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127543 No. 127543
#Traditional #Canon #OCs #Gallery #Critique wanted

Improved resolutions! No more squashed pictures! This is the art that you deserved from the start!

Other than that it's the same as my old one; I'll be re-posting all my old art as is, aside from the improved resolutions, so things that I drew wrong before (Sky Breaker's eyes as an example) will still be wrong in the transfer. I think I'll stress it more this time around, I really really want to improve and if you see something about my pictures that just isn't right, I can take pretty much any level of criticism, of course, I also like encouragement and not just long speeches about what I did wrong. A balance is good.

I'm thinking about taking a request like once a week, getting the requests and accepting one on Sunday and actually doing and posting it on Monday. It being a once a week thing I didn't see it necessary to tag this with "Taking Requests".

I'm hoping this new gallery will be pleasing to everyone and that I'll learn a lot from the /art/ community. Happy drawing all! :)
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>> No. 127545
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My first pony pic ever, and of course I'd draw Rarity...
>> No. 127546
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Remember how she looked like she'd got run over by a truck before? Not any more.
>> No. 127548
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>> No. 127549
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>> No. 127550
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>> No. 127551
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Chocolate rain!
>> No. 127552
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Crooked scenery I know...
>> No. 127553
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Books no doubt.
>> No. 127554
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A pony anatomy study from a while back. Thought I'd re-post it anyways, it is, after all, part of my archive.
>> No. 127555
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Such an enigmatic look.
>> No. 127556
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Villain justification picture.
>> No. 127557
File 139359464829.jpg - (4.12MB , 3600x3000 , RarityAndSweetieB.jpg )
It's nice to see Sweetie B and Rarity having fun together...
>> No. 127558
File 139359503767.jpg - (2.94MB , 2800x2600 , CadenceAndTwilight.jpg )
Like I said last time, it's not shipping, it's just cute.
>> No. 127559
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AJ versus distractions, aka Pinkie Pie.
>> No. 127572
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Week 1 of requests.

If there are any requests today, pool them here, I'll choose one (assuming there are multiple requests) by the end of Sunday and I'll try to get it posted by Monday evening at the latest. I don't normally do colors, but if you would like me to do your request in color I will, just be sure to tell me, otherwise it'll be black and white. Feel free to ask for difficult requests: I cringe not from a challenge! (It might not be as good as a simpler request, but I'm up to attempting the hard stuff)

I will only choose one and post who I go with, nothing personal, I just don't want to be overwhelmed with obligation if there are a bunch of requests.

I'm not the best artist, but that's why I'm practicing. Hope you like it anyhoof! I'll try my best!
>> No. 127573
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I would like.. a moth pony.. eating a bow
>> No. 127574
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Here you are. Hope you like it.
>> No. 127577
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This week's requests are now closed. You can still ask me to draw something for you, but I won't be able to guarantee its completion; Sunday and Monday are my big drawing days. I might end up doing requests all the time or extend my acceptance window, as long as I don't get swamped; I'm just not sure how much time I can devote to this, knowing that there are people waiting for me. If next week's load is anything like this week's, I'll probably end up extending the acceptance window and the amount of requests I accept to infinite.

Last edited at Mon, Mar 3rd, 2014 00:33

>> No. 127591
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Apples are a ponies best friend! And yeah, I need to learn how to draw proper light beams.
>> No. 127604
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Week 2

Well, another week has rolled around and it's time for requests! Yay :D This week I think I'll accept as many request as you give me; If you post it, I'll do it unless I specifically tell you I am unwilling to.
Just pool the request here and I'll try to get them done ASAP; if you get your request in before Sweetie Belle says "closed" then you will have your finished product soon. Thx for helping me practice!

Last edited at Sun, Mar 9th, 2014 05:14

>> No. 127605
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How about drawing Pizzaz doing whatever you want?
>> No. 127606
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And one more for ref!
>> No. 127608
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Here you are. Hope you like it. I couldn't tell what her cutiemark was so I gave her one that looked blingy; same thing with the tail. If you don't mind I'd love to try and draw more of her and hone my OC drawing skills.
>> No. 127610
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I wouldn't mind at all! In fact I would love if you drew her more!

The current cannon she is in has her with three milk bottles being knocked over as her cutie mark ((She is a carnival worker! Or a Carnie if you prefer! *EDIT: I should say in the cannon she is a carnival worker*)) I do not mind if you continue using the cutie mark you have chosen however.

As for the tail, the person who originally drew her did not really specify a tail so it's all good for me.

edit2: As per my last request, I do not mind you drawing her doing whatever you wish!

Last edited at Sun, Mar 9th, 2014 23:52

>> No. 127611
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I think I'll use the cannon info, and btw thx for that info :). I'm already getting ideas for a new drawing of her...

