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Drawing Ponies: The grievous Way by grievousfan Drawing Ponies: The grievous Way by grievousfan
Yes I was hyped up on caffeine while typing this.
What's your point?
hopefully people can pick up on the sarcasm in this



This was supposed to be my 1000th deviation but apparently I've passed that already. Which tells me I really need to go clean up my gallery :lol:

Pony-drawing-tutorial thing because people have been asking to see my process :dummy: Elaborates on this, in that I actually tell people what I'm doing :iconexciteddummyplz:

Had to sacrifice quality so it wouldn't turn out as an 8-megabyte .jpg file. If any parts are unclear tell me and I can type it out down here :XD:


My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Hasbro/*fyre-flye

:star: Pictures used;
- Bandage-Twilight from Darned Draconequus
- Bunnie Pie from Bunnie Pies and Eastershys
- Diabeetus from No Maturity Here Either
- Fluttershy from Best Ponies
- Zombie-Discord from No Maturity Here
- Celestia rageface (alternate version) from Digging Graves Is Fun
- Panel 3 Luna from Too Easy
- Discord-fox and WIP screenshot from Boredom Is Dangerous
- Woona Kicks Ass


Of course now that I'm tired of looking at it would I notice Rainbow's left eye is messed up.
Goshdangit.
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:iconbrunerss:
brunerss Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014
I remember the first time i tried drawing a pony.

...

I created a monster.

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Drakonitka Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015
When i first one drawing a pony, i was shocked, when i draw the pony. This picture isn't in my DA account.
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brunerss Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015
Ooooh, well, everybody goes through that at one point.
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Fourpony Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
Just read through all the comments (and only 5 minutes of class passed by! What is this, time dilation?!) and did not see an answer I was hoping for (I really tried o' Great and Powerful Grievous of Fans). 

Why do you use Flash over Illustrator? Most other artists like to use either InkScape or Illustrator for vectoring ponies. Is it because you are just more familiar with Flash due to school courses or is there another reason that makes Illustrator less appealing for drawing lithe ponies? 
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grievousfan Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Student General Artist
Illustrator makes it as difficult as fuckin' possible for me to actually draw things. I would much prefer to draw my ponies over vectoring; I've vectored for class assignments before but it's still a pain and I can draw much faster. Not to mention I have more control over my lines :stare:

Not that Flash doesn't have problems. Thanks to the Brush smoothing I sometimes have to redraw the same line a dozen times before it comes out how I want, so now I pretty much do all my comics in Photoshop and resources/bigger ponies (as in file size) in Flash :la:
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Fourpony Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
Then you have a very steady hand. My knowledge of all the little tricks of Photoshop, Flash, and Illustrator are very limited but it just looked like you were using Flash in the same way most people use Illustrator. Seeing as how I have not used Flash, I am just making observations from what I have seen in this guide. 

Conclusion: I have no clue what is going on and I don't see much of a difference between Flash and Illustrator as the moment. 
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tyruvelp Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
faved for woona 
and lrn 2 drwa ( i need to lrn lol)
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ResidentEddy Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Faving just for the Woona:iconeweplz:
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mlp-and-smLunaLover Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Student General Artist
The messed up Discord version is actually pretty cool.
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MountainLygon Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
How long does it take you on average to draw a pony using this method (assuming Discord doesn't interrupt)?
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grievousfan Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Student General Artist
Well Adobe has, since I made this tutorial, pretty much killed Flash so now it's a struggle getting everything to look right :iconwhywouldffffplz:

Now I just do all my outlining in Photoshop, and one pony usually takes 20-30 minutes to outline, then five minutes to color :la:
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THEATOMBOMB035 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014   General Artist
well THIS should help alot
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sovietgirl Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Student General Artist
DDD: SO COOL o.o
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The-Dark-Lord-Link Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Luna kicking Discord out, did it for me. :laughing:
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Sturmlion1 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
Yup everything Discord does tends to be colorful and make Luna angry!
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Sherratari Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Student Writer
And yet discord's recolor is still better looking than the Rainbow power version... :P
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Wanjem Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
YOU DRANK CAFFIENE? NO WONDER DISCORD CAME OUT OF NOWHERE XD XD Extreme 
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RainbowCupcakeFactor Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
TO MUCH READIING.
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grievousfan Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Student General Artist
BRAIN EXERCISE AGH

