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What makes for a good OC?
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>>40806231
The size of its penis.
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>>40806231
Lemon Drop is an objectively aesthetic mare.
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>>40806231
I like the pic, but I'd change the background colors to contrast with the pone
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>>40806231
probably like interesting or fun character mixed with a solid design.
i threw this one together a month or two ago. her name is thorny paint. she is a country unicorn.
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>>40806231
A good looking manestyle
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>>40806231
With enough money for the most kinkiest fetish from the best artists (subjective)

Pic unrelated
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>>40806447
whats a good mare creattor.
https://ponylumen.net/games/3d-pony-creator/
i just use this but id like to use others.
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>>40806231
Plausibility. In my opinion, pony designs that mesh well into the background of FiM without emanating "that character is an OC" are the finest examples of pony character designs.
Another important aspect is culturally meshing the character into the world of MLP, most significantly in choosing witty names and quaint cutie marks (both the visual mark as well as the special talent), which work in tandem to round out your pony as well as give first impressions as to what their personality could be.
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>>40806447
uh oh
anthro
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>>40806476

This, pretty much.

A well-designed OC shouldn't stand out from a crowd to the point where the vast majority of viewers would immediately shift their attention to it and go "Oh, THAT character is gonna be relevant real soon".
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>>40806476
>>40807238
This but I think it's good to give your oc a few distinct and unique features, nothing out of place but just unique and make it stand out to a reasonable extent
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>What makes for a good OC?
I believe that a good OC is just something that's rather conventional and realistic that it could be displayed on FiM
Also, what do you guys think of my pony character? i kind of fucked up with the saturation of his colors since my drawing tablet has a whole different light for color
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>>40806375
I'm going to make a bald mare now.
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>>40807735
more accurate colors + middle finger to you
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>>40806231
No garish or saturated color schemes, for starters.
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>>40806231
Nyx
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>>40806338
>dude that doesnt eat is into vore.
proof we live in a simulation
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>>40806231
>oc is 'totally not a furry'
>teehee I'm so dominant I get all your waifus! Oh but I'm also a huge coomer so I fuck boys and get fucked by them too! Oops I'm gay irl now
Don't be an annoying faggot, do the opposite of those guys and you'll probably be ok.
OP pic isn't actually terrible design except for all the vore poopnigga porn which is unfortunately the only reason she exists
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>>40807784
Whether Mare or Stallion, never trust an OC with alot of art, especially if it's a lot of commissioned art
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>>40806231
an easy on the eyes, complementary color palette.
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>>40807896
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>>40807735
>Iceburg Lettuce
0/10 you didn't even try for a name. Iceburg is also the shittiest lettuce, tasteless and low nutrients. So I will dock more points
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>>40807896
fuck you bro
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>>40807896
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>>40807896
Just nuke this place already
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>>40807931
GO FUCK YOURSELF, ICEBERG LETTUCE IS THE BEST FUCKING LETTUCE
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>>40807896
I hate it here.
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>>40807896
I really didn't need to see that.
Lemon Drop paid for this with real money?!
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>>40806231
Lemon Drop a cute!
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>>40807896
excerpt from Artist's description
>I read a lot literature about bird cloacas and how they poop, watched hundreds pics and videos for draw it as real as I can.

>It was big pleasure to draw the commission, I faped around 10 times during creating it.
>I faped around 10 times during creating it.

>The unicorn behind now almost fully covered by her pee, what contains post production of acids, what soon will melts his fur and skin, if he won’t run to water immediately. He not rush and her perfectly lubricated for sacrifice his life to greedy bird’s cloaca, it is just slurp him into bowels, pack tightly in shit and dissolves him in a hour.
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>>40807896
haha lemon is always up to some crazy shit
Personally I like the non-doodoo version because I want to bang Lemongriff's weird bird hole.
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This thread has been an unpleasant experience, have a pick of an oc that I think is pretty good
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>>40807896
What the actual fuck is wrong with vorefags
How does one acquire such a ridiculously disgusting fetish
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>>40808068
>getting disturbed by a drawing
Bro go outside
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>>40808071
Ok Lemon Drop
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>>40806231
Being mine.
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>>40808097
You're Faust?
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>>40807896
That isn't sexy at all
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>>40806476
This. I think as long as they arnt TOO different in color or tone or style, they work. Like obviously do whatever you want, fuck I am having two of my oc made into plushes but i think moderation is the key.
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>>40808177
>This. I think as long as they arnt TOO different in color or tone or style, they work.
pic unrelated
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>>40808023
>it is just slurp him into bowels, pack tightly in shit and dissolves him in a hour.
Truly the greatest literatist of our time
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>>40806231
This fucker looks just like my OC
>>40806476
Exactly my philosophy. If you can stick your pony in the background of an episode and not have them look out of place, you've done well.
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>>40808573
What is your OC anon?

