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Pony Tutorial by LucieKJ Pony Tutorial by LucieKJ
Well, I guess it's more of a brief guide than a tutorial, it's hardly perfect and not at all complete but it's one or two things I've figured out now I've started drawing ponies! I'm hardly an expert, I just figured this could be helpful to someone

Anywho, the turnaround vector is from here:
And the logo vector is here: (Idk why it went all weird)

Some other pony tips

:bulletred: When drawing the tail, make sure you get the positioning right and avoid drawing the tail coming out of the pony's butt! It never looks right!
:bulletorange: Be careful with the further eye in the 3/4 view, I made the mistake of drawing it sticking out wa too much, and I've realised I'm not the only one! Practice and use references to get this right!
:bulletyellow: Don't make the muzzle too big or too low down/droopy, this is another common mistake (One I make a lot T_T)
:bulletpink: Try not to make the chins too round like I did in
:bulletgreen: use references! When drawing in a new style, they are your best friend!
:bulletblue: Finding your own way of drawing them is great, too! And finding your own process that you're comfortable with
:bulletpurple: Be creative! Couldn't think of anything else

Other helpful stuff

:bulletred: A full turnaround of the Mane six:
:bulletorange: Pony wing study This also has Celestia's wings and Luna's, which aren't on mine ^^;
:bulletyellow: A detailed pony structure guide:
:bulletpink: A pony run cycle Good for studying the way the legs move
:bulletgreen: An animated pony walk cycle This is also good for studying the way the pony's legs move as well as the rest of the body, and how the muscles, etc move as they walk, which is good for posing!
:bulletblue: A tutorial on drawing ponies that helped me and one by the same person on legs, which gave e a lot of information And one on heads I still need to look at
:bulletpurple: A quick guide to pony anatomy (Also a good reference)
:bulletred: =DShou has some pony guides which are great and really helpful here:
:bulletorange: Pony expressions reference
:bulletyellow: *Nimaru Has a bunch of studies of the mane six here

phew! I'll add more as I think of them/come across them! If you find any that helped you just let me know ;)

Btw, The pony at the top is my OC, Cloudswirl!

P.s. Sorry about any spelling mistakes!!! But I can't/ won't change it now so you don't have to let me know ;)
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WhirrlingGears Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Student Artist
Helped me so much!!! Thank you
LucieKJ Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
Whoo I'm so glad it helped!!! :D
:iconfluttershyyayplz: yay
WhirrlingGears Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Student Artist
^_^ thank you again
WhirrlingGears Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Student Artist
what do you use to draw?
LucieKJ Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
I sketch in pencil almost always, but I use a free digital program called MyPaint and a cintiq tablet for digital stuffs :aww:
WhirrlingGears Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Student Artist
thank chu 5000000000 times Twilight Sparkle HI, GIRLS. animated icon 
Spasticpug Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This heeeeeelppeeeeeeeed soooooooo muuuuuuuch
i give you lama
Spiral05 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
Wow... I found another comment, once again posted by you, when i am not even expecting it... 0.0

Maybe you secretly know every single thing i view, and you post comments on them..
Spasticpug Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I dunno Wut happens
LucieKJ Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
YAAAAAAAAY Thanks for letting me know that I'm so glad it helped!
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