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Thanks for 50+ watches

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By xonxt   |   Watch
Published: August 26, 2013
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Well, that was unexpected. I opened my profile page and what did I see? More than 50 watchers! Honestly didn't expect that. That's a considerable milestone for me. Thank you all! Your kind (or not so much) comments and your attention is what makes my day every time I open my message-box on deviantArt and what keeps me drawing more. I love you guys.

So, I decided to kill two birds with one stone: thank you for watching my scribbles and also submit an entry for Day 11 of the NATG 3. The task was to draw a pony at a museum or draw pony's masterpiece (why not both?) by the way.


Not my best work :(. I really don't like how it turned out.
I hope it isn't too arrogant of me drawing a museum that exhibits my own pictures :D.


My OC still hasn't got a name (suggestions?) and belongs to me.

Twilight Sparkle and Applejack belong to :iconhasbroplz: and :iconfyre-flye:
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DarkPrince2007Hobbyist General Artist
LOL, Applejack's rump.
KlarkKentThe3rd's avatar
I don't think I'll get 10 watches even. Not with my inability to color.
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xonxtHobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I can see that all of your art is 'analogous', i.e. drawn on paper with a pencil. And it's really good by the way ;).

But It's much harder to color, it requires some real talent and background knowledge of the art of drawing (which I don't have by the way). Also it's much harder to draw like that, because it's more difficult to change and correct (you can't just Ctrl+Z and you don't have layers).
If you don't want (or can't) to color, I suggest you focus entirely on this technique (which I don't know the name of) when you draw only with the shades of gray using a graphite pencil (like this). 

Me, I do digital art, which is much easier to color and easier to draw, because of Ctrl+Z, layers and precise drawing-tools.
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AbyssalEmissaryHobbyist Traditional Artist

I agree with you. The very fact that you can easily draw absolutely even colored areas is a huge advantage of the digital way.

So I took a mix of techniques for my Zelda-Crossover at Day 10 that I wanted to be colored. I drew the outlines with a pencil, scanned it in and colored it digitally, so I could benefit from the advantages you mentioned. It's still way more work though because the outlines also need some rework, of course. But for the time being it's away that works reasonably fine. :)

And Klark, don't worry. Monochromatic pencil or charcoal drawings can have a very own charm and are a challenge in their own way. And when I look at your statistics it seems that people view your ponys at least. So don't get discouraged. :)

xonxt, the picture isn't that bad. Technically maybe not your best work, but I really like the idea. And I like your OC. Nice coloring (especially the eyes), nice facial expression (in you avatar especially :) ), the bond together tail looks nice and his slightly tousled coat looks really likeable. :) What's his cutie mark? A binary brush? :D

Keep up the good work. :)

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xonxtHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :) It's actually probably the only time you'll see this OC smiling. He's supposed to be rather grumpy guy. :D.

Yep, the cutie-mark signifies his love for art (digital art specifically, *wink-wink*) as well as his knack for things IT-related (I couldn't decide between the two :D). 

Yeah, not my best work, because I'm still learning to draw backgrounds and inanimate objects (like pedestals, weapons and such) and they don't turn out great at the moment.
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I will color digitally once I get a tablet.
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