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Improving Skills - Part 24 by BCRich40 Improving Skills - Part 24 by BCRich40
The endless evening is finally over!

Some of you might remember this. I have waited for this comic for a long time.

This part is... different. I can't really explain it. I just had so much fun while I was drawing this. I noticed some annoying mistakes while I was putting the panels together. Nothing too horrible though. I used a lot more time with backgrounds this time, and at the moment they look fine to me. A part or two later they'll probably look horrible, but I'm slowly getting it right! Also, the anatomy of ponies makes more sense than ever! It's not perfect, I know, but when you compare it to the previous parts, it looks a much better, doesn't it? I still got some work to do with it. Especially with ears. Feel free to point out any visual errors you can find, but it's pretty pointless, since I'm already aware of most of them. A couple of months later, I'll probably find some more.

In short: I'm pretty satisfied with this part.

And those brown mounds next to Dash's pit, they're dirt.

Yeah, dirt.

No shit.


Big thanks to my pre-reader, :iconmudpony:!


Part 25

Part 23

Part 1

My Little Pony © Hasbro
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Edward256 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016
Just coming back to this one after watching 4x21 "Testing Testing"... Twilight is flying with Rainbow to get her to observe the History of the Wonderbolts playing out below them, and Rainbow is listing other "careers", among which "Dig Ditches"... Coinkidinkies...?Dash reaction montage 
TheTrefoiler Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, yes. Twilight is definitely feeling like herself again. :D

I still don't believe Rainbow is digging a hole simply because she's bored, though. I guess I'll just have to see what reason she gives in following pages!
baileyjrob Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015
I don't even watch Yogscast and I know this reference
Kartoffelkamm Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
ok, i found a writing mistake thing: in the second last panel, Twilight says that ponies can choose their coat colour, but im sure u meant that they CAN´T choose their coat colour.
NecromancerKing85 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Brothers of the mine rejoice!
Swing, swing, swing with me
Raise your pick and raise your voice!
Sing, sing, sing with me
Down and down into the deep
Who knows what we'll find beneath?
Diamonds, rubies, gold and more
Hidden in the mountain store

Born underground, suckled from a teat of stone
Raised in the dark, the safety of our mountain home
Skin made of iron, steel in our bones
To dig and dig makes us free
Come on brothers sing with me!

I am a dwarf and I'm digging a hole
Diggy diggy hole, diggy diggy hole
I am a dwarf and I'm digging a hole
Diggy diggy hole, digging a hole

The sunlight will not reach this low
Deep, deep in the mine
Never seen the blue moon glow
Dwarves won't fly so high
Fill a glass and down some mead!
Stuff your bellies at the feast!
Stumble home and fall asleep
Dreaming in our mountain keep

Born underground, grown inside a rocky womb
The earth is our cradle; the mountain shall become our tomb
Face us on the battlefield; you will meet your doom
We do not fear what lies beneath
We can never dig too deep
Clockblockers Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh. Reference to the Yogscast, I see.
GwDuncan Featured By Owner May 27, 2015
Twilight-1 Dash-0
NecromancerKing85 Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
HAHAHAHAHAHA panel 11 (…)
CookieMoone Featured By Owner May 18, 2015
Yeah!! you remind me that awesome song 
I am a dwarf and I digging a hole
diggy diggy hole 
diging a hole
darudaru003 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
At first, I thought Twilight was swimming on blood.
darudaru003 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
That's what I get for skipping.
ManaFox101 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
ManaFox101 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
The piles of dirt, they look like turds
Coletrain12 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014
(Tomska):"The hole" youtube 
ZeePuzzler Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015
::Horn sound::
Coletrain12 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015
Lol,that was funny
seionara Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
thats a very nice comic you have there
would be a shame if something would happen to it
Wertyla Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Rainbow Dash plays the race card! It is something that is done too often in real life, sadly. There are many reasons not to like a person, like something you don't like about them as a person (disregarding appearance), but they might accuse you of racism when you don't actually care about their skin color by saying, "It's because I'm (color here), isn't it?! RACIST!!1"
JNinelives Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So I wrote a comment based on this being purely random... and then I watched Diggy Diggy Hole.
I was impressed.

