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    Hello all!*

    I am writing this to inform you all that I will be departing temporarily. *This upcoming Tuesday, February the seventh, I will be on a plane to Texas to enter basic military training.
    Of course, this means no Internet. So I bid a fond farewell to you all. Being here has meant a lot to me; it's. Even a place to lose stress, *but also one of much stress; reminding me of many of the flaws I have inbuilt that I need to deal with. Hopefully, my imminent demise at the hands of the training instructors can help alleviate this somewhat *(if you consider death a good Cure for... Well, anything really). *

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    I've enjoyed reading and following everything you guys do in here, the creativity and imagination is astounding to watch; it flows so naturally throughout here that it seems daunting, even! I hope to return to this great place at some point in the near future!*
    Best of luck to you!

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    Looks like your sensitivity is too high. Your drop off rate is really, really fast. Although that could also be that your brush size is far too small. Use a brush that's too big, I normally use 13 in photoshop, but it depends on the size of the document, and use less pressure. The more pressure you use, the less smooth the line will get if you're not being very fast and precise (which is how you should be doing it anyway).

    Also, if you're using Photoshop, turn on the graphics setting thingy in one of the menus...I'll give proper directions later if you want, so you can rotate the canvas freely like in SAI. Don't try and do it all at the normal angle, since your hand just isn't built to draw certain lines.
    Ah! Yeah, if you could send us a few more details on doing this in, say Photoshop when you get time, I would also be grateful!
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    Ah! Yeah, if you could send us a few more details on doing this in, say Photoshop when you get time, I would also be grateful!
    I don't use it myself, because it does certain other things that I dislike, but that's just personal preference.

    Now, to turn on these graphics thingies...Go to...
    Edit > Preferences > Performance and tick 'Enable OpenGL Drawing. You'll probably have to restart PS, but things will do extra things now...Just look at the settings and whatnot. Like I said, I don't use it (:

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    Hello all!*

    I am writing this to inform you all that I will be departing temporarily. *This upcoming Tuesday, February the seventh, I will be on a plane to Texas to enter basic military training.
    Of course, this means no Internet. So I bid a fond farewell to you all. Being here has meant a lot to me; it's. Even a place to lose stress, *but also one of much stress; reminding me of many of the flaws I have inbuilt that I need to deal with. Hopefully, my imminent demise at the hands of the training instructors can help alleviate this somewhat *(if you consider death a good Cure for... Well, anything really). *

    (add to posts at giantitp)
    I've enjoyed reading and following everything you guys do in here, the creativity and imagination is astounding to watch; it flows so naturally throughout here that it seems daunting, even! I hope to return to this great place at some point in the near future!*
    Good luck to you sir! Come back when you can ^^

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    I have eight, although 4 of them are more for photo editing. Anyway...My main 4 are set to Undo many (so alt+ctrl+z in photoshop, since undo only does one step), B (for brush) E (for eraser) and Alt (for colour picker). Anything else and I sort of just mash the keyboard until I get the right button. But that's because I only work in shortcuts, I'll barely touch the toolbar unless I'm doing obscure tool changing like colour changer brush and different lassos and stuff.
    Currently I have Undo, Alt, Brush and Magic wand. The pen the tablet comes with also has an eraser tool on the end, which is neat.

    Looks like your sensitivity is too high. Your drop off rate is really, really fast. Although that could also be that your brush size is far too small. Use a brush that's too big, I normally use 13 in photoshop, but it depends on the size of the document, and use less pressure. The more pressure you use, the less smooth the line will get if you're not being very fast and precise (which is how you should be doing it anyway).
    Yeah, I've dropped the sensitivity a little and I've noticed the difference. Still not sure if it's perfect yet, still need to experiment.

    Also, if you're using Photoshop, turn on the graphics setting thingy in one of the menus...I'll give proper directions later if you want, so you can rotate the canvas freely like in SAI. Don't try and do it all at the normal angle, since your hand just isn't built to draw certain lines.
    I checked and I already seem to have that setting on. I've never used SAI so I'm not sure what you mean by "rotate the canvas freely".