(Just concept)
>> No. 127613
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I like it :) I am just happy to see more art of her!
>> No. 127617
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Requests are now closed until next week. If you really want a pic drawn, ask me anyways, but I can't guarantee it's swift completion.
>> No. 127631
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Here's the finish product. I have the feeling that I'm getting sloppy with background clutter...
>> No. 127634
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Our lovely Princess of the Night. A colorization of this picture could be in the near future...
>> No. 127635
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Re-post of the original with better resolution.
>> No. 127647
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I like it, thank you! And sorry for taking so long to reply!
>> No. 127665
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Week 4 (Because I skipped week 3; sorry :(

I do believe that I neglected to have a request day last Sunday. Soooo, this week I will start the requests now and it will last all the way until the evening of Sunday the 23rd. Have fun requesting!
>> No. 127666
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How about a super secret spy pony whose actually just an office worker!

Better explanation: An office worker bored at work pretending to be a super secret spy! Who uses an improvised marshmallow launcher as a weapon!

Because I think it would be fun to see. No future plans with it really so I understand if you don't wanna :D
>> No. 127667
>begins to read the request
Yea that sounds fun to draw...
>improvised marshmallow launcher as a weapon
I'm totally doing this, and I have the perfect idea that will really add class to it...
>> No. 127688
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Here you are! At last I'm done (oh the curses of week day requests :P). Hopefully it is acceptable. He kind of turned into a apocalypse hero more than a spy, but still... Hope you like it!

The request week is still on if there are any other requests!
>> No. 127694
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First time drawing humanized ponies, even if it looks okay, I'm sure there is room for improvement. Critique please!

(I think I'm going to like drawing more human ponies in the near future. If anyone has an opinion on who to draw next as a human, tell me.)
>> No. 127699
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This weeks requests are now closed. Until next Sunday!
>> No. 127745
I like it by the way haha, I apologize for taking so long to reply! Guess thing's have just been busy!
>> No. 127782
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Week 5 of requests!

You know the drill; I'll try to get your pics done asap.
>> No. 127795
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I like to think Celestia spends some of her free time flying around with Philomena.
>> No. 127808
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Another Pizzaz drawing and...
>> No. 127810
File 139650525002.png - (5.04MB , 1592x2584 , PizzazOCColoredSmaller.png )
... my attempt at coloring it. I tried to keep to the style of the original drawing, and while it didn't come out quite the same, I thought it was nice enough to post. Hope you all think the same.

And btw, I think I'll keep this weeks requests open until I get a request.
>> No. 127818
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Thank you so much!

Apologies for taking so long to get back to you!
>> No. 127819
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Lel, no need for apologies. Just glad you like it. :)

Here's a crude colorization of >>127795
>> No. 127835
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Here's a really quick sketch of an OC of mine. Yes... he's an alicorn. *Sigh* Please don't hate me for it; it wasn't an arbitrary decision, it happened through played out story.
>> No. 127836
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I like this OC, even if he's an alicorn
>> No. 127848
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>Still lurking
>> No. 127852
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Here's a colored version. Still not too sure about his coat color though. Any suggestions? Maybe some shading advice? I'm not used to coloring my pics but am interested in how to do it well.

Last edited at Fri, Apr 11th, 2014 07:58

>> No. 128023
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Here's the finished sketch of Pizzaz doing the Dash chair dance thing. I realized that there wasn't much to change from the sketch, so I took down the sketch and put this one up to replace it.
>> No. 128026
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Thank you very much!

I am afraid I do not know what the dash chair dance thing is though? Can you explain? I also haven't slept so if it's something I should know maybe thats why
>> No. 128031
It's from the episode "Testing, Testing 1 2 3" when Twilight is trying to teach RD but RD isn't listening and is fooling around on her chair.

I'm thinking about coloring this one asap, though I'm pretty busy with school finals.
>> No. 128033
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Focus on your school stuff first of course!

I would love to see it colored but, I'd feel better if you did good on your exams!
>> No. 128045
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After many days of not drawing, I have finally constructed this mediocre one of Pinkie Pie. First things first:
#1 I don't know how to draw mushy, messy things on pony bodies.
#2 I don't know how to draw cake texture
#3 I need inspiration! Requests please!
#4 I'm already working on coloring this one. Yay!
#5 Don't know how to draw proper flame either.

Last edited at Thu, May 1st, 2014 20:51

>> No. 128106
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As promised, here's a colored version. You can't imagine how hard it is coloring pencil drawn pics without the proper software.
>> No. 128108
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Apologies for my absence, I had some personal things happen on my end that kept me from being around.

I don't mind asking for more art if you want, but I want to give others a chance to ask so I've been trying to wait.

How about drawing Pizzaz as a zombie? You know shes from that zombie rp ((thats currently on Hiatus or something)) so who knows! Might need it one day!
>> No. 128109
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I'd be glad to do so! How nice of you to try and give others a chance. :)

I'm actually experimenting with digital drawing. Since I'm still pretty new to it, I've started very simple. So, I present to you, Rarity's flank cutie mark.
>> No. 128113
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Here's some more completely digital stuff. The rest of the mane six are on the way!
>> No. 128114
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booty booty booty booty rockin everywhere!
>> No. 128115
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As requested, I give you Pizzaz Zombie pony. Good luck with her on /rp/! :)
>> No. 128117
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And here we have Pinkie's "digital CM pic". I found this one to be harder to do. AJ next!
>> No. 128121
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Sorry again, things have been keeping me busy as of late!

