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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.


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Nice references. I think I'll create my own style and figure it out from there.

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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.
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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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Accepting requests!

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128438 No. 128438 [View]
#Digital #Comics #Canon #OCs #Gallery #Taking requests #Critique wanted

Hi! I'm new to this site. Just thought I'd draw some stuff
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here's a character I made for an RP i'm in right now
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another character I made
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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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First real shading I've done in a while
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Nother one ^^
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I see no problem doing a knock off of<a href=""> vantige</a> rose wraps. They actually had (but removed the blog post due to another issue) a long blog post back a few years ago about how THEY had copied this idea. These headbands have been around since forever and it is lovely to see them come back. Wonderful tutorial thank you

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128439 No. 128439 [View]
#Comics #OCs

Hey everyone, I'm not sure if Dulset still hangs around ponychan anymore as I haven't been on this site for awhile. I remember we both used to hang out in oat alot, back then I was known as "blackholestia", but for those unfamiliar with the character, Dulset is a Kelpie oc. Awhile back I got permission to use Dulset in guest appearances in my comic Parasite Galaxy. Basically everything is slightly different in Parasite Galaxies version of earth including my little pony. In the PG universe it's "My Little Kelpie Freindship is Magic" and Dulset is one of the main characters of the show. Here's a link to Dulsets first guest appearance in the comic on a pachinko machine.
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Here's a design I commisioned the deviant artist known as cluedog to make.This guy is named makenzie Labig, this character hasn't appeared yet, but he will be the my little kepie fanboy in the story, as you can see he is wearing a Dulset Tarn shirt here. I'm not really sure what to call Bronies in story since the show is mostly about Kelpies here, maybe Kel-Bros?

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While that might be an honest name, it doesn't sound very much like the word kelpie or the word bro. So I don't really think that would work.

Also check out who else will be in the comic, she will be a villain later on in the story.

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128449 No. 128449 [View]
#Digital #Event #Taking requests

Hey guys, have you seen my new account?

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#Digital #Event #Taking requests

Hey guys, have you seen my new account?

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128447 No. 128447 [View]
#Digital #Event #Taking requests

Hey guys, have you seen my new account?

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128436 No. 128436 [View]
#Traditional #Digital #Comics #Taking requests #Taking commissions #Critique wanted

Hello /Art/ I wanted to show you all my web comic i have been working on this is episode one and more to come.


The picture is to large to uplodad, but its up on my page.
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128404 No. 128404 [View]
#Traditional #Digital #Vectors #Alterations #OCs #Gallery #Discussion

It's been a while since I came back here. Hopefully this place isn't deserted.

So here's a small, slow thread dedicated to My art and Fan art of my OC, Varla Streak.

The veterans here should know me as wvDarkSaviorvw, but I decided to change around a few things.

If you're inspired enough, you may post any Varla pictures here.

This thread will include recolors, traditional pieces, and digital vectors.
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Last but not least, my recent drawing. 14" x 17"
>> No. 128429
That is really adorable and well drawn
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Nice hair!

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128435 No. 128435 [View]
#OCs #Gallery #Discussion

Final day for shipping after this it finished

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122899 No. 122899 [View] [Last 50 posts]
#Traditional #Digital #Vectors #Canon #OCs #Gallery #Taking commissions #Critique wanted #Discussion

Heya! I've recently been getting more and more into pony art and I thought I'd showcase my stuff and see if anyone is interested in sending some commissions my way. Here's a link to my dA gallery for those interested in looking at some of my other work: You can contact me via email at

I don't have exact rates, instead I'm willing to discuss prices with anyone who's interested in sending some business my way. All transactions are handled through Paypal, I do plan however to make a couple other options available in the near future. I do have a couple of rules that I'll list:

1. basic sketches cost less than full color work, same rules applies to doing a portrait as opposed to a full Pony. Pretty much a general rule, less work equals smaller price.
2. I do have limits to what I'm willing to draw, if I find the material you're requesting of me to be offensive or just inappropriate, I can refuse those requests if I want.
3. NSFW content is NOT off limits, however, as a reference to the second rule, I do practice discretion, so if I have a problem with the subject matter, I have no problem refusing to take that commission.
4. Finally, when taking commissions, once a price is decided, I will require about 25% or so of that price in advance, just to ensure that I will be paid for my work.

That's pretty much it, if you are interested in commissioning me, please send me an email, and I'll try to reply as quickly as I can.
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Gift for Inkie-Mod
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Been accumulating a bunch of request doodles, so I thought I'd share them on here.
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Flutterapron. :3

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128097 No. 128097 [View]
#Critique wanted #Need ideas

well... this is where Imma post my stuff when I get around to making something.

I'll start with what I got though. Anypony have ideas of a few things I can try to draw?

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Well, I've decided that if you guys want me to do commissions (Only sketches tough, you can do the coloring and such on top of my sketch), you can go ahead, as it'll give me good practice with drawing things.

This sketch took somewhere around 20 minutes.

>As you can tell, I like Vinyl a bit.

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120285 No. 120285 [View]
#Traditional #Digital #Comics #Canon #OCs #Gallery #Discussion #Critique wanted

Hello! I've decided to come here and take a crack at drawing ponies again.

With that said, this is for critique and and ideas that wander into my head. Too many, in fact, that I can't take requests or commissions (I don't really have a paypal or something of that sort anyway).

Due to the computer being hogged for the last few weeks, I can't really draw as much, so I'm trying to find a job and concentrate on getting a computer of my own so this'll no longer be an issue. This is also mostly a sketchdump (With pencil sketches), though finished art will be digital or traditional, as well.

Deviantart account is here - Just a small heads up, I sometimes tend to delete old artwork I hate or no longer need because my skills are below par. I'm trying to redo all of my old drawings, but I tend to be critical of what I draw if it shows I put a lack of effort into it.

Also, I did have a few ideas for OC's, but they won't come until later. I'll try to update whenever I can. - Happy Fluttershy sketch
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>> No. 128428
Those look really good! I love that tia and luna especially. They remind me of the official comics

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#Traditional #OCs #Taking requests #Critique wanted

Let me draw your characters tonight! I'm trying to forget about my work-week! :D
Critique Appreciated!
You can also contact me at:

OC Ponies
Main Cast
Traditional Works - Paper, Pencil
Digital Works - FireAlpaca, PaintToolSAI
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>> No. 128265
I'd like to make a request, if it's not too late.

I'd like to see a pic of these two ponies and K9 against a blank backdrop
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Here we are! I was away for awhile because my network card needed an update it couldn't download, not being able to connect to my network with wireless... that was a fun thing to deal with. Anyway. I'm eager and willing to draw more shit, so send it to me! :D
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Would you mind doing a digital drawing of my oc?

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