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102807 No. 102807
...but keeps trying anyway.

Figure I might as well make a thread here on /art/, because what's the worst that could happen?
I'll be posting stuff I've made and stuff I'm making, mostly really horrid sketches. Please give me criticism, I do want to improve.
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>> No. 121227
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I gotta wonder, does this look good, or just really odd.
>> No. 121229
I like it. Perspective seems okay.

Possibly need to continue the cheekbone line on the opposite side of the nose, but that's mostly bothering me because I've been looking at it trying to figure out what's bothering you...
>> No. 121356
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I've been trying this crap again.
>> No. 121365
i know people who consider ponies like an antidepressant.
your style is your style, i cannot say it's bad - it is coherent although not being canon. abstraction forces the artist to focus on the expression and movement more than anatomically correctness anyways, that is why on this base there is rare BAD pony artwork. it's cute and fun so you get it.
>> No. 121369
You draw this with a mouse?

Damn nice.
>> No. 121382
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It's the main reason I'm using Flash as my primary tool. It's vector software and provides smoothing for decently clean lineart. I'd use Photoshop more, but I can't really draw using it.
Oh well, thanks everyone.
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>> No. 121447
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And a little extra.
>> No. 121506
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I tried styles and Princess Sparkle again. Don't know how well it ended up but eh, t'was fun.
Despite having close to no clue about the site or the community there, I also decided to give tumblr a shot, so if you feel like checking that out, it's here:
I will be posting anything I draw here as well, though.
>> No. 121533
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This is eerily captivating.
>> No. 121619
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I spoilered today's image due to its somewhat suggestive nature, it shows apple bloom laying on her back with a surprised look on her face. Nothing explicit, though.

In general, I was kind of squeamish about uploading it, because for the longest time, I didn't feel comfortable with people knowing I'd draw stuff like this. So I hope you like it, it took far too long to make.
>> No. 121648
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Some sketches from today. I'm not satisfied with any of them, but I couldn't just let an evening go to waste like that.
>> No. 121680
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The method I use to draw generally leads to very thick outlines. So let's try something different to see how it turns out.
>> No. 121714
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Recycling old ideas because I'm unimaginative like that.

Also requesting critique on this image, since I've been told it looks off. I can see that Rarity's thighs are mismatched, but what do you guys think?
>> No. 121728
I think with that picture, the thing that throws me off the most is that with the way that Rarity is sitting, we shouldn't be able to see her cutie mark, since we're seeing her inner thighs.

The way the backleg-feet also kind of turn into rounded spheres seems off as well. I understand you were trying to make it look like the hooves were curving, but it just looks odd to me. Maybe adding some of the lines for where the bottom of the hooves would be?

Otherwise it's a very cute concept <3
>> No. 121743
Cutie mark shouldn't be there if she's sitting and facing us.
>> No. 121798
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Thanks a million. How I missed such an obvious error is beyond me.
I was a bit short on time the last few days, and I fear it'll stay that way for the next couple weeks. Still, I managed to get something out, which I hope you like.
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Something which I really didn't put a lot of thought into. Was fun to make.
>> No. 122049
Are they detectives?

(Dibs on the first "dust for fingerprints" joke.)
>> No. 122121
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Initially, I wanted to do that, but when I was on the background, I felt like making it like a cheesy 80s sitcom or something. This is what I mean when I say I don't think images through very well before I do them.
On that note, I wish I had more time for drawing right now, but I need to learn. Perhaps this is what inspired me to draw this.
>> No. 122291
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Holy crap I drew something.
I'd have a million different things to say about it, but when I try to write it out, it all comes out mangled and incoherent. So I'll just write "yes"
>> No. 122530
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Finally I'm getting to draw again. Foreshortening is as tough as it always was, and I'm not very great at making abstract backgrounds. Oh well.
>> No. 122592
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"Hey scrimpeh, have you gotten better at drawing since?"
>> No. 122626
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Now you tell me why Twilight Sparkle is not supposed to be my phantasmal significant other

Last edited at Fri, Apr 19th, 2013 08:17

>> No. 122737
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Spoilered today's image due to a healthy dosage of fluttershy butt. Foreshortening doesn't really do me any favors, and her hind legs look off as a result. Oh well, who cares.
>> No. 122743
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Your style slightly reminds me of the Rainbow Dash Presents crew of late. I hope that comes across as a compliment.

Picture unrelated, I just like pictures.
>> No. 122770
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My style? Reminiscient of the RDP crew?


I really do like their stuff however, so perhaps their style has had more influence in me than I have thought. I think I will never be able to settle on one way to draw eyes and other facial features though.
>> No. 122778
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...However, Flash's clean lineart is something I frankly want to get away from, since I feel there is so much more you can do with just lineart. So here's something I threw together in 10 minutes to test a potential new approach.
>> No. 122788
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How ever you like to draw, that's your style. Feel free to explore till you find something comfortable and enjoy it till you find something new. A cycle of self-rediscovery.

