This is my third submission for the Artist Training Grounds’ week 9 theme: draw an athletic pony. Fox-E over on the group mentioned I needed to do a “slow and steady” Twilight to counter all the Dashies and Applejacks that I predicted would be drawn. So here’s a Fall Weather Friends Twilight with a twist. The twist being that I drew way off model this time. I wanted to try a change of style for kicks and having seen some other artists trying to do a truer to real life equine look, decided to try my hand at it.
I was a little unsure at the start, but I think I had the overall form down by the end. The different contours definitely made the shading fun (and loooooong). I think I managed to keep her looking fairly pretty, although I also feel her face crosses into a sort of “handsomeness” too that I didn’t intend. I’m starting to consciously swap between my trio of pencils while I’m shading too, which helps with my shading control. Overall I’m quite happy with this.