Welcome friends, ITT:We make and share pony content, be it art, music, games, or something completely different, with absolutely no pressure to deliver anything that's technically good (besides having ponies in it, which makes it good by default)Make something, share what you've done, and give feedback and motivation to help us all keep improving and creatingAre you an experienced artist/musician/gamedev/etc? Leave some tips, feedback, guides, or tutorials, they're well appreciated here!/bale/ livestreams and workshopshttps://cytu be/r/BaleShackAn in-depth tutorial on how one can draw show-faithful ponies, created by a local Anon:Part 1 - Proportions: https://u.smutty.horse/mezmjzlknkd.pngPart 2 - Shapes: https://u.smutty.horse/mezmjzmlzsh.pngNoise Texturing tutorial:https://u.smutty.horse/mghklnthjwr.pngShading tutorials:https://u.smutty.horse/mcssoijcesz.pnghttps://u.smutty.horse/mgpapccwmgu.mp4An assortment of drawing guides and helpful tips:https://imgur.com/a/m7zQ2https://ponepaste.org/2348https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXb-Y_kz2aUhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s72RpWJjfggTempo Resource Bin:https://ponepaste.org/2348/bale/ workshop recordings:https://www.pon3.stream/channel/28/https://pony.tube/video-channels/bale_stuff/videosBasic guide to music theory fundamentals, made by a local anon:https://u.smutty.horse/lzkeufmqgxo.pdfAdvice and motivation from seasoned drawfags:https://derpy.me/zbokfDraw with other Anons!main canvas:https://aggie.io/baleoverflow/sketching canvas:https://aggie.io/baPrevious thread: >>39020985
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/bale/ streams have been going on recently, lots of fun to be had theretomorrow we'll be doing a thread review for thread 16; a livestream where we go through all the work that's been done and give out live (You)'s to all the bale chadscome join us tomorrow, Friday at 4pm EDT for a nice and long thread reviewand join us on Tuesdays and Thursdays for hangout/work streams and workshops! watch the thread or check the cytube for updateshttps://cytu be/r/BaleShack
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>You open the door and walk into the tower.>The bottom level was always so cozy, though you usually stayed in your room.>You put your scarf on a hanger by the door and set your new spellbook on the table.>You wonder where Ari is?>...>Oh!>You notice behind a crate of orange tinted potions on the table, is Ari, who seems to have dozed off.>You walk up to your sister and lightly nudge her side, which gets her to groan in response.>She lifts her head up and looks at you, her eyes have dark circles under them.>”Oh… Hi Rune-e….”“Rune-e…?”>Ari giggles a bit. It’s mildly hysteric in nature. “Hehe do you like it? I just thought it up…”>She nods off a little, but shakes her head and looks at you again.“When… when did you go to bed?”>”I didn’t, I had to fill an order.” She gestures loosely toward the potions.>”Hephaestic Drought…” She yawns and rubs her eyes a moment. “Blacksmithing guild in Canterlot wanted some for a ceremony… or whatever… It pays good though, so I took them up on the offer.” “Hephaestic Drought takes several hours to brew… and you had an order of… a bunch of them? Sisters divine, you… didn’t sleep for a while now, huh?”>”Maybe a day or so? I lost count after hour twenty-three… Hey, look at this thing…”>Ari sprawls herself on the table and giggles as she rolls a stray marble around.>She really needs some sleep.“Uhm, how about I get you to bed? You need it. Badly.”>”Nuh-uh! I got to mail these posthaste! I’m glad you woke me…”>You stop Ari from getting up, which get’s her to huff a little.“I can mail them! I did it last time anyway, so how about I get you some tea and you go rest, alright?”>Ari nods a bit, though you're unsure if she’s agreeing or trying to stave off sleep.>”What’s the book for?”“I got a new spellbook! But… I’ll tell you about it later, you’re more important right now.”>You make some tea, chamomile, to be specific, for that extra knockout punch.>By the time you bring the tea back to Ari, she’s fast asleep.>You gather a blanket and pillow from a nearby closet and bring them to Ari.>You drape the blanket over Ari and lightly lift her head to stick the pillow under her.>Luckily she’s out like a light, so she’s not getting up anytime soon.>You set the tea nearby and take the crate of potions and set them by the door.>You hum a light tune as you make up a cup of tea for yourself.>It’s not even noon yet but Ari’s sleepiness must have rubbed off on you, since you're feeling kinda tired too.>You feel yourself start to drift as you're pouring over your new spellbook, so you grab another blanket and bundle up next to Ari.>What dreams do the stars have in store, Fae? You’ll know soon enough…Too tired to think up a good ramble this time, other than that I should have done some coloring. Gotta draw Fae in Krita more, it'd be nice.
>>39083469Here’s the final version. There were another two attempts before this but after the previously posted image: another one on copy paper, and on digital one; scrapped both. Also I figured out what I was doing with the previous attempts—I forgot that shoulder and “upper arm” are separate. Maybe I’ll give that pose another shot now that I know.
Posting some abominations from strem. Can't wait for the next one do some more!
>>39083778very comfy I should have started reading your greens a while ago
>>39083894Wtf Lyra is a nigger?
>>39083902Last two are too big to post normally:https://u.smutty.horse/mjixcpsahnw.pnghttps://u.smutty.horse/mjixevcjhpj.pngAs always, super fun and relaxed stream!
>>39083988Very cute slime derp!is she squishy or sticky?
>>39083988Haha, I get it! Just roll with it! Cause she's a slime! lol!
>>39082911Thanks!>>39082928Thank you for the feedback! Her legs definetly look better now.Now, I'll finish coloring, give it some shading, and then just one last polish.
>>39084367Adorable! its progressing nicely
I need a spoon fed guide like a fitness workout. Draw x circles a day, x squares, fap 9 times, etc. What is the routine that should be followed to start drawing?
>>39084659Art can be broken on the basics/fundamentals, the good thing about art is that you don't need a routine to get good at it, if you work on fundamentals and draw a lot, you will get good.There are multiple exercises you can try out, like tracing a drawing you like so you can really enter that artist mindset. There are other exercises that this thread has links to on jewtube, i recommend you look into it.
>>39083798Nice! You've progressing a lot recently anon!
>>39084695I'm the type who would like a routine. Left to the infinite options for doing, choice paralysis sets in and I do something else.
>>39084729In that case, I would recommend you work on exercises for fundamentals morning to Friday, choose a time you are free and work on exercises for different fundamentals each day.
>>39084695at the very least, or on top of everything else you might do, try to just draw a mare a day
>>39084750I found some thing involving lines and shapes that I'll try grinding daily.
>>39083798I redid that original pose. As I thought, remembering the shoulders really helped. Not sure if it's just me, but I feel like the limbs in the background should be a slightly bent too. Gonna add the rest of the details later.
Perspective is funI like the sense of monumentality
>>39084881dont forget to have fun you dumb nigger. If you don't have fun creating art, your art will be dogshit.
>>39085458Woah! You drew this?I love it! It's so mysterious please draw more
>>39085498Fun is for faggots, I want to suffer.I do all kinds of other things but finding a routine to actually try to art / learn? I've never been successful. I promise to have fun, possibly with your mom.
>>39083743/bale/ thread #16 review starting now, come get your (You)'s!https://cytu be/r/BaleShack
>>39085598I want to smooch all of her snoots
Don't know wut 2 draw
>>39086375Redraw the picture you posted
>>39085598I would imagine thats what would happen when trying to cross to mirror dimension goes wrong.
>>39086388Here you go. Also what tunes anyone listens to while drawing?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hA7OGf2Laj4&t=1023s
>>39086493Fug, forgot to fix the freckle.
>>39086493Depends on what I’m drawing. I’ll listen to calming music for SoL stuff (minecraft ambience, lofi, and fall music), rock/metal for action or cool, and nightcored pop music for random things. I don’t listen to music while drawing, though. I like to listen to MLP fanfic readings and random creepypastas while drawing.
>>39086493i bounce back and forth between the mlp soundtrack, hotline miami ost, and vaporwave albums.
>>39086412Was thinking after my mutt wiener dog
>>39086591Aha! Thanks. You rarely see those gorilladogs on this board at all.
Nother' song horse, she came out pretty generic though. I couldn't think of any fun colors.Tried combining two different manestyles, sorta.It just is kinda messy looking.
>>39086616First IDW DD fucking nailed it.
>>39086375Draw a rappin' Diamond Dawg
>>39086680It does fit.When I think "cider holiday", I imagine ending up with hair at least as messy as that.
yeah, i skip my meds too occasionally
Posting this old drawing. I couldn’t figure out how to color it in.
Decided to do some pixel art of my two mares but I was also feeling a tad bit lazy. So here is two emoticons of my mares (Rave and Artie). Hope you guys enjoy them.Individual Images:Rave - https://u.smutty.horse/mjjjiuibxwh.pngArtie - https://u.smutty.horse/mjjjiuzgzrr.png
>>39085648phew, long streamthanks for tuning in everyone, you all make these really funhere are the vods for you to peruse and find your (You)'s. Sorry if I beat around the bush too much while your stuff is on screenhttps://pony.tube/videos/watch/448ff9d3-4aef-4e1d-85bb-a47b6e58c92fhttps://www.pon3.stream/play/124see you in the next one, have a good thread!>tfw you draw so little you have to keep reusing your old drawings to attach to bale posts
>>39087516when's the next one?
