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Tutorial: How to Draw FiM Style Ponies by Musapan Tutorial: How to Draw FiM Style Ponies by Musapan
I've gotten a few people asking me for pointers on how to draw ponies, and another few asking for me to just post a dang tutorial. So here it is.
I've never made a tutorial before, so I hope it doesn't completely suck. XD At the very least, I hope it's helpful.

Let me also note that I've never been to any sort of art school, (I taught myself how to draw 100%) and I have not seen or used any tutorials on how to draw ponies. (Also, this was done on the computer with a mouse, and I usually draw traditionally with a pencil and pens, so the joints are slightly wrong and the body is a little too big. orz) The way I draw ponies is simply how I taught myself, and how it works for me, so if you disagree/think there's an easier way, please keep it to yourself, I'm not looking for crits. :3
Just trying to help out some fellow bronies who are having troubles getting started drawing. Let me know if it helped!

Also, this tutorial is about how to draw the ponies ONLY. If some of you want tips on other things like coloring, I may make another tutorial if I have time.
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:iconiikittykat123:
iiKittyKat123 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!
This will be so helpful for my series farting is magic ><
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:iconjulycristimas:
JulyCristimas Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
HELPFUL!OMG THX
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:iconthegatekeeper13:
TheGatekeeper13 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Finally!!!!! A tutorial that actually helped me finally draw ponies.....i been through so many tutorials that didn't help me....but this one helped me so much!! Thank you so much! SUPER bounce 
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vanessa16052 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
Muro*

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:iconvanessa16052:
vanessa16052 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
Did u guys know deivant has a drawing thing? Go under submit and then it says draw with DA MunroMunro
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:iconmatthewrosser12:
matthewrosser12 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
i think everypony knows that
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:iconkillerkitty115:
KillerKitty115 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
can i um... put this on my art while im drawing like a smaller version and then erase it after plz? ~Katt:heart::meow:
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SkyLunar Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, this was very helpful. I drew my first decent-looking pony today :D
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:iconvinylscratchpony-3:
VinylScratchPony-3 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
YOU GOD DANG MAKE IT LOOK SO EASY GOD
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:iconmizumi-no-okami:
Mizumi-No-Okami Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Student General Artist
curse you my poorness, i can't afford a drawing tablet, i've spent the past 3 and a half hours wasting paper trying to draw ponies, i haven't given up because i'm almost as stubborn as apple jack
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:iconninjawolf111:
NinjaWolf111 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
That's good! You just gotta keep trying and you'll be drawing ponies in the matter of minutes!
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:iconnormalz4weirdos:
normalz4weirdos Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
This is pretty helpful. I've already tried some MLP pictures and I made a character but my work kinda sucks. I wish I saw this before I made so many pics of Creamsicle lol.
and btw, good job :D
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DemonicDem Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Thanx, this was helpful. First time actually trying to draw something XD.
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:iconponaih:
Ponaih Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i tried this on my ipod touch.... DID NOT GO WELL....Can you make an Ipod one? :3
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SerpentineSunfish Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist
For me it's the nose...always the nose...XD
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VinylScratchPony-3 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Can you explain the how you do the joint or legs method a little more, i got stuck on that.
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:icondeagon01:
deagon01 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm gonna try, i don't think i can get it at my very first try but, well, it's just trial and error.
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talimancer99 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
*can draw humans just fine, but gets stuck on the faces. Decides to do ponies instead. Can draw ponies just fine, gets stuck on the faces. :steaming:*
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:iconfreshiaheart:
freshiaheart Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very helpful!
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:iconhayuhrmonster:
HayuhrMonster Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
Thanks a lot! c: You really helped me with my anatomy, I used to draw them too long and their heads were too small, but now mine looks adorable so far! c:
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:iconimmortalwolfeh:
ImmortalWolfeh Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much! I will send you the link of it once i scan + edit it! :heart:
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DaringBlitz Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for posting this. I have never really been into art whatsoever but have recently decided to give it a try, and your tutorial really helps be do my drawings.
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:iconkidwiizard:
kidwiizard Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very helpful!
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Aiko-harumi Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
Thank you for this tutorial , i drawn this [link]
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:iconmusapan:
Musapan Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very original! I like it!
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:iconaiko-harumi:
Aiko-harumi Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
Thank you ^^
Even if i found i failed the head >.>
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:iconthahradical:
ThahRadical Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
[link] heres how my drawing looks like! :3 i drew my OC instead of Pinkie Pie though XD
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:iconmusapan:
Musapan Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it!
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:iconthahradical:
ThahRadical Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! :D
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ThahRadical Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i drew mine nice, looks a bit creepy but nice XD
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:iconsmedis9:
Smedis9 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
How to ruin creativity:
The Official Tutorial
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:iconmusapan:
Musapan Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't normally respond to comments like these, but how exactly is drawing a simple tutorial ruining creativity? Does art school also ruin creativity? Is no one allowed to help others develop their skills? If that were the case, no one would ever improve.
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:iconkillerkitty115:
KillerKitty115 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
that is so true  ~Katt:heart::meow:
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:iconraverman101:
RaverMan101 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Wanna here what seperates Ponies from Dark Harbor Horses?
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:icondaringblitz:
DaringBlitz Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
people like that need to be locked up, it is them who ruins creativity.

