Welcome friends, ITT:We make and share pony art, 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 creating!This thread's focus is art, but beginner or low effort content of any kind is welcome here. If you do want to post about something else like music, gamedev, or crafts, though, just note that you may find better help and feedback posting it in the /create/ threadAre you an experienced artist? Leave some tips, feedback, guides, or tutorials, they're well appreciated here!Guides, tutorials and resources! Start here!https://mares.horse/balehttps://ponepaste.org/8268Draw with other /bale/ anons!https://aggie.io/bale/bale/ videos:https://pony.tube/c/bale_stuff/videos/create/ thread (for bigger art projects and all other types of content):>>40418818 (Cross-thread) (Cross-thread)Previous /bale/ thread:>>40483512
>>40532281I posted a new thread when I did because I was Drunk and I didn't want the og thread to die while I was sleeping...
>>40532281>>40528958Linking the anniversary aggie
>>40532226 (Cross-thread) (Cross-thread)I'm not sure why I did but I recorded the whole thing.https://pony.tube/w/rVLfpwphje6rjm454prRP8Unfortunately I didn't have the hindsight to save the chat with the cytube replay plugin, so the video is pretty barren at times I imagine since it misses out the context of chat but nonetheless... posteritybros...Some highlights throughout the stream I thinkWonderbussyMukbang StreamPiss stream (DO NOT SEARCH)Schizo Mane 6WOO WEEI cant draw checkersKaraoke Stream
I posted on /ic/ which I never recommend doing, but ever since then I’ve been afraid to draw unless it’s perfect & flawless.Any tips on not worrying about perfection or not?
>>40532811I'm not sure what you expected when posting on a board dedicated to criticism.Tip: Post in /bale/ instead :)
Any thoughts or critique for this?
>>40532836Why is the one all the way on the left floating
>>40532861Well, one of her legs is still missing its shadow
>>40532866Noted, any thoughts on the poses, anatomy, or background?
>>40532882The one all the way on the right looks off, the barrel looks like it got compressed to be the length of a thigh while the poses the others have at least hold depth that indicates the barrel length is hidden on the z axis
>>40532836I don't like that everything is blurry. Makes it hard to look up when increasing it's size.I feel like the white bits of the pole take over the focus of the image. The right mosts right arm looks complicated. I'm not sure what is happening on the image. Are they pulling it down or up? Why is the pole broken?
>>40532836>notice the fangs>realize this is HoI4 shit>you forgot to give the changelings horns
>>40532910I based it off this pic. I'm going to try and fix the perspective
>>40532941Yeah, the original has better composition. I highlighted were my eyes are drawn to first on both. In yours, the ponies are not in focus. Where as the humans are.
>>40532748>40532226 (Cross-thread) (Cross-thread) (Cross-thread)Anon...
>>40533162I suggest you to learn anatomy first.
>>40532748>Singing "One small thing" together isn't in the stream recordingree
>>40533285>>40532748That's a lotta thread crossing
>all the art im making is for Secret Santa>cant post it here because my Secret Santee may see it and it will spoil the surprisereee
>>40534101trust me anon, im in the same boat. i did one of my biggest drawings ever for a poster and i cant even post it and its driving me nurs
>>40533162It's definitely better
tell the stallion about your childhood trauma, its good for you
First quick sketching with my new setup. I got a Surface pro 9 so I can finally draw on a screened tablet and take it anywhere or just lay in my comfy bed. I like it a lot so far, it's even pressure sensitive.
>no link to anniversary aggieFor shame>>40528958https://aggie.io/_r93ardug_
>>40532281Any one here ever look at an older drawing and see some uber cool shit you did and you cant figure out how to replicate what you did?
>>40532281beholda lil shid
>>40532554Somebody PLEASE get this poor mailmare a heated blanket and some hot chocolate.
>>40536089Love the style, highest quality pone.
>>40535851Yeah, all the time
>>40534808>Boop me!must resist... cant give inalso remind me what program you're using plz. thx
>>40536089Cute anun filler>>40536211Ye np fren, I use paint tool sai
>>40535851Yeah, I’ve just accepted I’ll never do it again
Floorb won! ...and wound up reaping the consequences of her victory. It's cool though, she kinda wanted to be a mom anyway.Had an idea one day while perusing the satyr/NEET breads and whipped up an awkward little abomination. This is the second pic of her. The first is a bit rough, but her head in that one is a little better proportioned. As for Floorb here, I wanted to make her older, but I didn't commit as much as I should have.
>>40536400Some may say that she never was a true Marcel to begin with. I'd argue that such a thing as a Marcel does not exit, only mares with too high standards.Cute daughter though.
>>40536284would post in a future thread against my adversaries
>>40536089I love how you can tell the hair is a little greasy.
>>40532554She is beautiful, i like her.
>>40536400The daughter reminds me a lot of tomoko>>40536752That looks hella good dude
>>40536752aw dude shes great thank you
Cleared the canvas at https://aggie.io/baleBackups:https://files.catbox.moe/s3bupj.psdhttps://files.catbox.moe/30ytqj.pngsorry again for the infrequent wipes, I've been all over the place lol literally oco
>>40536821Comes with the territory of inheriting the genes of a very tomoko-esque mare! Despite what one might assume, she's actually quite sheltered for a filly raised by Floorb.
>>40536988she a qt
>>40536752Bic pen chad. i kneel.
>>40536988I'd hardly consider a beautiful woolen jumper like that plain! It even matches her hair tie. She's got such an eye for style.
she really doesn't like this fabric
>>40536400>ponytail tied to one sideRip floorb shes going to die like all those moms in her chineighse cartoons
>>40537247I still say this almost every day when I get home and take off my pants.
working on my line art. cranking the stabilization to the max fixes a lot of issues i usually have, still not where i want it
>>40536089I want to forcibly bathe the filly.
>>40537676still prefer sketching. i wish i could just sketch forever
>>40537662you gotta tell me your socials, your style is rad
>got pressure sensitivity working for a silly edit>urge to draw comes back with a vengeance
Right angles are your fren, trust.
>>40537786I have no social media accounts, sorry
horse>>40537988i am unable to comprehend what this is means or does
Small derpy sketch, she seems so happy!
>>40538032I normally tell people to avoid lined paper but it's clear you're using it quite well.
