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This is a wonderful sidebar story to what may have been happening on North Mountain during Elsa's sudden, self-imposed and unwanted iso...


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You Smurfed With The Wrong Girl by NewportMuse

Because a Smurfs: The Lost Village-themed fan comic I was working on got ruined this morning. And I'm angry too.

The Hawaiian Islands are being pounded with a fierce winter storm, and today I had to take the bus to work at the cruise ship terminal in downtown Honolulu. In the rain. Which soaked through my backpack and turned my sketchpad containing the thumbnail sketches for that fan comic into a pile of pulp. The ink on the sketches ran through and the sheets had to be thrown away.

Thankfully I was only on the first two pages of that story, and I can simply start over again. And that story will be released later in the spring, after Lost Village is released in the theatres, out of respect for the Smurf fans who are trying to avoid spoilers at all costs.

Smurfette is Bae(?!?) by NewportMuse
Knock it off, Vexy. You're not helping. :)


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Rich Rodriguez
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
Birthdate: March 5, 1970 (Yes, I'm really that old) :)
Hometown: Whittier, California
Lives in: Honolulu, Hawaii

BlueBuddies: Richrod Smurf

Who I am and what I do

I am a cartoonist, graphic artist, web designer and web app developer born and raised in the Los Angeles area. I have been drawing pretty much my entire life. I also sing, improvise on keyboards and percussion, write, and compose little songs on my laptop.

I am in my third semester of a graduate program in communications at Hawaii Pacific University in Honolulu, Hawaii. This has been the biggest move of my entire life, leaving behind everything I've known in Southern California and the American mainland for college in the middle of the Pacific. But I have chosen this path to ultimately start a new career in media writing or public relations. And what a better place to study than in paradise?

What the hell am I doing on DeviantArt?

Original Characters: Ricki Lee & Tony, Alpha Girl, Javier the Sloth. Yes, a sloth.
The Smurfs: Overwhelmingly my all-time most popular deviations. Specializing in Smurfette and Vexy having fun as sisters and best friends. Also in Grouchy and Vexy as a couple, aka "Grexy"; Smurfette as the assistant leader of Smurf Village; the Smurflings adopting Vexy as their own "smurfy aunty"; including OC's from other Deviants with the official Smurfs. Deviants continue to discover and fave them.
My Little Pony: Two of a Kind - The ponies from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic together in Ponyville with their human counterparts from the spinoff series My Little Pony: Equestria Girls in a combined universe centered around Princess Twilight Sparkle as a Friendship Studies teacher at Canterlot High School. To my delight, these crossovers have been well received by bronies all over the MLP fandom.
Crossovers: Intermixing the Smurfs, My Little Pony and my OC's.

Faith and volunteering

I am a Christian and worship at Calvary Chapel Downtown, a small church few blocks up the street from my school. Through Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa, California I went on a relief trip to New Jersey in February 2013 to assist victims of Hurricane Sandy clean out and rebuild their homes.
Since moving to Honolulu, I have begun volunteering at an after-school program run by City Church Honolulu for children in public housing, teaching them how to draw the Smurfs, My Little Pony, cartoon animals and other characters.

Other Pursuits, Interests and Favorite Ways of Wasting My Time

Twice a month I participate in Comic Jam Hawaii, a Facebook group of local artists that meets at Pearlridge Center in Aiea, Hawaii to draw, collaborate and share our artwork with the local community. I am the only Smurf and My Little Pony artist in the group so far, and MLP fans tend to crowd around me to see my pony drawings.

What motivates my deviations?

I try to keep my artwork and deviations lighthearted, warm and friendly. I love puns, malapropisms, wordplay and dry, deadpan Maud Pie-style humor. Maybe it's because I'm getting older, but I've grown tired of the sarcasm and viciousness that dominates most animated shows on Cartoon Network, Nick and Fox. I used to love that type of humor, but it gets old after a while. Occasionally I deal with serious subjects, such as grief and guilt in my Smurf fan comic "Remembering Squeaky", but even then I keep it gentle and kind.

I am humbled and encouraged that deviants of all ages and backgrounds around the world are following my works and are among my biggest cheerleaders, including my goals for returning to college.


Smurf and MLP Commissions with OC's or with You
I've been on DA for over two years now, and have done free requests of the Smurfs with Smurf OC's created by other Deviants. I am now testing the waters of Smurf and My Little Pony commissions with Smurf and Pony OC's. If you would like a Smurf or a pony commissioned for a birthday, special occasion or just to hang on your wall, I am now opening up my drawing table to the DA community.

The drawing can be of one official Smurf or pony with either a Smurf OC, a pony OC, yourself as an OC, or even a human cartoon version of yourself. Crossovers between Smurfs and ponies are available, too.

The commissions will be drawn in the spirit of the original TV shows and cartoons, geared toward a family-friendly, TV-Y or G-rated audience. This is the content I specialize in, and will not draw any adult-oriented material. If it's safe to be shown on Disney Channel, Disney Junior or PBS Kids, it's open season.

Please contact me for more details if you're interested. I will continue to draw free requests, but only on a case-by-case basis and with those already following my page.


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KlaviceGavin Featured By Owner 3 days ago
I sent you a commission request, though it got se t twice. Just accept the first one and decline the second one if you could.
SmurfettyBlue Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Guess what! You like Meghan Trainor, right? Well in two days from now, she has a new song coming out, and it's called "I'm a Lady"! Here's the cover art for it:…

Please ponify her again, let me know when you have the time to do that, and let me know what you think of her newest song. I hope you'll like it. :) :) :)
JerryKhor Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Do you take a request?
SteelPH Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2016
Hello fellow Starlight fan!
NewportMuse Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
And hello back to you too! :iconstarlightsohappyplz: Did you find me from my Starlight fan art on Adorable-Ponies ?
SteelPH Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2016
Derpibooru, actually.
NewportMuse Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Oh... twilight sparkle (hmm...) plz  Who uploaded or linked my work to Derpibooru? Because I don't personally post my work there unless somepony else tags it from here.
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Gojira012 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2016
May I show you my oc striking sword?
Gojira012 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2016
I have some mlp stories you might enjoy
Gojira012 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2016
You might like this one…
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