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Discord vector WIP by AleximusPrime Discord vector WIP by AleximusPrime
EDIT: Here is the final PNG version for anyone who would like to use it: [link]

OMG LOOK, I MADE A FREAKING VECTOR!!!!! :wow:

This is the original sketch [link] that it came from. I'm doing this for a grade in my Digital Illustration class, but it hasn't been handed in quite yet. I can't wait to hear what everyone has to say about it though!

At first, it was reeeeeeeeeally hard to vector this guy in Adobe Illustrator!! The pen tool is a freaking nightmare! I'm so used to using Paint so I have no clue what's going on half the time! And the fact that I couldn't directly use the eye-dropper tool to pick a color for the stroke color (someone had been tampering with the preferences and we couldn't fix it) didn't help much either. But after a while I found ways to get it done and eventually it got a bit easier as I went on. It's really frustrating to work with the pen tool in AI, but I wanna try it some more with MLP characters! Since Discord is quite complex, I'm sure if I do the ponies, it'll be a lot easier.

So yeah, it's not exactly perfect. Quite a few iffy spots here and there. I'll revise this next time I get access to the Mac lab and fix up some parts and then I'll make it a smart object and put it in PS and subtract the background and stuff so I can make a PNG like all the other MLP vector artists on here do. That way people can download it and use for desktops and junk, so long as they give me credit and link me the pic. And I have a black background in the PDF so you guys can see it easier.

Again, don't use this vector just yet for any wallpapers or collab stuff just yet people. It's not done, but once I finish it entirely and make it a PNG with no background, then you all will be free to use it for that...

So yeah, this turned out rather well, and just like I expected it! I plan on doing this more for some future pics hopefully and maybe someday I can afford to get AI! If any of you AI vector artists out there have any tips and hints, don't hesitate to give them in the comments! And premium members please give a critique! :)

MLP (c) Hasbo
FiM (c) Lauren Faust :iconfyre-flye:

EDIT: Uh......ok, is anyone else getting the really blurry JPEG look in your preview window? :confused: If so, I honestly don't know why that's happening... :shrug:

EDIT 2: I took a screencap and saved it as a PNG for you guys to view, the PDF viewer thing is showing up too blurry on some people's computers including mine.
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:icondemonfoxproductions:
DemonFoxProductions Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's pretty damn good!
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CluelessLlama13 Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for putting it on a dark background! I needed something to use as a reference for his colors.
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AleximusPrime Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well if you need one without a bg, the final piece has none.
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CluelessLlama13 Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's just harder to see the exact color of parts of him when he's on a white BG. Thanks again!
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Eh, you have a point there.
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:iconduskybby:
Duskybby Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What is the definition of vector anyways? o.o btw love this so much use it to see what discord looks like all the time
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Vectoring art can only be done on programs that allow you to do it like Adobe Illustrator or a free program like Inkscape. it's hard to explain what vectors really are, but while you're working in one in the program, if you zoom in, it will never get all blurry and pixelated and you can scale it no matter what size and it will not get all pixelated either so you can just keep working with extremely smooth and fluid shapes and colors. Once you are finished and would like to upload the picture to a website or keep a finalized and flattened version, you have to save it as a PNG or TIFF or something and when you do that, then it will be pixelated if you zoom in on it which is why you have to save it with good resolution so it will look smooth in it's standard size view.
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Duskybby Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i see. LOL I've tried to look it up but always got definitions of stupid other things, and this cleared up a lot :D
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Try just looking up Illustrator or vector graphics.
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:iconflukiercow:
Flukiercow Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
I was looking up computer parts and found this.....
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You were? That's probably cuz I might have included words like "Vector" or "Adobe Illustrator CS5" or something...
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:iconloaves:
loaves Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
Now the black behind him really adds to the pic. It was good but the black draws out all the colors and varied shapes of his various appendages!
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! That's why I decided to go with black. :nod:
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:iconstuffwell:
Stuffwell Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011
Yeeeeeeeessssssssssssssss!!!

