Perpetually irked

The wonderful and amazing guy in my life I’m lucky to call my boyfriend is an avid fan of the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic show. Although I initially didn’t care for the show at all, I bribed him into watching something and in exchange I agreed to watch one episode to give it a chance.

All 3 seasons later I’ve grown fond of the simple charms and humor in the characters’ personalities and I’m actually looking forward to season 4!

Anyway, one of our mutually favored ponies is Cherry Berry, the often disgruntled looking background pony with no major role. She’s depicted doing a lot of manual labor, like raking leaves and pulling a garbage cart, and her perpetually irked face has become a running gag for us. She’s featured in a number of comics and questionnaires being her rebellious self.

Ponies are surprisingly hard to draw. Their proportions are pretty specific and they very easily look very wrong and skewed if you mess that up. It’s been difficult for me to copy the official style, but as you can see in the image featured at the top of this post I’m not doing too badly! I haven’t drawn a lot for people, but because he makes me happy I’ve been doing my best to draw him things that will brighten his day.

A couple of weeks ago, I drew his original character Samantha Brooks:

Samantha Brooks

But what to do for Halloween? I thought of drawing his favorite pony Applejack in a costume, but realized that wouldn’t turn out well (because standards are hard to live up to). Then I thought of how much CherBer probably loathes Halloween with all the candy and dressing up, so then my brain instantly clicked the only reason she’d wear any costume at all: being bribed/having lost a bet.

And who’s more fun to lose a bet to than Fluttershy?

If you like ponies and a good sense of humor, I highly recommend you check out his gallery.


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