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MLP - Basic Anatomy Study 1 - Basics by DShou MLP - Basic Anatomy Study 1 - Basics by DShou

Edit : 7-19-13
Made an updated guide!

It doesn't include wings or shading yet, but I plan to actually talk through some of the information a bit, refine my sketches, and as well provide more variation examples and tips. It ain't perfect, and I'll still leave this here for those who like this, but check it out if ya haven't already yet.

Edit : 1-20-13
I will not understand why they chose to use this in the Brony Documentary "Bronies : The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans of My Little Pony" as I found it a touch out-of-place, but it was still awesome to be contacted by Michael Brockhoff for my permission and release form signature to have it used.

I'm really happy to be able to contribute, even if small, to this Documentary and I quite like how it turned out, Daniel Richard's story is personally my favorite because, although it was due to Asperger, it still represented the majority of people who are also shy as well as the 'difficulty to socialize' is a common trait of these two. To see him overcome it thanks to the help of My Little Pony and friendly bronies is very inspirational~

Note - I draw the proportions / style in 'my' way usually but I'll try and make sure to include relatively-show-accurate examples. Nevertheless, if you take the general idea of placement and such, it should hopefully help you to draw better and find you're own style a bit easier.

I may occasionally post some new studies/notes on Ponies and General Drawing stuff, you can check them out in my gallery folder here - or when I submit them to the MLP-ATG-Alumni tutorial folder.

I may also go into the other creatures of the MLP universe, but anywhere beyond won't be posted in the group folder.

if you want to see some more in-depth guides/studies (note that I didn't add positioning/proportions, eyes or mane/tail here either), check out the MLP-ATG-Alumni's Drawing Tutorial Folder here - and perhaps join the group's weekly themed drawings as well if you haven't.

My Little Pony : Friendship is Magic series and characters belongs to the Hub & Hasbro

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Jigglypuff239 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016
That is rather... helpful.
Jigglypuff239 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016
But I don't draw MLP.
Gr8gecko Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Wow this helps a lot!!!^^ Thank you for making this!!
PheonixMoon101 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thank God, i wanna try without bases.^.^
ThugBat1990 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
I hate mlp(i will get so much hate 4 that).
OctoberArts66 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 22, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Okay then
If you hate MLP SOOO much, why even look at this girl's post, all you have to do is
That's all you have to do :l
brsajo Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*Psst* Dshou's a guy.
vanillavayder Featured By Owner Edited Sep 21, 2016  Student Digital Artist
why are you here then? Smile Miguel 
ThugBat1990 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
I was trying to get reactions
vanillavayder Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016  Student Digital Artist
well your...honest, can give you that
CelestialPony Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for the guide.
JaniceTBU Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Can I use this to make a bases? Please
crystalnightmarerose Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
thanks for the how to draw picture i really needed it
Althyra-Nex Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dude thanks, I've been needing to fill my drawing refs folder up with some things like this.  Even though I'm pretty good I still need practice to get my own style down. 
RivertailofRiverclan Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
that sketch with the two ponies could be a great base, where there are optinal wings and horns
just saying it ;-)
TheLondonJamJar Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Student General Artist
Helped a million thanks
Derpyfluff51 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
This helped a LOT! Thank u! ❤️😋
Wait0wat Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
Hmm...the skeleton has done well to help my cause.
Ella-MewMew Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i love your tutorials ^^
superdavid2011 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Student Writer
Thanks! ^.^
Roxette604 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
this helps me ALOT!!
it's so cool and...well....helpful :D
LittyKittyStar Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I need lot's more of this sheets to learn about ponies anatomy, will you ever make more? :c
DShou Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
It's not on my current priority at the moment, and it'll probably be a bit before I get to more =S; at least there's other people with guides, some better than mine, 'though. You can find other guides over here and here.
LittyKittyStar Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nop...Yours are the bests...
But thank you for showing me! ^^
MattLikesToDeviate Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hot damn this is informative.

I thank thee, Shou!
ask-starfrost Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
thanks for this
legionofsmartthinker Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
Rekiara Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the nice guides =)
mercman100 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
sweet i really like this one over other anatomy sketch's thanks :D
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