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Ground Pounder reference 2020

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I've been wanting to update Ground's reference sheet for a while now. Not only was the old one starting to bug me, but there were several important things it didn't show. I discovered that for myself while doing several illustrations from odd angles, and as a result his design has been a bit inconsistent over the last year. This time, I've added a few different references to cover those angles, like what the chest and belly look like, and the face from the front. 

Something else I've also wanted to do for a while is give him a seapony form. My explanation for Ground Pounder in the context of mlp canon is that he's a pegasus/hippogriff hybrid, and I wanted to showcase that better. I'd really like to do some illustrations with this form now. :D

Please ignore my manic scribbles. 

His old reference can be found here:  Ground Pounder OC Reference by turnipBerry

As well as some of my more recent pieces involving him: 

Sulfer Spring by turnipBerry   Northbound by turnipBerry


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MonarchOfZarordia's avatar

i don't know if anybody else has said this already, but i believe that the word you're looking for (for the 'extra toe/claw thingy') is 'dew claw'

again, i don't know if anybody else has said this already, soooooo ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Chepseh's avatar
The doodles though. Yay random turnip. :)
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Chordata-FlyerHobbyist Digital Artist
I love the way this looks! I do have a technical question, though. With a crest that can stand or fall like that, how would you draw that front-on? Do you have any helpful reference photos? Saddly i can never find any front-on pics of any crested animal.
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turnipBerryProfessional Digital Artist
This is a bit old, and I would change a few thing, but I've drawn him from a mostly front on view. 'Course, his head's down and his crest is semi-relaxed in this one. 

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Chordata-FlyerHobbyist Digital Artist
oohh! I haven't seen that one! Thank you for linking it!
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JCFoxingtonHobbyist Digital Artist
i dream of making ref sheets like this for my ocs. good job on this, it's rly informative & looks rly good, even if a little cluttered!!
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XxAnimaTorixXStudent General Artist

God, I love your style so much! One of these days I've gotta get a commission of my OC done!!

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turnipBerryProfessional Digital Artist
Please do not reply to them it only gets you on more target lists. They're bots, they don't care if you're being sassy
Azrael-Legna's avatar
Oh, I did not know that. Thanks for telling me. 
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HareTrinityHobbyist General Artist
THE PUFFY NECK!!! It's glorious! :D

And your attention to feathers remain fantastic.
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turnipBerryProfessional Digital Artist
puff! 
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OfficialBoalsHobbyist Digital Artist
Me: Why are there so many turnips everywhere lmao
Me:
Me:
Me:
Me: //sudden realization//
Me: TURNIP BERRY


I thought you'd like to know that at exactly 8:35 this morning, I screeched 'turnipberry' into the void that is my apartment
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turnipBerryProfessional Digital Artist
I put tiny hidden turnips in... a lot of things actually. These aren't too subtle by comparison. Kinda my version of a watermark for the bigger illustrations and stuff I do. 
bluewingfairy's avatar
Good morning, Ground is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. 
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turnipBerryProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks! 
bluewingfairy's avatar
You're very welcome!❤️😊.

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RyuseDrawsHobbyist Digital Artist
How awesome! Thank you for posting such a piece. It really shows your craftsmanship o(^◇^)o
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Beaitful :D
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NikkiTwoShoesHobbyist Digital Artist

This looks amazing. O-o

I never knew I needed a pufferfish pony in my life XD

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turnipBerryProfessional Digital Artist
:D
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ElenPanterHobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous character :D
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turnipBerryProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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