Wow, I haven't updated in forever! Whoops!
Well, let's not speak of it too much... and let me start with the first drawing in my current sketchbook! I switched to drawing only in ink a long time ago... shows how long it's been since I've updated. Whoops. Well, I will try to rectify that!
So here is Colleen. Way back when I did this, it was my first drawing in a little while, and in that regard, I think it came out really well!
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So, last summer (sue me, I haven't updated in a while!) I went to Pittsburgh. So enjoy a beautiful view of the skyline!
Had this idea the other day when toasting an English muffin... how would best pony react to one?
I can't say I'm super happy with how it came out... but go easy on me, it's my first Derpy! I felt compelled to shade it; I think it made it look a little better.
First is the raw drawing; a quick sketch in blue pencil and then gone over with ink.
Next is the line drawing, removing the blue line and adjusting the drawing either via levels or the threshold tool.
And then all that's left is the coloring.
Third times the charm. I can find problems if I look for them, but I have to say I really love how this one came out! It was one of those drawings that when I finished my very rough blue pencil outline, I said to myself, "Wow, that's good, now don't screw it up!" Yeah, no pressure and all that. Also gave me a lot of practice with my coloring skills. I like ponies for that reason, simple, bright colors make my life easy. Not sure I like the purple tuft on top of her mane; the show usually only gives her three colors above her ears, but I, well, I put four. Thinking of shifting every color up one, and placing a green stripe on the bottom. Need to think about it.
But I'm rambling. As with before, ink on paper then cleaned and colored digitally. If you're interested, click here to check out the process! (Well, I think it's fun, anyway...)