She’s not wearing most of her regalia because I forgot. I went really, really slow on this one because pastels smudge if you even think too hard in their direction and I was trying to stay inside the lines using bulky square chalk sticks. So I’m like ‘okay, i’ll finish up the torso and then sketch her little metal princess boots’ and then fifteen minutes later ‘got to remember to switch to yellow when I reach the end of her arm-leg’ and then ‘wait, does she have a chest piece like Celestia? [checks reference] …how did I not see that?’ and then ‘okay we’ll just do the boots’ but after a while of this slow, methodical coloring and blending you kinda go into a trance and forget what you were thinking about before. I should probably have included that stuff in the preliminary sketch but I forgot about it then, too.
And that’s why Cadance is naked.”