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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.
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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? 
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:
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. 
tyruvelp Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
faved for woona 
and lrn 2 drwa ( i need to lrn lol)
ResidentEddy Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Faving just for the Woona:iconeweplz:
mlp-and-smLunaLover Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Student General Artist
The messed up Discord version is actually pretty cool.
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)?
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:
THEATOMBOMB035 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
well THIS should help alot
sovietgirl Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Student General Artist
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