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Sorc Art Tips- Expressions: Keeping Eye Shape! by SorcerusHorserus Sorc Art Tips- Expressions: Keeping Eye Shape! by SorcerusHorserus
A little mini toot addressing an issue I've been seeing various artists have difficulty with lately. I hope you find this useful!
(For traditional media just draw the eyes lightly in pencil since you'll be erasing later.)

If you have any questions I'll do my best to answer in the comments below!
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START HERE to learn how to draw a pony head:
Let's Draw: Pony Heads! Tutorial #1 by SorcerusHorserus

Other tutorials:
Let's Draw: Pony Bodies!
Let's Draw: Pony Wings!
Let's Make: A Pony Picture!


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:iconviolinpon3:
violinpon3 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2017  Student Digital Artist
they look alot like kawaii angry birds characters
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DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sweet job!
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ThunderDash123 Featured By Owner May 2, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
I found this very helpful
Thanks
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DreaminqHeart Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg, I'm glad I'm not the only one who does this, I thought I was crazy, haha! :'D
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CitrusEucalyptus Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Professional General Artist
Amazing! :D

I hope that you have a great and blessed day/night!
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:icontheneostrike:
TheNeoStrike Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Oh wow! :D so cool
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:icondsana:
dSana Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for making all those excellent tutorials.
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JetWave Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Simple but great tip! I think I've managed decently without it, but it's definitely something to give a chance especially in a comic or a series of expressions in general.
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K4nK4n Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017
I love the "WORRY NO MORE!" face the most. It's so adorable.Heart Heart Heart Heart 
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FakeSword Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
id say its also important to look out for the size, if you want to try this in a very small size, you may not see the result you want, of course thats a basic, but im too un-basic-doer (*noob masterrace)
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Funsizefluffy Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017
A good tip indeed! Thanks a bunch
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:iconluismipro465:
LuismiPro465 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay!

Thx alot
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Blayaden Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great guide!  Thanks a lot! :)
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tigreanpony Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017
Very nice tip, thanks a bunch.
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Pony-from-Everfree Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Grat to see some expressions tutorial from you! This is always a problematic part of traditional drawing... One just can't change the opacity of paper :XD:
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Bear-hybrid Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thats why you sketch it in super light then erase what you don't want before/after doing the hard lines :P practically the same thing.
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Pony-from-Everfree Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I know, but many newbies artists have troubles with that. Still, you need the right pencil and paper combination not to mess up.
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thegriffin88 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Your tutorials are always real fricken' helpful. 
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:iconkujiiro:
Kujiiro Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017
That's actually super helpful, thanks!
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:iconnun2artzy:
Nun2artzy Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Student Digital Artist
The secrets of the universe: REVEALED
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:iconwingedwolf717:
WingedWolf717 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
i don't draw ponies, but this is helpful! thanks! :D
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templar127 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017
YAY! Moar art tips from ol' Sorcy! X3
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HattertheThird Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Student General Artist
I used all of your guides and am still working on the proportions, but his makes it more fun because I can do more with it
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:iconsorcerushorserus:
SorcerusHorserus Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome! More about expressions was one thing I wanted to include more of in the head guide but ran out of space.
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:iconhatterthethird:
HattertheThird Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Student General Artist
Just out of sheer curiosity how did I do here? img04.deviantart.net/3211/i/20…
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Dilarus Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very handy stuff, pay attention, peeps!
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Lyres-art Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
also useful for animation
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:iconaidaninferno:
AidanInferno Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Almost the same way I do it :) Nice~
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:iconsecminourthethird:
SecminourTheThird Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Huh. You make a good point.

I've been doing that sometimes, but never really thought about it.
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the7PuNiSHeR Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017
Pretty obvious, but will definitely prove useful, considering how much people forget the obvious things.
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MustLoveFrogs Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Professional General Artist
Lol!  Has this been a problem?  X3
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SorcerusHorserus Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Exhibit A:  Dash Academy Chapter 2 - Hot Flank #3 by SorcerusHorserus
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MustLoveFrogs Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Professional General Artist
OW MAH EYEBOWELS

In your defense, you drew that in the past!  I never take responsibility for any drawing mistakes I made in the past! 

Sonata-genius by MustLoveFrogs
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Rage-o-rama Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
This is very good advice, but what if you don't have a digital medium to draw on? This advice, I feel like, was given with the digital artist in mind, not the traditional pen and paper cartoonist.
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SorcerusHorserus Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Draw the initial eyes very lightly in pencil so it's easier to draw over and erase the stray marks afterwards.
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:iconrage-o-rama:
Rage-o-rama Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks! That helps a lot.
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:iconpony-berserker:
Pony-Berserker Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, that's how I usually do.
The problem is if I actually place the open eye properly :V
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Macbow333 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017
You really are a wizard!
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SorcerusHorserus Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
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:iconmacbow333:
Macbow333 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017
A horse wizard!
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:iconcombothebeehen:
CombotheBeehen Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I knew it how it work on eye espressions! :D
Good and simple tutorial, hahah!
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SorcerusHorserus Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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SanduTiTa Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I usually just draw the eye, and then just draw a line over it (which represents the eyelid), and erase half of the "leftover" of the original line above the eyelid :D Lol sorry for my English Dx
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joltster109 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017
Oooooohhh This is helpful. My nephew could use this info. :)
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Madness-Made-Fresh Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Professional Filmographer
Nice!
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:iconwixi2000:
Wixi2000 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I actually do that, even on paper. I've always been doing this. It's REALLY useful.
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:iconsorcerushorserus:
SorcerusHorserus Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Agreed! Cheat mode. :iconrainbowdashnodplz:
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:iconwixi2000:
Wixi2000 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah. I mean, it's a bs to draw small eyes, which, in my opinion, are easier to draw squinting, etc. on paper. So.... Yep! Big MLP/anime eyes it is!
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TheRedPathway Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahhh thanks so much!
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:iconsorcerushorserus:
SorcerusHorserus Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Welcome!
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