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This book is going to be our project
The kind of dosh of which we've dreamed since we were small(time)
Every Brony will gather 'round
To give us money by the pound
What they don't know is that we have fooled them all!

So with all that buzz about MLSH2, Poni Parade, and so on, I got to thinking: "Why not have MLPG take a stab at making a pinup print project to be distributed for money?"

This is a challenge for all artists involved, as most of us aren't professional, renowned, or incredibly skilled, let alone having experience in the wild world of print projects. What we do have, though, is passion and the magic of friendship. It's going to be a learning experience, and maybe some of us can make a little dosh on the side.

All art created for this project must keep these standards in mind:
✦ Pinup art (safe to suggestive, nothing explicit)
✦ Humanized and possibly anthro, no ponies.
✦ High-quality, high-resolution artwork. We're talking like 3000px for print-quality.
All artwork will be compiled and printed as a collection to be sold for money.

http://goo.gl/euajH – Information Doc for reference and spreading the word.

And now the big question…
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I've held off on deciding a deadline because I realized we may have an opportunity here that gravely affects the deadline.

Bronycon is in August. That means if we get layout done in mid-July we can make a bulk order of prints to be distributed by someone who is going.

Problem is that means we need to work faster and finish sooner.

Problem is that means someone has to pay up-front to order all those prints to bring with.

And then the markup to sell those at net gain, when the print-on-demand version would be cheaper…

And right now I don't know if the book falls under the "no clop" rules for the con.

So if anyone at all could provide info on that, that'd be great.


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A snapshot of progress, showing some of the works that contributors have shown. I may have forgotten to include some due to not keeping proper documentation up to this point. I had to hunt down links through chat logs, so some sketches may be missing. Some of these thumbs are of sketches/concepts that may be reworked or replaced in the future. Don't take this for a preview!

That's about 15 pieces from 13 or so contributors out of 26 listed. Not bad, but it won't make for a very thick book unless we don't double-side the pages. (one image for every two printable faces)


So after further consideration, I don't think we can shoot for Bronycon after all. NSFW stuff is probably not acceptable, and I don't want to put any pressure on possible representatives there.

Bad news: Unable to sell face-to-face prints, possibly at high markup for physically handled or signed copies.

Good news: More time to work on the project!

The deadline is June 31. Work will not be accepted in August unless you have some extreme circumstances preventing you from working.


JULY 31, I meant JULY


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Commencing sketch dump from various artists!

Jalm's Fluttershy


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SB's Gilda from before he went offline. Hoping to see a new one soon.


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xieril's Dash. One of the most progressed pieces in the collection so far.


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dovne's Mrs Cake


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dovne's Mayor


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MT's preview of her Spa Twins. She went through a lot of designs and concepts before this one!

MT's style adds a touch of whimsy and variety to the collection. I may just want to employ my own chibi style on another piece if I get the opportunity.


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goat train's second take on Applejack. A more laid-back and natural feel to this one, very classic.


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kevinsano's Big Macintosh, one of a few male entries in the collection.


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And my second take on Cheerilee, dumping the old position in favor of a more natural, relaxed pose. Hair's not coming out right, though…


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My initial concept for Sapphire Shores. Something to show off her legs, maybe…


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Beginning work on my Rarity pinup.


Friendly reminder to STAY IN TOUCH! If you have any problems at all, talk to me or the group.

There are a lot of ways to get in touch, including:
Email: mlpg.prints [at] gmail.com
Skype: moronsonofboron
Tumblr: mlpgprints
Posting here in the sub or in MLPG.

Heck, talk to me on Steam if you want.

I want all of us to succeed, and I don't expect anyone to go off into a dark corner and magically whip up artwork for me just because I said so. I want to support you, I'm trying to reach out, but you also need to make that effort on your end.


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Draft for Nightmare Moon pin-up. Should be done with painting within the week.


I saw your sketches for this on tumblr, and I have to agree, that looking-down angle would have been intimidating to pull off.


We ded?


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I've been inactive the past week due to family goings-on and have just come down with a slight cold. Earlier today I spied kevin's progress on Big Macintosh.


Yo Boron, it's me Ross. I'm withdrawing from the project. I just don't feel like this would be a good idea to have people introduced to my body of work this way. Nothing personal, I just gave the order to have all my work wiped on derpibooru, as well. Doing a little restructuring. So yeah.

Good luck on this print thing I guess.


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Alright here's the sketch, sorry about the face but I just kept screwing up on it. If anyone would be willing to digitally colour it/add the face it would be greatly appreciated.

Hopefully next time we do something with humans I'll be much better at faces, anyway once again sorry it took this long.

