This is my first submission for the Artist Training Grounds’ week 24 theme: draw a pony helping another pony in need. For some reason, Dashie needs to be stylish and Rarity is only happy to oblige (by putting her in her predecessor’s outfit no less).
This is actually a bit of an expansion and do over on a submission for months ago. So this is kind of a benchmark to contrast against this to see how far I’ve come. Also, there’s totally no wings missing in this newer version.
This took me about 3.5 hours. I decided to do a little bit of stylistic experimentation. I basically attempted to transfer what I’ve been doing with my Prismacolours to graphite. I did the hairy outline in 2B, then for the shading, laid the first layer in HB and darkened up with 2B. Sketch was done with 2H as usual.
EDIT: Now “slightly less embarrassing” edition.