THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!! Sorry I took so long to make this I srsly had to rush this over the past week but it’s worth it cos i love you all so much! Who knew I’d come this far in 3 months. hehe i kinda missed the 4000 and 5000 milestones. You guys are just too fast. This is crazy. So here is a group of some of my friends, followers and inspirations. Thank you all!
From left to right,
First row: twilightisbestprincess, lettersforcelestia, bernd01, luna-afterdark, outofworkderpy, askfuselight, gyaheung, moonysaur, lunabotic, ask-princess-moe-lestia, askbritannia, askseaponyluna, ask-frigiddrift, kickassking, fritzybeat (askfillytrixie)
Second row: ask-goldenpen, casynuf, twixie-answers, asktwixiegenies, ask-spitfire-thewonderbolt, ask-captain-rainbow-dash, askfirestarterspitfire, studentofthenight, askbubblepop, lycan, mane6swag, thatasianmike, toxicmario
Third row: brainedbysaucepans (ask-prof-smirk), dennybutt, alskylark (scootalootheadventurer), eleanorappreciates (ayasha-the-pony), spookyscarytracymod (asktracyflash), celestia-stuff, ask-king-sombra, ask-luna-bagel, askflufflepuff, askpiratedash, askpun, ask-factory-scootaloo, studentpinkie, spike-in-weirdworld, ask-cnpony, askflutterpsycho
Fourth row: that-mecha-guy (askrobotoctavia-mark5), sketchysounds, roliciousgallery, normansanzo, askgiaramuffin, ask-stronghold-and-trinket, kitcat3636, my OC :P, zodiacnicola (lewdna)(NSFW), blitzpony, eclipse_shadows, zecaptain64, aquaticsun, rain-gear, blind-coyote (NSFW), mynder, nickname-livestream, and twilight_NLR who is the background.
Full res on my deviantart ^^
Mods: Congrats on the milestone, Anticular! We see a certain guardspony of ours in the top there :) Nice to see her getting some love!
((Mods: Another glimpse into another alternate universe, it seems. And that’s a rather… familiar looking sillouette back there.
We wonder what this Industrially enhanced Equestria has in store… especially in the realms of Victorianesque slang.))
Oops, looks like I R63’d some more.
On the top we have Captain Albion Buckingham-McScone, Britannia’s masculine alter ego: officer, gentlecolt, Lord of the Realm, Saviour of the Crown Jewels and a jolly good chap. His middle name is Prancelot but he doesn’t like other ponies knowing that.
"Doesn’t matter how many enemies of the Crown you’ve thwarted or how good a fighter you are or even if you ride on the back of a tame Manticoress… the moment they find out you have a name like that you’re just another curly-maned fop in their eyes… then there’s nothing for it but to start knocking out some teeth."
While on the bottom, we have Svelte’s male counterpart, Count Svladimir von Nocturne, Colonel in Chief of Prince Apollo’s Night Guard: a suave and seductive master of the night with a penchant for song and silk cravats. He prefers it if you call him Vlad.
"It rolls off zhe tongue razher nicely, no? Vlad to see you, Vlad to meet you und I’d be especially Vlad to know you better."
There are some who call him ‘The Impaler’… I can’t imagine why that may be.
((MODS: This is highly irregular. But what with parallel universes being the trend around here, why not have a wee glimpse through the gender-bending looking glass? (Though we seriously advise not encouraging Hazel Hooves any further. Who knows what may become of some of our cast if we do.))
Thought I’d make up for my lack of arts with a little post-it doodle.
Brit’s morning cuppa on one of those rare occasions when she has a lie in.
Tea: the facilitating lubricant of the average Brit.
askbritannia and bronyscot's Nessie
Based on the Archie sonic the hedgehog comic cover issue 192
((MODS: Two British ponycon mascots united in fandom crossover. That’s just how That Mecha Guy rolls ^^
((Mods: Another quick doodle drawn up and auctioned off at Brony Scot for £20 in the Charity Auction. Many thanks to mr. Ross Duffy for their bid and for sending us this copy.
As part of the bid, Hazel Hooves offered to also draw another picture of whatever the winning bidder wanted. Ross asked for a picture of Britannia and Roary together and so Hazel was happy to oblige.
Please remember, fillies and colts, Lady Britannia is a trained professional and you should NEVER approach an untamed manticore to offer tummy rubs… that is unless you wish to do so from the inside.))
The Problems of Proper Bagpipe Care
((Mods: A quick doodle drawn up and auctioned off at Brony Scot for £20 in the Charity Auction. Many thanks to mr. Ross Duffy for their bid and for sending us this copy.
