Hasbro's My Little Pony franchise has been popular with a variety of audiences - ranging from preschoolers to adults - since the release of its first toy line in 1981. The first My Little Pony television cartoon aired in 1986, and popularity has continued to increase since the 2010 release of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic.
The ponies that reside in the magical land of Equestria are brightly colored. Each bears a symbol called a "cutie mark" on its flank. Rainbow Dash is a quirky Pegasus who enjoys aerial acrobatics and is known for her loyalty.
Would you like to draw your very own My Little Pony Rainbow Dash? Now you can, using this easy, step-by-step drawing tutorial. All you will need to draw Rainbow Dash is a piece of paper and a writing implement, such as a pen, pencil, or marker. Of course, you'll also want a rainbow of crayons, markers, or colored pencils to color your finished sketch.
Sketch lightly at first, as you will need to erase some of your initial lines before you complete the drawing.
Begin by drawing a circle. This will form the pony's head.
Below the circle, draw an irregular bean shape. The line of this shape will curve upwards to meet the circle on each end. This will form the pony's neck and body.
On the left side of the head, draw the snout and mouth. Begin by extending a curved line out from the circle. Draw another curved line downwards from the first, allowing them to meet in a rounded corner. Draw a short, curved line within the snout. Draw two curved lines to make a "V" shape back to the head. Finally, connect this point to the bottom of the circle using a curved line.
Erase the guide lines from between the head and snout.
Draw two curved lines from the upper right of the head, allowing them to meet in a point. Draw another curved line between these.
Erase the guide lines from within the ear.
Draw the mane extending from the ear to the front of the face. Begin with a long curved line, then draw six shorter curved lines that meet in jagged points. Connect the mane to the bottom of the ear using a curved line.
Draw the next section of mane extending from behind the head, across the body. The longest line should extend nearly to the bottom of the torso. Use five curved lines to form three jagged points.
Erase the guide lines from within the mane.
Draw two curved lines through each section of the mane.
Draw Rainbow Dash's pegasus wings. Starting from the rear portion of the mane, draw a curved line with three scallops. Around this form, draw another line with five scallops.
Erase the guide lines from within the wing.
Draw Rainbow Dash's cutie mark. Begin by drawing a closed form consisting of four scallops. Draw a small, curved line within this form. Then, draw a lighting bolt extending from the cloud form. It should consist of six curved lines meeting in three jagged, zigzag points.
Draw the tail. The tail consists of a series of long and short curved lines meeting in jagged points - three sets of lines on each side of the tail. Allow one of the points to cross over into the body.
Draw a smaller lightning bolt within the first using five slightly curved lines. Extend five curved lines from the base of the tail to the tips.
Draw the near front leg extended. Begin by drawing two curved lines, nearly parallel but curving inward as they meet the body. Connect the two lines at rounded points using a nearly straight line. Repeat this process to form the other three legs. On the back foreleg, be sure to include an extra pointed curve in the line nearest the tail, just before it joins the body.
Erase the guide lines from the legs.
Draw a large oval for the eye. Extend three short lines from it to form eyelashes.
Draw two more ovals in the eye, one within the other. Shade the inner oval. Be sure to leave two small oval portions unshaded.
Color Rainbow Dash. Remember the order of the colors of the rainbow - red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple.
Have you ever wanted to be able to draw a beautiful rose? This easy step-by-step drawing tutorial outlines the steps necessary to draw a cartoon style rose, complete with leaflets.
This project has a lot of details, but you can complete it easily by carefully following the instructions below.
In each step, previously drawn lines are black and the new lines added to the sketch are blue in color.
You won't need any special tools to complete this sketch. Follow this simple guide using any type of paper, as well as a pencil, pen, marker, or other writing tool. If you'd like, you can color your finished product.
Would you like to draw a beautiful flower? Doing so is simple with this drawing tutorial. By following the step-by-step instructions in this drawing guide, you will soon be able to sketch your own rose, complete with leaves and a stem.
You will not need any special tools to create this drawing, only paper and a writing implement - a pencil, a pen, or a marker.
Sketch lightly at first, as you will be erasing some of your lines as you go along.
There are many details in this drawing, but the illustrations below show you each step. In each image, the blue line is a new addition to the drawing.
"The eyes are the window to the soul." So states an antiquated maxim. To scientists, however, the eyes are very interesting. For example, researchers are currently developing technology that could use patterns in the iris of the eye to identify people, much as the fingerprint is used currently. Movies and television have long depicted such technology, but it may soon become a reality. In fact, some airports are already testing this 'eye ID' technology.
To artists, the eyes hold another interest. The eyes are surrounded by many, many small muscles, and the movement of these muscles is an indicator of emotion on the human face. Our eyes, for instance, can show whether we are happy, sad, angry, frightened, excited, or bored.
The eyes, then, are an important means of expressing these emotions in the visual arts, yet many artists find the eyes to be one of the more difficult portions of the human face to capture accurately. What is more, it is almost paradoxical that the eyes are one member largely responsible for our ability to draw the eyes of another.
Almost every drawing or painting of humans or animals includes eyes, whether open or closed. As such, many styles have developed. The simplest eyes involve nothing more than a solidly shaded dot. Other simple eyes consists of a circle with a shaded dot inside it. The Japanese manga and anime art styles often lend straight lines and squared corners to the shape of the eye.
Would you like to draw a pair of eyes? Perhaps you are working on a portrait of a friend or family member. Now, the complicated task of drawing realistic human eyes is easy with the help of this simple, step-by-step drawing guide.
All you will need is a pencil, a piece of paper, and an eraser. You may also want to use crayons, colored pencils, markers, or paints to shade your finished drawing. Notice that each step of this drawing guide includes an illustration as well as explanatory text. New lines added in each picture are highlighted in blue.