I love drawing me some ponies, and have been a fan of MLP since I was little as my mom would let me play with her G1s she use to love. While I do have some FiM canon ponies, usually the ponies I draw follow the canon of PonyIsland.net. Particular to the site is that no pony has a cutie mark (unless they have a literal tattoo), the breeds differ greatly from Hasbro breeds frequently and every pony is capable of magic, which makes alicorns just pegasi with stabby-horns made from a pegasus and a unicorn.
See where I’m going?
I rarely post at all in the pony community, and my dA is just a place to upload things, and yet over half of the comments on art I draw for myself of my not-special OC ponies are complaining about one of the details I pointed out above. “Oh why do you draw so many alicorns, are they the princess of fucking _____?”
Pro tip guys: if you come across an artist that specifically says that they don’t follow FiM canon, and the art style is nothing like FiM, they might not be following FiM canon!
I am honestly not wanting to post anything I draw anymore because the art “community” doesn’t even know what they’re talking about, nor do they care. I wish I got as much criticism on my art as I do on my characters you know nothing about because that’d actually help me improve!
Yes yes yes. All of my yes.