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*and they don't want to be my friends anymore*
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Canine-vulpine-something-fursona of :iconkairaanix: For fun, made with her help.

mrau
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10/10, would drink

with lots of cream

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"I try my best"

Another drawing of :iconkairaanix:'s OC
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maybe Shining Armor should have suspected something wasn't right about Cadance when she signed as "Chrysalis, queen and supreme overlord of all changelings"

also read my journal!: [link]
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Humanized pony commission from :icondax-rattler:

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Tools:
Daniel Smith watercolor
Winsor&Newton artists' watercolor
Holbein artists' watercolor
Von Gogh watercolor
Zig Brushables marker
colored pencil
Copic opaque white
300g Montval watercolor paper

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FlutterShy & Rainbow Dash : My little Pony

Other Main Humanized pony commissions
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 Im progressing on my list of comissions, *phew* it is hard to keep up with school aswell as plushie making ;-)

Dashie is sold!

She is HUGE , measuring 32 inches long/ or 81cm  (from hoof to hoof), added a brushable toy for comparisment.

She have embroideried eyes, cutiemarks and wing-details. Body is made in minky and filled with soft polyester fiber filling, her mane and tail are made with faux fur wich has been molded and filled with polyester fiberfill to keep their shape!

Sorry about bad photo quality as i had to take them in the evening.

This "pillow plush" type will be up on my comission list shortly!
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Happy almost summer, everybody! Nothing quite like the Royal Vacation to help you unwind.

Just a little something before I leave for my vacation. Whipped this up in a couple of hours, and I rather like how it turned out.
Thanks for looking!

EDIT: Ohmygosh, I never expected this big of a response in such a short amount of time! Due to popular request, high resolution is now available for download! Woohoo!
Here's some mood music if anyone's interested. This was my background track while I was painting :)
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I HEADBUTT YOUR HEAAD SO HARD

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a new episode clip on EqD

brb

sketch by *Mickeymonster[link]
color by me
characters doesn't belong to us
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I don't like this work. For some reason I tried to make it cool, but failed miserably. 
And I didn't decide on a good title so I put random crap.

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poor derpy

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Decided to upload a gif version.

Combined Kotomi of Clannad with Octavia because she is classy that way. Standing by a windy window reciting a poem, oh <3 :3

Original Link: [link]

Software: Adobe Flash, After Effects
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my little pony
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PTSAI, 8-11 hours.
Не помню кто просил Селестию нарисовать...
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I get asked by a lot of younger artists (and moms and grandmothers) for advice on getting better and becoming a professional comic artist.  Hopefully this will help. Ask me more questions if I'm not clear enough and I'll try to post more about what I think makes a good artist and how to become a professional in the comic industry.

If you're not already aware, I'm a self-taught artist with little to no schooling on the subject. I thought I knew how to draw when I was a kid and I thought that drawing from shapes and building your characters out of forms was stupid. I don't know what the proper term for this is so I'm going to refer to it as construction drawing or under drawing throughout this post. My parents had purchased me some how to draw books, I also went to art class, and both of these tried to get me to use construction drawing techniques. Unfortunately I didn't understand the value of it and thus rejected it. I didn't need to build a tiger out of blocks, circles, and cones, because I could draw a tiger flat out. I thought it was a waste of time and I could draw faster, and end up with a prettier looking drawing, without it.

This was a dumb way of trying to become a skilled artist and I wasted a lot of my life fumbling around.

I did get really good at drawing in general though. I could produce a finished looking piece of art immediately without any construction drawing. What I'm going to refer to as "eyeballing" it. Take a look in my gallery here on Deviantart, go back to my first deviation. Starting with the Scorpion lady through the Elaine pencil pages, all those are before I started using construction drawing. It's embarrassing to admit, and honestly kind of unbelievable that I got through life without it, but it's also before I knew how to use a perspective grid. I didn't have a clue what I was doing, just putting down pencil marks and hoping it would work out, but it doesn't look too bad right?

Before I go on to convince you that using construction drawing and establishing your perspective is in your interest, I'm admitting that you can learn to draw without it. However, it doesn't take a competent artist long to notice the wonky characters and awkward environment. You're limiting yourself and your abilities by eyeballing all your art. It also takes a lot longer to produce something that looks competent.

Producing good art, becoming a good artist takes time and dedication. You'll put down a lot marks building shapes and constructing your under drawing, forming something rough, just so you can use a few deliberate lines to produce the finished drawing in the end.

A pretty drawing if you will. 

