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Fun with the wind by tamalesyatole Fun with the wind by tamalesyatole
YAY! Derpy Windy Mane Animated Comic!

This was something I wanted to do since I started doing comics. I wasn't offended by the "Last Roundup Derpy", but I like this "Fandom Derpy" more: Derpy as a caring, loving mother.

And, as I thought in my previous comic, the "Windy Mane", or more specifically, the "There is Wind in Equestria" theme, can be used for so many things, that I couldn't resist to do another one.

The main idea was "It's always so much wind there in Canterlot?", then I though "Aren't Pegasi responsible of the climate?", "How can a pegasus control it?"... and so, until eventually I found myself thinking of TLOZ:The Wind Waker.

Now that you have seen the end of the comic, I can write about it freely. I though "How can I make somepony to take advantage of the wind?", and then I knew I should Put The King of Red Lions there. The art style was both "special" and "difficult to do (for me)", so I decided to confine it to a "last panel Picture", and this way I would not need to animate it (A windy mane and a motionless sailing boat just don't look right). Besides, since the amount of vectors I would have to recolor if I wanted to give the whole comic a "Wind Waker" style was too high, this was a good excuse.

Then I did need to have a camera. Featherweight's camera, specifically, since it looked less fancy that Rarity's camera. I considered to use the Wind Waker's "PictoBox", but it would have given the ending too early.

There is not need to say that the King of Red Lions has been replaced with "Crackle: the King of Red Dragons".Until I found a better fitting name This was something tricky, since it needed a small change of perspective (like seeing it sightly from below).

Again, since the last panel could spoil the punchline, I simply didn't show it in the thumbnail. Using a GIF had to have some benefits, don't you think?

This time I did all the vectors, with the only exception being:
"Rainbow Dash Happy" by ~krazy3, I used it as a base for a front-looking Derpy, but I ended re-doing all of it except the front legs and the (extended) wings.
The mane and tail animation is based on Rainbow Dash from The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000 scene when she is flying with Fluttershy. The animation of the upper mane when Derpy is taking the photo was done from scratch, so it might look "unprofessional".

Again, the comic was indexed (because, as a GIF, it had to be) but not Dithered; and you can notice banding in the background towers, again. And it was real Optimized: Now it's just 374 KB!

Anyway, the rest of the vectors I created for this comic are
a lot, but the ones I think could be useful enough to consider submitting them are:
"Derpy the Wind Waker"
"Derpy Hooves Photographer"
"Happy Dinky Hooves"
"Windy Canterlot Background" (Created for my previous comic, but this one is supposed to happen in the same place.

●The last Panel Photo as an independent Deviation: "Dinky Doo and the Crakle of the Red Dragons"

The GIF should play well in most browsers, but if it doesn't, tell me, please.

Vectors created in Inkscape and animation in GIMP.

Again, feel free to correct my grammar, syntax, etc.

Featured in Equestria Daily, July 30th, 2012
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MimigaLord Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015
I wonder how far she could go with that...
WrinkledReality Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015
Oh that is just awesome! So cute!! Plus it is my favourite Zelda game. I tip my hat to you!
Diablo2000 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015
Heytomemeimhome Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014
Oh my goodness, this is perfect it shows chirpy having a good day all in all well drawn with a bright and cheerful mood found everywhere within this comic!
GamerAlicorn42 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
OMG TOO FUCKING ADORABLE..........*HURK* (Died of heart attack)
Geminice Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
9king Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
MickeyRushSparkle Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
derpyartist619 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Aww! So squee! The animation worked on my computer by the way. Lookin' good ;3
Derpy900 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Student Filmographer
Yes! im playing windwaker and just about peed myself. Good one!
LightningStarMLP Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
the windy mane animation is awesome! :D
TheKillerShaymim Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!......... again I blame Pinkie Pie.
Killua9000 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
Can't believe I am just now seeing this. It's awesome, really made my day.
dusknoir64 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Wouldn't it make more sense for Derpy to have a telescope?(like the one Link's sister gave to him?)
Ah well, what's fun in making sense anyways~
tamalesyatole Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe, but with a telescope you can't change the wind's direction. Also, I find funnier to think "How Derpy got the Wind Waker?!?1?"
Westfallen Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
Oh god, I just imagined the whole sound compilation of Wind's Requiem whilst reading. XD
SuperRainbowSakura Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aw cute :)
DhilieDale Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
dragonartistJRR Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
This is so adorable. :)
Fly-by-Night-Lyds Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Page-Mistress Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
freelancerraiko Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
MalphLink Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The legend of derpy
The wind waker
How cute
SillyMadman Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, that is so cute.
PTDuckie Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
Derpy, where the heck did you get the windwaker?
ceraperduta Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
HEY! No ponies, magic, boats or fun are allowed in the Great Wall of China! Dragons are fine though, so the boat will only be held until morning.
imagememorizer Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
awesome job!
ponybronypeagasis Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
:) derpy and dinky :)
Ciezure Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Just wait till Derpy gets the Four Hoof
Epona92 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
DevianArty Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Derpy is best mother^^
WheelJackson Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012   General Artist
Aww! XD
thekingofdodging Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student General Artist
omg YES! :D
iIsMe95 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Crackle is best land boat.
LTblackcoat Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
need i say more then "daw"
thatrevmans Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
all my love in this one thing
Whatever1702 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Starcraft-Nut Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
I almost laughed out loud in the break room when I saw this. Very well made and brilliant.
DerpyHooves117 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Student General Artist
Umm, I go on DA from my iPad (on Safari), and the image won't load.
tamalesyatole Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Quoting Derpy: "I don't know what went wrong"

I have tested it on Opera (Desktop and Mobile) and Internet Explorer, but as far as I know, Safari for iOS should display GIF properly, but let's see...

1) Are you using the DeviantArt "Mobile" interface? Does the image load if seen through the "Desktop" interface?
2) Is just this image? does this other ( [link] also a GIF) load?
3) If you open the image itself (by clicking this [link]), not from "inside" Deviantart, does it load? Or the same image reposted in other site, like Knowyourmeme [link] ?

Without more info, that's all I can do to try to know what the problem is, but thanks for telling me.
DerpyHooves117 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Student General Artist
1) no, I'm on the desktop interface.
2) the other one loads.
3) it works! :)

Ok, thanks for that! I guess that works. Cool comic too!
avatarfangirl55 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's brilliant!~
schneelocke Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
This is amazing. How did you DO that with 256 colors?
tamalesyatole Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, the first 8 panels are almost exactly the same, they aren't very colorful, and there are mostly "flat" colors (not gradients, except in the background tower)
kdawg1631 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
crackle is best boat
SavedByGODsGrace777 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
oh man, your making me want to make a video with this...

Must resist...
tamalesyatole Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
With this one:[link] ?

...or this one:[link] ?
SavedByGODsGrace777 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
You know I just downloaded to maybe use them but then I realized that they have a green BG to them. That makes it difficult to edit into videos. :(

I don't want to force this upon you but have ever to tried making them transperent (No BG)?
tamalesyatole Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You downloaded the PNG? Can't you use the SVG instead? That one has a transparent background.
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