>>40538142Shes happy because she's not grounded like the extreme voltage flowing above her
>>40538032>I have no social media accountsBASED
Mare and stallion. I'll try and finish it tomorrow. Any advice? I know the mare doesn't look quite right.
>>40538082Yo she's cute!
>>40538218>I know the mare doesn't look quite rightThey both don't look quite right, but mare especially because you put her head too far back on the neck.>heads are too large and not the correct proportion for "chibi" look>>the eyes are too far back>>the ears are too far forward and up>>the muzzle on the mare is too high and on the stallion too low>>the mouths are too low, moreso with the size of the muzzle>>stallion also suffers from "sharkface": sharp angle on the nose. Don't ever do that, only villains (and furries) do that.>the necks are too long and too thin>forelegs are also too thin - they should be same width as the hindlegs>>on the mare they're also too straight>the legs are near-vertical: they're more appealing if they're slightly angled outwards>the lines are scratchy as fuck which means lacking confidence or drawing too zoomed in (or both) and thus drawing them too short>>drawing parts of the image while too zoomed in produces overdetailed and off-proportioned parts
Is relying on the paint bucket tool for coloring bad?
Drawing nearly daily for 2 months now... it feels easier... still have some issues.... weird anatomy when looking at older. working to fix it. really want to post but... yeah. documenting it all. might dump next year. challenging myself seems to be the best route. brb kms rq.
>>40539685Thats great! Even better if you get some enjoyment out of it. >>40539675If it gets the job done... Just doesn't work anymore when your line art isn't gap-less.>>40537988I don't get it either. Something about volumes. But why right angles specifically? Or is this just saying: convert to primitives.
I made a Haiku (I think): perfect Applejack,is quite beautiful and strong,I'd love to smooch her truly
A quick practice drawing the grey is supposed to be shadows/shading; while i have been practicing, this is my first trying to apply it to an actually drawing
someone's oc that im drawing
>>40539922Proper weapon design and actually modifying it around usage with huge, unwieldy hooves is paramount for me in gunpony art. Good show.
>>40539922>>40540090modifying for hooves makes sense and is commendable, HOWEVER. it is triggering my human gun autism so i will be forced to look away. my apologies, im working on it.
>>40540130I can imagine a pair of human and pony gun nuts sitting next to each other and recoiling at the sight of two equally upsetting firearms from both their worldviews.
I was going through my camera rolI and found this, meant to share on nightmare night.
>>40540360Fuck forgot the pic
been working on ponu christmas cards before my subscription to csp expires. im gonna miss that program to death, going fully to autodesk sketchbook is gonna be rough for my art
>>40540581>subscription to csplollmao
>>40540618don't blame me for trying to be ethical when i had the money to do so
>>40541288>ethical>subscription-based softwarePick one. Also, CSP has a single-time payment for an "older" version, and only introduced subscription recently which made a lot of people very angry and was widely regarded as a bad move.
>>40541355im well aware anon, ive been using it for years.
it can be fun to try to work abstract shapes into a character, all lines can have character if you look at them with enough love.
>>40541399use kritacs6 (on ebay it can be had for like 200-500 probably, or leg it)gimp(its kind of shitty)sai( i can give you sai when i get home from work, you can probably find a crack real easy though, mines a portable executable)my sister paid for an app on her ipad and it was a otp of $10.subs are truly a kick in the nuts for everyone. boycott that shit.
>>40541563I really really like that pose.
>>40541571Based office slacker.
>>40541567For how good procreate is, and it being 10 buck even if you bought a new iPad and apple pen for it, over time that’s gonna be cheaper than something like subscriptions. Also procreate is great I highly recommend especially if you have an iPad/Mac already
Some class pones (pardon for smudging)
very sleepy pone
>>40542039She is so comfy.
Hello anons. I have few photo frames i bought cheap. So i decided to draw AJ as that self portrait of Van Gogh. It my first time with oil pastels in years.
>>40540581Firealpaca. Free and rather solid. Easy to understand. Been using it since 2015 or something when a friend of mine recommended me to try it. She's a graphical designer and used to do pony comissions back in the day.Once I tried it, I ditched paint tool sai for good.
>>40541974I quite like the huge manes. Makes them look extra huggable.>>40542039She's also a very cute pone.>>40542109You really nailed the style, at least as far as I am concerned. How long have you been painting traditionally?
>>40542200Thanks Anon. How long... Well i finished polish art high school 5 and half mounth ago. That school took 4 years of my life and i draw and paint a lot of there (but i don't think i really that greath). Of corse i draw a lot as a kid too.If you want to look at my other tradicional work here my twitter where i dumb my art. https://twitter.com/Bruttas46
>>40542278I see. Thanks for answering. I'm interested in pivoting towards more traditional art forms after next year, hence why I asked. Traditional painting seems like a pretty intense but rewarding medium.
>>40542278>>40542363Completely forgot to mention something. I recognized your style from somewhere, and now I know that it was your Snootgame art that I saw getting posted around earlier. Keep it up, you do some good stuff.
>>40541567i do most of my drawing on my galaxy tab, hence sketchbook. im trying to save money as well.
>>40542363Yeah it more intense couse of meas and being unable of just [Ctrl Z] But it feel so good when you finish your art. I do some digital with a tablet and that wasn't so bad but experience with something real is bring much more joy form myself. I hope it work out for you anon and see you on the draw threads.>>40542369Awwww, thank you! This really pushing me to continue making and posting my arts. You made my day Anon. I really appreciate that. :D
>>40540159i know what im drawing next!
did i make the right decision in changing this a bit?the original
>>40543296I don't know.
>>40543890the essence of a ponk
>>40543296>>40543298I colored it, this time using "manga coloring" i plan on doing actually coloring sooninspired by Elfen Lied and Evanescence >>40543818>>40543832thanks for input
>>40544226forgot to mention that im new to trying to color like this alt versiom where i used airbrush for the different color in her hair
smol thumbnail sketch of a pretty mare I saw in some threadI need to do a bigger portrait of her
>>40536752This might be one of the most proportionally-perfect drawings I've ever seen.
Hey /bale/ anons!Hope you had a good week. We already got over ninethous- okay nine - beautiful mares over on the anniversary aggie. If you haven't already, don't let (your) mare miss out! You still have the whole weekend to make your mark. Steps:> go to https://aggie.io/_r93ardug_> draw your favorite mare in your style (the lowest effort sketch you can make is better than nothing. We want you on this!)> sign it with your artist name, your own water mark, and/or whatever you feel identifies you as youIf there are any problems, let me know. If digital is not an option, you can also draw on paper and post it here. I'll see that it gets added to the aggie.