To be fair a lot of the "good" color combinations end up being seen a lot, yellow and green go together well so it's not too surprising when they appear in multiple people's OCs. If anything being overly unique with color combinations may make a character stand out but there's often a reason such color combinations aren't picked much to begin with.

Also personally I don't constrain myself solely to the show's style as I do think there's some nice colors outside of the more pastel palette the show uses, but it's certainly easy to look at bit too saturated if you're not careful.
One should remember at times though colors in TV shows are not actually what an artist may want but rather a technical limitation. Analog TV (which was still somewhat relevant when MLP was produced) had "broadcast safe" color limits which most broadcasters would clip your colors beyond, usually limiting your color values to the range [16, 235] rather than the full [0, 255].
This obviously prevents you from using a lot of the more rich colors, so even if they wanted to use such colors in a way that looked good they'd have to change their design. I think this may be indirectly part of why a more pastel color scheme was used originally before Analog TV was fully phased out, but that's just my theory.
Pic related to give an example of the impact of that.
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>>40808669
>even americans' colours are circumcised
KEK
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Reminder that any OC places like this will call bad will very likely actually be good and devoid of any major flaws, and will only be called bad in an attempt to fit in and decry random things as "reddit" or "furry".
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>>40807994
Trust fund babies are generally unhinged.
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>>40809433
I certainly wouldn't trust my funds with this baby.
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>>40806231
Lemon Drop deserves to be curbstomped into oblivion, atomized stomp by bloody stomp.
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>>40806231
Not being a /trash/ tier ugly monstrosity like the vore oc you posted.
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>>40809762
You wouldn't even leave your basement to do it if Lemon was right outside your house.
>>40809766
The mare is objectively aesthetically pleasing, the kind you could reasonably see in the background of an episode.
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>>40809776
>piss yellow & pickle piss green
>"aesthetically pleasing"
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>>40809780
OH NO NO NO
APPLE FRITTERSISTERS... DID WE GET TOO COCKY?
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>>40809784
Woah
>>40809424 was vindicated
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>>40809762
He payed for the $22222 mareschizo badge for Mare Fair, however.
Mare Fair is officially a vore con
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>>40809762
Minor problem: Lemon Drop would be into that
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>>40806476
Very much this. The most aesthetically pleasing OCs are the ones that you don't realize are OCs (until you look at the tags).

