So... I've been a Pony fan for a long time now. I am a brony, except for the fact that no matter how many times I hear it is a gender neutral term I have trouble using it to describe myself. But I don't wanna get into that discussion now!
Anyways, I went to Bronycon, and it blew me away. I left so pumped; it was hard to sleep the next few nights. But then it hit me; I draw a good bit, so why not ponies, too? And, to that end, here we are!
Forgive me for not updating sooner. I have to scan my sketchbook; I've been working exclusively in ink instead of pencil but haven't gotten around to scanning those images yet. Sorry!
Anyway, this is one of my first pony attempts, so take it as such. Ink on paper, scanned, and colored in Photoshop. Didn't come out great, in my opinion, but that's what practice is for!
Sorry for going missing for so long! Sometimes I let scanning and editing my images for the site get way behind. But yesterday, I met someone, and was very inspired to get my act in order! These are all from months ago, but they might be new to you, depending on if you've seen my actual sketchbook or not. So enjoy!
Another picture that's not my favourite, although it's better than the previous one. I was going through a difficult drawing period; kind of like writer's block.
There is a famous adage that goes, "Only the pure of heart can make great soup." I kind of feel the same way about drawing; if my mind can't focus on the work, if I get antsy, impatient, overly distracted, or my mind is just in a different mood, the whole thing just doesn't really work.
That said, this didn't come out terribly or anything, just not my favourite. I liked the idea of this one, however.
Ooooh boy. I think I'm gonna need a new category for this one... "least favourites?" Something like that. But I do like to share the images that don't come out all that well as well as those that do so... here we are!
I guess that's not entirely fair. I actually had given up on this drawing very early on for being unsalvagable (it was still in blue lines at that point). The angle seemed wrong... everything seemed wrong. But with some encouragement I came back to it and finished it off. It's funny, it's the eyes more than anything else that came out wrong. Still, practice, live, and learn.
Sloane, on a laptop.
I have to say, at first I didn't like this drawing; felt weak technically and also a tad out of character for Sloane. But the more I look at it, the more I like it. Certainly it's in character, if a moment out of nowhere. Could've used less rushing towards the end. ::slaps hand:: Bad fox! Take your time drawing! Sharpen your pencils!
Colleen, sitting in a restaurant. Waiting... for you?
I like the headband look. I'll have to come back to it some time.
Sarah, blushing and looking at the floor.
I think this picture captures her personality well, too, and also fleshes out her fur pattern and the fact that, yeah, she's a mouse and all that. Still not perfect, but working on it. The only thing that really bothers me about this picture is her eyes... kinda feels like I caught her mid-blink. Wanted her to be looking at the ground shyly. ::kicks in frustration:: Welp, that's learning, can't always be perfect!
Another new character! Oh, my! Meet Sarah, the nerdy but friendly mouse!
Having fun coming up with new personas to draw. If I have to admit it, I find this drawing kinda "eh;" it's partly that I haven't drawn a rodent in way to long! I still think it captures her personality well. More of her to come, too!
BTW, if you haven't already, check out her necklace. I have to get me one of those!
Sloane, sitting back. This was probably even *more* fun to draw then my first Sloane drawing!
Fleshing out the character a little, in small details. Came out really well, with one exception. I didn't notice this until the day after I drew her, but I gave her a Collie tail! ::slaps forehead:: Yikes! It does look good on her, and I wasn't super convinced by my earlier wolf tail, but I don't know... we'll have to see. Still kinda embarrassing ;-)
It's time for a new character! I present to you... Sloane! The
slutty, goth wolf!
No slut-shaming inteaded, it's just how I imagined her when coming up with her... ::blushes:: Very self confident, distinctive style, and, um... large... More of her to come!
Quite happy how this came out, especially for a first attempt at a character. I know her species (beyond "some kind of dog") is a little vague, but coloration would help. You know, if I could ever be bothered. I must admit, this drawing was probably way too much fun...
Also, /s/really/nearly in the title, if you'd prefer...