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Hello,

I am sharing some books and web resources that really helped my self-learning of art, some specifically for ponies. I hope you may find them useful. 

1. (Book) Drawing on the right side of the brain by Betty Edwards

   Take a look at this book if you think you can't draw, you'll most likely prove yourself wrong. Good for the complete beginner, though the author tend to ramble somewhat.

2. (Web) How to draw ponies panel - Equestria LA 2012

    The video that got me started, there's a lot of useful information for getting started in MLP fanart.

2. (Web) MLP Vector Club

    Show-accurate vectors, excellent references for you to copy and study

3. (Web) Drawing Ponies with Whatsapokemon

    Pony porportions and anatomy made easy, there are three parts of it

4. (Web) Ctrl+Paint

    For getting started with digital media

5. (Book) The ultimate drawing and painting technique bible by Trudy Friend

   The author's explanations about basic strokes with pencil/brush can be rather useful, but the rest of the book maybe not.

6. (Book) How to paint living portraits by Roberta Carter Clark

   Good introductory book to (human) portrait/figure drawing/painting

7. (Web) Figure & Gesture Drawing | Tools for self-educating artists 

   Free reference library for figure, faces, hands and animals

8. (Book) Landscape painting by Mitchell Albala

   Good introductory book to landscape painting

9. (Web) Pinterest

   Filled with high-quality images (as compared to Google Images), most are copyrighted, use for practice purpose only if you are not sure

10. (Book) Your artist's brain by Carl Purcell

   Kind of like "Painting" on the right side of the brain, with useful tips on value arrangement

And that's all. Hopefully they can help you, I'd also be grateful if you can point out any books/web resources that helped you a lot on your artistic journey.


Believe in yourself: You WILL improve if you keep drawing.

02 First Drawing of Twilight Sparkle (Cropped) (c2 by Plainoasis
"Twilight Sparkle" My fisrt MLP fan"art", Feb. 2013, drawn with reference.

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Simbaro Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional General Artist
Your style is bursts of wild light! I have never been able to successfully translate that style from my traditional work over to the digital. Mainly because I cant really smell and feel the paints and brush on a tablet. Your stuff is raw and straight to the point and its great. +watch 
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Plainoasis Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, senpai noticed me! *squeal* If only my watercolor or my design can be a tenth as good as you...

Though regarding the style, have you ever tried to use brushes that gives a "broken" feel besides variants of the standard hard round/flat brushes? (I'm assuming you use Photoshp judging from your digital works) From my experience, it is impossible to achieve a painterly look from hard round brushes alone, and one will need a textured and "broken" shaped brush to do the job. 

Anyways, thanks again for the watch and the kind words!
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WaterFerret Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much for the watch!:D
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LightofYourCutieMark Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2017  Student
嗨!!!!!!!,同为中国马迷Hug 
你知道贴吧吗?(我把你的画作搬运到贴吧好像没有经过你的允许,不过我有标注画作名称和你的ID的,我也不是盗图狗,别打我)
我想认识你,交个朋友吧,你有QQ吗?
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Plainoasis Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
嗨!没事儿,能被搬是我的荣幸。QQ我没有,不过有微信,如果你愿意我可以把微信号发给你。
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LightofYourCutieMark Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2017  Student
可以啊,可惜我不怎么用微信的...我是学生,所以在校期间在这里回复你很慢
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Plainoasis Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
没关系,我也是学生狗。。。
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SiwySzczur Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017
Nice gallery:)
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Plainoasis Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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SiwySzczur Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2017
No problem, I like good art:) I invite you to my gallery:)If you like my work, watch me :)
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