How are things on your end if you don't mind me asking?
>> No. 128124
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I'm fine, thx :) if ya want my Skype perry.mckenna then we could do moar chitchat stuff. More convenient than Pchan ya know.
>> No. 128127
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Here's Applejack. I got to perfect my wing drawing ability and then you'll have Flutters and Rainbow soon.
>> No. 128145
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Was half asleep while drawing this.
>> No. 128146
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Still working on my digital skills. Improving since the Rarity one I hope.
>> No. 128159
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It looks like there are a lot of people by that name, I assume it is the first one? The one from Michigan?
>> No. 128161
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Here she is, and that wraps up the mane six. Now, to do some background ponies and OCs...

Yea that's probably me. Muskegon. Note the period between the perry and the mckenna
>> No. 128163
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After digitally drawing all of the mane six's flanks cutie marks, what better way to celebrate than to pencil draw a M6 group shot! One of the toughest I ever drew because of all the different layers and ponies variants.

Last edited at Fri, May 23rd, 2014 23:36

>> No. 128191
Looks nice.
Keep up the good work.
>> No. 128204
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More Pizzaz! Yay!
>> No. 128211
Can I ask how you've got tags for your thread?
>> No. 128213
File 140236295868.png - (3.09MB , 2300x3800 , EqGPinkie.png )
So I've done another EqG character. Hope it's an improvment from the Rarity one.

When creating a new thread, there is a tab called "tags" around where you put your names email etc. It should have a show/hide option, open that and then check what boxes apply to your thread. : )
>> No. 128214
>EQG Ponka
Mikie will like it.

Oh. When I'll have my thread I'll do it that way.
Thank you.
>> No. 128216
You draw that picture?
>> No. 128223
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Only if he knows my gallery exists. Spread the word!

Who me? Sadly, no I didn't.
>> No. 128225
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Well I did this!
>> No. 128236
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Finally, a new picture.

You may have noticed the weird resolution and faded color on this one, well, that's because new scanner. I don't like. Hope I can still put out quality scanned pics for you all tho, once I get used to this new piece of equipment.

Last edited at Mon, Jun 16th, 2014 08:48

>> No. 128237
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So I made some tweaks to make the lines a little bolder. Which one do you think is better?
>> No. 128238
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So I saw a few pics that have a 404 error. This being unacceptable, I will re-post the three pics that are lost.
>> No. 128239
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>> No. 128240
File 140296420264.png - (6.08MB , 3600x3000 , FlyingAboveClouds.png )
And that's it. Just those three.
>> No. 128242
File 140302523847.png - (3.12MB , 2300x3800 , ForMikie.png )
>Only if he knows my gallery exists. Spread the word!

i know they do :)

now is this needs is color and it's golden

Last edited at Tue, Jun 17th, 2014 10:14

>> No. 128254
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Behold, Rarity! This is kinda going in a new direction for me in regards to picture content.
>> No. 128268
File 140362817797.png - (2.83MB , 3800x3000 , CadenceIsConfusedSoAmI.png )
Here's another one. I dunno, it's lacking in something....
>> No. 128286
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Ok so I finally have a DeviantaART account.
Check it out if you like, I'm still in the process of getting everything set up.

I will still post my drawings here, so don't stop visiting : )
>> No. 128291
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Wubs, wubs everywhere in the void wub roon!
>> No. 128292
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>> No. 128295
File 140423254904.png - (3.05MB , 3000x3800 , HotPoniTwilight.png )
M-my newest creation...
>> No. 128305
File 140433518649.png - (5.28MB , 3800x3000 , PoisonSoul'sNightWithChryssie.png )
Poison Soul x Queen Chrysalis
>> No. 128327
File 140509880123.png - (6.90MB , 2000x2800 , TwilightSparkleManeShade#1Smaller.png )
Shading attempt. Feed back, thank you : )
>> No. 128328
Looks good! Any full hair shaded like that should look pretty awesome. You could even make the tighter parts of the hair that fold under itself / her neck even darker for a deeper shading effect, having three shades of darkness instead of two, or add a gradient.
>> No. 128331
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Thanks for the advice! : )

Nother pic
>> No. 128346
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Think I might try to do a series of the mane six doing some awesome sports. If you got suggestions (for what pony next and doing what, and/or drawing advice), comment pls. Thx!
>> No. 128359
File 140552691716.png - (5.12MB , 2300x1900 , ApplejackAwesomeSport2SMALLER.png )
AJ surfing. Never again.... never again will I attempt to draw moving water >//<
>> No. 128364
File 140561306653.png - (4.36MB , 2600x2200 , RarityAwesomeSport3Smaller.png )
Rarity kite surfing. I've come to hate drawing water. >:(
>> No. 128367
File 140578215319.png - (5.59MB , 3808x3002 , PinkieAwesomeSport4.png )
More ponies doing awesome sports!
>> No. 128368
Love this series so far ^^
>> No. 128377
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Twilight B.A.S.E. jumping off a mountain. This one.... lacks on many levels, so you might see a revised version of it soon. Your input can also help me revise so don't be so shy in commenting.

