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.