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(WIP)- A Day with Dad by Earthsong9405 (WIP)- A Day with Dad by Earthsong9405
I usually just redraw things as a sketch and just leave it at that, but I've decided to do something different here because just looking at the old version sparked inspiration. o3o

So, uh, as a part of my plan to raise some money to go to Bronycon, I'm going to be selling a couple of prints before said con to those who won't be able to make it, as well as those who simply want a print early. For this plan, I'm doing a little series of watercolor paintings that are pretty simplistic in nature, possibly with the theme of "Family", and will be $8 for an 8x11 print, and $10 for an 11x17 print.

So! To start off, here is the WIP sketchidoodle of Roid Rage (or Snowflake, whichever you fancy more) and Featherweight. This was originally a redraw of this:

But, the more I looked at it, the more I wanted to do an overhall of sorts. So, here it is! A complete redraw of the characters plus a background. C:

For those of you who aren't familiar with my headcanon here, it is in my mind that Roid Rage and Featherweight are father and son. Long story short, Featherweight was an unplanned pregnancy of Roid Rage and his unnamed girlfriend. After debating abortion, then adoption, the couple ultimately decided to keep the foal, and while Roid Rage's love for his unborn foal grew and the idea of being a father, his girlfriend detested the idea of being a mother. Regardless of being pregnant, she hung out with the wrong crowd, often went out to party, and drunk alchohol and overall didn't take care of herself (despite Roid's pleas for her to do so) which resulted in little Featherweight to be born very sickly and small. Regardless, Roid felt his heart swell with fatherly love whenever his eyes fell on his tiny son.

Roid Rage took the responsibilities of being a parent head on, while his girlfriend basically ditched both her boyfriend and her newborn foal to do whatever the hell she wanted. The only times she ever came back to the apartment was to sleep, and that was far and few inbetween chances. Finally, after months of trying to put up with her unresponsible habits and neglecting their son, Roid Rage demanded that she leave, which she did. That left him with poor little Featherweight to raise on his own.

 This came with a lot of job hopping (sometimes even taking up two or more jobs at once), going without meals to pay bills and buy the nutrients and supplies needed for taking care of his son, and of course other sorts of hardships that came with being a single parent.

But despite it all, Roid found himself at his happiest with the little foal. And of course, he didn't go through it completely alone; his best buddy Thunderlane would help out by watching little Featherweight when he babysat his own baby brother, as well as help him look for jobs.

Finally, things began to turn around for the better. Roid Rage managed to find a steady and decent paying job (thanks to the help of some friends), Featherweight's health improved and continued to do so, and he found a smaller, cozier apartment over the skies of Ponyville where rent wasn't too big of a problem. And from then on, their lives have been improving. c:

But, uh.... yeah. So this is them, spending some quality father/son time. 8D

I'll color this very soon so all of ya's hang tight. And to those who are possibly interested in getting a print of this, feel free to comment or send me a note. C: After this one, I'll be doing one for Rainbow Dash and Scootaloo, so if you're interested in that one too, the same applies.

Other than that, though, ask away if you have any questions, and thanks for stopping by and taking a look! ^.^

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:icondrawingstain1oo:
DrawingStain1oo Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
Oh ... Its amazing ! Dady and strong little pony <3
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks. c:
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lukeMGH Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
cool story and theres irony for him being his son, hope in your headcanon he grows as strong as his dad
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks.

However, he won't grow anywhere near as strong as his father. He'll be lean and tall, but is not a weight-lifting enthusiast like his dad. Instead, he'll be a tech geek, insanely smart and resourceful and able to fix almost anything he gets his hooves on. He's especially talented with his camera.
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ThunderTracker325 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013   Writer
touching story. beautiful drawing, and such detail for a pencil drawing. given me a new headcanon, even though i found this image already under the impression they were at least brothers, if not father and son
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:iconearthsong9405:
Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks. :3
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ThunderTracker325 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013   Writer
no problem
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bbb35 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
:iconchuuplz: So cute!!
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:iconearthsong9405:
Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! :3
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bbb35 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
Gorgeous work, keep it up :D
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Redtriangle Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
That is is a heartbreaking story but a lovely one too. :happycry:
Now I know why a bulky stallion and skinny colt are father and son.
I have to think not only twice but three times before calling Featherweight "Chicken Legs." ^^;
Still, I think Featherweight is taller than most Ponies of his age.