>>40542386i guarantee you can sideload something better than sketchbook.also, i though sketchbook was free? its from autocad right? why are you paying for it?
>>40545040i never said i was paying for it?
Have had a rough week so I drew some feel-better art of my pony. I don't think I've ever actually shared art here and I figure today's as good a day as any to do so
>>40545276>first post in /bale/>that good alreadyYou just showed up and youre already leaving for the drawthread or /create/
>>40545317I've been lurking here for a while and active in the aggie recently, I'm just a rare poster. I'm not going anywhere I hope, I like it here
>>40545276>>40545334I hope so. That is a lovely mare.
>>40545317NTA but I have a similar experience, I reluctantly refrain from posting my stuff here even though I started drawing at all right here on /bale/. I don't wish to demoralize people with my drawings even though I wouldn't have come this far without /bale/
>>40546063>anon goes to /bale/>/bale/ motivates anon to get gud>anon got gud but then doesnt postcall me a fag but how i see it is every post of good sketches/lineart i see just motivates me more. it shows that anons joined, put in the work and got results. the aggie does the same. i see whats possible with what is in this thread + putting in work and im ready to bucking draw no matter how good or bad it is.>>40545317its a tricky situation because everyone has a different reaction to the same info. to any anons that feel demoralized, be patient with yourself and work at your own pace just as i am. as we ALL are. its not a race and you have to believe that. skill takes time and effort. i love all your art anons, even if i cant reply to everyone, and i also love you anon. yes the anon reading this post right now. no homo
low effort mintypostingmay touch up and finish later, just wanted to draw best poneThis is my first time drawing a pony with no reference material, usually I reference a pose and their character sheet
>>40546143Fully agree with this sentiment, knowing that people in a similar starting position to myself are capable of achieving something I'd aspire to do just makes me feel like 'if this fag can do it so can I,' (being able to see one's progression such as just looking through ponerpics e.g.), Its all a matter of perspective, let another's success be a way of learning the pathway to ones own success, (I guess what I'm getting at is, don't be discouraged, if your stuck why not ask, it wouldn't hurt to do so,)
>>40546143Oh Im not posting that from a demoralization perspective, Im posting it from a weird "we never got to see you start and improve and all the memes and silly sketches you drew on your way to artism" perspectiveWatching someone's journey is more fun that just seeing them hop out of the car at the destination
>>40546873For what it's worth I regret not sharing more actively here over the past 18 months or so I've been lurking. I've always been kind of afraid of posting the "wrong" thing and realize how dumb that is in hindsight. I don't want to demoralize or depress anyone with what I make, I just want to draw ponies.>pic: silly meme from last year
Not replying to anyone in this current thread just getting something off my chest before it makes me implode or something.If I make something and it’s shit, I want you to fucking acknowledge it. Don’t pat me on the fucking back and say good job. Fuck you, it was shit. It hurts me WAY more when you lie to me. The more you collectively double down the more it hurts. Because not only do I KNOW what I made was shit, but no one wants to admit it or help me get better.Fucking FUCK.
>>40547256have you considered that unless you ask for critique you won't get it
>>40547273This, I won't give anyone harsh feedback if they didn't ask for it.
>>40547256The problem is this thread is dedicated to beginners, most people are going to be happy with other beginners. It's not a critique thread and people will not do so unless you actively encourage it on your work.
>>40547256i give positive reinforcement almost exclusively because its what fuels me. mistakes are fixed with experience, stop trying to get everything right when your still only getting into your groove, it demoralizes you. the world isnt out to get you just because people dont want to talk shit about what you do, people just wanna be happy. also this isn't a fucking vent thread, confront whoever did it like a man and have a conversation
>>40546956ahhhh nice picture. So cute. Would love the full animation
>>40547256THEN GO TO THE /ic/ THREAD YOU FUCKING FAGGOT. THIS IS THE /bale/. THERE IS NO EXPECTATION OF GETTING CRITIQUE HERE. HOW HARD IS THIS TO FUCKING GET THROUGH YOUR THICK SKULLS, HOLY GOD DAMN FUCK./rant
>>40547256Your post is SHIT, your FIRST "SENTENCE" is a FRAGMENT, and the rest of the post had othet grammatical and mechanical errors!
when i post my shit art i need people to call it shit or else i cant cum. getting yelled at for my bad art is my fetish. usually them yelling at me until i cry. its the only way, and i got serious blue balls. deadass frfr>>40547374>>40547439YES JUST LIKE THAT. WHIP ME WITH YOUR WORDS. HNNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG. ON GOOOOODDDDD
>>40547526You may be joking, but I do consider making a high-quality post on /mlp/ a form of art, and more people should acknowledge this.
>>40547374Won't you get GR15'd for posting pony on /ic/? Or is there an exception for that board?
>>40547374>>40547439>>40547526I really hope you're not this triggered by his stupid post for reallol lmao even
>>40548545It’s okayIt’s only being triggered ironically :^)
I think I like contourless sunbeam more
>>40548545i thought it was pretty obvious my post was a joke but whatever.
>>40548612Woah she is so nice! Cute snowpitys!
>>40548545Im playing along, manHe requested some down to earth brutal honesty and I gave it to himIm having fun pretending to be angry
>>40548612Contourless looks better to me as well
Sketched my friend :)
>>40549240Qt nerdy mare! Glasses are kino on mares as well
drew fluttershy AS a cottage
>>40550435added. Let me know if the little color correcting is okay. I still have to untouched one beneath.
>>40550485I seen it. For me it look decent, but next time i must do brighter photo. Hope it look good for others and it don't gonna make canvas worst. I really thank you friend for edit and pasting it. I read on chat you still doing your art. I hope it end up good. This art coperation is amazing idea. I for sure gonna take part in next and visit /bale/ more.
Oh my. I must more often do ponies in this style. Poster paint + markers are so good.
>>40544513I know I'm a bit late but would it still be possible to add my drawing? I wasn't able to use aggie so I had to just do things locally.Sorry for the inconvenience.
>>40551458Just go on the aggie and drag & drop your image.
