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124922 No. 124922
#Canon #OCs #Discussion #Critique wanted

Sometimes I like to make pony fan art. And I figure since this place exists I'd like to post them here. Mostly for critiques, any kind will do. Regular discussion about whatever is also encouraged.
Who knows. Maybe I'll be able to get myself up to commission level!

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>> No. 124927
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Also Maybe I should get the ball rolling by posting art of an actual pony!

Meet Fizzy! Straight out of dat Gee-wun.

Oh yeah I guess for the sake of knowing I use Sai to color and sometimes I vector. I've been using a cheap little bamboo tablet. It's super old too because its wire is fraying. Need to get a new one soon.

But as you can probably see my outlines aren't the best. So I'm thinking maybe it'd be better to create the lines by vectoring and then maybe add color in Sai.

Last edited at Thu, Jul 18th, 2013 10:07

>> No. 124931
Oh and a quick question. After browsing the tutorial thread, I didn't really see much pertaining to stallions. Especially their heads/faces.

I don't know WHAT it is but I struggle with stallion faces. Maybe its the larger nose bridge hiding that second eye or the boxy head shape.

I mean I know its kind of weird but in the official style, a pony's eyes are clearly set into the side of their heads from a side view. But, for females at least, their eyes jump to the front of their heads when in front view. But not quite for the guys? I can't remember too many front views on BigMac so it's hard to tell.

If anybody can provide references that would be great.
>> No. 124932
Over the past 8 months I have mastered drawing stallions because the majority of my project characters are male.

For (rough) example:

I'll see what I can do.

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>> No. 124933
Thanks I appreciate it!
>> No. 124934
Bear in mind I kinda developed my own style that kinda deviates from the show canon male stallions as mine tend to have a dip on their snout. I kinda wrote it off as a type of facial feature based on a specific region lol.
>> No. 124981
That Scorpan is so precious!

This site has some reference images, but what's here isn't awfully useful. Since there are so few leading males, the animators never made models for many stallion head angles.

From this, though, it should be somewhat easy to extrapolate. Even easier if you don't want to do exact show style.
>> No. 124986
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This is something I started working on last night. But I'm feeling dodgy about it. Mostly RainbowDash. I'm not sure why but I think its her pose. Though this is likely to change because it's a vector. If anyone notices bad anatomy, feel free to point it out so I can fix it before getting too far.
>> No. 124988
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Working on that character reference for you, I hope you dont mind but I am going to use my own male OC's as examples. I think you'll like them as some of them make for interesting characters.

Also I have been sickly today... Hopefully I will be better off tomorrow to finish it.
>> No. 124992
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And I'll be sure to throw in some action poses.
>> No. 125014
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I do not condone the abuse of the Twilights!

Also I drew this today. Only three chances to guess my otp.

Guess correctly and you get....something. Maybe?
>> No. 125015
Yes well that character massacred an entire town once with a column of tanks. Hes not afraid to electric face pawnch a filly. (Bear in mind when I wrote this it didn't happen in Equestria.) I wrote him as her counterpart/nemesis, and he talks like Christian Bale.

Edit: In any case I'll leave out the face pawnching stuff then. You think thats bad? Wait until you see what he does to the rest of the mane-6. He doesn't kill them of course but a major flank-kicking will be implemented.

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>> No. 125077
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I feel like drawing Megan. But doing what, I don't know. Ideas?
>> No. 125125
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This chibi style makes everything look adorable. Even these three lugs.
>> No. 125144
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G1 to G4 Lickety Split.

Basically she is a business owner. Or at least she plans to be. No nonsense and strict but very passionate about her work, which is baking/ice cream making. She's trained and lived most of her life in the competitive streets of Manehattan and one way or another ends up temporarily sharing a job along side Pinkie Pie of all ponies. A rival of sorts.

Two people rising up in their profession with very different personalities and ways to deal with their problems suddenly having to work together. Lickety Split is out to run a business not make friends!

Relatives: Niece of Mrs. Cake and younger sister of (G1) Fizzy.

P.S. Tail bows are the best!
>> No. 125181
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The only OC I've ever made. Her name is Snowberry. I've had the hardest time ever choosing what to color her but I think this is a good color set. Opinions on the entire design are definitely encouraged.

