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Cantus by SoulSpade Cantus by SoulSpade
Well this took me longer than it should've XD

Anyway, after a few Skype chats with *Gonley, I brought up that my OC was pretty much without a personality and we brainstormed ideas for how he should be. Shortly afterward, I started up some sketches and decided to go ahead and make them finished drawings ^^

So here's a bunch of random expressions to give Cantus a little more life :D

Also, I threw in *Gonley's OC in there because Cantus needs friends :P
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:icontigerjump71:
Tigerjump71 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
I love your drawings!  What kind of brushes do you use?  (I have photoshop elements)
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SoulSpade Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know this is a suuuuper late response, so I apologize for not getting to you sooner. I work in Photoshop CS2, and I primarily use 2 brushes, one being for the lines and the other being for the shading. The lineart brush is of my own creation, but the shading one is a default preset brush that I believe is called "spatter" but I can't say for sure. I know it's not a lot to go on, but that's the general set up I use for my drawings. 
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Kreatox Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Student General Artist
I'm not completely sure what that blob thing is.
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somercet Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
Lower left is a huge win.
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CrossDevice Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
He has a pretty cool design.

I really like his mane! *shot
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SoulSpade Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, thanks, I'm glad that you think so XD
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CrossDevice Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
Also did a pretty sweet job with the poses

Welcome!
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Chasnim22 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student General Artist
I really love Cantus... This is truly amazing.. Such an awesome OC ... also love the painting styles as well.
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:iconsoulspade:
SoulSpade Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why thank you, that means a lot to hear :aww:
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Chasnim22 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Quick question... Since there's a bunch of Cantuses here.. Would more than one Cantus be Canti?? Lol like Canti play the violin?
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SoulSpade Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can't say I ever really thought about it XD
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:iconcreepsalote78:
Creepsalote78 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
cool story bro
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:iconsoulspade:
SoulSpade Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
huh? '~'
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Creepsalote78 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
//facepalm
the decription, bro
lol im so random when im sick
i love your oc,
and your style
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:iconsoulspade:
SoulSpade Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, well, thanks then ^^
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:iconcreepsalote78:
Creepsalote78 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
NP!
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:iconfateomega:
FateOmega Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Oh my goodness, the jelly pony creep smile! I love his character design, so simple yet original ~
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SoulSpade Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD yup, couldn't help but throw that in there. Anyway, thanks so much, I'm very glad to hear you like him ^^
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FateOmega Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
I would very much like to draw fanart of Cantus, but I must ask; what color does his magic glow?
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:iconsoulspade:
SoulSpade Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh well, green, like his eyes, but you don't have to do that for me ;w;
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FateOmega Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Ah, thank you, it was hard for me to tell if it was more green or blueish. ^o^ And I would love to! You'll just have to pardon how wonky the violin will look, haha.
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SoulSpade Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you really want to, then I'll go ahead and just say how much that means to me, thank you ;_; And don't worry, I'll love it no matter what
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ColonelYeo Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Good to see you giving some work to your OC. I liked his design when I first saw him, but now with a personality I like him even more. :XD:

I love some of the more wackier expression you got here. The yelling brohoof and the creepy smile especially. But I also really like how he's rocking out on his earbuds too.
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SoulSpade Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, thanks! Cantus needed a bit of characterization, and I'm glad I took the time to work out a few drawings :aww:

It may be my imagination but it feels like I haven't heard from ya in some time, how you keepin up?
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ColonelYeo Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been keeping up fairly well. :)

Sorry for being silent for so long, and the late reply, but I've had a string of things keeping me buisy. My family is in the process of moving, and right after you posted your brohoof pieces my computer's motherboard went out. I'm still getting my computer fixed, so I've had to borrow other rigs and use my iPod to get through messages here. Hopefully I'll be back at full steam soon.
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SoulSpade Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, well thanks for explaining everything, and I hope to see you up and running again. Glad to hear that things are going well for the most part :D
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ChiefTrujillo96 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
What....is that thing in the lower right corner?
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SoulSpade Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, that? It's called an MLP Chubby/Blob, I think XD [link]
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Hazzdawg Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cantus needs friends?!
I know of a lanky blue stallaon who can help with that...
Might I have permission to add Cantus to The List?
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SoulSpade Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't see why not :P
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Hazzdawg Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Because he may end up as a mutantponi like Spades is. :)
But thank you! I'll do my best. :D
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RubyPM Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He is absolutely amazing /)*3*(\ i think if Mentina wouldnt be in love with someone else Cantus could be definitely her crush u.u LOL
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SoulSpade Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD What with him being the handsome devil that he is right?
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RubyPM Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He... is a devil? But he looks so good! O': and well, to be handsome, he surely is... :iconrarityfaintplz:
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Lil-Wang Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*sees for the first time* ; v ; Ohhhh I love Cantus's mane~ So fluffy lookin! :iconffryojiplz:
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TheDrawingFedora Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconbrilliantplz: character design.

From looking at these, he comes off as a proud. Mostly in his musical talents I suspect.

No doubt he can play an instrument like nobody's business. But he can't sing to save his life. He either doesn't notice or doesn't care.

He's not without a sense of humor though. (creepy smile)
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SoulSpade Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you ^^

Yeah, Cantus takes pride in his music and is exceptional, but is not one to show off. And I thought it would be funny to have him as a horrible singer, which is ironic because of his association with music(It was also an interesting coincidence that Intrelody's special talent is singing XP)

Despite being somewhat calm and distant, he can react dramatically to things, and though he isn't often the joking type, he does have his moments
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SilencedMi6 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
Wow these are really fun and do a lot to flesh him out as a character! I'd say that's mission accomplished!
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SoulSpade Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It was quite fun to work on it too XD Glad to give Cantus the attention that I felt he needed
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ZeroZi Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
sweet excellent work
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GfdsyJuky Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Student General Artist
*glances* oh, tis whooves

...wait a min

still kl
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:iconsoulspade:
SoulSpade Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, he does resemble the doctor very much ^^; Oh well
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GfdsyJuky Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Student General Artist
i see in your icon he likes dressing his tail up :iconstevenmagnetplz:

...or doth he know rarity?
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SoulSpade Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just thought it was a nice touch ^^
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GfdsyJuky Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Student General Artist
tis
YOU HEFF KEPTURED DE MEJJICKZ!:iconphotofinishplz:
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ajUlzzang Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
He's so adorable! Rarity would be all over this guy :XD: Is the creepy smile from the pony who's strangely obssessed with tubs of jelly?
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SoulSpade Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD Yeah you guessed it :iconujellyponyplz:
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ajUlzzang Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes! :icontwilightdanceplz:
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Gonley Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Dude your OC is amazing.
These drawings really give him life *u*
Dear god the creepy smile is so awesome. XD
And the chubby is so adorable oh my god
I oughta try something like this with Intie.
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SoulSpade Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD Thanks so much, I had high hopes that these would turn out okay, and from the looks of things I'd say I did very well!

Go for it man, I'd love to see it! :D
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