>>40807709
Unique details are a slippery slope that people often slide down. Some subtle or cannon ones aren't anything to bat an eye at, but as you go down the slope it detracts from the OC.
Good unique things: pony clothes like hats, scarves, dresses, things you see ponies in the show wear, freckles, a neon streak in the mane/tail, unique mane styles, make up, even a scar if it's tasteful.
Bad unique trait examples: Mismatched coat color/socks/non-standard coats. A G5 OC should have a single color coat. You see 0 ponies in G4 with multicolor coats, heterochromia, non-standard color tongue, blood, pussy. Non-standard genitalia at all. Drug use. Non-standard pony size (hyper type shit).
Examples of traits that can work if done very well: Amputee, alicorn, clothes with graphics on them, piercings in places other than their ears.
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>>40807784
those OCs are based however
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>>40808068
blame the scatfags for this one
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>will only be called bad in an attempt to fit in
>>40809424
You're the out of place nigger these >>40807784 and all obnoxious OCs like them are objectively bad and you know it, stop baiting
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>>40807784
>having a cape and a necklace means your oc is out of place
When the fandom was good and alive, autistic faggots like you weren't around. I wish that were still the case. Old OCs wouldn't have been made if you were around back then, because you'd start screeching threads to death any time someone tried to make something.
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>>40810059
Meant for >>40810011 but it applies there as well.
>comparing a stallion with a cape to some furry's "what if I took a pony and gave it paws or claws" meme creature
So disingenuous.
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>>40806231
I like this one
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>>40810075
Yes, LuminousDazzle makes some really nice OCs
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>>40810098
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Post far superior vorefag OC's instead
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>>40810059
>>having a cape and a necklace means your oc is out of place
Disingenuously ignoring the rest of what makes them horrible OCs, well done!
I've been here since 2011 you moron, shitty OCs are still just as bad as they were back then.
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>>40809776
>objectively aesthetically pleasing
She looks like mountain dew
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>>40806272
True, I should start doing that. May go with some complimentary contrast for future mare drawings
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>>40810153
>Imagine thinking a mare isn't cute.
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>>40810121
>the oc is terrible because I'm morally repulsed by characters that have sex and whose owners have fetishes I don't have
Actual baby behavior.
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>>40809776
sorry anon but the highlighter yellow neon green look is just too much on the eyes
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>>40810207
>muh mare
not an argument
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>>40810105
you wouldnt even have to tell me that this is a vorefag OC. something about the style tips meoff. i dont know what it is.
>you just know
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>>40810232
t. cuck who jacks off seeing shit design OCs fuck his wife
Stop touching yourself for two seconds and explain why they're good, outside of coom appeal because apparently that's the only language you speak
Fuck sake I shouldn't have to explain to you how to argue
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>>40810449
>buzzwords and low IQ internet grifter statements
They aren't sending their best, I tell you.
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>>40810232
Nta but OCs (any character actually) have two design aspects right? Visual and personality. Visually the left one gets a pass(at least to me), right one definitely not. Personality wise, well it's easy to see why smug OCs piss people off. Copper plume and skittle come to mind too as being alright visually
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>>40810501
>smug
I bet if it were a mare, the response to smugness would be arousal instead.
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my mistake for yet again trying to have a real conversation on this board instead just continually getting bait posted in response
funny you imply I'm the offboarder though earliest you could've been here is 2016
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>>40810317
>Anon deniesthe sanctity of mares
/mlp/ has fallen. Captcha: DHX2P
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>>40810528
/mlp/ has always shit on bad ocs newfag
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>>40810537
I bet your OC is a black bat pony stallion with red eyes and a cock that comprises half his body weight.
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>>40810543
>t. lemon
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>>40810512
Smug Voremares
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>>40810546
God I wish. I'd trade my weird fetish and high end tech job for his weird fetish and even higher end tech job in an instant. First thing I'd do would be to take my lanklet body to the gym and start getting some muscle.
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>>40810105
Vore mares are a risky kind of waifu
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>>40806231
Good OCs stem from a couple of things to keep track of, which I think an anon or two may have mentioned already.
The main thing to consider is a visually-appealing design, because God knows an eyesore isn't going to get any positive attention. Typically it's best to take color theory into account (big things are complimenting or contrasting colors between the mane and body. Eye color isn't as big a deal).
Secondly is a good personality, or one that's at least interesting. While it's not necessary if all you want to do is have a pretty mare, a good personality will help endear people to your OC more than just a pretty design alone could.
Third would be a background, which complements personality to a degree. What does she do? Where does she live? These kinds of things can come before or after you come up with visuals, and in the latter case, could help you envision what she looks like.
Picking a particular theme is an easy way to square a lot of that away from the get-go. You could have a tropical mare, jungle mare, pizza mare, etc. Themes will help you nail the above aspects a lot faster.
That's about all I've learned from making them.
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>>40806231
Just don't do this and you should be golden.
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As long as you have fun anon, make any oc you want.
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>>40811002
Just don't expect anyone to like it if it's something like >>40810969 Actually you should expect a constant stream of criticism and hate if you make an OC like that.
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>>40810969
Would
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>>40810105
>generic self-insert
>superior
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I huge mistake is giving an oc non pony features like gryphon claws, paws, or some other creature shit, so many oc's ruined by this fatal mistake
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>>40809784
>>40809805
Apple Fritter is a pastel yellow, Lemon Drop is a neon yellow. Big difference

