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Twilight vector WIP? by AleximusPrime Twilight vector WIP? by AleximusPrime
Vectored version of this: [link]

It says WIP? because I'm not sure if I'm done just yet, still iffy about a few little things. I ended up having to cheat and edit this a bit in Paint.net because I couldn't figure out how to do gradients in Illustrator and there was no one there for me to ask how. I also had to select her eyes and cut them and put them in a different layer so I could move them around without them going over her nosebridge. The reason that happened to begin with was because I dunno if you can even put the eyes under what would be the face if you can't make holes in the face for where the eye would be. I just made the eye layer on top of the head but since it was on top and not a hole, when I'd move the iris, it wouldn't move around under the edges of the eye where the purple starts because it's placed on top of that layer. I dunno if anyone can understand a word I just said, but if you know Illustrator PLEEEEEEEASE, PLEASE HELP MEEEEEE!! *Beatles voice*

But yeah, enough of my complaining. This turned out really well for my first vector of a pony I would say! :nod: Now that I know how to cause lines to taper (get sharper) at the ends, that helps me to make them more calligraphic-looking rather than like how I make them look in Paint. There are issues sometimes when I can fill in a body part with color, but some spaces are open since they might not weave together just right, so I just take the paint blob tool to fill it in and group them together. You can't even tell where I've done that so it doesn't really hurt. I was having a hard time figuring out how I would do the pink and purple stripes in her hair without them going over the outlines of it, but I just took a copy of the tail, placed it above the stripes, and turned the color fill off in the copy so the lines would go over the stripes and no color fill would cover them. Easy as pie! That didn't work too well with the stripes next to her horn though, I had to just really easily put the purple strip right on top of the outlines of her top mane. I know the stripes should be on her left side of her horn and the crack is on her right side of her bangs, but sometimes her sprite gets switched around in the show during animation, just like Rarity's hair is flipped to one side and then the next thing you know it's flipped to the other.

Twilight sure was a lot easier than Discord, that's for sure! Discord's lion arm was just Hell to get everything to go together!!! So yeah, I hope I can do more of these, it will be tough to fit in going to the lab with my schedule. Let's hope I can get all the mane 6 done at least!

If anyone is a premy and an expert with Illustrator, please give me a critique so that I can learn!

MLP (c) Hasbro
FiM (c) Lauren Faust :iconfyre-flye:
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:iconcoolclaytony:
coolclaytony Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
Somepony's had too much coffee today.
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Uh...........what?
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:iconcoolclaytony:
coolclaytony Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
Scratch that, I thought I thought I was looking at a different pic.
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:iconcoolclaytony:
coolclaytony Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
Her eyes! They bulge from her skull... and not in the normal cute pony way.
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:iconderf13:
derf13 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
Help! i need somebody Help! not just anybody Please Please Help me
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Whut? O_o Wrong comment I'm guessing?
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:iconderf13:
derf13 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
no it's in the discrition was the Beatles help so i wrote some lyrics from it... please don't block me
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Why on Earth would I block you?
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:iconderf13:
derf13 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
because alot of people on this site can't take a joke and block me for nonsens cmments
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you mean blocking a deviant or their comments?
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:iconderf13:
derf13 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
the devient and it sucks because the comments i make are supposed to be funny not hurtful but some people can't take the joke of the comments.
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I wouldn't block anyone unless they were really bugging me. And has anyone given you a hard time in this thread yet?
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:iconwerewolf9098:
Werewolf9098 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
It's amazing. Even bronies think so ;P
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, this wasn't too great considering it was the first attempt...
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:iconwerewolf9098:
Werewolf9098 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
shutup, it was great :) I don't even dare to think about how much time will it take me to create something even close.
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You saw the final version, right?
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:iconwerewolf9098:
Werewolf9098 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
Yep :D It gave me one epic jawdrop ;)
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That one even has a few issues I need to correct...
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:iconwerewolf9098:
Werewolf9098 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
:) If you think it will make it better, go on :D
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:iconfateshero:
FatesHero Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
eyes are normal not so.. centered. try moveing them closes to a side or the bottom, if u don't understand send me a note(with permission to do so), ill make up a quick demo. wouldn't take more then 5mins to give u a idea.
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I know, I just updated, take a look. [link]
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:icontransformersfan999:
transformersfan999 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Student Digital Artist
brilliant job and all but i think the eyes are a bit big in my opinion
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Here's the completed version: [link]
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:iconloaves:
loaves Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
Don't know anything about vector but what I see is very good!
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's quite tough to grasp, but thanks for the feedback. Her eyes are a bit discombobulated though so I gotta fix those...
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:iconslashercon:
Slashercon Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011
I actually like the way she looks. great job as usual.
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
She does need some improvements though as mentioned in the comments...
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:iconcyhennessey:
cyhennessey Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Student Interface Designer
>Window>Gradients