    Anywho, yesterday's stuff, since I didn't feel like posting. Firstly, a Rainbow Dash piece, since I wasn't sure if I'd drawn her before or not.
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    Good grief is drawing crossed arms ever hard! D:


    And also a quick little attempt I did in Flash to see if there was much difference. There was.
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    I'm not sure how to erase the guidelines yet. Normally I can just break the vectors and delete the lines I don't want, but it didn't work this time for some reason.


    And today I didn't feel like doing much, so I redid the tail on my pseudonatural pony, plus cleaned up some of the lines. You'll probably be able to see how changing the sensitivity affected the lines.
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    Good luck to you sir! Come back when you can ^^


    Currently I have Undo, Alt, Brush and Magic wand. The pen the tablet comes with also has an eraser tool on the end, which is neat.


    Yeah, I've dropped the sensitivity a little and I've noticed the difference. Still not sure if it's perfect yet, still need to experiment.


    I checked and I already seem to have that setting on. I've never used SAI so I'm not sure what you mean by "rotate the canvas freely".

    Anywho, yesterday's stuff, since I didn't feel like posting. Firstly, a Rainbow Dash piece, since I wasn't sure if I'd drawn her before or not.
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    Good grief is drawing crossed arms ever hard! D:


    And also a quick little attempt I did in Flash to see if there was much difference. There was.
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    Hello ladies!


    I'm not sure how to erase the guidelines yet. Normally I can just break the vectors and delete the lines I don't want, but it didn't work this time for some reason.


    And today I didn't feel like doing much, so I redid the tail on my pseudonatural pony, plus cleaned up some of the lines. You'll probably be able to see how changing the sensitivity affected the lines.
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    That pseudopony looks very off-putting. I like it!
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    I checked and I already seem to have that setting on. I've never used SAI so I'm not sure what you mean by "rotate the canvas freely".
    Press R, rotate canvas like you would a piece of paper in real life.

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    Haven't been drawing do to several things, among them laziness...

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    Hello all!*

    I am writing this to inform you all that I will be departing temporarily. *This upcoming Tuesday, February the seventh, I will be on a plane to Texas to enter basic military training.
    Of course, this means no Internet. So I bid a fond farewell to you all. Being here has meant a lot to me; it's. Even a place to lose stress, *but also one of much stress; reminding me of many of the flaws I have inbuilt that I need to deal with. Hopefully, my imminent demise at the hands of the training instructors can help alleviate this somewhat *(if you consider death a good Cure for... Well, anything really). *

    (add to posts at giantitp)
    I've enjoyed reading and following everything you guys do in here, the creativity and imagination is astounding to watch; it flows so naturally throughout here that it seems daunting, even! I hope to return to this great place at some point in the near future!*
    Good luck with basic training!
    I've been spending the last week or so packing to move myself. I hope you have enough free time that you don't give up drawing completely or, heaven forbid, ponies while training.
    I will miss your posts, and I hope you come back sooner then later.

    Quote Originally Posted by Diego Havoc View Post
    Currently I have Undo, Alt, Brush and Magic wand. The pen the tablet comes with also has an eraser tool on the end, which is neat.


    Yeah, I've dropped the sensitivity a little and I've noticed the difference. Still not sure if it's perfect yet, still need to experiment.


    I checked and I already seem to have that setting on. I've never used SAI so I'm not sure what you mean by "rotate the canvas freely".

    Anywho, yesterday's stuff, since I didn't feel like posting. Firstly, a Rainbow Dash piece, since I wasn't sure if I'd drawn her before or not.
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    Good grief is drawing crossed arms ever hard! D:


    And also a quick little attempt I did in Flash to see if there was much difference. There was.
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    *snip*

    I'm not sure how to erase the guidelines yet. Normally I can just break the vectors and delete the lines I don't want, but it didn't work this time for some reason.


    And today I didn't feel like doing much, so I redid the tail on my pseudonatural pony, plus cleaned up some of the lines. You'll probably be able to see how changing the sensitivity affected the lines.
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    *snip*
    That pseudonatural pony is awesome!
    Also, crossed arms/legs (as well as other anthro positions)*are* hard. I have a hard time figuring out how pony arms are attached to their shoulders, are they like a human, or a horse?
    A nit pick, I think Rainbow Dash's arms/legs are kinda skinny.