This was an idea had as part of our promotion for the convention that we unfortunately didn’t have time to complete. But the idea of Britty dealing with a sick Bagpipe (in Equestria this makes sense) and approaching a known expert in the field of Domesticated Haggis care, Nessie of Brony Scot, was one we wanted to see in some fashion.))
Mods: hello folks! As it says, the lot of us are going to be attending BronyScot! If you’re going along too, be sure to check out the Tumblr panel happening towards the end of the convention, where we’ll all be giving a presentation along with James Corck of Ask Movie Slate!
Hope to see you there!
A long time ago I mentioned I would draw Britannia for you - it took me a while, but I did it :D
Thus I thought it would be better to submit here rather than directly to Ask Britannia. Hope it’s alright! :3
Very much alright! That’s an interesting use of colour. I like :)
((A cute little pic drawn up by the mod of ask-sunset-shimmer
. A very noble little Brit indeed!))
Not yet complete but given my last attempt at Clarion call, I wanted another go. Specifically, it was to test a new inking method and I think this came out very well indeed. Basically, still a natural version of Clarion Call, but drawn with more patience and attention to anatomy. Graphite shading only on her, this was only to do a black and white version. The next will have colour though, albeit a limited palette. So yeah, colour version soon. :)
Art is mine
Clarion Call is to the Ask Britannia team.
((Behold the internet horse! Thanks again Loupgaros. We can’t wait to see the finished version!))
Why doesn’t Ask Britannia Follow Anyone?
((MODS: This is just a little public service announcement for our followers who may not realise.
Ask Britannia cannot follow other blogs because it is constructed as a group blog with many contributors.
The mods certainly can and do follow a whole number of tumblr blogs on their personal modblogs, but that is their own business really (even though there are a LOT of blogs that we’re sure Britty would find interesting and entertaining.)
We’re thinking of ways in the future in which Brit can start following ponies and blogs she likes on her own terms but we figure we’ve got to get her out of her current story arc first. Can’t very well be checking tumblr with no internet access can she?
Watch this space for upcoming news and some updates regarding BUCK))
Might as well upload this.The proportions aren’t quite right but it was just a doodle for fun. Drawn at BUCK it’s based on the activities of the Ask britannia blog, where Discord is being a nuisance to Clarion Call. Who is one of my favourite OCs by the way. So any excuse to draw her. Graphite shaded as well but the paper wasn’t the best so it looked a bit… unnatural to me. Might offer as some sort of fanart….
Discord: "I’̸m n̢ơt b̧ein̶g ̷a.̶.͢.͝ ̧n͞uis̀a͟ņće̕ ͜am ̵I?̢”
TCC: “Well, you’ve invaded our blog. Displayed scant regard for personal boundaries regarding myself. Taken us back in time and may, as a result, have completely messed up the space/time continuum resulting in harmony knows what repercussions… So what do you think?
Discord: "I thi҉n͞k I͝ need͟ to ̷up͜ my gam͝é..͏.̀ áll ̧thi͞s bein̡g ̧r͟ef̕orm̕ed ͟h͟as͝ ̷clear̵l҉y҉ so͠f͢te͠n͡ed me͏ ́u͟p̵."
((MODS: This is absolutely brilliant. Thank you so much for this. We just love the detail that has gone into Discord. And Clarion looks wonderful in natural pony style ^^))
((Hey everyone! While our mods are having a break, why don’t you enjoy a little something we prepared earlier and have had a little trouble fitting into the narrative a wee bit.
What follows is a little short story inspired by this exchange between one of our mods: Hazelhooves and the wonderful Technomod. It features their OC’s: Mr. Teabiscuits: Head librarian of Canterlot Library, along with his assistant, Mumblehush as they encounter a patron who takes ‘travel literature’ to a whole new level. Enjoy.))
Britannia and the Overdue Library Book.
It was fifteen days later and all was quiet in the Great Library of Canterlot. Ponies of all trots of life roved among the high bookshelves and reading desks; whole new worlds just a few pages away from enquiring minds. Only the lightest hoof-steps and the occasional thump of a rubber stamp broke the silence of this bastion of learning.
It wasn’t to last.
A disquieting hum started to grow in volume, echoing among the high arches and causing the window-panes to rattle in the Library’s great glass dome. Disturbed patrons glanced up as a shadow began to blot the skylights: the immense canopy of a Royal Air Flotilla dirigible as it made its ponderous way over the centuries-old building.