This is the first of at least two submissions for the DA Artist Training Grounds’ week 4 theme: draw a pony inspired by a song.
“But this isn’t very musical at all!” one might say. Well, I’ll admit it isn’t, but the theme is (as always) open to interpretation, so I drew Twilight here while inspired by a single song. Finding that song was a bit tough (I randommed through 250 songs on my iPod until I found something that inspired me). I wanted to draw a happy Twilight today and Guardia Millennial Fair (from the Chrono Trigger OST) just happened to come at the right time. As a result, Twilight is cutting loose and letting her inner filly out as she prances around with a bundle of balloons. 😀
This is my second attempt at an entirely digital drawing and I definitely have to say it turned out much better than my first, but I’m still stumbling around trying to get stuff figured out. The lines are kind of rigid and the last time I manually fixed up every pixel on the outline, that was a 2 hour job on its own. The perspective was a little annoying because I had trouble finding the right places to draw her hind hooves. The colouring was actually fairly fast, since I remembered to leave the outlines black until the end so I could set the threshold high for the fill colours (I realize this isn’t really the best way and I plan on exprimenting with a recommended technique next time).