Lemon would unironically be a great OC if only she was a bit less saturated, honestly
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>>40812539
Tell that to the autists who go and up the saturation on early episodes.
Watch a season 1 and a season 9 episode and see the difference.
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>>40809902
Genitals and shit like hyper are just fetish features, they're not meant to be "good design" they're meant to make your dick hard if your dick happens to be of the kind that gets hard from that kind of stuff, and if not you're not the target audience
You're correct on your other points just wanted to point out that complaining about "hyper" is kind of unrelated to OC design
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>>40810528
I dunno if this is bait but you do realise the mareschizo meme is only like a couple of years old? It literally started after the show ended
Before that we said "pony" rather than "mare"
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>>40812545
If the OCs whole design (this includes personality) is cenetered around some feature of them being hyper or mini is a better way of putting what I meant. If it's just shit for when their horny, but their OC isn't literally built to satisfy that fetish, then it isn't something that would ruin an imaginary horse.
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>>40810749
Ok but if there's two of them, and I know for a fact that neither of these are into cooking type vore, then you can probably play them off against each other to avoid getting eaten by either
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good SIMPLE color pallet made from pastels.
the cutie mark's colors need to tie into the pony's design.
MINIMAL or NO accessories/special snow flake features. if there are any body markings, they're very simple.
NO EDGY SHIT.
if it looks like it could show up in the show you've done a good job.
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>>40810075
>>40810098
these 2 aren't luminous' ocs, but friends'
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>>40808669
She just shares the same basic color scheme (green hair + blue eyes + yellow coat) though I don't actually care since I created her long before I knew of Lemon Drop. I just needed to create a pony to play Legends of Equestria, spent way too long in the character creator, and made her out of my like for key lime pie (one of the cutie mark options in LoE since it doesn't allow you to upload your own).
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>>40812668
what a cutie
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>>40812668
I felt felt an incredible urge to save that image
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>>40810065
I really really really really really really really like this art
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design
personality
story
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>>40806231
If it can feasibly fit into the background of the show, it's a good OC.
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>>40812804
Hey this looks like my oc, mines a stallion though
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>>40812988
does he have a name
this is sonata
she is from turnabout storm which is an ace attorney/mlp crossover
really good content to pass the time if you havent watched the videos yet
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>>40813038
If only the sequel wasn't such an abysmal failure.
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>>40812668
Yep that's a good mare.
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>>40812668
High quality image
high quality mare
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>>40806231
My philosophy has always been that to make an aesthetically pleasing character, you need:
>Willingness to seek out, take in and apply constructive criticism
>Basic knowledge of how colors can work together instead of against eachother
>Patience to go through trial and error instead of hastily mashing something together
>Restraint to stop adding too many non-essential elements and muddying the design with confusing details
>Freckles
Lore is always the part I get hung up on. I like to think that I have a decent head for coming up with pony designs after mucking about with it for a few years, but I rarely get past the most rudimentary of backstory. My main OC has like 4 or 5 lines of description tops
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>>40812668
Reminds me a bit of the green hair BP:
https://youtu.be/neDDO26CSf4?t=65
Green hair bros it's so over
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>>40814357
>Freckles
Based.
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>>40806231
My general philosophy follows along making most lines of making an aesthetically pleasing to look at oc but also making an oc I like. You cant please everyone but if not even (You) like your own oc, might aswell scrap them and start again. This is an oc you're probably going to develop lore fand commission or draw art for, make sure its one thats worth it.
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>>40814493
>along making most lines of making an aesthetically pleasing to look at oc
wow I need to proofread next time.
>along most lines of making an aesthetically pleasing to look at oc
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>>40814357
brb adding freckles to my OC
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>>40814377
rarity can suck dick, green hair kicks ass
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>>40814556
I like to spread the good word of freckle supremacy. What kind of freckles do you all prefer? Three dot show style? A small smattering? Some may consider it going against the rule of staying simple, but I have a weak spot for sprawling fields of freckles that can cover multiple parts of the body. I feel like it gives ponies a playful look especially with shorter hair, and a mysterious look if they have long, flowing hair that covers the face a bit.
>>40814561
Green is my favorite color, it's a shame it gets done so dirty sometimes
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>>40814990
Any type of freckles are good in my book, as long as the artist doesn't go overboard.
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A strong mix of loud but not deafening (visually), purpose, and placement.

