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Bleh by InsomniacOvrLrd Bleh by InsomniacOvrLrd
I was tired, and doodling. and decided to put more practice into straight up painting. It's low res, because i didn't bother resizing the doodle. just an exercise really. Not anywhere near as crisp or lasery as my standard illustration sort of fare, but

It's twilight, it came out decent for a procedure i haven't a clue what i'm doing in.

SO yeah. She's offended by something. Probably her mushy paintself
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Igeloi Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
The tail looks metallic....
Oh noez D:
it's Robo Twillight ...
Nah anyway...it looks fantastic.....i could never draw that good :(
I tried for years and all i can do now is a Stupid looking face....
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InsomniacOvrLrd Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
explain years.

because the first few years of my tenure drawing pictures was filled with TONS of TERRIBLE drawings that i try not to show anyone these days

It's something that takes lots of time

Lots and lots of time. But like anything, if you do it long enough, you DO get better. Art is a skill, not a talent. Having something worth drawing however i guess takes some initiative. But i think that anyone can draw.

Think about it this way. You can study music theory for years, and fully understand all there is to know about music, but unless you have something pretty to compose, it doesn't matter. Conversely, you can be a street musician with a lot of music in your heart, but you might not be as good as someone classically trained.

It's a mix of practice and knowing what's good and what's not. You can get most of it by studying artists you admire, and trying to replicate what you see. That'll give you the mechanics. Some art101 will help with basics like visual composition etc, but hell, i've never taken any classes. I just draw too much
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greseres Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Her reaction to r34.
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WhiteKnight256 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
I vote that Twilight swallowed a fly on accident.

Also, I think this is pretty solid for a relatively untested technique. There's a bit of a lack of your 'precision' that I've come to associate with your style, but this isn't your usual style, so that's all cool. The only part of the piece that looks a little 'flat' are Twilight's eyes. The rest of her body is nice, though, the colors and edges all feel soft. Like I said, for an untested technique it's pretty good!
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InsomniacOvrLrd Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry for the belated reply. Her eyes DO come off as a bit flat, don't they? Well, i suppose i won't be too shook up over something like that, in a test like this. Anyway, thank you!
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yayayayayala Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
LOL
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I think this is one of the cutest pics you've drawn in a while. I lurve her tail. It's... expressive. Makes me wanna watch more Twilight Sparkle episodes.

Also, dem eyes.

Eight hours, and you come out with this prettiful bottle of adoracute? Do more of it, maaaaan.
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InsomniacOvrLrd Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no, this was like 2 hours, while i was very sleepy. 8 Hours is for my usual crisp lines and painstaking evrything

But thanks man~
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Hazzdawg Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice little practice piece. I like the highlighting on her mane and tail.
I still can't figure out how you tell where the lighting is supposed to go just by looking at a piece :) Just practice?
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InsomniacOvrLrd Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i find that, when applying highlights to smooth surfaces, you figure out the blurry broad "the light will be sort of 'here'" and blob it all down. Then, the smoother the surface, generally the harder the edge of that highlight. And i'm partial to hair that looks really glossy,and with the simple cartoon style that ponies has, it's a good excuse to make it look almost glasslike. So you take the eraser and chop the blur away until you get a shape that matches the contour of the shape of the object. In this case, it's bending up and fanning? so the overall shape of the highlight was a curved triangle, with the point towards the lower right. Then, i just set about taking account of the different 'flaps' of tail, their height specifically, and ended up with that.

As you can see, on the hair it's much simpler because

well i didn't bother with that. BUT it's a good example of what kind of difference bothering with a little extra work can accomplish
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