I get a lot of requests asking for a tutorial or guide or walkthrough or whatever of how I draw things. So now Iíve finally got around to making it. Iím not guaranteeing anything from this other than revealing the specific techniques I use to draw what I draw. I might get around to making another guide thatís less technical and focuses more on composition, proportion, that stuff.
- Download - for Photoshop - Contains 3 brushes. That's it, that's all I ever needed. - must have a graphic tablet for brushes to work efficiently - Resize your brushes to suit your needs
To install: In Photoshop, with the brush tool selected, right click on your canvas. A Tab will pop up. On that tab, click on the sideways arrow icon on the right side. In that menu, select "replace brushes...". Find the file on your computer and tada! You got the most simple brush set in the world
A little perspective thing I did today. Perspective is a powerful tool to use and people dismiss of it because it looks scary, but it's something really worth spending your time on. It really helps your storytelling if used correctly. It’s not perfect by any means but perspective is a lot based on the artist own sensibility, I merely offer a starting point.
Update: Jan 2, 2013: Changed name of series for 'marketability' reasons and added a few more tidbits. Dec 2 2012: Expanded on ponies resembling wolves, and went deeper into explaining the slant-face problem with FiM-style. Nov 17 2012: clarified some points.
Was originally gonna write what I know so far about the entire head which includes the eyes, but it seems that would make this tutorial HUGE. I thought I would just cut this down to just talk about the nose which seems to me as one of the more defining characteristics to somebody's pony style.
If there are stupid errors, bad phrasing, or anything else which makes these notes less awesome, don't be afraid to point it out.
Also check out what I've written for ...the eyes: [link] ...the legs: [link] ...the ears, tail, and the core: [link] ...neoteny & acceleration: [link] (Parts of this one is practically nose part 2)
One of the more theoretical things I've written but in a way, it helps make sense of a lot of things artists do. Some of this I picked up glancing around with texts about drawing manga, but luckily it turns out that my time wasn't entirely wasted.
Also check out what I've written for ... the eyes: [link] ... the nose: [link] ... the legs: [link] ...the ears, tail, and the core: [link]
And there happens to be a wiki article about neoteny: [link]