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Screwball on the job by Baron-Engel Screwball on the job by Baron-Engel
Back in October 2012 I was on Dustykatt's podcast Stay Brony, My Friends staybrony.everfree.net/ . One of the people who makes the show possible is an individual who goes by the name Screwball. While folks were getting set up for the show I was sitting there with my headphone and mic on trying to chill since I always get stage jitters before a public performance, speech, demonstration, etc. I know it will go away once things get going so I have gotten use to it. One way have to relax is.....sketching!

So as I am sitting here waiting for showtime, all I can hear from Screwball who was not on site was this constant clicking of his mouse. Suddenly I had this image of the pony Screwball chewing on a computer mouse. Ah! Quickly I sketched out a rough idea in my sketchbook. Then it was showtime but now I was relaxed. After the show I decided to do a quick color piece of the sketch.

Since Screwball was apparently a creation of Discord and the Brony Documentary had just come out I decided to put a John de Lancie en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_de_… stallion on the monitor since John was the voice of Discord. I also decided to have some fun with Applejack's cutie mark on the computer case.

If you are at all interested in seeing my performance or just wondered what the nutball that draws all this looks like go to his show and look for episode 26.
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Shanawolf01 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your guest interview with Dusty was one of my favorites.
I love how you captured SB, he really deserves it for all he puts into the show.
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:iconbaron-engel:
Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah his job is rather thankless one at times, but him, Dusty at the rest of the Everfree crew do put on a good show.
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Fundz64 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hey, that's how i surf the internet too! -with the mouse in my mouth!
don't ask where i plug the external memory into...
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HareTrinity Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's adorable! :D
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:iconbb-k:
BB-K Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol, Screwball and Discord pony. Yeap, it's her daddy she's admiring.
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Nobodyspatzy Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Very great and detailed job! I do love colored pencils, but I guess I am too impatient to ever get great results like you do! Still thanks for sharing this! It is a lovely piece
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Owlor Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I saw that ep, I gotta try your coloured pencil technique some time, I do have a lot of colored pencils, but its not a medium I've gotten comfortable with. I think the best tip you gave was just in general in the approach; don't think of it as a colored pencil, just a delivery system of pigment in pencil form.
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Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I think the best tip you gave was just in general in the approach; don't think of it as a colored pencil, just a delivery system of pigment in pencil form.

It was the one thing that suddenly made the medium come to life for me. If you have anymore questions please drop me a line.
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:icondreadskipper:
Dreadskipper Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
"Time to plehy Team fortatude 4! Now wiz more Hats!:
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:iconbaron-engel:
Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey she plays a mean game of Minesweeper to.
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:icondoodlesthegreat:
Doodlesthegreat Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Borderlands 2 as Gaige the Mechromancer using the Ordered Chaos skill tree.
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:iconognimod:
Ognimod Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
I bet she kicks ass at Age of Empires!
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Aramis-Dagaz Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
"Hi! This is the Equestrian Help Desk! Just a moment..." *click* "Hi! This is the Equestrian Help Desk! Just a moment..." *click* "Hi! This is the Equestrian Help Desk! Just a moment..." *click*
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:iconbaron-engel:
Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Now I am imagine Screwball with somewhat stereotypical nasally receptionist/ operator voice.
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Aramis-Dagaz Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Or her voice, accent, and demeanor changes each time. First, it's a bored New Yorker, then an overly enthusiastic Valley Girl, and then she screams "I will swallow your soul!" as though Great Cthuhlu just emerged through the switchboard, promptly followed by a cheerful "Just a moment!"
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Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
That's great!
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TakeWalker Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
Haha, I love this. Oh god, she's so cute in your style. :D
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:iconbaron-engel:
Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks glad you like,
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:iconognimod:
Ognimod Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
I should probably clear this up: my question on the show about Andur/everything else status is very much mine, but at the same time I presumed it was something newcomers would want to know (Screwball himself did).

Apparently DustyKatt has a FA account... His profile info starts, "Not what you would think your typical furry would be."
...I didn't even know he was a furry. I guess that was before half of the furry fandom jumped ship for ponies forever (no, not you)
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ardashir Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
So Screwball (the pony) is a computer programmer? Much is explained.
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Maggie-X-Awesomeness Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
such a cute image
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ColonelYeo Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Such a screwy pony. :XD:

Also nice idea with John de Lancie's ponysona. I was quite surprised to see that folks had made one for him in the documentary.
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Orca19904 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
The mouse plugs into the keyboard? That seems kinda dubious...
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EarlMcClaw Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
I've seen keyboards designed like that. Some because they have USB ports, at least one from Apple (an old Mac design), and then there's those that tucked a whole computer into an over-thick keyboard chassis. At least it avoids the "too short a cable" problem on the mouse.
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:iconbaron-engel:
Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey, its screwball. She'd probably a plug a chicken to if she thought it might do something....except annoy the chicken.
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anzul Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Student General Artist
heh, cute idea :)

and theres no link for the vid.
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:iconbaron-engel:
Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I could not get a good link so unfortunately you need to scroll the older episodes until you get to number 26.
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:iconognimod:
Ognimod Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
I found this: [link] It's part of a playlist, but it works.
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EarlMcClaw Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
And you say "here" at the bottom, but the links at the top.
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:iconbaron-engel:
Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I just told people to go the show and look for episode 26
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:iconearlmcclaw:
EarlMcClaw Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
Works for me.
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