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2012 and ponies by atryl 2012 and ponies by atryl
I collected some pictures where we can see the faces of the ponies I've drawn the past year, I'll try to make a similar one with my best works from 2012.

January: the head is more in show, horse-ish, I was experimenting with the cartoony style.

February: I started to develop my anthro style, gorilla hands, buffy, pony with fingers body type. Also no shading.

March: I switched to paint tool SAI, I started to color a little better, and used strong ink lines. I started to do the 30min art challenge, and taking commissions.

April: I started to play with the shading, lighting a little more, also the heads become circle shaped.

May: Bubble heads, still, more lighting, More shading, I've tried to make different emotions to every picture I made.

June: I started to prepare for bronycon, (At first I didn't want to go, but Sonik convinced me to collect courage and go) I had to finish more than 15 high quality print pictures. 4 hours sleep / day the whole month.

July: Bronycon ended, I had a little vacation in NYC after the con. I met many cool people, then Sonik came back to Europe with me, we visited Amsterdam, I didn't have much time that time. After I got home I started to do some mini series (like the one on the picture).

August: Commission time. I had to finish many promised pictures I wanted, work stacked up, the rest of the month was about work.

September: My birthday, I received many-many cool gift arts of Beach Ball, what a month. Still working all day long. Also, the heads of my ponies started to get a new shape, the muzzle become more flat, and my ponies got some cheeks. Also my anthro pony bodies got more human features, and started to become a little fluffy.

October: this month... this is when I did the 30 day art challenge, and I finished it in time. I didn't draw many ponies that month, still working.

November: I started to use textures a little more, I also started to work a little more on Winoxish (my fantasy world).

December: real life crap train hit me, I had no time to draw but I did my best, you can't let the fans hanging. Also, I made a commission auction, which was very helpful, I've got many help from my fans and friends (you).

So... As for art. I've learned, experienced, experimented a lot in art. thank you ponies, and fans, without you I'd probably sit and play all day. I draw instead. I'm really greatful. THANK YOU!

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:iconiminitelakes:
iMiniteLakes Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015
I got the wierd Rarity Face.
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:iconfireshobat:
FireShobat Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
DERPY XD
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:iconprincessofwub:
PrincessOfWub Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay my birthday month is Vinyl Scratch. .3.
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:iconsoniccharactersmaker:
soniccharactersmaker Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
i like how vinyl is august don't really like the pic or it oh and p.s. im November! and at the same time January for some reason.
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:iconwhitewolfpaw:
Whitewolfpaw Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
im april IMA BOSS FEAR ME
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:iconlammy1223:
Lammy1223 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
December ^^
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:iconcoloredspice:
ColoredSpice Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Obviously hacking.
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:iconkawaii876:
kawaii876 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i got the changeling queen i wanted pinkie but really great faces
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:icondeceius:
Deceius Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How the heck did you get all that progress in a single year?
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:iconatryl:
atryl Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
it`s just the style. it took some time to get used to cartoony style :)
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:icondeceius:
Deceius Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My style has taken an odd turn lately. I went from close to the show to an almost chibi look.
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:iconsa40:
SA40 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
I most say... Your arts are EXTREMELY AMAZING! I'm inspired by you and one more drawer. And I most say that your drawing style has changed VERY much from the beginning of 2012 :D. Keep up the good work and good luck on your coming arts :D.
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:iconparaslte:
PARASlTE Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
5/12=Rarity
Rarity=The best
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:iconcatachan8:
catachan8 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
sweet i got trixie
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:iconmohawkrex:
MohawkRex Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Damn, I gotta work harder if I wanna get to your level, ALOT harder,
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:iconmr-offspring:
Mr-Offspring Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
This calendar needs MOAR Rarity.
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:iconthurinus:
thurinus Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks like a very, very prolific year for you. It's very inspiring to see so much progress condensed into this summary of the year... thanks for sharing your work!
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:icondeceius:
Deceius Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Clearly hacks.
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:iconkyoshyu:
Kyoshyu Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Mucho improvement.
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:iconisaunter:
iSaunter Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You've improved so much, and I -really- love your work and link it on Facebook all the time. Keep it up!
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:iconmeckaniktumblr:
MeckanikTumblr Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
impressive
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:iconscherzicscrawlings:
ScherzicScrawlings Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You already were a great artist to begin with before you went poniponi, but it's still awesome to see your progression as you became more and more familiar and confident in drawing those little pastel magic horses.