Also remember to check out my DA account

Last edited at Tue, Jul 22nd, 2014 15:07

>> No. 128401
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A pretty anticlimactic way to end the series, but here it is..

I really need to draw something good to boost my confidence, so ya know, I'm always open to requests!
>> No. 128433
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First real shading I've done in a while
>> No. 128437
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Nother one ^^
>> No. 128494
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Just Twilight being happy. Btw, Bronycon was great this year!
>> No. 128507
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>> No. 128513
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Dan you lucky guy...

I'd kill to be him right now.

(First time drawing Dan, so do forgive me if I messed up his anatomy)
>> No. 128518
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Beach fun with Twilight!
>> No. 128530
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Creative slump. Help! Suggestions please!

(Preferably Twi because I'm trying to focus on one pony's style at a time so I don't stretch my already meager skills too thin)
>> No. 128534
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Books! Careful there Twi... don't want to damage those.
>> No. 128546
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Especially not the Atlas Pro.
Gotta pay extra for the pro edition.
Aaaanyway, I wish I had some suggestions for ya. You seem pretty awesome.
>> No. 128548
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Thx! :)

I think the main thing that I struggle with in drawing is perspective. I have a hard time putting them in non-stock positions. I'm working on bending them around a bit, and you'll also notice I've only recently begun to do some more in depth shading; with me practicing these two new not-so-amateur techniques here, there are bound to be mistakes made, so if there's anything you see in my pics that seems like a consistent issue, I love constructive criticism. ^^
>> No. 128577
File 140909796490.png - (4.38MB , 3800x3000 , TwiLovesSomething.png )
Derp eyes!
>> No. 128587
File 140959104070.png - (4.83MB , 3800x3000 , TwiTwiSocks.png )
Check it! TwiTwi in socks. This is probably the "most suggestive" pic I've ever done. >.>

I'm thinking about it and it's really kinda a personal thing with me to draw for the sake of innocent beauty instead of arousal.

I get too many people drawing suggestive stuff for the latter, and so, I draw basically similarly stuff, but for a different purpose, and even if nobody else sees it that way, I do, and that helps keep a pure image of pony beauty in my head, thus making it harder for the borderline pics others draw to ruin my day by putting a corrupted image in my head. (Of course keep in mind, I don't ever want to be ok with sexually explicit stuff, but sometimes I'm too sensitive with stuff that is really fine, but because of all the bad examples, even those will sometimes trigger unwanted thoughts)

So yea, working on keeping ponies fun, innocent but still beautiful and attractive.
>> No. 128595
File 141001425739.png - (7.42MB , 3800x3000 , TwiAndDiscordFaceoff.png )
Nother one! First time drawing Discord.
>> No. 128619
File 141070472876.png - (681.60KB , 2000x2800 , PonyPartDoodles.png )
Mine. Just fooling around with my digital sketchpad
>> No. 128628
File 141090486151.jpg - (2.01MB , 3000x2000 , SnowyTwilight.jpg )
Another drawing done at school. Sorry about the poor lighting ><

(Far shot and close up, because I like the scarf texture ^^)
>> No. 128629
File 141090505138.png - (4.43MB , 3800x3000 , SSSAndTwiTwi.png )
Aaaaaand here's Sunset Shimmer trying to get Twilight to snuggle. She... doesn't look to interested. Sunset is adorable anyhoof ^_^
>> No. 128632
File 141098825062.jpg - (6.29MB , 3000x2000 , RarityLoveStand.jpg )
More stuff drawn at school. Again, sorry about the horrid lighting.
>> No. 128658
File 141169164514.png - (5.50MB , 3000x3800 , RarityWarrior.png )
She quite the tough pony, despite the posh exterior.
>> No. 128659
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>> No. 128660
File 141169207137.png - (5.22MB , 3000x3800 , TwilightModelSittin.png )
>> No. 128692
File 141217370592.png - (5.39MB , 3000x3800 , DerpyLab.png )
>> No. 128693
File 141217381101.png - (5.37MB , 3000x3800 , PrincessTwilightMax.png )
>> No. 128694
File 141217401146.png - (6.04MB , 3000x3800 , NavelColtSub.png )
Fyi, it's clean.
>> No. 128705
File 141235039679.jpg - (4.01MB , 3800x3000 , RarityXTwilight.jpg )
One of the cuter ships.
>> No. 128706
Dearest Perry,

The Internet is out for until Saturday, Maybe Later. there is some problem with the wiring or ISP, the home phone isn't working either. a guy is supposed to come Saturday and look at it.
I'm posting this from school.
I'll skype message you as soon as the internet gets fixed.

>> No. 128726
File 141305719718.png - (3.94MB , 3800x3000 , BMoE-CadenceCover.png )
Beautiful Mares of Equestria (BMoE) magazine!! staring the prettiest pony of 2014 as voted by me! :P

Of course tho, at this moment the idea is just a dream..

sigh, enjoy this anyhoof

Last edited at Sat, Oct 11th, 2014 12:54

>> No. 128727
File 141305979843.jpg - (4.72MB , 3800x3000 , BMoE-TwilightSparkle.jpg )
BMoE Twilight cover!

