Wow! Okay. This took much much longer than I expected, but I'm really happy with the outcome. I personally think this may be my best (and most ambitious) vector to date.
I would like to thank a few of the #MLP-VectorClub admins for putting up with my countless revisions and *ahem* polite requests for input. I would also like to thank =flutterguy317 personally because he had to export this one for me as for some reason Inkscape refused to work with me.
Wallpapers: 1366x768 , 1920x1080 (let me know if you want another size, I'll try and do it)
Rainbow Dash (no background): [link]
Time Taken: Roughly 12 hours on-and-off
Number of Nodes: 1690
I've made this vector with an as yet unreleased version of =flutterguy317's Ponyscape. It's a modification of Inkscape 0.49 which I am beta testing. There are certain features of it that I've used which you won't be able to see in the current versions of either Inkscape or Ponyscape, so if you do want to be able to play around with the SVG, you'll need to go here and download Ponyscape V0.2. or just +Watch =flutterguy317 because he's told me he will be releasing future updates through deviantART
Edit (23/12/12): Featured on Equestria Daily's Drawfriend #662 [link]
Maybe to capture her full emotions, have the wings droop slightly? But you've still done an amazing job, this is really good, I wish there were more pices like this on Deviantart art that display a completely different side of a character, it works as its the complete opposite of how she usually is and again well done. I envy you. Going on kmy favourites.
IDONT CARE (even if its art)!!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE LO0VE IT!!!!
And holy buck at that SVG oO Took almost a minute to load in Ponyscape, how the heck did you work on this without perma-disabled filters?
Oh, and: do you like bananners? xD
no really, the way you implemented the shading is neat, to say the least. even though that one shape on the lower part of her mane is imho slightly confusing, because it could be a shadow cast by the ear, which would make it look like an unblurred shadow, but i guess it's part of the mane decoration and is as such totally fine... maybe it's the position of it or whatnot, but it's the only thing i found not fitting 100% percent here ( and that means ignoring the inconsistent stroke width, but that's to be expected if vectoring some pixel arts.... i mean seriously, those eye lids(?) are friggin' huge! and look rather awesome )
also, i like the effect of the color draining from the eyes (not because it's bad for ponies, but because it's (if i can still see straight) a little deviation from the original for the better), it seems like the blur there is heavier than on the other colors, which makes it almost look like smoke rather than a liquid and helps to establish the idea, that something is very very wrong here (i mean come on! ponies aren't supposed to lose their colors, that's just... well, wrong :< )
anyway, point is, great job on this one... that's the kind of vector people will remember
(You could totally have left it as a critique though )
I never really could imagine my art vectored, I thought it's impossible to do, because of the fuzziness.
But you did a great job, PinkieDash! Well done.^^
I'm so glad you liked it! It definitely wasn't easy! I could have spent a bit more time and figure out how to do textures to make it look a bit more like yours, but after 12 hours on it I just wanted it done!
The fuzzy did make it tricky, but I'm happy with it and it's great to hear you liked it too!
She also looks a bit dull because you didn't add the sad eyebrows. Pretty good job I guess. But I don't see why there would have to be a vector of this though.
The original painting is 6 months old. It may very well have made it to the front page back when it was posted, I don't know, I hadn't heard of the artist back then. There's also the issue of how the algorithms choose what to display on the front pages of the 'popular' ones. If it's a little-used category that you submit to then it's got a much higher chance of getting on it. The category that this one's in isn't used very much at all whereas the one the original is in is very populated.
>> I don't see why there would have to be a vector of this though
There doesn't have to be, I just wanted to do it.
I don't make vectors of other people's sketches or drawings to upstage them, I make them because I love the originals and want to pay homage to them. I don't make vectors to get myself known, I do it because I enjoy it and I find it can be relaxing.
anyways I really love this ;A;