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    That pseudopony looks very off-putting. I like it!
    Hehe, glad you like it! I've been on a bit of a Far Plane and Eldritch Abomination kick recently, so I've had this in my mind for a while now.

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    Press R, rotate canvas like you would a piece of paper in real life.
    Hmmm *Tries it* Oh my shoes, that's great! Thanks, man!

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    That pseudonatural pony is awesome!
    Also, crossed arms/legs (as well as other anthro positions)*are* hard. I have a hard time figuring out how pony arms are attached to their shoulders, are they like a human, or a horse?
    A nit pick, I think Rainbow Dash's arms/legs are kinda skinny.
    Glad you like him!

    I see what you mean about the skinny limbs. They just kind of fell that way as I was drawing them. What I'm most happy about with that pic is simply the fact that I remembered to colour the lines this time!

    Day 38. A friend of mine who roleplays as Bon Bon over at the Canterlot forums has been feeling under the weather recently, so I drew her a cute Bon Bon pic to cheer her up.

    Unfortunately the forums are now down for maintenance so I can't show her :/
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    I think I messed up her mane a little. It should be much more voluminous (did I spell that right?), but overall it's okay for a quick pic.


    I also did some human face practice. It was horrible. I have now confirmed that I simply can no longer draw humans. Not that I was much good before, mind...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dispozition View Post
    I don't use it myself, because it does certain other things that I dislike, but that's just personal preference.

    Now, to turn on these graphics thingies...Go to...
    Edit > Preferences > Performance and tick 'Enable OpenGL Drawing. You'll probably have to restart PS, but things will do extra things now...Just look at the settings and whatnot. Like I said, I don't use it (:
    Marvelous! I will have to play around with this now. Many thanks!

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    Day 38. A friend of mine who roleplays as Bon Bon over at the Canterlot forums has been feeling under the weather recently, so I drew her a cute Bon Bon pic to cheer her up.

    Unfortunately the forums are now down for maintenance so I can't show her :/
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    I think I messed up her mane a little. It should be much more voluminous (did I spell that right?), but overall it's okay for a quick pic.


    I also did some human face practice. It was horrible. I have now confirmed that I simply can no longer draw humans. Not that I was much good before, mind...
    I agree with you on the hair. It's always so much larger than you expect it to be! I usually try to figure out where it hits on the ear (or by how much it runs over the ear) to get a feel for the volume. My other nitpick would be that the muzzle looks a little squashed; in that sort of 3/4s view, you usually start to see the "beak" projecting out to get a better sense of where the nose lies.

    Also, congrats on 38 days and going strong! Keep fighting drawing the good fight draw!
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    Quote Originally Posted by the_druid_droid View Post
    My other nitpick would be that the muzzle looks a little squashed; in that sort of 3/4s view, you usually start to see the "beak" projecting out to get a better sense of where the nose lies.
    Mmm, see your point. I'm still not used to the angles I guess.

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    Also, congrats on 38 days and going strong! Keep fighting drawing the good fight draw!
    Many thanks! I'll be honest, it's hard sometimes. The only time I get to draw on weekdays is after work, and a lot of the time I just plain don't want to draw, because I'm tired or cranky, or just in the mood for playing lots of video games. This is when I simply crank out a mediocre 10 minute sketch and say "Eh, it'll do."

    Speaking of which, this:
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    Wrong angle, eyes too small, flat hair, wobbly lineart. But good enough, considering that I've been on a computer all day and my eyes are starting to hurt.

    I'mma go lie down. X_X
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    Many thanks! I'll be honest, it's hard sometimes. The only time I get to draw on weekdays is after work, and a lot of the time I just plain don't want to draw, because I'm tired or cranky, or just in the mood for playing lots of video games. This is when I simply crank out a mediocre 10 minute sketch and say "Eh, it'll do."
    I know how that goes

    Still, I find that after a while, drawing can become pretty relaxing in and of itself, and I've come to enjoy doing it as a way to wind down after work.