Think of her when you're feeling cold
>> No. 128764
File 141368859245.png - (6.55MB , 3000x3800 , BMoE-OctaviaClassyCover.png )
Lalalalala!! Octavia! not my best work...
>> No. 128765
File 141368868677.png - (6.39MB , 3000x3800 , BMoE-SunsetShimmerSummerCover.png )
Sunset Shimmer enjoying the sun no doubt.

As I was finishing her up, I noticed she kinda had a short build, and I'm like DOH! >< but then I realized, it was cute and a short Sunset Shimmer has got to be so adorable, so I didn't bother redrawing the whole thing.

Last edited at Sat, Oct 18th, 2014 20:27

>> No. 128767
File 141369012892.png - (80.42KB , 561x750 , oh yeah that's cool.png )
These are really cool! Are these done in traditional form, and scanned?
>> No. 128786
File 141377337847.png - (252.68KB , 2500x2415 , FlutterSparkle.png )
Yup! and thank you for the compliment ^^

I like to think I'm improving.

Last edited at Sun, Oct 19th, 2014 20:13

>> No. 128814
File 141454578596.png - (6.32MB , 3000x3409 , BoD - FluttershyDress.png )
Go watch it on Youtube. It's cute.
>> No. 128828
File 141480735491.png - (2.72MB , 3000x3800 , CelestiaSpikeQuestsPrelude.png )
>> No. 128882
File 141601810600.jpg - (2.92MB , 3000x3800 , DeadlyVoiceAriaB.jpg )
Well shame on me for neglecting my original art gallery. I tell ya, that fancy DA makes you forget your roots. Here's some stuff I've done since the Spike and Tia pic..
>> No. 128883
File 141601812840.png - (924.12KB , 3000x3800 , DeadlyVoiceAriaBlazeCrudeColor.png )
>> No. 128884
File 141601821440.png - (0.97MB , 3000x3409 , BoD - FluttershyDressCOLOR.png )
And oh yes, I colored it
>> No. 128885
File 141601826621.jpg - (1.98MB , 3500x3500 , SweetieBotScarfCuddle.jpg )
>> No. 128886
File 141601841967.png - (3.29MB , 3800x3000 , RaceAndSaber.png )
Depiction of actual events at Bronycon 2014. I am a witness.

I also drew it for Race's Bday, which was a while back..
>> No. 128887
File 141601851420.png - (4.27MB , 3800x3000 , LeSpaGirls.png )
Das it about it. There might be a few that I haven't posted here.. eh
>> No. 128905
File 141619080317.jpg - (3.13MB , 3000x3800 , TropicalOctav3Fun.jpg )
Based on the song
>> No. 128938
File 141667340546.png - (192.91KB , 1228x1292 , NoveltyAvatar.png )
>> No. 128939
File 141667347617.png - (6.11MB , 3000x3800 , 30WatchCadenceSpecial.png )
DeviantArt thing
>> No. 128940
File 141667351073.png - (5.26MB , 3800x3000 , MilkyGetsHerCrown.png )
>> No. 128941
File 141667354125.png - (627.42KB , 3800x3000 , MilkyWayFirst.png )
>> No. 128942
File 141667357758.jpg - (3.93MB , 3000x3800 , TropicalOctav3FunCOLOR.jpg )
>> No. 128943
File 141669650682.png - (4.89MB , 3000x3800 , QueenOfMilk.png )
A follow-up pic of >>128940 being life after her crowning
>> No. 128946
I like the idea with this one. You have a good imagination. I saw the uncolored version and was thinking of what I would say, but damn you colored it fast.

I like the shine you put on Octavia's mane, and her legs look pretty damn good. The poses even come across as animated, I can just see them frolicking on the beach and having fun. I also like how you even put a pattern on Vinyl's swimwear, that is pretty cool, but the swimwear doesn't seem to really hug her body. Also, the figures' midriffs don't come across right. You should practice some figure drawing, it really helps a lot. This is a good site for it, and they update the model images every so often:
^Just try to draw what you see, but also measure proportions. I bet you will learn a lot about the curves of the body. And they say that if you get good at drawing that, you can draw anything. It is not easy, that is for sure.

This is just great, the pose really makes me grin. You did a really good job on the mane too. My only real nitpick would be the eyes, but oh man, do I know how hard those are. Specifically, I think the left eye comes in a bit too far perhaps? The two eyes don't seem quite vertically perpendicular. Spread the freckles out more, too.

On this one, I would say look a the trunk a bit. Make the neck look more like it curves into the head, she's too fat in the front and too skinny in the back, other than that it's very well pulled off. Also maybe make her tail a little bit bigger. Were you trying to go for forced perspective?

Nice expressions! Personally I don't like speech bubbles in art but it does help get the idea across so it works here.

