I bought a set of multicolor ballpoint pens from Target the other day and decided on a whim to try them out tonight. I love working in pen. When I work with a medium like this, it really forces me to work around my mistakes and try to make them work. It also forces me to go right into working in color as opposed to sketching in pencil, inking, and coloring.
Rarity being my subject matter was totally on a whim as well. My little Rarity figure just happened to be sitting on the desk in front of me so I figured "why not?". I do rather like the new Friendship is Magic show. I come from the olden days with the first generation of My Little Pony. I loved them as a kid and then collected them for a while as an adult before moving on to bigger, more expensive collections. So my love for the show comes from a different place than a lot of the kids today. It's funny, though, b/c I'm not all super crazy fanatical about the show. It is very cute and I do enjoy it, but I never think of myself like it so much that I want to draw it, but I find myself drawing it more and more often lately. I swear, this show gets in your head and makes a secret little home there. LOL!
Rarity has become a favorite. Originally my favorite was Applejack and I do still like her, but I find myself more drawn to Rarity. I think some would easily write her off as the "bitch", but she's actually very generous and so creative. So yeah, she's won a special place in my heart.