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117617 No. 117617
#Traditional #Digital #Canon #Gallery #Critique wanted #!!Applejack'd

Hey there! I'm just starting to get the hang of drawing, after about a year or so of really taking it seriously. I've always been drawing, but I never bothered to learn anatomy, proper shading, etc. Well, now that's all changed! I'm starting to understand how it all works, I've been researching things online and am now even taking art classes. However, those art classes are only teaching me what I'd need to know to make comics. So... here I am, asking for advice and the like!

Side note: I actually made the original Pony Tutorial thread, though I didn't make any of the content in it, I just posted stuff I found around the net.

Anyway, I'll say a little bit about my experience. When I was a kid, I made a lot of cartoons using Flash MX. Though they all stunk, I still learned a lot of techniques, and I think my experiences with the program have given me an upper hoof in the field. My passion has always been to become an animator. I do so love animation, and animating... and I've only recently gotten the drive and time to satisfy that passion. Therefore, I don't have any past work to demonstrate in that side of things. More is sure to come!

I draw pretty much anything that tickles my fancy. I've only recently begun getting the hang of SAI, but I have used Photoshop in the past, and I plan on using Illustrator soon, if only for backgrounds. I also use Adobe Flash, of course.

I feel like I need the most help with coloring and general lighting. If anypony would like to help, I'd appreciate it. Constructive criticism welcome.

http://matiasandstuff.deviantart.com/
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>> No. 117618
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117618
... I cannot get these tags to work.
>> No. 117619
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>>117618
Anyway...

I'll post some traditional stuff first.
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>>117619
Here's a vector of that by Sparky.
>> No. 117621
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Here's something I drew for a friend with my mouse. (I didn't have a tablet yet)
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A thing I drew for another friend with my mouse.
>> No. 117623
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Twilight reading a book, heheh.
>> No. 117624
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Unrelated, but I made this for an RPG game I was working on. I'm just posting it to show I can do pixel art as well.
>> No. 117625
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Rarity sitting. Nothing too exciting!
>> No. 117626
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Someone told me to draw Ahuitzotl, so I did. However, it was way too boring as it was, so I decided to add a gun and a hat, heheheh.
>> No. 117627
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>>117626
Oh, and a grenade.
Can't forget the grenade.

Here's another request by a friend! Yes, that is a lightsaber.
>> No. 117628
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Here's a gift for my friend. It was for his birthday.
>> No. 117629
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117629
And my current project!

The background is just a placeholder. I really don't know what I want/can do for the background here.

I'd like some assistance, especially with coloring. How does one color something... ominously? Any suggestions? Criticisms?
>> No. 117630
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117630
... And now I figure out how the tags work.

Damn you, Ponychan X reply window.
>> No. 117691
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Progress...
>> No. 117692
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>>117629
Ominously? Use darker colors than usual, I guess. Often when I draw something "dark" I make a foreground layer and color it completely black, then adjust the opacity until the picture is as dark as desired

For example, in this picture
ss-spiritstar.deviantart.com/#/d5jabpp">http://ss-spiritstar.deviantart.com/#/d5jabpp
I used the airbrush to color in the edges, but left the middle blank. You could do the same and leave the area around Rarity's face to emphasize it

That's...what you meant by ominous...right?
>> No. 117693
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Also, about the tags, when you're making a new thread, underneath the message box, there's a section labeled "tags" and there's a "show/hide" button. Just check which ever boxes you want tags for
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>>117692
Image can't be found, hoip.

Well, I was referring more to stark lighting and such. Deep, sharp shadows and the like. I also don't know how to add highlights to a gloomy/scary image. Making the colors darker is pretty much the only step I know. Ah well, I'll figure it out. Thanks.

>>117693
YES AAGH
I noticed that after making the thread like three times and giving up. Cursed Ponychan X's quick reply got in the way, that's what happened.
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Tags are fixed.
>> No. 117703
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>>117702
Thank youuu~
>> No. 117708
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BG coming nicely...
>> No. 117869
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A little more progress.
>> No. 118223
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Okay, gave up on the background. It was taking me WAY too long, and I prefer to be a more quantity oriented artist.

Onto the next thing!
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>>118223
Hah, nice job on this. I really love Rarity's expression.
>> No. 118249
>>118223
Nooooooooo, Rarity what even are you doing =C

Good work on the expressions, though =)
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>>118246
>>118249
Thanks guys.

(Keep making entertaining expressions, got it)

Now I'm making a Luna gif! Here's the beginning and middle of the mane portion.
>> No. 118432
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Progress...
>> No. 118483
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Here's a random, spur-of-the-moment doodle.
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>>118483
Now with Aliasing.
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New tumblr
http://matiwhee.tumblr.com/

It has occasional pony stuff.
>> No. 118818
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A little animation test for s&g.
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>>118510

Such a cute little Fluttershy that is :3
Nice job. And good work on the Luna progress as well.
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>>118853
Thank youuu

Have some Gorilla Trixie.
>> No. 119415
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A REQUEST
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>>119415
And again
>> No. 119492
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119492
Rawr
>> No. 119702
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A birthday gift for someone.
>> No. 120053
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120053
And another.
>> No. 120445
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120445
Scootaloo.
>> No. 123351
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Feeeeeels
>> No. 123385
>>120445
Uhhh I thought scootaloo was a Pegasus
>> No. 123410
>>123385
There's very little proof to support that theory.
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>>123385
>>123410
Hahah, nice catch.

Let's just say I meant to make her an earth pony there.
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