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128850 No. 128850 Stickied [View]
For those of you that use this board, how would you feel about it being merged with another?

The current plan i have is to merge with /fic/ and /collab/ into a single board (With a tentative name of /fan/, for lack of any other ideas) , but i'm making all three of these threads simultaneously so that plan is subject to change.

The reason for this is that it would hopefully encourage more an audience for the artwork that gets posted, more critique for actual artwork itself and an all around signal boost for the artists themselves.
I think i just said the same thing three times there, but whatever.

Another benefit to merging with those two boards in particular is that /fic/ could provide inspiration for artists, while /collab/ may need a creative artist for whatever project is posted.
To me, it only makes sense to pool these resources together instead of having them scattered as they are now.

In any case, discuss the pros and cons of the idea in this thread.
I'll give fair warning before THE RECKONING happens, if it does at all.
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>> No. 128971
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>>128969
I'm not sure about long term, but the stats for number of posts on /fic/ and /art/ are pretty equal at the moment.

46 on /fic/ to 50 on /art/ in the past 7 days.

it's good to see you back!


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Guidelines For Using /Art/


- Be respectful of others and others' works.
- Don’t be unnecessarily rude about someone or their work.
- At the same time, don’t hate on people who critique your work.
- Be sure to report threads that don't follow these guidelines or the rules of the site. If you feel someone is being unnecessarily rude to you or others, keep your cool and report them.
- /art/ isn't just for artists! Everypony's input is welcome.

Artists' Threads
- Artists are encouraged to make one gallery thread for personal use. This includes showing your work, taking requests and/or commissions, announcing livestreams, asking for critique, etc.
- Artists of any skill level are welcome and encouraged to make their own threads, take requests, and comment on others work. Don't be shy!
- Artists who create a thread should have it added to the directory. Post a link to your thread here, and mention what sections of the directory it should go in.
- Artists can link to off-site galleries, such as Tumblr or deviantART.
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>> No. 128870
>>128851
Feel free. But just so you know, that directory list has not been updated in quite awhile.


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111265 No. 111265 Stickied [View] [Last 50 posts]
Welcome to the new /art/ Tutorial and Reference Thread! If you want to learn how to draw ponies, you came to the right place. The internet has a lot of resources on learning how to draw or how to use programs. This thread has a bundle of tutorials, references and studies to give new artists a starting point. You can find the tutorials (including a handy directory) below.

This is a restart from the previous Tutorial thread made by Midnight Star. Unfortunately, a lot of the images have 404'd over time, meaning they couldn't be accessed. But here we are, with a brand new thread. Once again, thanks to Midnight Star for collecting all these images and links.

/art/ is always happy to help new artists. Even with the tutorials, drawing ain't easy! So be sure to ask the people of /art/ for help if you think you need it. And for the people who already have experience: show us how you do things! Share your own tutorials, or the ones that you used to become the artist you are today.

Step-by-steps
>>111266

Reference
General >>111273
Body >>111276
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>> No. 128351
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Nice references. I think I'll create my own style and figure it out from there.


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127543 No. 127543 [View] [Last 50 posts]
#Traditional #Canon #OCs #Gallery #Critique wanted

Improved resolutions! No more squashed pictures! This is the art that you deserved from the start!

Other than that it's the same as my old one; I'll be re-posting all my old art as is, aside from the improved resolutions, so things that I drew wrong before (Sky Breaker's eyes as an example) will still be wrong in the transfer. I think I'll stress it more this time around, I really really want to improve and if you see something about my pictures that just isn't right, I can take pretty much any level of criticism, of course, I also like encouragement and not just long speeches about what I did wrong. A balance is good.

I'm thinking about taking a request like once a week, getting the requests and accepting one on Sunday and actually doing and posting it on Monday. It being a once a week thing I didn't see it necessary to tag this with "Taking Requests".

I'm hoping this new gallery will be pleasing to everyone and that I'll learn a lot from the /art/ community. Happy drawing all! :)
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128974
Anime girl! I know I know, I suck, but this is only my second anime drawing. Give me pointers all you anime artists
>> No. 128977
>>128974
Well... I'm probably the last person to go to for advice on anime, but, let's see.

The cheeks seem relatively shallow: anime characters tend to have heart shaped faces with rounded, chubby cheeks.

Aside from that: from her facial expression and posture suggest that she's a total softie, possibly a woobie, but her hairstyle, outfit, glasses, and facial expression imply a stern, logical personality... anime characters always have to fit into narrowly defined categories, so this is simply unacceptable... rookie mistake, don't worry about it too much. X3

At any rate: hope this helps some, looking forward to more. bein a vous, -WF
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Simple TwiTwi sketch-up. All these complicated pics have spent up all my energy..