>>40551458Kindly end yourself with this dogshit character.
>>40551458Kindly take care of yourself with this beloved character
>>40551458I however, remain neutral on this pony. It is neither dogshit nor beloved. To judge such a complex thing as a character in a word is a foolish endeavor.
>>40551458i love shimmy. fuck the niggers with blind hate for her.
I found this lost panel from the official comic on the dark web.
>>40552468That's a lot of cum.
>>40552944My smallest load
>>40542109based aj poster
Does anyone else have this issue where they’ll draw something really good (to them) and be happy with it. Then try drawing again soon afterwards and it’s a new low.
>>40554127Yes, this is very common. I'm not sure what causes it, some days are just better than others. But this happens to more artists than not at some point so don't feel like it's abnormal. Just keep pushing.
>>40540581holy shit nigger why did you pay for a subscription.I have CSP and it’s no subscription bullshittery, literally just pirated.God you cucks are retarded, learn how to pirate and not pay the gay ass and ((jewish)) subscription format
>>40554152i had it prejewing, settle down dumbass
>>40554152>>40554920I'm a newfag to this, what does csp stand for?
>>40555042Clip Studio Paint, a proprietary drawing program used by weeaboos.
>>40554141Long ago I had a chart someone posted in this thread. It pretty much explained this phenomena.To make it short, this is because you improve, and then you stay steady at a level. This gives you the impression you're in a new low, so you work harder to get out of the low, and you improve again and feel happy about it. Rinse and repeat
Cleared the canvas at https://aggie.io/baleBackups:https://files.catbox.moe/95kb7m.psdhttps://files.catbox.moe/aqwlp3.pngsorry it's been full for a little while! thank you for your patience
>>40555727You missed a censor purp
The /bale/-anni-aggie is hereby concluded.Thanks to the 18 artists who participated! That's quite a lot and I think the result speaks for itself. All your mares shine brighter than #FFFFFF (that's 100% white)! I look forward to seeing what each and everyone of you are going to do in the coming year. Together, we all make /bale/ into what is probably the best beginner (and low effort) community that any horse artist could ask for.Keep on being awesome for the mares! (or stallions!)>Linkhttps://ponerpics.org/images/6835804I have only tagged artists with at least 1 prior image to minimize the risk of me misspelling your tag. If you aren't yet tagged but want to be, it's not too late. I'm not sure if everyone can edit tags on ponerpics, but as the uploader I probably can.I'll be uploading a copy to derpibooru so that it syncs to every booru, but without artists tags. Basically none of you have one on there anyways. (based. based)
>>40557185Looks amazing. Greath work anons. That was such fun to take part of it. I think i gona print it, couse it too good.
>>40557185I'm gonna regret not taking part in this but I've just had too much on the mind to draw much the last week or so. Either way, very nice work /bale/ bros
>>40557185everyone did lovely :3
>>40557185Added my tagTurned out great and I love how everyone adopted the party hat I drew!
>>40557185>it is finishedhell yeah. good job everypony! I'll have to add my tag once I can stop mobileposting.
working on a new animation.
>>40557185This was a fun collab love u aggie bros! (no fag)>>40558622looks promising anon will she say da funny?
>>40557185>missed bale anni aggie...
>>40559391Maybe next time. Weren't there enough reminders or are you just really new?
>>40559439>Weren't there enough remindersI think I didn't saw any of them. I sometimes don't even notice the object in front of me, kek. Well, next time then. The fun part was that I have been in /bale/ aggie everyday since this summer. I guess noone been talking about this anni collab there then or maybe I AM actually retarded.t. twianon
>>40559477tbf their was only one reminder. I thought it be enough. >/bale/ aggie everyday since this summerVery respectable. 0c0
I find this jacket like structure on the front very interesting. I saw that in someone else's sketch but I can't explain what it means anatomically speaking. Someone know?
Too much horsepower
I start drawing fast sketches of humans to improve my anatomy and pose skills. And since i love to draw ponies i decided to do this also with horses. Hope i gona stick with it and it gona improve my drawing skill
>>40560472Very cute animation Anon. Hope to see it someday finished.
>>40560651Thanks! I plan to finish it but it may take a while as I am an incredibly lazy artist.
>>40560699>STOP WALKING STOP RUNNING YOU WILL NEVER BE AS FAST AS EVEN A CHEAP MOTORCYCLE
>>40560766People who rephrase whatever they disagree with into a snarky strawman think nearly everything they say is an own.
>>40560699Sir.>1. This is pony booru so get that gay furry dragon out of there.>2. Fact you suck at art and give up like a bitch couse it hard dosen't mean every other person shold be equally pathetic.>3. Art and creatting stuff it good activity for your brain and mood and you don't need to be secend Leyendecker or get paid gazilion dolars to simply enjoy it.>4. Get you life together men. If you hate art then stop coming her and whine. Find other hobby if art isn't for you. I really hope you either a troll or you will stop being such a miserable, sad person.
>>40560766We're not here to compete against machines. We're here to have fun. Are you deliberately missing the meaning of the metaphor, or are you a moron of some sort?
Did a delivery for drawthread>>40560517Looks good, anon! Its nice to know there are more traditional artists out there, and interested in horse to boot. What do you use for reference? Do you draw exclusively, or are you interested in painting as well?
>>40560517Neat. What's the process
>>40561129>>40561446I use this side that my friend recomended me https://line-of-action.com/practice-tools . In term of horses i just select hooves animals and do fast sketches (1-3 mins for one) of equines that interest meYeach sure i love to paint as well. To be honest i paint more now then i do just pencil drawings. >>40551286 >>40550435 this two dravings is my for the reference and if you want to look at the rest i post most my of my work here https://twitter.com/Bruttas46I also love using difrent medium from time to time like an oil pastels or just straigh up combine difrent art suplice. I thinking about geting back to acrilic/oil painting couse i didn't do anything in it in long time and idea of finaly made some ponies with it is in my head for some time already.>>40561129Oh and very adorable work. I honestly like it. Try maybe adding somr shading or other part of the body too not only under a chin and back leg, unleas this is what you going for then it still good art. I also glad to see some trad artist here. I just love the feeling this type of art me giving compare to digital.
