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Making Wine by Choedan-Kal Making Wine by Choedan-Kal
Pencil sketch colored with Paint Tool SAI using a WACOM tablet (each panel was colored individually and slight style/color choice differences are evident). Berry Punch making wine. I hesitate to call this a comic, but I suppose it is sequential art. Despite the apparent flood of Berry Punch art, she isn’t my favorite background pony, but I do like wine and thought it would be nice to feature her in a few more…tasteful situations. If nothing else, as an Oenophile, I can sympathize.

A few notes: The first panel was not originally part of this series. It was, instead, a digital recolor of a real media (marker) picture I did as practice using SAI for the first time. However, since it fit with the theme, I decided to include it. The second panel has already been posted as its own deviation – I liked how it turned out – although I flipped the orientation to better match the image flow. RD looks like a bit of a creeper in the 3rd panel, but also cute.
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NewportMuse Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Clapping Pony Icon - Rainbow Dash : Woo-hoo! Berry Punch took first prize! She's the awesomest winemaking mare in Equestria!

Derpy Clapping Icon : Yaaaay! I don't drink because my eyes already look drunk! (giggles) Derp!

Clapping Pony Icon - Rainbow Dash : (facehoof) Derpy, Derpy, Derpy...

BerryPunch  : (raises glass) To fine wine and good friends. I have boysenberry juice and blueberry muffins over here, Derpy.

Derpy Clapping Icon: Yaaaaaay!

Thank you so much for portraying Berry Punch in a positive and refined light! The fan art of her as the Ponyville town drunk gets old after a while, especially since it's dominated by, shall we say, lowbrow humor. :)
Choedan-Kal Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
Thanks, and you are welcome. Although I sometimes find the drunk Berry jokes funny, I agree it can get old and so wanted to show an example of positive, responsible wine enjoyment. :)
NewportMuse Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I agree with you. Berry can't be an award-winning vintner mare if she's plastered all the time.
Of all the panels in this deviation, I like the first one the most. Berry is so happy and proud of her harvest. It's almost like she's inviting us to sample a few right off the vine before they're collected and crushed.
I like to think she grows strawberries as well, per her cutie mark, but they are in another part of her vineyard.
MorganStudio Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is that a Cabernet? 
Choedan-Kal Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
Maybe. I didn't have a a specific varietal in mind (other than some kind of red).
Xemnas-sama Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
Oh Berry achieved the first place, nice one.

Curious, I though Rainbow only liked apple cider not wine.
MuddyFudger Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Mmmm...mead is best wine. 
Evilzoroark Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Student Writer
That makes much more sense than her being a drunkard.
streetsweep237 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
guess that explains her cutie mark. it's so winey.
Maddog3060 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
I like this better than "she's a drunk".
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