Well, since I didn’t really get to play around with shading with my last ponysona sketch, I decided to set that as my primary goal this time. As such, I decided to do something simple to save beating up the paper for my shading attempts, rather than trying to get an angle right a dozen times. So I ended up doing a portrait of happy Twilight (because happy Twilight is awesome Twilight, right next to crazy Twilight and smug Twilight).
This is the first time in years that I’ve used a pencil other than a 2H for pencil work and I think it shows. All of the parts where I used my 4B and HB are rather obviously inferior to where I worked with the 2H. Despite that, I’m rather happy with how the drawing turned out overall. As usual, my favourite part is the expression, particularly the eyelashes.