PONY

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1 With an HB pencil, I sketch the bulk of the pony onto a sheet of tracing paper. I use overlapping ovals for the chest, body, and haunches. Then I place the gentle curves of the neck, blocking in the head with short, angular strokes. I also add ovals to block in the curvature of the jaw and muzzle.

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2 Building on the lines from step one, I outline the entire pony. I block in the legs, carefully sketching the hooves and joints. I also quickly suggest the mane and tail with a few long strokes, and I place the mouth, nostril, eye, and ears.

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