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MLP- Pony faces practice by Earthsong9405 MLP- Pony faces practice by Earthsong9405

So I’m half asleep and, as usual, felt the urge to draw some more. So I drew these. c:

Just me playing with a variety of facial structures and features. The thing that annoys me sometimes is when, if I draw a soft-faced stallion or a square-faced mare, there’s those select few who has to comment “Oh he’s too girly”, or “Oh she looks too male”. What some folks seem to forget is that not every female is gonna have a soft face and not every male is gonna have a chiseled face, and that applies to pastel colored horses too.

What also throws me for a loop is the lack of OC ponies that are middle aged or older. I’ma just have to draw more older ponies, then. C:

Sooooooooo, yeah. Here’s me trying out different facial structures to make each character unique from each other (because I’d like the practice as well). The canon characters featured here are:

Pearl (Rarity’s mom), Mrs. Cake, Mr. Cake, Trixie, Granny Smith, Amira (Saddle Arabia delegate), and Fluer Dis Lee. The rest of the ponies are all made up.

So there ya have it. C: I’m vurreh sleepy I’m about to take myself a nap. O:

As always, if you have any questions, feel free to ask. And thanks a bunch for stoppin’ by. ^.^

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:iconroad-tripping:
road-tripping Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015
That chubby pony though. He needs a name. Like Shortcake, or Pork Chop.
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Rhodalle-Sylthezyne Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014
THIS is exactly what they should have looked like on the show!
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:iconearthsong9405:
Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks. ^.^
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:iconjadedacatl106:
jadedacatl106 Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Student General Artist
So beAUTIFUL.
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:iconearthsong9405:
Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks. c:
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CatLoverGirl Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I really love ocs/characters that aren't perfect, we really need to se more of them! I have way to many "perfect" looking ocs myself, tho I actually has one mlp mare that in human years would be aroud 50 years? and an other pegasus mare with a flying disability :) Atleast my ocs doesn't have perfect personalities heh Sweating a little... 
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:iconearthsong9405:
Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
There's nothing wrong with OCs that look... "perfect", for the lack of a better word. It's simply boring. And unrealistic, considering. The character doesn't even have to be old to show some variety; I would just like to see more variety in facial structure and appearance in general. But, it would be nice to see more middle-aged and elder OCs in the fandom. c:
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CatLoverGirl Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Of course its nothing wrong with it, but as you said I would also like to see more variation ;) Great drawing as always btw!
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:iconearthsong9405:
Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Indeed! x3 And thank you! c:
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CatLoverGirl Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
no problems! ^-^
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SonicHomeboy Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic work on expressions as always. :)

I don't know why, but the one on the top left next to the female pony looks like he belongs in a Chuck Jones cartoon. =P
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:iconearthsong9405:
Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Which one? I don't think I see what you're looking at. And thanks, dude! ^.^
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SonicHomeboy Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
lol Did I say top left? I meant the top right. XD My mistake. The one with the curly hair and puffy cheeks reminds me of a Chuck Jones character. =P

You're welcome! :D
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
OOOOOOOOOooooooooooooOOOOOOOOOOOH!! I gotcha! O: Lol, he kinda does, doesn't he? x3
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:iconsonichomeboy:
SonicHomeboy Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
He really does. =P
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sevenofeleven Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
Looks great.

Have you seen baron engel's work?
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:iconearthsong9405:
Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks. :3 And indeed I have.
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:iconsevenofeleven:
sevenofeleven Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
I would look in the mirror and sketch what I find there but
its one of those nonreflecting ones.
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boomythemc Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, these are awesome. Such an interesting variety. I need to practice myself, not too good when it comes to expressions.
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:iconearthsong9405:
Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! C: Nothin' like some half-sleep sketching as some good practice. xD
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Phaedrus-Brony Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These are gorgeous! I love the dynamic range of facial types too, and the different takes on beards. Pony facial hair is such a strange idea when you think about it :P
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks. c:

And indeed. But then again, when you think about how the world is filled with magical talking animals who are either pastel colored or mythical creatures, the ponies growing facial hair is one of the least strangest things their world holds.
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Phaedrus-Brony Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol fair point indeed, I guess its just the whole anatomical side of growing hair on top of fur like that that gives a chap pause. Its amazing how once you get through accepting all the things in the wide whacky world of Equestria, something as comparatively mundane as a bit of extra chin fluff can crack that suspension of disbelief :)
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SomeKindaSpy Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
That pony with the beard. CLAAASSYYYYY
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:iconearthsong9405:
Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
:iconisayplz:
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SomeKindaSpy Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
:iconlikeasirplz:
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veeisme Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I love your Granny Smith! She looks FEISTY. :heart:
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MaeSilverpoint Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Agreed! ... she actually kinda looks like Grandmother Willow from Pocahontas.
And I mean that entirely as a compliment. Haha :)
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:iconveeisme:
veeisme Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Oooh! Agreed! I think it's her eyes, but I totally agree she looks like Grandmother Willow. Which is wonderful.
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:iconearthsong9405:
Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! c:
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Tsukikoko Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
omg I wanna squish the chubby ponies cheeks so bad! So cute!
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:iconearthsong9405:
Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Lol, thanks! :3
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:iconspigos:
Spigos Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Student
Ahahaha! These are really cute =)
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:iconearthsong9405:
Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you!! c:
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:iconspigos:
Spigos Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Student
No problem! :la:
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SgtGrub Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
So what's your headcannon on how ponies shave, might I ask? I mean, we've seen them with beards/stubble, so there has to be a way.
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
They simply shave, just not down the the skin unless that's the sort of trim they want. Like other animals, their facial hair is basically an overcoat with their actual pelt color being an undercoat in that given area.
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LyhliTheLuminescent Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the variety in the characters here! It makes me think this would be a sample of ponies at a mall or other public place. Just the different faces you'd see as you walked around. As an artist myself, I like to study people's faces to see how different the character of every person is. The hard part is trying not to look creepy by staring! =P
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Lol, I know the feel. People watching is very interesting indeed, and it's cool to see how the face stretches and crinkles differently with the same expression on a variety of folks' faces. xD
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Dompteurs Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
Awesome, don't know why, but I really like the chubby face of Mrs Cake, so cute!
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:iconearthsong9405:
Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! ^.^
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:iconkingdomheartsewy:
KingdomHeartsEWY Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
It looks so cute and beautiful, I love your stile ^w^
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:iconearthsong9405:
Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! :3
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KingdomHeartsEWY Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
Your very welcome ^^
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:iconkyo4kusanagi:
kyo4kusanagi Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
whao niceXD all of em are just lovely~
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:iconearthsong9405:
Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! c:
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kyo4kusanagi Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
yer welcome XD
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:iconackryllis:
Ackryllis Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha. I still have a long way to go when it comes to drawing ponies XD
These are just great :heart:
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:iconearthsong9405:
Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I think you're doing fine thus far. C:
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:iconackryllis:
Ackryllis Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe, but I'm still missing the diversity you have D:
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