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SilentArtist137 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Hello Baron! As a fellow lucid dreamer with several active dreamscapes, I'm curious what your method is for preserving such fantastic detail in your retellings. You've noted several times that your current dreams take place far ahead of the narrative that we're currently seeing, which I assume means you write things down long after they've happened. Do you jot down all of the details as they come, or do you have some other tactic for remembering? I'm highly excited to have come across someone with an experience so similar to mine! I thought for a long time that I might be the only one. 
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Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Well I have a couple things that I do. First I will often do sketches as soon as possible after the dream to help me remember events that happened in it. I will also take notes when possible to help as well.

However I do have couple other techniques that I can use that might be considered cheats. Since my dreamscape dreams are sequential if I need to remember some detail I can often go back in another dream and ask the character what happened.

"Hey AJ which window did Applebloom accidentally throw the ball through?"

The other technique I can use is ask Petina. Since she is aware that she's a character existing in my mind she can often rummage around in my subconscious and find some missing details and replay them like a video for me in the staging area. Or she'll produce what can only be described as transcripts from my dreams. This is very handy if I am trying to remember a part of a dream that I was not physically there, but instead I saw it as if I was a camera crew following other characters around.

 In fact if I have not had a dream for a while in a particular dreamscape Petina will hold the equivalent of a briefing to remind me of things and bring me back up to speed. She loves Power Point.

Does that help or make any sense?
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SilentArtist137 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
     Ahh, I see. I also try to sketch things out as quickly as possible, at least enough to capture the feel of what I've seen and jog my memory, but with how busy my daily schedule is I often don't have time. I do tend to have enough "intuition" to fill in the gaps where I've gotten fuzzy, since my dreams are mostly sequential, too. However, it sounds like the situation is somewhat different with me. When I dream, I become a part of someone else's consciousness (one specific character from each dreamscape's world). Later, I am fully able to distinguish between my thoughts and emotions and those of the character, but during the dream, it's as if I don't exist. Rather, I see and experience things through the eyes of a different person, who's thought processes and personality are completely different from mine. It's an interesting mesh of first and third person limited point of view, and it allows me to live through the story without having to write myself out of it later when I retell it (since I was never in it in the first place).
     Unfortunately, that means that I can't do what you do and ask for a refresher. If something becomes relevant later in the dream sequence, I often have access to whatever understanding my ""avatar"" character has, meaning that I can use that information to figure things out. I can also go back and reenact dream "arcs" or "threads" in my conscious mind if I remember a key event, but that's only really helpful for important developments, not the vivid detail that I want. It's awesome that you can do those things, though! If you can, tell Petunia that she's unequivocally fabulous ;). I love all of her appearances.
     Thank you for taking the time to answer me! I'll try to find the time to jot down more notes and sketches as they come. In the meantime, I can't wait to see how Chrysalis's attempted coup unfolds in your dreamscape drawings. I rarely ever comment, but your updates are often the highlights of my day.
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Dorian-no-John Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017

Watching your drawings brings great pleasure. You have a talent and a lot of patience, I even envy a little.
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Micro-the-Autobot Featured By Owner May 26, 2017
Ever tried drawing anthro Nightmare Moon or just Nightmare Moon in general? I only imagine how cool she'd look in your style :D
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cdgfgbcfgko Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016  Hobbyist
your art is truly amazing remarkable may I ask though how did u come with the skunk and fox character? and what tools did you use to colour them?
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Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Well most of the characters you'll see in my galleries are from my dreams. I'm lucid dreamer of sorts and a good portion of the art I do based off images and events from them. The female skunk is Rosemary Parker and she's A character who I've had in my dreamscapes since 1992.

Most of the color work you'll see here, especially involving Rosemary. Is done in traditional media. In particular a mixture of colored pencil, marker pen, technical pen, and some gouache.
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cdgfgbcfgko Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016  Hobbyist
thank you very for much for explaining and telling me and who is your favourite character you have done so far?
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Numbsoul Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
What an amazing gallery, you rules, pal!!!
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Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm glad you enjoy my work so much.
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