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Kinomoto Sakura ( attempt 2, grown up) by ArtPonyMDP Kinomoto Sakura ( attempt 2, grown up) :iconartponymdp:ArtPonyMDP 26 4 Anatomy study:female by ArtPonyMDP Anatomy study:female :iconartponymdp:ArtPonyMDP 20 4 Kinomoto Sakura by ArtPonyMDP Kinomoto Sakura :iconartponymdp:ArtPonyMDP 22 1 Soring Twilight by ArtPonyMDP Soring Twilight :iconartponymdp:ArtPonyMDP 93 32 WIP:Soring Twilight-inked by ArtPonyMDP WIP:Soring Twilight-inked :iconartponymdp:ArtPonyMDP 32 5 WIP: Soring Twilight by ArtPonyMDP WIP: Soring Twilight :iconartponymdp:ArtPonyMDP 28 6 Judy Hopps sketch by ArtPonyMDP Judy Hopps sketch :iconartponymdp:ArtPonyMDP 39 10 That face you make when.. by ArtPonyMDP That face you make when.. :iconartponymdp:ArtPonyMDP 23 5 Judy Hopps by ArtPonyMDP Judy Hopps :iconartponymdp:ArtPonyMDP 80 21 Merry Christmas Sunset Shimmer! by ArtPonyMDP Merry Christmas Sunset Shimmer! :iconartponymdp:ArtPonyMDP 194 27 Merry Christmas Sunset-pencil by ArtPonyMDP Merry Christmas Sunset-pencil :iconartponymdp:ArtPonyMDP 59 6 I'm working on it lol by ArtPonyMDP I'm working on it lol :iconartponymdp:ArtPonyMDP 40 2 score! by ArtPonyMDP score! :iconartponymdp:ArtPonyMDP 32 12 Moon dancers Library( colored) by ArtPonyMDP Moon dancers Library( colored) :iconartponymdp:ArtPonyMDP 150 17 Moondancer's library(pencil sketch) by ArtPonyMDP Moondancer's library(pencil sketch) :iconartponymdp:ArtPonyMDP 79 4 bored and doodling by ArtPonyMDP bored and doodling :iconartponymdp:ArtPonyMDP 42 3


Empathy, Honesty, Magic and Loyalty by Serge-Stiles Empathy, Honesty, Magic and Loyalty :iconserge-stiles:Serge-Stiles 100 23 Twihrsmrclstrk01 by Plotcore Twihrsmrclstrk01 :iconplotcore:Plotcore 31 6 Queen Crackle by Luximus17 Queen Crackle :iconluximus17:Luximus17 84 10 Bramble Mele sketch by xWhiteDreamsx Bramble Mele sketch :iconxwhitedreamsx:xWhiteDreamsx 126 1 Adagio Dazzle by JumbleHorse Adagio Dazzle :iconjumblehorse:JumbleHorse 201 23 Windy Whistles and lil RD by JumbleHorse Windy Whistles and lil RD :iconjumblehorse:JumbleHorse 232 13 Muffin by JumbleHorse Muffin :iconjumblehorse:JumbleHorse 259 18 Sci-Twi by JumbleHorse Sci-Twi :iconjumblehorse:JumbleHorse 340 44 The Dazzlings (Heathers parody) by JumbleHorse The Dazzlings (Heathers parody) :iconjumblehorse:JumbleHorse 338 35 Fusion Febuary 31 (Requested by Devon13168) by Demonic-Kistune123 Fusion Febuary 31 (Requested by Devon13168) :icondemonic-kistune123:Demonic-Kistune123 10 17 Twi Shine by EternalSubscriber Twi Shine :iconeternalsubscriber:EternalSubscriber 89 2 Twi by EternalSubscriber Twi :iconeternalsubscriber:EternalSubscriber 112 9 Can of Worms by Themrock Can of Worms :iconthemrock:Themrock 230 7 Six days and seven nights by kawacy Six days and seven nights :iconkawacy:kawacy 4,026 55 Punklight and Flash by DeannART Punklight and Flash :icondeannart:DeannART 1,223 61 Twilight VS Lord Tirek by DeannART Twilight VS Lord Tirek :icondeannart:DeannART 1,357 135


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Been drawing since I was a child, I'm a musician with a bit of classical animation training.
I like to hang out over at the Equestria Daily IRC chat channel, #EquestriaDaily or #EquestriaDailyArt if you wanna come hang out with other artponies!