Keep drawing my friend, you have potential and you are getting better.
>> No. 128950
File 141689032605.jpg - (2.27MB , 1694x1133 , TwiCoBuilding.jpg )
Oh wow, thanks for all the valuable feedback!

I'll definitely check out the figure drawing site, and hopfully learn something this time. I've dabbled in it before, because every person I've ever shown my stuff to said I should to figure drawing to improve, but I'm never really told why something should be drawn a certain way, I'm just told to draw what I see, which normally ends in a globular "has-heart-but-doesn't-look-quite-right" piece. Even my college art professor is more of the "just draw it" type :/

It gets frustrating. It's so bad that I've ended up trying to decipher how to do line art correctly on my own, which kinda makes it even more discouraging because that might be the way it's suppose to happen, but I don't really want that, I want to learn why I put line where I do, and why that particular placement adds to the illusion, but as of now, I'm doing it on my own, because anyone I ask for advice or online tutorials act like it's just natural to know, and it isn't, least not for me and even doing something over and over again won't help me understand why I do it that way.

K, I'm done xP
And btw, thx again for the feedback. Much appreciated.
>> No. 128951
My pleasure, glad you enjoyed it. 2D design concepts can be hard to learn, yeah. I only really got introduced to some of them when I took a class on it. You could probably always Google for terms like negative space etc and patch it together, but I would recommend taking a class at the community college or something if you are serious about learning quickly.

It's true that much of being good at drawing is just the ability to see shapes as they are and put that down on paper. A lot of difficulty comes from the fact that people have a sort of mental library when it comes to what things look like, and we are naturally inclined to draw from that rather than what we actually see. So we put down what we think we should see, instead of what we actually do.

As for "why" you draw a figure the way you do? Anatomy. This is why you see lots of artists practicing by drawing skeletons and/or muscles.
>> No. 128952
As for doing it over and over, here's a story I found on 4chan that I like:

An ancient Chinese leader heard of a man who was, supposedly, the best artist alive at the time. He decided to pay a visit to the artist's home. The artist was a very simple man and received the king well, but as if he was an ordinary man. They talked for some time and the leader decided to ask him for a picture, he wanted a picture of a rooster, the symbol of his kingdom. The artist gave his price, which was very expensive and to be paid in advance, and said that he would do it, but that it would take a whole year to complete it. The king was annoyed and suspicious of it, but after some time, he agreed with the comission (at least to see what the noise was about). The king left and waited. After a full year, he knocked on the artist's door one more time and to his surprise, the artist forgot who he was for a moment,"oh, you are the man who wanted the rooster picture, right?". The artist received the king and told him to wait in a room. The king was annoyed. Then the artist came back with a large white sheet of paper, a brush, an ink stone and right in front of the king he painted a beautiful rooster with just a few strokes, to an absolutely marvellous result. The king loved the picture, said it was much more than he would ever expect, and apologized for suspecting his talents. "But why did you make me wait a whole year for this picture?". The artist took the king through a hall and opened the door to his studio. On the floor, and hanging from the walls, and rolled up, and stuffing the drawers of the cabinets... Thousands and thousands of paintings of roosters.
>> No. 128953
File 141692585383.png - (159.89KB , 640x512 , ProjectOCTemp1.png )
I do go to a community college art class... I'm thinking I need a private art teacher or something, so I can ask questions without slowing down the class.

>A lot of difficulty comes from the fact that people have a sort of mental library when it comes to what things look like, and we are naturally inclined to draw from that rather than what we actually see. So we put down what we think we should see, instead of what we actually do.
That made some sense, and I wish my art teachers could have mentioned that. The question remains how to switch over.

>As for "why" you draw a figure the way you do? Anatomy
What I'm trying to understand is WHY in anatomy should I draw a graphite/paint stroke in this fasion, because looking at an object and drawing it on paper doesn't just come to me. I need some kind of system, like "variable A + variable B = C stroke" or "If A object surface then draw B stroke", aaaaand the more I look into it and hear from people, the more it sounds like that doesn't happen, which is sad, because I'll have to work my entire adult life to end up with mediocre drawings, because I don't possess a strong artistic mind, which I might add CAN be nurtured, but it's not equal to having the natural talent.

Encouraging, because it means I shouldn't be good at it first off, discouraging because It's gonna take forever, and even then there's no guarantee it'll be any good.

Long and short of it, I feel like I need a mentor to work with me, not a class, not tips from people, someone who I can meet with, chill with and learn to draw.
>> No. 128954
Is your art class a drawing class? I thought they would teach me 2D design concepts in that class, but they didn't. I had to take 2D design class for that! Drawing was just.... draw this still life.

It's all just practice, there isn't really such thing as natural talent. It's just learning to recognize and reproduce shapes. Coming up with good designs is just a matter of using your imagination, which is also something that gets better with practice. It's a lifelong process, the learning is in the doing it. But you get better faster than you may expect if you push yourself and try new things.

Strokes are just lines and surfaces are more texture. You usually won't be mixing materials. Sometimes you just have to follow a whim, or intuition, about which medium you choose for something.