>>39087521the next thread review? when this thread diesthe next stream? Tuesday 8pm EDT. hangout stream
>>39087516Thank you for (You) for your hard work, Chad.
>>39087525>the next stream? Tuesday 8pm EDT. hangout streamthat. thx.
Is it worth it for some one who sometimes draw stuff on mouse just for fun to buy a budget tablet for drawing or am I going too far?
>>39087675you can get a tablet for less than the cost of a triple a video game. one is full of microtransactions and keeps compelling you to consoom, the other allows you to produce. so, what'll it be?
>>39087418Cute Pinkie! I like her
>>39087684Yeah this is some nice motivation dude, I’ve done some drawings and edits with my mouse, always feel good when you do something that is just an idea in your head. Drawing is an ability I’ve always been jelly about, but I don’t feel motivated to keep doing it on mouse if I want something a little bit more “serious” and doing it on paper feels kinda boring for me because it’s harder and I can’t color the shitty stuff I do
>>39087675Yeah. I bought mine just because I always wanted one despite ever since 2015 I didn't draw enough for it to be "worth the price". Someday I'll actually use it enough, I hope, but doodling something once in a month with it is hellah fun.
>>39087675cheapest tablets ive seen are like $50, best way to go about it until you get your bearings on your process and figure out what you really need. worst case scenario it was cheap, oh well. id say when you get to the point of drawing seriously on about a daily basis, a big fancy tablet is a legitimate route to go
Touched up on a request I did about a month ago https://u.smutty.horse/mjjlwelbexz.png Changed the shape of her mouth, and most importantly added a backgroundNow it really is >filly bored in class
>>39087734>>39087767Yeah, from what I've seen, a cheap tablet may be effective if you do put time into it, and it can be a perfect gateway to more dedicated drawing
Almost finished, there's still some rough spots that I need to work on but I'm happy with how it turned out.
>>39088772This looking cute as fuck, Anon. Keep up the good work!
Doing some MSpaint sketches on ponyville style houses, it's really hard to grasp that kind of european timber framed style mixed with the children fantasy and yet still designed to look rustic and whimsical.The entire room standing on a single column was kind of my idea of situation were ponies wanted an extra attic space but being disinterested in making a proper house expansion. I know it still lacks the cutesy elements and any sort of plants to make it count as proper Ponyville house but I would still like to hear some opinions/suggestion on how to improve on this.Also excuse my lack of any logical perspective, usually I prefer to lock out the general look for the concept than work out how it's proportions would actually work later.
Haven't used it much yet, but FireAlpaca feels really good. Very smooth.
>>39088772Cute scrunchy snoots
Would it be shitty to link my stream here? About to start and i try to use my stream time to talk about how to get better at specifically drawing and I've seen a few people in the thread ask for advice and exercises and I wanna share the resources I have as people need them
>>39089954I don't think so. Other streams could help fill the gap between baleshack shenanigans.
>>39089954not at all, streams like that are linked here all the time
>>39089954you can join the jisti call whenever there's a bale workshop on cytu be/r/baleshack and give tips, any help is welcomed!
>>39090004>>39090002>>39090009A'lrighty, figured i'd ask first. picarto tv/Applepost67
>>39084659>>39084729This is one of those exercises that you can't really fuck up if you're honest with yourself, if it helps try to imagine real cube or cylinder shaped objects you're familiar with like a package or can or mug or die and simply spend time drawing that from your imagination in whatever angle you can, get as varied as possible. If you cannot do this you will struggle with more complex things and 20 min a day every day or every other day should give you sizeable command over the skill within a month.
>>39090160did you make this? nice work
This took time but then again perspective is insainly fun3 point perspective
>>39089954>>39090064stream ended right after I joined
/bale/ foreshadowing https://youtu.be/KbCWkXNIP1g
>>39090280Kek, I saw that on the /mlp/ cytube, it was so funny
>>39090229I am not sorry I did this, I am sorry I didn't do this sooner.
>>39090191Looks great anon
>>39090160Neat, I will do this thing and report back with how big my penis gets
I know it's not the right thread, but I don't want to create a new one just for that.Are some anons still playing https://pixelcanvas.io/ ?Someone is slowly erasing pones, and i can't keep up alone.So at least, I would like to know who is still playing?
aggie wipe soon?
Finished this up today. I wanted to make this a weekly thing where every night I would draw something, and at the end of the week I would post it. I only ended up drawing two (excluding today) out of seven days. Most of this is from today.
>>39090823oh crap sorry I totally forgot, I'll wipe it now
cleared the canvas at https://aggie.io/baleBackups:https://u.smutty.horse/mjjvsywjmym.psdhttps://u.smutty.horse/mjjvsypsoan.pnggreat work anons, lots of cute mares here. Keep it up!
Is there an actual simplistic, start from 0 guide to drawing somewhere? Part of me is just expecting "put the pen down and start" but I would appreciate if there was a guide of some sort. The guides at tempo are informative but they don't seem what I'm looking for. I'll still follow them if necessary though.
>>39091373/ic/ has a shit ton of ripped courses and textbooks for learning, but there is no one size fits all 0-100 course. learning is life long, and mostly on your own. drawing good isnt simple, but anyone can put lines on paper.
>>39091161There she is Gary! There she is! It's best pony!!
Shitty blog incoming:Just found out the /bale/ streams are not only about drawfags giving advice, which scares the living hell out of me, but also about reviewing the thread! And oh my I'm so happy about the reactions I got, speechless, even! I had to make something quick as a thank you to all of (You) anons and to whoever runs the /bale/ streams!Any who I'm out of a tablet at the moment and made this in the rush of the moment as a, pathetic token of my gratitude towards the thread. I'm very sorry with how scuffed this looks.Now onto your scheduled dose of (You)s!>>39083729Cute appul!>>39083754where is lalo salamareca, saul?>>39083778Yet more fae anon stuff, with some comfy lore, nice!>>39083798>>39085363>>39084698this, keep going at it, anon!>>39083988muh heart...>>39084367>>39088772Those look amazing, anon! Also fukken saved!>>39085458>>39090191that looks so cool, anon! Almost like something out of blame with the overwhelming scenery!>>39085598Is the thingpone thread coming in earlier than expected?>>39085648lovely!>>39086493kek>>39086680>>39087418>>39087459very cute!>>39087516Wooooooo who's hugging a pineapple outta the sea? SASSAFLASH!>>39088072C'mon it's recess already!>>39089104I love how cartoony your expressions look!>>39090160neat, it'll come in handy!>>39090647>>39090757I don't know what to say about those besides these look very clean and very expressive. I like 'em.>>39090893keep practising, anon! Drawing's fun after all!
>>39091788Thanks. I've been having fun experimenting with different poses and such. I even tried my hand at writing. It was a failure, but at least I learned to read and edit before posting.
at work, thingken bout mares
>>39092278i love this french mare
request I did for the draw thread, never did a request before, it was pretty fun.
>>39092283italypone momma, southern style dad. a well travelled family of fancy horses
>>39092286>tfw that's my motto
Was talking to some m8s on excises and decided to write the one we were talking about down here for the thread.
>>39092572helpful and based
Here is my Low Effort(tm) attempt at ponyfication of Rebecca from cyberpunk anime. Man oh man, faces are really hard to draw.
Behold, best pony and second best pony.
>>39093118Very nice, they clearly look like the ponies they're supposed to be and the poses and movements are also clearly recognizable.
Decided to draw Rave's roommate; Artie. I will try to draw more comics (or even an animation) of these two and their shenanigans.
Tempo lurker here. I love this thread and all the art you Anons pour your heart into. I believe you will make it.
>>39093166I love the tempo thread as well. May the union between bale and tempo prosper for new creators all around!
>>39093592I'll drink to this; truer words have never been spoken.
doodled flutters on ms paint
drew a horse for the 1st time in 6 monthsman i need to do this more foten
>>39093785adorbablberms even if flutterslut is a wart covered skank
>>39093785>>39093868now draw more but this time in 256x192
>>39093803Keep drawing anon! You can't get better if you don't practice
>>39093785Your artstyle is so damn cute
I tried use blue (the dark one) to try and shade black. I ended up using another shade of blue to outline and fill in details resulting in this mess.
Do not die
>>39095250>, anon says, as he sacrifices G5 to save this thread
how do you properly do the line thing, not sure what this technique is called
>>39095332those are called guidelines, i'm sure theres tutorials somewhere
>>39095332one for vertical, one for horizontal booper magnet in the middle, more or less
>Page 9Nursing this thread
>>39096995>>39095918Doc keeping this thread alive (almost) singlehoovedly. Thanks Doc,have a nurse.
figures when my day-to-day finally goes back to normal, i get art block
Slow thread, fast board
>>39098290Fixed the leg a bit.
>>39098077She's so beautiful with her mane down! Redheart deserves a well-earned rest! Thank you so much Anon!! Also sorry I've been busy recently. More nurse doodles to come soon!
