I lied. I never took a break. I was working on this the whole time I was doing my 30-day Species-a-Day challenge ([link]
Guess I was naive enough to think people might start taking an interest in my other art.
Oh well. When the feedback messages get low, post ponies!
Painted on a Nintendo DSi XL with Art Academy.
See the color studies here:
Process video on Youtube: [link]