As for mentors, I know what you mean, but really that's what classes are. They put you in an environment, with other people who are doing it. Other times you just take extra tips where you can, the internet is great for that, and the pony fandom is great for meeting other artists. But the thing you will find, and I'm sure already know, is that nobody can do it for you, and you shouldn't ever expect yours to look like someone else's either.

Whether you'll ever be any good or not? Good is a matter of opinion I guess. I'm sure if you spend enough time on it, you'll end up somewhere that you are satisfied with. It depends on your goals and how hard you are willing to work for them. Pretty much everyone struggles with self confidence along the road to it however.
>> No. 128957
File 141696743580.png - (67.74KB , 681x1173 , SweeiteScootThatLook.png )
>there isn't really such thing as natural talent. It's just learning to recognize and reproduce shapes
Sure there is, it comes easier for some people even without schooling/experiance; they can just pick up a pencil and understand 2d-3d concepts better. That part of their brain is better formed, aka natural talent; It's a sweet thought to think that anyone has equal ability to create great art, but no way is it true. I'm not saying that natural talent is the only way to get good art, but it definitely gives some people an edge. Still by no means to discourage people from continuing their artistic journey..

Very possible I'll need to take more specific classes for what I'm looking for.. It's an Art 104 class, and I am learning artistic concepts, but not the kinds I want, cept the shading chapter was useful.

I appreciate your input and I'll keep working on my artsy side. I'll get out of my lows and get back to loving my art ;) With a five day weekend I'll have plenty of time to work on it.
>> No. 128964
This natural talent thing that people speak of? It's a myth. It takes ten years to achieve mastery: the people who are masters by age fifteen started when they were five, the ones who become masters by age 40 started when they were thirty.

That part of your brain that understands 2d/3d shapes? It's like a muscle: drawing from observation is a workout for it.

(I learned how to do FiM style art by drawing studies from screenshots, using the exact same process as for life drawing... draw what you see. When I went to college, life drawing was a mandatory course for everyone, period: didn't matter if you were going into graphic design, textiles, sculpture, metal arts, or performance art... you took life drawing.
>> No. 128972
File 141706918448.png - (4.60MB , 3000x3800 , BMoE-FluerDisLeeCover.png )
Kinda hard to tell with no color or visable cutiemark, but it's Fluer.

Eh, my life observations beg to differ. YES, practice seals the deal, even with people who have natural talent, (meaning a person with natural talent could still suck at art if they didn't work on it, but they'd take less time to learn and get good at it faster than others without) No one is saying natural talent just makes a great artist, but it DOES give them an edge and makes the learning process easier.

Last edited at Wed, Nov 26th, 2014 23:23

>> No. 128974
File 141713387152.png - (7.57MB , 3000x3800 , AmethystShadowPrincessTake2.png )
Anime girl! I know I know, I suck, but this is only my second anime drawing. Give me pointers all you anime artists
>> No. 128977
Well... I'm probably the last person to go to for advice on anime, but, let's see.

The cheeks seem relatively shallow: anime characters tend to have heart shaped faces with rounded, chubby cheeks.

Aside from that: from her facial expression and posture suggest that she's a total softie, possibly a woobie, but her hairstyle, outfit, glasses, and facial expression imply a stern, logical personality... anime characters always have to fit into narrowly defined categories, so this is simply unacceptable... rookie mistake, don't worry about it too much. X3

At any rate: hope this helps some, looking forward to more. bein a vous, -WF
>> No. 128978
File 141720506596.png - (5.31MB , 3000x3800 , SillyTwilightHop.png )
Simple TwiTwi sketch-up. All these complicated pics have spent up all my energy..

It's nice to take a break, and hopefully, even tho a bit simpler, it's up to par quality.
>> No. 128983
File 141728342294.png - (7.03MB , 3000x3100 , ScaredTwiSketch.png )
>> No. 128984
File 141728354671.png - (4.08MB , 3400x2200 , TailWavingTwiTwiSketch.png )
>> No. 128985
File 141731704700.png - (5.00MB , 3000x3800 , SillyTwiHoofstandSketch.png )
What a silly ^3^
>> No. 128990
File 141752257351.png - (6.01MB , 3000x3800 , TwilyWinkingInTheAir.png )
>> No. 128995
I can't help but notice that she only has one ear... there's all kinds of possible reasons why the far ear wouldn't be visible, but the absence was kinda conspicuous once I noticed it. (99% of viewers don't notice things like that, tho)

Her tail is rather long, but that only really matters if you care about show accuracy.

The pose and expression are quite effective: nice body language. Very dynamic.

The line for her eyebrow aligns with her ear, which makes her brow sort of transitions into her ear seamlessly.

(I can't remember if ponies in the show have bellybuttons... do real horses have bellybuttons? I should know these things, durnit!)

At any rate: hope this helps some, looking forward to the next one. X3
>> No. 129000
File 141774389492.png - (6.99MB , 3800x3000 , BlissfulMorning.png )
This pic was done for a request, cause... normally I wouldn't ship BigM and Flutters together, but oh well, still had fun drawing cuddling ponies. I should do it again...

