Since this calendar month is the month of AssassinMonkey, I'm trying out his shading style. Hope you don't mind, AM. He's awesome, so go give him credit: [link]
Guess I'll need a bigger canvas next time, with this one I ended up smoothing the whole thing too much and working almost on a pixel level. Eek, pixels!
Also, coloring with color layers is awkward. In fact, it didn't really look like I wanted so I had to use overlay and what, soft light blending modes instead? Weird! And then using black on a color layer doesn't really work.
Also, the muzzle was a PITA to shade as I couldn't figure out what it should look like.
All that said, I admire how you produce such awesome drawings, AM!
P.S. Blackjack is best pony. Even as a filly or whatever a teenage pony is called.