A good OC should be as recognizable as any of mane 6, but not more so than Twilight. if you can try to limit the features that stand out the most to 1, anymore and you're standing out too much. for purpose it's important to make your mare fit into FIM seamlessly. No major event changes. and placement is important as well, where does your oc come from and what culture does she have?

oh, and make sure she's female. that's very important. especially if she's you.
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>>40806231
A simple one maybe?
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>>40815577
>dat mane
Would go gay for. Now just fix that left eye and people won't be able to tell he's AI as easily.
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>>40815577
Shit, could've had me fooled
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>>40815577
>A dashing rogue from the 3rd My Little Pony Movie
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>>40815577
slop chads ...
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>>40812804
unf I love Sonata
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>>40809902
>Examples of traits that can work if done very well: Amputee, alicorn, clothes with graphics on them, piercings in places other than their ears.
>amputee
>graphics and piercings
>anon who complains about fetish OCs makes an exception for his amputee and goth fetishes
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>>40814357
Freckles are like seasoning
too much of a good thing can ruin the batch, but most things are improved by a pinch or two of them.
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>>40815577
STALLION SEXO
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>>40815577
Give me the prompts
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>>40814990
>Green is my favorite color

Are there any green ponies that you like?
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Her
RATAATATATTATA GET SOME GET SOME
RATATATATTATATATAT
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>>40817836
Her mane and tail just make me think of raw salmon, but hot damn if that isn't some cool art.
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>>40817842
That's why I love her, she's made to be an unappealing grunt. Wrote a shitty greentext and some Anon posted her. From the jungles of Zebrica to the Mountians of Griffonia, she's spitting lead where ever Equestria needs her. Not sure if she's ever hit anything though.
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>>40810969
Scenekids will never die, it seems.
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>>40818026
there's always a new crop every couple years.
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Took a couple pics in that void sim that look cool and fit her style of casting bardic magic

(1/3)
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>>40819078
(2/3)
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>>40819078
>>40819080
(3/3)
And a couple more alts that I didn't feel like downscaling and manually posting can be found here
https://imgur.com/a/JRNYUZP
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>>40806476
"This is my OC; his name is Derek McJohnson, and he's a griffon/changeling hybrid whose special talent is JavaScript."
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>>40817807
Why yes, yes there is.
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>>40819204
She cute
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>>40815039
>oh, and make sure she's female. that's very important. especially if she's you.
>having a self-insert OC that's the opposite sex
for what purpose
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>>40820122
getting into a loving lesbian relationship with your waifu?

