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After 3 year recess from drawing I've created thing on the left:

(Link to right picture fav.me/d5qxzn9)

I had practically no knowledge of drawing human postures* and did it just for fun. And look where this "fun"** brought me.

There are still things I'm struggling with like color composition, dynamic poses/scenes, perspective and backgrounds. However reading art blogs/tutorials, watching other artists work and practicing on paper and tablet will gradually improve every aspect that I'm having trouble with. I've even made a notebook to draw sketches on the go when I don't have access to tablet (I've never posted anything from its content, I'm too lazy to scan it and clean scans).

So with no point to prove and no lesson to teach I'm ending this entry,
Glanco.

*(Which is weird since my Wakfu characters looked good. Maybe lack of template was the reason - which is stupid because now my characters are based on Wakfu to some point. "Why life have to be so ironic!" - One of the greatest philosophers of our time, Sweetie Belle)
**("fun" aka drawing humanized ponies most of the time. So don't be angry I'm changing them from time to time.)
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Template and concept of maymay by Bampire
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:iconkibate:
Kibate Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hope you don't hate me for this, but i think the "before" looks better....only the coloring looks improved, but the clothesdesign on the left fits fluttershy MUCH better and her posture too. sure, it's not dynamic as the right one, but some character are just not dynamic. Also the legs on the right one are too long for a shrinking violet as fluttershy...sorry for writing such critique, especially after seeing that everyone else agrees with you that the new one is better...
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GlancoJusticar Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hate you so much.

Kidding.

The biggest flaw in "before" picture are totally messed up proportions of the whole body. I can draw them in different clothes and positions anytime but the anatomy part on the left is unspeakably bad. Tiny torso, big hands, broken knees. (I can agree that I draw really long legs, I'm aware of it.)
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Kibate Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I thought the tiny torso(which doesn't look that tiny to me) and big hands were just a stylistic choice, because cartoons usually look like those. Especially considering they are humanized versions of REALLY stylised ponies.

And if you happen to have the time to explain: About the broken knees...what is broken about them? (I would really like to know to not make the same mistake myself)
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GlancoJusticar Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Then you thought wrong. It's just bad anatomy and proportions. Long legs are stylistic choice.
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HiveLordLusa Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You've certainly gotten better, though the old one wasn't as horrifically bad as some 'regular' humanisations I have seen. Despite the supposed 'anatomical disaster', it's still better than I can do in regard to most details, especially faces.
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Gathriel Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Meh. "Before" is still better than my drawings of human posture.

God, my life sucks!
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Memelaa Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
See, this makes me glad because I know that even though my drawings aren't that great compared to other artists', everyone starts somewhere!
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grigoripbp Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
I've got the same feeling as you! :]
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LegatoSkyheart Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Holy crap, I never noticed how much you've improved over the years.
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TheBlackEmperor Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist
Looking forward to how u improve from here. Go for it
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:iconcolonelyeo:
ColonelYeo Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I gotta say, the change is phenomenal! :wow:
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godzilla3092 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice! It's stuff like this that inspires me to keep working on my own art.
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jackcampbell123 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Practice makes Prefect! :P
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McLarenMP4-27 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Dang, that's what I call improvement!
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:icontearahk:
Tearahk Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is amazing! You've emproved sooo much! :D
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atomic-kitten10 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow, the 2011 one is very stiff and and looks like she's "holding it in" ._. Massive improvement, congrats!
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Adalbertus Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
improvement, you has it :D
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JustAnotherFan4 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice improvements~Now i need to get better so i can compete! :evillaugh:
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Dogman15 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
The picture on the left is still WAY better than what I or most people could/can do. :) And July 2011 to January 2013 is less than two years, so where does this "3 year recess" come from?
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:iconglancojusticar:
GlancoJusticar Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Before 2011. I wasn't drawing practically anything but doodles in notebooks.
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Mercury2099 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
sorry for my ignorance but what is template
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Dogman15 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
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Mercury2099 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
thanks
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JasonTheHuman Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist
There's a definite improvement, but the original picture is still better than most humanizations. Both artistically and in regards to character personality.
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LhasaApso Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great improvement!