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RainbowCupcakeFactor Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
Ah mah brain!
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ToontownPrincess Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
WITTOW WOONA 2 DA RESCUE! OUR NEW EQUESTRIA'S HERO!
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Jase1505 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hate to bug about this but what kind of brush settings do you use for the outline? Maybe I'm just dumb as a derp but the outlines keep fluctuating in thickness and the size changes smaller as I zoom in. It's a real struggle for me to understand. @.@
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grievousfan Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Student General Artist
Flash's Brush tool :V I use different sizes depending on how far I'm zoomed in. Some of the curves have to be drawn with one line or else they get squiggly, so the big long curves are usually thicker because I have to zoom out to see the whole thing.

sometimes so far that even the smallest brush setting makes a thick line :iconwhywouldffffplz: pffffff
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Jase1505 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alright, thanks very much! <3
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OgroN Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
You have the most beautiful style of depiction pony. 100 times better than the original!
Honestly, without lies.
And work in the flаsh ... I tried to learn to work there, but don`t fucking understand. X) 
You are done!
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Jase1505 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Faved for future use! This is just genius and hilarious at the same time. XD
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Lost-Our-Dreams Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
rofl even doing tutorials your friggin hilarious xD
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Sparkshot11 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
Overlap drawings in Flash? *Feels so stupid that I haven't thought of this beforehand*

Thanks for the advice!
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littlequeen456 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Luna! LOL I can't stop laughing at that part! If only it were a separate image! I would Fave it! XD
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M00N-CHASER Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ThANk yOu!
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Rainbow-Gale Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
Love how Luna kicked Discord but good after messing up your work like that.
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Cr4zyPPL Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you use a tablet? If so that explains why I always get sucky results. STUPID MOUSE.
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grievousfan Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Student General Artist
I do use a tablet :dummy:
If I had to do all my art with a mouse I would've raeg-quit a long time ago :icondummywooplz:
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Cr4zyPPL Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah cx 
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Iron-Confederate Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hmm, should I get Flash or Photoshop? Regardless, this should help me get a frame of reference. ^_^
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grievousfan Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Student General Artist
For versatility, I would get Photoshop :dummy:

For animating/vectors, I would get Flash, since it's vector-based (smooth graphics) while Photoshop is raster-based (pixelates frikkin' everything).
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PurpleDragonStudios Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Girl ... you just made me want to actualy try to learn digital coloring / art again / Try it because of this ... But sadly I dont have flash XD  I do have PS though
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NebulaWords Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh Discord....

You silly Chaos thingy XD
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Nemesisprime91 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Student Writer
Hmmm...that multi-colored Vector sure brought out RD's eyes.
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cayleycom Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I love your Luna. She's like a spoilt teen. Seriously if you ever did a comic, I'd.....read it!!!!!
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DILeak Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hmmm. It's interesting to see how others create lineart. For me, I use Manga Studio 5. And essentially the same method as you. However, I can color in the original outline color for the whole thing without worrying about the "draw under" option as you will.
I made a gif to represent how I would do fur,

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I would draw so that the line's end would go past each point of intersection, then quickly switch to the eraser tool and erase a small part of each overlapping line. The program then erases the whole line up until it collides with another line you drew, and gets rid of the need to color lines separately. It's also saved as a vector, so scalability is an option.

I never knew you outlined in flash, your lines always seemed too smooth to be the brush tool. Keep on drawing, love your anatomical style.
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Pony-Berserker Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heheh. I decided to peek at it aaaaand you lost me at eyelashes :P
ArtRage's simplicity > Photoshop =P
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grievousfan Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Student General Artist
what is this Art Rage

is it free? :XD:
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Pony-Berserker Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nah. It's not =P But it came with my tablet. I could choose between ArtRage, a basic Photoshop and Corel :P  I chose ArtRage.
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MegaPatron Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
Very nice tutorial :) heh! cute lil Woona c:
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22bubble-eyes22 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Student Artist
That was fun to read. I don't know much about Flash, but maybe now I've soaked something up. Thanks for making it such a great read.
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Henfjo Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
It was nice of you to put out a tutorial, but I didn't understand all of the tutorial :'( I am not going to complain, but is there a possibility to make it a bit more simple for those who are not the best in computer art, like me? Hope you continue to make great drawings :) 
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grievousfan Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Student General Artist
I might make a follow-up tutorial for this one to further explain some things people didn't understand. I don't think I'll be editing this one, though, because it's already a huge file and my Photoshop can barely handle it :ohnoes:

What part didn't you understand?
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Henfjo Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
The colouration part
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grievousfan Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Student General Artist
What part of the coloration part? :XD:
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