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.
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Step-by-steps>>111266ReferenceGeneral >>111273Body >>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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#Digital #Comics #Canon #OCs #Gallery #Taking requests #Critique wanted Hi! I'm new to this site. Just thought I'd draw some stuff
>>128438here's a character I made for an RP i'm in right now
>>128454another character I made
#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! :)
First real shading I've done in a while
Nother one ^^
I see no problem doing a knock off of<a href="http://kskhaywtcta.com"> 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
#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.http://parasitegalaxy.webcomic.ws/comics/134
>>128446Here'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?Last edited at Wed, Jul 30th, 2014 12:08
>>128451While 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.
#Digital #Event #Taking requests Hey guys, have you seen my new account?
#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.>>>https://www.facebook.com/TitanClaw3DThe picture is to large to uplodad, but its up on my page.
#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.
>>128404Last but not least, my recent drawing. 14" x 17"
>>128413That is really adorable and well drawn
#OCs #Gallery #Discussion Final day for shipping after this it finished
#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: http://seanachaidh125.deviantart.com/gallery/. You can contact me via email at Seanachaidh@ymail.com.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
Been accumulating a bunch of request doodles, so I thought I'd share them on here.
#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?Last edited at Thu, May 8th, 2014 11:34
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.Last edited at Sun, Jul 27th, 2014 13:39
#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 - www.ced75.deviantart.com 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.http://ced75.deviantart.com/gallery/?catpath=scraps#/d5qahho - Happy Fluttershy sketch
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>>128419Those look really good! I love that tia and luna especially. They remind me of the official comics
#Traditional #OCs #Taking requests #Critique wanted Let me draw your characters tonight! I'm trying to forget about my work-week! :DCritique Appreciated!You can also contact me at: http://k0ttin-k0b.deviantart.com/Drawing:OC PoniesMain CastTraditional Works - Paper, PencilDigital Works - FireAlpaca, PaintToolSAI
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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 backdrophttp://derpicdn.net/img/view/2014/4/7/595376__safe_doctor+whooves_scarf_doctor+who_tardis_fedora_fourth+doctor_romana_k-dash-9_artist-colon-fedora.png
>>128264Here 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
>>128230Would you mind doing a digital drawing of my oc?