Also hopefully I'll be getting a graphics tablet, so I be able to colour it myself next time.


Count me out of the project as well, MSOB.


Thanks, Inky. Could you try getting a face together in the meantime, anyway?

And would you consider retracing the sketch in ink, perhaps? It would really cut down a lot of the work I'd have to otherwise shove off on everyone else. I've seen your stuff and you can come up with some clean lines. The higher-quality piece you can get to me before tossing it to others for digitalization, the better.


Also, Dooks is pretty much on the case as far as digital ink/color, but if you'd like to work more closely with him, do you mind if I swap your e-mails?



For a moment, I thought it was Chrysalis as a mermaid/naga.

Now I feel disappointed…


Yeah I'll work on the face tonight and ink it, email is in my email field. But I don't check my email very often so I'll give you my skype name.



Shizzle forget my email.


With the deadline approaching, I hope to see a lot of completed PSDs coming in. I can't wait to see what everyone's done.

But on that note, I should address a point that had slipped my mind earlier; what to do about leaks?

I don't like calling them leaks because that implies that we agreed on any particular sort of confidentiality going into this. However, I would certainly like to share low-resolution versions of the work that comes in to show people what's coming down the line. I think you should be proud of the work you're doing and not shy away from sharing it - even for free.

The only thing people will pay for is a physical, high resolution printed version of the artwork. Online and at a low-resolution, I see no harm done to our bottom line.

But that's just my opinion. How would you like to see it handled?


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You can sell ZIPs on dA now or upload to RedBubble/Society6 like me and CrookedTrees do.



I hate to say it, especially this close to the deadline, but I really don't like the quality of my human anatomy enough to have it printed and sold. I'm withdrawing.


MagCloud, which I'm going to be using for this project, offers digital distribution options alongside print-on-demand.

Mind posting what you were able to put together?


It's past deadline and we have six pieces finished and submitted.

…Maybe we could make a pamphlet out of that?

Okay, look. I'm not dropping anyone, plain and simple. We have zero overhead going into this, so we're not missing much by being late. However, I also realize that I have not been doing my part in encouraging work and engaging artists. I'm not your enemy, I'm not a big mean boss type; this project isn't being done for anyone's sake but your own. I'm here to help, and I want to see you succeed. So if you've been keeping your distance because you've been nervous about meeting standards… don't. A lot of us are amateurs, myself included, so don't feel as if your being "outclassed" or "outshined" is going to ruin your reputation. I admire each and every one of you just for being here, and I thank you all for wanting to join my humble little foray into something remotely professional-looking.

I'm embarrassed to say I didn't make the deadline either, so I know how some of you feel.

So keep working, and regularly show me what little progress you've made. I'll try to come around.


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So far we have seven pieces in the pipe, and they look MARVELOUS! For people still working on their pieces, please share your progress so I know how far along we are and if we can do anything to help.


oh god that cup cake I need it


I haven't seen anything recently from the following people! Some of them have/had excuses.
Dooks (Inky)


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The latest from Spaerk, he needs help with faces and fingers.


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I just have a sketch that I'm in the middle of cleaning up for final (with rough colors) but I'd like to be included in the project. I'm doing a playboy bunny Fluttershy if that's alright, I'm going to do some design layout stuff for the page to make it less empty as well. Hope the project is still going.


I was wondering if you were referring to THIS project. In which case, welcome as a very late addition to the crew! Please make sure to at the very least send me an e-mail at the project address so I can keep in touch with you. Other methods include Skype, tumblr, deviantART, or whatever else you're comfortable with.

The project is still going, I just need to whip myself and a few others who were partway to put pieces together. I'm eager to see this when it gets tightened up a bit.


I'm not very good at managing email but I'm almost always available through tumblr or deviantart, whichever of the 2 would work better for communication (I'd assume tumblr).


If for whatever reason you have to email me specifically it's: palibyte@gmail.com

And yes, I was referring to THIS project :)


tumblr is actually the least convenient for me, but I try to accommodate people.


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mewball has finalized and sent in his Celestia

Why aren't you drawing?


Guild Wars 2 has taken up all my free time.


Because I'm a lazy shit ;_;

I'll get onto it once I'm back home.



Is this the spaerk from http://spaerk.deviantart.com/?



Oh man. I *really* want to see this completed, then!

Luna's got a nice figure from the back :)


The following artists are the only remaining ones I know to have been active:

Everyone else is ded or MIA.

That's mostly my fault, I guess. We have seven pieces or so so far, so if we get seven more that's at least 28 pages (14 pieces with 14 fillers) and such. Not too bad, really.

Get cracking.


Oh and rediv

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