artist:I_hate_pod_six flowers foals_die garden mummah_dies poisonous_flowers questionable toxic_plants

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I_hate_pod_six: I haven't had many good ideas recently, but I'm still around. This one came to me after I was thinking about Quickhorn's comic about a feral stallion bringing a bunch of hydrangeas to its mate and the mare apparently starting to go into cardiac arrest (see here: https://www.fluffybooru.org/post/view/16071). Apparently, Larkspur is even more toxic and can even kill off livestock, but it looks quite beautiful. It wouldn't surprise me if people started planting them around their gardens in the fluffyverse as a first line of defense.
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Skoon: *also dies*
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Lady_kill_hunter: Dude, I really loves you style. It's all like a children's book dressed with the typical humor of the page

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Guzziman: "Ugly color combo" Do they have eyes?
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I_hate_pod_six: @Guzziman: Funny enough, it looks a lot better when scanned; the original actually looks pretty ugly (I used a color called "salmon" as the primary fluff color and it doesn't go well with the dark green when viewed on paper). I suppose I could have left that out, but it's too late now!
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I_hate_pod_six: @Lady_kill_hunter: Thanks!
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Anonymous1: For an experiment can you try softening the hard lines in your coloring next time? all you need is to do is go over it with a paper stump dipped in water or a light mineral oil, I'd like to see your work with unbroken color plz
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Anonymous2: *also dies* HAHAHA

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Waaaghlord: Pwetty fwowa nummies nu can be bad ... wwight?
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Fluffus: @I_hate_pod_six: You, sir, are a hero. Between you and Gardel I think we may have the most cerebral fluffy writers.

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Guzziman: @I_hate_pod_six: that explains a lot, thanks for the info. Here I thought colors didn't change much on scanning.
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Anonymous3: Good stuff, What else can we have? and something that make the fluffy SUFFER, though this isn't bad.
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Anonymous4: 119/5000
pls have the foals die slowly and painfully, it's always fun to watch die the best babeh :)
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Anonymous5: OH YEAH!

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Jaroslaw12: What kind of floweris that?
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I_hate_pod_six: @Fluffus: Thanks, I'm glad you enjoy my work.
@Guzziman: With the pencils I use it can. It seems like people who use markers and paints don't have the same issue, so I'm guessing if I changed mediums or used higher quality pencils it wouldn't be as much of an issue.
@Anonymous: Well, the last panel shows they died of starvation over the last 8 hours, so that's kind of how it happened.
@Jaroslaw12: Larkspur (Delphinium). The entire plant is toxic and can be fatal if too much is ingested.

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Disintegral: @I_hate_pod_six: Yeah, markers and paints (acrylic and oil, less so watercolour) tend to produce really solid, even colours, so you don't get the white of the surrounding paper bleeding over and washing them out. You generally need to work lower-quality pencils more to get a solid tone that doesn't look like ass, so upgrading pencils would probably help.

Using proper artists' paper couldn't hurt either, if you're just using something like cartridge paper or cheap sketchbook paper right now.
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I_hate_pod_six: @Disintegral: Thanks for the recommendation. For the paper, I actually am using heavyweight art paper, but the pencils are still the cheap crayolas I picked up a while back.
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Cock_Anon: Well, that's one way to do it

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Veej: Love it when mama nature takes care of the pest control!
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lurkerboy: I absolutely love your fluffies! They're one of the few that actually look, well, fluffy! Almost like it's a true living breathing children's toy.

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deathproofpony: Fucking fantastic. It has everything... science, foal death, laughs...

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ayylmao499: This reminds me of this story where a botanist uses various flowers to poison fluffies and find out which plant is the most effective in killing them
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Fluffus: @Disintegral: @I_hate_pod_six: Every set of materials takes time and practise to master...

Color pencils of any quality require patience to get an even finish, working and building color fields carefully to get them to the right tone and texture. Time. Onsuming AF. The higher end ones are usually using water color type pigment, so you can go over them with a brush or damp cloth to smooth out the finish. In my experience a finicky business.
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Anonymous6: Hello I_hate_pod_six, if you are lacking of inspiration just watch some wild like documentary nature sure is the master in regards to crude violence.
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Anonymous7(6): Anonymous6 here. I meant Wild life. Sorry for the typo.
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Gardel: Everybody in the fluffniverse has a burn pit
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Anonymous8: Such a beautiful ending

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FluffyPuncher: This gives me many heart happies.

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Disintegral: @Fluffus: Very true. A lot of proper artists' pencils have a much finer pigment though, so you don't have to fight the texture of the paper so much to get a solid colour.

It's still possible to get fairly good results from el cheapo pencils though, even if it takes more care and patience.
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I_hate_pod_six: @Gardel: Seems that way! Easiest disposal, I figure.

@Fluffus: Yeah, that and re-sharpening and pressure, which with the cheap ones seems to snap the lead enough to become frustrating.

@deathproofpony: Aims to please.

@Anonymous: That's what I did for the Egret comic I did a few months ago. Nature is certainly brutal. Fiddwe did a wonderful comic with a fox killing off a fluffy family in the woods to feed her own. I might revisit another predatory species in the future.

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SkyrideroftheSpaceways: Have you done a comic where foals make the mistake of playing with fire ants
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I_hate_pod_six: @SkyrideroftheSpaceways: No, and I actually have considered it, I'm just not sure how to set it up. I have seen some comics on here along that theme, though.
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Gelukkig: I love it, but I can't believe she got through 5 flowers! Larkspur tastes terrible.
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Anders_Breivik: Cool!

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guodzilla: @I_hate_pod_six: Okay, now, have fluffies nom on an Amanita bisporigera.

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SkyrideroftheSpaceways: @I_hate_pod_six:
Maybe the foals accidentally find a fire ant nest, or worse, their mother gives birth and the fire ants go and bite the newborn foals to death, while entering the mare through her birth canal
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Flufferk: Niiiiice.