    Speaking of which, this:
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    Wrong angle, eyes too small, flat hair, wobbly lineart. But good enough, considering that I've been on a computer all day and my eyes are starting to hurt.

    I'mma go lie down. X_X
    Despite the things you pointed out, I think there's a lot of success here. It definitely captures the emotion present in the original, and a lot of the lines seem right, even if the overall tilt of the head is a bit off.

    And now for some of my own long-delayed updates!

    First, a perspective drawing of a corner of my apartment:
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    And then a profile drawing based on one by John Singer Sargent (who is really fantastic, by the way!):
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    One of the nice things about this learning to draw stuff is that I've run across a lot of artists I admire in the process, and I'm working to get some prints of theirs to put up around the house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the_druid_droid View Post
    I know how that goes

    Still, I find that after a while, drawing can become pretty relaxing in and of itself, and I've come to enjoy doing it as a way to wind down after work.
    It's a bit of an oddity for me. I can't say that I actually like the process of drawing. I often find it quite frustrating when I can't get things how I want them. But when things go right I get a great deal of satisfaction in seeing the end result.

    Quote Originally Posted by the_druid_droid View Post
    Despite the things you pointed out, I think there's a lot of success here. It definitely captures the emotion present in the original, and a lot of the lines seem right, even if the overall tilt of the head is a bit off.
    Hm, I guess you have a point. Thanks!

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    And now for some of my own long-delayed updates!

    First, a perspective drawing of a corner of my apartment:
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    And then a profile drawing based on one by John Singer Sargent (who is really fantastic, by the way!):
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    One of the nice things about this learning to draw stuff is that I've run across a lot of artists I admire in the process, and I'm working to get some prints of theirs to put up around the house.
    Good stuff! The face looks very good and the perspective all looks correct to me.

    Day 40. Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water...
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    Yeah, I even don't know.
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    Day 41. Realised that it was 11.40pm and I hadn't done any drawing. Whoops! 5 minute sketch ensues:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diego Havoc View Post
    Good stuff! The face looks very good and the perspective all looks correct to me.
    Thanks, although it's surprisingly easy to make a copy of a grandmaster's work look good...

    <.<

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    Didn't have time to post yesterday. We went out to a restaurant for my Mum's birthday. But I did do a quick drawing of the penguin plushie that is on my PC desk. (Day 42)
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    Day 43, I drew one of my OCs. Oatmeal is a paranormal investigator, looking into the disappearance of his brother, who he believes was abducted.

    Some ponies say that he is crazy...
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    Day 44. I looked at my watch. It was time to draw. I thought to myself: Aw, do I have to? I just don't wanna today!

    'bout an hour and a half later (maybe less, I did spend some time looking for refs) I had done this. Still not finished, but I'm actually planning on colouring it and making it into a little comic for H&H/Valentine's day.
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    Just call me Diego. Mr. Havoc was my father.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diego Havoc View Post
    Day 44. I looked at my watch. It was time to draw. I thought to myself: Aw, do I have to? I just don't wanna today!

    'bout an hour and a half later (maybe less, I did spend some time looking for refs) I had done this. Still not finished, but I'm actually planning on colouring it and making it into a little comic for H&H/Valentine's day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyouhen View Post
    Your image appears to be broken.
    That's odd. It was working a minute ago.

    Ah, I uploaded it to Canterlot, and the site seems to be having some trouble. I've reuploaded to Photobucket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diego Havoc View Post
    That's odd. It was working a minute ago.

    Ah, I uploaded it to Canterlot, and the site seems to be having some trouble. I've reuploaded to Photobucket.

