(Destiny) I Want You To Look Up by Mattatatta
Just look up, and you’ll find your way home.

(Destiny) I Want You To Look Up by Mattatatta

Just look up, and you’ll find your way home.

This is why the physical album has not arrived yet. You’re getting art of this level of consistent quality included in the two-disc package that costs what, twenty bucks?
I just… I realise that I am taking a long time, but its been pointed out again and again that the level of quality is quite high. Sometimes I have a hard time seeing this, especially with all the failures I construct around myself, but other days I can just about steal a peek through a crack and feel a little bit proud of myself for what I draw.

This is why the physical album has not arrived yet. You’re getting art of this level of consistent quality included in the two-disc package that costs what, twenty bucks?

I just… I realise that I am taking a long time, but its been pointed out again and again that the level of quality is quite high. Sometimes I have a hard time seeing this, especially with all the failures I construct around myself, but other days I can just about steal a peek through a crack and feel a little bit proud of myself for what I draw.

I want you to look up.Do you see the stars in the night sky?
No, Matta, I don’t see shit ‘cause you ain’t done you blind git.
Everyone still needs shading, Rarity needs her gradients, and when the background is done I need to recycle it for a bookend image. This particular image is the last image of the bookend pair, it needed the most work so I did this one first.
That awkward moment when you work left to right and your skill improves so much that by the time you reach the right side the left side sucks.
I mean =cough= There’s some tweaks still left to do on top of what hasn’t been started.
Hmmm… Get this and the bookend done, then its time for some Luna, and then some busy Sparkle, and finally some Dusk. Hopefully the Luna image won’t be too complicated…

I want you to look up.
Do you see the stars in the night sky?

No, Matta, I don’t see shit ‘cause you ain’t done you blind git.

Everyone still needs shading, Rarity needs her gradients, and when the background is done I need to recycle it for a bookend image. This particular image is the last image of the bookend pair, it needed the most work so I did this one first.

That awkward moment when you work left to right and your skill improves so much that by the time you reach the right side the left side sucks.

I mean =cough= There’s some tweaks still left to do on top of what hasn’t been started.

Hmmm… Get this and the bookend done, then its time for some Luna, and then some busy Sparkle, and finally some Dusk. Hopefully the Luna image won’t be too complicated…

Starting another image for the Destiny album (I have a total of five double-page spreads left to do, but this one counts as two for what I have planned).
This one has the Mane Seven in it, but I’ve only got the left page (AJ, Dash, and Rarity) looking somewhat okay in sketch-form. Everyone else is on the right page and they’re all in need of refining before I post what I have.
If you’re wondering why AJ is super detailed compared to the other sketches, it is because the others did not have anything painfully wrong with their initial sketches. AJ’s looked mortifying and I could move onto anything else without bring her sketch up to something I could actually see looking good. There’s lots left to correct on Dash and Rarity, and I’ll address those issues once the initial sketches for everyone are done.
Once again I must remind you to track the tag ‘destiny:atouw’ for updates on the CD’s progress. To the best of my knowledge, it is solely my slow output that is holding the production of the physical album up (for which I apologise), and I’m tagging every progress shot I have with ‘destiny:atouw’ so that people can get a source of regular updates from me.

Starting another image for the Destiny album (I have a total of five double-page spreads left to do, but this one counts as two for what I have planned).

This one has the Mane Seven in it, but I’ve only got the left page (AJ, Dash, and Rarity) looking somewhat okay in sketch-form. Everyone else is on the right page and they’re all in need of refining before I post what I have.

If you’re wondering why AJ is super detailed compared to the other sketches, it is because the others did not have anything painfully wrong with their initial sketches. AJ’s looked mortifying and I could move onto anything else without bring her sketch up to something I could actually see looking good. There’s lots left to correct on Dash and Rarity, and I’ll address those issues once the initial sketches for everyone are done.

Once again I must remind you to track the tag ‘destiny:atouw’ for updates on the CD’s progress. To the best of my knowledge, it is solely my slow output that is holding the production of the physical album up (for which I apologise), and I’m tagging every progress shot I have with ‘destiny:atouw’ so that people can get a source of regular updates from me.

Dat outfit.

(source)

Dat outfit.

(source)

Everything’s coming together! One more day I reckon and I’ll have this shot done.

Heartbeat eye patterns are my idea donut steel who am i kidding nobody really notices them.

Everything’s coming together! One more day I reckon and I’ll have this shot done.

Heartbeat eye patterns are my idea donut steel who am i kidding nobody really notices them.

Family.

Family.

msbexy:

twitchmusic:

manearion:

fristjra:

2007excalibur2007:

mushroomcookiebear:

immalivinginaboxen:

my friend made this after showing me ponies

so yeah

shes blue im red

dad read it you’ll laugh i swear

help i’m dying omg

This is the greatest

This is really fun actually haha!

this is fantastic hepl

>sweetie belle
>I don’t like her hair

Gotta be some reference to “I really like her mane”

The genuine feel I sense in the conversation they’re having makes this.

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(Request) The Bold, The Brash, and The Beautiful by ~Mattatatta

Finished the request! Woo!
Now it’s time to work on Survivor Shy!

(Request) The Bold, The Brash, and The Beautiful by ~Mattatatta

Finished the request! Woo!

Now it’s time to work on Survivor Shy!

Very nearly done. Just Rainbow and Rarity left, and a few bits of shading and details.
The hand-written text is a placeholder, I’m not confident in my own handwriting to consider worth keeping over something typed. I’m not even sure if any text will be in the picture when I’ve finished it - it may be best left to the requester if he so chooses.
I freaking love those eyes I’ve made, AJ’s eyes are Alasou-inspired, but the other two characters who have visible eyes are something I cobbled together from my own experience - which comes from borrowing from every artist beneath the sun. I think it offers a pretty interesting visual indicator as to their backgrounds.

