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How to Draw MLP: FIM Tutorial by myLOONEYpony How to Draw MLP: FIM Tutorial by myLOONEYpony
-Itís kinda pointless for me to post this due to the numerous tutorials already made, but I wanted to put this up to provide more knowledge on drawing ponies by angles, and hopefully make it more simple than it already is.

Originally made by the request of a friend, I watched various episodes for different angles and measured the characters according to head height. This is practically the main base construction used for the series, so I didn't want to get too technical with the various design differences (like mares vs. colts). The real bugger I had with the poses was the 'front' and 'back', since it is not seen in a full pose too often (visibly seeing from head to hoof).

Some extra info:

*****The characters' 'front' has their back legs normally positioned at an angle. It is never dead on straight like mine, and the asymmetry is highly encouraged.

*****The 'rear-end' view was the hardest to find, but easy to draw. Originally I didn't want to include the tail since it varies in size and shape. Weight also affects how rises from the rear.

*****The construction used reminded me of a theory that cartoonist John Kricfalusi explained for rubber hose cartoon characters, so wanted to include it here as an example.

*****I also included some small info about foal ponies, since their constructions do favor, just in the form of chibi. The majority of the foal eyes are full circles, with bigger shines that adds to the cuteness. Though the shapes and sizes do vary for specific characters, so I didn't want to add too much info. Sorry.

-Even though these characters 'appear' two-dimensional, they are 3-D; with 2-D clarity. Ms. Faust designed these characters extremely well to have define silhouettes, so you can tell the ponies apart from each other by glance.

That's enough ranting from me. Please feel free to download this to enhance your pony knowledge.

(P.S. I do recommend drawing My Little Pony rubber toys or plush toys to get a better understanding of the character's dimensions. It really helps.)

Don't believe me? Here's a link to my first attempt based on just the toy- [link]

Off model versions based on the actual designs- [link]

-Giving credit where credit where is due:

Series franchise © by :iconhasbroplz:
Original character designs © by Lauren Faust :iconfyre-flye:

Bosko the Talk-ink Kid © by Hugh Harman & Rudy Ising
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SapphireNoteClef Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist
best pony tutorial EVERRRRRRrr
Crazii-Drawing Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
Awesome! This is SO going to help me with drawings! x3
ChronoMovieLord13 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Professional Writer
Hope it helps!
EmeraldTahWolf Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How do you do the tail for front view?
EmeraldTahWolf Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
supercutecraftgirl Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
cool this will help me on how to draw my little pony
boricuaswagg Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Amazingly simply understandable tutorial! Good job on this!
ReviseAndEdit Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Dude thats really helpfull, especially on how to draw the face because i always seem to get that wrong. The angles of the bodys help for different standing/sitting positions, and the eyes help for a future reference (my guy wears shades, like 24/7). Mind if i mention your pic is a few of my drawin's?
Duns94 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this..... this is amazing!
Okami-chan227 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really helpful! Do you have one for colts?
TheThirdMoon36 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! i really needed to learn how to draw the front view!
i owe you big time!.......
Tearahk Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for the awesome tutorial. I'm totally gunna use this when I try to draw my pony stuff ^_^
BomKosh Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
It's actually not that bad. Most MLP:FiM tuts are mostly vectors, which kinda killed off the uniqueness of the FiM design.
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