Luckily, earlier today I've realized I've completely memorized how to draw Rarity's as well as Pinkie Pie's manes, both of which are the hardest manes to draw in my opinion. I found myself doodling pictures of ponies in art class today, when I should've been drawing the nude model, lol.
Yeah Rarity's mane is notoriously difficult to draw, I've heard a lot of artists say, though I didn't really have TOO much trouble with it, especially since I've only drawn her once or twice before, and both those times I was looking at a reference picture...so yeah, I didn't do AS good as if I were looking at a picture of Rarity while drawing, but I still did pretty damn good. Pinkie's mane was almost spot-on though, and I didn't draw it from any reference except a previous drawing I did of her, from earlier in my sketchbook.
It's actually a short-term goal of mine to draw the mane six as humans/human-like characters, but to preserve Lauren Faust's drawing style she used for them. I see the vast majority of humanized pony art just has them drawn as anime girls or more rarely as realistic women, but I wanna try something different and try to use the Friendship is Magic style to draw humans instead of ponies, especially preserving the unique way the eyes are drawn. I've seen how Lauren draws humans since I used to watch Powerpuff Girls when I was a kid, and I think she did the character design for that show, but she draws them with perfectly-round heads and the few times I've drawn humanized ponies I draw them with more realistic head shapes, but otherwise quite faithful to her drawing style.
Well...I was drawing the model as well, but it got too boring and difficult after awhile and decided to draw Pinkie and Rarity instead...why is it ponies are so much easier to draw than humans?! Geez...