Hotkey G for Gradient Tool

If you ever need any help with Illustrator, I'd be more than happy to help.
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
But do I have to put the gradient on an already selected shape or what?
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:iconcyhennessey:
cyhennessey Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Yeah, you select a shape and either select a pre-existing gradient from your Swatches panel or make a new one in your Gradient panel. You can drag swatches onto your Gradient panel to make new gradients and also drag those new gradients into your Swatches to keep them permanently. In your Gradients panel, you can also drag the triangles on the bar (you'll see what I mean when you look at it) to help change the percent of each color you want in the whole thing.
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Uh........I think I tried all this.....
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:iconcyhennessey:
cyhennessey Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Student Interface Designer
And it didn't work? That's definitely weird.
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I might have been doing something wrong....
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:iconcyhennessey:
cyhennessey Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Have you had the opportunity to try again since? Because the only reason that could possibly not work is if you had the layer locked or you were trying to apply it to a symbol or you were inside of an opacity mask ._.
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm quite sure it was unlocked and selected but it would only use the black and white gradient and I kept trying to drag colors down there...
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
But do I have to put a gradient on a selected shape or what?
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:iconzaikcelcs:
ZaikCelcs Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
Nice coloring Alex, fits her swell ! :)
Tip: put on a color shade on the ponies's back foreleg from now on.
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :)

Yeah, I was trying to do that and it wasn't working somehow...
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:iconzaikcelcs:
ZaikCelcs Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
simple: choose the same color and dim it, but not dim it too much.
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I wasn't trying that technique, but I'll have to try it again...
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:iconleilani-lily:
Leilani-Lily Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
PONYPONYPONYPONYPONY!! :D
I think it looks good! :D (wayyyyyyyyyyyyy better that mine... -_-")
:iconbummy1::iconbummy2::iconbummy3:
:icontwilightsparkleplz: :iconrainbowdashplz: :iconrarityplz: :iconapplejackplz: :iconfluttershyplz: .... WAHH!!! I CANT FIND PINKEY PIE!!! D: noooo!!! its not complete!!!! D: D: D:
*hides in shame*
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Here she is :iconpinkiepieplz:
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:iconleilani-lily:
Leilani-Lily Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YAYYY!!!! :D :D
ok, lets try this again
:icontwilightsparkleplz::iconrainbowdashplz::iconpinkiepieplz::iconrarityplz::iconapplejackplz::iconfluttershyplz:
:iconbummy1::iconbummy2::iconbummy3: :D
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:icondemonpanther:
DemonPanther Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
Dem eyes .3.
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
They need to be fixed, I know...
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:iconflikkun:
Flikkun Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Pretty cool, but I think her left eye(the one on your right) sticks off too much :/ dunno if you mentioned that already because the description was tl;dr.
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It does, and I need to fix that.
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:iconflikkun:
Flikkun Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
ohai

I didn't know you're online :la: I'm just derping around

I'm almost finished with my Luna picture! I'm just putting the finishing touches on it!
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Well I'll be in class here in a few minutes so...

Another Luna pic? Is it the new Luna this time I'm guessing?
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:iconflikkun:
Flikkun Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Ohhh D:

Nuuu, I started this one a while ago. It's taken a pretty long time >__>
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