MLP: FiM – Twilight Sparkle Style Imitation

This is my submission for the Artist Training Grounds’ week 24 bonus theme: draw a pony in another artist’s style. For the reason that this particular artist’s works inspired me to take up graphite shading again, I shot for the stars and tried to imitate Carlotta-guidicelli.

Can’t say I really succeeded overall. There’s a lot of things about her style I just don’t have the technique for. I had a fair amount of trouble attempting the more complex shading and highlights in the hair and the coat shading I generally couldn’t get to look as smooth. Although I did come pretty close to getting the eyelashes. >.>

Oh, well, I ended up with a pretty decent looking Twi and learned a lot of things, so it all turned out okay in the end.

I spent nearly 4 hours fighting with this. Had to bench my 2B since Carlotta just uses a 2H and HB. Mine aren’t mechanical too, so that made things interesting. I actually shaded with my 2H a bit when I needed things to be really light. Although the HB is a lot more versatile than I remember. Definitely didn’t expect to be able to do all this with pretty much just it (although I still couldn’t get things nearly as dark as what’s apparently possible).

About Kuroi Tsubasa Tenshi

I'm a computer programmer by trade, but I tend to dabble in many different creative activities.
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