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How do I pony? (Official Tutorial & Reference Thread) !!Applejack ## Mod 111265Sticky[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.


General >>111273
Body >>111276
Proportions >>111281
Pose >>111283
Legs >>111284
Wings >>111288
Eyes >>111290
Facial Expressions >>111291
Clothing >>111294
Colors >>111295
Characters >>111300
Landscape >>111303
Animation >>111309

Anatomy >>111312
Other >>111320
Griffins >>111346

Photoshop >>111362
Photoshop (Vectors) >>111369
SAI >>111371
Flash >>111374
Inkscape >>111375


Below you'll find links to an assortment of guides that may help you out. The internet has a lot of resources on drawing and programs, so be sure to look around.

General Guides
In-depth Color Guides
YouTube Guide
Vector Tutorial - Part 1
Vector Tutorial - Part 2

And with that, happy drawing!

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!!Applejack ## Mod 111273

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Reference: General

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!!Applejack ## Mod 111275

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Reference: Body

!!Applejack ## Mod 111277

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!!Applejack ## Mod 111278

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!!Applejack ## Mod 111279

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!!Applejack ## Mod 111281

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Reference: Proportions

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!!Applejack ## Mod 111283

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Reference: Pose

!!Applejack ## Mod 111284

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Reference: Legs

!!Applejack ## Mod 111285

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!!Applejack ## Mod 111286

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!!Applejack ## Mod 111287

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!!Applejack ## Mod 111288

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Reference: Wings

!!Applejack ## Mod 111289

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!!Applejack ## Mod 111290

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Reference: Eyes

!!Applejack ## Mod 111291

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Reference: Facial Expressions

!!Applejack ## Mod 111292

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!!Applejack ## Mod 111293

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!!Applejack ## Mod 111294

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Reference: Clothing

!!Applejack ## Mod 111295

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Reference: Colors

!!Applejack ## Mod 111296

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!!Applejack ## Mod 111297

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Reference: Characters

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Reference: Landscape

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!!Applejack ## Mod 111305

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!!Applejack ## Mod 111306

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Reference: Animation

!!Applejack ## Mod 111310

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!!Applejack ## Mod 111311

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Studies: Anatomy

!!Applejack ## Mod 111313

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!!Applejack ## Mod 111320

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Studies: Other

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!!Applejack ## Mod 111322

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!!Applejack ## Mod 111346

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Studies: Griffins

!!Applejack ## Mod 111347

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!!Applejack ## Mod 111348

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!!Applejack ## Mod 111362

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Programs: Photoshop

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Programs: Photoshop (Vectors)

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!!Applejack ## Mod 111371

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Programs: SAI

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!!Applejack ## Mod 111374

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Programs: Flash

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Programs: Inkscape

!!Applejack ## Mod 111376

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Other: Template

!!Applejack ## Mod 111378

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Other: What not to do

!!Applejack ## Mod 111381

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And that's all she wrote.

SurprisePie 111445

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This is a very clean organized, , and well categorized tutorial thread. Thank you! This will be very helpful. One question. Are there any more references for a frontal pose of pony standing up on its rear legs instead of the one already here? That would really help a lot.

Bubblesparkle 111458

I had experimented a lot with the guide at >>111276 and >>111277 and I just played with it a lot. Try it! I am very good at sketching ponies in all positions because of those two guides. I should probably post more of my own art on ponychan.


Here's link to go in the "assorted" section... Majnouna's guides are some of my favourites, this stuff is solid gold. http://majnouna.deviantart.com/gallery/6557

They're not pony, per se, but there are some really good guides for realistic horses, birds (relevant for drawing pegasi), and humans.


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Looks like !!AJ added a few of his own on here aside from the ones I gave him. Hopefully this new batch won't have that many dupes.


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Color References


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Facial Expressions


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Nothing like an ethernet wire directly plugged into your router to speed up your connection

Nothing like reconfiguring your modem and just not even bothering with the router.

Nothing like just trying over and over again to upload this image :D


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Step by Step


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and that"s it for tonight. 111935

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There are more advanced tutorials which refer more to composition, lighting and many other topics and are not pony. These tutorials are better for those who wish to progress beyond just doing pony art.



...Or those who want to take pony art to the next level. :3

Anonymous 112749

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GypsyPinkie 113041

Applejack, you can delete my gallery. I'm moving, so my thread will drown in the internet.

th8827!NGgXmn5fJU 113067

This is very well organized and useful. However, I can't seem to find any references for ponies from behind, either directly or from angles. Especially the back of the head.


File: 134347555913.png (48.97 KB, 883x857, spoiler.png)

Heres all I got for behind ponies.
The manes don't work like that, but its the only way it looked OK to me.
Spoiler'd for plot.

th8827!NGgXmn5fJU 113201

That one looks very useful.

