Nov 24, 2012

Tridgeon Hall of Pony

We're back in action with a new Hall of Pony interview! This time, I got the chance to interview Tridgeon, an amazing artist who uses more traditional methods than most creators in the brony community... Rather than using a computer program to make his art, he creates almost all of his pieces with oil paints on canvas. For each new painting, he even builds his own wooden frame and stretches the canvas himself. And not only is his work unique, it looks absolutely fantastic!
Check after the break to read the interview and see some great artwork. And be sure to head over to Tridgeon's gallery to see more!

1.When/how did you discover MLP:FIM?

I discovered MLP:FIM through a friend who told me to watch it, though Ive always watched cartoons such as Samurai Jack, Powerpuff Girls, and The Iron Giant and was excited to hear about Lauren Faust's new show.

2.Who is your favorite main cast character and why?

Applejack, shes a down to earth character who wears an awesome hat!

3.Who is your favorite background character (this is anypony other than the main 6. ie not Twilight, Fluttershy...)?

Since reading Background Pony by Short Skirts and Explosions, its has to be Lyra.

4.Who would you follow, Celestia or Luna?

Luna, the Lunar Republic has the best music!

5.What would you tell someone who hasn't watched the show?

Give it a shot if you like cartoons, its got an all-star voice acting cast and was created by Lauren Faust.

6.What are your influences?

I love impressionistic painters such as Van Gogh and Manet, but I also enjoy artists within the fandom such as Tsitra and the Inexplicable Brony.
Based on artwork by theinexplicablebrony.

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?

Neil deGrasse Tyson "In 5-billion yrs the Sun will expand & engulf our orbit as the charred ember that was once Earth vaporizes. Have a nice day."

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.)

Im always impressed by how Equestria Daily continues to maintain a constant news feed with so few administrators.

9.Just a little about yourself. This is open ended, so you tell us anything you want to tell.

Other than painting I also enjoy collecting military rifles and target shooting, with my favorite rifle being my 1955 H&R M1 Garand.

Welcome to the Hall of Pony, Tridgeon! We here at OIM look forward to seeing more of your amazing paintings!

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