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My Little Bookmarks (Template) by NewportMuse My Little Bookmarks (Template) :iconnewportmuse:NewportMuse 5 0 First Look: I Can Just Be Me by NewportMuse First Look: I Can Just Be Me :iconnewportmuse:NewportMuse 8 0 Pinkie Pie's AM Workout by NewportMuse Pinkie Pie's AM Workout :iconnewportmuse:NewportMuse 5 0 True Blue Gamers by NewportMuse True Blue Gamers :iconnewportmuse:NewportMuse 9 2 Sharing the Sunshine (Color) by NewportMuse Sharing the Sunshine (Color) :iconnewportmuse:NewportMuse 15 0 Egg-Questria by NewportMuse Egg-Questria :iconnewportmuse:NewportMuse 12 1 First Look: Egg-Questria by NewportMuse First Look: Egg-Questria :iconnewportmuse:NewportMuse 3 0 Sharing the Sunshine by NewportMuse Sharing the Sunshine :iconnewportmuse:NewportMuse 3 4 We Love You, Starlight Glimmer! by NewportMuse We Love You, Starlight Glimmer! :iconnewportmuse:NewportMuse 6 3 Starlight Glimmer Day by NewportMuse Starlight Glimmer Day :iconnewportmuse:NewportMuse 7 2 Don't Smurf The 8 Button! by NewportMuse Don't Smurf The 8 Button! :iconnewportmuse:NewportMuse 7 4 Pink the Wanderer by NewportMuse Pink the Wanderer :iconnewportmuse:NewportMuse 3 0 Snappy and Snappy by NewportMuse Snappy and Snappy :iconnewportmuse:NewportMuse 6 3 Twily and the Equestria Girls at Kawaii Kon: Color by NewportMuse Twily and the Equestria Girls at Kawaii Kon: Color :iconnewportmuse:NewportMuse 6 0 Sunset Rising: Concept Sketches by NewportMuse Sunset Rising: Concept Sketches :iconnewportmuse:NewportMuse 2 3 Twily and the EG's at Kawaii Kon (Color Draft) by NewportMuse Twily and the EG's at Kawaii Kon (Color Draft) :iconnewportmuse:NewportMuse 2 0

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MLP Vector - Fluttershy #8 (Hipstershy) by jhayarr23 MLP Vector - Fluttershy #8 (Hipstershy) :iconjhayarr23:jhayarr23 160 10 MLP Vector - Mudbriar and Maud Pie by jhayarr23 MLP Vector - Mudbriar and Maud Pie :iconjhayarr23:jhayarr23 220 25 Uran meet Dot Warner by Memije Uran meet Dot Warner :iconmemije:Memije 78 28 MLP Vector - Starlight Glimmer #6 by jhayarr23 MLP Vector - Starlight Glimmer #6 :iconjhayarr23:jhayarr23 149 33 Photo finish by Marenlicious Photo finish :iconmarenlicious:Marenlicious 512 21 Special Mare by FluffyXai Special Mare :iconfluffyxai:FluffyXai 161 37 Celestia and Luna sleeping by Brunursus Celestia and Luna sleeping :iconbrunursus:Brunursus 259 18 Starlight Glimmer music box by Hanic-Draws Starlight Glimmer music box :iconhanic-draws:Hanic-Draws 117 6 For Her Bravery! by FluffyXai For Her Bravery! :iconfluffyxai:FluffyXai 457 125 Sunburst, Who Will It Be? by dm29 Sunburst, Who Will It Be? :icondm29:dm29 441 38 MLP Wallpaper - Recording in progress by jhayarr23 MLP Wallpaper - Recording in progress :iconjhayarr23:jhayarr23 160 21 MLP Vector - Starlight Glimmer #3 by jhayarr23 MLP Vector - Starlight Glimmer #3 :iconjhayarr23:jhayarr23 117 8 MLP Wallpaper - Distracted Stallionfriend by jhayarr23 MLP Wallpaper - Distracted Stallionfriend :iconjhayarr23:jhayarr23 310 58 Cute Punk Twilight by ComfyDove Cute Punk Twilight :iconcomfydove:ComfyDove 205 32 quick draw mcgraw by ViXX313 quick draw mcgraw :iconvixx313:ViXX313 17 3 Hefty smurf and Smurf storm by HeinousFlame Hefty smurf and Smurf storm :iconheinousflame:HeinousFlame 26 16

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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...

