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MLP FiM Front Pencil by Nimaru MLP FiM Front Pencil by Nimaru
I drew the main six ponies from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (MLP FiM) from the side in a previous deviant so this is the front sketch. I had a little extra space so I did the Cutie Mark Crusaders afterwards.
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Nimaru Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
bummer :( I've reported them.
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rainbow-pop-rocks Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014
I know... That's what happens when underage (under 13) people join dA, I guess...
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PokemonIdiot Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wat she said at the botton XD
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zuki12013 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
HI! ^^
I was looking around around for MLP sketches and found yours. May I colour it digitally?
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Nimaru Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure if you want though they're practically just traces from the show. But feel free if you think it would be a good exercise and useful for you :D
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zuki12013 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
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PLEASEDONTEATMYFRIES Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey can I make this into a picture thingy
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Nimaru Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You mean use this to create something derivative? Sure! Go for it. Technically, these are just sketches from the show so you really don't even need to credit me if you don't want, though I wouldn't mind if you wanted to. Send me a link when you're done. I'd love to see it :D
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PLEASEDONTEATMYFRIES Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay :D
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Powerpuffbubbles123 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
my pic XD

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kisiel345 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great!
Some questions and critique -
QUESTIONS ---
About how long did it take you to do one character?
What pencils did you use? (it doesnt need to be exact)
How did you get the hair effect thingy? (like on Rarity for example)
Favourite PONEH?

CRITIQUE ---
Very good sketches (I NEED TO LEARN HOW YOU DO THESE)!
Perfect shading use, using fillies AND mares, proportions excellent!
The only things I can think WRONG are -
Rainbow's upper mane goes down at a slightly wrong angle (but who cares?!),
Rainbow's lower mane a bit to small (meh)
Sweetie Belle's upper mane goes down at a quite wrong angle (still,meh)
Twilight's got a big hind leg. (this is quite important).


Still, you shouldn't worry about this kind of stuff. Your art is AMAZING. They look even more original than the original Lauren Faust!
If you really do want to make an absolutely celestiadamn PERFECT sketch, then redraw this, trying to avoid the small mistakes I pointed out, and reupload it. I'm not forcing you or anything, just suggesting.
Just to give you motivation to do more, I'm giving you a watch.

x Kissy (yes yes but im a boy) :joy:
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Nimaru Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Questions:
How long? Probably a few minutes.
I use a .5 mm mechanical pencil to draw with because it's cheap, found everywhere and works well.
Hair effect? If you mean the shading, that's just drawing harder or lighter with the pencil
Fav pony? Luna/Twilight of course followed closely by Derpy :)

Critique:
Yes, they're definitely off in several ways. Considering that these were my first pony drawings, I've learned a lot since then.

I hadn't considered uploading a newer version since I want people to see the rough beginnings so they can see that they too can improve. But it might be nice to do so to show the progression from then to now. Thanks for the suggestion!
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kisiel345 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
;) Also, I'm off to follow your blog (asktheelements?)
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Nimaru Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yup!
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gummy72 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice sketches they look great, I just had to color it link lol
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Nimaru Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Neato! For some depth, remember that the back legs are a bit darker color, but it looks fine the way it is too :D
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MrThat1000 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist
OMG these are better than mine, go ahead compare yours to mine and it should be obvious
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Nimaru Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These took a long time. So long that no one would ever consider doing it this way, but it was good practice. It got me started :)
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MrThat1000 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist
Really?
But it looks AWESOME
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Nimaru Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Here's how I did it: [link]
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MrThat1000 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist
OMG thanks I reallly need some help because some of mine are a bit distorted
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RadiantVoid Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It strike me:

We don't often see the CMC next to the 'bigger' ponies, at least not side-by-side. The CMC seem unusually tiny in this pic, even though they are indeed the correct height.
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Nimaru Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I used a shot from the very beginning of the call of the cutie. It should be accurate, though I know what you mean.
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pezzhippo Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love your linework here, it's so neat and tidy compared to my own! :la:
What kinda pencils do you use for these?
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Nimaru Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
.5 mm mechanical pencil. It's useful for fine points and if you tilt it right shading's no problem either.
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assuming-control Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i'm so jelly... :iconjellyplz:
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Nimaru Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Of what? This was done with the help of the measurements guide that comes before this in my gallery and I'm sure you could do it just as well :)
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assuming-control Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh i thought you have the ability to just draw this, without help. :D
btw, i actually gave you some credit in here [link]
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Mike-O-Shay Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
Aw, CMCs.
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Nimaru Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Since they happened to be in the shot anyway, I decided to include them in case I get around to drawing them.
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JunaECBS Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Well.. I don't want to repeat myself, but, again, those look amazing! This will be a great reference! Thanks!
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Nimaru Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad if it's helpful :D
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Originalham Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011
Awesome sketches! These are exemplary!
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Nimaru Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I didn't think they turned out as well as the profile pics, but this is all part of the plan. Draw all the ponies, then make custom arts!!!
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Naxylie Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011
This is soooo cool great job. :D
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Nimaru Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Naxylie Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
^^ you're welcome
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DragonStrider Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
These sketches are amazing.You have quite the talent.May I use them as a ref?
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Nimaru Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Of course you can. We learn from each other right?

Check my other submissions for the guide template I used for these.
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DragonStrider Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Much abliged.I had some trouble with my OC ponies.But I admit I am happy as to how the new ones look :D
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