NastyLady! While she is most known for her amazing steampunk ponies, she's also made a few pony sculptures and has been working on a comic series called "All the Words".
Check out the interview after the break!
1.When/how did you discover MLP:FIM?
-I was noticing pony stuff on DeviantArt and all around the Internet for quite a long time but I started watching the show in October 2011, shortly after Discord episodes were aired.
But that wasn’t my first contact with MLP. When I was a kid I used to play with G2 and G3 ponies, and because of that I was very skeptical about FIM, although I usually love all sorts of cartoons. I thought it was just some weird meme or something and soon it would die like many others before. It didn’t, though, so I gave the show a try. “It is... pretty good” I thought... then I discovered this amazing, huge MLP:FIM fandom.
If not for the fandom, I probably wouldn’t stick into ponies. For me, the show is a base for awesome fan creations.
2.Who is your favorite main cast character and why?
-That’s the most difficult question ever. Like many others I simply can’t pick one pony. I love all of them. But right now (in two weeks it will probably change) I think that Twilight Sparkle and Pinkie Pie are my favourites.
Twilight, because, well, she’s a great, non-stereotypical character. I don’t think I have to explain that! I also think I somehow identify with her, you know, being a bit socially awkward, super-organised, care about (in my case) drawing more than about friends. I could even say I learn friendship with her.
And Pinkie... she’s just disturbing. I always liked those freaky characters who are constantly doing impossible things just because nobody told them it is impossible. Her breakdown was brilliant, too. I may be wrong, but for me she’s the most mysterious pony of them all.
3.Who is your favorite background character?
-I’m a big fan of background ponies. Escpecially those who hardly ever speak a word, like Derpy, Doctor Whooves, Colgate, Carrot Top, Lyra, Bon Bon, Vinyl or Octavia.
I think I like Doctor Whooves the most, thanks to the awesome Ask Discord Whooves tumblr. The fact I’m a Whovian can also have something to do with that.
I also love Vinyl, mostly for her awesome design and fan-created personality.
And my favourite supporting characters are Sweetie Belle, Braeburn and the Wonderbolts.
4.Who would you follow, Celestia or Luna?
-Celestia, I think. I’m not into this whole Solar Empire/Lunar Republic stuff. Celestia is a more experienced ruler than Luna, besides, Nightmare Moon, right? Trusting somepony who wanted to bring an eternal night and hasn’t been around for 1000 years just doesn’t sound like a good idea to me.
But don’t get me wrong, I really like Luna. And night. I just think Celestia is a better ruler.
5.What would you tell someone who hasn't watched the show?
-That it’s worth a try. That you should just chill out, forget your age and enjoy the humor, singing and friendship pouring out of your screen. But I wouldn’t insist.
6.What are your influences?
-It’s hard to tell. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone who I could call “perfect artist and my master from now on”. Usually it’s more like I admire one single element of somebody’s style.
Like Slugbox’ shading, atryl’s simple linearts, FoxInShadow’s roughness or jitterbugjive’s ability to portray pony expressions.
And of course many other pony and non-pony artists. Oh, and I love the style of 80’s comic books.
7.If you had one quote (from anything) that has really had an impact on you/just a saying you really liked, what would it be?
-I’m not really into quotes. However, there is a song that says “hold on to what you try to be,
your individuality”. And this is, I think, the most important thing.
Basically the whole song has a huge impact on me. It really filled me with positive attitude to the world. It’s called “Bring It All Back” by S Club 7. Just listen to it.
8.What is the best pony site you know? (Hint Hint, remember you're doing this thing for Obsession Is Magic, but I do encourage you to be truthful.)
-I think I won’t be the first one who says “Equestria Daily”. I also follow a few ask-pony tumblrs. The best ones are akdiscordwhooves.tumblr.com and ask-jappleack.tumblr.com.
9.Just a little about yourself. This is open ended, so you tell us anything you want to tell.
-Oh dear, another difficult one. Well, I am Polish... and I will come of age in three years... and I’m self taught, like many other Internet artists...
What else can I say?
I love Polish and Russian science-fiction books. I believe in TARDIS. I try to enjoy every little thing around me.
I also wear a hat.
Welcome to the Hall of Pony, NastyLady! We here at Obsession Is Magic look forward to whatever brilliant work of art you make next, steampunk or otherwise!