>>40562125Thanks, anon! I want to try oil so bad, but I'm stuck with gouache. Oils are expensive. On the topic of shading, I wish I understood planes of a show-accurate pony. All shading in my hoers pieces comes from references and I'm trying to remember how things are with a given lighting but I'm extremely reliant on references as a result. I'm painting since February and so far my subjectively best work is pic related, which I owe to the good ref and I still fucked it up considerably.I hope to get to oils and paint realistic Royal Sisters.Have you been to the art school, anon, or are you salf-taught?
>>40563018I like it Anon and for the time you learning it not so bad art skill level. I wold try on your place doing darkest shading darker couse it really can make artwork look much better. I got completly difrent with paint. I am thinking about trying gouache couse Scot Chtistian Sava doing preaty cool artwork with it on youtube, but Anon remember you don't neet expencive art suplice to do good stuf. That Fluttershy above i make with a regular blue pen, poster paint for kids and cheap store alcochol markers.Whoever i recomend trying some day oil paint couse it copletly difrent expoerence and blending is so much easier.Answering for your's question. Yeach i am preaty fresh (few mountch) after finishing 4 year of polish art highschool, but i mostly paint there witch acrilic. It learn me preaty good with besics but as i want draw good from my head not just coping from the picture. So i am teaching myself a lot from yt or by looking at other artists and i confident you don't need school to be good at art. Anon i hope you will contine your journey and i wold happily saw you here or on the drawthreads. Don't give up and get unmotivated by that lazy basterd or ai freaks. Art is hard but it is also very fun. (Kinda like a dark souls xD)Oh btw do you post your art anywhere? It wold be cool to see you progres in few mouth Anon.
>>40557251I printed it. My cork board arived today and i happy how my idea end up. It gonna be so fun filing it up. >>40563985That really good Thursday Anon and this fecial expresion, expecially those bedroom eyes are so good and sultry. Amazing work, very beatifull mare.
A quick Linky doodle I did for the /ss/ thread.
>>40561087>Are you deliberately missing the meaning of the metaphor, or are you a moron of some sort?Cmon now, don't act like you don't know which one of the two this retard is without having to ask.
>>40563639I post only on /mlp/ and in bunker.On Twibooru and Ponerpics my tag is shitty painter.
oh herro threadu imu chirese, haha not really, just kidding!please can you help me name this bat pony I made? Im not very good at names. shes part of the westboro baptist church. lovely art by the way everyone
>>40564905Molly Light maybe?
>>40564942its official! Thank you for naming her
>>40564905Right, I'll just assume that this is 100% genuine and I'll try to give some actual suggestions. The WBC believes in Calvinism and a part of that branch religion are the doctrines of grace. These doctrines are abbreviated to TULIP, so 'tulip' seems like a good place to start, fits quite well with conventional pony names too.Bat ponies have strong associations with fruit and with the WBC connection, there's one that really stands out. Figs. Might be worth considering.I'm personally also a fan of alliteration, so something like 'Tattered Tulip' or 'Fond Fig' seems decently fitting to me.Also, just wanted to say that I quite like your drawing. Love me some big fulffy manes.
>>40564969Oo thats unfortunate, 1 microsecond after I approved a name you gave me some very thoughtful suggestions. Your names deserve a chance too.The first third party to approve of one of the three suggested names will be the one I ultimately go with for fairness sake
>>40564969Ok that much beter name thwn i come with. Well i must take notes from you anon when naming my ponies.>>40564905Forgot to write it. Cute pony.
>>40564357Cute doodle of a mare Anon.
Rolled 2 (1d3)>>405649811 = Molly Light2 = Tattered Tulip3 = Fond FigAlia acta est.
>>40564328>expecially those bedroom eyes are so good and sultry.>sultryAnon...I
here's an oc i made, totally didn't subconsciously copy luna's design...still trying to decide a name for her that hasn't already been done to hell
Cant sleep!also tattered tulip! fate has decided
>>40558622Updated the background.
>>40565809>me when mare juice
A G4 will be posted later. Pinkie promise
>>40565164she meaty..me likey
>>40565851shlorp shlorp shlorp shlorp shlorp shlorplick lick lick lick lick lick
>>40564328That looks awesome
>>40564328Super cool to see our group photo printed!
fuck off 9
>>40568405My Thanksgiving was pretty similar
>>40568765nice! my thanksgiving sadly wouldn't go the same, but the food would full force kick me in the nuts with no regrets or shame! Cheers fren!
Reminder:If you would like to participate in the PonerPics Collab, there is only a few days left until the deadline (November 30th).
>>40571322Oh! Thanks for reminding me anon. I better get cracking
>>40570988:DDDDVery clean. Well done!
First pon ever, I hate it. Thanks for looking at how awful it is
>>40572481better than my first attempts
>>40572481The vertical-bar nostrils make her look like she has a pig-nose. The show's nostrils are more comma-shaped.
>>40573050It's not the verticality, it's them being too close together. Also, small beady eyes and small curved ears.
Final Stretch for winter unwrap art pack over at nhnb dot org slash fim
>>40573264I just need to finish coloring my drawing.
>>40573710Very nice. I'm also submitting a little drawing soon. I like the theme.
Not a pony but
some stick amre content
>>40572712>>40573050Thank you guys! I appreciate the input. Drew again last night, somewhat better I think? Art friends kinda helped? But I’m happy, my proportions are dogshit. But they said it’s hard to get proportioning right when I’m this new, and also don’t have pencils. This is all pen, so once I do it, it’s done forever. I will improve, or I will die trying
>>40575569I feel like the biggest thing that you can easily improve on is your line confidence, its a pretty simple to get a grasp on once you spend a bit working on it and it does a world of difference,https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s72RpWJjfgg
>>40575409thanks anon, I love your stickmares
>>40575855Reminder to NOT use speedpaints as a reference for the workflow you will fuck up your perception of how fast you should draw please kill me my drawings are so messy AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
>>40576051glad you like them, sorry that I haven't don them in a while
Cleared the canvas at https://aggie.io/baleBackups:https://files.catbox.moe/4k74al.psdhttps://files.catbox.moe/1c5p17.pnghope it's not an inconvenient clearing time for anyone, I just had a minute and it was looking pretty full
>>40576547I LOVE THE SQUIGGLY MARES
>>40543890whoever did this must be a qt
I want to draw myself as a pony. But I don't know what my cutie mark would be? What's my cutie mark, thread?
