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MLP - Basic Anatomy Guide 2 [Horn + Wing(Incomp)] by DShou MLP - Basic Anatomy Guide 2 [Horn + Wing(Incomp)] by DShou

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Q. How is this much a guide?
A. Well, I suppose it's not in some ways? The idea I'm aiming for is pointing out spots where you can try out style modifications or where you can find ways to make how you draw characters unique from one another, at least, it's more prominent in this part than the previous one. Any actual "detailed" guides I'm leaving that up to every other guide/tutorial/references/etc.

Q. When will you complete the wing half of this part?
A. Uh, once I figure out what to mention, I was having trouble thinking which parts of the wings to talk about.
I might need to refine the horn half.

Q. When will you get part 3 and such up?
A. No promises =D Again!

If you have any notes or comments or questions then go ahead and comment it below.

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For more of my guides I made (at the moment, most of 'em are outdated, but should still be helpful) -…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

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CelestialPony Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks. This will be helpful.
aleenaom Featured By Owner May 18, 2015
Thank you!!! That's help a lot when I draw wings and horns. >_<
sharkglasses Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is great - thanks for sharing it with us!
richard-vdijk Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course you meant that an alicorn is a unicorn with wings, not a winged pegasus which is both wrong an a pleonasm ;) Guide is nice though, 10/10 would buy again. butwaitIgotitforfree... dammit what should I say now.

Jokes aside, thanks.
DShou Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
+10 points for being the first to catch that after all this time!
richard-vdijk Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, to be honest I checked the previous comments to be sure I wasn't repeating someone. The first time I read it it seemed just natural, but when my eye fell on it for a second time it seemed weird then I saw that you made a mistake. But to be honest, when I tried to type it in, my mind also sort of farted and I typed exactly the same! :P I guess alicorns are just so majestic that our little human minds can't grasp it.
khlover-san Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Wow great work your really skilled in this cool!!
Himesatou Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I mentioned your guide in my small tutorial here…

If you want I can take it off, just wanted to let you know.
PonyUniverse Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
HaloPrime Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
More than your art skill, I envy your hand writing!

On a serious note though, thanks for the guide! This is a brilliant resource!
DShou Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
Wuu! And glad ta have been able to provide it~
Pirill-Poveniy Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
Nice job on the tut. I'm really not the best at drawing wings, but a tutorial that really helped me with them was
DShou Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
Ah that's a really great tutorial! I'll link it in the description when I get back

(Random thought - I always find it mildly odd how it's the artists that provide more anatomy guides than scientists and the like)
Pirill-Poveniy Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
I suppose it might have to do with a different way of thinking since the artist can present the information in a way that makes sense to themselves and by extension to other similarly art-minded people.
Doomcakes Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i was wondering if you did this in pencil?
DShou Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
Nah, I do all my works digitally
Doomcakes Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i'm curious how you get it to look like pencil lol
FallenShadow000 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent. Been waiting for this, and will be waiting patiently for the update. Every little bit helps! :iconthumbsupplz:
DShou Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
Gladta to try and be helpful !

When I get around to it yea I'll notify-update this guide, (just gotta figure out wings a bit more myself)
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