>>39098290Ironically, a thread with low effort in the name requires more effort to contribute to than the bulk.
>>39095332The trick is to be able to draw those same lines without tracing anything. The ability to make the marks you observe with your eye is literally all any form of drawing training is trying to teach you to do.
heres a lazy twilight
I've been slacking, so here's some hastily assorted horse.Rightmost is Soapstone's digital debut. (Her eyes are funky looking)Middle is a head of Tealight, though her hat is different. (Probably could have added an ear somewhere)And finally leftmost is a nameless office mare head. (Pencil "Penny" Pusher was a name I had floating around, though I'm unsure if I'll do anything with it.)Hope I get the time to draw more, or do anything pone related, really. Such is life, unfortunately.
>>39098987now those are some cute mares
Foking ell, making a comic is hard. but so damn fun!. Also. anyone knows a good way to publish or share comics? I would like to actually make this comic and share it so you guys could read it without having to click on multiple links to just see one page.
>>39099062pixiv has options for comic posting, and some artists on twitter kinda do a retween chain for their comics. imgur or something could work too
I don't have a graphics tablet and can only draw on paper, and whenever I feel like I'll never be able to create good art because I don't use digital like most people, I use the traditional art tag on the boorus and that keeps me going.one day i'll be able to make detailed pony artwork.
>>39099087anon, drawing tablets are like $50. you literally have no excuse.
>>39099087buy just a normal drawing tablet first, their cheap dude
>>39099087This is one of the more retarded posts I've read on /bale/. Are you unemployed?
>>39092278>>39099087Or, you know, you could just draw traditionally to practice the fundamentals like French Mare Anon is doing. Don't use the lack of a tablet as an excuse to not draw, plz. If you have paper and pencil, then you can start drawing.
>>39099137nah, i don't think he realizes that cheap tablets exist. or, he does, but "needs" one with a screen. I use used sketchbooks, sticky notes, my phone, mobile tablets, drawing tablets, etc to draw. tools don't make the artist, so showing them their hypothetical magical solution isnt actually a big deal kinda forces them to get over it. anyway, im off to go find the brush that finishes the rest of the mare
>>39099087That art is fucking gorgeous. Fuck tablets, you don't need 'em.
>>39099087Did you draw that? You're literally better than half the artists and I would politely kick you out of bale lol. Humble people these days
>>39099153Hey that's the one I'm using. It gets the job done.
I feel like tablets are for artists what $160 sneakers are for basketball players.
>>39099305What's that supposed to mean? You know the show was literally made with drawing tablets right?
>>39099322They're nice to have, but nobody "needs" a tablet to be a good artist, and having one won't make you better at art. Practice makes you better at art.
>>39099299I don't remember what P mine is but it's the same brand.A bit of investment gave me access to helpful drawing softwares and most importantly Ctrl+Z. Pushed a lot of things in the right direction. I say it's worth it if you really want to get into it.>>39099373That's true. And having a tablet does help with practicing imo.
>>39099373Come on, that's not true. We have to hide our art from others from shame or sometimes even sexual reasons. Having a purely digital workflow makes this much easier than on paper because you can alt-tab or delete files easily, and drawing with mouse or bad tablet makes the process longer and increases the chance of getting caught. Even you have to admit that for these reasons a tablet holds a special value for our beginner artists.
>>39099373>having one won't make you better at artthere are plenty of fandom artists that rely on software's smoothing feature to draw pixel perfect lines. while it's a crutch, by the time they release their work, you can't tell that they used it.
>>39099322I think what he means is; tablets are a great tool and can make your life a little bit easier, if you know how to use them properly. However, you don't need to use a tablet to draw, or even animate; just make a flip book. I recognize that tables are a huge help, but I think the question lies as to what kind of table you should buy.Now here is where we get into the controversial part. There are many arguments for screen less tablets (Such as the Huion 640P), as well as, many arguments for screen tablets (such as the Huion Kamvas 13). In my opinion, a screen lass tablet is good for beginner (and even advanced) artist; most are cheap (which is huge if you are on a budget) and most, at least the one that I bought, are a reliable tool compatible with most OS. Now, I am not as familiar with screen tablets (since those things are expensive as fug). However, I've heard many good points for screen tablets. Most come with a shit ton of programmable buttons that you can use to make life easier, allways being to see where you are drawing is a plus. But I've also heard a lot of issues regarding them (mostly due to graphics card issues and drivers).As stated before; a tablet is a great tool that you can use; if you know how to use it. However, owning one would not make you a better artist. Sure, you will get some quality of life improvements such as programmable buttons, undo, etc. But I would argue that these little improvements could also hurt your skills, specially if you are just starting out.Here is an example; undoing is great (specially if you uber-fucked up with a line, or delete an entire layer), but it also promotes poor hand control. I can't count the times that I have undo a "bad line" when I was starting out. Most of my early work where chicken scratches looking graffiti. And I knew that, if I just sit my ass down an practice doing continuous lines I could make my lines more fluent. Thank you for reading my Ted Talk. I hope you have a wonderful night!
>>39099394>We have to hide our art from others from shame or sometimes even sexual reasons.Maybe if you're a chump who lives with his parents, and his parents suck.
>>39098789twilight is lazy some times, so that tracks
If you will not draw in a sketchbook regularly for at least a month, it is a waste of money and time to get a tablet, screen or otherwise.
>>39100412ebin gatekeeping there friendo, you're really doing your part to inspire the next generation of a dying breed of content creators. shame on you.get a tablet, they're great. you don't even have to get anything fancy. a 50 dollar xppen model will do until you find out whether or not you want to upgrade
>>39101214I'm not trying to discourage anyone, if you've been drawing for any amount of time you've almost certainly seen the 'hoarder'. Buying materials, software, books, saving tutorials, doing everything, except drawing. And a tablet can be the start of that. A simple piece of caution from experience.
Some silly doodles i did with a pen
>>39101495they are very silly and cool
>>39099305A thing you use due your sponsors?Tablets are for artists more what any scientific calculator would be for an engineer. Sure, you can do your calculations with primitive tools, but efficiency should be welcomed. Also, you can fuck up big time with a calc if you don't get the basics for solving your problem.
working with perspective, mares find a nether portal
Drew this because I was bored.
>>39102018holy shit supreme snowpity mare!
>>39100412While that's usually true, and I kept getting the same advice for ages, it's only after I ignored it and committed by buying a fancy tablet that I went from faffing about and repeatedly picking up and dropping drawing over literal years to consistently drawing 2-3 hours every day for the past half-year, no breaks.While I wouldn't recommend it to just anyone for no reason, if someone feels like that hard commitment (or perhaps the guilt for having spent money on something and not getting enough use out of it) is what it'll take to buckle up, I'd say go for it. Sometimes you do know yourself best.
>>39102172Glad to heart it. I do mean it when I say I don't want to discourage anyone so I guess to unpack a few things that are objectively true. 1. A tablet will not make you draw better2. If drawing is worth your time at all you will be doing it for self satisfaction in some capacity.3. A tablet will only increase the self satisfaction you get from your work if you can pinpoint an individual digital technique, or result that you can say with confidence is necessary to your personal art goals. If you can address all these points honestly then yeah go ahead and get whatever art materials or harware you want, but if not (and this warning comes from learning the hard way) you are setting your own art progress back God only knows how long by lying to yourself. It was Robert Henri who said, "All real works of art look as though they were done in joy." And he was right.
/bale/ shack hangout stream starting nowhttps://cytu be/r/BaleShack
This thread has a tendency towards... lets call it "culture building", to be diplomatic. We should maybe avoid creating the idea that tablets are for the cool kids or the really dedicated kids.Paint brushes, pencils, pens, papers, laptops, tablets, and smartphones just don't do the same things. They are different skills. The smudge tool will never be the same as rubbing a drawing with a piece of scrap paper, will be controlled differently. Over-loading an eraser will create yet a whole new smudge effect. The white of a screen will shine whiter than almost any paper. The black will be blacker than any thickness of lead. The lines can be sharper and curves more perfect than reality normally allows, which could be good or bad.Basics like perspective, design, style, and fidelity of imagination carry over between all mediums, but many of the tools don't quite translate. Getting great at drawing with a tablet means that you'll have great understanding of how to use a tablet, but that only makes you pretty good with a pencil. Meanwhile, all the skill in the world with a pencil would leave you neglecting half the strong points of a tablet.Get hardware because you want to learn the hardware and use the hardware and you value that more than the money, not because you want a digital pencil with ctrl+z and value getting good.
>>39102018Ponified the PS Vita
>>39102628Does she have a back rub zone?
>>39102651Yes, she has a lot of little features that no-one remembers or talks about.
>>39102628I see your vita, and raise you a Wii-U. /ctg/ was one of the few non-pony threads that made me wanna draw in the beginning, nice to see the tans elsewhere
>>39102783how is this mare so hot
>>39102822it's the raw power of milf-energy, anon. i may not be the pony da vinci, but i will work to excel my milf mares even further beyond
>>39102938People with functioning ears beware
>>39102938How old are you?