Oh yeah, one final thing before the advice, something that was really helpful to me. You'll think you're getting WORSE as you begin to get BETTER. You'll get frustrated and begin to think Ben Bates is a liar and a cheat. You'll curse my name and rip drawings up, throw you desk over in rage, lash out at family and friends, sink into despair and self-loathing. There you will believe that I have robbed you of all your talent and ability. But as long as you keep drawing, one day you'll finally realize you are in fact a better artist. 

I learned this from an intern at Periscope studio, and she learned it from her music teacher. She thought she was good and suddenly she was worse than before. He explained that her ear was getting better before her playing was, allowing her to hear the flaws and overcome them. 
I would apply this to drawing in this way.
You probably think you're good right now, but you're really not. 


Here are my two pieces of basic advice to become a better-

1. Learn to use construction drawing to build your characters

2. Learn perspective for environments

Those to me are the fundamentals in becoming a skilled artist. 

Characters and Construction drawing- Find tutorials online, probably everything you need to know is only a few keystrokes away, or buy a book about a basic guide to figure drawing. Try looking for anything by Andrew Loomis, especially dealing with figure drawing. His books are apparently out of print but I've come across scans of his stuff online. Everyone seems to swear by the guy.

Also get used to drawing lightly for your construction drawing, or working with blue lead, or inking your final drawing. Or you know, working with layers. 

Constructing a figure-
Here's a blog with a post that will be helpful for what I'm talking about-

Image 2- This is exactly the method I use to draw Sonic, Mega Man, the Ninja Turtles, Teen Titans, real life people, whatever character I'm going to put down. Discover what basic overall shapes make up the character so you can throw them down fast, giving yourself a base or a framework to build off of, and then use that base to ensure that you have a solid drawing before you go through the hassle of drawing details and "pretty" lines.

So many amateur artists, myself included, have wonky drawings because they didn't first ensure they had a solid base to draw on top of.

Like Mickey, Sonic's head is a circle first and foremost. Take a look at Uekawa's sketches and you'll see the circle and the cross marks to anchor Sonic's face still evident. I'm sure you can find plenty of tutorials for how to draw Sonic that shows you where to go once you've set your circle down. Be aware that you aren't trying to learn "how to draw Sonic standing with legs crossed and waggling a finger", avoid examples where its step by step instructions of "first draw a wavy line, then two dots on top". You want to learn what shapes are used to build off the circle, how and where his ears line up on his head, how big his shoes are compared to his body and all that kind of stuff. 

Find all the shapes that make Sonic as a rough frame work, and get used to drawing those shapes in different views for different poses. Build off those rough drawings, adding his details to better understand how to pose and "move" the character in space.

If you can master construction drawing you will master character drawing.


Perspective- Find tutorials/books on learning perspective, establishing vanishing points, and horizon lines. 

I haven't read through these carefully, so these might suck, but at first glance they look helpful in teaching the fundamentals for establishing perspective, and most importantly, why and how you would want to use it!



Perspective is necessary for character work too, but for my purposes here I'm saying that perspective is the basis for your background/environment (that you will then place your character into). 

My good friend and monstrously talented artist, Dustin Weaver explained to me when I was first learning how to use perspective grids (only a few years ago!), that he uses a perspective to draw everything. It doesn't matter if its the middle of the jungle. 




  • Listening to: Dinosaur podcasts
  • Watching: Korra season 2
  • Playing: Anticipating Mighty No. 9
  • Eating: Pho
  • Drinking: more water
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Hey to a certain degree I feel a little out of place for posting this, but really I feel like its super important to have this available to anyone who might benefit from it. I recently found this-

DON'T GO TO ART SCHOOL- By Noah Bradley

over on :iconleseanthomas: journal, and couldn't have been happier! I don't have the skill set either one of those dudes has and have always felt uncomfortable voicing my opinions on the debt accrued by higher education and my negativity towards the whole situation (I also didn't attend art school), but thankfully, Noah Bradley can speak with authority for me! 

Go, read, and rebel!
  • Listening to: Comic books are burning in hell podcast
  • Reading: Destroyer
  • Watching: Just discovered Batman the Brave and the Bold
  • Playing: Nothing, nothing at all
  • Eating: I mistakenly purchased a cinnamon roll from Sharis
  • Drinking: Taking the Goodbelly 12 day challenge
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------UPDATE-------

Comic dub. Yay!


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After hearing where Spike got his Power Ponies comic, RD and Twilight look for a... good read.
Good READ.
READ.

READ. :iconapplejackwhatplz:



The book in the first frame was going to by titled "the Dungeon (by RedApropos)," but that would have been too... much.
Also, I was going to have titles put on the books such as "Saddle Up" and other well known ADULT fan fics, but that would have seriously dampened this comic's chances of getting featured anywhere.