All mares are lesbians.
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>>40820216
Based, very based
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>>40820216
that's wrong and you're retarded.
Clinically retarded, sub-60 IQ take.
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>>40820216
BASED
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>>40820216
Not all of them, just most.
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usually people would have started dumping their OC folders by now
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>>40815577
God damn that's one big turd
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>>40820484
nuuuuuuuh someone said the word lesbian nuuuh im so mad !!! boooohoo
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>>40821410
No, I'm pointing out that it's retarded to say "all".
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>>40820216
Dykeshitters have always deserved the rope
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>>40821368
This thread was doomed from the start
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>>40806231
the comfyness of its smnowpity
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>>40821925
I think it's because it led with a question and never added the "post your OCs and be judged" part.
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I made this new oc for the gmares server. The cutie mark isn’t final but I am kinda going for a guardsmare who saw some shit. I might lighten or darken the colors too.
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>>40822588
qt fish horse
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>>40814990
The problem with "lots of freckles" is that the pony looks like she took a nap under a bird roost if they're white, or that she has coat cancer if they're not.
Oh and that excessive freckles are now thoroughly associated with twitter artists. Who really enhance the "coat cancer" effect by the freckle coverage growing over time.
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>>40822010
>gmares
get out while you can
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>>40822010
If you're going to change them lighten them, she's already edgy enough with the scar
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>>40823306
yeah, i might do that. different shade of blue or different color. open to suggestions. i am probably not ditching the scars for the most part.
>>40823282
i mean its more dead then anything.
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>>40806231
>big
>dead 'ard
>cunningly brutal
>loves a good scrap
>brutally cunning
>goes around krumping gitz
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>>40806231
- Pastel colors
- Few and balanced colors with the right amount of contrast. Avoid a beige coat color if you can.
- A (mostly) original theme or line of work
- A mane that isn't just long and slightly frizzy (think derpy or lyra)
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>>40823699
Thanks nigga, do you need a tip?
Shit Im just horsin with ya, here.
>slides a carrot into her ass hole
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So, to summarize:
>bright pastel colors
>nothing deep, interesting, or requiring any thought
>just clone a canon characters with mild changes
>also make them a mare no matter what
>no variations in body type or size, must be based on standard flash puppet proportions
>depth of character must be no deeper than "mare mare mare snowpity mare cute i love them"
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>>40820216
Cringe, very cringe.
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>>40820216
this
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>>40823699
Cute pizza poner.
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>>40815577
>aislop
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>>40824090
>replyslop
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>>40823876
>Avoid a beige coat color if you can.
it worked in the show (albeit a soft beige)
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>>40809433
he has a job, he just doesn't spend a lot of money on other earthly desires besides porn comms
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>>40824949
Oh no don't get me wrong: it works. In fact, it works a bit too well so there's a lot of ponies with a coat color in the space around yellow and orange (including cream, beige and light brown).
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>>40825375
fair enough, I'm guilty of it myself after all.
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>>40825112
He's a r*dditor however.
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>>40823876
>just clone a canon characters with mild changes
It's not that big of a deal when the show itself starts cloning its own character with the same color scheme but minor alteration of design.
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>>40809762
Unrelated but nice cagney carnation gif I love cuphead
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>>40806231
I don't know. I never got into OCs because I don't really understand them. OC is not really a character in a traditional sense because most characters in media exist for the sake of telling a story with them. OCs exist for the sake of themselves, so it's just a form of self-expression, "look at all these cool concepts I can make up and draw". So I guess it needs to be cool, which is subjective.
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>>40828023
OCs for me are more of a self expression and just something fun to do, but many also use them so they can tell their own little stories without hijacking canon characters. And then there are characters that are made to commission 500 nsfw pictures with a pony that is theirs so you know it's THEIR art.
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>>40824090
>Look how awful that is I can’t even believe it it’s so bad, it will never get better! There’s poop in my pants now because of AI! You must be a soulless npc if you look at that and think it’s pleasant!
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>>40828697
You didn't make the OC, npc
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RIP OC thread, dead of no one caring
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>>40829051
I don’t know what this reply is supposed to mean.

I just think it’s funny because people complaining that AI is “slop” have to pretend that even with its ever minimizing errors, it’s not already capable of higher image quality than most artists are. You have to maximum zoom in on one little part of that to find an error and otherwise it’s great. “AAAAAAAHHH TRASH” is laughable
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>>40806231
Subtlety, creativity, and attention to detail. You don't want to go all out with making the character unique, they still have to generally blend with the setting. Creativity is important because they need something to make them memorable- a totally ordinary daily life can still stand out if you give them some personality to accent it. And attention to detail lets you mix in the smaller aspects, like little effects their lifestyle would have on their appearance and behavior, to make them feel authentic. Remember to think about the world around the OC, not just the character themselves, and how they fit into it. You can occasionally make something more out there, but the more outside the ordinary you go, the more effort you have to put into supporting it. Or just accept that they're a meme character who people enjoy for comedy, but who'd never actually fit into the story, i.e. Aryanne.

>>40806476
>>40807238
One thing I like about the seasons after 1 and 2 is how much supporting characters and background ponies started to get the same level of detail and variety to their designs as main characters, and different parts of Equestria had more distinct pony design trends associated with them. Coco Pommel, for example, is a 10/10 design when it comes to balancing distinctiveness with simplicity. Mind you, the cameo background ponies meant to be references to other shows were way more hit or miss.