Kinomoto Sakura ( attempt 2, grown up)
Another attempt at Sakura. Aged up to around 20. While I improvised the clothes and used the model I drew a couple days ago, i gave a nod towards the  characters cannon clothing by making her belt buckle her school insignia. I imagine I will colour this in and make a full image out of it. What do you think?  I wanted to sort of re-imagine the character as an adult today, and a lot of women where I live tend to like yoga pants and tank tops.  I worry it might be a bit too sexualized in design, Sakura is a very innocent character and I didn't want to take away from that.  I tried to draw a number of different outfits but found at least for now the character's usual clothing style was too tough to draw for me with all the ruffles and poofiness. I once saw a short from the point of Kero's view that featured Sakura from the neck down in a similar outfit.  I chose to turn the model I drew earlier in to her because I mainly  found drawing her hair very tricky and wanted a second crack at it. It looked simple but it wasn't!  What are your thoughts?
Anatomy study:female
Further studying proper anatomy drawing, I really want to draw the human figure more accurately. Too that end; I've spent the last few days studying pictures and video of ballet dancers. I think old animators used to do the same to get an idea of how the human body moves and flows. Here's my attempt at incorporating what I learned.

Bare in mind this isn't intended to be nude, but a shape study for myself. I find the knees and feet give me the most trouble. Their bone structure and how the cartilage moves in various poses is still a bit murky in my understanding. I still see improvement though. Ladies, how accurate would you say this is? The picture i used as a model featured a slim woman with larger hips but a slender upper body.

I'll have to try and find some references on how to draw feet...
Recently I've had a few different ideas of things I'd like to try to draw, which is why you see a few non-mlp drawings popping up.  I do have other interests after all lol! I'll still draw ponies mind you, but your are going to start seeing a variety of things drawn, from anime, to Disney, to things completely outside of my comfort zone. I've been  searching up a lot of different types of styles and things on D.A. building a cache of references for things I'd like to try.

I've been in a bit of a slump since there was a massive leak for MLP a few months back and it put me in the dumps for motivation knowing the show is supposed to end in season 9. So I've been looking for other things to keep the passion of drawing going, having tried drawing Juddy Hopps and Kinomoto Sakura was a great deal of fun, I actually want to give Sakura another go.  Anime allows for some interesting and fun poses, and truth be told is where a lot of my artistic roots were formed. I haven't really  drawn a lot in the anime style since high school( a good 16 years ago for me now) and  trying it again was a lot of fun so I might try drawing a bunch of different anime characters.

When I was a kid I actually created my own characters that I've been reluctant to show, while they were new and exciting to me then,  now with an older mind they seem like they could use a little refining, maybe I'll show them to you sometime with my updated skills and styles lol. I'd made a full 128 page short story, and even a 10 issue home made comic book out of them. All hand drawn on printer paper and stapled together lol. We all start somewhere. Mind you I started out drawing loony toons and Sonic The Hedgehog as a little boy, then grew in to anime, put the pencil down for about 10 years and then I got in to MLP and here we are.

So, any suggestions for characters to take a swing at drawing?  I'd like to try Sakura again once or twice, maybe  something Disney? Of course more MLP, been wanting to try 80's Cheerilee(from FiM), maybe another swing at Coloratura or some other none mane 6 ponies.  Drop some suggestions below, would love to know what you'd like to see me  try.
Kinomoto Sakura
Wanted to practice that cal-state-cal drawing thingy that makes arms and legs look more human... so I drew Kinomoto Sakura from Card Captor Sakura, seeing as apparently they have a sequel series out now and used to watch the show as a kid back in the early 2000's. Mind you I haven't actually SEEN the character since then, and she usually wore really frilly I improvised a simple outfit. I did this from memory so it probably doesn't look very Clamp, but here, now you can see what my actual art style looks like when I'm not trying to mimic someone elses. er... even if the character isn't mine. It ain't perfect but meh what the hell.


Very unique mix of realism and fantasy in your style. your use of lighting is excellent. Apple jack looks like she's in her teen age ye...

I really like that you outlined your art, it helps it pop more and it makes the eyes strain less to find the details. Great use of colo...



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JumbleHorse Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018
Thank you for the watch!
ArtPonyMDP Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
LuBronyr Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is where browsing inbox really pays off. I am glad to have stumbled over your profile. Traditional art is my passion and your art definitely hit the right spot.

Your paintings are so full of colour and details, to the point it is chaotic at times, since everything has a strong outline. I like that! I enjoy magnifying and seeing the smallest lines you have drawn.

You have a pretty gallery there and I am excited to see more.
Added to my devWatch! 
ArtPonyMDP Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I'm glad that you enjoyed it! My Philosophy is to put in as much detail as I can possibly think about to give the best picture to the viewer I can. As someone who is nearsighted and has to wear glasses, I like to use as much detail as I can because I'm used to not being able to see much and I hate missing out on the picture so that's why I put everything that I do into the images. There's a lot of Beauty in life and I'm hope I'm able to convey that in my work
LuBronyr Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like your approach. Missing out on something can often show what value it truly holds. Detailed figures and the like in front of a white background can be beautiful but nothing really beats a full picture.
ArtPonyMDP Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
indeed, I fidn no matter how good my sketch work is, the coloured  variant always  gets far more attention
ColourMan59 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2018  Student Artisan Crafter
Excuse me, do you know what happened to EduardoNunes?
ArtPonyMDP Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I do not.
ColourMan59 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2018  Student Artisan Crafter
Okay then. Thanks.
Laszl Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2018
Thanks for the watch!
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