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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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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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:iconaleximusprime:
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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AleximusPrime Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Eh, you have a point there.
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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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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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Flukiercow Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
I was looking up computer parts and found this.....
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