This is my second submission for the Artist Training Ground’s week 21 theme: draw a pony and his/her worst fear. This is a bit darker than I usually draw these days. Twi and Dashie are a somewhat arbitrary choice. I think any of the main six could be substituted for either position, given how close they are. I spent a little over 2 hours doing this.
Anyway, I decided to give this a shot with my Prismacolors and the more I get used to the soft lead, the more I see the advantages. The shading felt a lot easier to do and graded like a dream.
I’m not sure I got the whole “image reflected in the eye” effect quite down, but it worked out to some degree. Having to draw inside the eye’s space gave me some issues, since it made Dashie pretty small. Conversely, being so close to Twi’s face threw off my sense of scale with how large everything had to be.