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anatomy hates me by Syntactics anatomy hates me by Syntactics
What am I doinggg?

Looks like it's time to learn how to draw... you know... humans ugh. The anatomy is just all over the place here. Just gotta keep practicing. You're free to correct me though.

Roseluck and Spitfire look so show-accurate it's killing me.

MLP:FiM Hasbro
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xelianthought Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
Great pic!
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Civwub Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
I think they look great, personally. You can tell who they are without any doubt and they look cute :)
You also used my favorite pony, so im being extra critical of your work, and i still love it!
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Syntactics Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!

Favorite pony? I'm going to take a wild guess and say... Roseluck Spitfire. Which is great, because I'm working on something (hopefully!) epic for her. Look forward to this H&H Day!
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Civwub Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
So excited! Just nothing with her and Soarin, or really soarin at all...otherwise, excited!
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Syntactics Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Don't tell anypony else, but I really, really dislike Soarfire. I am so with you there. SpitDash is more my thing, naturally! Soarin' himself isn't so bad, but drawing him is painful.
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Civwub Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Secret is safe with me, lol. I have no problem with SpitDash, though i prefer to ship Sparks with another background pony. Even attempting to plan a fic around it, just way down on the list. Regardless, Soarin isn't right for her for a number of reasons. Im not planning any vectors with Soarin, and i cant draw to save my life.
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Syntactics Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh? Who do you ship her with, if I might ask?

Personally, I view Soarfire as one of those celebrity romances that last at most a month. Done purely for publicity and nothing more. And I can never get Soarin' to look right; there's that too.
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Civwub Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
I like to ship her with Rainbow because they can challenge each other better than AJ can. But I'm an Appledasher at heart and so I don't ship Rainbow with Spitfire regularly as it feels like cheating. Sometimes, yeah, but mostly I ship Rainbow with AJ.
But I'm considering a fanfic where I explore a relationship between Spitfire and Vinyl. Vinyl would absorb the lifestyle that Spitfire can provide, but Vinyl is another battle entirely for me. I dont agree with what the fandom has done to her either. I can explore this with you, but it'd have to be a note.
That's an interesting view for SoarFire, not something I've seen them compared to before. It actually would be a great intro for a more adult fanfic about Spitfire, where she is viewed as our Paris or Lindsey but she is actually Emma Watson perhaps, sweet and innocent. But now I'm rambling, my apologies.
I've never tried to draw a stallion before, but I'm curious as to what problems you are having. I'm unsure I have anything to help, especially at your level of expertise, but I can attempt if nothing else. I love helping kind people on DA, they remind me that some simply create art because they love it :)
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Buffalo-Brony Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If your drawing humanized, its fine, but if your trying to go for more human than pony, definitely put more meat on the appendages, I draw anime, and overly skinny characters can work sometimes, like Lelouch, Ouran High, or Gundam , and others work with more realistic proportions, like Naruto, Bleach, or Final Fantasy. Regardless, you pull of all your styles with a finesse that makes it look good disregarding any mistakes, good job and keep drawing!
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Syntactics Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!

Yeah, I really didn't know what I was doing. Hopefully, I'll find time to really work out a proper style for anthro. But thanks so much for the advice!
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PianoPonky Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa, that's super cool! I love their eyes. Amazing fold-work on the dresses, too. I was super impressed with the scroll you gave Ponky in that musician picture you drew. You're great at that!
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Syntactics Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! Folds are fun to draw, but I'm still not great at them. c: But thanks!
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PianoPonky Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I think you're great. A lot better than me--which probably isn't saying much. Anyway, great work this year, and here's to many more!
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Syntactics Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Happy New Years! Even though technically it's still 2012 where I live.
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Rain-Loom Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think that this is my doing now you are trying to to draw humans, ah well you'll get good at it soon.
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Syntactics Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
It kinda is yeah.
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Rain-Loom Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Now your making me feel bad.. which yes i should be :D
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NuvolaVolpe Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
:)
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StarClanwatches Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, what i abide by with anatomy, is I know i can't draw them anatomy correct so I draw them as uncorrect as possible!

So yeah whatever... XD
But yes, Rose's dress is my fave! They look like models!
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Syntactics Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
That's one way to go about it, I suppose!

