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Lunar Dancer (VLR) by Mattatatta
Lunar Dancer (VLR)
She's just outta this world

Been playing the Zero Escape games and I pretty much fell in love with Luna in Virtue's Last Reward. So I decided to take the leap from sketches to fully drawing a human character with all the care and attention I can muster. It's quite fitting that one of my favourite characters receives this honour.

There was a lot of struggling during the sketch phase. A lot of details were changed and I went through about five different sketches for the left hand. But I reckon sticking to correcting my mistakes and improving helped the drawing come out a hundred times better than it would have if I just tried to finish it with as few revisions as possible.

I really hope you lot take a good look at some of the details I put in. The pattern on her dress is one thing I'm especially happy about, because I feel I managed to get it to flow with the fabric as it ripples and folds. I'm quite happy with all the fabric details in fact. The tutorials paid off!
Survivor Shy - Make Every Day Your Last by Mattatatta
Survivor Shy - Make Every Day Your Last
I don't know if I'm supposed to still be here. But if I'm not, and fate comes to bring me home, then I want to go knowing that I didn't throw away my second chance. No. These extra days that I steal for myself are a blessing, and I will make every day the last day of my life, because I don't know if I will wake up to see another tomorrow.

A return to my roots. 
Festive Pippywish by Mattatatta
Festive Pippywish
She's ringing her bell to spread good cheer! Just 'cause it isn't Hearth's Warming Day doesn't mean we can't be cheerful and joyful the whole year through!

Tried a new shading technique to go with my usual 'clean' style. I'm thinking of trying out different styles and techniques in the future to see what I could do other than what I'm comfortable with.
(Destiny) This Is What Loss Feels Like by Mattatatta
(Destiny) This Is What Loss Feels Like
And in the closing weeks of the year, I quietly finish my last piece for an artbook for Destiny: A Tale of Unicorn Wings, an album composed entirely by HeyLasFas.

The year has not been very good to me for maintaining motivation and good cheer. Completing this project, however, has lifted my spirits. I started to really enjoy working on this last piece, because things just started to slide together and fit, and it started to feel like those times I'd draw something whilst running purely on inspiration because I should've been asleep hours ago. The project itself was something that has definitely impacted my life in a positive way, it's just typical that real life decided to nose-dive at the same time.

I want to apologise to everyone who has been waiting for my role in the project to finally meet its end. I've taken far longer than I wanted to to create the Destiny artwork you see throughout my dA gallery, and I appreciate your patience. I also want to thank you for sticking with me and showing your support whilst I was trying to balance drawing with dealing with real-life problems.

As far as I know, Heylasfas still has some preorder copies of Destiny left. And since my work is pretty much complete, the physical album shall be off to production in the coming weeks. And will probably be heading out for delivery in the New Year. So if you're somebody who'd like to grab a physical copy of this wonderful album - complete with an artbook featuring my artwork seen here - then follow the first link in this description to bandcamp!

Ah, Silent Dusk. Kinda odd to finish the project on her, but that's how things fell into place. Now I was not the first person to come up with a design for this Nightmarish corruption of Twilight Sparkle, not by a long shot, and I did not design Silent Dusk completely from scratch. I took great inspiration from (… mylittlepulmo's design of Silent Dusk, and used the design as a base for my own. It is only right I give credit right here for that fact.

There's a few things going on here that are references to songs in the album, including a metaphor/easter egg hidden in the image for sharp-eyed musicians. To talk about them would spoil the fun, so I'll leave that to you to discover!

Silent Dusk's mane at first didn't feel like it was going to work, but I'm very happy with the end result and glad I kept at it instead of trying something else. I felt that keeping Twilight's old mane as opposed to doing a wispy, smoky manestyle as seen with Nightmare Moon and Nightmarity would keep Silent Dusk tied closer to Twilight Sparkle. I did choose to keep the starry effect that Nightmare Moon's mane had, and expanded upon it to include its own ethereal effects and lighting within the mane and tail, hopefully creating something very unique and interesting in the process.

Faves, comments, shares and so on are much appreciated. Thanks so much for reading this far down and for taking the time to look at my artwork! Be sure to listen to the album too!


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This dashing Pegasus pony exists solely in the tubes of the interweb. He is rarely seen directly, but his presence is naturally recorded - as is the way of the interweb.
One can follow Mattatatta's day-to-day musings and activities by monitoring his favourite places to share information: FimFiction, deviantArt, and Tumblr. This digital entity has also been known to leave comments on EqD and Derpibooru, the latter of which he seemingly never leaves except to go home and sleep.
Mattatatta's residence in the vast world of the interweb is unknown, though it is theorised he has a hay pile in his metaphoric apartment in Tumblr. He often shares in Tumblr that that he frequently "hits the hay" at the early hours of the morning. It is unknown if this is actually a euphemism for something much more questionable or not.
Somewhere in his rapid, but limited scope of movements across the tubes, Mattatatta finds the time to write pony fanfiction, create pony fanart, and play a variety of games. If you see a Mattatatta on Team Fortress 2, he is most definitely not a spy. Unless it really is Mattatatta playing as a Spy, which is different.
Overall, Mattatatta is considered to be an introverted entity, living in an extroverted world. Without a Cutie Mark of his own, nopony knows what Mattatatta's true destiny is, but the pony doesn't mind. When the world he lives in cares more for his simple mug shot than a picture of his posterior, when his variety of minor talents bring him enough simple pleasures to sustain himself; this pony can afford to try anything his heart desires, and wait for his mark to finally appear.

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comicfam Featured By Owner May 27, 2015
p.s. when the survivor shy fanfiction next chapture?
comicfam Featured By Owner May 27, 2015
how are you? love the Survivor Shy fanfiction and gallery!

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VampireSelene13 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015   General Artist
Thank you for adding "Hush now little sister" to your favorites!
EqDBot Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015
Greetings to you, fair mattatatta. You were featured 1 time in this Equestria Daily Post… Thank you for providing quality material for all of us to enjoy :) (This bot is unofficial, it is NOT affiliated with Equestria Daily. If you do not wish to get these notifications anymore, please just block this account.)
LuckyEd Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fav! *^*
Khai2000 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Student Writer
Equestria probably destroyed by megaspell
Khai2000 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Student Writer
Survivor shy is just like last of us,the last man,etc
But is not only Equestria,entire world is destroyed
When the story end when fluttershy find a reversed device ?
Mattatatta Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Even after such a long hiatus, I'm tight lipped on spoilers. If and when I finish the story, you'll find out then. My plans are pretty grand and the obstacle I have is getting it down in black and white whenever real life isn't on my heels.
Khai2000 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Student Writer
The story set before season 3 or season 4 ?
Mattatatta Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is Alt Universe that breaks off from canon before Twilight becomes an Alicorn and a Princess. Nothing against Princess Twi, the story began during the Season 2 to 3 hiatus and so Twilight was written as still a Unicorn. It's a relatively minor detail though since everypony save for Fluttershy disappears in the beginning. Still I try to work with new canon information so that the Alt Universe is as close to the original one as possible.
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