-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Originally made by the request of a friend, I watched various episodes for different angles and measured the characters according to head height.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
Original character designs © by Lauren Faust
Bosko the Talk-ink Kid © by Hugh Harman & Rudy Ising