You might be wondering "Why pony man, why do you say that."
Let me preface this with saying, I use tracing as a way to get an idea of how to draw something before I draw it myself. I do not upload traced images.
except for this one
I say I am getting good at tracing because I was browsing DA yesterday, and saw this image by dividedby-ZER0
I immediately thought, what if I combined his art style with something vastly different. CaptainPudgeMuffin 's art style.
So I found these images
And I used them as reference to redraw the art trade by Dividedby-ZERO thinking "this will be a fun experiment.
Then it actually looked good, so now I want to show it to all of you, but I don't want you to think that it was mine.
before I continue, I only combined the line are style, so there is not color. So just so that nobody can just put in in MS paint, color it in, and call it theirs, I altered the background a bit. You won't even notice.
ok, here it is in all it's glory
And this is why I say I am getting better at tracing, because I am now working someone else's art style in as I trace.
I can not, however, say that it was fruitless, because I now know how I want to draw images in the future. It is going to be this combination of art styles that I will use with my own touches.
I also now know little tricks to add detail with minimal effort. All that is left is to learn is the anatomy of horses and cats because cat pones are where it is at.
I only have one thing left to say,
Go support dividedby-ZER0 and CaptainPudgeMuffin
They are great artists and deserve it.