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Sketch Practice by Gray--Day Sketch Practice by Gray--Day
Incognito's such a jerk! ...And that fills me with a sense of foreboding. Uh-oh...
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The tutorial is here: [link]

I wanted to save this as a way of documenting my progress. And since I insisted on doing something so drab, I figured I could throw in some entertainment for whoever is going see this. =P It's a first attempt at honestly going from sketch to ready vector.

I am so grateful to the wonderfully talented Lissy-Strata :iconlissy-strata: for providing her art tutorial. My result does not even compare, but at this moment I am 120% convinced that this is the way to achieve total independence when vectoring. That is, with a good bit of practice on various different poses (I still pretty much copied the one I saw in the tutorial). Do have a look at it and make sure she knows how awesome she is for making it.

My current bane are proportions, distances of individual pony parts and the proper shaping of legs, meaning everything that is crucial to drawing ponies properly. Time to get cracking...
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AmberTrue Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A tutorial on making your own show accurate poses? I am faving this hard. Very very hard.

Im tired of needing bases!!
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Gray--Day Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That tutorial does help heaps. I'm glad it's there.
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HaRtBiTs Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing!
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Gray--Day Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Right? First I thought you don't need all the sketching stuff when there's vector editing software but man, was I wrong.
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HaRtBiTs Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
in my case, i donīt do the sketch thing, i just do the pony with the pen and then just colored it, and the shades if i want, i'm not the one who likes to take so long in art, actually the last one take me like 15 minutes xD
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Gray--Day Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Speed is actually something I'm hoping for as well. Time will tell if I manage that.

And that means you're really good with freehand drawing, which is awesome. :D Myself, not at all unfortunately, so it's best I don't skip vector tracing for now.
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HaRtBiTs Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha you're right, i like the hand drawing but since my brother buy me a tablet, i only do that kind of draw in the University xP
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Gray--Day Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Shoot, I wish I had one of those. It must be something like freehand with digital editing at the same time, huh?
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HaRtBiTs Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
exactly, but is more difficult, just with practise anyone can get used to it :P
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