Looks like I've embraced the Dark Side of ponydom and drawn something "saucy". I've planted my flag in that heathen soil. I think it's funny that Pinkie would have no idea why anyone would want to look at her butt, as anything other than an incidental occurrence. Also, socks. Because I can. Because it's there.
It's not like I was prolifically churning out pictures before, but with my new, full-time job, it'll be interesting to see whether art or slacking around playing video games wins control over my significantly smaller amount of free time. And, if art, how much of it continues to be the cute pastel horses. One can only draw the same collection of characters with the same few body types for so long before it starts to feel stale. I might drift towards more of a 50/50 mix of pony art and original characters and concepts that no one else gives a fuck about. Or even, dare I say it, fan art of other things???
Every time an artist I follow says they're going to cut back on pony art, I'm all "you do you, follow your muse, I still support you, gotta draw what you want to draw" *quiet disappointment*. Because odds are I'm not going to care about the other stuff. It'll be some characters from some story they've had in their head since forever, a story that they haven't sat down and actualized for me to read and become attached to, just like all the rest of the OCs on DeviantArt. Or they'll just exclusively do commissions of other people's characters from that point on. Usually ponies, because they've pigeonholed themselves into that niche and cannot escape.