So are you going to tell a story about Roid Rage becoming a Wonderbolt?
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Seeing as Roid Rage is the father of Featherweight and what the little colt's been through, I wouldn't even THINK about calling him Chicken Legs. That's just asking for a world of hurt from his dad. >.>

As for Roid Rage becoming a Wonderbolt, I don't know. Becoming a Wonderbolt in my headcanon means you are joining the Army, as the Wonderbolts are a Fighter Squadron, and among the best (if not THE best) there is. So one can't simply go to tryouts and make it. You have to go through Basic, and once you go through that, THEN you go to AIT, the Wonderbolt Academy being one of them. Whether or not you're actually placed upon one of the Wonderbolt Squadrons depends on just how good, adaptable, and hard-working you, and it certainly isn't easy at all. Only the best of the best can manage to be placed on a Wonderbolt Squadron.

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Redtriangle Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
The world of hurt part, that I already know myself. ^^;
If I may add, my only strongest muscles are in my legs, and you can guess what they're for. :sprint:

I can understand.
But what in this case? Did Roid Rage join the Wonderbolt Academy to prove his worth to his son, Featherweight, and if graduated, earn a better career?
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Roid Rage would probably join eventually, but it won't be because he wants to prove his worth to his son. Featherweight already knows just how far his father's willing to go to make sure he's healthy and happy, and the little colt makes sure he lets his dad know just how much he appreciates him.
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Redtriangle Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
That's is a lovely story. In my conclusion, you're saying Featherweight loves his father no matter how hard he work.
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Of course. Any child would. Just like any good father would love his son no matter what.
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Redtriangle Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
That is a loving theme. :love:

About the part "Any child would" love their father. To tell you the sad truth, I don't.
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LucyQ602 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
sweet, i love the body feathers.
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:iconearthsong9405:
Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks. c:
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TheSorceressRaven Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
beautiful work :)
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! c:
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TheSorceressRaven Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome :)
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GhostWolfHybrid Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
awww, this is adorable! cant wait to see it finnished
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:iconearthsong9405:
Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! :3
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GhostWolfHybrid Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
mum hum!
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JeanineWilder Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
First of all, I want to say I'm a big fan of your work. Very big talent. 

Second of all, I might possibly be interested in a print. This picture is so precious, and it made me smile :)


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:iconearthsong9405:
Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, both for the comment and the interest in a print! ^.^

I'll be dishing out the finished product soon enough, so if you're still interested by then just toss me a note. C:
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:iconjeaninewilder:
JeanineWilder Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
Sweet! Thanks :)
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CeilingFen Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ROID!!! Aww, I love that story sooo much <3
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:iconearthsong9405:
Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks. ^.^
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:iconceilingfen:
CeilingFen Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
mr buff daddy :P
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lonelynightrain Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I absolutely love this picture!
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:iconearthsong9405:
Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I'm glad you do! ^.^
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lonelynightrain Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love them!
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ShadowSketch91 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Student General Artist
been watching your art and stuff for quite some time now and i gotta admit, your art is not in need of a background with the style you handle, i think it's just that good, awesome and inspiring, but when you actually DO a background, especially with these two like this, its simply mind-blowing :D
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! ^.^
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ShadowSketch91 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Student General Artist
no, thank you, for continuing the constant stream of inspiration :D
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SaphiraDragonHert Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awe so sweet my heart melted seeing this adorable scene
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:iconearthsong9405:
Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you. x3
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Luxray-girl Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Was this done on paper?
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:iconearthsong9405:
Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Of course.
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Luxray-girl Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sweet!
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:iconninjagirl86:
ninjagirl86 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
:owww-cute:
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:iconearthsong9405:
Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
C:
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ninjagirl86 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
Omg you dont know how happy I am you replayed back to just my little face thing X3
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:iconearthsong9405:
Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Oh course! I make it a point to reply to everyone who comments on my stuff. C:
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ninjagirl86 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
Everyone??!? but your like super popular, wouldn't it be over whelming to reply?
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:iconearthsong9405:
Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I'm not that popular, so it's no big deal. c:
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:iconninjagirl86:
ninjagirl86 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
Well your great :3 I look up to you as an artist! :3 
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:iconearthsong9405:
Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Aw, thank you! ^.^ From what I see in your gallery, I'd say you're coming along just fine. Keep up the good work! C:
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