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Mane: Shading and Texturing by Pony-Spiz Mane: Shading and Texturing by Pony-Spiz
Did this for Fribox since he asked how I did my mane/hair.

Hope it helps! ^_^

(Btw, that character is one of my OC ponies. Freefall :) )
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banidakitteh Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017  Student General Artist
Oh thats so cute
QuakeBrothers Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
do you have one with Sai?
ArtemaSunset Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow... This will be very useful, even though I use Inkscape for most of my shenanigans, there's gotta be a way to do this with it, right? Or maybe it may be simpler to create the basic vector with Inkscape and then do the mane shading with Gimp... Gah! I'm such a newb :c

Well, anyway, thank you! :D
ShadowxShadowAngel Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
i wish one of my pony oc's could be commisioned :C i suck at shading/texture/thatkindofstuff,plus my computer wont let me install any painting type of programs,i tried ink scape,gimp,even!grr i hate my computer!!
Pony-Spiz Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw that really sucks. I'm afraid I don't do pony art anymore or I would have doodled something for you. X
ShadowxShadowAngel Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thats sad :C
i have 9 points though :I
Evie1234 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
EEEEE! I just started using GIMP and I can't WAIT to try this out! And in case you couldn't tell by my numerous favs, I LOVE YOUR ART!
Evie1234 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
Oh, also, do you think you could do a tutorial on your eyes? They're just really pretty and unique!
Pony-Spiz Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, only recently seen this comment. I shall do just that!
ZeldaTheSwordsman Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
That's a bit more advanced shading than most show manes have.
Pony-Spiz Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh yes, though the show doesn't have any shading in it at all. That's why this tut is how I do it. Thanks :)
ShiranuiOkamiWolf Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What about the people out there that don't have fancy programs to use? We don't all have the expensive crap out there.
Almost all of the people i have friended don't have expensive stuff, including me, and it would be helpful if you made a tutorial like this with a free program. There are plenty of people out there who don't spend money on things online. Some of us aren't too good with shading, and it would help if you did so. Thanks! c:
For people who do have this, this is very helpful.
For people who don't have this, this can be helpful if they can find brushes that work in a similar way.
Spizami Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well that is true, however I have used photoshop for about 8 years now, so I don't use any free software, therefore I don't know the techniques to pull it off. This tutorial can be applied to other programs, all you need is a smudge tool and a paint brush tool.

Thanks though!
LadyCanis Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Gimp is almost like adobe photoshop and it's freeware... it doesn't take much to simply figure out which tool on Gimp does what. This tutorial shows how to use generic tools that are available on freeware.
Daqulith Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great resourse
FluffyWuffs Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
heh, this may come in handy for me. Thanks~
BlockComment Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
This is very useful, I was looking for something to break up the "this is a block of color" feeling... I'm not too close to posting anything but I doubt I'll be a pure lurker for much longer, thanks largely to people like you who go to the trouble to help people out!
Ivan-Chan Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Student General Artist
Oooh so that's how it works. o:
I'm gonna have to practice long and hard for this~ Thank you sooo much! :heart:
And that's your OC pony, huh? She's wonderfully gorgeous<3 I'll keep her in mind ;)
fribox Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, this is awesome :D
DeathByPinkie Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
I fail too hard to shade, or come up with my own style like you have.
But it looks great ^^
EnigmaticWarrior Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
It's really amazing of how you make these pony in your own art style. I know lot of people use photoshop. :)
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August 5, 2011
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