Is there a reference for ponies from behind at ~45 degrees? The only images that I have found has the ponies looking back, so I have no good head reference for that angle.

Amona!!qwBGV1MTZl 113612

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!!Applejack is best mod. Thanks for throwing this together! (I know it involved a lot more than just chucking things together; this is crazy convenient and well done.) You deserve a raise.

Here have some Muybridge.

Amona!!qwBGV1MTZl 113614

File: 134404826480.gif (221.72 KB, 225x138, Muybridge_Buffalo_galloping.gi…)

And more Muybridge for those who liked Over a Barrel.

Anonymous 113747

Anonymous 113826

The Back of Ponies" Heads, 3D models. Anonymous 114198

Tossing in some reference material I've been gathering on the back of ponies' heads and found a pretty decent stash of 3D models that a fledgling artist could use to build a sense of proportion and shapes.



Anonymous 114223

Input Please Anonymous 115340

File: 134658981146.png (59.27 KB, 1024x528, first sketch book.png)

What do you think of my fist ever fanart?


I wish to add one program to the list - a free and opensource alternative to Painttool SAI - while sai is indeed easy to pick up this one is a bit harder - but it is free, it has tons of brushes for download already, and works mightyfine.


Tutorials: http://forum.intilinux.com/mypaint-tutorial/?PHPSESSID=925c7477eca291151f2f550b120fe532


I like this program.

It may be harder than SAI to pick up, but it's far easier than GIMP. The interface can be arcane at times, but it's pretty comfortable to draw with.


there's a thread in /pic/ for blank templates:
Probably worth linking to from here.

Hayseed Turniptruck (Element of Slackjawed Yokelry) 116480


Old public domain book I am currently infatuated with. Pages 38 through 77 are the most concise yet thorough and downright useful treatments of perspective I have ever seen.

Anonymous 116751

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Anonymous 118727

I'm a traditional pencil, pen and paper artist. Some of these help but most are for use on a program. Any references for pencil and paper art?


Well, pretty much the only thing to do is check out some of the general how-to guides, and start drawing.

Don't be shy about posting work, by the way. We're pretty good about offering advice around here. :3

Good luck!


I can offer this video tutorial on MLP Leg Anatomy.


i have sum good stuff if anypony wishes to see, http://www.ponychan.net/chan/art/res/120256.html#i120256

Trixie69 120954

hey thanks!

Hayseed Turniptruck (Element of Slackjawed Yokelry) 121435

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Digging through discarded hard drives and found some long-lost scans of some Carson Van Osten How-To tips.

Page one o' seven...

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ethnology anthro student 121836

hey guys, i would like to make a thread here just interviewing fellow board members for my ethnology project. would that be ok>?

Anonymous 122299

Expressions 124260

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patachu!LULZISTwQI 126436

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don't use charcoals like that bro.

The Bro 126491

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Don't use 'em like that either, bru

Hayseed Turniptruck (Element of Slackjawed Yokelry) 126499

Gotta learn line before you learn to render.
Might as well learn in charcoal. I know my own pencil work got better flow from just the unconscious habit of holding it more like a burnt stick than a writing instrument.

First dude, you do what you do. But know that charcoal gets a heck of a lot more fun down the road. Exhibit A: >>126491


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sorry if this was already posted, but I just found this really good article about light, material, color, composition, texture, and pretty much everything else- http://www.floobynooby.com/ICG/artvalues.html

It's an especially helpful resource for artists who want an overview of a lot of artistic disciplines. It says "Photoshop" in the title, but the techniques he talks about can be applied across a variety of mediums.

TwilightCo.!!uuBQx3Mwtk 126813

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I used to think my art was okay, then I saw all this...
I've got a lot to learn. Kind of intimidated.

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You'll be fine, just practice!

Encouragement +20

PiercingSight !zEniXTGVeQ 128351

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

Darksoulsfan124 129276

Man.... I didn't think you needed to know all of this to draw a pony D:

Anonymous 129559


So many tutorials, guides, anatomy references…

I need a system to organize and categorize all the material I have on PC.

I have basic system set up, composed of the following.

1: Anatomy and Poses. (Plus a sub folder for NSFW content.)

2. Art Guide and Processes. (For general guides and covering of fundamentals.)

3: Art How To

4: Art References. (Contains image references of characters, usually organized from other depictions of characters in other folders.

5: Facial Expressions (Self Explanatory)

It suffices for the moment, but something a bit more sophisticated in organizing it all would be nice.

One more thing. Could someone here create a torrent and/or a zip file collage of all the material presented here organized into a reasonable system?

Downloading indivdual files has proven... Well, cumbersome and inefficient.

Anonymous 129611

Bumping thread. Might as well get this one back on the radar.

Still waiting for a response.

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