>>39102783That’s nice. I was going to draw a Wii U eventually because I own both. What inspired me to ponyfy the Vita was the fact that I realized I haven’t touched in a while. I’m going to eventually draw the other two PSPs.
First time animating in Krita so I tried making a rough walk cycle to learn the ropes. I will probably use this new found power mostly for shitposting, but perhaps after I catch up on the animation stream that I missed, I will try pushing towards higher effort shitposting.
>>39102844Super cute art style anon, do you have an artist tag?
>>39100412Idk, going out and buying a tablet has led me to draw more anyhow. Sunk cost fallacy and all. It's more about, hmm I got this thing now that allows me to do x, maybe I should do it.
>>39102938>this>for this>>>39103077>try it, u wont
>>39103833Yes, you just had an esl moment. Stop posting, the burritos aren't going to finish themselves.
>>39103837really shitty insult anon.
>>39103789More like this.https://youtu.be/sgKK0YRQyMQIt even matches the tempo.
quick update for streams this week: there will be a double feature tomorrow!at 4:30pm EDT we'll have a short gamedev chat stream with ReconProbe, developer of Bank of Equestria (https://reconprobe.itch.io/bank-of-equestria), it'll probably be around 30 minutes.at 8pm we'll have a workshop with Rhorse, working on coloring, shading, and rendering. Come ready to draw and paint, we've got some fun exercises plannedAlso, I'm in talks with someone about doing a workshop on crafting and physical art, what would interest you guys most out of these: crochet, knitting, sewing, or making/using stencils? or if you have other requests or suggestions just let me knowyou should all know the stream url at this point, but just in casehttps://cytu be/r/BaleShack
>>39104112crochet sounds cool, sewing as well honestly. just learning mare creation in any aspect just sounds pleasant. cant wait for the dev/rendering workshops too
>>39104112That is an adorable bale stream.
>>39101495No muffin no life
>>39104112>>39104188Downside is you have to put up with my shit. Basics of crochet aren't too hard to pick up but this is the kinda thing that doesn't immediately lead to "now make the rest of the pony."
>>39104533that's fair, and i probably wont be sitting with my needles studying every minute move anyway. i just think crafts like that are cool, and i might pick them up down the line
>>39104188>>39104112Seconding crochet, I still regret not buying the G4 crochet kit, looked like it'd be fun. Figure there must be scans of the steps somewhere
>>39104639That kit isn't a beginner friendly thing, but I can teach you the basics of what you need to know to make a crochet pone from the book. I don't have a scanner handy but I can always take a shitton of pictures or hand write the patterns.
>TFW you overestimate your abilities and what you had in mind turns out badThat was very disappointing. I’ll continue to work on it I guess.
>>39105089Show us, anon. Maybe we can help you find how to improve it.
one of my students drew my waifu in an attempt to butter me up
>>39105718hey she's not a pig she's a bookworm!
>>39105718Your student is based. They even pointed out how fat she is.
>>39105771She may be a hayburger addict but she IS MY hayburger addict.
>>39105722You've never seen her at the hayburger joint, huh?
>>39106093Boi, how the hell do you fry ice cream?
>>39106171 It's coated in a kind of breading, and flash-fried at very high temperatures, very briefly, giving you a hot fried outer surface with a cold ball of ice cream in the center.They sell it at carnivals. One of those things where having either ice cream or fried food alone just aren't bad enough for you, so you gotta do both.
>>39106201Forget home made hydrochloride acid; this shit should be illegal.
>>39106267If you eat it once a year, it's no big deal. It's when you eat like that all year round that you can end up like a fat purple unicorn.
>>39106267Wait till you learn about deep fried butter.
>>39106306Why? Just why? No sane person should eat just butter, now you are telling me that people eat deep fried butter?At this point; I think fat purple unicorn should be in better shape than the people that eat deep fried butter.
>>39106327As an american, even I don't know. I've never eaten deep fried butter in my life and I don't plan to.
>>39106344Yeah, I'm with you on that one. Deep fried ice cream is a decadent treat, a more southern version of the Baked Alaska; deep-fried butter on the other hand is just gross.
>>39106093waitress pony looks tired, probably from continuously serving twi
/r/ i did for the draw thread, i realized i messed up some things after posting on the draw thread but it would be awkward to correct it now, it happens, i guess.I really wanna thank you all for getting me into drawing and also for giving me constructive criticism, /bale/chads you are all awesome!
>>39107873Now post the full image on smutty horse!Also, bumping the thread with progress of my animation. Background is done; now I just need to actually animate.
>>39107873oh yeah i saw that request, you did it good anon. keep it up
>>39107888very nice, you nailed the perspective!
>>39107893i appreciate it anon
>>39107860Not until you both attend the ceremony and she says "I do", spergarooney.
gamedev stream might start a bit earlier than planned, probably in the next few minutes or so. Stop on by and ask a question or two!https://cytu be/r/BaleShack
>>39108557Fucking fuck that means I will miss the beginning of the shading stream if it follows early too
>>39108653nah that'll still just start at 8 regardless, you should be fine
>>39108557i learned much, blessed gamedev chat stream
>>39108557Seriously...?I totally missed the clucking stream because I just arrived from uni?Captcha: H8 psk0
>>39108836sorry man, timezones suckvods are probably worth watching though, stream was short and had lots of good stuff in it. Recon said he'd be down to do another sometime too, and I might bother some other dev anons to see if they'd be down to do onehttps://pony.tube/videos/watch/b7a8ad02-1da9-4604-826f-a8020b17c97chttps://www.pon3.stream/play/129
>>39108557This stream made me interested in developing my own game with the tiny pastel horses.Right now my process is describing elements from two games that I like to copy from, than going there I will be lurking for tutorials on how to complete/combine them into my project.One thing that I would like to know from others is if it would be a good idea to create a "bootleg" version of official ponies to avoid the butthurt from Hasbro, or make OC only setting (since the combination of the games I want to do wouldn't fit in the 'vanilla' FiM setting and I dont want to go the FoE route of "everything is turbo fuck to make my setting make sense").
Rhorse workshop starting now! come paint mareshttps://cytu be/r/BaleShack
>>39109401I think up to this point hasbro gives zero fucks about whatever fans do to g4. G4 is no longer the IP they will focus their media on after all. So I guess it really depends on what you have on mind and if you don't mind designing new characters of your own to make sure you don't do a mane6 in an OOC portrayal (and also make sure your stuff is less likely to get shot down by hasbro). Making bootlegs is... I don't know... kind of lame at times. Like, it really feels super chinese when you find a pony content that yells FiM and was made bootleg due the C&D fear.Honestly, I usually try to work my stuff with OCs and at post FiM timelines, but it's more regarding narrative freedom than fear of a shut down.
The idea of abstract art hurt my brain at first, but now I really like it. It's kinda like doodling but fancier
i see the maresi see the mares everywhere
>>39110247I love this
today was a great day for the /bale/ shack, made this thing and some haikus in the last stream names omittedthis one anon saidthat he wants his ponk fartjarwhat did he mean broswhen writing haikusavoid "refrigerator"it's low hanging fruitoh no haiku broswhat are we going to dooh nonononoTwilight Sparkle! Twi-light Sparkle! Twilight Sparkle!Twilight Sparkle cute!Haikus are a jokemore like Haipoo amiriteI like to steal jokes ^:)I am getting sued...i give up on this haikunot sure what to writeI like mares and manespettable and brushableI love them so much!I just realizedthat I am still recordingwho would watch all this?see you guys on Tuesday, schedule for next week coming soon
>>39110325mares live in my mindtaking up all real estatei wish they'd pay rent
>>39110344Woah! nice cock, Anon.
Nothing is turning out the way I want it to. I think that’s a sign I should take a break. At least I pretty close today. I struggled a lot with the legs and trying to get the thickness of the arms correct.
>>39110578>Nothing is turning out the way I want it toApplicable to every art thing I've done since I've started a year and a half ago
>>39110101I really like this one, very much pinkie like
>>39110578>>39110593Are you reading guides or watching videos? I know everyone says "just keep drawing and you'll get better", but if you're not learning any fundamentals, making sure you're holding your pencil/stylus properly, practicing primitives, or dedicating a page to just drawing straight lines or anything like that, you're going to stagnate. Some people do figure it all out on their own, but they're the minority.
>>39110601Yeah, this essentially, its touted around to go at your own pace and as long as you draw, whether it's once a month, once a week, once a day you'll get better. But no, you really won't, sure if you draw once a day you're bound to see improvement, but without practicing fundamentals and other art theory all you're drawings are essentially built upon nothing except freehand.t. Have experience failing, >>39110593
>>39110601TBF, "keep drawing and you'll get better" works for as long as you can identify what's wrong with your drawing.
>>39095332Don't feel bad about not getting it right away. I've been making art for years upon years, and Pony's are hard for me to learn to draw as well.Find patterns and parallels in the anatomy, and practice until you don't have to think about it anymore,Her, let me share my notes with ya.
>>39110578My post here >>39110808 applies to you, too. learn the fundamentals, experiment, practice, and make sure its enjoyable.You're allowed to have fun while you learn. After all, there's nowhere to go but up!
>>39110808>>39110816This is incredibly helpful, thank you friend
>>39110886Not a problem my friend.Now go, do a crime.
