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MLP - Basic Perspective Study 1 by DShou MLP - Basic Perspective Study 1 by DShou
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This is a universal drawing tip for perspectives, not just MLP but is useful for keeping your ponies on the ground correctly at least.

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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 - [link] 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 - [link] and perhaps join the group's weekly themed drawings as well if you haven't.

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

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Catiacaterina Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you.
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Darkangael Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
always good to have good perspective even if we dont always remember to do it properly
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Quietus416 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's quite hard to tell if that horizon line is a horizon line or the edge of a cliff. Is it just me?
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openskyline Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I seriously doubt it's a cliff. ;P
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HoseAKM Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi! I've been looking at your tutorials for a while and they've been very helpful, reason why I thank you. But I don't understand something in particular about this tutorial and I am hoping you can answer it, which is why the back of the pony is parallel to its hooves even when is above the horizon line? I don't know if I'm actually missing something or is just me, but isn't the back suppose to be going down to the left vanishing point?
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DShou Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I admit I need to update this one as I was just learning perspective around this time. Glad nonetheless they are helping! In a way you're right, the subject no matter what part of the body should be drawn towards the vanishing points for precision rather than relative points (though it is also good not to be so technical and just give it an average guess). This gets complex however with organic shapes unless you block the subject in an imaginary box with divisions. It becomes easier with that - if you treat the back to vanishing points alone your pose may look stiff or proportionally incorrect. Sorry I dont have a visual to explain this yet.
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HoseAKM Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's alright. Thanks for the clarification though :)
Also thanks for the tip on "not being so technical", I've always done my drawings with some type of template, thus making them look stiff, I'll try to be a bit more loose in my drawings from now on.
BTW, you just gain yourself another watcher. :D
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DShou Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
:3 Thanks for watching also~
(Though I admit I haven't been very active on dA, if you ever stop by Tumblr 'though over here ya can check out my blog there too)
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killersteel Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
Hallelujah, I can ACTUALLY put these tips to use with my doodles! You saved me a very harsh mistake in drawing the eyes. Thank you!
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