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Tutorial 1: Understanding references by viwrastupr Tutorial 1: Understanding references by viwrastupr
First tutorial for the MLP Drawing School Art Manual.

Second tutorial: [link]

Questions, comments, queries, concerns? Feel free to drop by the subreddit: [link]
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:iconmlpfimrox:
MLPFiMRox Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Is it allowed to scale the shape using the reference?
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:iconclacksphob:
Clacksphob Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
Just a quick question, what if there is no suitable reference for my idea?
If I think up a composition that I haven't encountered yet, how should I improvise?
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ginsederp Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
Um... Why is the head so small?
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OrangePoni Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very helpful and will continue to be for quite some time! Here's my first attempt (I might have sort of skipped the mane and tail):

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YoMilbert Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a good technique, but I almost never use anything like it haha. Probably should, but the few times I have tired it, everything came out weird quite quickly.
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Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Interesting! :D
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Crystalitar Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
my weird thing is, that i can draw them easier from the eye, (so the complete picture) then a tutorial with those circles and lines and shapes that result into the final piece 0-0

WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME?
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:iconviwrastupr:
viwrastupr Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
To be blunt: Your understanding of volumes. It's easier to see a pony, flat as she is, and not see the volumes that make her up. Getting to know the spheres and cylinders that make up a pony will help you to be able to create your own pony poses.
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Crystalitar Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
....i DO see the cylinders and such, it's more that if i want a certain pose, taking 3 different pictures and drawing it myself OR take a picture i can draw it directly, instead of following each and every single step with cilinders.

examples of "volumes" in original poses.(oldest to newest, the oldest still has a flaw with a leg)
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:iconviwrastupr:
viwrastupr Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Then the cylinders aren't necessary to draw. If they've been internalized then there's no reason to throw them around everywhere.
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