how to draw crystal rainbow dash, my little pony

How to Draw Crystal Rainbow Dash, My Little Pony

Step 1.

First, we will start with our basic guidelines.

Step 2.

Next, we will start sketching her head, eyes, and hair. The front of her mane reminds me of an Elvis or the Fonz hairdo. But in the back it is put over to the side neatly in a hairtie.

Step 3.

Now, we will sketch in her body, along with her wing and legs.

Step 4.

After, we will sketch her tail. It too is done up neatly rather than the normal rough, spiky looking tail that Rainbow Dash normally has.

Step 5.

Next is her cutie mark. Which is the same of course!

Step 6.

Now, we color her in. But she still looks like a normal coated Rainbow Dash, so lets continue to step 7.

Step 7.

This is where things can be a little hectic. We shape out the crystal effect of her mane. If you're going digital this can be a bit tricky. If you're going traditional, LIGHTLY, and I strongly mean that, outline the shapes of the crystal effect.

Step 8.

Now, color in the shapes. Digital: after coloring, turn the opacity (how much you can see through the color) down, so it could blend with RD's colors. Traditional: When using colors lightly shade in the shapes.

Step 9.

(Mainly for digital) Now since she is crystallized, she has to be a bit "see through" so slightly lower her opacity. And after that you're all done! Hope I didn't make it too complicated, but if you completed it good job! I'll see you again with another character in this style!

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Uploaded: November 15, 2012
Artist: Nickmoble
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 9
Updated: November 15, 2012
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Artist comments

Hey everyone! I'm back with a pony whom I've done before but she's just 20% cooler then them all! But this time she's different, here she has a crystal coat, and is all spiffy looking. Requested by Dawn. This is Rainbow Dash after the Mane 6 return harmony to the Crystal Empire. Well that'd all for this time! I hope you have fun learning How to Draw Rainbow Dash! And sorry if things look choppy, I gotta learn not to drink coffee before drawing and to take my time xD