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Here is part three of the tutorial series. This one explains various aspects of the pony head and muzzle anatomy. There are varations including by gender and age.

Please let me know if you have any suggestions for changes/improvements, of if you'd like anything clarified.

Big thanks to *SubjectNumber2394:iconsubjectnumber2394: and also ~Onsaud:icononsaud: for proof reading and suggesting things that I forgot to mention.
Also big thanks to ~SpaceKingofSpace:iconspacekingofspace: for the awesome anon-pony vector.

List of useful leg tutorials/references
Pony Face Tutorial by ~CyberToaster -- [link]

Pony Head Tutorial: Proportion by ~Dream0rDie -- [link]
Pony Head Tutorial: Proportion #2 by ~Dream0rDie -- [link]
Pony Head Tutorial: Stretching Proportions by ~Dream0rDie -- [link]

Pony Ear Anatomy by ~Onsaud -- [link]

more pony anatomy, huzzah by *egophiliac -- [link]

Got more to add to this list? Just let me know!

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Part 2 - Legs: [link]
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Shmixil Featured By Owner 9 hours ago  New member
This helped me A LOT. Like, A LOT. It helped me make my best piece so far; shmixil.deviantart.com/art/Eve…
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Rosedge Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New member Student Traditional Artist
Dude i can not thank you enough this is helped me improve my drawings by a long shot! thank you!
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RiverNote98 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  New member Hobbyist General Artist
I have been looking for this for so long Thank YOU T_T
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Maldrete Featured By Owner Edited Dec 16, 2014
Looks at page 24: Oh! That's why I couldn't draw my pony smiling with her mouth open! The mouth being open changes the curve that forms the snout slightly. This tutorial is amazing.
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sonicsmainman1 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
Thank you for the awesome tutorial!
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WhereTheDeadGather Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just amazing and extremely helpful!
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JJ-Snake Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You, sir, deserve a cookie.
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applepie52 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Nice tutorial!!!! Luv it!!!!:D (Big Grin) 
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ThatStormyBeLike Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome Tutorial! I struggle with the 3Q view so this helped alot. Another thing I struggle on is mane designs. The horror! I either do them too thin or too flat. Any tips?
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iWantcoal Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Try doing the tail first, where you can be a little more relaxed and crazy. Then, come back to the upper hairs and try to match the style of the tail, so it can be just as crazy while still fit.
About the flatness, imagine the hair being "puffy" rather than compressed. Again, if you have a crazy enough tail design, it shouldn't be too flat.
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ThatStormyBeLike Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet! Thanks for the help, my friend. 
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conboy456 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
Cool. This will make an awesome profile picture. Thanks a lot.
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Dannykay4561 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for showing this tutorial it really helped me draw my oc
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SyddyGurl Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Can you make all of these PDFs? I want to download & print out all of them.
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Whatsapokemon Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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SyddyGurl Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thankies sooooooo much!
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steelelover132 Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
THANK YOU! Finally a tutorial that shows mare AND stallion! I was having trouble with the stallion heads.
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ArtemaSunset Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm having a lot of troubles drawing the eyes :(

Any tips?
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ArtemaSunset Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, awesome tutorials, btw!

i.imgur.com/1bTOBTc.jpg

Any feedback is welcome! :D
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waffle911 Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
Unfortunately, Dream0rDie has deactivated his account, and the linked tutorials by him and Onsaud are no longer available.
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Whatsapokemon Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Darn, that's unfortunate.
I'll revise the tutorials eventually and put up some new links. Unforuntately I don't know of any to replace them at the moment.
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AstralArclight Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the work you've put into your tutorials. They're very helpful!
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TuskyHusky Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for this, I've always had trouble drawing the heads of ponies. Husky Emote Is Happy 
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Darkhoofs Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you da' best!
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Tsukiko-chan Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesomes! you wouldnt happen to have this one in pdf form too, like with part2? :-D
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Thunderbolt-1983 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice work , very usefull ^^
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px8llo Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Student General Artist
thak you alot :,,D

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Cosmacaw Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks for the spontaneous guide, mate!
Used in the making of fav.me/d6qet8y
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Whatsapokemon Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooh, a night guard! That's really awesome!
I'm glad I could help out :D
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LadyRainingDragon Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This actually enlightened me to why my pony heads were looking so wonky! (Not bad, but they looked...off) Thanks s much!
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Whatsapokemon Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad I could help :)
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Flutter-SHED Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG THIS HELPED SOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH THANK YOU
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TheAudioCheetah Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks soooo much for this!! Now I can actually make consistent sketches cuz I only relied on refs before, and the guides makes soo much more sense now as to why to use them!
Can you recommend a good body proportion/posing tutorial? ^^
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TheAudioCheetah Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh never mind, I found your other tutorials.. ^^
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RockinT765 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm going to try and do a close up pony now! The one on the Science page. Who should I do?
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Whatsapokemon Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ummm, how about Applejack!
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RockinT765 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Originally, I was going to do Pinkie Pie. I did the whole face and ears, but the mane was way too hard. I changed the colors and made Applejack instead because her mane is a lot easier. So, I did end up doing Applejack even though I didn't see your comment then. I used your pic as a reference. Here's the link: www.deviantart.com/art/Appleja…
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Whatsapokemon Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!
Pinkie Pie's mane is really annoying, it takes so much practice to get it right, and even then it's still super hard. I reckon it's harder than Rarity's.
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RockinT765 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've made Rarity's mane and if you have a picture in front of you it's relatively easy. It still takes a super long time, though.
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Kmeprz Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Student General Artist
I like how you added "feminine male". That made me feel not-so-oppressed.
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Whatsapokemon Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I've seen quite a few male characters with feminine muzzles and female characters with masculine muzzles. There's no point in saying that you have to use a particular design for each gender, because it can look good either way to be honest.
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Kmeprz Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Amen, sista!
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KydusTheHedge Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
And here I thought the legs one you made would be the most helpful :lol:

Thanks again for making and sharing this, the section on jaws in particular blew my mind with how easy it actually is if done this way.
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Whatsapokemon Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem.
I'm not sure if the method I use for jaws is correct,  but it seems to work for me. I'm happy that my tutorial could help you. 
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Artception Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
This. THIS. I NEEDED THIS. WHERE HAS IT BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEN.
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thedarkersideofyou Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
This is really helpful, thanks! :D
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RevivingSociety Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
Part 4: Drawing hats and accessories. I can't draw hats or jackets on ponies whatsoever.
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BurntBlackRose Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice!
~Rose
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SoniciatheHedgehog Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Useful! I'd consider this a new reference!
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