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Interview for Equestria Daily

Fri Sep 16, 2011, 11:41 AM

Here's an interview I did for Equestria Daily about Season 1.  If you've ever been interested in the behind-the-scenes structure of an animated show, you'll enjoy this long and thorough interview.

More development sketches coming soon.  Be sure to check out the premiere of Season 2 tomorrow morning on the Hub!  If people seem to like it, I'll post some of my first development sketches of the new villian.  ;)

A lot of folks asking what colors this pony sketch would be------ I'm rather pale skinned, but peachy flesh colored ponies look weird to me, so white body and slightly purplish, dark red hair.  If you want, color away!


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BlueBeacon Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hello Lauren first I'd like to say your an amazing creator and love your work. Also what do you think of your pony OC ?…
alissajuett Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yeh and by the way, what is happening with mlp now?
alissajuett Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ive always loved your ponysona Lauren, but you need to make more art of her! She is gorgeous~
Ive finally made a ponysona too, she is my icon

Please no body but lauren reply to this...i don't want all these comments on my page. So could you, lauren please?
DaLittleBlueTrain1 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Student General Artist
I feel sorry for you now my queen, when seeing that sketch above.
tenko72 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
That's awesome! I'm reading it now.
Poppy664 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
You ponifiedddd!!!!
Cool! :lol:
MotoNeko Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
seems like ALOT of work O.O
yarrik6 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
As usual, awesomeness. Thank you again ever so much for bringing FiM to our lives. :)
skechygrl Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Wait. So... you are the creator of MLP FiM????!!!! Really?! Really?!?!?! Oh, my gosh, lady! You rock awesomeness like nobody's BUSINESS, yo!!!!!
davidbillups Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
my little pony is awsome!
taytay1999 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
i coloured the sketch hope you like it [link]
Luna-Simba-Neon Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
even her ponysona is awesome, thanks for putting this up here!
StarWisherMidnight Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Student Artist
Curious question,

I've seen deviants draw the ponysona before and/or colored this image, and I see what the colors are supposed to be for the body, mane, etc. but I ask, has there been a decision on what color the eyes would be? Cause i've seen so many of them with gold, green, blue, brown, etc. I don't know which one is the right color and if I want to draw her in the future, I need to know please? Thanks ~
Somethingguy912 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional Writer
this truly expresses you. Nice job, Lauren!
AngelFreddy Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011
I watched it after reading ones fan fiction of mlp and star craft and then I checked the episodes. That's when I was hooked.
Cqal Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011   General Artist
I just realized something!!!

Your art reminds me a little of the art from panty and stocking... epsecially this piece.
tenko72 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
IIRC the people who made that at Gainax are fans of her, so Panty & Stocking w/Garterbelt looks like that on purpose.
Insanity-Leach Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
I used to say Bleh to all the new MLP stuff on the internet and was diehard against it (cause it was too "Girly"). However, as it grew as a phenomenon and I started to see mashup videos and fanart spread across the internet I couldn't help but wonder exactly how popular it was. That was when I found the Brony movement. Now, I'm a guy, hard rock fan, love action movies, and violent video games, the whole bit, so when I finally sat down and saw the show for the first time and discovered I liked it I couldn't believe it! That day I became a Brony. Thank you for your amazing work! XD
Plinky799 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Student General Artist
I love you. So much. You're awesome! I wanna be just like you when I get older ♥
MakoCrab Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great interview. I frequent a lot of Transformers message boards, and I have to tell you, Lauren, that even the die-hard TF fans generally agree that MLP is the best thing on the HUB, beating out even the new TF show.
What you've managed to create with MLP:FiM is incredible, and I love every minute of it. Thanks for everything and best of luck in all your future projects! :D
Viethra-Schepherd Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
This has probably been said before, but Johnjoseco did two awesome images of your new alicorn ponysona. Thought I'd toss em up here since you seem to read when I comment on your journal more than anywhere else I try to post on you page. Well, besides the fact that it is relevant to the journal. They are really nice. Enjoy!


darkevera Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
It is awsome that season 2 is starting to kick off in a smoth gliude to a new begining hope you make it works out Lauren I enjoyed the new episode it was great good bye for now michael elisha out
AlealiaKitsune Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Student General Artist
Can has online internship? Please?

I'm doing a class at University that requires an internship and I'm really excited to get into interactive entertainment and storytelling.

I absolutely love Cartoon Network ... I practically grew up on the powerpuff girls, dextor's laboratory, johnny bravo, courage the cowardly dog ....... all of them! And I fell in love with Foster's ... yes, this may sound like sucking up big time but really ... I just love the stuff! I cannot get enough of visually and substantially appealing cartoons.