>>39110578I thought this was mewtwo for a moment
haikus are fun, butiambic pentameterseems even coolerI love a mare that's purple, smart and sweetShe's lovely, Twilight Sparkle is her nameShe fills my soul, she makes my life completeI hope, I deeply hope she'd feel the samewhen years have passed and all is said and donemy time on this cruel world would be for naughtif it were not for purple friendship mareI'd never gain the talents I've now gotto sing, and dance, I learned it all for herto write and draw (and poem craft as well)the ponies in my head help me to smileand keep me going through this living hellso yeah, iambic can be pretty funI hope you all might give it a fair tryten beats, in groups of two: unstressed then stressedthe rhyme is not required, but it's nice
>>39111453This version is actually pretty true. With a lot of caveats but in GENERAL western representational art idealizes depicting the 3D forms, roundness and depth, coming from early relief sculpture as new media developed to allow artists to depict the round forms that a relief sculpture shows naturally, this stands in contrast to eastern art and more modern and 'stylized' movements where instead the emphasis is on a pleasing arragnement of 2D shapes, in the case of cartooning its a bit of both where you want teh 3D forms to be real and believable, but what is of utmost importance is the 2D relationship (a character is 3 heads tall for example). But in general if you practice both depicting 3D forms as well as maintaining accurate proportions between 2D shapes as you see them you will git-gud.I advise everyone read the vilppu drawing manual for my favorite lesson in this particular school of thought when it comes to getting better at art, though there are others and no one is 'correct'. Its a matter of taste.
I experimented with using boxes as described in yesterday's workshop.
>>39110578>>39111559>Pony-hating, Pokemon-obsessed Human is isekaied into a ponified pokemon world.Do they have any ponified pokemon game mods?
>>39112875What would that even be like?
>>39113037Use your imagination, retard.
>>39111535I hope this is more to everyone's tastes u.smutty.horse/mjmhjjqbqgp.jpg
Still trying to learn how to properly paint, gotta keep on drawing.
>>39113307Based, learn how to draw real horses too anons
>>39113551what a cute mare
>>39088124Different anon here - best drawing programs for a beginner with a drawing tablet? Everything I am familiar with either costs money I am aware of an alternative but I would rather not if possible or does not respond to pressure sensitivity. Thanks in advance for any ideas.
>>39113591Cracked Photoshop in monkrus, don't buy anything adobe they are disgusting pieces of shit.
>>39113591krita is free
>>39113591Fire alpaca is free too and focuses mostly on a drawing workflow.
>>39113591Much like >>39113630 said, FA is super minimal so it lets you learn the basics of all drawing programs while keeping it idiotproof. Very good for starting off and learning the ins and outs of Digital Workshops
how do i will myself to draw again through the overwhelming sadness-induced fatigue
>>39113645make a shitpost. whatever you want.
>>39113645sometimes it helps to make something for someone else, maybe draw a pone as a thread donation
>>39113637>>39113630The thing is, I've also seen that drawing programs also depend with how much time you put into it, and it doesn't really matter. If you start off with krita, in a year of drawing it won't really matter
>>39114012So you're saying I could draw some really cool shit in mspaint?
>>39114024oh that's definitely true lmao>>39102844I think this anon uses ms paint, and a bunch of other artists due too. MSpaint is the best thing if you just wanna... draw. With no hassle
>>39114024Oi, I made this in Paint3D; and it's the best shit that I've made ever since I started.But for real; I would suggest to try using all the suggestions that the anons have suggested. Every program has a different feel, try them out and see which one feels right for you.(This is a list of programs and apps that I know of for each plataform)PC: - Krita- Fire Alpaca- Sai- Photoshop- Gimp- Paint.NETAndroid:- Krita (Don't use it. It's literally a port form the PC. It sucks uber ass. But if you are a sadomasochist, go for it.)- IbisPaint (You can get it for free in the app store and pay for the full version [very cash money of you], or get the cracked apk from literally any website [not very cash money of you, but I would still love you])IPad:- ProCreate- ClipStudioPaint (I think you can get this on an android device, but I've never tried it)Be not afraid to experiment with each program. We all have different workflows, and each program tackles workflows different. So go out there and try as many as you want; until you find the one that tickles your pickle.Thank you for listening to my TedTalk. I am here everyday, I give classes every September 31, you are all a great audience (and you are all very talented). I wish all of you the best of luck in your current and future projects. ;3
>>39114104>every September 31fuck you
Sorry, I meant to say; I give classes every [Redacted because fuck you too]Thank you for pointing out my error!
Wendy's but it's Rarity's.Pencil and colored pencil, might make the Rarity's logo under her later
Finally had the time to do something simple.But then I went overboard with the background, it's way too bright, at least to me. Should have made it darker.I used a different brush than usual, turned out not horrible, so that's nice.Sketching things out first seems to help, so I'll try to do that more. I could've did something with the mane, just didn't know what.
>>39114261Bloody gorgeous. Both the mare and background looks good. I don't really see anything wrong with the mane (If anything, it makes her 69.420E+727 times more cuter in my opinion). Good job anon, keep up the hard work!
anyone else still going to do ponktober? Just got the pirate one done but I won't be able to post it for about a day due to reasons
>>39114330Never heard of this; I will try my best to participate in Ponktober. I s there a place where we would submit the drawings?
A teacher trots homeSinging a tune of her youth A cheery mare's hymn
>>39110808Update.Fur has been my Achilles Heel as an artist, because of the tedium and time consumption, but I'm trying my best to streamline it, if only for Pony.I think it looks halfway decent so far.Thoughts?
>>39114205I did it
Don't let her in.
>>39114421Insomnia posting; day 1 in Ponktober. I decided to use different brushes for this drawing, I don't know if you guys can tell. I had fun drawing ponk about to sink a random ship.https://u.smutty.horse/mjmnrtrqhbj.png
>>39115224nice work anon!
I want to draw pones. What's in here vs. TEMPO?
>>39115127Surely it can't be that unsafe? >opens doorSee? Perfectly saf-ACK!
>>39111453To make a frog pone I must perfect my skills at drawing human anatomy?
>>39115567this is full of low effort and beginner drawings. tempo is not.
>>39115615so this is drawing kindergarten?
>>39110168>take meds to remove this "affliction"not a chance! I would kill to see and hear pony hallucinations all day long
>>39115662What do you want me to say, anon? The thread is entirely self explanatory. If you want to draw, then draw.
>>39115127She has fucking rabies>>39114716I like the fur on the hooves anon!>>39114607D'aww, she loves her job
>>39115662If you're too good for drawing kindergarten, go to TEMPO or the drawthread instead, yes?
Hey /bale/.Usually I try to replicate the show's style, but one day recently I felt the urge to try something different. This was the result.What do you guys think?
>>39116165Cartoony enough to not fall into uncanny valleyness. Not half bad. There's something about the eye behind the nosebridge that makes me a bit uneasy, though.
I suck at painting but that ain't gonna stop me from trying and improving
>>39116262based. keep at it, king
>>39116165Not a fan of these art style, I like cute ponies, the cuter the better. However, getting out of your comfort zone, that includes trying new art styles is essential to improve. Keep it up!
>>39116165Adorably horsey, Anon. Looks great!
>>39114330Day one down>>39115224Great work Anon, she's ready to protect her booty at all costs!
>>39116796I am going to be honest; that looks really good! Really love the pirate outfit!
We've come so far...
>>39115567>What's in here vs. TEMPO?there are also many other places you can post, like the drawthread, waifu threads, or other generals>/bale/-guaranteed response to each piece of original work posted (guaranteed via thread reviews, but a lot of anons give feedback in thread too)-community of beginners willing to give and take feedback-livestreams; workshops and hangout/work streams (where you can hang out, chat, share your screen and get live feedback, etc) semi-weekly, and thread reviews when each thread dies-laid back atmosphere, everyone just draws what they want on a whim, requests and prompts don't really work or belong here (which is totally fine imo, plenty of that in other threads)>/tempo/-more skilled artists of many different artforms (eg. music, video editing, gamedev)-more general and less art focused than /bale/-generally slower thread-more likely to get more technical-it appears that things shared in /tempo/ tend to spread a bit further and quicker than stuff in /bale/ (from stuff like the rewatch stream, cross-posting images, etc. Might just be placebo though)>/draw/-tons of free ideas-plenty of opportunity to be funny and clever-since /r/'s outnumber /d/'s, it's usually rare for a /d/ to go unnoticed-not the friendliest place for posting unrelated, original art (in my experience (usually people aren't rude, it just seems like not too many care (again, just in my experience, I haven't been in thatd thread in a while))-the thread can get pretty full of shitposting>other threads-blessing any thread with original/new content will always be based-no reason not to crosspost your stuff here anyway imoyou can't really go wrong, it's all just up to personal preference. I'd recommend giving all of them a try, it's not like you have to pick one and stick to it, use them all to their strengths. We're all on the same board and at the end of the day it really doesn't matter which particular thread you choose to post your art inregardless of where you decide to post, I can't wait to see your pones! Good luck!