An epic face and a glass of chocolate milk!!
Excellent work!
This'll make my gallery :icon20coolerplz:
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Or a chocolate milk of glass. :giggle:

Aw thanks!
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:iconstuffwell:
Stuffwell Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011
Your welcome!! :aww:
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:iconstarshot-seeker:
Starshot-seeker Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
wow!! looks really great!! :w00t:
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! Today's the day I turn it in, but I'm gonna go to the lab early today to touch up a few things...
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:iconstarshot-seeker:
Starshot-seeker Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
you're welcome :D

oh that's so cool, labs are really nice no matter if it's sciente labs or image labs :nod:
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Pffffffft, I know nothing of these science labs!
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:iconstarshot-seeker:
Starshot-seeker Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
well here I know because I was studying to be a biology teacher and we did some experiments in chemical class, even in animal biology sometimes we dissected some cow or pig organs like heart, eye, pulmon, and even we dissected a whole bunny and a chicken. Those are nice things to learn more from visual side of the bodyes not only for animals, but for someone like me it's hard because I don't like those bloody things and sometimes it's hard to see how you have to cut a dead animal :(, specially the bunny impressioned me so much that I had to go out of the lab ^^;

but the better things are the chemical experiments or when you do things with plants to see how they do photosinthesis and all their functions :nod:
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I have no idea what you just said...
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:iconstarshot-seeker:
Starshot-seeker Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
sorry for my bad english then ^^; maybe I miss write something, but I was saying about those things similar to what you can see in movies when in school some children have to cut a frog to see how its body functions
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AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:puke: Don't talk about dissection to me, I already did it to a rat! DX
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SavvyCYNZ Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Student General Artist
discord is best ponygoatdragonthing
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:iconkooner-cz:
Kooner-cz Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
Somehow i overlooked this o_o

Well what i can say , you did a great job . I see nothing off or anything , simply great job.

Well you should try the pen tool in PS , its working better imo =)

But it depends on you.
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AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Well the eyes are sorta not round... I'll see if maybe I can fix that...

Yeah, but doesn't that do raster images in PS rather than vector?
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:iconkooner-cz:
Kooner-cz Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
Forget to say - I jsut have more practice in PS thats probably all.
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
PS is easier to use, I must admit, but I have to learn how to use Illustrator too, it could help me with getting a job someday.
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:iconkooner-cz:
Kooner-cz Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
Hehe true , good luck with that =)

I will never have a job with this , what am doing now =/
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You don't know that, have faith!
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:iconkooner-cz:
Kooner-cz Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
I hope , but i dont belive in it =)

Thats all i can say.
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You'll get there my friend. :)
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Kooner-cz Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
Hmmm now if you talk about the eyes , yea they are not so round , but you can easy fix that .

And umm , soryr but i dunno what you mean with *raster*

But both programs ( adobe and PS ) are good for vectors.
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AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I kinda failed at making nicely rounded circles, but I'll fix it.

Oops, I think it's spelled Rastar, or another term would be vexel. It's the opposite of vector, where you see a bunch of little pixels that comprise the image when you zoom in. With vector art, you zoom in and you never see the pixels get bigger, it keeps its nice flat smooth edges with no bitmap looks.
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Kooner-cz Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
Oh Vexel , well i have to say that am doing vexel .
I could do vectors but its the same to me , well beside the pixels

But am going to do vectors very soon , it just i have been doing vexel since from the start and i like the way that they are made.
But yea i have to move to Vector soon =)
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, so you've been doing vexel art this whole time?
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:iconkooner-cz:
Kooner-cz Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
Yes all are vexel , just like i said i see no differense between them ( beside the pixel yeah )

But i can make vectors ofc.

Anyway dissapointed that you heared this ? - just curious =)
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AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, they are the same, but working with vectors allows you to scale it while working on it and it won't get all pixelated, but vectoring is a ton times harder. I work with vexel artwork though, and it's gone pretty well, so either is fine really.

Oh no, not at all, especially since I do vexel art myself. And some people have thought that I do vector also.
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HealerCharm Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
WHOA~!! O0O FREAKIN' AWESOME ALEX~!! :wow: :boogie: It looks just like the real thing~ >w< The detail is crisp and the colours are lovely, well done man~ :D :clap: :hug:
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks Jussy! :hug:

Well that's cuz it's vector. Vector always is nice and smooth, I should try at more of it!
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:iconhealercharm:
HealerCharm Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome dear~ :aww: :hug:

Ahhh yes, it sure is~;)
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ChibiBug Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Keep up the incredible work. He looks amazing! :iconflyinglaplz:
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! Yeah, I'm so proud of how well this turned out for my first time around!
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ChibiBug Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
It's especially amazing for a first time! :wow:
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I know, I'm still surprised at the result of it! When it's posted online for critiquing, my other classmates will be amazed!
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neodarkwing Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
mmm the taste of glass
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:giggle: Liquid glass! XD
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REDDISH-MUSE Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
D8 ...
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Seriously, what gives?
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