My entry for day 17
of Equestria Daily's Artist Training Grounds II. The brief was "draw a pony under pressure".
This was the perfect opportunity to draw some Rarity, who has been rather under-represented in my entries so far. Then, after sketching the scene out, I realised there had to be Sweetie Belle in there too. My two favourite ponies in one picture! Given the subject I decided today's picture would be perfect for playing with shading and lighting techniques. I also built on my earlier work on capturing the look of the backgrounds from the show, as mentioned in my day 10 piece
, this time avoiding the overabundance of straight lines I used then.Update:
For my own reference I put together a breakdown of the stages involved in constructing this picture, which I've uploaded with commentary to my scrapbook. Click here.