When I was asked to make this one, Enterplay requested two versions- one with Derpy in uniform and one as her regular adorable self. Here are both Derps for your Derping pleasure! Her outfit is a bit of an amalgamation of all the various delivery uniforms we’ve seen on the show.
Believe it or not, the most troublesome part of this request was that tree in the BG. Originally seen in May The Best Pet Win, It’s a pretty common BG locale in Ponyville and one of my favorite spots for creating a balanced, single character image.
I made a new version of the tree for this card, and tried to come close to show accurate as possible…and that’s A LOT of subtle details for a background item that- in the end I blurred and cropped out of the card!
Thanks as always to everyone at Enterplay for letting me work on this! Thanks Rob, Leslie, Gail and the whole team who are a pleasure to work with and keep coming up with ideas that are truly fun to bring to life!
I wonder how many of you out there would like to see this as a sculpture…