Big Pony Designs

My name is Derek McElroy. Most people call me Mac for short. I'm a graphic designer who likes to make illustrations, music, prints, and sculptures. This is where I'll post all my work as well as anything I find inspiring, insightful, or just plain silly.


maybe gonna color this eventually, for now enjoy your daily dose of swanlestia





Post-it Notes Left on the Train

Writer and illustrator October Jones, the creative genius behind Text From Dog and these funny train commute doodles, is at it again with these hilarious motivational post-it notes that he leaves on the train and in other random places.The upbeat doodles, which star Jones’ adorable character Peppy the Inspirational Cat, convey positive and funny messages meant to motivate daily commuters. Whether you’re feeling the Monday blues or in need of some encouragement, Jones’ delightful post-it notes are sure to brighten your day and remind you just how awesome you are.

Via My Modern Metropolis 

(via hbreckel)



This is the greatest photoset I have ever seen. 

The song just went through my head gif by gif

(via vivzie-pop)



Head Shots for NYCC!

This is a selection of the 5x7” head shots I’ll have available at my Artist Alley tables at New York Comic Con and Long Beach Comic Con. Only $20 each!

These are original, one of a kind, mini pieces I do as affordable con exclusives. They’re not available by mail and I don’t make prints of them. I just don’t have time.

These are what I do for fun after work. I don’t do these on request. What I have in the bin is what you have to choose from, so get there early. They are first come first served.

I’m still taking orders for full size New York Comic Con commission pre-orders. Email me at for questions and requests.

James is knocking it OUT OF THE PARK with these head sketches which are ONLY available at our NYCC con tables in October.
While James is not taking requests or pre-orders for the head sketches, he IS taking pre-commissions for NYCC and Long Beach comic con. The commissions start at $60-70, which is a little pricier than these sketches, but the commissions are full colour, a lot bigger and you can request custom subjects.

So if you love these pieces and would like a custom piece, consider hitting up James for a pre-commission, they’re worth it. Direct all enquiries to silvaniart at gmail dot com.

My list for NYCC & LBCC pre-commissions is now closed.

Asker itskingdash Asks:
First, thank you for replying! You did make tabs for it and yes that is what I was using. I hope you can get it down again (which I have no doubt that you can) Don't rush for it but dont forget either! I look forward to a possible video, and one more thing. I had some of your artwork saved not even knowing it was made by you! I was shocked to see your tumblr full of some of the artwork I saved. Props for good art!
bigponymac bigponymac Said:

Haha thanks! I’m hoping I can get back into it real soon. As you can tell I’ve hit an art drought here the past few months. Trying to change that.

Asker itskingdash Asks:
Hey Derek! You don't know me but I kinda know you. I'm a huge fan of your guitar music on youtube, and I took great interest in how you played Hush now Quiet now. After hearing it I tried it myself and just kept practicing. I cant ever get it right though. My question to you, or more of a request that you please make a video on how to play it. I know you must be a busy man but if you find it in your heart to help a fellow brony out it would mean the world to me. Thanks for reading this!
bigponymac bigponymac Said:

Hey! I’m glad you like my music. I don’t get many complements in that area so it warms my heart to hear that. 

As far as your request, I’m going to need a little time to make a video as I’ve completely forgotten how to play HNQN! D:

Honestly, I just haven’t played it in forever and don’t have the muscle memory for it anymore. Thankfully I made some tabs for it so I can use those as reference (I assume you’ve been using those too?). Shouldn’t take me too long to get it down again. Once I do I’ll attempt a video.


Also figured I should do myself, cuz why not.