Another pose that I nabbed from the show, this time from The Cutie Mark Chronicles. This is the absolutely adorkable smile she has plastered on her face after she got a wee bit overexcited (if anyone reading this doesn’t know why, watch the episode, it’s a spoiler).
Because I found myself struggling to control the gradient on the 4B on the last portrait, I decided to see what happens if I do the majority of my shading in HB (I didn’t use the 4B at all and the 2H was used very sparingly). I had to work a lot harder on the hair, but for the other parts, having better control helped a lot. Some parts look a little rough and I’m still not entirely sure I’m doing them (and a couple of the parts that look okay) right, either. Despite that, I’m rather satisfied with how she turned out.