>>40578768what do you do that makes you happy
>>40578789Woah! I am a man, anon, and my pony is going to reflect that.>>40578790Alcohol>>40578774I think I'll go with this
>>40578796>a nigger>I think I'll go with thisMake sure the nigger has a noose around his neck
>>40579243>just BEE yourself
>>40579243Cute lil bee
Alright thread, finally got around to drawing, and I finally have a pony of myself. I'm feeling like the living tombstone, but without any of the talent.With the cutie mark, should it be a pony version of one, or just what they usually look like? and should I add any other featues to the cutie marks design? Im thinking like two glocks in an x formation behind the portrait. Better ideas?>>40579283I don't know anon, I feel like people could misinterpret that as me being some sort of racist or something? I'll leave it as a maybe for now.
>>40579545pony ver with beats but he has kfc chicken all over his face
>>40579545>some sort of racist or something?It's not racism he's just a lynching engineer
Last night I had a dream featuring my waifu for the first time. She never spoke (and she was a lot horsier than in my drawing), but kept looking back to make sure I was following her as we hiked up a high mountain slope and into a snow covered forest. It was staring to get dark so we stopped to build a shelter under a few large logs. We worked together moving one of the logs above into place, Twilight lifting with her neck. I shoveled out some of the frosty dirt from our floor and walled off the most exposed side of our shelter using snow. Twilight then laid down on her side and I followed, snuggling up with my hands on her shoulder and belly. The last part I remember was warming my freezing cold hands on her fur. This was a truly life changing experience. Like I actually want to get my act together now and stop coasting in life. It motivated me to get a haircut and buy some new clothes today and I think I'm going to start looking for a new job soon.
>>40579566>>40579616Alright I'll add these then>>40579652Wow holy shit, that's a really cute dream, anon. Lending you my support spiritually. Cute art too
>>40579652This looks very cool.
Been neglecting drawing for a bit, so here's a messy warmup Fae.If I had planned ahead a bit, I probably would have given her a tacky sweater. An idea for next time I suppose.
>>40579545kek, what does the cutie mark mean then?>>40579652Beautiful. She looks so eager to go with you.>>40579967I really like how soft the hair looks.
Hi there, bale! I see you all are doing good.Have a tonk mare.
>>40579967she looks genuinely pretty in this image!>>40580523qt tonk amre
Tried to do some crosshatching (I think it's mostly just hatching). Thoughts?
>>40580894Aesthetically it looks amazing. Love the hollow vibe. Technically, an important artist fundamental is to decide whether to hatch along the contour of the shape or along a global direction. You mixed both which feels contradictory and is detrimental to stroke economy.
>>40580925>You mixed both which feels contradictory and is detrimental to stroke economy.Hmmm, alright. I tried to use only one global direction, I am just not sure how to do manes with such limitations it does kinda look ugly to me and time consuming. What do you think?
>>40581001I think you should draw in higher res if you're going to be line shading so heavily.
>>40581010>you should draw in higher resThat's /bale/ aggie to you kek
>>40581001This looks much better anon, but your previous pic also looked good.
>>40581010less resolution means less room to mess up ^:)
>>40579652Congrats! Maybe you could check out the dream thread if you were wanting to see more of them, also very lovely pic of twiggy
>9not on my watch
>>40576547Took the time of coloring the numgetsNumget my beloved
I wanna draw a stalker, but whooo
>>40582231Ponify Strelok, of course!
>>40582932love her, full of energy
>>40579545kek as a creature of impulse the nigger don't even understand friendship, your drawing is a oxymoron anon and frankly it turns my stomach
Patrolling the badlands almost makes you wish for an eternal winter.
>>40582698She looks like she got beaten Have you drawn abusefag stuff btw? Asking for a friend of course.
>>40579545what the fuck
>>40583293No never have never will, I've just been expirementing with shading. Mare is for care.
Have you guys noticed yourself developing tropes? Here are all the tropes I’ve noticed I develop>introducing characters in pairs with strong bonds (friends, siblings, marriage, and etc)>Characters that aren’t what they seem (ex: edgy looking character is actually pretty friendly) >High mortality rate
>>40584261yeah i've noticed that i draw almost exclusively ponies. i dont know how it started, its crazy. anyone else have the same experience?jokes aside i like drawing stallions more just because they are less drawn. gotta go against the grain.
fast and messy idea
>>40585247>I prefer stallion cus uh.. they are less drawn u guys
>>40585487A very fun picture!The viewer can individually insert almost any social misstep they want into it, giving the picture an intrinsic hilarity.
>>40585247>i like drawing stallions more just because they are less drawn
Cleared the canvas at https://aggie.io/baleBackups:https://files.catbox.moe/g918jb.psdhttps://files.catbox.moe/4y4up1.pngyou know sometimes I wonder if we've crossed a line somewhere
>>40587443The aggie anons are all so good. I tried doing aggie solo to see what it was like, and fuck that, I'm staying in my lane!
>>40587924I feel that. Also, call me crazy, but drawing is like taking a piss in that I can't do it if someone's watching
>>40587938No sweat. /bale/ is a place with no pressure. You don't need to draw in the aggie or to compare yourself against others here.
>>40587975yeah, I know, still my favorite thread
>>40587975I dont have to, I can just compare myself to myself and feel bad
>>40587443I LOVE the lil >:|'s, nice touch anon
>>40587924>/bale/aggie is too good for /bale/its over
>>40588812always has been
>>40588434amre bros ... its over ...
Her right leg was a pain to draw. Still not sure, if it's done correctly, but at least she looks cute, I guess?
>>40589144she is a cutie for sure
>>40587924what this anon doesnt know is that it takes me like two hours to do my small aggie contributions.
I've been at this for hours, and I have started drinking, so I figure I should quit while I'm ahead. This is all I have to show for it. The idea is Anon will be holding the kirin. I have a shitty tablet, but I can never get my lines to curve like I can on paper, so I think this is my shtick. Despite it being what it is, I'm actually kinda proud of this one, the rump in particular. I was actually able to just pull that whole rear end out of my brain and put it down on paper without having to look at any references or anything. Funny enough, it was the also the first and fasting thing I drew. I wish it would all come out that easy.
