This is unspeakably helpful. Came across this after I realized that I had no freaking clue how to draw a pony from the front. Thanks for putting this together! I'm sure to refer to this image a lot in the future.
Huh, I've been looking a long time for filly measurements compared to adult ponies. Only now I stumble upon this because you are on the front page and I thought I'd take a closer look at your gallery. Maybe add the word "filly" to keywords? Other then that, this is great! I've been having trouble making a proper filly plushie and now I can see exactly what I'm doing wrong. Do you perhaps somewhere on your computer have a side comparison too? Only if it's not too much trouble
HOCKEYMASK PONIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have been scouring the web for this kind of break down, thanks! I'm just starting this drawing business having stopped in the past because I used to get a lot of *ahem* 'comments' in school and such, and thus I wonder if you could spare the time to critique my Twilight sparkle attempts in my gallery. Most appreaciated PS// I followed the link on the Reddit page
I have a question about the height placement of the eyes. In this picture it apears they are placed at about the center of the head, but in this picture [link] they apears to be much lower. I'm confused.
Go with the sideways shot. From the front, their heads are more oval it seems though I used circles anyway. It helped me with proportion, but eye placement is best done this way: nostril to just above the bottom ear attach point. That works for front or side.
I've a few questions because I'm having some trouble making out some of these measurments
Is the line at the top of the eyes 1/4 of the height of the circle? Or something else?
The body circle looks tangent to the face X, i assume that is a 90deg angle?
Then the top nose line is tangent to that--I can't really figure out anything about the next two lines other than equal spacing.
The inner body circle is, about 2/3 of the outer body circle?
I see what you mean about these not being as useful as the profile version!
hmm. I just noticed: In the profile version the feet only go down 3/4 of the last circle. In this version they go all the way down (if you count the bottom of the curve, which it looks like you did on the profile).
Sry for spewing all over you comments, but these REALLY helped me.
The top horizontal line is half of the top half so yeah, that's a 1/4 of the total.
Not sure of the second question, though you'll notice the body circle for Twilight wasn't directly under the head while the others kind of were. I think it tends to shift based on how they're standing/moving.
The three lines on the bottom show that if you cut the bottom into 3rds, the top line is the top of the nose, the next is the nose holes and the bottom is the mouth.
If you cut the second circle into roughly quarters, the body circle is 3/4 of a head (or something like 2/3rds) I'd have to look closer. The key is to make most of the measurements based on head so once you've drawn the head circle, the rest flows from there.
Yeah, this was a lot tougher for some reason, the measurements weren't as clean or easy.
The feet don't go all the way down, the circle is indented. The second circle in this one is partially over-lapping the head while in the profile version, they touch only at the ends. The over-all feet length is the same
And no, I don't feel puked on, your comments/questions are totally valid. Keep in mind that if you just wanted to do a really good free-hand, you only really need to overlay a picture with a even-spaced grid. Then basically draw one square area at a time. [link]
The point of this exercise is to permenantly learn the way their drawn to allow for more creativity than just copying. Sooner or later, I plan to do original art.