cherry and said that one of them was FALSE. You voted and now here are the results. OUT OF 66 TOTAL VOTES: 

20% (13 votes) said "Cherry was once supposed to have a crush on Bismarck (years before "Pinkie Apple Pie") 
This was TRUE. 
Way before there was any hint that Pinkie Pie and the Apple family could be related, I toyed with the idea of Cherry having a crush on Bismarck. At first it was just a single crush, but then I considered her having a crush on Bismarck while he had a crush on Radiance. Lots of little changes were made to become how things are today and it ended up being the right decision. 

14% (9 votes) said "Cherry's first design had a light pink streak in it"
This was TRUE.
For a long time, Cherry Pie was going to have a streak of light pink in her magenta mane. I felt that it gave her a flavor. Looking back, I kind of regret the decision to change it, but at the time, I wanted her to stay more consistent to her brother and mother's looks. 

11% (7 votes) said "Berry and Cherry's cutie marks are based on their names, not their talents"
This was TRUE. 
When I made the twins, I had zero idea what I wanted them to become and truth be told, even now I only have ideas. I've never really confirmed what they do. In the end, their marks were descriptions of their names, not their talents (though they are both great bakers). 

11% (7 votes) said "Cherry was going to be the "pretty one" in my first designs
This was TRUE. 
If you take a look at my first Mane Six Kids artwork and later ones, you'll see that Radiance and Cherry's designs (notably their hair) have changed. It was my plan to make Cherry the prettiest one while Radiance held a more natural-beauty. I certainly didn't want Radiance to come off as trying too hard like Rarity seems to do with makeup and false eyelashes. When I considered a modeling career for her, I emphasized that natural look and borrowed Cherry's long/wavy hair design. 

11% (7 votes) said "Berry and Cherry started off as the exact same color before Berry was made slightly darker.
This was TRUE. 
I did a lot to make sure the twins looked very similar and their hair/body/eye colors were no exceptions. At first, when I posted their designs, they were the same colors, but a few weeks later I got a suggestion saying that Berry should be darker. I considered it and found it to be a good idea, so Berry has been a tiny bit darker than his sister ever since.

9% (6 votes) said "Berry was once going to be the same height as Cherry to emphasize their twin-ness
This was TRUE. 
Yeah, I actually considered making Berry a short stallion. This is ironic since he and I are very similar and I am quite tall (6'3, 1.9m). At first it looked okay, but then I started thinking that giving him SOME kind of distinguishing mark from his twin aside from his gender would be a better idea, so I returned him to regular stallion height.

8% (5 votes) said "Berry and Cherry (the Pie twins) used to be babysat by the Cake twins
This shouldn't come as a surprise considering that Berry and Cherry's mother babysat the Cake twins. Pumpkin and Pound Cake would later return the favor by babysitting Pinkie Pie's children. Other ponies to babysit the Cake Twins (as mentioned in a story chapter) were the Cutie Mark Crusaders, Scootaloo, Apple Bloom, and Sweetie Belle.

8% (5 votes) said "Berry and Cherry's sibling relationship is based on me and my own sister's 
This was TRUE. 
I've never been quiet about this, so I'm not surprised to see this tie for the least votes. Yes, Berry and Cherry brother-sister thing is heavily influenced by the one of my sister and me. What's funny is that my sister and I are complete and utter opposites! She's the logic/mathematics one and I'm the creativity/history one, she's more shielded, I'm more out in the open, and we can disagree on so many things. BUT... as siblings we are as close as close can be. I know I can always rely on her and she knows she can rely on me. We are very witty together and work well as a team. She's my best friend and I wanted that friendship to show with the twins. So there it is. Some of the best fictional stories are based on reality. 


AND THE CORRECT FALSE ANSWER TO THIS POLL WAS.........



11% (7 votes) said "I initially gave the twins magenta eyes so they wouldn't look too much like Pinkie Pie"


From the get-go, the twins ALWAYS had blue eyes. I was not afraid to make them look as much like their mother as possible and magenta eyes were never a part of their design process. Really, if anyone does think that their designs are a lack of creativity, they don't see just how much thought and intention I put into making them look so much like Pinkie. Besides, it's Pinkie's family. Are any of us surprised?


So congrats to those who picked the right answer! I hope you guys enjoyed this poll and little look into my creative process! ;)
  • Listening to: The Last of Us soundtrack
  • Reading: Chapter 37 of my novel
  • Watching: All 8 "Planet of the Apes" movies

Berry and Cherry trivia! Which of the following is FALSE? Answers on Sunday, July 20th! 

20%
13 deviants said Cherry was once supposed to have a crush on Bismarck (years before "Pinkie Apple Pie")
14%
9 deviants said Cherry's first design had a light pink streak in it
11%
7 deviants said Berry and Cherry's cutie marks are based on their names, not their talents.
11%
7 deviants said I initially gave the Twins magenta eyes so that they wouldn't look too much like Pinkie Pie
11%
7 deviants said Cherry was going to be the "pretty one" in my first designs.
11%
7 deviants said Berry and Cherry started off as the exact same colors before Berry was made slightly darker
9%
6 deviants said Berry was once going to be the same height as Cherry to emphasize their twin-ness.
8%
5 deviants said Berry and Cherry (the Pie Twins) used to be babysat by the Cake Twins
8%
5 deviants said Berry and Cherry's sibling relationship is based on me and my own sister's

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Hello, I'm Ryan and I love art and writing.

I'm a HUGE cartoon fan and animation and cinema have been interests of mine for a long time. Video games and sports are awesome as well and yes.....I am a brony. Overall, I love creativity and seeing what others have to contribute as well!

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Don't forget to read my story on FIMfiction! www.fimfiction.net/story/85832…

"You're dead if you aim only for kids. Adults are only kids grown up, anyway." - Walt Disney

"Great works of art are only great because they are accessible and comprehensible to everyone." - Leo Tolstoy
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CrypticGamer Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
I saw your journal and I went did I ask for a commission concering my Twins and yours Berry & Cherry and I can't remember if I had one arranged :stupidme: I should note this down for future refs :grump:
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ShrapnelLeader Featured By Owner 2 days ago
You talked to me about a my twins/your twins commission about two weeks ago. I was never told if you went through with it. 
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CrypticGamer Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
I don't know either anymore :nuu: I might have, but I can't remember XD
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ShrapnelLeader Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Well, let me know if you do or if you go through with it. ;)
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ArtyBrush39 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist
Do you take request?
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ShrapnelLeader Featured By Owner 2 days ago
I don't. Sorry. :(
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Superior-Doc-Fossil Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
Have you gotten a chance to read my story yet?
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ShrapnelLeader Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
Just got back from a mini-vacation, but yes... I just started.

Only read the first chapter so far, but I'll get back to you on the comments as soon as I can.
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the-invisible-girl11 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch too!
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ShrapnelLeader Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
You're very welcome!
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