The Canterlot Academy of Music

Well, sure enough, we made it to the 2k follower mark before the month was out. There was one more thing I was hoping to have down by this point, but it’s out of my hands, so here we go.

Obviously, to some degree, I have to like my own work. Otherwise I wouldn’t continue. But to know that so many people enjoy my work as well, and to know that I have some part in making your day better by however much- that’s the stuff that warms my heart. It makes the endeavor worth it.

One thing I’ve been wanting to mention, but have saved for this, is the kind nature of you folks. I know some artists get a lot of abuse for this reason or that reason, even reasons so petty as “you don’t update as often as I’d like.” I am so grateful that I have not had to deal with any sort of negativity, and that you all have been so supportive when I have not been able to keep perfectly to schedule. I don’t really know what else to say but, thank you for being wonderful people.

Now, you might be thinking, “But Esuka, you already gave us a series of drawings for the 2nd birthday celebration. Are you just gonna do more artwork again?” And the answer is NO. We’re doing two things to celebrate.

First, we will be holding a raffle, the winner of which will receive a Funko vinyl figure of their choice. That’s right, you can own a lovely figure of one of our leading ladies. Please submit your entry on the linked form, and we will draw the winner on… let’s say Tuesday. As I have not done a raffle of this variety before, please bear with me if there are any hiccups in the system.

Second, I am reopening commissions are a reduced price of 40% off! The rules will follow the price listings at the bottom. If you’d like to pick up anything from a sketch to a full digital painting, don’t be afraid to hit me up.

Again, I’d like to thank you all for helping the Academy reach this incredible milestone. We’re far from done, so I hope you continue to lend your love and support to our musically inclined ponies.

With love,

Esuka, Dean of Undergraduates, Canterlot Academy of Music.

Commissions:

  • Contact me at gkaiser90@gmail.com or pm me if you are interested.
  • Payment accepted through Paypal only (paid as gift, to the e-mail above)
  • Payment in USD
  • I expect payment first. If you order a commission, you will receive it, so no need to worry.

 Prices:

  • Special styles may be negotiated, though an additional cost may be added
  • The base price includes one character. There are charges for: additional characters, backgrounds, and large sizes.
  • A large size is a large desktop sizes or beyond, and requires additional care to minor details.
  • Prices will vary for some situations. If you’re looking for something like icons or comics, you’ll get personalized prices.

  Content:

  • NSFW commissions will not be accepted.
  • OCs are welcome! Please include references of your OC(s).
I kind of feel like a jerk for doing this so soon after the birthday celebration, but it’s just how things have come to pass.
I will be out of town for the next week, attending the Dota 2 International in Seattle, Washington. If you’ll happen to be there, shoot me a message.
As a consequence, there will be no comics this week. I apologize for the delay, and appreciate your patience and understanding.
Have a lovely week, and I will see you all on the 26th.
So my original idea was to do the vinyl image, and I decided to do 9:16 images because phone/tablet wallpapers are nice. But of course, people also like computer wallpapers, so I’m closing out the series with a combined image in the classic 16:9.A huge thank you again to all of you for following the Canterlot Academy of Music, and to everyone who takes the time to view my work. If you are just now finding this comic, I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for following this celebratory series, and I hope you stay tuned for what I have in store. I do believe I will be able to make a few more announcements before the end of the month, mostly good I believe, so I will not divulge everything just yet. 
Cheers,
Esuka, Dean of Undergraduates, CAoM

So my original idea was to do the vinyl image, and I decided to do 9:16 images because phone/tablet wallpapers are nice. But of course, people also like computer wallpapers, so I’m closing out the series with a combined image in the classic 16:9.

A huge thank you again to all of you for following the Canterlot Academy of Music, and to everyone who takes the time to view my work. If you are just now finding this comic, I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for following this celebratory series, and I hope you stay tuned for what I have in store. I do believe I will be able to make a few more announcements before the end of the month, mostly good I believe, so I will not divulge everything just yet.

Cheers,

Esuka, Dean of Undergraduates, CAoM

Lyra has been an absolute treat to work with for this story. I think suffers more than many other characters, getting viewed as a hollow meme-device, but she’s really grown on me.
This is the final entry in the Musicians series, but I have one more for you guys. Please look forward to it.

Lyra has been an absolute treat to work with for this story. I think suffers more than many other characters, getting viewed as a hollow meme-device, but she’s really grown on me.

This is the final entry in the Musicians series, but I have one more for you guys. Please look forward to it.

Part 2 of the Musician series. Please look forward to the remaining entries.

Part 2 of the Musician series. Please look forward to the remaining entries.

Dear Students,
This month, the Academy turns two years old. It has been quite a ride, getting to this point, and not all of it… in fact almost none of it has gone as originally intended. I honestly believe, however, that it is better for this. It has been a pleasure making this comic for you, and I am always happy to see people enjoying and sharing the lives of our favorite equine musicians. 
Originally, I was going to do a single image, but two things occurred. First, I botched the exact date, so I felt I had to make up for that. Second, I tried thinking of an image that could capture all three characters fully, and nothing really worthwhile was coming to mind. So, please look forward to the remaining 2(3 technically) entries in the “Musicians” series. There is more I would say, but I need to save something for the other announcement that will hopefully be this month.
Thank you everyone who enjoys the Canterlot Academy of Music, and thank you everyone who has been so supportive of this endeavor. I have a lot more planned for this comic, so please stay tuned.

Dear Students,

This month, the Academy turns two years old. It has been quite a ride, getting to this point, and not all of it… in fact almost none of it has gone as originally intended. I honestly believe, however, that it is better for this. It has been a pleasure making this comic for you, and I am always happy to see people enjoying and sharing the lives of our favorite equine musicians.

Originally, I was going to do a single image, but two things occurred. First, I botched the exact date, so I felt I had to make up for that. Second, I tried thinking of an image that could capture all three characters fully, and nothing really worthwhile was coming to mind. So, please look forward to the remaining 2(3 technically) entries in the “Musicians” series. There is more I would say, but I need to save something for the other announcement that will hopefully be this month.

Thank you everyone who enjoys the Canterlot Academy of Music, and thank you everyone who has been so supportive of this endeavor. I have a lot more planned for this comic, so please stay tuned.