So, a month or so ago, somebody was asking me about what I like to draw. I listed off a couple of things, and someone asked to draw a specific character for them from their favorite anime. I began drawing, only to discover something terrible; I had forgotten how to draw human anatomy, as I had only been drawing ponies for pretty much the past year. Then I realized, Ponies was basically ALL I knew how to draw anymore. Embarrassed, I apologized, admitting that I couldn't remember how to draw anime proportions. The person seemed a little saddened, and I felt fairly guilty and ashamed. I swore to myself I'd try to steer away from Pony related things for a while, but got swept up in the hype for Season 4 and completely forgot.
But then, recently, I discovered a new show: Kill la Kill. Let me say this now; Kill la Kill is now one of my favorite shows of all time. It's basically lifted me out of a 5 year depression, to the point where I've been so inspired by the show that I am now focusing on getting myself fit, as well as inspired me to try to improve my drawing ability as much as possible. I can say that, without a doubt in my mind, Kill la Kill is the greatest anime to be produced since Gurren Lagann (which, coincidently, is made by the same company.)
The reason I bring this up is because I'm shifting my focus; I want to move away from drawing EXCLUSIVELY My Little Pony. I had gotten so enveloped in the fandom that my life become entirely BASED around the show. It was only when I watched Kill la Kill that I was pulled back out of the hole I had dug myself into, and seen how it had shifted from being something as little as an interest to an obsession, and then to a full on addiction.
So, that's it.
I'm taking a break from Ponies. Expect fan-art from shows other than My Little Pony for a while. Not forever, but for a while. I really think this has been a long time coming, and it was only until recently how important it is for me to stretch my boundaries, draw new things, master techniques that I will use in the future instead of obsessing over one little thing.
See you on the other side.
I forgot how to draw humans.
I remembered how to draw humans.
I want to continue drawing humans.
I got too obsessed with MLP.
Kill la Kill is one of the greatest things ever.