I loved this comic before I watched that though... because these are characters I have grown to love :).
I don't mean the RD and Twi from MLP:FiM, this pair are different but charming in their own way.

Rainbow Dash does what makes her happy, no matter what anypony says! (panel 13)
But then Twilight starts to get offended because of a misunderstanding.
RD puts aside her pride because she doesn't want to upset her friend. (Panel 19)

She allows herself to be vulnerable because of she cares about somepony!

Twilight was being a little mean... but in a way that was kinda flirtatious, because the last panel shows she was smiling.
I read that Twilight knew what RD meant and was playing with her emotions.

Which implies that Twilight is trying to find out how RD feels while keeping herself at a distance.
This makes sense because she is still trying to figure out how she feels, but wants to maintain an image of control :).

TL;DR I enjoyed Diggy Diggy Hole but I also really like this comic for the tension between the characters which was a lot of fun XD
ChaosDrgon Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
This reminds me of an episode of Code Monkey's.
beartone678 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014
Oh god that description cracked me up... It is dirt not shit! haha
Butterscotsh Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Rainbow dash can't tecnically be colorist, she's full raindow! If she judges others' colors she's judging herself too. Try explaining that to her.
Serefin99 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014
So, does this mean Dash has some dwarf blood in her? 'Cause I'd be more than happy to accept her into the family!
Pencil-Note Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I smell a yogscast fan.
Ally639 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Diggy Diggy Hole!
XCommanderHurricaneX Featured By Owner Edited Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I am a dwarf and I'm digging a hole. Diggy diggy hole, I'm digging a hole.
Man, it's been a while since I sung that. 
Sallitha Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm a dwarf and I'm digging a hole, diggy diggy hole! I'm digging a hole!
stoneificaunt Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Im blue if I were green I would die.
Goremise Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
hahahah Diggy diggy hole!
TheUnknownP Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
Diggy diggy hole :D
TakeruDavis Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ponies and Minecraft.
I've seen Yogscast doing pony mod, now I see ponies doing Yogscast.
Bless your face *le random Toby ref*
DanPrower3723 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's so great to see how your style has developed and improved over time. I love it. ^_^ I actually found this series through the suggestions while reading Mauroz's Friendship is Magic series. So uh...I'm at a loss for words ^^' Keep doing what you do! Love it! :D
Dakathi666 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
Oh I freaking love these comics!
LordKane666 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
Simion? you look different 
LuciusAppaloosius Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
"I'm a colorist, not a draught horse."  7@=Q

- Henry Miller, "The Angel Is My Watermark!"
PenBrush12 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
"Im a pit pony Lewis!" 
Kujiiro Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
I haven't even read through this yet but the book in that first panel just sent me into a fit of laughter. Well done.
Drakin929 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
Dig it uh oh oh,
Dig it
Dig it uh oh oh,(yeah)
Dig it uh oh oh,
Dig it
Dig it uh oh oh (yeah)

With two suits, two tokens in hand,
I got no respect cuz I'm the new man,
got my shovel,
shoes full of sand,
check out the tag, the name is Caveman

I know it's not the song Dash is singing but it was the first that came to mind reading this. For those who don't know, find the song here.…
Cat-Eye-MLP Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
Mirju132 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Student Artist
I wanna hug you. The end. Because you put an amazing reference of yogscast. (and i love this comic .3.)
loki135 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
digging a part that's from yogcast if i am not miss taken 
sydrasydra Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014   Digital Artist
well u go a+
Twily469 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Dawn of a new first Twidash comic *shakes head* But I dont mean Im not enjoying this really is so good and..Ugh I don't what to say¡
Well then...TWIDASH RULES¡¡¡
LightningBoltSuprise Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Student Artist

speaking of dawn of a new day, that comic was pretty good.


Twily469 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
You read it too? i thinked that I was the pnly one how read it :D
RoadieTurbo Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
nope I agree its an excellent comic.
Chatterjoy Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I love that song!
LightningBoltSuprise Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Student Artist
Chatterjoy Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Digging a hole. It's a minecraft song. Look it up it is very catchy!
Twily469 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This...♪I'm a pony and I'm digging a hole♪………
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