So it's just sorta PG, the way it should be.
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Dashie
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I'm not even sure where to begin on this one. The colors made everything incredibly difficult, since each color was its own section to work on. For her tail, I found it too difficult and ended up doing it in grayscale with color overlay. So her tail is kind of muted and not that great, which makes me a bit sad.

However, I'm incredibly happy with the whole head. The face shape, the bangs, and even the golden leaves. So proud > 3 <

Gala Pinkie Pie: [link]
Gala Rarity: [link]
Gala Fluttershy: [link]
Gala Twilight: [link]
Gala Applejack: [link]
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RAINBOW DASH DESU~!

While RD is far from being my favorite pony, she is probably the most fun to draw.

Now available for purchase at WeLoveFine!

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~ Download : [link]
Extracted and Converted by me from Garry's Mod !
Requested by enterprisedavid
To XNALara / XPS
Enjoy :D
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To see better : Options -> Back-Face Culling
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I was working on commissions but then I ended up finishing this... ;;; Oh well, maybe that's not so bad thing because I'm gonna stay up tonight drawing anyway so... v`; (The only problem is that I have a driving test in the morning lol).

So, yeah, this is a colored version of this: [link]

Rainbow Dash Hasbro / Lauren Faust
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wow, i normally do these in a day, this one took forever. hope you guys like it. you all said you wanted to see rd happy
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not drawing for a month really has set me back.
i spent the whole night trying to draw, scrapped tons of ideas, and this was the only thing worth finishing.
*reuploaded* i didnt like the original coloring.
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here's to 2000 watchers.
i know it's all because of MLP fanart, but that's okay. I'm doing what I love.
And you should, too.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIE4q5…
<3
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4th time drawing crystals, first time with stone tiles.
not sure how I feel about it, but it was good practice in the end. gotta hit download for full size.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGcj5M…
<3
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commission for tchernobogg and title suggested by him

I think I should post it on DA
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Yes~ just clean paper.
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Work today was really slow, so this is my contribution. :D Hurray for no customers, so I can just sketch what I feel like.

I am so tired.... that's why I haven't answered any comments, I just have no energy for anything right now... Sorry about that.

I still love you all! Enjoy. :D
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Vector No.38

Close-upFluttershy Dangerous by Godoffury 
Inkscape SVG file:sta.sh/021zcd7cz7ex

Featured in EqD's Drawfriend #1212:www.equestriadaily.com/2014/06…
Fluttershy   from MLP Friendship is magic

 
                                                                                           :iconreadcplz1::iconreadcplz2::iconreadcplz3: 
                                                                            "Thank you all for the COMMENTS and FAVES"
                                                                                               -I really appreciate it-
                                                                                                  :iconyouareplz::iconallowedplz:
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Applejack

Very unnecessarily confusing style exploration. Started out just wanted to get the same face type I used for my Applejack Exalted ( fav.me/d7npi5j ) except then on a full pony body.
Ended up doing a bunch of sudden changes in focus, trying different approached after each other, switching half way through one and things like that.
Also just rushing it in the end a bit because I went way overtime :XD:

The WIP might show more on that hehe.

Anywho, so there's a lot of flaws or mistakes here and there, especially with colouring, layering, etc.. I'll have to redo this experiment again and the correctly and focused on the end goal.


Approx Time: 5 hours?
Apple Stroll [WIP] by AssasinMonkey
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that foreshortening and backwards arm practice tho.
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The rad song he's listening to~

Wanted to do a younger shot of Poly Morph, an rp character of mine. He was a lot more flamboyant then, alas, he's changed a bit over the years, academic life as a professor necessitates a much calmer and less wild demeanor. But there's still a great deal of his youth hidden underneath the ties and sweaters in the classroom. You just have to know how to get it out~ :3

And that's how everypony wore their mane back then, I swear, just ask Cheerilee! XD

<- Older Poly

(I May eventually do history photos of OCs like this as commishes, it was fun. ^w^ )
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Click and drag the thumbnails left and right to see all the choices.
Click and drag the menu up and down to see all the options.
Read the "How to play the game" section before you complain about bugs.



I made it so that you can click on the purple arrows to scroll through the thumbnails, because people are very insistent on not reading the instructions. If you swipe you can get through the options faster, but it is there now.
Note that if you're looking for a mane and don't see it or it's changed, that's because the artist who designed the mane may have asked me to update or remove it. Artists are always welcome to request changes to the game, since it couldn't exist without them.

