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MLP FiM G4 Head Measurements by Nimaru MLP FiM G4 Head Measurements by Nimaru
To start drawing G4 ponies, I first had to figure out measurements so I could draw them correctly and consistently. I found some patterns of where parts are placed that make the job much easier.

Since these measurements helped me, I thought I would share.


Check out my guide to drawing ponies here: [link]
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TerminalGlow Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hm. It took me a bit to get this, but now that I get what's going on this is pretty useful. Thanks for sharing! I'll definitely put this to use the next time I draw FiM style. c:
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Nimaru Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad if it helped :)
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fuyu-oleander Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, wow, that is really cool! And so helpful, too!
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ImpactFalls1012 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Is there a certain art program you use, or do you use paint?
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Nimaru Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Photoshop and Illustrator
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ImpactFalls1012 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok. Can you send me a download link for Illustrator is you can?
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Nimaru Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Free trial here, but it's expensive software: [link]

Inkscape is a freeware alternative: [link]
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Meow-meow21 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
nice tutorial
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Isabelle-fox Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
I'm working on drawing my very first pony! [this is quite a feat for me, I almost zero drawing skills...just a little, the pony looks slightly like a rino trying to be a pony] its a work in progress.
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Nimaru Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Check out my guide then! You might find it helpful (it worked for me). [link]
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Isabelle-fox Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
HA!I think I got it! its not perfect and it took a lot of erasing and redrawing, but its a recognizable pony head! I'm actually quite proud of my self!
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AlicornBob Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Student General Artist
I was gonna ask for stuff like this. Now I don't have to!
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vila1 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh thanks:) i have allways somehow gotten the eyes way to higth
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vila1 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i just cant get it.. help?
i know how to draw a basic pony(like when i made my avatar) but i dont get this..
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Nimaru Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just draw circles and maybe a few lines as guides. Once you've done that, it's easier to tell where to put the ears, how big to make the eyes etc. For example, the eyes are a little below the center of the circle and are a little taller than half the circle.
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Mafon Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
interesting approach
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Nimaru Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Note that this was just a guide to get me started in learning the style. I don't do anything like this now :)
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enp Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
This sheds some light on me, I gotta remember this.

I still find it difficult to draw the curve of the muzzle though.
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Nimaru Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is hard, but practice helps a lot. Just trace for a while if that helps or at least always keep a reference picture handy (a screenshot from the actual show) that's similar to your pose
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JulesBlewitt Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
woah, I just realized, but each pony has a different shaped nose!
(either that or the animators aren't consistent on that part .^^;)
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Nimaru Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The mane six have the same nose. It was probably the angles or the particular screenshot that I took that shows it different. As time goes on, they're doing more and more body types, but originally, it was just the one "model" for the most part.
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WulfgangArgyr Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Finally, a practical use for trigonometry!
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Nimaru Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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Rdy4Zimpact Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
this can help me when i start to draw them...thank you so much! ^^
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Nimaru Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It really helped me get started. You can see the progression of my art in my gallery from start to finish.
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ShibuyaCrow Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
Oh my god... this has been crazy helpful! I love your gallery and while peeking through stumbled across this!! it's great! Thanks!
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Nimaru Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No worries :) It was very helpful to me when I got started.
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ShibuyaCrow Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
Very much so! I don't think my initial sketches, or even this final piece would have the same quality if it wasn't for your breakdown. THANKS!: [link]
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Nimaru Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're definitely getting it. And the hair is really good. Hair for me was one of the hardest things at first.
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ShibuyaCrow Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
Thank you!!
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Argembarger Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very useful! I've been looking for something just like this for a while. Thanks!
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Nimaru Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad if it's helpful :)

I used it for my drawings which weren't perfect, but WERE great practice!
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