Thanks! Her dress is... "inspired" by 1950's fashion. I think.
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StarClanwatches Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha true.

I like old fashioned things! ^^
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Zetsumeimaru Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012   Traditional Artist
I like how they look. It's different. It's unique. A lot of people don't have that.
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Syntactics Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! You have no idea how good that makes me feel. I like being (or hopefully so) unique.
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Zetsumeimaru Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012   Traditional Artist
Trust me you are. More so than a lot of people claim to be.
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xHardwirex Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
they're cute to me...
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Syntactics Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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xHardwirex Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
np :D
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Piwakawaka-42 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student General Artist
I don't normally like anthros, but these are good-really expressive (and plenty feminine enough) and not uncanny valley-ish
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Syntactics Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, I understand what you mean. I imagine anthro as a scale from 0-100% on how animal-like and humanoid it is. Different people are always going to prefer different percentages, and as the artist, I struggle with determining which percentage looks best to me (and perhaps everypony else).

Looks like I got it (mostly) right. So thank you!
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Mr-Geronimo Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Artists everywhere: Anatomy? What is this anatomy you speak of? I know of no such thing. XD

But Roseluck and Spitfire look alright to me.
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Syntactics Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! But I'm still worried about it...
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Mr-Geronimo Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
It's only natural. An artist is their own worst critic.
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Tal-Ki Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
They look Perfect to me! You Did Awesome! :love:
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Syntactics Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! <3
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Tal-Ki Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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playa369 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Not to be offensive, but I believe if you added eyelashes, they'd look more feminine. They kinda look like guys... But I like it, never the less!
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Syntactics Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! I'll keep that in mind. I always seem to forget that detail... I'll see if I can quickly do that now.
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playa369 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Ah, yes, I see them now. Much better, in my opinion. Eyelashes are the biggest thing that tells the viewer that it's a girl. You know?
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crasydwarf Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh shame on you anatomy, how can you hate such a wonderful person... :p

I don't know, doesn't look bad to me. I like it. Reminds me a lot of *Holivi's style of anthro.
And it's quite a lovely one at that.

How are things going btw?
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Syntactics Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! First time trying out anthro. I almost didn't post this cause I was worried about how it'd look.

She's one of my favorite artists! Her work is what kinda got me into anthro (I've sketched a few before but never uploaded) in the first place.

Still working on a response to your other reply. And each chapter of the story gets better and better! But I find it almost uncomfortable knowing the author also wrote "Cheerilee's Garden"... I honestly could not even read past Scootaloo's death.
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crasydwarf Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Please never, ever be afraid to post your work.

It's beautiful. And even if you happen to flop out on occasion, no one is here to judge you. We're here to appreciate what you do, ponder upon it and offer meaningful feedback.
How would we be able to do any of those things if you didn't post it? ;)

Take your time on that monstrous wall of text. I can wait.
When you do reply, I am hoping you wont mind me probing you back on something.
I cannot seem to figure it out on my own, so I'm gonna kindly need your input.

Happy you're liking oM&M. Was worried you might be put off by Twilight's behavior (truth be told I was myself, on quite a few occasions). But it will be worth sticking with it.

"Cheerilee's Garden" ... That fact is quite surprising to me as well.
I personally have severe reservations with mixing gore and ponies.
Cannot bring myself to even try and read a chapter of that, even knowing how good the author is :/

On a related note, I spotted a little something on that Pony a Day queue ... *squee* ^^
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Syntactics Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! Sometimes I freak out a bit too much over my art.

Don't worry. Ask away!

I absolutely love it. I was a little unsure of what to feel at first, but since you praised it so highly, I figured it must be good. I admit I'm only on chapter... 3. I've just been so busy with art recently. Hopefully, I'll find a few hours where I can just read through whole chapters uninterrupted.

Gore is fine if it serves the plot well. Too much, and, well... If you haven't read it, just know that it's enough to make me a little wary of Cheerilee even when she appears in the show. It's very descriptive. Too descriptive.

Finally, right?
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crasydwarf Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Only on chapter ... 4 of "want", so no worries. Same boat.

Author is very descriptive in nature. One of the things I love about him.
I can only imagine how good his clop chapters are. Readers must love him :p

I don't mind the wait really. Barely noticed it. But it's always a rush when you know your turn is coming up.

Excitement, yey ^-^
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