So I have a new obsession and it is PONY. Specifically, it is the new generation of My Little Pony (no, really, read on), "Friendship Is Magic". I was going to write a big intro to it here but you can read Know Your Meme if you haven't heard.
Anyhow this post kept turning into too much text so let's get right to it -- remember when I was humming and hawing about learning to draw? Welp, I guess I just needed ponies.
I sketched Twilight Sparkle:
and I was pretty pleased with how that turned out -- note: not bragging, I am still in the "wait, I can draw?" stage here -- so I made a copy, inked it with a brush pen, scanned that, and colored it in Photoshop:
But I was really not happy with the inking job I did. I think I rushed it and ended up making the lines all too heavy. I'm not really used to using a brush pen yet and I haven't learned to work at 200%+ of the "target" size.
Anyhow, I realized one of the things that made it so heavy was that the linework was all black ink. But I didn't have anything else to use. So I scanned in the original sketch, found some tutorials on doing paths in Photoshop, and several hours and a couple dozen layers and paths later, the end result:
Okay, I'm hooked now.
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