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Just about everyone knows someone who has been bullied, in ways big and small. Understandably, though, many victims are reluctant to speak about their experiences. We found some who aren't.
CHRIS ON CHRIS: As you can tell, inspiration for my work comes from the My Little Pony series. I’ve always had an interest in art, and had background experience with anime before I started my Pony fan art. I especially enjoy drawing animals and creatures; they take on a personality that humans sometimes can’t express.
Creativity plays a big role in my work. I always strive to create new situations and experience for my own characters and ponies alike. Without a unique style, you don’t stand out in the artistic world and I think it’s important for every artist to separate himself. Of course, nothing beats a classic Pony pose. Lately I’ve been working on more consistency in my work. Although far from perfection, I’ve finally achieved that point where people see my art and go, “Oh, I bet Chris made that!”
The biggest thing I like about MLP is its wide cast of characters. Fluttershy’s my favorite. I can relate to her, I’m pretty shy around people and I like animals. She’s also pretty cute, she’s cute. Everytime she makes a squeak sound it’ll make your teeth rot from the sweetness. I also love seeing some of the background characters like Derdy, Lyra, Bon Bon and my other favorite, Caramel. Giving these usually ignored characters personalities is really neat; I feel like I’m actually a member of the MLP:FiM staff. Contributing to the fan community is one of my favorite things to do; My Little Pony wouldn’t be the hit it is if it wasn’t for the constant supply of fan created content.
--Chris Petrosky, Florida Virtual School sophomore
Artwork by Chris Petrosky: All the Caramels at Once; MLP Summer Meetup; Nekocrispy.