>>40809902
Kerfuffle is a good-looking character, and I could see a small wing piercing being an okay design detail, but I don't know where you're getting "alicorn OCs are workable" from. Not even Opaline looks like she'd fit into G4, and she's supposed to be canon to it. Alicorn OCs are extremely difficult to fit in and you basically have to write an entire extra branch of lore just to make them halfway plausible. It's not 100% impossible, but it might as well be. I would never advise someone to go for that unless they had an entire fanfic built around it. And it had better be a damn good fanfic. Basically, you're suggesting stuff that should only be done by those who've mastered the essentials already and want to take a massive gamble.

>>40812559
Only good fetish OCs I can think of off the top of my head are Milky and Velvet. Milky because her appearance, outfit, and role all have enough care put into them that you can kind of look past her being an obvious fetish character, and Velvet because she's just a normal, show-style pony who happens to have a very risque job.

>>40815577
Somehow it never occurred to me that AI would be a good fit for randomly generating new pony designs. Taking one of those and writing a character around it would be an interesting experiment.

>>40823876
>must be based on standard flash puppet proportions
Unironically this. You can vary it up a bit but that's the start point canon uses, so you should start from there too. Only change it if you have a good concept that necessitates doing so.
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>>40829642
>Velvet
now that's a name I haven't heard in a long, long time.
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>>40829635
Mindbroken aifaggot, what are you even in an OC thread for? Just to embarrass yourself again how you can't create anything?
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>>40817807
The Summer Olympics are coming up. Do you think we'll see any more new pics of this OC?
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>>40815577
>aislop
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>>40829642
God dammit you fucking autists, you aren't supposed to take a list of points mocking autism and then agree with them
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>>40830870
why not, if it's accurate?
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Here is my other gmare oc. Easy Listen. A vinyl enthusiast and urban explorer. I made her by clicking random like 20 times and tweaking stuff a bit. She will be a plush
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>>40831647
You're supposed to be sapient and self-aware enough to realize "OCs have to be recolors of canon characters or they're bad" is not a guideline to follow.
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>>40831665
I think you should scrap the colors of the accessories and design them to compliment the actual character or get rid of them. The socks especially, they're way too distracting.
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>>40831684
Pretty sure they only really agreed about the flash puppet proportions, since wildly unbalanced stylized art looks like shit two-thirds of the time.
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>>40831719
Oh I know they are. I am trying to figure out a good matching design but of late i kinda love how fucking hidious it is. I like the idea that she has zero taste in fashion or anything and if she met rarity, rarity would probably have a massive stroke, that being said, I’ll probably try more colors.
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>>40832390
>i kinda love how fucking hidious it is
You know, if you're aware of it and aren't just "muh styling" to convince people it's actually beautiful, that's respectable. Still good to try other things but, don't let me rain on your parade either.
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>>40832410
Yeah. It’s fucking ugly as hell. It’s mostly been working and doing other shit and the pony model system is weirdly fiddly and annoying when it comes to accessory recoloring. I’ll fuck around with it tonight. The plush isn’t coming with accessories.
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>>40833507
Robot ponies are awesome. I've tried my hand at designing one before but can't imagine doing anything on this level.
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>>40834492
Anontheanon is the cool kind of crazy.
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>>40806231
I need an A.I. that analyzes color combinations of official ponies.
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How would you design a pony who's whole gimmick is having cancer?
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>>40836070
like, benign cancer or debilitating aggressive lumpy cancer
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>>40836085
Yes.
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>>40836100
well, then their appearance would definitely depend on the severity of their case, and where the tumors are.
If it's particularly advanced, even with magic crystal chemotherapy, the pony would probably be gaunt and either bald or have really patchy hair.
And then you've got the mental angle to consider, because the closer you'd put them to that inevitable terminus would wildly shift how okay with the situation they are.
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I made an OC by accident years ago and it became pretty well-liked and well known
is the appearance design good? iunno, not the most interesting colour palette, color theory be damned.
is the personality design good? perhaps? I put some thought into it, made it unique, but reasonable, not like those edgy alicorn princesses.