  • Eating: Garlic flavored Sky Flakes crackers
Fluttershy - The Like Totally Woke One [S8E04] by sonofaskywalker
"Of all my sales pony characters, this outfit was the cutest. So Rarity let me keep it. All my friends say this makes me adorable, not woke. Um, I still don't know what 'woke' means. But, whatever."

This past weekend I had to bag up and remove my belongings from my bedroom in Honolulu while my house was being fumigated. When I unbagged everything and went through what to keep and what to toss out, I found all the ink drawings I created at Comic Jam Hawaii over the past three years. The jams are held twice a month from January through October (taking a break for the holidays in November and December), and I draw an average three to four cartoons per jam, so I have a stack that's literally in the hundreds. Most of them are of the Smurfs and My Little Pony, of course, as well as topical cartoons of local Honolulu happenings and my own original characters.

I feel very accomplished at the sheer volume of my work since I moved to Hawaii from California, but it's far more than I ever want to keep. So I'm thinking about giving them away at future Comic Jams for the kids to color and keep. I've also thought about selling what I consider my best ink drawings online or at a future comic-con later this year. Would anypony or anysmurf--heck, anyone--be interested in buying some of the original works that make up a big chunk of my gallery?

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Rich Rodriguez
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
Birthdate: March 5, 1970 (I'm not afraid to say that I'm OLD) ;)
Hometown: Whittier, California
Lives in: Honolulu, Hawaii (some call it "paradise" or something)

Blog: newportmuse.blogspot.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/newportmuse
Twitter: twitter.com/NewportMuse
YouTube: www.youtube.com/richartrod
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/richrodriguez
BlueBuddies: Richrod Smurf


Who I am and what I do


I am a cartoonist, graphic artist, web designer and filmmaker 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 live in beautiful Honolulu, Hawaii where I just graduated from Hawaii Pacific University with a Master of Arts in Communication. Relocating from L.A. to Honolulu in 2015 was the biggest move of my entire life, leaving behind everything I've known in Southern California and the American mainland for a college in the middle of the Pacific. But I chose this path to ultimately start a new career in media writing or public relations. And what a better place to study than in paradise?

My thesis at HPU was "All About Honu", an online series of short documentary videos on Hawaiian green sea turtles for Malama na Honu (Care for the Turtles), a conservation group here on the island of Oahu. I am now re-editing the videos for watching on television, cable, YouTube, Vimeo and maybe even Netflix if I can cough up a few million dollars.

What's on my 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; and the new Smurfs introduced in the 2017 animated film Smurfs: The Lost Village. I have been drawing the Smurfs since 2013 and Deviants continue to discover and fave my work.
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 and pegasisters all over the MLP fandom. I am the resident MLP fan artist at Comic Jam Hawaii and draw a crowd (no pun intended) every time I draw Twilight and the gang.
Crossovers: Intermixing the Smurfs, My Little Pony and my OC's with other franchises such as Gravity Falls, Hanna-Barbera and real-life celebrities.

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 when I was younger, but like me 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 graduate program at HPU.
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maskedsmurf Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!
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NioumiWorld Featured By Owner Edited Mar 5, 2018
Happy birthday 🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎁🎁🎁🎆🎈
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Michaelsety Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
 
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jppiper Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2018
Happy birthday
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Happy birthday
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KlaviceGavin Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2018
Happy birthday! I hope you have an amazing day. You should do some more artwork of Athletics Coach Rainbow Dash teaching her class. I would like it!
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HunterxColleen Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2018
Hello fellow Equestria girl and smurf fan!
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NioumiWorld Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2018
Happy birthday Newportmuse by NioumiWorld  Happy birthday and sorry for the cake 😂😅😅😅😅
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NioumiWorld Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2018
Happy birthday early I'm made a présent for you joint my count
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