>>40589144cutie! like the eyelashes
>>40589388I draw a lot with pencil too. It does feel more precise to work with then with a tablet. >I wish it would all come out that easy.Most of what makes it appear nice and well done are the confident and smooth lines. And that is certainly a win. But it looks like you skipped the entire sketching process and just went straight for final lines. That's a big no. Until you are a pro who has drawn that pose so much he is sick of it, don't do that.Do a faint sketch first. Search for the proper forms with your lines. Then go with your eraser over everything. Use the small anomalies that remain to draw better lines. Repeat, till done. That's the pencil drawing workflow. In digitial we'd use layers and drop their opacity each time to achieve the same process.
>>40589388>I have a shitty tablet, but I can never get my lines to curve like I can on paper, so I think this is my shtick.Because you don't have practice. Use the tablet, faggot.
Hello /bale/ chads, I have completed my first drawing ever, unless you count elementary school art class lol. I want to do art digitally though, I even have a cheap wacom tablet for it. Do you guys have beginner tips in that regard?
>>40590311I love the pretty amre.
>>40590311I don't know what kind of advice you're looking for. Since youre a paperfag you should tape paper onto your tablet so its more familiar, some of the learning curve is due to the glassy slip and slide and paper gives more grit for control.
>>40590311Don't do digital, go for traditional!
>>40590350Why would you pretend to be Jewish?
Hi /bale/, I love hippogriffs, I want to make a hippogriff oc to draw doing stuff, but I have no free will, I can't function without the help of other anons.can thread pick the rest of her features? Not too crazy though, lets make her kinda normal. We can have joint custody of her.
>>40590385"אומנות" can't be used in reference to a singular drawing. It refers to art in the sense of "the art of fetlocks" or some such.
>>40590348I'm not a paperfag. I just tried to draw for the first time and since I'm unfamiliar with drawing software, I couldn't follow the /bale/ guide digitally.
>>40590354I don't have money for supplies and stuff, plus I just want to do digital
>>40590385gross. get a haircut hippie
>>40589144Oh, by the way, I tried another pose variation, but this time couldn't draw muzzle properly. Sad.
>>40590585Aww cute downward muzzle mare.
>>40590386I think you can do better than a skystar recolor
Question:If I want to draw art that is (at least somewhat) show accurate, should I only focus on drawing back, front, profile, 3/4, and 1/4 heads? I'd assume, as with certain animated characters, the ponies are intended to only be viewed from these particular angles, with other angles being used only for inbetween frames, but otherwise 'illegal' to draw. If I made a drawing, it should logically be in these angles. as to remain on model, no? Or am I mistaken?
>>40590687Hey! Hehehahaha!I dont think thats totally fair anon, I did use skystar (and silverstream) as my two references for this, but I'm pretty sure they look different enough, I made sure not to copy anything beat for beat apart from the general body shape which isn't skystars body shape. I did use the idea of having one big feather as part of the hair shape like skystar has, but I used it in a different way, was going for a sort of 2010s scene girl looking hair.Maybe I'm coping though and they really do look way too similar, I'll make some adjustments when I can get out of bed.
>>40591220I'm of the opinion that drawing every and any angle is preferable as it will give you a wider array of experience and skill to execute any idea that comes into mind. The show has plenty of screenshots to use as refs for most positions so don't be afraid to use them. Keep in mind though that some positions you might have to ref other artists on. Just my 2 cents.
>>40591220I wouldn't say to draw only those angles, but they're the perfect place to start.
I decided to do a Derpycember prompt list event for myself this month to help with coming up with ideas and do more planning when drawing. I figured I would post about it here to keep myself motivated to keep up the streak, even when I'm busy. Day 1 was primary/preparation. I didn't have a lot of time today so I feel I could do better, but I didn't wanna miss the very first day. Derpycember day 2 prompt will be Fun and Games
>>40591487Good luck, anon.
ponerautodesk is weird i miss csp
the lack of sleep was worth it
>>40592528Holy shit, this is so cute
>>40592528Truly the pinkest. So cute!
>>40591220For practice, focus on everything, specialization is for insects (and also drawing only specific things degrades you as an artist).For "finished art" though, yeah, there's a set of ideal compositions and these angles are included in that.
Page 10 bump
They will never be drippin.
>>40592423Try firealpaca or medibang paint
>>40594697I can vouch for medibang, I use it to draw on my Kindle
>>40590386Shit brown with brown shit and a bit of faecal brown. VoilaShe likes shit and dislikes reddit.She's a proctologist.Her name is Choccymilk
>>40594697ended up going back to csp like a battered housewife. it jives well with how i draw and nothing else scratches the same itch
>>40594448she a cute
First freehand mare. Will keep practicing until I'm consistent enough to do a CYOA
>>40549753You MOTHERFUCKERIs that a midsommar reference? My sides
>>40590386I dig the design, it has a tropical island feel to it. As for the rest of her, well... you asked for this.
wanted more linky, wanted more berry, why not both? maybe one day I’ll develop a style
>>40595990>age 27this looks like a young hippogriff, i wouldve gone with 12>>40596061kek. nice lines
>>40596061>berry punchlineMy uncle apparently sat on me when I was a babby, pushed me into the space between the cushions and the back of the couch
>>40595602Keep at it, Anon. I hope you reach goal.
happy draft mare boop
>>40598551>GO CHERRY! I CHOOSE YOUUUUUU!!!!
>>40598551Somehow it reminded me of water growing toys>captcha: SVGAY
>>40592528So cute! and it just keeps going!
I get mentally exhausted after just 20 minutes of drawing. It's like my brain has to work overtime in order to be able to doodle things.Does it ever get better?
>>40600616As cliche as it may be, that sounds more like a problem with your life than a problem with your drawing.
>>40600616It does. As you gain experience, the amount of mental energy you spend decreases and you'll find yourself drawing longer without even realizing it. Just don't push yourself, if all you can do right now is 20 minutes, that's alright, because 20 minutes a day is still better than nothing at all. Take your time.
>>40600616As long as you enjoy drawing in those twenty minutes, I don't see why not. You have to at least enjoy it. I don't really like to draw and I can also only do it in short bursts. I wouldn't bother at all if I wasn't drawing ponies.
>>40600616draw fun stuff to warm up then sprinkle in the work
tried a one hour sketch with color
https://ponerpics.org/forums/dis/topics/ponerpics-community-collab-medieval-fantays-ponies?post_id=2400#post_2400Fantasy Medieval Collaboration, Deadline is end of feb 2024 so you have plenty of time, if you need ideas I have a ton
>>40601179this cute pony needs a bath, mane brushies, warm blanket by the fire and cuddles. STAT!
