Three years ago today, I decided to use this backup account to learn to draw ponies.
Let's take a trip down memory lane, shall we?
Way back in January 2012, I drew my first pony ever on my main account. This horrible, mess of a pony XD:
Little did I know...that a month later I would become obsessed with a fanfic called "My Little Dashie", so much so that I would come to this account to practice pony anatomy. I wanted to learn so I could animate that story. Needless to say, this never came to be. XD Instead, through ponies I ended up learning of the art of vectoring. Through vectoring, I learned of vexeling (the GIMP equivalent). This technique would greatly impact the way I outlined and colored everything. Learning to draw ponies, made me go from doing awkwardly outlined artwork like the one above to this:
Then, after I mastered the vexeling technique, ponies continued to teach me new ways to produce art. Such as lineless drawing. Which lead to this:
And eventually to this:
Becoming a brony and a pony artist has been the best thing to happen to me, in many ways. I'm thankful for that, and all of you guys every day.
Thanks for all your support! Be sure to vote in my latest poll, so I can thank you all properly with artwork
Finally, some stats:Year 3 Growth
-Gained 41 more watchers this year for a grand total of 176 (I really wanted to hit 175, woo).
-Gained 5,183 more pageviews
Way less progress number-wise (I didn't get on EQD this year again, and I didn't crack 100 favorites on another artwork), but at least my art style has really flourished imo. I'm happy about that alone.
(This is also probably great progress considering I wasn't on much haha).
So, here's to another year of pony! I'm not stopping anytime soon.
Stay pony my friends.