Don't be so hard on yourself, the one on the left is still pretty good!
(It would be a feat for me to draw a picture like the one on the left... :XD:)
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ARMdestroyer Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Just WOW (not World of Warcraft)
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Deviatealittle Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Christ, that is just from 6 months of practice?!

Damn, keep at it and your going to be beyond spectacular by the time the year mark roles around.

(What... what happened to her knees on the left?)
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:iconglancojusticar:
GlancoJusticar Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
1 year and 6 months.

(unspeakable horrors!)
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J4B Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The right one looks a lot cuter. I think you have improved.
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AnneHairball Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student General Artist
You have totally improved from a year ago! I really ought to do one of these memes, I just looked at one of my first digital drawings. The cringing that came from that....
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Ric-M Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013   Digital Artist
I spy improvement. You have a much more compelling drawing now in terms of body language and just a more refined way of handling little details like wrinkles for the clothing. The only thing is I can't help but feel that your hands, while drawn very well, seem just a tad bit on the small side? Not saying they should be as big as the ones in the old picture but just thought I'd bring that up just as an opinion.

I'd like to try something like this too but that would mean looking back at old work that does nothing for me but induce cringes.
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GlancoJusticar Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My teeth hurt as much as yours but wait till I'll get some courage to scan something really old (like 10-15 years old). It will be a massacre.

As for hands I think it's because of angle you can't really see the size of the palm (See? I'm making a point so you'll be wrong and I'm going to feel better about myself... ;_;).
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Ric-M Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013   Digital Artist
Oh my. I'll try something within the few months range. I don't really like it when people ask for me to put old stuff back up because they think they still look good but believe me, they don't. I'd rather redo them.

Haha good point though. Plus the view is zoomed out. Don't worry though I'd like to draw hands confidently like that eventually, I'm really bad at them and try to hide them whenever I can. I got to focus practice on them soon.
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GlancoJusticar Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
At least it's easier to look at your own hands than feet for reference.
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Ric-M Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013   Digital Artist
Yup.
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NovDecJan Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Much better hands! But other then that the first one is really good.
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GlancoJusticar Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Proportions are out of this world. My eyes are sensitive to this things after some time spent on drawing.
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NovDecJan Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
It's still no where near bad lol
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alternatepony Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this journal entry for two reasons, one "Dem legs" if a truer statement has ever been uttered I have never heard it. And two "Why life have to be so ironic!" - One of the greatest philosophers of our time, Sweetie Belle is hilarious statement that includes Sweetie Belle the greatest cutie mark crusader and a true life statement "Life is irony".
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Mattpwnsall Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student Artist
Very nice improvement :D
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Dgs-Krieger Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
If you look closely, you will notice a tiiiiny improvement XD
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Apple-Jack-Daniels Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Little strokes fell great oaks, don't they? :D There is a lesson to be learned, in fact.
You made me feel a little bit more confident about this whole constant developing thing.

P.S. BTW, left one is not THAT bad :D
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Kittamaru Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Heh... I can't help but laugh because even your "anatomical disaster" is light years ahead of anything I could draw :D
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shadowryu21 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Man, what an improvement!!!!
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22bubble-eyes22 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student Artist
Ya, I'm probably at the left right now. You're too hard on your past self though, you're past self worked really hard for you present self.

The one on the right is cuter to me. It's probably the bigger eyes and how you brought them inwards. It's also a lot flowy-er.
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GlancoJusticar Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have explained why my past self did a weird move ignoring wakfu as template. It's a mystery why this one was so wonky.

"The one on the right is cuter to me" - That is the point.
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meat0eater Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
dude spoiler that sh*t left one nearly gave me a heart attack. 2 spooky
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GlancoJusticar Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconskull-twitchplz:
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DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's very awesome improvement!
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