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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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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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Feel free. But just so you know, that directory list has not been updated in quite awhile.

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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.


General >>111273
Body >>111276
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Nice references. I think I'll create my own style and figure it out from there.

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129031 No. 129031 [View]
So i hope you enjoyed your noon with out me.

but i have to get out here to ask for some stuff

So i used to draw alot, but because college i just didnt did it that often, then stop drawing for some months, and then got back to do it, but it was just a lame comback, i mean, like 1 drawing each month.

then i stop again.

So i finally finish up everything i had to do at school, and i want to get back to it... but i feel awful.

My art was never good to start with, but now i start a drawing, and trying to do some guide lines, and im like "oh my god, im fucking this up since the start, that look awful"
even before just starting at all..... and i cant just start a new picture
>> No. 129032
A drawing is not like classwork: there is no pass/fail, no percentile, nor letter grade; a drawing is a drawing.

The only person grading your work is you, and you don't have to judge it if you don't want to. A drawing isn't good or bad: it just is what it is. When something looks the way you want it to, keep that part: when it doesn't, change that part.

If you practice, you will get better. If you don't, you'll get rusty. You climbed that mountain before, you can do it again.

As for getting started: Love to draw, hate the drawings: take pleasure in the act of pushing the pencil around on the page, regardless of what the end goal is. Enjoy the process, not the product.

As me mother dearest says: sit down, show up, tell the truth, don't censor yourself, don't focus on the results.

Finally, let me just say: no matter how bad a drawing looks, it will not kill you to make a bad drawing: as such, you are invincible as long as you refuse to give up. You hear me? You are utterly invincible, an unstoppable juggernaut! So get out there and draw! Draw 'til your fingers fall off! Let nothing stand in your way, destroy every obstacle in your path!

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129017 No. 129017 [View]
#Traditional #Discussion #Critique wanted

So I'm doodling up a picture for the daughter of a friend (she really likes Rainbow Dash) figured I'd upload what I've got done so far. This is the basic penciled version, I'll be inking it and coloring it (colored pencils) and maybe a few other things.

I'm aware that its not perfect, RD seems to have a bit of a long neck here and the tree in the background isnt in the best perspective but I'm willing to maybe make some corrections.

What do you think, /art/ ?
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>> No. 129027
I really like it! Interesting setting and I like the cross hatched shading. Looks real nice with the colors. And my god those plants, you definitely know what you're doing.

I'm not sure if the calligraphy style you used to write her name really suits her character, but that's whatever, it will still look good. Neck is a little weird in the back but it works because of the way it looks like she's leaning forward.

The girl who is getting this is lucky!
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thanks for the kind critique and comment :) glad you like it so far!

here's another update.
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decided to darken the contrast a bit :P this is a much better image than the last

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#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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Christmas poni
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A sunny Christmas.

Go figure
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Very overdue BMoE Rarity cover

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124922 No. 124922 [View] [Last 50 posts]
#Canon #OCs #Discussion #Critique wanted

Sometimes I like to make pony fan art. And I figure since this place exists I'd like to post them here. Mostly for critiques, any kind will do. Regular discussion about whatever is also encouraged.
Who knows. Maybe I'll be able to get myself up to commission level!

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Is this somehow a response?
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Hightide and Cherry Bomber as young uns.

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

Gud pic?

Formerly Joan of /arch/
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>> No. 128996
Thanks all!
Very helpful feedback! I appreciate it muchly. I will try to improve my art and it's details in the future
I was inspired by Fig Newton of /oat/

PS those are tomatoes, not pepperonies

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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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Two ponies for a friend.

Tempest Blackwind and Snowy Farpeak.

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128640 No. 128640 [View]

Hello. post here some of my drawings, I hope you like them

I do not quite understand the English language (I speak Spanish) but I'll try to push myself

my deviant
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>> No. 128839
I'm not usually a fan of EqG, but these are pretty cool. I especially like the one in the OP.
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128979 No. 128979 [View]
#Traditional #Digital #Vectors #Canon #OCs #Event

Hello everyone, I just wanted to welcome everypony here on ponychan to take part in a high stakes art contest where you can win big! The details can be found below, but everything will be handled here , Enjoy :3

This contest is simple to enter and offers a chance to win up to $550.00 cash!! Five different themes each offering a $100.00 prize for the best picture in that category. That's five different chances to win $100.00. With a way to add an extra 10% to all cash prizes, and a raffle which can win one of you Two Brand New Xbox One Games, this contest has a lot to offer! So draw a picture for the theme you feel most comfortable with, or create a picture for every theme, and attempted to win them all!

How-to-enter :

First, make sure to watch me on DA so you can receive any and all updates. Then read the rest of this journal in full.

Second, make yourself familiar with Kydose, his characteristics and his back story. Taking a look at previous contest winners, or pictures I commission could also help give you an edge.

Third, draw a picture of one (or all) of the following contest themes-

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128975 No. 128975 [View]
#Digital #Gallery

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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. Full res
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>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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