Dust Devil is one of the ponies of all time
I was requested to make this in the Anonfilly thread, but I figured why not post it here as well.>>39116903Very cute! However, I admit I don't really understand the area around the mouth. Is that meant to be a cut?
>>39102628Are you the anon who was drawing a filly looking at the moon a few weeks ago?
Good morning boop
where are they taking the mare?!Inspired on a helicopter transporting a horse.I kept fucking up the hair and adding more frames to fix it which in turn fuck up the spacing of the frames.anyway i was productive today and i'm happy about it
>>39102834Can the Wii-U be considered a milf at this point? The gamecube, /maybe/ the original Wii, sure, but the Wii-U is still pretty young, no?
>>39117281The designs for the console-tans kinda go by homeconsole = adult, handhelds = kids, etc. There's exceptions I'm sure, and that Wii-U design was from like 2014, according to the console-tan booru. I just made it a silly lil pony.
>>39117294Ah. That's how it works. Afraid I'm not up to speed on tans of any sort.Anyway, cute milf, would hug.
>>39117300The generals swing around /v/ on tuesdays, if you're ever that way, here's a link to the booru if you're curious https://consoletan.booru.org/index.php?page=post&s=list&tags=all
>>39117221I want to receive the mare delivery
>>39116916I think that's meant to be her neck and chin? And her chest tuft is curved in such as way that's making it look like it's part of her mouth.
pinktober! definitely not late shut up
>>39118013well it's still 9pm on the west coast of the third world
I really got to draw more pegasi. (And work on drawing wings in general, I've been avoided them to be honest.)Cranberry's existence is once more acknowledged.Should have made the pone lineless or something since it sticks out too much. (Also the torso seems thin and the rearlegs seem short too.)Is she upside down? Is this over an ocean/lake? No clue. But it was fun, gotta set time aside for more poni poni-ing
>>39117048Thank you nurse for good health and heartwarming boops
bit the bullet and nailed down a house blueprint for the winepone. living in your business is common in ponyville, but the lack of space gives her excuse not to have company
>>39118013It's not late in my time zone
>>39118201Hey, the layout looks good! It actually looks like a comfy place to live.
>>39118213I never really had a proper layout planned in my head, so i used my previous drawings to give me estimates on what rooms she has/orientations. i like to think most the money went to the land and storage, rather than the living quarters
>>39083718I'm kinda new at photoshop, how the hell do you display all the colors in the swatches tab like this? Hell, not to mention there is even a fucking Lyra chilling down there, would like to have all the colors showing like this instead of the default photoshop color hue square. Used to like the grid with all the colors like the old Win XP paint.
>>39114330Finally, I can start posting again! should have given ponk a pirate hat but I wanted to draw her hair since it's my first time drawing her
some nameless OCs
>>39118407In photoshop there should be an option to show a palate docker. Once you have that out there are many types of palate; chose the one called swatches (or look at all the palates and chose the one that you like best.) Once done, there should be an option to allow to add more rows and columns. If you want; you can use the image on this post to create the pixel art in the canvas. (just add the corresponding color to the new cell), or you can go ahead and do your own pixel art on the color palate.>>39118456>>39118460These ponies are looking pretty good! Love Ponk's outfit and your OCs look fantastic! Keep it up!.
Shitty Rainbow Dash I just drew, she activated the rape modeit's the first attempt at drawing with a tablet, did a couple of things with my mouse before getting it but they all suck too, this shit is a mess of layers and it's nothing like I imagined in my mind.
Art of Artie sliding down with her favorite animal in the world; the might penguin! I am going to draw more of her since I feel that I've been playing favorite, and I hate doing that to my two mares.>>39118602It definitely takes time to draw with a tablet. I'll say to give it a week or so in order for you to be comfortable using the tablet as second nature. I suggest for you to practice drawing lines, circles, and squares just for you to get use to drawing with it.
u.smutty.horse/mjmxzziqsjc.jpgPromised a bit ago that I would draw Fine Wine's mare bits. After many failed attempts this came out as the only decent one. may be incomplete but a didn't want the wine mare to get lost in the mess of my horrid shading>>39118201very comfy I hope she still has room for a business partner>>39118543thanks, the drawings have been a bit messy>>39118612nice! don't forget the eye shine though
>>39118626A beautiful saucey mare, bless this post. It gives me the fuel I need to perpetuate the Fine Wine cult. saved
Fun mare tip: if you think up lore or what have you out of the blue, you can use google docs on your phone before you forget your idea, and save it for later
>>39118626Not gona lie, the French Mare do be trying to make me act unwise. For real tho, she really puts the fine in Fine Wine. Additionally, the background looks beautiful. You did an amazing job with the shading.
>>39099305>one-time payment (usually around $90 for cheaper tablets)vs.>regularly buying expensive traditonal suppliesI feel like you don't draw
>>39118626I'm jealous that you can just create something like this
I know that this meme is starting to get old; but I wanted to make a green text while it's still hot.> Be feedback pone> About to have dinner at my favorite restaurant> It's a nice place. The wait time is always long, but damn, it's worth it> After a while I am finally seated> Hell yea, right next to the kitchen> After taking my time reading the menu (a waste of time since I already knew what I want to order) a cute handsome waiter approaches to take my order> "Are we ready to order?"> I proceed to order the Chicken Marsala with some breadsticks, and Pasta e Fagioli.> Apple Cyder to drink, and apple pie for dessert.> I thank the waiter and she tells me that "It should be ready in a few minutes"> I node and thank her again.> Out of curiosity I keep my eye on her> She is walking to this pale colt> The guy looks like he is done with life, but life is not done with him> "Hello Sir! Are we ready to order?"> "Yes darling, I think I am. Do you know what I'm craving? A little perspective. That's it. I'd like some fresh, clear, well-seasoned perspective. Can you suggest a good wine to go with that?"> wut.cpp has clearly executed in both the waiter and my face> "Sorry sir, I don't think I get what you mean"> The guy's face twist into this sadistic glace that would scare the shit out of the princess themselves if they were here> "Just tell the chef to provide me with the best food he got"> The room fell into silence so heavy, you can practically feel it creeping down on your neck> The waiter nods and proceeds to jot down some notes on her writing pad> After pondering on what the old bat meant by "perspective" the waiter came out of the kitchen with my order> The food was brilliantly done, as always> As much as I wanted to eat it all, I couldn't help myself to take my time and enjoy it> After an hour or so I was about to eat my apple pie when out of the corner of my eye I spot the old bat> The fucker had an order of Tomato and Parmesan Risotto, with a side of Italian stuffed tomatoes, and pecan pie for dessert.> Since we both ordered around the same time, I calculated that we both must have received our order around the same time (+-15 minutes apart)> This meant that the old geezer hasn't touched his food at all for around an hour
>>39120121Cont...> I decided to let it go and finish my apple pie> This would have been followed by 15 minutes of complete and utter peace> Would have> Before I knew it, I heard the sound of a chair scraping the floor, and there he was> The old bat, who must have been just (if not close to) the same height as Celestia and Luna, stands up and walks away from the restaurant> WeirdButOk.c> Before I could go back to eating my apple pie I heard our waiter shout "Wait, sir, please stop!"> Before she could catch up, the old guy had already left the restaurant> Apparently the cheap stake left without paying> Part of me finds the whole scene hilarious but seeing the look of frustration of the waiter also made me kind of mad at the old geezer> I finished my apple pie, pay up my order, thanked (and gave an emotional supporting hug) the waiter, and walked home.> fast forward two weeks, I am on my way to the same restaurant for some prime gourmet cuisine> It's closed> It is not "We are close for the day" closed, it's "We are permanently closed" closed> TheFuckIsThis.asm> As I was about to walk home to ponder what kind of curse was this shit, I saw a familiar figure coming out of the back entrance of the restaurant> It's the same waiter from that day> She sees me and we greet each other> I ask her about the restaurant> Apparently the old guy that came that day is some sort of food celebrity, and gave the restaurant a bad review> This caused the restaurant's stocks and patreons to decline, essentially killing any source of income to keep the restaurant afloat> We share a few glances of the restaurant, and after paying respects, we go our way> I am now at home> Still wondering how a single pone could have such influence to bring down an entire life's work with just his opinion> Still wondering how a single pone's actions ruined the life of hundred of employees. Many of them with families to feed> But the thing that still keeps me awake at night; WHAT THE FUCK DID HE MEAN BY PERSPECTIVE?
box box box mares
>>39120121Interdasting green>>39120310GET THOSE MARES OUTTA THERE ANON
Gonna be hanging out in the baleshack Jitsi if anyone wants some company while they work!
>>39120121>>39120123kek I'm sure purp will appreciate it>>39120310Great gestures!But I would advise not drawing oblique boxes since it's not great for learning perspective or anything really. maybe one point perspective but that's about it
pinkie day 2
>>39120788Aw that's great! Nice simple flank too, although maybe the dock should be risen a little? Although according to vectors like pic related I'm wrong>>39120310Nice ponies in boxes! Maybe try changing the angles for every box, like having different cameras from all angles focused on one single pony in a box.>>39120121>>39120123This is getting out of hand. I blame Purp.>>39118626Unf. Really nice stuff. The mare bits are nice too.>>39118602Already a great start. With a good start like this, it's only improvement from here.