Thx for the feedback! They don't have navels in the show, real horses do (tho they don't look like human ones all that much) and I just add them because they're cute and sometimes beautiful. ^_^
>> No. 129023
File 141867216827.png - (7.70MB , 3000x3800 , BMoE-FluttershyWinterCover.png )
Christmas poni
>> No. 129024
File 141867230643.png - (7.01MB , 3000x3800 , SunnyChristmas.png )
A sunny Christmas.

Go figure
>> No. 129025
File 141867288656.png - (6.09MB , 3000x3300 , BMoE-Rarity.png )
Very overdue BMoE Rarity cover
>> No. 129069
File 142021596212.jpg - (3.64MB , 3000x3800 , ChocolateChipRain.jpg )
>> No. 129070
File 142021601201.jpg - (3.63MB , 3000x3800 , HappyPonyChristmas.jpg )
It was posted on time elsewhere..
>> No. 129071
File 142021617476.jpg - (5.04MB , 3800x3000 , Chibi-ishCadence.jpg )
Can you say kawaii? ^3^
>> No. 129150
File 142163989702.jpg - (4.57MB , 3000x3800 , BMoE-CelestiaPonyExclusive.jpg )
>> No. 129151
File 142164035515.jpg - (4.30MB , 3000x3800 , TwiJackBeachies.jpg )
>> No. 129250
File 142245777771.jpg - (2.69MB , 3800x3000 , CutieCadence.jpg )
>> No. 129267
File 142308924922.jpg - (2.33MB , 3000x3800 , DerpyMuffinTrap.jpg )
It's a trap!
>> No. 129296
File 142367941136.jpg - (2.55MB , 3800x3000 , Twilight'sGardenNap.jpg )
Somewhat of a Twilight Kud blend
>> No. 129307
This would be a nice one for Valentine's day. Makes me think "Cherub" more than "chibi".

Real cool pose, I think the eye should be angled a bit more vertically though.

Twi's hips are a little bit more narrow than her chest, neither of them seem to have a neck, and the clothing doesn't quite hug their bodies right; AJ's top and Twi's bottom to be specific. Other than that this is looking quite good! Maybe add a few more clouds in the sky since that single one seems a bit lonely? The background is simple but effective.

This one looks pretty nice too, though I wonder whether she is floating/flying or laying on the ground. I think her wing meets her body a little too far forward, that should be connecting straight into her back but it's kind of going into her side. The chest fluff may be a little too large but that could be a matter of taste. Also maybe the eye on our right would look better if you rounded off that lower edge instead of having it be pointy? The shape/position isn't quite right, but it's very close.

I giggled at this one. My nitpicks would be that there is something weird going on with the eye on our right where it meets the snout, and the wings are angled outward when they probably should be angled downward.

Your proportions are getting better but still not quite there. I think her upper torso came out a little too bulky here, or maybe the head is too small? I'm not really sure what's going on there but the background does give a sense of where she is, all the little grass and flowers are effective for that. It's good that you are thinking about backgrounds, they are more important than some artists realize!

Don't get discouraged that I am pointing out mistakes, you're definitely improving!

Last edited at Sun, Feb 15th, 2015 05:57

>> No. 129492
File 142826878154.jpg - (3.02MB , 3800x3000 , SistersAtNight.jpg )
Thank you very much for the critique ^^ Very much appreciated

Boy has it been too long, lemme get some of my nicer pieces up..
>> No. 129493
File 142826889327.jpg - (3.66MB , 3800x3000 , TheTimeForFeedingHasCome.jpg )
For ChrysalisLover on DA, depicting a fanfic-ish idea of his
>> No. 129494
File 142826903896.jpg - (3.42MB , 3800x3000 , PonyAtHome.jpg )
Warm weather made me think of baseball, and since I'm always thinking about poni, why not combine them!
>> No. 129495
File 142826915867.jpg - (5.48MB , 3000x3800 , CutieJumpingKud.jpg )
Kud, Little Busters
>> No. 129496
File 142826928520.png - (6.73MB , 3800x3000 , OCMoonlightSong.png )
Not mine
>> No. 129497
File 142826939597.png - (4.96MB , 3000x3800 , TheBetrayedContract.png )
There's no denying it. Novelty is a thief and Celestia isn't going to have anything of it
>> No. 129498
File 142826947789.jpg - (2.81MB , 3000x3800 , KidLuna.jpg )
It was just gonna be Luna, but then she looked like a fillie...
>> No. 129499
File 142826960425.jpg - (4.69MB , 3000x3800 , EquineDuet.jpg )
>> No. 129500
File 142826975608.jpg - (3.80MB , 3000x3800 , Aria-HottestPieceInEqG.jpg )
Seriously?! I never put this one up here?
>> No. 129501
File 142827010866.jpg - (2.30MB , 3000x3800 , PonyPalsL&BB.jpg )
>> No. 129502
File 142827227187.jpg - (3.54MB , 3000x3800 , NightmareBurningPassionOC.jpg )
From DA, same name, nightmare version of their OC

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