Two and a half deals, actually.
Practice and sketching is magic. Talent is overrated. Diligence and determination is what matters. For those of you too lazy and/or unmotivated to keep practicing ponies daily (like me, especially now when NATG is over), we now have a community tumblr
dedicated to sketching practices. Throw all your practice stuff at us
- no quality requirements, no rules (except the sfw one), no specific themes, no deadlines, no nothing. Concentrating on finishing a piece doesn't do the learning process any good - the main aim here is for the whole thing to be quick and dirty. Step out of your drawing comfort zone, try new styles, new techniques, new proportions, poses, angles, expressions
and everything else. Sketch dumps, doodles and scribbles are perfectly fine!
This one's for those of you who enjoy answering questions and have enough time for that. Ask Equestria is now open for submissions. Grab the list of questions
, pick one you like, draw an answer, submit
- I'm sure our 500+ followers will be happy about that! In fact, I'll personally award a $10 bonus
to the first unaffiliated pony who submits a decent answer. Or maybe to the first three. You can do it, just make it all nice and awesome.
Sketchpad After Dark
You'd be surprised how much skill you can pick up drawing NSFW stuff. I'm not kidding - it makes all of the anatomy, poses and expressions are much more pronounced and thus perfect for learning. For those of you not bound by moral and ethical considerations we'll have an afterdark-version of Ponyville Sketchpad shortly. Stay tuned.
On an unrelated note, I should really finish the 99 follower piece.