2/8Junebug giving nuttyhoof cbt :bon2: dude y tho B) :society: I wanna watch the world burn :)https://u.smutty.horse/mjnffozwxeb.png
>>39120935I have no idea what you are trying to say. However, that is one hot mare ;3
>>39091788Your drawing is not payhetic at all, but your mass replying is cringe
>>39120823>SpoilerIs there some secret /bale/ discord I haven't been told about? Why are you referring to anons with names?
>>39121004purp is the main broadcaster for the /bale/ streams, he's a good dude
>>39121004Just visit the /bale/shack on cytube and you'll know better who each anon are, purp is the OP btw.
>>39120962you misspelled based right?
Day 2 done! Wagey hours are rough on my drawing schedule so had to get this one quick haha
>when your art is so bad you don't even think it's worth posting in baleanyone else know the feel?
>>39121186Used to be on the same boat. Just post it; I promise we don't bite or bark. We all start drawing bad but we become better by practice and constructive criticism. However, you need to post your art in order to receive criticism.
>>39121186Dont be proud now, post your drawings anon, they may suck ass but sharing art with people who will give you feedback to how start drawing better and better is a very nice feeling, please do post your shit here anon, this is a beginner thread after all.
a little thing that i had in my mind for a while now
>>39121249cuuutee!! lovely flutters <3
>>39121098Now this is some quality post, good stuff anon!
Pinktober bros... Sorry I'm late ARE YA READY KIDS?
>>39121334A parrot instead of Gummy?
I am late and early, but mostly the latter.>>39121334AYE AYE CAPTAIN!
>>39121334I wanna set sail with her asap!>>39121440This is the cutest thing, holy smokes! Both of these are ez saves. Please think about posting them in the /pnk/ thread, we'd love to see you be apart of the fun!
POV Ponklander is about to revoke your living privilages due to your inavility to keep a pinkie promise.>>39121334This looks cute, keep it up!>>39121249This looks really cute. Would like to hug.>>39121440Oi this is cheating! :d
Powdered Toast Mare!
>>39121477>How I sleep knowing I outsmarted the system
amor mare with random details that make no sense>>39120491was fun! left in the middle of purps farewell, sorry about that purp
construction filly will all the wrong colors
One last goodnight boop
>>39122624Bless you Nurseposter, your drawings put a smile on my face.
pinkie's just this mare, you know?
>>39123128That ponk is looking like one hoopy frood!
>tfw not a hammer cutiemark.I really admire you folks who draw in paper and do colored stuff. Thing seems like a paint in the ass to color.
Applehorse is acting funny
My friend as a mare.
>>39123950it's not all that hard to do it just takes a bit longer. Though mistakes are harder to rub out in color>>39124079I Love the silly pony>>39124118you have a weird looking friend anon. very pretty!
Here is something that I made for another thread.
>>39124355Yeah. Traditional stuff in general seems to just take longer without the conveniences of digital, that's a given>>39124079I like the stern expression you gave applehorse here>>39124118Neat socks! Nice job with the hair too, and the blush>>39124416tfw wont be able to enjoy spaghetti dinner with this mare
>>39124416Terri my beloved
>>39124416Need more Terri!!!!
Day 3 done, little alien ponk has come for your candy
>>39124849I love this art style
>>39124849CUTE AYYLMAO PINKIEShe's so tiny! Or big hand?
>>39124849Bonus Ponk cause Ayylien Ponk and Filly Pink are too cute>>39124888Thank you so much! I kinda sped through this one haha>>39124926Ayylmao Ponks are only about 3 inches tall, perfect to gently hold and give head rubs!
>>39125095> AYLMAODoes she speaks in memes? Or does she use references as yes or no?
>>39125104Ponklmao's speech tend to adapt to what they are doing. This poor filly has suffered the wrath of a particularly mischievous Ponklmao, so it's her speech is a bit more meme centric
Some ms paint filliestrying to use the neck as a cylinder to make the head more perspective
>>39125157Is "Perspective" the 727 equivalent of /bale/?BTW; those are some good looking, cute pones. Keep it up anon!
>>39125157these are good anon, try to draw thru the head the same way you did thru the neck, it will help keep the features in perspective, just dont go too hardcore on it cuz cartooning demands breaking perspective rules sometimes.
Latina ponk day 3realized I didn't have a refence for Latina ponk so I had to guess half of it
quick update on this week's /bale/ shack streams:Tuesday (tomorrow) 8pm EDT: hangout/work stream let's figure out how to draw gibson ponks togetherThursday probably 4pm ish EDT: /bale/ Thread #17 review man, this thread went quick. going for sub 7 hours this time ^:)you guys are all great, keep on drawing!also>perspective
>>39125629> PerspectiveWhen you fucking see it!!!!
>>39114330>for now the third in a row i've stared at my paper struggling to imagine something for the promptwhat do you do when you have zero creativity?
>>39125910I usually take a prom or character from a random piece of media (in my case the raygun mk2 from cod zombies) and I think "what would x do with y". This usually works for most of my drawing when I have no idea what to draw.
>>39125961I'll try that, thanks.
>You decide to go to the post office in the early morning so you can get there before things get too busy.>It’s totally not because you’re trying to avoid contact with other ponies or anything!>The post office is on the edge of town, which is inside your comfort zone. Although you might even dip into town proper afterwards to get some cider from that café Mossy had shown you.>You trot at a brisk pace with Ari’s wagon trailing close behind, filled to the brim with potions.>It’s honestly not as heavy as you thought it’d be.>The constant clinking of bottles is starting to make you a bit nervous, after what happened last time you had so many potions in your possession…>You almost had a breakdown at home, but Ari reminded you that Haphaestic Drought wasn’t reactive, which calmed you down.>Sorta?>Actually you're still pretty anxious, despite Ari’s peptalk.>You can’t be trusted with something this important!>Why’d you tell her you’d do this?!>Think Fae, think!>Be-Because…>Because Ari needed your help!>Yeah! That’s it! You’re doing this because it’s the right thing to do!>Besides, you’ve been accident free for a while now, so you’re feeling a little more confident in your ability to *not* mess this up.>All you have to do is hand these over to the mailmare and be on your way!>Easy Peesy!>...>Wait, do you need stamps or something?>Last time Ari took care of everything and all you had to do was drop off the box, but this time you're going in blind.>Not to mention hauling a crate of potion in a cherry red wagon, rather than that tiny carrier that Ari had given you last time.>Gosh, you hope the mailmare doesn’t get mad at you for being a burden…>Maybe… Maybe you should turn back and go ask Ari?>Well, seeing that the post office is just up ahead, it's probably too late to chicken out.>Might as well give it a fair shot, right?>You pause at the post office door and hesitantly look through one of the windows.>There’s only four ponies inside, including the clerk, so it’s not that bad.>Okay Fae, just take a deep breath and let’s get this over with…“I can do this…”>Can you do this?>Being in public isn’t the issue, it's more so having to talk to strangers.>But as long as you don’t freak out, you should be fine!>Oh! Remember to make eye contact, like Mossy told you!>That's... Easier said than done...>But you'll still try!>After psyching yourself up, you open the door and walk inside.>You stand around waiting for your turn, fidgeting with your scarf.>You’re trying to figure out what to say to the clerk.>Hmm… Maybe… ‘Hi! I’m mailing these in the stead of somepony else! Would you kindly help me through the process of getting these mailed?’>That… that should suffice.>After a few minutes you finally make it up to the front.>A unicorn with a disheveled mane is at the desk.>As you make your way up with the wagon she smiles.
>>39126005>”Hi there! What can I do for you today?” >You do an unnecessarily formal bow.”H-hi… I… I’m m-mailing t-t-these…”>You pause and attempt to curb your stuttering with a deep breath.>You're fine, Fae! Just focus on getting the potions mailed!“I need help… please?”>The clerk nods and points to the wagon. “I’m assuming you want these mailed?”“Yes! How… How do I do that?”>”Don’t fret, I was expecting you.” The clerk pulls out a clipboard from under her desk.>”This order is being filled by a miss ‘Airy’, correct?”“It’s pronounced ‘Are-e’.”>You hope she doesn’t think you're being nitpicky…>The clerk pauses for a moment then writes something down on her clipboard. “Got it, I’ll get these all wrapped up and dispatched posthaste.”“Thank you! I… I guess Ari is a regular?”>”Uh-huh, not many packages going out other than hers, I suppose it keeps us on our hooves!”>Seeing how little mail traffic the town gets, it isn’t all that surprising.>At least the letter business is still pretty solid, by the sheer amount of envelopes being sorted in the bit of the backroom you can see from here.>The unicorn lifts up the potions with her magic and starts funneling them into cushy looking carriers.>She certainly makes it look easy! >Unicorns really are something, huh?>You can barely pull off a proper levitation spell that doesn’t involve sheep…>...>Long story.>Anyway… You probably should ask about payment.“I need to pay for this, right?”>The clerk shakes her head once she finishes packing the potions. “Everything’s in order, so we’re all set.”“Oh, Okay.”>You shuffle in place a bit.“Can… Can I leave then?”>The clerk looks you dead in the eyes, which makes you freeze up.>D-did you do something wrong?>I-isn't eye contact a good thing?>She cracks a weary smile and waves dismissively. “You're all set, dear. Have a nice day.>The clerk nods towards you and then starts taking the potions into the backroom.>You shake off your apprehension before attempting a farewell.“S-so long, miss mailmare!”>You assume she heard you, since her ears perked up a bit as she was leaving.>Conversation Success!>Those tips Mossy gave you really paid off!>You walk out of the post office without much fanfare and breathe a sigh of relief.That went better than expected! Now all you have to do is go home.>You look up and watch the autumn leaves fall from their trees.>The cool breeze prompts you to nuzzle into your scarf. >You feel like you can *almost* justify having it on all the time.>You think… you think you’ll give that café a shot.>If you can *sorta* talk to a clerk, then why not a waiter?>You can always hide behind the menu if it gets too much.>But you're not gonna!>You're on a mission! A mission for cider!>You feel your tummy grumble.>…And maybe some pumpkin pie as well.>Hehe, a reward for a job well done, eh, Fae?