Also my first attempt at adding an outline stroke. I never liked putting them on because I couldn't make them took nice. Does anyone know the best way to manipulate the outline stroke in illustrator?

Here are some pictures of snowberries:
>> No. 125182
Sorry Mr. Scribbles but I have been kinda busy with some of my own work to do that reference chart. I'll have it soon.
>> No. 125188
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In the tail, the highlights help imply form very well. You can feel the shape there. However, the mane doesn't feel quite as much like an actual thing in space, and it looks a little bit more like a wig than it does hair.

Putting natural real-life-type human or horse hair on a pony isn't important, but it gets too weird, in my opinion, if it's not very constrained. When I design an OC I try to make sure the mane can come out of the middle of the head and down the back of the neck a bit, along the magenta sweet spot pictured to the left.

That said, the design expressed plenty good concepts. The mane gives a stern, strong, and somewhat militaristic feel. She looks weathered and aged but still rigid and powerful.

I never used Illustrator, but I hear there's a "variable width stroke" tool.
>> No. 125190

Thanks for the advice. I'm going to make a second file and mess around with her hair a bit.
>> No. 125198
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I adjusted her hair a bit. Hopefully it looks less like a wig. Buuuuut I don't know for certain.
>> No. 125251
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At first I wanted to draw a capricorn. But then half way through I decided it would be a goat in a dress instead.

Any ideas on how to make the dress look more...sea/under water themed? All I could think of was to make it look like a giant tail fin.
>> No. 125252

Have you looked into marine biology? Like corals and invertebrates and whatnot as a source of inspiration for design and references?
>> No. 125253
By the way Mr. Scribbles I still havn't forgotten about that reference sheet I promised, I have been wrapped up in my own work and some major changes in my personal life.

Last edited at Sun, Jul 28th, 2013 00:37

>> No. 125329
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I tried again with outlines. I actually like the way it looks this time. I was able to get some variation in the line width unlike the first time. That tutorial helped, thanks, cwydd!

As far as the Capricorn goat goes, I'm taking Sovereign's advice and looking at sea shells. Probably should have done that from the start. Its just that I really want the fin to be on the end of it.

Last edited at Mon, Jul 29th, 2013 19:11

>> No. 125349
I think this is as good a place as any to link my Fiverr account. It's been under utilized and I really want to get back in the swing of things.

Though my profile doesn't explicitly state anything pony related, I'll draw 2 characters together for $5

For $10 I'll color/vector them. I also take other orders like simple event posters, coloring book pages, children book illustrations and the like. So if you're interested please send a message, I look forward to drawing your characters!

Last edited at Tue, Jul 30th, 2013 13:48

>> No. 125394
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A sketch of what I'm working on atm. My made up head canon is that Scorpan used to be Luna's little "puppybrother"
>> No. 125411
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An update. Not quite finished yet.
>> No. 125413
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For better or worse here is the final product. I can't say its finished, I'm just tired of messing with it, lol.

Last edited at Fri, Aug 2nd, 2013 17:22

>> No. 125451
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Not much reason for this one cept for practice. What I like is that its actually taking me less and less time to do these.

Last edited at Sun, Aug 4th, 2013 15:18

>> No. 125483
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Nebby again after some adjustments.
>> No. 125527
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My attempt to draw a human version of a pony in EQG style. But inevitably I changed the style. There are things about the style of the EQG humans that irk me. Especially when it comes to the background characters.
>> No. 125534
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Took another stab at the goat character. Got rid of the dress though. I'm not sure what you'd call what she's wearing now. Just a stylish "shirt" I suppose.

Though I'm thinking about adding a seashell design to the front.
>> No. 125639
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"Even After Sonic Rainboom they both still exhibit a strong inclination to argue."

Hmm...Now I'm in the mood to draw diamond dogs. For no relatable reason.

Last edited at Wed, Aug 14th, 2013 20:33

>> No. 125652
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These are all very nice. I like your style, and it's nice to see some more personalized features with the ponies. I mean, even the show keeps most of them to the pretty basic, similar body shapes and styles, so to see some very distinct features among the faces makes it pleasant.
>> No. 125661
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Thanks! I'm glad you like these. As far as personalized features are concerned, I actually try to be on model. Key word here is try.

But of course the finished product is never going to look like the show. I might actually hit some inspirational stride if I try to be less restrictive with the style.

