I have been drawing pony art for several years. The first few years my passion for cute ponies grew rapidly, but this year my interest in ponies is slowly dying out.
Not only that, whenever I try to draw pony art it looks bad, the anatomy looks more like a DOG than a PONY.
I don’t know what happened, but rather than draw ponies I just draw other animals or humaniods…
Pony art is where I started, I have been improving a lot and I have made friends through MLP fanart. The first few years of my “brony times” made me happy, really happy, I was always excited to draw someone’s OC or just draw anypony in general. I was using pony puns and MLP references in everyday life, I stoped doing all of that, drawing ponies is something I FORCE myself to do now…
I just hope that my motivation and passion for ponies will return soon.
Seriously, it’s good for making references but really? Vectors are one thing. References are another. Making an entire blog?
Seriously, I mostly use it for short little gags and I don’t try to run my entire blog by using the thing. If you’re going to use the OC maker, use it for references for your characters.
- Submitted by rules-broken-fate-rewritten
The way that he draws poses and scenarios for all of his charters makes me want to work harder so much harder and try and reach my full potential.
- Submitted by spoopydreaming
I don’t own a computer and I do all hand drawn art and I use my phone to take pictures of my finished work. I’m afraid I won’t get the recognition I might need to help with bettering my art.
- Submitted by kupokid3990
Mod note: the link to the image that OP has provided couldn’t be accessed.
I know it sounds quite stupid, but sometimes i find some great ask blogs with amazing art designs and quality updates but…. they are not in english or any language i know. I just can’t help myself but follow them anyway and trying to immagine what are they talking about and what the story is telling through images and expressions. I have my headcanon on what’s happening but sometimes i really wish i could know. I find very rude to tell the mod “i don’t understand the language but i love the art” because it would be like praising just a side of the mod’s work so i stand there watching and wondering.
- Submitted by askstonehoofbastion
I’m sure you have heard a lot in the past eight months about a former deviant who had been tracing the art of popular pony artists. Well, that person is me. I suppose I just want to come clean about the whole tracing and OC theft nonsense that’s been circling above my head since March. A pretty long time, I know, and that’s why I want to let it all go right here, and right now.
Back around March, when I was new to drawing ponies, and could barely grasp the concept of the anatomy at all, I wanted to make something really pretty and great, but I never knew how to - my artistic flare was running low at the time, and I could barely hold my tablet pen steady, My lines were all over the place and I had NO clue what the stabilizer or clipping tools were for. I didn’t have many watchers or fans, about ninety or a hundred at the most, and in all honesty, I just wanted to get myself known, but I went about it totally wrong.
I was afraid of what people might say when I started drawing ponies - I knew that it was frowned upon in real life; I knew how much the people around me at school hated ponies - heck, the teachers would jump down my throat about a circle and a line looking like a “my little pony” and so I decided to use someone else’s artwork to help me make that hideous (Yes, looking back on the OC, I really have no idea what went through my mind when I made it) character called Spectral Flame. So, I used the artwork of a very, very talented and amazing woman and filled in the colours of my character - not knowing how terrible what I was doing was.
That artwork stayed in my gallery for a long time. Heck, I was so proud I submitted it to a bunch of OC groups on deviantART. Later on at the start of April, a kind girl confronted me about how my OC looked similar to hers - which it did, and I have no trouble admitting that now - but instead of responding calmly, I jumped down her throat because at the time I assumed her a threat - I assumed she was trying to break the tiny bubble of exposure I had. Man, I go back to the comments now - I read through the flamewar I started and I still don’t understand what the heck went through my head!
Somehow I made peace with her - she told me I should make my own character, which I did. I turned my fursona, Tabery, into a cute little pony called Tabery Bee. I cannot explain enough how happy I felt when the artist I just met - who was so kind to me despite my appalling behaviour - made a big move to help me, by drawing my newly created Ponysona, Tabery Bee.
Thinking back to then, it’s really hard to remember exactly what happened. I hurt so many people, and believed my own lies to the point that I cannot even remember what happened back then, but I know I only made it worse.
You see, I was so caught up with the small bit of “fame” I had (That picture gave me exposure and within a few days I had about a hundred more watchers from when I first started out) that I continued my wrongdoings.
I began tracing even more. It began with that single picture, but I just simply could not stop - the smoothness of the lines - the anatomy - all of it was perfect and I wanted to see my character exactly like the way they drew their art. Even now, I can’t explain how I felt - part of me doesn’t even know, but it was something I wanted so badly that I had to make it “my own”, when in reality all I was doing was hurting even more people.
Seven pictures in total that I traced. All but one was of my brand new character, Tabery Bee. All but two of them were from the same person. Before I turned my wolfsona into a pony, i traced a picture from the girl who was only trying to help me.
More and more time past and the original creator realised what had happened and confronted me. It took a while for me to come to my senses. It took an entire journal to make me realise my wrongdoings - to make me realise those pictures needed to be exterminated forever.