I'm sleepy so this is probably stuff you've already heard a thousand times before, only more eloquently phrased, but anatomy helps. People don't bug out over lineart, they double take over something looking odd, and it rarely ever looks odd because of well planned anatomy.

I'm just biased, I like anatomy. Shading can be a good way to check it, if you care as much as me one day. If you can't figure out how light falls on it, it's probably not accurate to your perception of reality. Generally, if you're drawing something, you want it to align with your perception of reality; it really helps.

Pic sufficiently related

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>> No. 122793
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Back in the day, when I was still "searching for my own style", I figured that whatever I'd do, I would never be able to settle down on one thing for long. I think that in the last couple weeks, I have gotten sorta complacent though, so I do want to mix things up more again.
As for anatomy, it's something that still manages to give me lots of trouble every now and then. There's some poses I simply can't nail down to save my life, I should probably work on that some more. Guess why the bottom of today's image is cropped out
>> No. 122799
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One day you'll hit the point where you deliberately choose difficult poses just to fuck with people. I'd like to say I do it just for the challenge, but I'm pretty sure I choose complected poses just to show off.

I wouldn't worry too much about your style getting "sorta complacent" for a few weeks. If you're spending time thinking about your style, you're not spending enough time thinking about improving everywhere else.
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Sketches I have saved up for a rainy day. Considering how much I put out in the last couple weeks, I'd say it's rained, there was a hailstorm and now all the streets are flooded. Figuratively, that is.
For what it's worth, the bottom two are new.

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>> No. 123449
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I'm hoping the kid's not -too- ugly for the image.
>> No. 123462
Far too amused by this one.
>> No. 123503
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I dig how you silhouetted the other ponies.
>> No. 123614
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Thanks, y'all. As for the sillouhettes, it was kind of a tough one for me. I didn't want to give them full color and detail, since that'd distract from fluttershy, but keeping them all as a gray mash would've been too much.

Until then, this:
>> No. 123727
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I drew something whoops

I never really have a concrete plan in mind when I do images like these, I just start drawing an expression or a pose and make it up as I go along. When it works out, it's easily one of the most fun ways to draw for me, when not, I feel like I'm wasting hours accomplishing nothing. Owell
>> No. 123730
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I'm thinking about posting some drawings for everyone to see

not because they're good, but because they're so autistically bad that it's hilarious

I've always wanted to be good at art, but I'm a software developer, not an artist
>> No. 123731
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oh I forgot my question
scrimpeh, did you start out that way?
>> No. 123733
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Not really. I never considered myself especially talented at drawing, nor was it what I thought I'd be doing on a regular basis once, but then I just kept drawing more and more, until I was where I am now.
So by all means, go for it. Who knows, you might just end up discovering your passion for art and become a great artist. Just need to find a way to balance the time it takes with being a software developer too, but art really only takes as much time to make as you want it to.
And hey, if not, what's the worst that could happen?

>pic is from september 2011
>> No. 123742
I figure it'll just be really funny with no progression happening at all
>> No. 123783
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Hey, don't let your notions hold you back, that's what I'm doing too often as it is. In the end, what matters is whether you like doing it or not.

So, on to today's picture. I really love the look pure lineart + highlights only produces, and wanted to take a shot at slighty more messy lineart, so here this is.
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You may have thought that I, indeed, could not draw ponies to save my life.
But I drew something again.
>> No. 126282
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I like :)
>> No. 127648
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It's been a while, hasn't it.

As of late, I wanted to try my hand at anthro/humanized stuff, which is how this test came about.
Don't think I'm quite there yet, but I like to think I've made some progress. You be the judge.
>> No. 127649
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>the dude who can't draw ponies to save his life
Are you kidding? These pictures are fine(actually they're pretty good). I only wish I could draw that nice. Love your style, might not be orthodox show accurate, but how much pony fan art really is? I will definitely keep an eye on this gallery. Love your pics!
>> No. 127828
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Heh, thanks. For the most part, the way I draw ponies is a fairly pragmatic adaptation of the show's art style, geared towards being easier to draw.

I kinda want to try something more than that these days, however. So, with that in mind, redline me pls.
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That looks quite nice.

There is no system to get commissions drawing ponies is there?
>> No. 129191
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On the anatomy front, it seems to me that you tend to draw the hind legs with one too few joints in them, as though the hock was a sort of projection from the back of the calf rather than the equivalent of the human ankle - - e.g., in the drawing accompanying post #122737. See the attached sketch by Chuck Jones.
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