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A Cottage in the Woods by kefkafloyd
A Cottage in the Woods
My contribution to the Brony Thank You Fund 2017 calendar. I was asked to provide a painting in the style of a famous painter; I chose Bob Ross. Mr. Ross has been an inspiration to me ever since I was a wee lad watching him on public television. As a boy, I begged my mother to get me a paint set so I could paint along with Bob. My ten year old self didn't do very well, of course, but it was one of the many steps I had to take on my journey as an artist.

Fluttershy's cottage is nestled into a Ross-esque landscape full of happy little trees. Trying to mimic him using digital tools was quite a challenge, as his wet-on-wet technique is meant to make fast oil painting easy. I have to admit that it was one of the less stressful projects I've ever done, since the days of me struggling to paint along with Bob have faded away. What a difference twenty-odd years makes!

If you buy one of the calendars, the proceeds go to a charity near and dear to me, the Jimmy Fund. The Jimmy Fund and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute are global leaders in research to find a cure, and have a massive impact on lives not just in New England, but from across the globe. You can buy the calendar online here… or by going to a convention that the BTYF attends.
Hi All,

Online orders of Bound Together are now available. If you're not going to be able to make it to a convention or just want the book delivered to your door, you can order it online via the BFG website and paypal.…

Click on the Buy Now link. All proceeds go to the Against Malaria foundation. If you haven't gotten a copy of the book, now's the time to do it. You'll help a good cause and have a good time!
Hi folks!

I'll be at Equestria LA in Anaheim, California on Sept. 4-6. My table is number one (and no, that's not just a joke). I'll have a full complement of prints and new buttons and keyrings for sale.

Also, Bronies for Good will have a table, so you will be able to get copies of Bound Together!

Meanwhile on Sept. 12-13, I'll be at Granitecon in Manchester, New Hampshire. But we won't be selling pony art! Instead, I'm teaming up with my friend Tony to have a costume photo booth! DT Costume Photography will be at booth #D10-11. We will have a full-service photo booth with printing capabilities. You will be able to pick up professional photo prints at the show as well as digital files for use on Facebook and other locations. Even if you're not in costume, we'll be happy to take headshots for your promotion purposes. This is a new venture for us and we are hoping that conventions will find it helpful. Make sure to stop by and get your picture taken!
Hey All,

It's summertime, and that means conventions!

July 10-12: Grand Brony Gala, Tampa, FL

July 17-19: TrotCon, Columbus OH at Table 18. I'll also be hosting a panel at 8 PM on Friday about vending at conventions

August 7-9: BronyCon, Balitmore MD. I wasn't planning on going initially, but a friend had to back out and wanted me to take their split. So I'll be splitting table 104 with the fabulous :iconfuyusfox: and you should definitely come down and meet both of us!

I'll also be at Equestria LA and Nightmare Nights Dallas, but tables have not been assigned for those.

Lastly, at GraniteCon this year in New Hampshire we're planning on doing a costume photo booth! It'll be a first for us, but we're hoping that it will be a success.
Greetings, folks!

Everfree Northwest will be here before you know it (about a week and a half of this writing), and you can meet me there! I'll be at table #74, with my usual assortment of prints, buttons, and the new keyrings!

After Everfree, I am also confirmed for two other conventions in the near future:

Grand Brony Gala in Tampa, Florida on July 10-12 and TrotCon in Columbus, Ohio on July 17-19. Other conventions are in the applications phase and if I'll be showing up somewhere else, you'll be sure to hear about it. EQLA and Nightmare Nights Dallas are probables, as well as local conventions in the Boston area.

Unfortunately, I was waitlisted by Bronycon and unless someone cancels and I come up on the list, the odds of me having a table are very slim. This will be the first Bronycon I'll miss since 2012, so if you want to pick up some of my stuff, you will have to do it at other conventions!

This is also true of Bound Together as well. Bronies for Good will not have a table, though they are currently working on another arrangement to have the book available at the convention. If we have more information, I will post and let people know. We may also have another online sale for Bound Together in the future. Now that all the preorders are fulfilled we have a good idea of what it takes to send out books, so stay tuned if you missed preorders and can't get to a convention. It was nice to see the Magicon preview posted on EqD, which got a lot of hits and views. Remember, all the proceeds after the printing costs go to Against Malaria Foundation. The project is already well in the black and every book sold means more lives saved.

Thoughts and Such

Now that some time has passed, I feel I can comment about the recent Playboy article that featured myself and others. Zarom, the fellow who wrote the article, was a kind and gracious interviewer. When he first approached me, I noticed that he had a nice camera (a Canon C300, IIRC) and we just chatted a bit. He asked if I wanted to be interviewed, and i agreed. We talked about a number of subjects, including the convention itself, what my current favorite shows were, what I did for a living, my opinion of ponies, et cetera. He used only a fraction of the interview as actual quotes in the article, but there are bits and pieces of the information I gave him sprinkled throughout the text. I did not know it was for Playboy until I asked at the very end "So, what is this for?" and he told me. Needless to say I was a bit surprised. Definitely something to put into my pile of ignominious distinctions, that's for sure. I appreciate the many kind comments from people about the article, and I certainly did not expect it to get the attention it did.