But until then, here is a rough sketch of the next picture I'll be working on. Its super simple, just three kids talking on a cloud. Score isn't in the image because I honestly ran out of room on the page so I had to draw him on a separate piece of paper.
>> No. 125662
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>> No. 125672
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Almost done. I think I can add more like add details and shading on the clouds.
>> No. 125697
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A spur of the moment Idea I had for a (possible) fanfiction I may or may not right. Actually this image has little to do with the story other than the fact that I was trying to conceptualize a lantern for ponies.

I know due to cartoon logic ponies can actually grab things with their hooves. but that also limits their run and walk ability by a good margin. So I figured they might as well wear the thing about their necks. The premise for this item is for cave exploration. Non Unicorns need a light source, ya know?

I've made up the idea of "Crystal Trees" that grow around the Crystal Empire. Like how normal trees give off oxygen, the roots of the crystal tree give off light when breathed on. And will remain alight for a few hours

So this is basically just a bottle with a wooden base, a strap, and the crystal tree root inside.

Anybody else have an idea of what this would look like?

Last edited at Mon, Aug 19th, 2013 22:27

>> No. 125698
Look up Tiberium infected trees from command and conquer. They are basically crystalized trees.

My ponies built a dystopian republic with heavy tanks, particle cannons, and war zeppelins. Dont worry too much about the hand/hoof thing.
>> No. 125699
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Uhh... Here ya go Mr. Scribbles:
>> No. 125706

Hmmm...interesting indeed.
>> No. 125708
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Here is a picture of Rarity the "Rarewolf"
>> No. 125733
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Took at stab at drawing a male pony's face from the front. It's not too bad I don't think. I kind of took the front view of a horse face and just made it more squat. And of course shoved the eyes to the front because logic.

Critique always welcome.

Last edited at Thu, Aug 22nd, 2013 21:34

>> No. 125734
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I think it looks solid. Your style comes through in them, but it doesn't detract from the image as a whole.

Seriously though, like nice work on this whole thread. I hit the wrong tab and this was the first thread I came across. But it's all spot on
>> No. 125735
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Mr. Scribbles, I made you a crystal tree for you. Maybe this will give you ideas too:
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>> No. 125738
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I tried my best...
>> No. 125739

Lol I didn't mean it like that. You've given me a pretty good idea of what a Crystal Tree might look like. There might be some variations amongst them.
>> No. 125740
Mine is kinda like a willow...
>> No. 125850
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Adult Feather Nebula. I'm not quite sure which parent she looks like the most. I tried to not make her look like a clone of either and in that I think I succeeded.
>> No. 125863
FiM-Style remakes of G1 characters? An honest effort to figure out how to draw male ponies right? Dude, this just may be my favourite thread on /art/ right now.

Regarding crystal trees, the first thing I thought of was Julia Set fractals ( )... I'm kinda weird like that, tho. X3

>I tried to not make her look like a clone of either and in that I think I succeeded.
Confirmed. :3

>Critique (better late than never):
These expressions are great. Seriously.

The facial proportions and the shape of the jaw look spot-on in terms of show-accuracy.

Stallion's ears tend to be less curved along the inward edge, and the outside edge meet the head at a point level with the middle of the eye (this is more obvious in side views... when facing forward, colts in the show usually have the head tilted up or down a bit which shifts everything around).

The arcs of nostrils are upsidown, compared to how they are in the show (for both mares and stallions).

Anyway, hope this helps some. Awesome work: Luna+Scorpan is just adorable, and Rarewolf made me lol out loud. :3
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Welp it's been a while. With nothing really new from me but this picture of Snowberry. I pretty much changed her look all around. Going for the more default pony body type than the one I had before.
>> No. 126312
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Where u been baby boo?
>> No. 126533

I fell down a well. It was awful.
>> No. 126541
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I was hit by the "draw something adorable today, dangit!" mood today.
>> No. 126603
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For Halloween
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>> No. 126762
Asking for suggestions. An odd suggestion. Couple poses. I don't really know how to pull these off. And I want practice.
>> No. 126783
Breakdancing ponies, or maybe some earth pony kung fu.
>> No. 126847
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First Impressions.
>> No. 126862
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A little more Megan never hurt.
>> No. 126870
The flatness in color you're going for is really exemplified in this illustration, with all the different colors creating detail and depth because of, not in spite of, the lack of it. I also like the color choices in general.
>> No. 127006
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I'm trying to fuse the G4 style with the Firefly's Adventure style. This is a test run. Opinions and criticisms would be lovely.
>> No. 127013
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Just a (chibi) human Rainbow Dash.
>> No. 127047
One thing that seems to evade FiM's art more and more is the horsey nature of the ponies, and even though your art is more stylized at times it fills that gap rather well. This portrait especially -- it's difficult to illustrate the corporeal nature of a real animal, and the detail of the legs, the muzzle, the natural look of the hair, and the feeling of motion give these shapes of color body and life.