You’re probably wondering why this entire situation rolled out for eight whole months - hurting everyone in it’s path including people I was once friends with. It continued only because of my bad attitude towards the entire situation. It only continued because of me - because of the things I said. It was in no way anyone elses fault but mine, and for that I’d like to sincerely apologise to: Dragongirl983, Kajitanii, Hell-hxund, Midnightpremiere, Zanon-Shadow-veil, X-Night-Melody, Rainbowscreen, Secret-Pony, Cyev and anyone else I brought into this mess.
Since my wrongdoings, I learnt to draw. It was Midnightpremiere’s kind actions that helped me develop my own style. It wasn’t perfect, but it was something I could call my own. It was DragonGirl983’s passion for show-style work that inspired me to try out vectoring for myself, and and since being off of deviantART (unrelated to the issue;) I have created many new characters and artworks of my own. I have my own unique style that I am very, very proud of. I have met many amazing people who have helped me learn my wrongs, and who have helped me make steps to make a change, and for that, I’d like to thank you all. I’d also like to say to any people who have done things like I have:
Don’t be afraid to own up and come clean about it. People won’t hate you for admitting your mistakes and saying sorry - they will only hate you if you don’t own up. Tracing isn’t okay, and nor is art or OC theft or any kind of theft. It hurts so many people and it took eight months for me to understand exactly how they felt.
Everyone has their highs and lows, and you just need to find that spark, and ignite it.
Thank you for reading my long confession, It really makes me feel so much better about myself. Now that everyone knows the truth, I’ve got nothing to hide above my head anymore.
You can find me at pinipy.com now.
- Submitted by pinipy
I know it might seem a bit weird but i’ve been in a bunch of fandoms before but I never got any love from the fandom except from this one. When I first started my blog around the time I had like 15-20 followers I already had a bunch of people and good friend to talk to. Now i’ve grown to 173 followers, though it might not be much it surpasses the number of people i follow (which was one of my goals). I even got to talk to a few famous people i looked up to. In other fandom we had to be famous to or you’ll just be ignored. I’m really glad that I came back to this fandom.
- Submitted by askrindash
We always do. The majority of confessions do not have images attached. - Alice
I just find the dancing and the animation so adorable, plus I love all the cameos in it. When I watch it, I can really feel that so much time has gone into it (Also, The little Flash part at the end makes me laugh ^^)
-Submitted by sherlocks-lullaby
I’ve collected a whole gallery of How to draw My Little Pony for people like you to use. Here ya go and happy drawing!
Will publicly post this so others can see this and use the tutorials as well.
You should thank all the people who send in confessions, they’re the ones who give out advice &suggest ways to improve art, ask blogs, etc. ;>
pokumii made MLPAC, so you can thank her alone if you wish - since she isn’t an admin here anymore.
They get followers because people like their characters personality, look, and everything else. they get it or not. If they have 500+ followers or even 5, it doesn’t matter. People don’t have to say you don’t deserve them or they should get more. People like it and that’s that.
- Submitted by aquaelement
It’s hard to run an ask blog without getting any asks. I know. I’ve had to recruit friends to send me asks at times when my inbox stays empty for a while. We’ve all been there.
But when an artist is constantly complaining that they don’t get any asks, only to put minimal effort into their responses, it makes me think that maybe they’re more upset about the lack of attention than anything.
I know it sounds bad, but hear me out.
Back in my earlier days here on Tumblr, I followed one blog in particular that was constantly (and by that I mean nearly daily) complaining that they got no asks and wondering if they should just shut down their blog because they felt as if no one cared about it. Feeling sympathy, I sent in an ask from each of my accounts, plus a few anons, to help them out. To each ask, I received a simple one word response, that made me feel as if my ask wouldn’t have made much of a difference.
Ask: “Hey, <insert pony name here>, you’ve been a bit inactive for a while. What have you been up to these past few months?”
Response: Panel shows pony sitting on a couch. ”Stuff.” End of response.
Ask blogs depend equally on artist and followers to run smoothly, but when the artist doesn’t make the followers feel like their questions were worth asking, they can’t expect to get more. If I send in asks to a blog that actually have substance to them, rather than just “Hugs?” or something generic like that, I want the response I get to be a bit more fulfilling than just a one word response. How do you follow up to a response like “Stuff.”? What’s the point of asking another question if you know you’re not going to get a satisfying answer?
- Submitted by ask-chronicle
So after asking if an artist finished a commission they said they had finished the commission and would post it the next day. That was around a month ago. Today is October 1st.
At first I thought that they were probably busy and forgot so I sent a message on the weekend, no reply. throughout the next week I had sent a couple more asks for my commission, and a couple for some random thing that they posted, they answered the asks not about my commission.
I asked around and some of my friends said I should ask for my money back at this point but I decided to wait awhile and maybe they would respond. There has been no answer about my commission.
I don’t get it, you say you’re done and I already paid. If you were mistaken and didn’t actually finish it, or you lost the file, or something. why ignore the messages? I am trying to be polite about all this and I hope that they will talk to me soon.
Either way, I’m unfollowing them after all this.
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