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Wilby Umbra by WilbyUmbra Wilby Umbra by WilbyUmbra
So, here's a picture of Wilby - my first drawing ever of a pony. I originally drew the sketch with the intent of attaching and submitting an open letter I wrote regarding the whole Derpy fiasco. But I decided not to. Wasn't really that insightful. That decision is reflected in the letter being changed to a drawing.

The vectors were done in Paint Shop Pro 8 instead of Flash. Why? Uh, I guess out of stubbornness. I don't know how to use Flash very well... not that I'm particularly good with PSP8 either, but... anyway. Does anybody know how to taper lines using either Flash or PSP8? I tried forever to figure it out, but in the end I had to do it manually. I was originally going to import a photo of Lauren Faust for the picture frame, but then decided to vectorise it instead (though ultra-low in detail).

I really have to say, I understand now why people keep drawing using the Friendship is Magic style. It's so intoxicating that I want to do it more. The reason why I wanted to learn how to imitate their style is for a project I have planned. But that's for a little later, once I have free time.

As always, tips, critique, comments are always appreciated.

EDIT: Mane looks like a mullet. I'm shortening it in future.
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Spiral05 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
Why don't you draw more ponies? You're really good and all, but all you have is like 2 drawings.
paperninja62 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
its really good, though i doubt this page is still active, i still think you deserve some recognition!
WilbyUmbra Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for taking the time to comment. It's both a yes and no to being active. I'm still around, but due to my full-time job I often find it hard to allocate free time to each of my hobbies. I certainly would like to draw more though.
paperninja62 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well if you do draw more, im here to back you up! also, could i use your OC in a story? if so i'd like to know about him, and defining traits of his life.
~ best of wishes
Mark Calhoun
WilbyUmbra Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for your support, I certainly would like to. To be honest, though, I don't think my fan-character would be interesting enough for your story. And I've yet to flesh out his character.
paperninja62 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ok, well if you ever decide you would like to have a story about him, im allways open! and for free! no matter how many words or chapters, i will try my hardest to make it intresting ;)
Best of wishes
~ Mark Calhoun
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