I can't speak for what you're actually going for, but I can speak for how I interpret things: I feel like the left foreleg's form could be implied a bit more clearly, perhaps by extending the shading across the bottom edge of the hoof slightly. I think you're probably right not to put a dark line there, but I can't be sure. Lacking the line does help keep the face more detailed relative to the rest of the drawing.

I don't want to discourage your stylistic choices at all, but I would consider making the pupil a darker color. I do like to give the pupils color as well, but when I make it too light I sometimes feel like the pony looks blind. Keep in mind I'm particular and this is a somewhat common stylistic practice.
>> No. 127080

I'll keep that in mind the next time I give that a whirl.
>> No. 127248
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I've drawn an original character or two for a friend of mine. Characters from his fanfiction.

>> No. 127249
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and Lady Snow Farpeak
>> No. 127262
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Another character from the story: Streaming Breeze

Last edited at Sat, Jan 25th, 2014 02:01

>> No. 127280
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Once again partaking in crack shipping. I'm pretty sure nobody else has done this. (I'd be surprised if someone has). But it tickles my adorable nerve.
>> No. 127313
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Trying out a new style. Which is basically just experimenting with the feather tool on shaded areas.

Last edited at Sat, Feb 1st, 2014 03:41

>> No. 127337
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Another G1 character redraw. A Pana. The shape shifting species of bird.
>> No. 127427
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I'm a cheesepie fan and drew this foal character to show my appreciation of the ship.

I've called her Mascarpone but that name is up in the air. It may not be the most fitting name and I'd like some opinions on the matter. It might help me with the cutie mark as well!
>> No. 127438
Weelll, that's adorable.
cutie mark of rubber chicken on a ballon? Maybe too much. Maybe a.... huh. I guess it depends on what her occupation is...
>> No. 127505

A sock cutie mark makes sense. I should probably change her name. I doesn't necessarily need to be cheese related.
>> No. 127506

A sock cutie mark makes sense. I should probably change her name. I doesn't necessarily need to be cheese related.
>> No. 127507
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Revisiting an OC(and an offspring)that needs to be tweaked. I've given her the name Dusty Nebula but her color scheme has changed so much I'm not even sure the name works anymore.

Last edited at Wed, Feb 19th, 2014 02:49

>> No. 127601
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Amalthea the Minotaur. She's just a little one.
>> No. 127918
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I'm working out how to draw anthro ponies. (Not the humanxpony satyr abominations) Because I'm hoping one day in the future that I'll be able to do a comic or something.

Females are easy enough I think. I need to get back into practice of human torsos, especially males. And I'm not quite sure how to deal with stallion heads. Since they are naturally broader, it might look weird on a human neck. Unless their necks are huge.
>> No. 128177
Hey. I want to ask. If I want to take a shot at commissions, should I start a brand new thread or keep this one?
>> No. 128178
Good to see youre still up ;)
>> No. 128186

I guess I can just use this thread. It has past work in it. Kind of like a portfolio.

$7 for solo.
Add $2 for every extra character.

I take payments via paypal. My account is [email protected] << More art on Derpibooru.
>> No. 128282
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Another OC I drew for a friend. Her name is Tempest Blackwind.
>> No. 128608
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Hey've I've got a question.

Does anyone in the world know how to draw a pony's legs crossed when they're standing upright like a person? In the picture on the side, basically like examples 5 and 7. I'm finding really hard to do with the anatomy of a pony's hind legs.
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>> No. 128624

Is this somehow a response?
>> No. 129007
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Hightide and Cherry Bomber as young uns.
>> No. 129219
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129219 I made a tumblr blog for funsies.

It's about Dumbbell. My unofficial Husubando.

Please check it out, yo!
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