>>39126010Wanted to get a quick ref sheet down for Fae in Krita, it’s barebones, but it’ll suffice until I can think of something to add to it.Sorry for the green chunk, didn’t think it’d get as big as it did. Wish I had something story relevant picture wise, but I’m apparently having a bad time regarding getting anything done drawing wise. It’ll clear up sooner or later I suppose.
How is Krita compared to sai? I've been using the same cracked copy for nearly a decade now, but it's behaved strangely for the last several windows updates and may be time to look at different programs.
>>39126005>>39126010the Fae greens return at last!
>>39124715Here is the other one I drew.
>>39126620would gladly share my spaghetti with her
New weekly challenge: screaming maresWhy are they screaming? Are they mares? Are there words? None of these are my problem.
Me draw 1
Me draw 2
>>39128047It looks like she is trying to chomp an annoying fly. Very horsey of her
I did nothing productive today so I redrew that reaction image with the fucking cat
forgot to say that we need an OP pic for next thread and we've gone through all our backups, anyone want to draw one?remember to include:>"/bale/">"anyone can draw!">ponythe rest is up to you!
>>39128747Is it Terri's time to take over /bale/?
In the end, I managed 1 blueprint, 1 luna doodle, and 1 fancy-ass Fine Wine halloween pic, woot woot>>39128747an OP version just in casehttps://u.smutty.horse/mjoagrfszcl.png
>>39126148software does not matter but comfort most certainly does and as somone who was able to get very comfortable with Sai after using Krita for a long time the main reason to use one over the other is simplicty, there's value in how light and fast sai is. I also had my cracked copy start acting up a year ago, and I just caved and bought a license for Sai 2. In my opinion well worth it.>Captcha
>>39128205love your artstyle!
>>39128985New permanent op image!!!
shit i did for the terri thread, i do not know how to properly color in photoshop but splashing random colors is fun so fine by me.
Hope you like.
>>39129639sexy sexy booty.
>>39129353YOOOO the french mare do be looking really cute as a witch. I love it so much; does she uses witch craft to enhance the taste of the wines, or does she reserves the potions for things like sacrificial rituals?
>>39129833Fine Wine be participating in magic crime, committing nefarious deeds. the spell book has a hint at her true goal
/bale/ shack hangout/work stream starting nowhttps://cytu be/r/BaleShack
another thing i'm doing for the terri thread, she is so cute
Day 4 doneQuality is dropping fast already lol
>>39130364>Quality is dropping fast already lolanon I wish I could draw like you could. I don't know how to break out my static poses.
day 4 done
>>39083718So, it looks like the music /bale/ thread didn't pan out here, and I think I've lost the anon who was interested in having a look at a parody I finished a while back but never got to sing (as well as other parody-related stuff I was working on).Would anons care to have a look? It's an Applejack themed one and I figured that if someone here has some amateur knowledge of using the AI machine or can pull of a Southern accent that I can't, I would appreciate it.
>>39130454I love this
>>39130712>someone here has some amateur knowledge of using the AI machine or can pull of a Southern accent that I can't, I would appreciate it.Interest
>>39130712I have amateur knowledge of talknet as well as an amateur southern accent, could you post it (or link it) here?
I was going to do more with this. but I got lazy and ended up with filly dumbassery
>>39130454>>39130864cute and saved
>>39130788>>39130808Postan lyrics and original song. I'll put up the instrumental if it's confirmed an anon will sing the tune of it. Called it "Sugarcube Jack" to the tune of Buttercup Joe:https://youtu.be/cxx1goEczpgNow I be a true-bred country mare,Me father comes from Rareham.Mother, she’s got some more like IAn’ shore knows how to rear ’em.Some folks calls I apple-face,and others pumpkin-’ead,But I can prove I ain’t no foolThough I be country bred. For ah can grow or buck a tree; Ah can raise a shack. Ah'm as sweet as an apple that grows from the crown, And they calls ah Sugarcube Jack.These city slickers laugh and chaffTo see us eat hay bacon,They wouldn’t touch such country stuff,But that's where they're mistaken.On wine and ale they do their airsAnd swig it at their ease,But give I cider from the cask,And an apple skillet, please.For ah can grow or buck a tree; Ah can raise a shack Ah'm as sweet as an apple that grows from the crown, And they calls ah Sugarcube JackNow ’ave you seen my new coltfriend,They calls him “our Nonny”,His face ’s bonnie as a harvest day,An’ smart as he is brawny.And don’t ’e make they fritters nice,Buh Jove, I means to try ’em,And ask him if he'd like to wedWith a rustic mare like I am. For ah can grow or buck a tree; Ah can raise a shack. Ah'm as sweet as an apple that grows from the crown, And they calls ah Sugarcube JackNow Nonny, his was family,And I will not propose it.I’ve got one o’ them on the way,And I don't think he knows it.So we'll get married by the treeBefore it's lambing ti-em,And settle down to raise some coltsAnd country fillies like I am.For ah can grow or buck a tree; Ah can raise a shack. Ah'm as sweet as an apple that grows from the crown, And they calls ah Sugarcube Jack
i can't believe the music thread died. now i have to post here.
>>39131004I guess some generals were just not meant to be.
>>39131196It was an attempt at a bale focused on music, but as I pointed out at the sgap thread, musicfags are scarse and it's unlikely we can keep such a thing going.I indeed am a bit disapointed despite the high traffic we achieved it only needed a peak hour for us to get killed by a bunch of stupid pointless joke threads.
>>39131550You can thank the /mlp/ server for that one
>>39131550>musicfags are scarsebut why? why is it this way? why must it be this way?
>>39130364BRASIL NÚMERO UM PENTA-CAMPEÃO MUNDIAL!!! VAI BRASIL!!!
>>39131577It's much more abstract and not as easy to post WIPs I guess.Which could be fixed if WEBMs allowed audio here I suppose.
>>39131577>but why? why is it this way? why must it be this way?Well, it doesn't have to be this way, or at least that's what I believe.And why is it this way? I have a hipotesis. People think music fagging is super complex. Like, music fags must be super special or something. And music fags themselves tend to believe this. That they've been touched by Faust or gifted by Celestia or what not, and they push this narrattive further. This discourages newcomers from even trying. And musicfags are super toxic in their circles. There's a meme that sums up how all musicfags frown upon anyone else's creations. This mix of a myth with a dipshit elitist guild makes for newbies to give up and pack up. There's also the time factor. The longer it took someone to try out musicfagging, the least likely people will give the newbie a chance. There's already a high bar regarding quality, and people expects AT LEAST that quality, and that bar was set by people like SGaP, 4everfree and foozogs (unintentionally). People is far less forgiving to music than other media because of the "only gifted people can make music" mytho. This rejection based on unrealistic expectations also makes rookies grief and think they are total shit when they only need polishing and practice, lots of practice like everyone else on any media. So yeah, we music fags are fucked. People won't expect new artists to draw Mona Lisa tier in their first couple years, but people expect musicfags to compose whatever pop hit on the top charts within our first year. This gets uglier if you're a hobbyist with a whole shit ton of things to do that you can't spend more than 2 or 3 hours on music fagging weekly.I'm on a crusade to prove ANYONE can make music by simply identifying patterns and making their own with some theoric bases. That's what my cheat guide is for, but people seem scared to pick it up and try, and I totally understand their fear because I'm still stuck in the dark myself, getting near to no "hey, that part sounds nice" when I know theoretically it works like a charm and the soul of me pouring my strongest emotions in the piece is there as well. I just can't beat unrealistic expectations that shouldn't be poured onto my craft. Someday I'll meet them, but the lack of empathy makes the road harder.
I love mares!
and that's a thread! great job everyone, it feels like this one went by really quickcome tune in to the /bale/ shack cytube tomorrow starting at 4pm EDT for the thread review - we'll be going over each piece of original content, talking about it, and doing some live redlining and feedbackhttps://cytu be/r/BaleShack>>39130929I like it! post the instrumental and I'll sing it (and record it) with a southern accent at the end of the thread review tomorrow, then I'll try to run it through talknet later
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>>39130864peak filly, doin' yer mum