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The fifth of my MLP customization tutorials: how to paint pony symbols. This is the main way I paint most of my symbols, with varying levels of shading and highlighting. I don't always if I'm using a style that calls for something else (see my art style series of ponies for examples) but this way is fairly standard. Feel free to play around with it to make it your own. When in doubt though, outline. Outlines make symbols pop and look very clean.
Bait Prep Tutorial: [link]
Repainting tutorial: [link]
Rehairing Tutorial: [link]
Eye Painting Tutorial: [link]
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Above tutorial and photography belong to S.A. Lancaster aka the-lancastrian