Definitely keep on doin' what you're doin' man.
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:iconatryl:
atryl Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It's not about ponies, it's about the comic style, but yes the reason I made this is the pony heads :)

I've learned a lot about cartooning the last year.
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:iconcirdec:
Cirdec Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
July kind'a creeps me out, lol.
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:iconatryl:
atryl Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It should, it's a Dead Space crossover :)
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:iconmylittleguillotine:
MyLittleGuillotine Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lots of Rarity... Likin' it :D
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:iconchaoscontrl:
ChaosContrl Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Awesome!
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:icontearahk:
Tearahk Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Das a lot of Rarity.
Also, that is some awesome progress you've made. ^_^
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:iconpeculiar-pegasus:
Peculiar-Pegasus Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student Artist
Why is your art so amazing!!??
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:iconchaoscontrl:
ChaosContrl Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Because he is amazing.
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:iconsiberwar:
Siberwar Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
That calendar us really awesome, with this we can how much Atryl have improved until now, and I know that this is just the tip of the iceberg.
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:iconfimvisible:
FiMvisible Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
I can believe it's the same artist; each and every single piece seems to have its own, amazing style. :wow:

My only regret is how much it took for me to notice and start watching your work. Thank you for everything. :)
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:iconfchs219376:
fchs219376 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
u got better
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:icongrandpalove:
GrandpaLove Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Where are these pics from? I can't seem to find some of them in your gallery...
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:iconatryl:
atryl Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
sniper is right. I wanted to show the face progress, and there aren't visible ones from the front at those months, so i chose from the nsfw ones :)
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sniper44133 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
some of them are NSFW so they wont be on DA
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:iconhazamaitsuru:
HazamaItsuru Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
This is what drawing all the time gets you, folks. Excellent art.
This is one of the things I want to show people when they say they can't draw.
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atomic-kitten10 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my god you just gave me the biggest boost of confidence ever...I've been so jealous of your anthro ponies and seeing how you've improved over the course of ONE YEAR gives me so much hope that I too will improve and create a style I'm happy with.

Atryl you truly are amazing and deserve every bit of love and support you get. :love:
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:iconwhitmaverick:
WhitMaverick Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And Thank you for all the wonderful art this year! Cheers bro! :clap:
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:iconyamina20:
Yamina20 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It would be awesome if you could do a My Little Pony Calender for 2014. I would so buy it.
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:iconlyricbrony1:
LyricBrony1 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
January... to May... wow. Really good looking
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:iconfiercewendigo:
FierceWendigo Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you got to where you are in a year!!! NEW GOAL!!

#1. Exceed potential in 1 year

BTW thats the S#!t *Bows on knees* MASTER :iconiloveyouplz:
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:iconopus-13:
opus-13 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
I've only been following you for about a quarter of this journey, but it's still neat to see! Really love your style and art. Looking forward to seeing what you do (pony or not) is 2013! ^_^
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:iconsibsy:
Sibsy Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Filmographer
They are all gorgeous in their own way :)
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:iconpack:
pack Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Just wow, you improved so much in only 1 year. I didnt draw for years, too lazy. ^^
Your one of the best pony artists out there. I saw several livestreams and i must admit your fast too. Keep up the goof work im looking forward to the next year. :)
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OokamiTheWolf1 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Your progress is amazing!
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:iconmrflibbie:
MrFlibbIe Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Now that's progress!
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:iconsire-sword:
Sire-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
LoLz, there isn't even a comparison between january and december.
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:iconzarfall:
Zarfall Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really wish I had the same commitment to music as you do to art. To be able to sit down for 6 hours or more every day and just draw nonstop. I really didn't think you'd gone this far until I saw the January portrait.
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frong Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Your pony art style is easily one of the better and more distinctive ones on DA, man. Seriously, it is. What really amazes me is how fast you draw it. Do you have eight hands or what? :XD:
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