Was the the start of your decent into madness?
Habawha? You mean the start of the pony thing? Well, yea. But look at it as part of something, a journey. Drawing them helped me to get better in digital art, I started using colors, I started to communicate with people, and pretty much launched my career. I had no idea where I was going and what to do before this, and this fandom helped me through a hard time. Look at the numbers: How many pictures I uploaded, and how frequently before, and after I started. The difference is day and night. I also mixed the two along the way, if you remember the fantasy inspired pony pics. And who knows, maybe one day I can work on more original stuff, and introduce people to my fantasy world.
In such a short time too, the difference if you did this today would be immense. Though I will say, those first gala pics you uploaded soon after this did show you always had a knack for costume design. It makes me happy to see someone grow so much, especially when the reverse, artists who don't budge much over a decade, kinda makes me feel like wasted potential. But not everyone finds a muse, horse-shaped or otherwise. You are lucky to find the fandom, but the fandom was also lucky to find you. I hope your OC does work out, won't be for a lack of merit at least.
This picture reminds me of ALF.
Looking at the battered package, I remembered the opening scene from Ace Ventura.
Can't send those in the mail.
Derpy being Derpy,was there ever a doubt?
damn it derpy you ate my muffin again
XD good work!