Musapan, dont listen to people like Smedis9. They're just mad because either they dont want to give it a try or they didnt think of it first.

Keep doing your thing and plenty of people will be there to back you up against the H8rs.
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:iconmusapan:
Musapan Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! Don't worry, I don't let people like that get to me. :3
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:iconhidroeklitz:
HidroeKlitz Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I drew a ponie. Thats out of this I want to do . I must ask, How do I draw wings?
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Wolfie-The-Sniper Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Student General Artist
This helped me a ton for doing the hindlegs, and drawing ponies in general. Thank you so much, I feel so much more happy at my art now.
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ChloeDahlia Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i almost do my drawings like this ! But i never tought of the skeletal way for the legs
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Diskens Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
I love it!!
That's a clear, simple and though excellent tutorial!
I'm doing my first attempts and obtaining quite good results, for a beginner^^
Thank you a lot, I may finally draw a few ponies in my spare time without thinking: "I'm such a crap at drawing"
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:iconbillytheshark:
BillyTheShark Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! I believe this will be helpful; I didn't know about the skeletal frame thing.
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:iconhelsaabi:
Helsaabi Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
I hope they learning how use to drawing fim style ponies :D
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:iconpostwavecore:
PostWaveCore Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
Don't encourage them.
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:iconmusapan:
Musapan Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Encourage what to whom? Fans to draw fanart? Sorry, I'm pretty sure that's going to happen whether or not I put up a tutorial. :3
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PostWaveCore Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
It doesn't help
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:iconmusapan:
Musapan Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not really sure why it's a bad thing for fans to draw fanart of something they like, in the first place. :I
If you don't like something, the mature thing to do is to ignore it. The brony fanbase is pretty fantastic, but just like every fanbase, there are going to be weirdos that over-do it. Naruto, Harry Potter, Star Wars, so on and so forth. Just ignore it and move on.
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PostWaveCore Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
Ignore My Little Pony? How much Mercury did you swill!?

Also I don't object to fans making fanart. I object to BRONYS making more shit that's impossible to ignore. Phrasing means everything brah.
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:iconmusapan:
Musapan Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, that's too bad that you feel that way. Apparently trying to be civil with you is pointless, because you're just going to react like every other immature douche-bag on the internet.

And yeah, it is possible to ignore even My Little Pony. I've been ignoring Naruto and Twilight for years. I did a perfectly good job ignoring MLP before my friend finally convinced me to give it a try, and if it hadn't been for my friend, I would STILL be ignoring it successfully. And I was on 4chan when it all started, so I was literally seeing it EVERYWHERE. But it didn't appeal to me, and I'm not one to flame someone for liking something just because I don't care for it, so I took the high road and ignored it all. You should try it some time, it's fun being an adult. :3

Have a good day.
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:iconpostwavecore:
PostWaveCore Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
Good days get better the fewer ponies I see.
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:iconmusapan:
Musapan Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Then clicking on deviations with 'ponies' in the title seems like a poor choice for someone who is trying hard to avoid them. ;)
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