It's nice to take a break, and hopefully, even tho a bit simpler, it's up to par quality.


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128975 No. 128975 [View]
#Digital #Gallery

http://inkerbeat.tumblr.com/
http://thearcano13.deviantart.com/


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127789 No. 127789 [View]
#Digital #Canon #Critique wanted

Just critique my art. That's all.
Even if you simply say it's shit, if it is honest, it is still helpful.

http://goo.gl/WhkM66 Full res
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>>127789
>posting on ponychan
>> No. 128917
I love you
>> No. 128970
Well, the figure is fairly well formed, by which I mean the proportions and features look fairly solid all around.

The feathers could be more neatly arranged: their size and spacing varies a fair bit, the upward pointing ones seem particularly uneven.

The hair seems fairly lax: I know this is the vaccume of space, so there's no air to blow her mane around, but the way the forelock comes forward contradicts the figures overall sense of forward movement.

An incredibly minor nitpick is the alignment of the corner of the mouth and the lower eyelid. While there's no reason the mouth couldn't push up the cheek like that, the corner of the mouth seems visually off center from the arc of the lower eyelid.

Another minor nitpick: for FiM Pegasus wings and real birds, feathers closer to the body lay underneath those toward the wingtips.

I do have to compliment the overall finish of the image: a backdrop, clean lineart, a touch of shading, and a comfortable level of detail (not too overdrawn, not too blank).


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128944 No. 128944 [View]
#OCs #Discussion #Critique wanted

Hey there my fellow /Art/ists and other friends! I'm not that good at Oc's and stuff but I would really like your Critique on my bland, Black and Red, No Cutie Mark Pony, Do your worst!
>> No. 128945
Nice proportions. The chest looks angled a little too straight upward, it might look more natural if it were angled downward more. The body wouldn't be as bent. But actually you can probably get away with this because it's a cartoon pony. However the tail meets the butt significantly too low.

Honestly it looks pretty good though!

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>> No. 128968
>Do your worst!
I got a rule in this forum... if you ask for it, I gotta let you have it: lez do dis. X3

Re: the neck... As Crim mentioned, it does look a little thin. When seen from the side, I find it helps to imagine the forward edge of the neck as a line that originates from the center of the head circle, angled forward slightly, which makes the neck about half the width of the head overall. Weird things can happen due to a figure's pose, tho, so it's all good really. (I could do a redline if you'd like, but I don't think it's really necessary). Her mane obscures the back of her neck, making it look thinner than it actually is.

The thigh is one third the width of the overall length of the body... it looks a little wide here.

I notice a few white jaggies between the lineart and fill... that's a fairly typical problem, addressing it goes a long way toward making the work look a lot more refined. How to fix it would depend on your process and tools, however.

Her shoulder looks fairly human in structure: ponies have vertical shoulder-blades that lay flat against the side of the ribcage, while humans shoulder-blades lay flat across the back and stick out to the side. MLPonies will sometimes show something that looks like a human shoulder when making certain gestures or actions, but the shoulders are typically placed much lower on the ribcage than is pictured here... usually the shoulder joint is placed half way between the spine and the keel of the chest. (IIRC)

Given how her hairstyle, colouration, and accessories make her look like a goth punk vampire, the only thing lacking in this character design are cute fangs... I'm aghast that you neglected to include them! Otherwise, her look is utterly flawless... her lack of a cutie mark really compliment the red pupilless eyes, which really convey her vapid absence of soul or personality. XP


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128901 No. 128901 [View]
#Traditional #Canon #Gallery #Critique wanted

Anyone know any drawing lessons?
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128902
There's a couple stickyed threads with art lessons on the board already, you could check there.
>> No. 128967
Your first lesson is this: take your cursor, or stylus, or whatever drawing implement you choose to work with, put it on a canvas, sheet of paper, cave wall, or whatever surface you choose to work on, and push it around to make lines and marks. if you are feeling daring, you may even attempt to create an enclosed shape of some sort. Don't push yourself too hard, though.

The first thing you will probably learn from this exercise is that drawing is a lot harder than it looks, and it already looks pretty hard... congratulations: you have now gotten farther as an artist than the legions of hopefuls who thought about learning to draw, but never tried. That alone puts you in the top 10%... from the looks o f things, you've already completed this step.

