The cutie mark does not conform to the pony's flank very well (the perspective is off). The ink cutie mark looks like it is painted on a surface perpendicular to the artwork viewer's line of slight. However, an imaginary surface parallel to the pony's flank is not perpendicular to the viewers line of slight. Might you consider making an updated version where the perspective of the ink cutie mark conforms to the same perspective angle and slight curvature of her flank?
Was this done with a tablet, then? Honestly, I don't know how people get such SMOOTH LINES with a tablet. My hand can't stay straight for that long. D: I always get a line that's slightly squiggly or something. How do you do it? |3
Great picture though. I really ike the coloring, as well!
X3 I heard of that last tip. I don't know, these lines are SO smooth, I can't tell that you don't have a steady hand!
Quick slashes can be a little hard for me sometimes, because I sometimes have it go off in another direction, or it's not the right kind of curve, or the pressure isn't focused where I want it, etc etc... (then again, I often turn my paper this way and that, probly because of how I hold my pencil, and I can't do that very well with a tablet. |D)
But huh, maybe I'll try the "drawing things large" trick, because I've heard that before and I haven't tried it to the extent that I'd like. X3
Anywho, yes, you are talented, hence why I watched you. - 3 - I love your stuff. You could say you're one of the people I kind of "look up to" when it comes to ponies. :3
another 'tip' i can offer, though I am not nearly so talented as Bamboo dog...... having watched some of my more experienced artist friends.. when they're drawing and trying to get 'the right kind of curve' they tend to redraw the same line over and over again, hitting control-z repeatedly, until the line finally lands in the right spot. I think one of the hardest things for an artist to learn is to do something OVER again. It's so difficult for us to discard something we've done and created already--from a pose, to a line, to an angle or the whole drawing.and try at it again in hopes of fixing whatever error was irreparable before.
Yeah, that's what I've been trying to do. :C Unfortunately, I can't seem to get it right.
Instead of aiming for perfection, though, I'm just going to practice and do a whole picture, even if I don't feel it's quite right. If I'm such a perfectionist, I'll give up before the end instead of going through with it and actually practicing.
But that DOESN'T mean that I'm going to not use the whole "redo" thing. XD Obviously re-doing something until you get the right curve is pretty necessary... It's unfortunate, though, that my lines aren't as smooth as I wish they were. :C