Um... Well, it's kinda easy. I start with the nase color, then select a darker version and add strokes along with the flow of hair, set the brush to multiply and add some deeper shadows with thinner strokes, then add some highlight, and that's pretty much it.
Thank you! This means a lot to me. When I started drawing ponies, when I just got here on dA, I was browsing through all the pony art I could reach. And when I saw yours, I loved it from the first sight. And when you suddenly added me to your watch list, I was surprised and very happy. You know, there're always people who I look up at, who I admire, and who I want to notice me, to make some impression with what I do. And you, with your amazing art and skills, is one of those. As I progressed, more people noticed me; I was able to impress some of those I consider my teachers. But not you. Until today. This is the first my drawing you've faved and commented, and I'll consider this day a milestone.
I cannot express just how much I love this picture. It feels so... Complete. Everything about it is everything I strive to be able to do with my art, from the anatomy, to the detailed and natural looking hair, to the shading and highlights, to the uniqueness of the pose, all so well made, yet... Not life-like. Because these characters do not belong in real life.
But I digress. This is one of my favorite pictures, and I have +Watch'd you because of it.
Thank you! I also looked through your gallery... I don't really know what "strive" means to you and how difficult it is for you, but for me it looks like you're doing it right and moving in the right direction. Those Fluttershy and BluFeather pictures are really good-looking!
Well this is a pleasant surprise! Thank you, good sir, for taking your time to look at my measly little gallery!
I'm working on a picture that's fairly different than what I've done in the past, and I'm unsure whether or not it's for better or for worse. I would like to hear what you may think about it when I submit it...
Well, TBH I don't often get new watchers, so I usually go and look at those who watch me or write comments As for your picture, I'm not sure I can provide good critiques, but I can try and tell you at least what I like or dislike about it, if you want me to.