★★★ Here's the Ponycode Compilation Post for this game. Post your ponycodes there to share! ★★★

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So anyone who's been following my journals knows that I've been working on an app version of the Pony Creator for approximately forever now. Here's what happened with that: I got the Android version more or less working, but it's not working on iOS. After spending a couple frustrating months trying to get the iOS version working, I got completely burnt out and gave up. So there will be no iOS version of the game, nor will there be any future updates to the game that currently exists (this one).

Here's the deal. I had intended to finish the mobile version, then work on a new online version that would finally incorporate content from seasons 2 and 3 of the show. But the mobile development took much, much longer than I could have anticipated, and I just can't work on the game anymore. Instead of giving up entirely, I decided to take what I had finished and put it in a Flash file for anyone who wants to play with it. I'm sorry it happened this way. I'm rather disappointed and frustrated with the game and with myself, but I thought it was better to give you what I managed to finish, rather than just give up altogether and not share anything.

This version does not have all the same content as the old one. It's missing some content, and it has some new content. However, I will not be adding or updating anything in any version of the game after this point. I'm sorry I couldn't add more content. It just takes so much time, and I don't have any time to give anymore. Whether or not you think this game is better than the previous version is just a matter of preference. The previous version has more content, this version has more features. It's up to you to see which version you like best. I think I did good work with this one, but I know lots of people use MLP manes for their characters, and want the option for cutie marks.

Things this game does have:
- The ability to turn the pony's head.
- Posing that is more accurate to the show.
- Some new manes and tails.
- New accessories like neck ties/necklaces and additional hats.
- Undo/redo buttons.
- The ability to zoom in or out on the pony.
- Poseable wings and tails! They don't highlight green like the other body parts, but if you click and drag them in Pose Mode you can move them around.

Things this game does not have:
- Any copyrighted mane (and matching tail) styles, which means no manes from the MLP show are in this game. This is because the new head turning features requires a lot more art, and I wasn't able to do that art for the copyrighted manes, so they weren't included.
- Cutie marks.
- Full body costumes, again because of the head turning.

How to play this game:
- The interface was designed for mobile devices, so you move things by clicking and dragging them. Click and drag the thumbnails left and right to scroll through them, and click and drag the menus up and down to see all the options.
- If you move the mouse quickly when you click and drag--simulating a "swiping" motion from a mobile devices--the thumbnails will automatically scroll for a while. You can get entirely through the manes in a few swipes this way.
- You can also click and drag the pony itself, and the irises for each eye.
- The purple arrow on the color picker lets you move between the default mode with a bunch of preset swatches, and a more customizable mode with a full spectrum you can choose from. You can also just enter hex values in the hex input fields if you'd rather do that.
- The button in the top right that says "Move Mode" will toggle between Move Mode (where clicking the pony will drag it around the screen) and Pose Mode (where clicking the pony will trigger customizable posing).
- Save images by clicking the camera icon in the upper left.
- The head turning option is under the Finish -> Pose menu, if you're having trouble finding it.

Rules:
- Don't sell images from the game.
- Don't post the game to any other sites.
- Crediting me for your images is not required, but remember that whether you credit me or not you can't sell them.

If you see a bug or want more content:
- Don't tell me. This game is presented as-is. No changes will be done.
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By Luna's Beard, I've been doing a heck of a lot of night and moon related stuff lately. And there's more to come!

My friend :iconrhiss: asked for Octavia in the moonlight and it so happened I also wanted an Octavia print for upcoming conventions.

I really, REALLY love giant moons and tapestry of the night sky. I think it probably goes back to the cover of Swamp Thing #40, an old Alan Moore issue I got at a yard sale when I was knee-high to a unicorn. It was one of those little kid images that we both love to look at and are conversely terrified of. See Also- every page of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.
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I needed some practice with perspective and size, plus I really wanted to do my own rendition of the Royal Canterlot Library, and here it is.

Definitely Full-View this
All that detail deserves it. *cradles aching hand*

In terms of architecture, I took inspiration from two of the world's most iconic and awe-inspiring libraries; The Trinity College Old Library in Dublin, and the Library of Congress in Washington D.C., and then placed it all in an Equestrian setting.

I daresay though, that the whole thing ended up looking rather Byzantine in appearance, which was entirely unintentional. I was going for more of the Library of Congress's Romanesque feel, but what the hay, it works. XD

Ten hours or so, Illustrator CS4


Should I change this so she's a filly? I had someone say it would look better that way, not sure. What do ya'll think?
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for :iconthatnightmarenyxilis: !
thanks to :iconsigmavirus1: for the free bkg!!:

this got some lulz in the sketch version, hopefully you guys will like the colour as well! =)
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