This was kind of a major practice piece for me. I drew almost entirely without reference until the initial sketch was laid out, then tried to use minimal references to make adjustments. I also wanted to try drawing tears again, because the last time I tried drawing them, they kind of sucked. I definitely improved from last time, but I’m not really sure how I did overall.
Anyway, since I needed to do tears, I had to do a crying Twilight. Which meant she either needed to be sad, hurt so badly she’s crying, or overjoyed. Since I beat up on her enough as it is, I went with overjoyed. What is she so happy about? Who knows? Maybe she got Smartypants back.
Done in 4 hours using 2H-HB-2B trio in my older shading style.