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    Ok, now I can see it. I think the ponies look pretty good overall; the proportions look correct and manes and tails look pretty good. I'd be interested to see this colored, and to see the comic as a whole!
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    Quote Originally Posted by the_druid_droid View Post
    Ok, now I can see it. I think the ponies look pretty good overall; the proportions look correct and manes and tails look pretty good. I'd be interested to see this colored, and to see the comic as a whole!
    Thanks! And here's the finished product, after... oh, a good two hours I'd reckon.
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    Day 46. I forgot about drawing until about 11pm and didn't have time to do what I had planned before (more human practice) so instead I drew a pony in a hat.
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    He was supposed to be a ponified version of one of my human characters, but I didn't really get the look right, so he's more of a generic pony with a sweet hat.
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    Day 46. I forgot about drawing until about 11pm and didn't have time to do what I had planned before (more human practice) so instead I drew a pony in a hat.
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    He was supposed to be a ponified version of one of my human characters, but I didn't really get the look right, so he's more of a generic pony with a sweet hat.
    Hmm, the muzzle looks long compared to the face and ears, but it also looks like you're getting a more solid feel for working with the tablet.

    In my own news, I've got something in the works (well, several things, but a lot of them so far have been exercises or things that don't seem worth posting) but it's a bit of a departure from my other stuff...in particular, kinda saucy (though still board safe, don't worry).

    I blame the IRC. Also Midnight. Definitely Midnight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the_druid_droid View Post
    Hmm, the muzzle looks long compared to the face and ears, but it also looks like you're getting a more solid feel for working with the tablet.
    I'm doing better with it, yeah. I'm still a little wobbly, but I think that's at least partially because of the fact that I'm balancing it on my knee to draw.

    Quote Originally Posted by the_druid_droid View Post
    In my own news, I've got something in the works (well, several things, but a lot of them so far have been exercises or things that don't seem worth posting) but it's a bit of a departure from my other stuff...in particular, kinda saucy (though still board safe, don't worry).

    I blame the IRC. Also Midnight. Definitely Midnight.
    Oooooh! Exciting stuff! I look forward to it.

    Anyway, Day 47. Drew some human for body practice. I should probably be using pictures of real people instead of my how to draw manga stuff, but the book was there so... yeah.
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    Not too happy, but it's better than some of my earlier efforts. Tomorrow I might try adding some clothes and hair to him. And maybe redo that bland looking face.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diego Havoc View Post
    I'm doing better with it, yeah. I'm still a little wobbly, but I think that's at least partially because of the fact that I'm balancing it on my knee to draw.
    Yeah, I'm sure that doesn't help. Still, progress is good, and just think how smooth the lines will be once you get a proper support!

    Oooooh! Exciting stuff! I look forward to it.
    <.<

    Well, I posted it in the thread, I guess I can post it here too...

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    Anyway, Day 47. Drew some human for body practice. I should probably be using pictures of real people instead of my how to draw manga stuff, but the book was there so... yeah.
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    Not too happy, but it's better than some of my earlier efforts. Tomorrow I might try adding some clothes and hair to him. And maybe redo that bland looking face.
    Lines are still looking good! The proportions look ok lengthwise, but I'd argue that he's kinda spindly. The neck in particular needs to be wider, and I think his arms and legs could be a bit thicker, though some of that may be the manga style; still, those are my thoughts.
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    <.<

    Well, I posted it in the thread, I guess I can post it here too...

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    Very nice! The body is looking pretty good (though the rump looks perhaps a little too voluminous for a pony, but that might just be the socks changing my perception of it.) On the technical side, the line of her... *ahem* rear needs to change colour where it meets the panties. As it is, the purple line going into the navy looks odd.

    Lines are still looking good! The proportions look ok lengthwise, but I'd argue that he's kinda spindly. The neck in particular needs to be wider, and I think his arms and legs could be a bit thicker, though some of that may be the manga style; still, those are my thoughts.
    Yeah, he is looking a little gangly. His arms are too long and I don't think I made them of equal length.

    None of these things were fixed when I did this (Day 48):
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    Damn, I didn't see that line coming out of his head before. I'll fix that later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diego Havoc View Post
    Very nice! The body is looking pretty good (though the rump looks perhaps a little too voluminous for a pony, but that might just be the socks changing my perception of it.) On the technical side, the line of her... *ahem* rear needs to change colour where it meets the panties. As it is, the purple line going into the navy looks odd.
    Ooh, a chance to talk about the mechanics of this thing! I've actually kind of been wanting to...

