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i really hate her mane by Lopoddity i really hate her mane by Lopoddity
Often, I find myself wondering just how much I could accomplish in life if I stopped drawing ponies all the time. This cognitive dissonance is usually remedied by drawing more ponies.

anyway, yeah. Celestia. JESUS FUCK that mane is complicated. I asked myself why I had never attempted a digital Celestia...now I know why. DAT MANE. And does anyone have any tips for doing digital lineart? It's always given me trouble.:(

This is a bit of practice/promo art for my upcoming askblog, in which Luna and Celestia will respond to viewer questions with illustrated story arcs. It'll have comedy! Drama! Plot elements of the show explained! Copious amounts of feels! And pretty pony princesses!
Yeah, yeah, I know there are plenty of royal sisters askblogs, but I have yet to find one that I myself really liked. More promo art later.;)

Edit: Don't ask me where her cutie mark is. I'll knife you.>:I
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:iconandrewac:
andrewac Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
and luna?
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:iconhessanite:
Hessanite Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Her mane looks so simple. Then it reaches out and cannons you to the sun.
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:iconnahterpie:
Nahterpie Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I really want to get her mane so sparkly and cosmos-y in my digital drawings of her 
Q v Q 
Teach me.
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:iconlopoddity:
Lopoddity Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Well, I suggest copying the gradients in her mane to see how they work. As for the sparkles, I just made a sparkle vector shape and copied and pasted it
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:iconnahterpie:
Nahterpie Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh gosh thanks so much for replying
; v ;

Its the gradients and multi colours that are just so complicated! And it's wavy on top of that too! Only Celestia would have a mane so complex
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:iconcandlelight7:
candlelight7 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
yay i have awoken from the scary art :D
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:iconorionpaxg1:
orionpaxg1 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
Where's her cutie mark :p
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:iconlopoddity:
Lopoddity Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Silence, Orion Pax! It is not your place to question your superior. I draw cutie marks only when I feel like doing so, Autobot. >:[
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:iconorionpaxg1:
orionpaxg1 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
as you wish lord megatron
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:icongatsugakiba:
gatsugakiba Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
I gotta agree with the title lol
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BosquianDeathAce Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
her mane is really offo!not your drawing, the mane in the series.
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:iconmylittleprimo:
MyLittlePrimo Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
:XD:You only hate her mane because the outlines are slightly crooked! And as far as tips go, I'm sure there's a YT video or two that can help you.  Try finding one on how to vector.
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:iconlopoddity:
Lopoddity Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
The outlines are crooked, and I still struggle with digital inking-damn the wobbly lines! But as for vectoring, no, I know how to do that pretty competently by now, i think. Her tail is also way too dang long, now that I think about it

Also, I understand that you're teasing, but your comment could be taken as rude by another artist. Critique is good, but your phrasing is a bit condescending.
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MyLittlePrimo Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
:|Sorry.
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:iconxelianthought:
xelianthought Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
So beautiful! 
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:iconnellyyap:
nellyyap Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Student Photographer
a little problem on Celestia's back leg. Keep it up.^^

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Niklas123dk Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've for a long time wondered why people called her Tia. And for that long time and that specific area, i was going from an egghead to an dickhead.

It's obvious cause she ends with Tia.

PS. *Edit: Don't ask me where her _____ ____ is, I'll knife you.*
Okay... Where's her C-mark then? Yo?
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derpyloverMUFFINS123 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
her mane is fine -.- and beatuifull
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:iconxelianthought:
xelianthought Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Great piece!
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:iconthelunarguardian:
TheLunarGuardian Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Asking you about the cutie mark is worth the the large amount of knifings that are sure to follow. :D
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Felixcani Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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:iconpeculiar-pegasus:
Peculiar-Pegasus Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student Artist
Her mane is hard to draw, but it doesn't look bad...
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HyperNerd13 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Agree one hundred percent on Tia's mane: fun to draw, pain in the flank to color. So many gradients! Ah well, she's not nearly as bad as the crystal ponies, who both have gradient manes AND crystally bodies that I don't even KNOW the technique to.
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:iconlopoddity:
Lopoddity Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh my god, I can't imagine even attempting a crystal pony O_O
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:iconcajobif:
cajobif Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
That mane is what her so beautiful and unique.

Beautiful work.
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:iconfirefanatic:
firefanatic Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's beautiful. So worth it.
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:iconradlanjay:
RadlanJay Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
:iconneatplz:
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:iconpinkiepizzles:
PinkiePizzles Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think Celestia should have all pink hair :|
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Demao Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
I think you are missing something very important for Princess Celestia. Where is her phoenix? :P

I like the wings, they are larger than a normal sized pegasus, but not so large as to be come a distraction.
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Cave-Shinobi Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Hey. Hey. Hey.


You forgot the cutie mark!!!!! :D
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:iconhollowking666:
Hollowking666 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Celestial : Guess who's going to the moon
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:iconfiradart:
firadart Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
The mane does look wonky. Buts still awesome.
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Dragonstar1278 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Beautiful.
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DOUGHBOY1908 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
DAMN DEM CURVES!!!!!!
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:iconangelofrombelow:
angelofrombelow Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Her mane is soooo pretty.
HEY, WHERE'S HER CUTIE- :iconstabmeplz:
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Cattwo28 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student Writer
HAHA. :'D You've done the same thing my friend did with her cutie mark. It was a source of much entertainment for me to keep reminding her she had forgotten it. :dummy:

I don't have tips on the lineart since I really suck at getting nice clean lines, just practice I guess. All the practice! I think your lineart is very nice yiis.
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Pewnirij Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gotta hate that mane... But you did a good job with it, except the lower part of tail, where it starts to look like bacon
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kachna9 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Celestia is most beutiful pony forever
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:iconnalusa:
Nalusa Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Well, being as she is uber-powerful,maybe she decided to have a day without her cutie mark? =)
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:iconlopoddity:
Lopoddity Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yeah! That's sound like a great excuse-er, royal decree.
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CastoroChiaro Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh, an ask blog for the princesses! I am intrigued and hopeful.
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Utahraptorz-Poniez Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Hey, where is her - oh! Uh, nevermind. :iconboopplz:

Great drawing of Celestia! You did and awesome job with her mane. :clap:

And tips for lineart? Are you looking for specific tips or just anything? :)
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Lopoddity Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks. Eh, anything would help, i have trouble with smooth lines, mine are shaky, even though i can do crisp lineart with a real pen and paper.
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Utahraptorz-Poniez Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome! :dance:

In Photoshop the pen tool can help out with making smooth lines. It takes a while to get used to controlling it, but after a while, and sometimes with a few tweaks from the brush tool, it can make some super smooth lines! :D
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Lopoddity Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Actually I've begun to integrate the pen tool into my line work. I do a quick trace with the pen tool, then go over with the brush to add weight and character and fix errors. I need more practice, but so far it's way better than my previous line work. Thanks.:)
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Utahraptorz-Poniez Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome! Glad to hear it's helping out! :D
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Geomancing Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah I learned early on that her mane is a colossal pain in the rear, but I love drawing her so much. You have my sympathy. :)
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:iconlopoddity:
Lopoddity Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You do a great job of drawing her.;)And thanks!
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xXScarlettFeatherXx Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist
Okay, yeah her mane is damn complicated, but time well worth it Cx
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Stahi Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
HUSH NOW, QUI-- .. Doesn't have the same effect. :c
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