I've made other ocs, and lord knows I'm not particularly good at coming up with designs, I have some sense of color theory but I cannot compare to other peoples designs that look and feel so much more appealing.

I've made two other OCs and they're kinda w/e, and I've spent over 2 years developing another OC and I've been frequently making tweaks to their design and giving them depth, i've not done much with them but im hoping they'll be well liked once i've established them better.

i'm also in the process of making two more ocs but i only have names and personalities, no clue for their physical designs yet.
Will their designs be unique? I would hope at least a little.
Will people like them? also a mystery.
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>>40836946
>pretty well-liked and well known
post it then, see if anyone recognizes it
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>>40829739
I can’t say for certain but I’m fairly confident I have designed more characters than anyone in else in this thread actually.
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>>40837895
if I count the ones I don't have art for yet, I'm sitting on more than thirty
and if NPCs for quests count then it's probably at least double that.
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>>40837919
I have 337 characters and I have designs for 221 of them. I’ve been doing shit for a decade now
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>>40838092
I mean so have I but I don't really pump them out unless I've got a reason to. Creation for the sake of creation can be fun but then you have to figure out what to do with them.
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>>40838169
>what to do
become insane with them obviously
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>>40837473
i'm not here to test or verify, so no.

>>40838092
why tho? when was the last time you drew or had each one drawn?
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>>40838169
>>40838187
Yes and yes.

>>40838599
Most of them have no more than 2-3 pictures because I am terrible

Some that got stuck in my head the most have more up to 20 but I honestly suck at drawing times and it stops me from making enough of them while they have my focus. In the moment almost nothing is moving anywhere and I have most recently made a handful of dragons just mostly for fun.

Having a goal or plan is not my thing at all
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>>40838092
Quality of character > Quantity of ideas guy
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>>40835679
Seconding.
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>>40835679
>Aicrutchlets can't into basic pattern recognition
Get some braincells, stop frying your receptors.
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>>40842147
I need numbers. How are you supposed to crunch color combinations by hand? I want to be able to logically - in the sense of computer logic - tell how show accurate my OC is colored.
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>>40842684
>I need numbers. How are you supposed to crunch color combinations by hand? I want to be able to logically - in the sense of computer logic - tell how show accurate my OC is colored.
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>>40842727
Aphantasia strikes in many ways.
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>>40806231
couldn't tell you. what I can tell you though is that I nearly jerked off earlier today to the thought of my current self-insert fucking my self-insert from 10 years ago
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>>40843091
kinda gay tbdesu
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>>40843091
Post both, or fake AND CONFIRMED gay.
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>>40829642
Even G4 wasn't great at making alicorn OCs that worked.
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Lemon Drop’s creator is one of the Second Life players too. Says a lot about this board.
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>>40843435
Fucking your own clone is masturbation, not gay.
I can't fathom raping your own clone though. Self harm?
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>>40843527
He uses Arch btw. I saw his reddit post.
I'm not joking.
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>>40829642
>Only good fetish OCs I can think of off the top of my head are Milky and Velvet.
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>>40842907
It's not aphantasia. It's red-black hatred. I want to mathematically say "my OC is better than yours".
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>>40806231
I'm a firm adherent to tradition. You can't go wrong by choosing one of these archetypes and going from there.
>>40832390
>i kinda love how fucking hidious it is.
Me too actually. I have a fantasy webcomic and made a race that's based on bad, ugly recolored base OCs, and I've been trying to make such things on purpose...which is kinda hard d e s u
Your OC is the exact kind of thing I'm going for lol
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>>40843091
>>40843528
Selfcest is hot
Who would know what (You) like better than (You)?
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>>40843988
Counterpoint: I fucking hate myself.
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>>40843528
it's only not gay if it's a r63 clone
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>>40843988
selfcest is hot only if you yourself are hot, which is why I wouldn't fuck myself
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>>40843527
He is a breed of his own. He tries to make his presence felt in every corner if he thinks he can provoke that corner.
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>>40842147
This is true except for the color-blind.
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>>40843892
I mean I actually like my pony colors itself. The issue is accessoriy colors. But while she is stupid looking, I genuinely like her now. I did make her a vaguely edgy sibling because fuck it.



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