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Sneak Peak into Calamity's Sketch Book :3 by CalamityB31 Sneak Peak into Calamity's Sketch Book :3 by CalamityB31
Howdy everypony <3 ~ Ah thought that since this is the festive season (and Ah hope y'all enjoyed yours so far), Ah'll share with y'all the thought processes that'll be going into muh new paintin' "Pony Necromancer and Undead Dragon"

Now, Ah'm still spit ballin' ideas, and learnin' as much as Ah can about the anatomy of Dragons.

Now, the first page, Ah was gettin' the basic anatomy of a dragon under the belt. Thanks to a guide Ah found on deviant art {It's in muh fav's so search fer it there} learnin' what goes where, how it moves, where what muscles are bein' used, how the head works from different angles, the bone structure underneath the head etc. Ah also tried usin' a cat's forelegs as reference. Also tried different poses in which a dragon would look awesome.

On the second page, Ah tried to implement what Ah've learned in drawin' a difficult flyin' pose of a dragon. Fully rendered with added values. Ah also experimented with line weight as y'all can see with the drawin' on yer right. Beneath that, Ah tried to experiment with how a dragon eye would look and work. The eye has an environmental lightning effect, so look closely fer that. Also tried experimentin' with scales and such.

On the third page, Ah made the SECOND CHARACTER fer muh story. Bone Meal. She'll be one of White River's companions in her quest to remove the blood stone's curse. Bone Meal is a Necromancer pony who got kicked out of the secret necromancer society - The Order of the Black Hoof -fer bein too arrogant and too darin' ~ completely reckless and not thinkin' about repercussions (Almost like Quara from Neverwinter Nights 2) ~. Bone Meal lost her parents when she was just a filly. Coming back from school only to find both her parents murdered on the floor. This is the catalyst that made her go into necromancy.

Bone Meal's CM is a skull with two bones underneath with a black star under them. She mostly wears the initiate's robes from the Order. A black robe with the insignia of the black hoof over the cutie mark area. Bone Meal's real objective is to summon the legendary frost drake Narxus, in an attempt to destroy the people who murdered her parents. (Not going to spoil who they are, but she joins White River in a attempt to learn who the organization or group is) ^.^/)

Sorry if it's hard to see muh sketches, the scanner doesn't really pick up the fine lines, but the idea gets through. So anyhooves, Ah hope that y'all enjoy these few pages of muh sketch book. Like Ah said. Ah'm really practicing hard as hell to become better. :3 And y'all helped me every step of the way so far.

Ah love each and every one of y'all fer tha support, llamas, etc. <3 Yer tha best PFF's in the world.
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shadowkittten Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
can't wait to see what finished work comes from this will make some excellent art for the magic set..
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CalamityB31 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks kage no neko ^.^/) (Shadowkitten) ^.^ Ah really appreciate it.
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Dm4544 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Bonemeal kinda reminds me of Blackjack from FoE:PH... It's probably just her mane and headstrong personality. I really like the look those robes give her! Ponies need more adventure gear!
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CalamityB31 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahaha, Ah agreed on that one ^.^ Well, Ah've been caught up in life, and thought Ah should first do a FOE wallpaper, so, yeah, lol, that's available right noaw fer download (1920x1080)
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MisterMech Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Great stuff herre. :D Love looking at sketches like these to see how an artist works out their ideas. I am sufficiently hyped for the final picture now. :) Bone Meal seems like a neat character and I look forward to seeing more of her and whatever misadventures come her way.
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CalamityB31 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*Gaaaasp* Thanks sooo much fer the compliment MisterMech. A compliment from you is like a chest full of bits <3
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MisterMech Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
You give me way too much credit. xD
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ICTG4U Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Looking good calamity, facial expressions are pretty solid, and it defiantly looks like your anatomy has improved. Great work overall and I'll leave it at that. But boy did you outdo yourself on the dragon sketches.
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CalamityB31 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks ICTG4U ^.^/) Ah'm still practicin' muh arse off
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Leekface72 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
I'm Loving the Concept design of the OC. and the Dragon Makes it even BETTER, oh and you won't be able to pull the wool over my eyes when it comes to Dragons and Wyverns I know my Stuff
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