tehflah's Sanctuary
goattrain:

Just a lil sumfin sumfin I wanted to draw. :b It’s also transparent. So you can put some crazy explosions in the back, or some other OC’s or a mountain of goats if you want!
Hope you’re doing well Goat!
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Oh man, I love this so much!  It’s really adorable!
I guess this means I have to get back to updating the blog, huh?  Sorry about the wait.

Yay! Your characters are really cute Goattrain! I’ll draw em all one of these days! :V
I enjoy all of your work, so don’t worry about the blog too much! Just have zee funs!

goattrain:

Just a lil sumfin sumfin I wanted to draw. :b It’s also transparent. So you can put some crazy explosions in the back, or some other OC’s or a mountain of goats if you want!

Hope you’re doing well Goat!

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Oh man, I love this so much!  It’s really adorable!

I guess this means I have to get back to updating the blog, huh?  Sorry about the wait.

Yay! Your characters are really cute Goattrain! I’ll draw em all one of these days! :V

I enjoy all of your work, so don’t worry about the blog too much! Just have zee funs!

rwdailyfails:

09/05/14

Yesssss, all according to plan!

rwdailyfails:

09/05/14

Yesssss, all according to plan!

Yooooooo have some ponies!
Work has been whoopin my butt lately, but I’m starting to get a handle on the additional stress/load/random acts of collapsing in bed after work/etc. So I’ll be able to pick things back up again I hope.
So much for the daily thing, maybe I’ll shoot for weekly or something. I need to start a little slower than that I think, heh. Anyway, I hope everyone is doing well!

Yooooooo have some ponies!

Work has been whoopin my butt lately, but I’m starting to get a handle on the additional stress/load/random acts of collapsing in bed after work/etc. So I’ll be able to pick things back up again I hope.

So much for the daily thing, maybe I’ll shoot for weekly or something. I need to start a little slower than that I think, heh. Anyway, I hope everyone is doing well!

From a newspost about Cardapalooza at Bronycon:

Everyone who attends will snag a free special booster pack of MLP: CCG, courtesy of Packbreakers. What’s so special about it? You’ll just have to come and find out!

Heads up, it’s boosters full of foils.

Yep.

Pain.

A WIP I suppose? Hey cool, lines. In before I butcher it with my lack of coloring skills. I’m not set on a background but I’d definitely like to try some cloud forms again. I might even line in the other pegasi in the background or add a few more. Ridunno.
I wouldn’t be surprised in the least if I didn’t have a daily art post tomorrow night. If I don’t, it’s probably because I’m locked in mortal combat with coloring methods and tools.
As always, thanks for checking out my work and feel free to comment or critique!
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A WIP I suppose? Hey cool, lines. In before I butcher it with my lack of coloring skills. I’m not set on a background but I’d definitely like to try some cloud forms again. I might even line in the other pegasi in the background or add a few more. Ridunno.

I wouldn’t be surprised in the least if I didn’t have a daily art post tomorrow night. If I don’t, it’s probably because I’m locked in mortal combat with coloring methods and tools.

As always, thanks for checking out my work and feel free to comment or critique!

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ratwhiskers:

So in the end, it doesn’t really matter where you place the eye shine? x3

A better way to put it is, “It’s a matter of artistic taste and stylistic choices.” If you’re drawing something to look realistic, then it absolutely matters where you put that eye shine. When you’re drawing something more to look pretty and cute (like Sailor Moon) and not necessarily realistic, then it matters less, or not at all.

Saying “It doesn’t really matter” is technically true and something I think most artists understand, but when you can look at something as high profile as Sailor Moon and see that phenomenon of “We’re going to draw it this way even though it makes no sense, we just like how it looks” actually in use helps emphasize that, for realsies, sometimes it really doesn’t matter.

Yeaaap. That was what I gathered from the replies, and some thought later that I was probably over thinking the whole thing. I was going to expand on this, but I think you nailed it. It all comes down to what you’re trying to get out of the piece.

Myself, I’ll probably continue to just experiment with how I want to render eyes and find something I’m alright with.

Fly the friendly skies!

Fly the friendly skies!

goattrain answered: You’d think the highlights wouldn’t be located in the shadows at all, right? I think the second choice makes more sense than the first.

tenart said: The pair on the left because the right pair is just wrong. The shadow would’ve cut them off so the glare can’t be underneath. Secondary lighting may cause the eyes to glare over the shadow, but never under it. So cut-off, over, but never under.

ratwhiskers answered: I try to make sure the hilights aren’t in shadow at all, but if they do overlap, I remove the hilight entirely within the shadow.

Right, I noticed my mistake on the right set a little bit after that post. Something more like this then?:

Also tenart makes a really good point, “cut-off, over, but never under.” I like that.

command-a-pony answered: I turn down the opacity of the white circles in the eyes.

I’ve toyed with this in the past, and I’ve gotten some interesting results with it. I’ll definitely take that into consideration, since that would probably be handy for softer reflections.

Popping another answer box thing down here in case it’s needed!?

This question smacks into my brain every now and then, but it is one of the most difficult things to actually SEARCH for a good answer on. I saw it today on someone’s art and was reminded. Ok ok ok, soooo…

The pair of eyes on the left have the highlights over the shadow, more or less ignoring it. I see this a lot, and it hurts my brain when I see it. I get that it’s possible to have light reflect in such a way, but I doubt it would still be a stark 100% white reflection. This method is pretty aesthetically pleasing though.

The pair of eyes on the right have the highlights respecting the shadow and are subdued by it. This is what I think should happen, but it doesn’t look as good to me as the other set.

So I’m curious, what do you think is the best solution and why?

Yooooooooooooooooooooooooo.
Kinda sliding this one in. I really didn’t want to go into day 2 with nothing, so I pushed. I spent a good 20m trying to draw that pony face straight-on, and came to the realization that I just can’t wrap my head around it tonight. So :p face pony it is! And a slightly off Rar rar happened.

Yooooooooooooooooooooooooo.

Kinda sliding this one in. I really didn’t want to go into day 2 with nothing, so I pushed. I spent a good 20m trying to draw that pony face straight-on, and came to the realization that I just can’t wrap my head around it tonight. So :p face pony it is! And a slightly off Rar rar happened.