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MLP Drawing tips by HarmonizedPencil


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MLP - Basic Anatomy Guide Part 1 [Overall + Head] by DShou MLP - Basic Anatomy Guide Part 1 [Overall + Head] by DShou

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Basically re-making -

into more of a guide rather than just a study with sketches.

Wing guide that was shown a bit in that study will be made later.

If you still prefer the old one, that's fine, whatever helps you the best is all that matters.

Q. When will you get part 2 and such up?
A. No promises =D

This isn't 100% show-accurate, there's a bit of my style lingering here and there, but nonetheless the purpose is to show how parts relate, and how things look by seeing multiple perspectives on it. The best way to learn is to 'understand' rather than to 'copy' so having the whole idea should hopefully be helpful in achieving the former.

Everything can be changed when seeing different styles; one's personal style can be found through experimentation, but as well observing a combination of favorite artists. It can end up being show-like, or as drastically changed as possible while still somehow the same old ponies we know. What's important, is to make sure that things are still in the right place - you can't use style as an excuse to have the mouth above the snout for example. I gave a few examples of modifications, but that's just a few out of many variations people have done to each part . . . ! Try and experiment what works best for ya when you can.

More Resources/Guides by Others

For more of my guides I made (at the moment, most of 'em are outdated, but should still be helpful) -

I have no plans to go extremely in-depth, I provide what I think is good enough but if you ever need more information or anything then try out the following!

PonyResources [A Collection of Screenshots from the Show, all Screenshots tagged for Searching what you want] -

A Collection of Pony Guides in the MLP-ATG-Alumni Group -

A Collection of Pony Guides in the MLPDrawingSchool Group -

EqD's Collection of Tutorials and Tutorial Collections of Those Mentioned and Not Mentioned -

My Little Pony : Friendship is Magic series belongs to Hasbro

You are free to share this guide so long as I am clearly credited with my internet alias "DShou" and a link back to the image page and/or my profile page (you may not link directly to the image URL), this includes using it for personal purposes. If you wish to use the guide for commercial purposes, groups, projects and/or minor events then you must ask me for permission. If you wish to use the guide officially and/or in a major project/event then a Material Release (Art) form is necessary.

You may not create derivative work for release, this includes tracing, vectoring, creating the artwork in a different medium, copying the drawing in any form, alter, transform, build upon, etc. without my permission (you are allowed to take information and tips for copy/use however). Even then you are still required to credit me by linking back to my profile page, dshou.deviantart. com

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TheSarcasticBrony Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014
Thanks so much for your tutorials, I've been trying for the longest time to learn how to draw perspective and this is just one of several I have on my phone to check for reference.

BTW, I absolutely love your style! :D Especially the oversized ears and 3D muzzles! Love 
MrsMcgordan Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really helpful, I'm using this to help me start drawing ponies in Mypaint. :)
lollipopflower Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
May I use this as a base?
DShou Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
To trace and practice on sure? Not to take credit on 'though, and uh I don't really like the idea of bases all that much
lollipopflower Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Can I use it for adopts? I'll still credit you!
DShou Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Ah I suppose it's alright then, just remember to credit and sure :p
lollipopflower Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Yay! :D
PurpleSkyCat Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! This will help a lot :D
ReD-DuX Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

i hope I did alright. Thank you DShou! Your amazing!
DShou Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Ah nice work so far :3 as well you're welcome, and thank you too~
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