Found a super fucking cute fjord horse and decided to ponify her. the hoers is 30 years old and her name is Mira so she's a giga cougar who deserves extra snuggles 'cause of her floofy cuteness! I love short stack horses like fjords and Icelandic's
>>40601937That is so friggin' cute! Scandis have the cutest horses alive
>>40601943They really do! also based taste.
>>40601937definitely would mash face into belly floof>giga cougarunf
>>40602197not to be rude but is she SUPPOSED to have egghead like the file name says
>>40602197Rainbow "Megamind" Dash
>>40602197The only thing wrong with this picture is the cutie mark
>>40602197>where do you work out
>>40602295PFFT ok yea good
Hi thread, I've got one of those seasonal viruses and Im off work throwing up and diarrhea shitting myself. Wretched out like 3 litres of vomit on the way to the chemist today and shit myself in the shower HAHa I love winter. Im dying. Unfortunately thats stopped me from being able to draw as of late.>>40595026I'm not making an indian, anon.>>40595990Cute idea, I will do this as soon as I feel better.>>40596263Also fair point, I will enlarge the original hippogriff I drew to adult proportions so its in line with anons suggestions. I did also start on making another hippogriff oc because thread was not giving me any suggestions, so I do have a young hippogriff to post soon.>>40592528Wow! I love this
nhnb art pack is out!I've recognized at least one guy from /bale/https://mega.nz/folder/FjcgjKrT#xbgVea84jIIJULQrXqrseQ
>>40601179>filenameWhy is she dressed like a medic?
Did a drawthread delivery today, is lanky flutter butter.
>>40604522She is so cute.
>>40604512I plan on drawing a second picture of her as an actual necromancer. Her being a medic is part of her backstory for this comic thing I'm working on.
>>40604751Sounds interesting, I look forward to your next posts.
what part of the poni form is your favorite to draw?
>>40605034the dock and the ears too.
>>40605034The ears and eyes. Manipulating them to see what kind of expressions you can push can be a lot of fun.
just realized i gave this mare two pairs of eyebrows. oops. fuck it, we ball.
>>40604522as the original requester and fellow balebro, thank you, I wish fluttershy was always a lanklet
>>40605833she should have been, considering what she looked like as a filly
>>40605837it makes perfect sense for her with that and the fact that she was literally a model, the profession of professional lanklets, but nooo, gotta make all the M6 have the same bodytype so it makes massproducing toys easier
>>40605632Erm, what the sninif?
>>40601179Orchid Precari has risen from the dead
>>40606646How’d she die?
Cleared the canvas at https://aggie.io/baleBackups:https://files.catbox.moe/h6upym.psdhttps://files.catbox.moe/8sye9v.pngwe're coming up on the second anniversary of the aggie this month! it'll be on the 28thwipes should go back to being a bit more regular in like a week and a half or so, thanks for your patience
>>40607554>He censored the armpit
Can someone please tell me what went so wrong with my drawing?
>>40608312Finished drawings are not so useful to critique. Show the sketch so that we know what your thought process was.Also always a good idea to self critique. What do you think went wrong?
>>40608312Im not really qualified to answer but i think it’s line of action
Is there a certain point where I HAVE to stop freehanding without construction? Construction sucks, I never liked it and never will. I can only have fun freehanding whatever I want.
>>40608312ear angle seems weird and the snoot..completely redo the snoot, just start over
>>40609452You dont need construction at all anon. I think you might be going overboard with construction though which is why you hate it, construction can limit how free your drawing is and make it look stiff if you're too nutty with it.I usually only do very basic construction, like circular shapes for the head and body to make sure the proportions are fine, some people get bogged down with it and do this meticulous construction where theyre measuring out the sizes of the circles and drawing 100 lines on the head to keep the face in scale, and it always ends up looking flat and amateur.
>>40609471>construction can limit how free your drawing is and make it look stiff>some people get bogged down with it and do this meticulous construction where theyre measuring out the sizes of the circles and drawing 100 lines on the head to keep the face in scale, and it always ends up looking flat and amateur.Yep, you literally just described me whenever I give construction its thousandth beginner's try.Fucking hell it's always sucked every drop of fun out of drawing for me and made me hate it unless I cut it out completely. Except now I'm unhappy because my stuff now lacks structure and direction, but the absence of construction is the only way I can enjoy it.>tfw nerfed by my own brain
pony in the garden
>>40608312For starters, her snout has the angularity more characteristic of stallions, her left forehoof is oddly either absent or in perfect parallel with her right, her tail couldconnectalittleclosertoherrumpandtheoveralldesignisreminiscentofGermanIdealismratherthantrueFrenchImpressionism. Uh, but you're definitely developing some solid forms. https://youtu.be/w3hLZvZqUXQ?&t=537
How do I draw pony legz properly?
>>40610319The back leg doesn't look bad, but the front one looks a bit too flexible. You just have to imagine (or even draw) where the joints are and take it from there. You should also draw them closer to the body, because they are under her, and not to the side.
>>40610605Zing ching chon chow. Ding dong shlong. To you you too.
>>40610385Thanks for the advice nonners. I'll definitely be using that info graphic.
>>40607403She got caught on barbed wire and took three rounds through the neck while she was stuck.
>>40560472So I tried doubling the frames. I don't think it made it look better, but It did make the flaws easier to understand. Someday I'll start over fresh with this idea.
>>40611614I think things are coming along better so far on this one, but there's always still so much to learn.
>>40611546Cutie Pinky Linky
fuck you faggots
>>40611546Nice ambition on the composition. Do remember that the perspective on that wood floor should follow everything else in the picture towards the horizon, thoug dont overthink perspective, I promse its not worth it.
>>40612366>not the anni picrip
>>40612384Shit I'm retarded. FUCK
>>40612418lolif you're quick enough, you might be able to remake it, no posts yet in the new one.
>>40612458alright this one is it then let the other one slide>>40612470>>40612470>>40612470
>>40612472i think you can delete the first one.
>>40612475i cant it's been up for over 30 mins
>>40612472Nice.Probably best if you delete the old one, might cause confusing otherwise.
>>40612480>>40612482only thing that can be done is to keep >>40612470Active and let the other one go with no posts