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Colourless Rainbow by Atmospark Colourless Rainbow by Atmospark
Original (used with permission): [link] by the very talented *InuHoshi-to-DarkPen

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.

Alternate Versions

Wallpapers: 1366x768 , 1920x1080 (let me know if you want another size, I'll try and do it)
Rainbow Dash (no background): [link]

Vector Details

Time Taken: Roughly 12 hours on-and-off
Program: Inkscape
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 ;)

SVG: [link]

Edit (23/12/12): Featured on Equestria Daily's Drawfriend #662 [link]

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:iconboonfish:
Her folorn expression fits perfectly with the colours draining from her, it really gives a sense of being alone. You can see the feeling in her eyes and the posture is just right, well done.
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.
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:icontoonfreakbrony:
ToonFreakBrony Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
A. M. A. Z. I. N. G.
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:iconxsiggix:
xsiggix Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg this is mah favorite picture 
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:iconbboff:
BBOFF Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You did a great job vectoring this!
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:icondenismassov:
DenisMassov Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
That's just awesome!
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:iconzapheroc:
Zapheroc Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Student Filmographer
Beautiful work, beautiful banana. Well done good sir.
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:iconmakahin:
Makahin Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
OMG SO FREACKIN PERFECT! can i use your idea? ("cry" the colors)

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:iconomniscient-duck:
Omniscient-Duck Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks absolutely beautiful!! Just.. everything about it looks amazing!
Would you mind if I used this is a wallpaper?
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:iconrainbowdashfunny:
RainbowDashFunny Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artist

IDONT CARE (even if its art)!!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE LO0VE IT!!!!

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:iconxxvampireforeverxx:
xXVampireForeverXx Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Student Artist
Using for FaceBook account. I will credit if I can.
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:iconstickman00:
stickman00 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
Quick someone form a band and sing a song about love to get her colors back!
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:iconniyashy:
Niyashy Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
Just... wow. You did an awesome job with vectoring this. Would have thought it's an actual drawing if i hadn't found it in a vector group ^^;
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
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:iconrainbowcrash2010:
RainbowCrash2010 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Do you take requests? :O_o:
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:iconatmospark:
Atmospark Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No I don't, sorry. I just don't have the time or motivation to do requests anymore.
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:iconwikwolf:
WikWolf Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This one go straight to my wallpaper awesome !!!!
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:iconmehoep:
mehoep Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well, guess i should have written something to this three weeks ago... x)

anyway, suffice to say: smeggin' brillant :iconlikeasirplz:

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 :la: )

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 :iconponyclapplz:
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:iconatmospark:
Atmospark Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe thanks for the feedback!

(You could totally have left it as a critique though =P)
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:iconmehoep:
mehoep Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nah.... i'm thinking about writing a proper critique though. but for that, i need to watch the episode about VALUE first :la:
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:iconatmospark:
Atmospark Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Me too... I wasn't in it =P
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:iconmehoep:
mehoep Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
>wasn't in it

:iconfacehoofplz:

how could you leave rp and flutterguy alone with that rambler and his favourite topic? xD
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:icondenismassov:
DenisMassov Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
Vid is unavailable. :/
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:iconsoultensionbenjamin:
soultensionbenjamin Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Hey Im using your art for a album Im working on , Im giving you full credit and ill link back soon.
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:iconmisakisaiaka:
MisakiSaiaka Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
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:iconatmospark:
Atmospark Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for letting me know :)
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:iconmisakisaiaka:
MisakiSaiaka Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
No problem^^
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:iconchill-krill:
Chill-Krill Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OHOHOHO!
I hope that this helps a bit: [link]
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:iconchill-krill:
Chill-Krill Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't honestly write a critique on this because I'd give it an all around 5 :D
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:iconpirill-poveniy:
Pirill-Poveniy Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Oooh, this looks great! You made the original good justice! :D
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:iconpixelkh1:
Pixelkh1 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe next time an original composition you made? :>
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:iconthedoctor7777:
TheDoctor7777 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is really rather lovely!
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:iconxxcreepylemonxx:
xxCreepyLemonxx Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely concept, it's a really awesome piece of art!!
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:iconcyberdonian:
Cyberdonian Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
you did an amazing job on this peice... more than i could ever hope to do, a real insparation!
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:icondolphinbuster:
DolphinBuster Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It could be just me, but I personally like the original one better. It shows more emotions. You did a great job vectoring it though. Makes it more bold!
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InuHoshi-to-DarkPen Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The lines are so smooth!:heart:
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.^^
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:iconatmospark:
Atmospark Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay!

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! :D
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Fallenpeach Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This one and the original pretty much look the exact same.. except there's no blur and your lines are finer.. Yeah I know vectors are supposed to look the same as the original, and you did a great job with it, but it's kind of sad how this made it to the front page and not the original. And idiots who don't take time to read the description think you created this.. And you didn't..

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.
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:iconatmospark:
Atmospark Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
>> it's kind of sad how this made it to the front page and not the original

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.
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:iconpopprocks:
Popprocks Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
This is really pretty. Great job.
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:iconarcanasushichanwolf:
ArcanaSushiChanWolf Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
How I feel right now ;A;
anyways I really love this ;A;
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:iconz-senpai:
Z-Senpai Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student General Artist
Im not really into mlp but... this is just way beyond awesome.
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:iconbroznik592:
broznik592 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
This is substantially awesome... though slightly scary, with me trying to imagine her emotions here.
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:iconashoof:
Ashoof Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
oh god, this tears at my heart its so sad. i want to hug her and make her feel better.
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:icongemini-productions:
Gemini-Productions Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student Artist
this is absolutely beautiful I love it great job
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:iconwillyshlecnaught:
willyshlecnaught Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
" WAIT!, im coming undone!"
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:iconbudgielover14:
Budgielover14 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is wow wow wow wow!
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:iconmaroonjune:
maroonjune Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
asdfghjkl:iconfoamguyplz: THIS IS EPIC!!!
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:iconcaballero-nocturno:
caballero-nocturno Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
awesome, really conveys certain emotions of sadness at seeing, great job -->fav.
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somekindahatebreeder Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist
aww sad
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:iconalanjcastonguay:
alanjcastonguay Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Wow, nice!
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:iconmistaque1:
mistaque1 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Pinkie: Look at the bright side, Dashie! Now you can better pull of that Daring Do look.
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