Very nearly done. Just Rainbow and Rarity left, and a few bits of shading and details.

The hand-written text is a placeholder, I’m not confident in my own handwriting to consider worth keeping over something typed. I’m not even sure if any text will be in the picture when I’ve finished it - it may be best left to the requester if he so chooses.

I freaking love those eyes I’ve made, AJ’s eyes are Alasou-inspired, but the other two characters who have visible eyes are something I cobbled together from my own experience - which comes from borrowing from every artist beneath the sun. I think it offers a pretty interesting visual indicator as to their backgrounds.

Let’s call this one-third finished, since I’m not sure if I’ll be needed to write anything on this cover such as the fic’s title.
Had fun drawing the lines and pretty much doing the whole render of AJ and the male pony mug. It took me four hours, which isn’t very fast, nor is it too slow for me. Still, lots to do tomorrow when I pick this up again.

OH and by the way, check out the eye details. Some pretty interesting differences lurk between AJ’s and the other pony’s

Let’s call this one-third finished, since I’m not sure if I’ll be needed to write anything on this cover such as the fic’s title.

Had fun drawing the lines and pretty much doing the whole render of AJ and the male pony mug. It took me four hours, which isn’t very fast, nor is it too slow for me. Still, lots to do tomorrow when I pick this up again.

OH and by the way, check out the eye details. Some pretty interesting differences lurk between AJ’s and the other pony’s

Assuming there is nothing I have missed or forgotten, or nothing additional wanted by the requester, this sketch is ready for lines and colouring.

Assuming there is nothing I have missed or forgotten, or nothing additional wanted by the requester, this sketch is ready for lines and colouring.

I just wanted to draw today; just sketch and practice. I’m not feeling the Survivor Shy sketch and I’ll probably make something else if I can’t put my digit on what it’s missing.
Anyway. Some head angle practice in the center that highlights how inconsistent and poor my pony heads are. I gave up drawing more angles in favour of taking notes from another artist’s work and trying it myself.
Once again, I looked over Alasou’s sketches and artwork and worked out a method to draw a quick and proportional head that kicks the backside of my clumsy approach. And I also learnt that I was drawing the muzzle’s too big to get the look I’m after.
Then I practiced eyes in Alasou’s style again, starting with the Fluttershy pair on the left, then the Rarity front-profile drawing, and finally combining it with some tips I was shown to draw that human-like eye.
In the end, I ran out of ideas and started filling space with nervous ‘shy, a random pony blowing a raspberry, another try at a different head style, and a very excited pony.
I probably spent about five to six hours on this canvas. A lot of that time was spent failing at the angled heads. When I finally did some studying and got the hang of it, I was scribbling superior pony heads in no more than ten minutes each.

I just wanted to draw today; just sketch and practice. I’m not feeling the Survivor Shy sketch and I’ll probably make something else if I can’t put my digit on what it’s missing.

Anyway. Some head angle practice in the center that highlights how inconsistent and poor my pony heads are. I gave up drawing more angles in favour of taking notes from another artist’s work and trying it myself.

Once again, I looked over Alasou’s sketches and artwork and worked out a method to draw a quick and proportional head that kicks the backside of my clumsy approach. And I also learnt that I was drawing the muzzle’s too big to get the look I’m after.

Then I practiced eyes in Alasou’s style again, starting with the Fluttershy pair on the left, then the Rarity front-profile drawing, and finally combining it with some tips I was shown to draw that human-like eye.

In the end, I ran out of ideas and started filling space with nervous ‘shy, a random pony blowing a raspberry, another try at a different head style, and a very excited pony.

I probably spent about five to six hours on this canvas. A lot of that time was spent failing at the angled heads. When I finally did some studying and got the hang of it, I was scribbling superior pony heads in no more than ten minutes each.

cartoonpony:

hamigakimomo:

curepimmy:

So when drawing an entirely different picture of Rarity, in need of a reference, I googled “Horse sitting”. The resulting images were all really awkward, they look like they barely know HOW to sit! So I decided to draw ponies sitting in weird horse poses instead. Probably coulda pushed these a bit more but eh~

perfection

reblog for geten


This is probably why I reference cats when drawing FiM ponies resting rather than referencing actual horses. For some reason it just looks better. The anatomy is similar, anyway.

cartoonpony:

hamigakimomo:

curepimmy:

So when drawing an entirely different picture of Rarity, in need of a reference, I googled “Horse sitting”. The resulting images were all really awkward, they look like they barely know HOW to sit! So I decided to draw ponies sitting in weird horse poses instead. Probably coulda pushed these a bit more but eh~

perfection

reblog for geten

This is probably why I reference cats when drawing FiM ponies resting rather than referencing actual horses. For some reason it just looks better. The anatomy is similar, anyway.

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I wasn’t going to do a background, I was originally going to draw a ton of props in the foreground instead.
I ended up drawing a background, and doing next to no props in the foreground. Deal with it.
I tried to do some decent shading, but I’m miles away from making something decent in mere hours. I do think what I managed is good though, just needs more improvement and practice.
Another item to mark off my list, no it’s just Shining Armour being caught wearing Cadence’s socks to draw. But that shall wait until tomorrow.

I wasn’t going to do a background, I was originally going to draw a ton of props in the foreground instead.

I ended up drawing a background, and doing next to no props in the foreground. Deal with it.

I tried to do some decent shading, but I’m miles away from making something decent in mere hours. I do think what I managed is good though, just needs more improvement and practice.

Another item to mark off my list, no it’s just Shining Armour being caught wearing Cadence’s socks to draw. But that shall wait until tomorrow.