Next: go do it some more: you will likely see a vast improvement in your work, possibly even going from incredibly bad to very bad, in a relatively short period of time... as little as a couple of months, even. The second lesson to be learned from this is that you will get better as you practice, so just keep going. It does not matter if you make good or bad art, as long as you are making incrementally better art, one bit at a time, one step after another. Making bad art will probably demoralize and dishearten you, but it cannot kill you, and as long as you are alive, you may continue making those incremental forward steps.

Any artist you can name throughout all of human history, every artist you respect, admire, or look up to, has undergone these exact same lessons: Welcome, brother: you have completed your initiation. Where you go from here, and how far you get, is entirely in your hands.

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128956 No. 128956 [View]
#OCs #Discussion

May someone please draw my oc?
>> No. 128966
>>128956
SOP is to find the thread of an artist who is accepting requests and post there.


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128927 No. 128927 [View]
#Digital #Canon #Discussion #Critique wanted

Gud pic?

Formerly Joan of /arch/
>> No. 128948
gud pic indeed
>> No. 128955
>>128948
yup

gud name too
>> No. 128965
From the look on her face, that must be some really good pizza... I'll have what she's having. X3

The corner of the mouth typically goes either up or down, but it does both here. The resulting expression is... interesting.

I'm not quite sure what she's "sitting" on... a book or a patch of light, or something idk. :/

Her cutie mark, in the show, is light blue, but here it's gray... not a big deal, really, unless you're a stickler for show accuracy, but I couldn't unsee it once I noticed. Also: she's missing her blue eyeshadow and big lashes. Also: most of the mane six have lashes that come out from the corner of their eyes, as you have them here, but Rarities lashes originate from along the eyelid.

The point where her nose meets her head is a sharp corner: In the show, it's more of a rounded slope. Again: depends on how much you care about show accuracy, but it does change the structure of the face significantly.

The light and shadow on her mane is simply lovely.


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128958 No. 128958 [View]
#Digital #Canon #Gallery #Discussion

pones are now goats. deal with it.
>> No. 128963
>>128958
>pones are now goats. deal with it.
I'm okay with this.

Nice sense of movement, by the way: the figures convey an impression of tension and weight in their stance. Lots of vitality.

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128625 No. 128625 [View]
Give Rarity a Face
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just couldn't resist


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125814 No. 125814 [View]
#Traditional #Digital #Canon #OCs #Gallery #Discussion #Taking requests #Taking commissions #Critique wanted

Hey! Look who's back an after a year!
If you don't know me, I'm Moozua! I'm 16, and artist. I've been a brony for two and a half years!
Moozua@gmail.com
COMMISSIONS: http://moozua.deviantart.com/journal/Buy-a-Commission-336947843
DeviantART: http://moozua.deviantart.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Moozua

I came back to dump art, get feedback, and do some requests! I definitely won't be able to get to all requests, but I do commissions!
Also, please don't be upset if I can't get to your request! All requests will be just doodles anyway!

Last edited at Tue, Aug 27th, 2013 14:25

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>> No. 128904
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>>128903

This thread is over a year old, it just got bumped randomly.
>> No. 128935
ARE PEOPLE STILL POSTING HERE
>> No. 128936
THIS THREAD IS SUPER OLD IM LIKE ALMOST 18 NOW SERIOUSLY
i made this when i was 16 omg

i came to ponychan and my thread was on the front page im like wtf

my current tumblr is pinkiesbrew.tumblr.com and ive been posting there more then anywhere else atm, if you guys still want art requests send me an ask on there!!!


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128730 No. 128730 [View]
I'll post my doodles from draw threads and whatever here, 'kay?

Open for commissions and art trades too, I guess.
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128465 No. 128465 [View]
#Vectors #Canon #OCs #Gallery #Discussion #Taking commissions #Critique wanted

How's it going! I've been lurking on /art/ for a bit, enjoying all the awesome artwork. Now I want to come on out and say that I'm doing commissions.

I'm offering sketches, line arts, and colored pieces all done in Adobe Illustrator. It will take me about a week to do a full color and there is just a slight price adjustment depending on how many characters are being drawn. For the most part I will work on 1 commission at a time but if I happen across more free time I might be able to do 2 at a time.

Sketches: $1.00

Lineart: $ 3.00

Colors: $7.00

That is the flat price for 1 character. There is an additional $2.00 for every extra character. Payment will be via paypal.
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Something for fun. An interpretation of Scootaloo's mom.
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128728
Posting another completed commission.
>> No. 128919
>>128728
Bump.


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