    So first off, yeah, I'll agree that the rear is a little large; I think the reason for that is both that I put the fabric folds in a little bit off which changes the perceived ratios of body:head:rear somewhat. Also, it is designed to emphasize that particular region, so it's also somewhat intentional...

    Also, the navy isn't actually undergarments. It's basically the closest thing to an Easter egg I have in the picture, as I once saw a plot-shot of Luna where they had drawn her cutie mark so that it curved around the flank to give the impression of underwear. Since Midnight's mark has the same sort of background to it, I decided to borrow the idea, although I think I made the edges too uniform for the impression to be really clear.

    Yeah, he is looking a little gangly. His arms are too long and I don't think I made them of equal length.

    None of these things were fixed when I did this (Day 48):
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    Damn, I didn't see that line coming out of his head before. I'll fix that later.
    Very respectable looking fellow with a shirt and pants on, methinks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the_druid_droid View Post
    Also, the navy isn't actually undergarments. It's basically the closest thing to an Easter egg I have in the picture, as I once saw a plot-shot of Luna where they had drawn her cutie mark so that it curved around the flank to give the impression of underwear. Since Midnight's mark has the same sort of background to it, I decided to borrow the idea, although I think I made the edges too uniform for the impression to be really clear.
    Aaah. I did wonder actually, but I couldn't remember what Midnight's cutie mark was so I wasn't sure. I think what I said about the line colour there still holds though.

    Day 49. Decided to see if drawing ponies helps with other four-legged creatures.
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    Also, trying to practice cloth folds. Any advice on that would be appreciated since I'm finding it really tricky to get it looking right.
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    Aaah. I did wonder actually, but I couldn't remember what Midnight's cutie mark was so I wasn't sure. I think what I said about the line colour there still holds though.

    Day 49. Decided to see if drawing ponies helps with other four-legged creatures.
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    Also, trying to practice cloth folds. Any advice on that would be appreciated since I'm finding it really tricky to get it looking right.
    Cloth folds: loose V shapes actually look a bit better than abstract lines. Like veins, but for clothing. My real advice is to buy an art book on the topic 'cause that's what I used.

    My other advice is try drawing real horses and quadrapeds just to get an example for their muscle groupings. Real horse anatomy is the model for ponies, even if they deviate from it, it's totally worth learning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diego Havoc View Post
    Aaah. I did wonder actually, but I couldn't remember what Midnight's cutie mark was so I wasn't sure. I think what I said about the line colour there still holds though.

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    Also, trying to practice cloth folds. Any advice on that would be appreciated since I'm finding it really tricky to get it looking right.
    The back legs do not seem as "bent" as they should be. As it is, it looks like that it would be bent at a 30 degree angle if it tried to stand on both pairs of legs. Also, yeah, loose V shapes are the thing to do for cloth folds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thanqol View Post
    Cloth folds: loose V shapes actually look a bit better than abstract lines. Like veins, but for clothing. My real advice is to buy an art book on the topic 'cause that's what I used.

    My other advice is try drawing real horses and quadrapeds just to get an example for their muscle groupings. Real horse anatomy is the model for ponies, even if they deviate from it, it's totally worth learning.
    Definitely good advice there. I'll look into both.

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    The back legs do not seem as "bent" as they should be. As it is, it looks like that it would be bent at a 30 degree angle if it tried to stand on both pairs of legs. Also, yeah, loose V shapes are the thing to do for cloth folds.
    Eeeyup. Noticed the back legs after I posted. I'll remember for next time.

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    Definitely good advice there. I'll look into both.


    Eeeyup. Noticed the back legs after I posted. I'll remember for next time.

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    Who is she? What is she looking at? Why is her cutie mark a Mario star?

    Dunno.
    Congrats on 50! Keep up the good work!

    I've got something inspired again by a request from the IRC. One of Raz's characters this time, and more innocent than the last nurse pic:
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    Yeah, there are quite a few things wrong with this, but I'm just glad I got it finished. It's not terrible for my first vixen picture, I suppose...
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