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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
:XD:

Anywho, the turnaround vector is from here: fehlung.deviantart.com/art/MLP...
And the logo vector is here: luciekj.deviantart.com/art/My-... (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 fav.me/d69v4b1
: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: fav.me/d5olmwc
:bulletorange: Pony wing study fav.me/d5q46n2 This also has Celestia's wings and Luna's, which aren't on mine ^^;
:bulletyellow: A detailed pony structure guide: fav.me/d5pvas9
:bulletpink: A pony run cycle fav.me/d5tx55y Good for studying the way the legs move
:bulletgreen: An animated pony walk cycle fav.me/d5dj4f6 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 fav.me/d5p5686 and one by the same person on legs, which gave e a lot of information fav.me/d5q8u4l And one on heads I still need to look at fav.me/d64wa4n
:bulletpurple: A quick guide to pony anatomy (Also a good reference) fav.me/d5j05st
:bulletred: =DShou has some pony guides which are great and really helpful here: dshou.deviantart.com/gallery/4...
:bulletorange: Pony expressions reference fav.me/d3leun3
:bulletyellow: *Nimaru Has a bunch of studies of the mane six here nimaru.deviantart.com/gallery/...

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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:iconinnocentcentipeetle:
InnocentCentipeetle Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Helped me so much!!! Thank you
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LucieKJ Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
Whoo I'm so glad it helped!!! :D
:iconfluttershyyayplz: yay
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:iconinnocentcentipeetle:
InnocentCentipeetle Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
^_^ thank you again
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InnocentCentipeetle Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
what do you use to draw?
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:iconluciekj:
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:
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:iconinnocentcentipeetle:
InnocentCentipeetle Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
thank chu 5000000000 times Twilight Sparkle HI, GIRLS. animated icon 
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Spasticpug Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This heeeeeelppeeeeeeeed soooooooo muuuuuuuch
i give you lama
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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..
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:iconspasticpug:
Spasticpug Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I dunno Wut happens
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:iconluciekj:
LucieKJ Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
YAAAAAAAAY Thanks for letting me know that I'm so glad it helped!
And THANKIES FOR TEH LLAMA!
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:iconspasticpug:
Spasticpug Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I need all the reference I can get
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:iconluciekj:
LucieKJ Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
Practice is always good!!
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:iconspasticpug:
Spasticpug Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes it is
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:iconwait0wat:
Wait0wat Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
Hmm...very useful.
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:iconluciekj:
LucieKJ Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
:D Thanks! Glad it's helpful!
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:iconcosmiccourage:
CosmicCourage Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I suck at drawing ponies. It sucks. This might help though.
:iconthankyouplz: Thankies.
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:iconluciekj:
LucieKJ Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
I'm sure you're not that bad!
And no problem, I'm glad it's helpful to someone!! :D

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:iconcosmiccourage:
CosmicCourage Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It is, I'm scribbling up a vector now :painter:
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:iconluciekj:
LucieKJ Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
:dummy: Awesome! I'd love to see it :D
lol I can't even vector
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Musou-ka Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great tutorial! :D
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:iconluciekj:
LucieKJ Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
:D Thank you!!
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:iconjamacow:
JamaCow Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'm going to go by your tutorial and see how it turns out!^^
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LucieKJ Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
Oooh awesomes! Hope it helps :iconilavplz:
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:iconalkraas:
Alkraas Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw thanks! Helped me with the anatomy of mlp-style legs ;)
I think of studying them more ;)
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:iconluciekj:
LucieKJ Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
:D I'm so glad it's helpful! And it's always good to study things when drawing, even when you've been drawing for a while it can be very helpful! :D
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:iconalkraas:
Alkraas Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
True words :)
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LucieKJ Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
:nod:
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:iconjimplayer:
Jimplayer Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Student Artist
Cute
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:iconluciekj:
LucieKJ Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
Thank you :D
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:iconrenacer87:
renacer87 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Student
Thank you for this work, I will be very helpful. :)
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:iconluciekj:
LucieKJ Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
You're very welcome! I'm glad it's helpful! :happybounce:
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:iconrenacer87:
renacer87 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Student
No problem friend :salute:
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:iconluciekj:
LucieKJ Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
:highfive: :glomp:
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DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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:iconluciekj:
LucieKJ Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
 Thank you! :iconrainbowdashlaplz:
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DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No prob!
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Scarheart76 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy crap, I need this as a reference. Thanks!
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:iconluciekj:
LucieKJ Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
:iconilovekrissiplz: Yay! I'm so glad it's helpful!!
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:iconscarheart76:
Scarheart76 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Even those who have been drawing for a while can always use a foundation to refer to.
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:iconluciekj:
LucieKJ Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
Yes, it's always useful! :D
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