I don't take this too super seriously, even though I've been in and out of this particular fandom for years now. It's nothing new to me—fandoms come and go. I've been involved in too many to see it as something more than something to spend my free time on. If this is your first fandom (and for a lot of people, it is) I would suggest you take it slow and not too seriously. Don't spend so much time worrying about what crap is canon, or what someone else thinks. There will always be new fandoms, and you might run into familiar faces as you move from place to place. Be excellent to each other.


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Bongiorno. I do a lot of things. Sometimes I put them here.

For my day job, I am a production designer and general do-everything person for a prepress software company. I produce all of our artwork and graphic design for printed materials as well as user interface. I also assist customers with workflow, press, and proofing problems for offset and digital. I also test and help develop my company's RIP and workflow products, in addition to tending to 1,000+ hardware installations. When you design something, it's my job to help your printer make it happen.

When I'm not doing any of that, I'm probably out photographing airplanes or other subjects. I also do freelance graphic design, and I enjoy drawing and painting in my spare time.

My livestream is currently . Click to watch!

Current Residence: Massachusetts

Read my tumblr for more fun!
Hi All,

Online orders of Bound Together are now available. If you're not going to be able to make it to a convention or just want the book delivered to your door, you can order it online via the BFG website and paypal.…

Click on the Buy Now link. All proceeds go to the Against Malaria foundation. If you haven't gotten a copy of the book, now's the time to do it. You'll help a good cause and have a good time!



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drich65 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2015
Thanks for the color guides! I just changed the colors assigned to different categories on my standards group's internal bug tracker to those of various ponies, as an in-joke nobody else is likely to get. However, if you happen to be revising these at some point, may I suggest including hex color values for all of them? Many are just decimal triplets so some manual conversion had to be done in the tool I was using.
Luna-Sweety Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015
I came to you to wish you good luck!
I don't know why, I just wanna be kind to all friends that I have here)
Have a nice day my friend) Greetings from Ukraine and all of Ukrainian soldiers!)Huggle! Party 
that1brony1guy Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015
Thank you for attending Trotcon again this year, it was nice too see you and all the art you brought with you. I hope you had fun and made lots of sales, and thank you for your time!Pinkie pie (the Fourth Wall) plz 
kefkafloyd Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks for stopping by my table, I always love talking to people about stuff. :D
that1brony1guy Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015
Your welcome! :)
Here-for-the-ponies Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Well put in that article.  Having your pony art in a playboy magazine would be an odd goal to have, but damn it that doesn't seem like some kind of life achievement!

Nice webcam by the way, that's definitely one of my favorite scenes in the show XD
Vastile Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
   Hey, Dan. I sat in on your panel at Bronycon '14 and just saw you were mentioned in the Playboy Article recently. Just wanted to let you know, I still adore your work, dude, and you're advice has been helping me a lot, as I try to stay aloft in the Vending Scene.

    So, really, just wanted to let you know I appreciate your work and you words of wisdom. Thanks, Man.  
kefkafloyd Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the kind comments, I really appreciate them. :)
Vastile Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
You deserve them, dude. Like I said, you're helping me realize my own dreams in a way.

    Anytime you're near Charleston, SC, hit me up, so I can set you up. I'd love to return the favor and buy you a drink of some kind at my local spot. 
ProSonicIncorporated Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Or you could click this one:…
tyruvelp Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015
playboy did a mag article 
they mentioned you 
see EqD for the link to the article 
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DarkMerc87 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015
Happy Birthday! Hope it's awesome!
Anon371 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015
Happy Birthday :meow: :iconcakeplz:
TwilightIsMagic Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Student General Artist
:iconpinkiebounce2plz::iconsaysplz:Over here, everypony! My Pinkie sense is telling me they're here!
:icontwilighthappyplz::iconsaysplz:Hi! Pinkie Pie invited us all to her friend's birthday party, and...
:iconpinkiepiesmileplz::iconsaysplz:And that friend is you! Happy birthday!:iconpinkiepartyplz:
:iconapplejackplz::iconsaysplz:Ah've brought an apple pie along for you, sugarcube!:iconapplepieplz:
:iconrarityplz::iconsaysplz:And I, speaking for all of us, wish you all the best in your life and all your endeavours!
:iconfluttershywinkplz::iconsaysplz:I hope that you'll have a wonderful time and that trouble will pass you by.
:iconcutedashsmileplz::iconsaysplz:And no matter what happens, remember that we'll always be your friends. Stay awesome!
:iconponyangelplz::iconsaysplz:May the magic of friendship and all it contains be ever with you.
:iconmlpspikeplz::iconsaysplz:And if you ever feel down, don't forget that that you're the hero of your life's story, and no-one else can be better at it than you!
:iconparty0plz::iconsaysplz:Now come on, you all, it's time to start the party for real!
ultragamer89 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015
:iconhappybirthdayplz: :iconcaekplz: :iconpresentplz:
AnonimowyBrony Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday and nice easter!
DarkDescant Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday!
Dakuu75 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I'll look for you at the A1 table in BabsCon, brother. I look forward to shaking hand.
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