And then Friendship is Magic roared into my life.

I love that you are passionate about making good entertainment for girls. As a child I was quite the tomboy and I just did not enjoy all of the girly you will grow up always worrying about your looks and getting married and having a family and be a homemaker stuff. And even though I had Buttercup to relate to she was quite fiery XD I would have loved Rainbow Dash!

I really look up to you!
AlealiaKitsune Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Student General Artist
* :P
K4nK4n Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
I saved the entire webpage of that, haha.
dancinninjac Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
That is so cool. The interview was very insightful. Thank you for doing it, and for bringing ponies into our lives!
Doran-Eirok Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The interview was such a lovely read, thank you for that. :) It was really informative about some of what goes on behind the scenes of this magical show we've all come to love so deeply. Your words toward the end regarding gender equality in media really felt meaningful and powerful to me as well, as that's an issue that I've found myself caring more and more about. I feel like FiM has made a huge impact on it for a lot of people. Thanks for everything. ^..^
meme123513 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Student General Artist
I made the picture! I used [link]
KittMouri Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
Coolness! And I didn't know that the Galaxy Girls were at FAO Schwartz! I'll have to see if I can find them the next time I'm on 5th Ave :)
Suzume-Kuchiki Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lunar Republic FTW!!!!
Tanto Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
On behalf of the eager brony community, let me thank you for making this interview with EqD, it was a real pleasure to read it and gain a bit of insight on the background :)

Thank you for creating such a wonderful show and I wish you the very best in everything ^-^

P.S: Now that I know you LURK, I can never post so free-mindedly ever again :P
shadowtails13 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
I will be giving that interview a look, and also, best way (and especially villain) to kick off season 2 ever! (I would very, very much LOVE to see Discord concept art too~)
althebunny Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
I dunno, a pale pony be almost like one of the four horses of the appoclypse LOL
fishinigami Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Student General Artist
i was so excited when i read that!!!
DarkSenshi Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I'm glad you did that interview. I'm always interested to hear what kind of (and how much) work goes into a production like this, and how it all begins. I feel like I am somewhat starved of this type of information, and the details are very much appreciated. I'm also glad to hear you are pleased with the results and positive audience response. You and everyone involved with the show really deserve it.
swagsterlionel Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Hihi ms.faust.. I'm just wondering if you can draw my little pony as power puff girls? And thanks :)
DrCaptPepperGirl Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011   Filmographer
I read the interview and watched the premiere episode. :)

I enjoyed learning about the behind the scenes of MLP:FiM and enjoyed seeing the new premiere episode. :D I can't wait to see part 2!

Personally, I was expecting Discord to be an evil Colt but I was completely surprised that he was a combination of all different kinds of animals. He may look goofy looking but the design and voice totally suits him since, well, he's all about chaos.

I look forward to whatever you post here on DA. I always enjoying seeing your artwork. :)
sharkbyte3827 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
The fact that John de Lancie plays the voice of the new villian has my little pony fan going into a Pinky Pie joy dance XD.

Can't wait too see your original style on the character and any others you may have done.

I love your pony character here in the journal. Poor thing is busy.

I'm only now reading through your interview. :)
awrah Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
A flesh colored pony would look weird. Like it had been shaved.
ThePandamis Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
Awesome interview by the way. You inspired me to draw the beautiful Luna: [link]

Thanks again for everything!
Sunflarethecat Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
glad i'm not the only one who thinks pink flesh-colored ponies look weird. only the brown flesh-colored ones don't. maybe because there are brown ponies already? idk.
RuffyYoshi Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Loved the interview. :) I would like to ask, will we be seeing more of Luna in this season? I know you said something about what she symbolizes and the reason why she didn't appear more than once in season 1.
Frubban Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
It's been confirmed that there will be more Luna in season 2! :D
RuffyYoshi Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful!! =D
yeld Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Loved the interview, so inspiring.
MikePhantom Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
you allready got bombed with millions of pony fanart and now you will see your ponyfied self among them...

u kinda like rarity... a bit masochistic
*points nervously at flankslap scene* she just complained about the mule thing!!!!!
Tifa-the-Strange Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
It seems so fitting that you drew yourself as an Alicorn, so graceful :icondashawesomefaceplz:
You, madam, win at life.

El-Drago-800 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
FIM OC Rule #1: Lauren Faust is the only one allowed to have an alicorn as an OC. X)
Latharion Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Student General Artist
I will def be checking out the interview! ! Ty for sharing your insight and drive with us. Looking foward to the new season!
RiokennG3 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Color I shall!
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