My final entry for the MLPArena Coloring Contest, and one I am very proud of! I’m a little sad that there weren’t any other entries in this division, because I thought my black-paper Candy Corn Bats might do well!
This is sort of a follow-up to my Candy Corn Batling picture; I got to thinking about how sweet a mother and child bat pony might look, hanging upside down, and the idea grew from there! I also really wanted to do a black-paper drawing, and I realized suddenly that candy corn bats would look really good in the dark! It can just as easily be viewed from below as above, but I like being able to see the faces right-side up. As you can see, the mom-bat doesn’t have the fluffy coat of her child, with the fluffy fur ruff around her neck the last remnant of the childhood fluff coat!
I usually feel like I’m not making much growth in my art, but this piece actually made me feel like I am improving, bit by bit!